4th Grade Skypes with Game Designer

Like third grade, the 4th graders practiced S.C.A.M.P.E.R. this week.  They worked on finding another use for hay wagons besides hay rides.  One group made a mobile hay wagon water park.  Another group made a “Power Point.” The Power Point was actually a moving power plant that could travel anywhere that needs electricity.

Cristian said, “S.C.A.M.P.E.R. is for turning ordinary things into what you never thought they could be.”

According to Max, “S.C.A.M.P.E.R. is a tool for being creative.  You can use it to go above and beyond.”

4th grade also got the opportunity to Skype with one of the designers of the Zoombinis app. She really tied all that we have learned about creativity in GT to the real-world applications of game design.  According to Luke, he also learned, “A lot of hard work goes into it.”

The next time you play a video game, think about all of the hard work that is involved in planning each move you make!

4th Grade Works on a Logic App and Internet Searches

Welcome to Connor, our 4th grade photographer!

Here are some of the students’ reflections on our day in GT:

Cristian – Today in class we saw a very short short film about going above and beyond. It also had some other ways to say above and beyond, like, “Shoot for the moon.” It was a really awesome video to watch.  I think everybody else in class enjoyed it too!     

Connor – Today we learned about a new app called zoombini. Zoombinis are very wierd blue things that like to challenge you. I recommend this to you if you like to think G.T style. But the more challenging it is the more fun it can be.

Luke – We got on four websites today and we decided if they were real or a hoax The tree octopus was a fake and one other was fake.

One other thing we did today was to look at and respond to some poetry “masterpieces.”