Codes have been around for a very long time. Throughout history, world events have changed because of secret messages. Sometimes, however, it is important that only a few people understand the message. In the world of cryptology, codes are used to make messages secret by changing the words into something else. In order for your friends to understand the coded message, they need the key!
Pigpen – The Pigpen code is easier than it looks and is most students’ favorite. First, draw out the two grids below and fill in the letters. Find out more about this special coding here – Pigpen Code.
Try this online conversion. Just type your message and the script will code your message – Text to Pigpen Cipher.
February Theme of the Month:
Communities Support One Another to Make Change (passion)
Overview: Passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion; something you really care about RULER Emotion Words: motivated, inspired, proud
How do we find our passion?
Myron Uhlberg wrote Dad,Jackie, and me and it is our book of the month. This story of a young boy and his hearing-impaired father shows how their love of baseball—and their admiration for the newest player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson—brings them closer together. As their shared passion in the great American pastime helps to deepen the relationship between father and son, it also deepens their understanding and acceptance of the differences between people.
Everyone loves a snow day! Let’s plan a game and get those creative juices going! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Games are due Tuesday, January 21st. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Snow Day Game Challenge.
January Theme of the Month:
Communities Work Together
Overview: Cooperation the process of working together RULER Emotion Words: Fulfilled, satisfied, grateful
How to be a Cooperative Person
Listen carefully to others and be sure you understand what they are saying
Share when you have something that others would like to have
Take turns when there is something that nobody wants to do, or when more than one person wants to do the same thing
Compromise when you have a serious conflict
Do your part the very best that you possibly can. This will inspire others to do the same
Show appreciation to people for what they contribute
Encourage others to do their best
Make people feel important and needed. Working together is a lot more fun that way
Don’t isolate or exclude anyone. Everybody has something valuable to offer, and nobody likes being left out
Today you will use logic, task cards and plastic chips with numbers. Follow the instructions on each task card. Move the plastic chips to solve the problem. There is no need for erasing because if you make a mistake…just move the chips. When you find success, record your answer on your sheet. Good luck and have fun!
Challenge: Try this game online, Magic Triangles. Here you solve puzzles by arranging numbers on a diagram so that they add up to a given value. Use perseverance to solve these logic puzzles!
Last week, you created a mini-book using a hole for inspiration. This week, the hole will inspire us to create an animation. You might recall How to Make a Quick and Easy Flipbook from last year. This year we will use technology to help us!