September Ends in #ENG2D and #ICS2O

It has been nothing short of an amazing first month of the year. I’ve been fortunate to work with a great group of students as they learn and explore. Many of these students have been thriving in self-directed environments, using feedback, peer help, and the power of problem-solving to push their thinking forward. October will bring more of this and I’m excited to help move these students forward.

In ENG2D – Grade 10 English we have moved from our first unit on essay writing, (specifically a focus on argumentative essays) and now turn our attention to the novel Lord of the Flies By William Golding. We will use the novel to talk about how society functions, the power of symbols, and the idea that we are capable of some really crazy things. I look forward to the conversations and interpretations in this unit!

In ICS2O – Grade 10 Computer Science the class will move from our exploration of Scratch and focus on computer hardware. My hope is that students will being self-sufficient in building and maintaining their own computers, saving them money and headaches in the future.

In the meantime, check out this Scratch project from Logan F. It’s a great way to kill a few minutes! (Note that this is best viewed on a computer).

Logan’s Racing Game

Controls RED BLUE YELLOW PINK
Left Turn Left Arrow A Key K Key Numeric 1
Right Turn Right Arrow D Key L Key Numeric 2
Forward Up Arrow W Key O Key Numeric 3

Until next time!

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