Krebs' Class Blogs

Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

November 14, 2016
by Denise Krebs
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Imagination Chapter

Have you ever wondered of making games and other things out of cardboard? Using the makey makey machine? Make things from other things? Well, go to the Imagination Chapter!! You will have so much fun and you will like it!

I go to the Imagination Chapter every other week. I have so much fun and we meet, build & play, and finally we share what we’ve done. The last time we met I figured out how to plug the Makey Makey Machine and first we played a game in Beno.com. It was a game like super mario which was like collecting money and jumping. We plugged the space bar and the arrow keys and we tested it. We successfully did it!!! Our teacher Mrs. Denise gave us a doughnut which we used it for a space bar. We used our bodies for the arrow keys. After we saw that we’re getting the hang of it, we went to a racing game which was harder than I thought it will be. It took us a while until we got the hang of it. When time was finished, I shared what I did. I was proud of what I did!!!

April 9, 2015
by Denise Krebs
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K Cups 4 Classrooms Idea

This is an interesting idea. I’m not sure people use Keurig coffee makers here in Bahrain, but I’ll find out. If your class is concerned with the environment and would like to have a lot of fun with problem solving, math, and making, try the 1000 K-Cup challenge with Mr. Cameron’s class.

K Cups 4 Classrooms from Peter Cameron on Vimeo.

More information here.

October 27, 2014
by Denise Krebs
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Do You Like Our Repurposed Juice Bottles?

We saw this recycled bottle love seat made by Unbound scholars in Guatemala. We liked it, and we wanted to make our own, so kindergarteners began saving juice bottles from home.

After we saved about 40 bottles, we were ready to build a kindergarten-sized love seat.

getting started

We taped 20 bottles together for the seat.

arm rests

We rigged up armrests with more juice bottles.

There was some wild and crazy creating going on. It wasn’t easy helping 52 kindergarteners feel ownership in making our new furniture, but we did it. They are very proud of their work and look forward to getting a turn to sit on it.

White Cover

First, we just had a white sheet for a cover.

Almost ready

Here’s a peek under the cover.

That's better

We only had the white sheet for one day. Then someone brought this colorful cover.

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