This week SAS and thousands of schools around the world participated in Hour of Code. It’s part of Computer Science Education Week and it’s designed to give kids some exposure to coding and programming.
Some of our students led a workshop for parents. It was pretty cool.
A great place to learn more about coding or hour of code is code.org.
Our lovely friend Kimbra went to a librarian’s conference in St Louis. Rick Riordan came to do a bit of talk – it sold out, but that didn’t deter our Kim. She crashed it, found a free book under a chair, and brought it up to Rick to be signed AND HAD HIM SIGN IT TO BLAKE!!!! What a gift for this boy! He was speechless. Smiley but speechless.
There’s a new challenge at SAS called the Flying Eagles Jump Rope Challenge. If there is one thing that Blake loves, it’s a new challenge.
Our amazing PE teachers have set up a progression of skills and tricks that you have to do with a jump rope.
Blake is a big fan, but it’s tough for him. There are skipping ropes all over our house, and he always looks slightly sweaty. The first clip was made for a promotional video we’re doing. The second was made to show Scotty he got the cross over.
And then the crossover.
Proud of you, Blake.
On Thursday night we slept over at Alicia and Bella’s house because Friday was a BIG day.
This weekend our campus hosted a tech conference called Learning 2. Around 300 teachers from around Asia came to our school. On Friday they had student led workshops. Blake and his friends presented their learning about FLL jr. Here is Blake’s conference badge.
These are all the student workshop leaders. These six kiddos are from Grade 4 at our campus. 3 for FLL jr, 3 for ipad animation – an ASA I offered this year.At the start of the session, the FLL kids talked all about the program and shared their experiences. The second half was very hands on and Blake, Zoe & Jennifer walked around and helped the adults as they built and programmed LEGO robots.Here are Jen, Zoe and Blake with their friend Bella who put us up for the night.A tiring and great day!!