Top 10 Things I Learned at DENSI 2014


We often live our lives by habit, performing daily routines on autopilot without much thought or reflection.  It is easy to live the way we have always lived, to teach the way we have always taught, and to learn the way we have always learned.

The countdown for DEN S-I begins!

The Discovery Summer Institute is just around the corner and I am looking forward to working with my team. #DENSI2014

Volcano Research Project Links

Below you will find some helpful links to get you started with your Science Research Project. Remember to keep track of your sources and date visited!

Starting Point

Health Research Project for Fifth Grade

Below is a list of websites that may be helpful with the Health Research project. I would start the research with Discovery Education portal and then move to these websites if needed. Remember to keep track of the websites used. You are required to include a Bibliography in MLA format with your project.



DENapalooza 2014 Resources "Why code?"

Below are a list of resources and videos for the "Why code?" presentation.

Sketch Nation-




Hour of Code-

Hopscotch video tutorial

Hopscotch is a free programming App for kids designed for the iPad. You can download the App by clicking on the link below and accessing the App store.

Sone of the tutorial videos viwed in class can be found below:

3D Design with Sketchup

The link to download Sketchup at home can be found here. Please consult with your parents prior to downloading anything to your computer. The video tutorials can be found under the Learn Tab.

A screenshot poining to the warehouse icon can be seen below:

Scratch Art Project

Scratch Art Project 1:

What can you create using only blue squares and red circles?

What are we learning in this art-themed project?
Here we are learning computational concepts of sequence, loops and events. For example, look at script for sprite2. These 3 blocks are in sequence, step by step instruction for the sprite to move on the screen.

See example and step by step instructions below:


Spanish flahcards-Las profesiones (Careers)

The link to the flashcards for the vocabulary on "Las profesiones" can be found below.

The link to the Scratch Google Form can be found below"

Click on the link below to submit your name and the link to your Scratch Project.