Thursday, July 31, 2008

7/31 Thursday- Payroll

today in class the students made Company payroll. they also spent sometime on typing

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

7/30 Create a Company

Today the students got to create there own company and make a payroll after they finished working on Typer Shark (they sure are getting good at typing). They then learned how to use Microsoft Excel in various new ways. Finding averages and sums of numbers were just a few skills they were able to pick up. And finally at the end of class we determined whose T-shirt design would be used for our summer session shirts! Thanks to Jill Stoller for having such a great design!! We can't believe that there are only 2 more classes left, but we hope that everyone is having fun.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

7/29 Tuesday- Learning about the decades

Today in class the students each had a decade and had to look up 10 facts about it. They also did a work sheet on the United States.

7/28 Monday-Learning the decades

Today in class the students each had a decade and had to look up 10 facts about it. They also did a work sheet on the United States.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

07/24-08 - Lemons and Photoshop

Today, the kids that showed up had a lazy easy day. They played the lemonade game and competed to see who made the most money. Afterwards, they edited pictures on photoshop.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

7/23 - Lemonade Day!

Hot weather and sunny skies call for some lemonade! While we couldn't actually create the real thing, we found an alternative. Kids set up their own virtual lemonade stand on a website. They controlled how many materials they bought and the price of lemonade. Those choices would ultimately determine failure or success of the business. Kids learned that there are several factors that affect a customer's willingness to buy a product. Almost all the kids finished in the green :]

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

7/22 - Birthdays and T-shirts!

Today's class spent their time researching they're birthdays. They found out who was born, who died and what events occured on their birthday. One student found out he and King Henry IV share the same birth date. After the birthday project, the kids designed t-shirts for PNG.

07/22 - Tee-shirts!

Yesterday the kids experienced what it was like to be a tee shirt designer! The kids got to choose from various fonts, pictures and colors to be on their shirt. After everyone submits a design the kids will vote on the winner.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

07/17 - Photobooks and T-shirts!

"I thought it was very interesting and creative! It will help me remember all the great times I had at png!" says student Joselyn. Similar attitudes were shared through out the room. Kids were taking pictures of each other and especially the mentors. After kids finished up the photobooks, custom tee shirts designs were created.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

07/16 - Wednesday

Today was spent making memories. A great feature of photoshop is the ability to create picture books easily. Students took pictures of the library, of each other and even random people! Some of the students even drew caricatures to depict their greatest features.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

07/15 - Youtube Videos

Today's kids had a great time making youtube videos once again. Ideas today were talent shows and spying on each other. Messing with microphones and ulead showed kids all that it takes to make a movie.

Monday, July 14, 2008

7/14 - Monday Movie Editing

The kids were dying to create Youtube videos since the first class. Finally, the day comes where they get that chance. The kids wasted no time in getting out there and creating videos. Some ideas were reading a poem, making a horror movie and a coin purse! As we speak, the videos are being uploaded to Youtube.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

7/10 - Thursday Egg Drop

The Tuesday/Thursday class took their turn at The Great Egg Drop today and did not fair nearly as well as the Monday/Wednesday class.

Once again, only one egg made it off the step ladder without breaking, but the same couldn't be said about the drop from the roof. Dreams and eggs were both shattered.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

7/9 - Wednesday - The Great Egg Drop

No, we're not talking about Egg Drop soup, The Great Egg Drop is an activity the kids did today where they attempted to make a container that would protect an ordinary chicken egg from breaking when dropped from a various heights.

The students were given the following materials:
  • Plastic Straws
  • Paper Towels
  • Rubberbands
  • Paperclips
The class divided into 3 teams but only 1 team emerged victorious!

The winners were Jen and Valentina, who's egg, Junior Jerri, came away unscathed after not only a step-ladder drop but even a 2-story roof drop!


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

7-8 - Tuesday - Web Design!

Html codes!! Today with the use of Google Page Creator, the kids got a bit of experience with basic coding. The kids made use of different applications on their page. Music, images and other gadgets were used.


Monday, July 7, 2008

7/7 - Monday - Everybody's an Internet Superstar!

Well, after a raucous Fourth of July, the Monday/Wednesday class settle in for some nice relaxing web-design. Usually people don't really associate making websites with being relaxing, but using Google Page Creator made the whole thing a breeze!







Thursday, July 3, 2008

7/3 - Thursday Comics

Today the Thursday class got to try their hand at making their own comics. Some of the kids got a little more inventive with their designs and decided to filter their images so that they actually look like comic drawings.

Check out the finished product!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

7/2 - Wednesday Comics!

Today the PNG students finished up putting their Scavenger Hunt findings into a PowerPoint presentation. We'll take a look at those finished products next time and declare a winner!

The rest of the class was spent working on a Comic Strip project where the students use the skills they've learned so far in class to construct their own comic strip.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

7/1 - Tuesday Traveling and Photo Hunting

Today was scavenger hunt day. After finishing up traveling brochures, the kids photoshopped themselves into their destinations. Either they were seen with the Eiffel tower, or overshadowing a building in madrid.

Once given cameras it was a race to the finish. Kids competed with each other to win the hunt.
The winners will be announced next class.