# Hour of code practice

I’m getting into practice for Hour of Code in December

Here is my picture with Elsa

At level 9, this was my picture.

Puzzle 12 and it is starting to look like a snowflake.

Wow by puzzle 15, I have added circles.

Puzzle 17, overlapping circles and changing colours.

Nearly finished, I made 8 snowflake branches.

I then created a winter wonderland with this code

drawSnowflake(‘square’);penColour(colour_random());
turnRight(90);
jumpForward(120);
drawSnowflake(‘parallelogram’);penColour(colour_random());
turnRight(90);
jumpForward(150);
drawSnowflake(‘line’);penColour(colour_random());
turnRight(90);
jumpForward(120);
drawSnowflake(‘fractal’);penColour(colour_random());
jumpForward(150);
drawSnowflake(‘flower’);penColour(colour_random());
turnRight(90);
jumpForward(150);
drawSnowflake(‘spiral’);

This is the drawing it made:

Here is a link to the website where you can do lots of coding activities.

Which coding activity did you do?

An easy week this week in the challenge. It is time to visit some Tasmanian class blogs listed on my sidebar here.

I suggest you check out 2/3 Moore, 4 BC and  4/5 Hortle – they also have student blogs attached to their blogs. Look for the heading Class Blogs.

Read a post and leave a quality comment.

Also check if you have been receiving any comments on your posts. Have you been replying to any questions that might be there? Your comments on your own blog will go straight through without a teacher moderating them so make sure they are good enough.

2. Go to your dashboard> comments> all comments  You should now see all the comments left on any post of your blog. If there is a comment you want to leave an answer on then hover and click on reply underneath. Remember to click the big update button when finished that comment. The comment you have written will now be at the top of the list of comments. Using this method is more difficult if you have already left some comments on some posts.

Source for image:  sergio santos via Compfight

Comment: Did you find something interesting on the class blogs that gave you an idea for a post on your own blog?

# Catching up

How have you been going with the challenge activities?

Have you:

1. Created an avatar and uploaded it to your blog as a blog avatar and a user avatar? dashboard>settings>blog avatar – make sure blog avatar widget is in your sidebar first. dashboard>user> your avatar
2. Created your About Me page and post – if the page doesn’t appear along the navigation bar in your theme, you will need to add the pages widget to your sidebar. Some themes have widgets at the bottom others you have to click the three lines near the top of screen.
3. Left some great comments on other student blogs – why not visit some mentioned on the sidebar of my blog here? Perhaps you could write a post telling me who you visited, the comment you left and why you chose that post to comment on.
4. Written some posts including images with attribution
5. Created a jigsaw puzzle to embed on your blog – instructions on my previous post

Complete the five activities above before starting on the next lot of activities in the student blogging challenge. These relate to the topic of school and will be published tomorrow (Sunday) During this week, I will be writing a How to post about using polls and surveys on your blog. This might be helpful for this week’s challenge activities.

Remember to leave me a comment here telling me which activities you have finished so I can mark them off on the work completed spreadsheet.