Snowman Exchange

Build a snowman, type a description, and see if a student from another class can re-create your snowman based upon the description you wrote. First, build your snowman using the Virtual Snowman Builder. You can choose any of the parts except for extras. Give your snowman a name and include your own name underneath. Print a copy.

Next, use Stationary Studio to type your description. Use the snowman template under Holidays & Seasons. Have a teacher check, save, then print.

Once finished you will exchange your snowman with a student from another class and see how accurately he/she can re-create it.

Below is a sample description:


To see Cowboy Bill, click here.

Keyboarding without Tears

Practice keyboarding by using the Keyboarding without Tears program. Your teacher will show you how to get started. You can practice keyboarding with this program on either a computer or iPad. Click the picture below to log in:

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To use this program at home, the PIN code is C04-38B. You will need your passcode.

Getting Ready…

August 24, 2016

Greetings Cottage Cougars,

I hope you are enjoying the summer break. I kept busy this summer with traveling and spending time with my family. Along with going to the beach several times, I also visited California and Nova Scotia.

This week I went into school and started getting the technology ready for the new school year. There are over 200 iPads, about 75 laptops, and approximately 50 desktop computers. That’s a lot of devices for kids and teachers to use! This year your class will do more with coding and exploring the maker space activities.

 Enjoy what’s left of summer vacation and I look forward to seeing you soon!

~Mr. Ahern


Wigwam Motel in California

I stayed at a motel that looks like the Cozy Cone motel from Cars.