Coding Old Settlers


Library Lesson Day 1:


  • What does repetition mean?
  • What does Rhythm mean?
  • What makes a pattern?

    • Mary had a little lamb
      Little lamb, little lamb
      Mary had a little lamb
      Its fleece was white as snow
      And everywhere that Mary went
      Mary went, Mary went
      Everywhere that Mary went
      The lamb was sure to go
    • It might seem crazy what I am about to say
      Sunshine she's here, you can take a break
      I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space
      With the air, like I don't care baby by the way
      Because I'm happy
      Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
      Because I'm happy
      Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
      Because I'm happy
      Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
      Because I'm happy
      Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

      Bid me to weep, and I will weep (A)
      While I have eyes to see                  (B)
      And having none, yet I will keep (A)
      A heart to weep for thee                  (B)

Where else have you learned about patterns? 

Did you know that art has patterns, rhythm, and repetition?


Read the book the Noisy Paint Box


Kandinsky and Pharrell Williams have something else in common.

Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which two or more senses are attached. People with synesthesia have a relationship between the senses. The excitement of one sense stimulates the experiencing of another. It is estimated that one in every 10,000 people has synesthesia but recently this estimation has been doubted because is a very low ratio considering the number of reported cases.



Estimates for the number of people with synesthesia range from 1 in 200 to 1 in 100,000.

Over 60 types of synesthesia have been reported.


  • Billy Joel
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Kanye West
  • Eddie Van Halen
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Michael Jackson


  • Marilyn Monroe


  • Vladimir Nabokov

Visual Artists:

  • David Hockney
  • Kandinsky
  • Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)

Having synesthesia is a trait, like having blue eyes. There is nothing wrong with the synesthetic mind; in fact, it is likely to possess a better capacity for memory and recall. So in fact, synesthesia is more of a gift or beneficial adaptation than it is a medical condition or a form of disease. -  bEleanor Harvie on in Mishaps