Douglas W. Nathan A
Our project is about idioms. The reason why we are doing this project is to help the Esol kids learn English. Our idiom that we were assigned was tongue lashing. Tongue lashing means to severely tell someone off. To help the Esol kids understand the idiom we created a BYOB program about the idiom. BYOB is a programming environment we’ve been working in. The sketch we came up with was a father and son at an ice cream shop going to buy ice cream. How we came up with this was we were all hungry for ice cream. We came up with the father and son idea so the father would give the son a tongue-lashing for being disrespectful and demanding ice cream. When the son finally got his ice cream from Nathan and Doug’s ice cream parlor he so happy and said it was the best ice cream he ever ate. Our designs for the sprites are the kid, dad, free topping Tuesday sign, and the Nate and Doug’s ice-cream sign. To make the signs we used Microsoft Word to type the words. We copied the words into a sprite and put a border around it. We also did the same with the free topping Tuesday sign. The code blocks that we used where the Green flag, wait, say, and the move steps block. The problems that we ran into while creating this project was the timing of the talking sprites—they were talking at the same time, which was hard to follow. The way we will communicate our solution to others is by letting the ESOL kids test our project to see if it is helpful and good way to show what tongue – lashing means. What we learned from this project is the meaning of tongue – lashing and how to help the ESOL kids learn English.