We worked on the concept of equality related to math by discussing fair shares. Then we brainstormed words that have "equal" in them like equilateral, equivalent, equal sign, equal sums, and equality. We'll explore that more next week.
We worked on two divergent thinking activities. The first was a simple activity to create a Name Card for our classroom. The kids designed their own which will be placed in their chair packs each time they come to Target. Lots of creativity here!
Next they worked on a transformation, sometimes called a "Squiggle Story". The kids transformed a squiggly line into something new and then wrote a story about it. I was very impressed with both their detailed drawings and their creativity in their stories. We've got some good writers in this group! Look for these great stories on our 1st Grade Display in the hall outside our classroom.
We worked on getting to know each other with a short game telling about our families. Then we discussed how we can be respectful members of our Target Group. We finished up with ways we can persevere to overcome obstacles. The kids added these ideas to their "Arrows" which are pointing to the targets on their posters. We'll finish those up next week with more ways to be a good member of our Target group.
We completed a short picture survey about ways we're talented--our multiple intelligences. I'll be looking at the results to see the talents and learning preferences of the kids in this group. This helps me to plan activities that match the children's preferred learning styles. We'll discuss these next week in class, so the children become more aware of their strengths and talents.
*Important Info: Please sign/initial the blue Target assignment sheet each week. The children should bring their red Target folders and assignment sheets each week. Thank you for sending in Target supplies. If you haven't sent in a composition notebook and a two-pocket folder, please send those in next week.
HW: Personality Boxes. Look in the new Target Folder for a parent letter explaining this project.
Looking forward to next week!