We did some more challenging Logic today with our Sled Puzzles. The kids were able to do this independently, even though the puzzles were harder!
We read another chapter of our book about Amelia Earhart. The kids learned that Amelia bought a plane called the Canary. She later sold the plane and bought a sports car, which she named the Yellow Peril. Ask your child about what Peril means. We watched a fun video "I Am Amelia Earhart". This is a fantastic series of mini biographies. I highly recommend them!
We used our algebraic thinking to solve some fun, but tricky number puzzles. One involved Palindromes and two others involved multiplication. Wow! They did great on these!
We formed our own "Myth-Busters" Team to help solve the problem of the "Not So Short, Short-Cut". The kids and I counted squares to measure the distance of the "Short-Cut" and the other route from the Cafe to the First Grade Hall. Surprise! The "Short-Cut" isn't really shorter! We'll make a poster next week to share our findings with other first graders. The kids counted over 100 squares each route by using tally marks to keep track.
We enjoyed seeing a few Personality Boxes (All About Me). Kids who haven't shared yet can bring a box next time. Can't wait to see what they create and bring to share!
If your child is interested, Brad Melzer has a fun history show on PBS. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.
Until next time,