Critical and Divergent thinking:
Our movie making is going along well. The kids made great progress today! They finally feel like things are coming together during the post-production phase. They're editing their movies to get read for our Premiere Party on March 17th, 8-8:45am. Parents are invited! More details to come!
We worked to build our focus, concentration, and ability to relax our minds with some mindfulness practice. Check out the video!
We also worked more on developing a Growth Mindset. We watched "The Incredible Power of Yet!" After the video, we discussed how thinking of "I don't know it yet" can really change the way we move ahead in life and how we feel about it. The kids created a Power of Yet poster with examples from their own lives. Check it out on the 4th grade display outside our classroom.
Our novel reading touched on several affective topics today too! We discussed how it's hard when you can't do an activity or hobby that you really love, something you're really talented in because of somebody else's rules. We enjoyed hearing some music by Thelonius Monk that was mentioned in our book.
We continued our application of Hands On Equations with more word problems. About half of the class is really catching on, with the rest needing more support. We'll continue the same type of problems next week to provide more opportunity to master this type of problem. Students are welcome to visit during Chalker Morning Enrichment, any day of the week, for more help with algebra and Hands On Equations.
We took a break from paper/pencil logic puzzles to test our convergent thinking skills with a card game called "Set". The kids enjoyed this!
HW: Edmodo-Movie Project Update & Optional Padlet for extra credit!
Until Next Week,