The kids have been doing well with our Hands On Equations lessons, so we worked on applying the strategies we've learned to solve Algebraic Word Problems. There was much moaning and groaning at first, but the kids seemed to pick it up as we went along. We'll continue this next week, which should go even more smoothly. We stressed to the kids that these Word Problems are just for exposure. We're trying to introduce the concepts, but don't expect mastery at this point.
The kids had a blast getting started on their Frog Projects today! We reviewed the Project Rubric and Project Ideas before getting started. We stressed that this project should be a stretch for the kids. It should be a format that they haven't done before. That's why we don't allow Power Points. We are encouraging them to combine mini projects or use technology in a different way to create a unique project. We can't wait to see what they come up with!
Stations: (Guest Post by our students)
During stations today we did logic puzzles using G1 Convergent thinking. We also did 4th grade analogies that use G6 Communication. -Maggie Willmott and Nico Advant
We continued reading our book. The kids did an amazing job using their evaluative and divergent thinking to create a scene from chapters 10 & 11. Check out their fantastic work outside our classroom!
We dove back into Growth Mindset, getting in a bit deeper than the kids have with their classroom teachers. Today we talked about Roadblocks to a Growth Mindset. The kids did a good job coming up with strategies to overcome these roadblocks. We also discussed how important a growth mindset is for everything you want to accomplish in life.
We continued our mindfulness practice with "Mindful Breathing".
HW: Ch. 12-13 Exit Slip
Until next time,