We honed our evaluative thinking with a Poster Gallery Rating Session. We had an in-depth discussion of what makes work excellent, including barriers to express your creativity on a project. The kids had some insightful comments and really enjoyed the activity.
Next, we worked on our Frog Projects. Our crafty kids are making good headway with their projects. So are the techy kids with their Sway presentations and "Choose Your Own Adventures". I can't wait to see the finished projects.
We continued our Hands On Equations lessons. The kids are making good progress as they add new strategies to solve more challenging equations.
We continued our work on Perfectionism by looking at the comparison with Excellence. We saw a presentation about Excellence that included some good ideas about excellence being a state of mind and a habit. The kids had some fantastic connections!
We kept up with our Mindfulness Practice by using a short "2 Minute Breathing". The kids enjoyed the peaceful moments to transition back to our classwork from Specials.
We read a bit more of our book and used our understanding to answer some critical thinking questions about being a "Fair Weather Friend". Many of the kids wondered about that term. We also began a discussion about the Vietnam War, since that comes up a bit in our book. We had a brief overview today and will look at why people protested the War in our next class.
No HW! Enjoy your Spring Break!
Until next time,