Convergent, Algebraic, & Critical Thinking:
Ours stations were filled with frogs again this week. We finished the last of our Frog vocabulary words and worked on two logic puzzles--one involving patterns, the other involving visual/spatial reasoning. Both were challenging! We also tried something new by putting our Hands On Equations work into the Station Rotation. It worked pretty well--giving my a chance to work in small groups with students at similar levels in order to give more individual attention.
The Frog Anatomy Quiz went quite well today! I could tell that most of the kids had spent enough time reviewing their frog anatomy diagrams to prepare. Good work! Any students needing a requiz can stop by any morning Friday-Wednesday) to try again! We're ready for our Dissection next week!
We also spent about an hour working on our Frog Research projects. The projects are due on May 6th. For details on the requirements, check the Frog Research Project Assignment on Edmodo. For project ideas, check the Frog Glog.
We listened to a storyteller share Mark Twain's famous short story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavares County". The kids tried to identify tall tale elements from the story: humor, hyperbole, and a hero. The language was kind of tough, but it was a good connection between a literature classic and our Frog unit!
Divergent and Critical Thinking:
We learned about Visual Notetaking-"Sketchnoting". Here is one of our new resources for capturing our learning in notes:
HW: Frog Project-Check Edmodo & Frog Glog!
Hopping into next week!