We used our convergent thinking skills to tackle a logic puzzle, which was too easy for these kiddos. On to harder puzzles next week! The kids also used their divergent thinking to create solutions for our August F2OE, with ideas in the Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration categories. The more we practice these basic parts of creative thinking, the more the kids improve! Take a look outside our classroom for some amazing work!
We read a bit more about the Global Goals to give us more background information. Then the kids used their evaluative thinking skills to rank the 17 Global Goals from most to least important. It was fascinating to hear their reasoning behind the decisions! From there, the kids chose a country that is represented in the United Nations. They did a bit of preliminary research about their country to get started. We will continue to research these countries throughout the semester, focusing on how each country is working to meet the Global Goals. The kids will be looking at economy, natural resources, allies, education, sanitation, and other factors. Our first goal to begin studying is No Poverty. The kids are just getting a small slice of this story right now, but we will dig deeper each week as we work through our top six Global Goals.
We continued our Mindfulness Practice with "Mindfulness Bell". The kids enjoyed this one so much that we watched a little bit more of another "Mindfulness Bell" video.
HW: Think about which other Global Goal would you like to research, besides the top six we chose.
Until next time,