We stretched our creativity by using divergent thinking to transform hot-air balloons. The kids are so clever! You have to check these out by our classroom. We found out all about the Wright Brothers and their amazing invention of the first airplane. The kids used their critical thinking skills to infer, analyze, and interpret information from the reading and answer questions. Finally, the kids learned about the physics of the Bernoulli Effect with a short video and a very cool demonstration with ping-pong balls and a hairdryer. Check out the photos below!
Mrs. Arduino and Mrs. Schoonover joined us for math this week. Mrs. Arduino is becoming an algebra whiz thanks to the great algebraic thinking skills our kids shared with her. It is fantastic how well the kids can explain their learning and actually teach someone how to solve the equations. Way to go kids!
We practiced mindfulness with a video, "Fear vs. Anxiety". This helps the kids learn the difference between real fear and how our bodies react to anxiety. Then we discussed the strategies we've learned that can help with anxiety.
We read more of our novel, Twenty-One Balloons. We learned how the island of Krakatoa came to be inhabited, and why Professor Sherman will have to remain a guest of Krakatoa FOREVER! We also learned about their unique form of government, The Restaurant Government.
Finally, we participated in another Bernoulli demonstration--outside! Mrs. Lobello showed how the leaf blower creates a column of air that traps a ball in it, even when the blower is titled at an angle. We also had a blast testing the leaf blower on a partial roll of toilet paper. Really FUN stuff!
Until next time,