We started our day with a "Welcome Back to Target Scavenger Hunt". The kids did some amazing collaboration discussing and debating which gifted standards and multiple intelligences went with each of the classroom activities listed. So exciting to hear them using high level vocabulary and really understanding the "Why" behind each of the activities we choose to offer in the classroom. LOVE that!

Stations:

We learned some new strategies for one of our hardest logic puzzles, Venn Logic. The kids were a bit confused at first, but VERY quickly got the hang of it, with their strong convergent thinking. This will help when we get to more challenging Venn Logic puzzles. We also stretched our divergent thinking with a January F2OE (Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration). So impressed with their clever ideas! Check them out by our classroom!

Unit Study:

We kicked off our Survivor unit with audition videos on Flipgrid. The videos are a hoot! Take a look here. The kids were super excited to hear about our Orienteering Field Trip at Red Top Mountain later this semester!

Affective Skills:

We reviewed an old favorite for our mindfulness practice: Still Quiet Place. This helps kids to imagine a place where feel totally relaxed and calm. This technique can be used anytime kids need to calm down or take a mental break.

Novel Study:

We started our new book, My Side of the Mountain. The kids enjoyed the first chapter, hearing about how Sam survived a snowstorm. We'll be learning more about Sam in the coming chapters.

HW: Edmodo

Until next time,

Dr. Kraeger