We tackled convergent thinking activities with antonym/synonym analogies and a non-grid logic puzzle. Pretty challenging stuff! We also worked on a divergent thinking activity called "Mountain Tops". Our final station was a critical thinking reading activity about Houdini-a famous magician from the late 1800s.
We moved into algebraic thinking with Hands On Equations. The beginning word problems were pretty easy, so the kids were able to learn how to translate the word problems into algebraic equations and also learn the components of a complete solution. Good work today!
We continued our mindfulness practice with Ocean Waves-very calming!
After that, we started our work on Mindset with a sorting activity and a couple of short videos: Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset to explain these concepts. The kids discussed examples of each type of thinking and how they impact current and future success.
We read chapter 6 in Twenty One Balloons, which introduces the idea of the "Gourmet Government". The kids LOVED this whole concept and are SO excited about our project for next week--Creating their own restaurant models complete with menus. It's sure to be fantastic fun!
HW: Edmodo-Choose your restaurant
Check out the photos of our day:
Until next week,