We worked through two tough logic puzzles. Each week, the kids are doing better and better. They're stretching their analytical thinking to come to solutions more quickly.
Hands-On-Equations were challenging, but the kids are rising to the level. We're working on making the last two major skills very solid before moving on to Level 2.
Communication & Relationships/Connections:
The kids finished up their research on the 1880s and began their collaborative writing projects: News articles on the events of 1880s. It is interesting to see which topics the kids will choose to write about. This will be a good opportunity for the kids to use their multiple intelligences as they work together to create a good product. We're combining technology skills, research, collaboration, and communication skills on this project.
We studies a little about our strengths and weaknesses. The kids labeled theirs on brain drawings. Next week we will write a reflection about these abilities.
We read more of our novel, Twenty One Balloons. In the novel, hot air balloons are EVERYWHERE! So, our creative project was to transform an ordinary object into a hot air balloon.
HW: Finish the descriptive or narrative paragraph about the Balloon Transformation.