Convergent thinking-logic puzzles continue to build these important critical thinking skills.
Divergent/Evaluative Thinking-The students used their critical thinking skills to rank their list of favorite activities (Way to build fluency!). They had to justify their list ranking by using a criteria chart to compile information about their items. This is very good practice to situations that may come up in life or work when making difficult decisions.
Divergent Thinking: We played Jeopardy in a small group. The students really got to work on their fluency by coming up with as many "Questions" as possible given a certain answer like "Unbelievable". Some responses were: "What is a dinosaur in my classroom?" "What are 15 clowns getting out of one car?"
Our algebraic thinking skills got a workout with a lesson from Level 2 of our Hands-On-Equations program. Here is an example of an equation the kids can solve now: 3* - * = * + 9 (* is a variable and represents the opposite of x).
Our Focus study of Law turned into a discussion that rivaled the best of any news channel talk show. We talked about government types, which was a VERY spirited conversation involving many interesting questions and answers. Excellent job!
HW: Finish Station Work
Looking forward to next week,