We had a whirlwind of activity today--hitting so many standards it made my head spin! True to their high learning capability, the kids were pumped up by the fast pace and accomplished some amazing learning.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Affective-Goal setting, Multiple Intelligence Survey, and something new-"Mindfulness Moments". Check out this link for more info: Mindfulness in Schools. We spent a few moments with deep breathing and visualizing reaching a personal goal. Athletes and musicians have been practicing visualization for many years because it works! Why not kids too?
- Logical & Algebraic Thinking-We blasted through 4 math stations today with math logic puzzles, calculator math puzzles, word problems, and Multiplication Math Minute.
- Divergent Thinking-We stretched our creativity with an F2OE (Flexibility, Fluency, Originality, and Elaboration). The kids really brought it to the table with excellent ideas!
- Novel Study-We began reading The Whipping Boy, a Newbery Award Book set in Medieval times. We'll be doing a lot of work with this book and our unit study, which is a secret. There will be clues outside the classroom and maybe on the Target Glog. Stay tuned for next week when we will reveal the Unit topic for this quarter!
HW: Finish any Math Station you didn't get done. Remember, you must do only one side of each sheet. You MAY collaborate with friends!
Until next week,