We extended our algebraic thinking with a new lesson in Hands On Equations. We learned about a new legal move, "Pawn + Star=0". That allows us to make the equations simpler to solve.
We continued work on our STEM Parachute Challenge by brainstorming designs, forming groups, and deciding on one design for each group's parachute. We will be creating and testing the parachutes next class.
We learned a bit more about our "Amazing Brains" with a guided imagery tour of our brains. The kids really enjoyed the progressive relaxation activity that started our guided imagination tour. That's something we may try more of!
Because of Gifted Eligibility Testing for students not yet in Target, we will not have class on December 3rd. I'll see the kids the following week on December 10th.
HW: Enjoy Thanksgiving Break!
See you December 10th,