We stretched our convergent thinking with a Perplexor and more analogies. It's interesting how the kids aren't familiar with some common pairs, as language changes (Ex. Sugar and Spice). We also stretched our divergent thinking skills with an October F2OE to build our creativity!
We worked on word problems this week to apply the algebraic skills we've been learning. This is a bit of a mindshift because it requires the application of math skills learned. It's important that the kids learn to show their work at this point, since that is the expectation in middle school algebra work.
We practiced our mindfulness by learning about how to "Calm Down the Amygdala" to take charge of our mental state. The kids enjoyed looking at the strategies that they already know and how these can be helpful.
We closed our day with a fun OKGo video to introduce chapter 7 of our book. Then, the kids heard about all the amazing inventions and machines in Mr. M's Marvelous house.
Until next time,