Convergent & Algebraic Thinking:
We continued our work on convergent thinking with a pretty tough logic puzzle. It was so tough, in fact, that we're going to continue it next week.
Our algebraic thinking was challenged a bit with more word problems. It's a bit surprising to the kids how easy the basic equation solving is, but how tough it can be turning a word problem into an equation. We'll keep working on that!
Focus Unit: Documentary Movie Making
Our exploration of documentaries continued with some research to build our knowledge and an example of a short documentary created by high school students. Here's a link to the movie we watched: We are Hungry.
We explored our self-reflection and self-directed learner skills through some mindfulness practice with a video called Calm Down and Release your Amygdala. We learned that the amygdala is the part of the brain that makes us feel anxious.
We read more of our novel, The Way to Stay in Destiny, and found out more about Theo, his musical talent, and his hidden spunk! This fit well with our discussion about the brain and how knowing about our talents/skills can help us become self-directed learners.
HW: Edmodo Movie Making Question