Ask your child about Edmodo Parent Sign-up info this week, if you're not already part of our group. We'll be doing much of our work for Genius Hour on Edmodo, so it would be great for you to be part of this exciting process! It's also a good way to keep track of your child's assignments, grades, and work submitted.
We discussed project ideas and prepared our project plans. Look for project planning sheets coming home this week. A parent signature is required on this sheet. The kids will be working on these projects in class and at home for the next five weeks. We'll be presenting projects on Thursday, March 12th. We hope you can join our audience for the big day! I'll have more details about exact times soon.
Convergent & Divergent Thinking:
The Station Rotation was filled with great learning! We continued our new logic puzzles for convergent thinking. For divergent thinking we tackled a Cartoon Caption writing activity. Their creative responses were laugh-out-loud funny!
We learned about the amygdala--the part of the brain that controls our "Fight or Flight" response. Our mindfulness moments concentrated on ways to calm down the amygdala--"Square Breathing" and deep breathing, as well as thinking positive (Green) thoughts. The kids enjoyed our short session. You can check it out here
We continued our reading of Operation Yes with a new chapter on Ms. Loupe's improvisational theater activity. It was very interesting! The kids may be trying this for themselves in coming weeks!
HW: Edmodo Assignment-Genius Hour Project Update: Describe how your project plan is coming along. Is your plan completed? What have you done already to get started on the first steps of your project? How are you feeling about your project--excited, happy, nervous, anxious, worried, waiting in anticipation...? Tell us about it!
Eagerly awaiting next week,