We started strong with a challenging Halloween logic puzzle. They are learning the value of completing all parts of the puzzle, not just the easy parts. We'll confer on solutions next week.
Next, we let our brains run free with a Pumpkin themed Creative Problem Solving task. We worked on fluency, flexibility, elaboration, and originality. The kids amazed me, as always, with their extreme creativity!
We broke off into smaller groups to work on Hands On Equations. Some dug deeper into the use of the "Convenient Zero" in solving equations. Others jumped into Level 3 with the introduction of negative numbers. It's starting to get pretty high level, but I know they can stick with it!
We worked on prediction and foreshadowing with a couple of pivotal chapters in our book. The kids knew right away that things were not looking good for Donovan or Tin Man!
Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be using our critical thinking skills to create an interactive timeline of major events from the book so far. The kids will work collaboratively to identify events, plan how to present the event on the timeline, and actual construction of events & timeline. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!
HW: Edmodo-Respond to the prompt about the "Untrustworthy" chapter
Until next week,