We tried out convergent and analytical thinking in a new way-Analogies! They were just right for this group of great thinkers! We'll be continuing this type of activity as an alternate with logic puzzles as the year goes on.
Time to test our knowledge of algebraic thinking with the Hands On Equations Level 2 Assessment. Looking forward to jumping into new concepts soon!
Relationships & Connections:
We explored the big question of "Why are Robots Important?" today with some research. The kids will put their information together to present next week.
Divergent & Evaluative Thinking:
We worked on building our robots from our designs. This was an important lesson in learning how to use time wisely to accommodate the constraints of the task. At the end, we did a self-evaluation of the design and building process. Great feedback for the next project!
We read a bit more of our novel, Ungifted. We're getting into some deeper discussions of the traits and motivations of the characters. Also, how their actions/choices result in certain consequences.
HW: Write a paragraph about yourself in the style of Ungifted--include your name, IQ (Can be made up), and some things about yourself. The tone should be humorous, but you can include some serious details too, if you want.
Yours in Unwavering devotion,