Algebraic thinking:

We worked on a Math Stars today, which is a mixed problem solving activity. One of the kids told me, "This is the hardest Math Star you've ever given us!" Yet, most of them managed to work almost all the problems correctly with a little bit of collaboration. I'd say, job well done!

Unit Study:

We launched our Genius Hour Unit. This Genius Hour video is a good overview, so you understand what we'll be working on. The kids will be asking you a question to gain some ideas, and will have a project topic for your approval next week.

Affective Skills:

We began our work on the "Extreme Dream" with a fascinating video of Diana Nyad describing her first attempt to swim nonstop from Cuba to Key West. The kids were riveted and had some insightful reflections afterward.

We continued our Mindfulness Practice with a little review of a basic technique called, 4-7-8 Breathing.

Novel Study:

We started our new novel, Operation Yes. It's a good one! While we have enough books for the kids to share, if you'd like to purchase a book, here's the link: Operation Yes book.

HW: Edmodo Question

Until next time,

Dr. Kraeger