We continued our InVenture work with a session of identifying and evaluating potential problems that really bug us. The kids have some potentially VERY interesting ideas! We also started to check out Google Patent Search. It's a GREAT way to find out whether your idea has already been patented.
Later, we challenged our convergent thinking skills with a choice of logic puzzles and a choice of creativity tasks. It's always fun to see which the kids choose. We also worked more on our algebraic thinking skills with Hands On Equations lessons. Our new folks are through Level 1 of the program already. That's great progress!
We viewed a story about Wilma Rudolph, the American Olympic Track star from 1960. Her health and life challenges seemed to be insurmountable, yet she overcame them! The kids were very inspired by her story. We followed that with a partner activity detailing personal goals and the steps to reach those goals, with partners providing ways to assist and support each other.
Finally, we read more of our novel and challenged our critical thinking with some Kahoot questions as well as some questions focused on humor in our book. Both were really engaging!
HW: Edmodo Question
Check out the photos below!
Until next time,