Focus Study & Research:
We checked in on our project plans. Everyone seems to have a good idea of what they'd like to work on. It would be fine to get started over Spring Break, but we have a couple of weeks left after we get back for the kids to work on the projects at home. We will have a 30 minute block in the computer lab on April 10th, and also some time to ask Mrs. Kindschy for some help with technology questions.
We created clay models of the digestive systems today. Most everyone was pretty confident with the parts and their functions. This is GREAT preparation for our dissections!
Logical Thinking: The kids begged me for a logic puzzle, so they got to choose one from their frog packet. They'll finish those next class.
Divergent & Evaluative Thinking: The kids designed a "Flycatcher", in honor of our frogs. They created an advertisement and a 30 second commercial. Then the kids evaluated each creation. We'll share the comments next class. We watched a short video about creating computer games that also discusses the importance of specific feedback. Check it out: Game Based Learning.
HW: Journal about your Spring Break and begin working on (or at least planning out) your frog project. Bring your journal to class on April 10th. HAVE FUN!
Unapologetically Looking Forward to Sunny Florida!