We started off with the Cup Stack Challenge. The kids worked in pairs to stack the cups into a pyramid without touching them with their hands. Look at their successful collaborations!
We read Better than Me, by Trudy Ludwig. It was a sweet story about handling kids who are "Pufferfish" and brag or one-up others. Good discussions about why kids might feel the need to brag or "Puff Up" and about how it feels to be on the other side of that. They shared excellent insights and so much empathy for each other!
We started our Mindfulness Practice with "Still, Quiet Place" and "Center Yourself". The kids enjoyed these moments of calm in the middle of a busy and active day.
We jumped back into Hands On Equations with a review of Lesson 14. The kids did pretty well and will be ready to take on new lessons.
We kicked off our Survivor Unit by setting up Tribes and creating Posters for each tribe. We watched a couple of "Survivor" Audition videos. The kids will be creating their own videos with a partner next week. Then the kids took on the Marshmallow Challenge-Survivor Edition! The tribes worked together and even earned some Power-Ups for showing excellent collaboration. The winning tower was 74cm. That might just be a Target class record!
We read the first chapter of our novel, My Side of the Mountain. The kids are already hooked to find out how Sam ended up living inside a tree.
Be sure to send in a folder and composition notebook for next week, if you haven't already.
Until next time,