We started our day with a Shakespeare Tic-Tac-Toe Menu Project. The kids will choose 3 mini projects to complete (row, column, or diagonal). They were so excited to be working that they didn't want to stop. Can you imagine my happiness when I heard, "Do we have to stop working on this Shakespeare Timeline? I really want to keep working! This is fun!" LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these kiddos! Check out their fantastic responses to our Unit Kick Off Question on FlipGrid: Shakespeare Kick-Off. In the afternoon, we continued our practice with vocal warm-ups and creating a tableaux.
Algebraic Thinking Skills:
Later we we dusted off our Algebraic Thinking Skills with a quick review of important concepts from Hands On Equations Level2, followed by a pre-test to check existing knowledge and readiness. This will help us form groups based on readiness for learning our new concepts.
Convergent Thinking Skills:
We managed to squeeze in a little work on our convergent thinking with a logic puzzle. Some needed a little revision to get to a successful solution. Not to worry, though! They're just knocking off the rust and getting those brains back in shape. Next week, they'll do a great job!
We did a teamwork challenge called "5 Elbows"--a fun movement activity. Check out the photos below!
Our Mindfulness Practice continued with 4-7-8 Breathing. This gives the kids a breathing pattern to use for focusing attention, calming down, or relaxing.
We continued our reading of Operation Yes! The book is a complex text, filled with figurative language, unfamiliar vocabulary, puns, and challenging narrative structure. The kids are loving it because it's funny! It's a great tie-in with our Shakespeare Unit with all the references to acting, drama, and theatrical techniques.
HW: Work some on the Shakespeare Tic-Tac-Toe Project. It is available on Edmodo. We'll be working on these projects again next week in class.
Until next time,