Convergent, Algebraic, & Critical Thinking:
Ours stations were filled with frogs again this week. We finished the last of our Frog vocabulary words and worked on two logic puzzles--one involving patterns, the other involving visual/spatial reasoning. Both were challenging! We also tried something new by putting our Hands On Equations work into the Station Rotation. It worked pretty well--giving my a chance to work in small groups with students at similar levels in order to give more individual attention.
The Frog Anatomy Quiz went quite well today! I could tell that most of the kids had spent enough time reviewing their frog anatomy diagrams to prepare. Good work! Any students needing a requiz can stop by any morning Friday-Wednesday) to try again! We're ready for our Dissection next week!
We also spent about an hour working on our Frog Research projects. The projects are due on May 7th. For details on the requirements, check the Frog Research Project Assignment on Edmodo. For project ideas, check the Frog Glog.
Affective & Critical/Divergent Thinking:
We read more of our novel, Operation Yes!. Our main characters are still dealing with some pretty tough stuff! After today's reading the kids created a visual representation or drawing of one of the main points in the book--very high level evaluative thinking there! They also completed an exit slip to predict what the main character would do next.
HW: Frog Project-Check Edmodo & Frog Glog!
Hopping into next week!