Next, we worked on our evaluative thinking, Creative Problem Solving, and collaboration with the Move the Pasta Challenge. The kids learned a lot about what works and what doesn't. It was interesting to see how they did with new constraints added, since they tried this activity last August.
We learned about a new strategy called "Sketchnoting". Here's a video for your information about what's behind this method and why I think it may helpful for the kids to learn. Their preview video was a short clip showing the how/why of sketchnoting. We learned how to draw different types of people today: i people, h people, bean people, and star people. And YES, I drew too--even though I am NOT an artist! We practiced our sketchnoting skills by creating a Rules & Procedures for the Target Classroom page in our Notebooks. The kids are enjoying getting started with this idea.
After lunch, we focused our attention with some Mindfulness Practice. We'll do this each week to find ways to relax our minds.
We also watched an introduction to our Games Unit. "Crash Course Games #1" was a perfect kick-off to our unit. Stay tuned for more news of Types of Games, Purpose of Games, Ancient Games, and all things Game related!!
Finally, we signed up for Edmodo accounts. The kids have written their username and passwords on a card to take home. If they try to type it as written and they still have trouble, please have them stop by the Target room for me to reset the password.
HW: Edmodo-Watch "Crash Course Games-Ancient Games" and take notes
Until next time,