We worked our convergent thinking skills with mixed analogies and also a non-grid logic puzzle. The analogies were pretty good, the logic puzzle a bit more challenging! Then we did some research about famous scientists in history: Galileo,Jonas Salk, and Robert Oppenheimer using a Thinglink. Finally, we worked on our algebraic thinking skills with small group Hands On Equations sessions. The kids are moving along really well with this now, doing better and better each week.
We continued our Design Thinking Process with more work on Empathy. The kids watched a few clips from the movie, Apollo 13, that showed empathy and the engineering process. From there, they chose a real life problem to try to solve. After brainstorming solutions, they wrote persuasive letters to share their solutions. We'll be sending those letters out this week.
We watched a short clip about dwelling on the "What-ifs" in life and how using a strategy (Best, Worst, Most Likely) to be more logical and less anxious.
We also worked more on how to give and take feedback by thinking about how "water rolls right off a duck's back". We learned some strategies and practiced these with a few short skits.
We continued our reading with another chapter, learning about our three scientists and how teenage life isn't all it's cracked up to be for Melvin.
Check out the photos below:
HW: Like Water off a Duck's Back-Reflection sheet
Until next week,