We had a blast with our Target Scavenger Hunt using a new app, called Goosechase. The kids worked in teams to answer questions and complete missions around the school, including getting a picture of someone juggling. Who knew Mr. Jones could juggle?
We continued our work on Games! The kids enjoyed another "Crash Course Games" about Board Games. They continued their research with some notetaking from several websites about Board Games.
We continued our reading of The Fourteenth Goldfish. The kids were delighted when our main character discovered that the surly teenager, who showed up at their house, was actually her grandfather! Stay tuned to see how THAT happened!
We began our math work with a short review of Hands On Equations, Level 2. After that, we took a Pre-test to assess our knowledge from Level 2, before placing kids in appropriate learning groups for our math time. The groups are flexible, so if a child makes quick progress, he/she can move to a more challenging group. Likewise, if the pace is too quick, we can find a group with a bit slower pace.
We stretched our brains in creative ways with our first F2OE of the year. We reviewed what Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration are. The kids liked the variety of tasks and rated which they found easiest and hardest. We'll do variations of this task throughout the year to help us grow our creativity.
We continued our Mindfulness Practice with a breathing exercise, 4-7-8 Breathing. Most of the kids found this pretty challenging, but did much better after the second try. This is a good way to relax or help quiet the mind at bedtime.
A Quick Note about Edmodo:
I only assign one question for Homework each time. The kids will see it at the top of their posts. Edmodo sends out an optional Question of the Day. The kids don't have to answer that,--it's just for fun. I'll be sending home Parent Sign-Up forms for Edmodo next week.
HW: Edmodo Question
Until Next Time,