The kids continued sharpening their algebraic thinking skills by solving word problems. Even though most won't master these word problems, the exposure and practice are valuable as the kids delve more deeply in to algebra later on.
We read a few chapters in our novel, including a "Ghost Game" of Kahoot. The Ghost Game requires not only critical thinking, but also speed of response, since this year's class is trying to beat the scores of last year's Fifth Grade Target students. Last year's class was in the lead for the first two questions, but this year's class finally pulled in front on the final question! We also used our divergent thinking skills to invent a "Wake-Up Machine" in our creative problem solving task. The kids had to create a device that would wake up the main character from our book. Check out their clever ideas outside our classroom!
HW: Edmodo-Frog Project Choice
Until Next Time,