We finally jumped back into Hands On Equations to work on our algebraic thinking skills. The kids did really well, even though it's been a while! They're ready to move along now!
The kids worked on creating their games, while conferencing with Ms. Rhone and I to determine progress, next steps, and resolve any difficulties. We have two class periods left to work before the Game Projects are due, the week of December 9th.
We continued our work with Mission Statements by watching a Jason Mraz video, "Have It All," to inspire us. Next, we reflected on personality and character traits, skills, talents, and goals--also steps to reach those goals!
We continued our Mindfulness Practice with a reminder about how to handle stress or frustration with "Calm Down the Amygdala". We had a great conversation about real life situations where this strategy might be helpful!
We used our convergent thinking skills to solve a "Drop Quote" about our book. Oh, you should have heard the grumbling when we started this puzzle! They picked up steam and solved that puzzle!
Later, we independently read a couple of chapters in the book. to prepare for creating our own "Cheating Investigation-Interview". The results were so funny and very clever!
HW: Edmodo-Game Project Update
Until next time,