Instead of our usual logic puzzles, we fell back to a favorite game, SET. It was interesting to see the different levels of competition and playing styles. I was definitely surprised that some of my quieter students were such fierce competitors! They have definitely mastered these skills!
Relationships & Connections:
We watched a portion of a video about the Design Thinking Process featuring a company called IDEO. They do amazing things in designing better products for companies around the world. We'll watch the rest next time, so we can find some ways we can optimize our design/building process here in Target.
Critical Thinking/Communication Skills:
We went to the Computer Lab to create trading cards for characters from our novel, Ungifted. Well...most of the kids managed to complete the assignment with no problems. There were a few, however, who didn't quite understand that you only need to hit the print button once--and then WAIT for the paper to print. Some 20-30 wasted copies later, we were able to get almost everybody finished. Looks like we need to revisit some of our computer skills next time we're in the lab. Real-life skills, huh!?
Look for the finished products in the hallway soon!
HW: Create a trading card of yourself. Use Read, Write, Think or create it by hand following a similar format.
See you next week,