Genius Hour project time again in class today. The kids are making wonderful progress on their own and in class. Next week we'll working on peer coaching on our projects. The kids will be showing each other what they've completed so far on their projects. Each peer coaching pair will be offering their partners constructive criticism and feedback.
Hands-On-Equations is moving along. The new students are really taking off and making good progress. The returning students worked in groups according to their learning needs. The middle group is still working to understand the need to show all their work, including their completed checks. Some are resisting this, even though it is required in Math 6/7, the Middle School Accelerated Math course. The other group combined negative numbers with variables for the first time. Great job today!
Convergent & Divergent Thinking:
The Station Rotation was filled with great learning! We continued our work on logic puzzles for convergent thinking. We also had some "Catch-Up" time to make corrections on previous logic puzzles or Analogies. Some are still struggling with these. We worked on divergent thinking with a Valentine Creative Problem Solving activity. The creative ideas were amazing!
We continued our Mindfulness Moments with a guided relaxation titled, "Fire and Light". The kids really enjoyed this few minutes to be calm and refocus.
We continued our reading of Operation Yes with more about Ms. Loupe's improvisational theater activity. We tried an another improvisational activity called, "Aliens, Cows, and Tigers." Ask your child about how it is like "Rock, Paper, Scissors" and how it's different.
HW: Edmodo Assignment-Genius Hour Project Update: Describe how your project plan is coming along. Is your plan completed? What have you done already to get started on the first steps of your project? How are you feeling about your project--excited, happy, nervous, anxious, worried, waiting in anticipation...? Tell us about it!
Can't wait for next week,