Because of testing, today was a bit unusual in Target. We had specials in the afternoon and a session on our new Cobb Digital Library resources. We managed to get some good work accomplished, but can't wait to get back to the regular schedule on our next Target Day!
Divergent Thinking- We tackled a creative problem solving exercise that was all about pumpkins. The point was to unshackle our creativity and really develop our fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration! I can't wait to see the results!
Convergent Thinking- Today's cryptogram was challenging, but not unreasonable. Don't forget to explain the quote on the back of you paper to unleash those evaluative thinking skills.
Critical Thinking- The kids were faced with an age old dilemma: "Do I take a $1 million dollars or take a penny that doubles every day for a month (30 days)? They had to unravel the riddle by actually calculating the worth of the doubling penny. Then, they were given the opportunity to reflect on their choice after knowing the truth. Which would you choose? Pretty unpredictable, I'd say!
As an unexpected bonus, we began work on our "UN" poster. We'll be creating a giant word cloud of our favorite "un" words. I'm sure it will be unequaled in creativity!
HW: Finish station work-Cryptogram, Pumpkin Creative Problem Solving, & Power of a Penny Prediction, Calculation, & Reflection.
Fifth grade was the year I learned all about dolphins, read EVERY Beverly Cleary book, and made brownies from scratch. YUM!