We worked on a different type of math problem today, involving logical thinking, ordinal directions, and map skills. Some of the kids got it independently, while others were able to get it with some support.
We used our communication and evaluative thinking skills to find solutions to our Fingerprints Webquest. The kids also used convergent thinking to solve a mystery logic puzzle: "The Case of the Broken Window".
The kids learned about fingerprint patterns and how to analyze the patterns by taking their own fingerprints. They had such fun with this! We'll work more on this next week.
We spent a good chunk of time typing our mystery stories on Office 365. The kids are getting really good at logging into their accounts and opening their stories to continue work. They can work on their stories anyplace with internet access. It's easy:
- Go to Chalker's Home Page
- Click Media Center
- Click Office 365 Support on the left side of the screen
- Click to Sign In to Office 365 (on the Left, under Students/Parents)
- Your child's username is in this format: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The password is the same password your child uses to log-in to a computer when at school.
We continued our mindfulness practice with "Kick Logic Back Into Gear". The kids thought of many really wacky "Worst Case Scenarios" which made the real potential scenarios seem pretty tame by comparison. This is a great strategy for helping to calm anxiety about performance or competition.
HW: Work on Mystery Story (Doesn't need to be finished by Tuesday)
Until next time,