We started out day by finishing our Weighty Word-Nonconformist.
We had a blast learning to do Loops today, by starting with a "Dance" made of moves we learned and repeated. Then the kids applied this new skill to their tasks on Lesson 5 & 6 on Code.org, Course 2.
We continued our algebraic thinking with a new Legal Move. The kids did very well with this new strategy to help us solve the equations.
We stretched our convergent thinking with a Perplexor logic puzzle and an analogy task. The kids used their divergent thinking to create a Visual Representation of our new Weighty Word, Ostracize. I'm excited to see the finished products because their image choices were exceptional! We also used our evaluative thinking to learn a new game, "The Great Snowball Battle". Each week a small group learns to play the game. As soon as we work through the entire class, we can include the game as a choice during Stations.
We watched a sweet video of the book, The Boy Who was Raised by Librarians. The kids read an article about an ambitious, intelligent former Cobb County student and how he focused his interest and Love of Learning. The kids followed up with an "I Wonder" chart, where the kids filled in ideas about what they wondered. The kids will be choosing one of these topics to research and do a mini project to present on March 12th.
We also continued our Mindfulness Practice with "Kick Logic Back Into Gear".
HW: I Wonder Project
Until next time,