Almost all of the kids were able to access the new network with their devices. Mr. Croom is still troubleshooting procedures for a couple of devices, so he'll get back to us with more information. The kids tried a new game in Target, called Kahoot. It's an interactive quiz game that I like to use for critical thinking questions about our novel. We'll do more of that whole class, now that we have enough devices for all the kids.
We also worked on our convergent thinking skills with a new type of puzzle called a Perplexor. It's like a logic puzzle, but has no grid to record the answers. Take a look when the first one comes home next week. The kids used their critical thinking and writing skills to answer a few questions about our novel on their own. I was impressed with the depth of their answers and with their ability to make inferences! We used the same skills to create a graphic organizer for this week's "Weighty Word"-Bifurcate. Ask your child what this word means. They love learning "college" words!
Our algebraic thinking skills were put to the test with a continuation of our function exploration. Today we read The King's Chessboard and tried to create the pattern before it was revealed in the story. From there, we explored the Fibonacci Sequence a little bit and then began to devise ideas for patterns of our own.
We continued our mindfulness practice with Cloud Breathing.
The kids were SO excited to get started on a mystery writing project. Each chose an intriguing picture from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The picture will act as the topic of the story. I can't wait to see what interesting and creative stories this group writes!
We also read a bit more of our novel, Mixed Up Files. Jamie and Claudia have just gotten off the bus and are ready to head to the train station bound for Manhattan. I think the kids would love it if I read all day! I understand, since I LOVE this book too!
HW: Edmodo Question
Until next week,