We continued our study of mysteries with an introduction to our Mystery Story Topic Illustrations from The Mystery of Harris Burrdick. The kids chose their favorite illustration to use as a basis for the mystery story they will write.
We also played the Observation Game to practice our detective skills. The kids formed 2 teams. One team stood in the hall, while the other team changed a few small details of their appearances. The Hall Team came back in and tried to observe what had changed. Then, we switched roles. The kids had a blast with this activity!
We continued our math work with a mixed problem solving activity. The kids worked on comparing Celsius to Fahrenheit and calculating the conversion using a simple chart we created. This was a good lesson on how making a chart can save time and trouble in solving math problems.
We continued our study of Weighty Word. Today's word was Bifurcate. Check to see if your child remembers the meaning. The kids did a good job finding pictures that matched the meaning and creating their own Visual Vocabulary Mini-Posters.
We combined creativity with critical thinking and making connections by completing a Synectic: "How is Broccoli like Perfection?" The kids thought of some AMAZING ways the concepts are related. Excellent job!
We continued our book, Be a Perfect Person in Three Days. The kids are waiting to see why Dr. Silverfish wants Milo to wear a stalk of broccoli around his neck for a whole day.
We continued our Mindfulness Practice with Owl Breathing. They did a great job of focusing and breathing along with the video. We discussed how this strategy could be helpful in stressful or frustrating situations at school or at home.
HW: Play the Observation Game with a family member or friend
Until next time,