We continued to use our convergent thinking skills to solve a Holiday Sweets Logic Puzzle. This was a HARD one, so after giving it a good try, we worked on it together. With a bit of help, they were able to get it solved! We also finished up our Hidden Pictures, using ordered pairs to reveal a picture. Our convergent thinking skills also came in handy for our Holiday Jigsaw Puzzle. The kids gave it a good go during most of the morning!
Later on, we gained additional information from two more Forensic Stations. Mrs. Obenschain helped us to analyze a Mystery Stain found at the scene. We also analyzed the pH of the water found in the ice cube tray and compared it with regular water. The kids compared the footprints found at the scene with samples of the suspects' footprints. After adding this new information to their Data Sheets, the kids formulated theories about the crime. In the end, they all agreed that it is likely the suspects worked together, so they could get Felix's money. Great job with the evaluative and convergent thinking there kids!
We wound up our day with a Christmas Mystery to solve, with the help of the Puzzle Club. The kids enjoyed solving another case to close out our Mystery Unit.
Target Class will resume the week of January 13th. I hope you'll join us for the January Target Kick-Off Open House on January 13th, 7:20-8am in the Media Center.
Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!