We continued our work on algebraic patterns with testing out whether the "Weigher" in the The King's Chessboard was correct. We figured out that he wasn't accurate. Check out this link to see if he estimated too high or too low when he measured out one ounce of rice. Remember back to the day he decided to use an ounce instead of counting the grains. It was the 12th day. How many grains would that be?
We'll be creating our own Pattern Stories based on this book.
We continued our study of character virtues with our novel, Be a Perfect Person in Three Days. Milo showed courage throughout this chapter. Sounds like he might be on his way to becoming perfect!
We also watched a short video about the virtue of Courage. Here's another video clip from the same episode on Courage.
We also continued our Mindfulness Practice with a video about 4-7-8 Breathing. Try that technique out for yourself!
We designed and created a small structure out of thin cardboard today using some of the techniques shown in a blog we've been studying. The kids came up with such creative ideas!
We practiced our figural analysis by looking at criteria, and then moved on to Perplexors, a type of logic puzzles. The kids are zooming ahead and definitely ready for more of a challenge in this area!
HW: Watch the Courage video. Think about the setting for your Pattern Book. If you want, you can experiment with the Comic Creators on the Target Glog to see if you would like to use them to make your book.
Until next week,