We started our day by finishing up some ongoing projects--Weighty Word, Tagxedo, getting our Notebooks ready and then moved on to Checkers, Chess, and a jigsaw puzzle. Lots of good divergent and convergent thinking to get us going!
We read a story called, Albert's Insomnia, and learned a new math card game that works on strategy and math fluency. I'm piloting this game for a friend of mine to see the engagement level and also the positive impact on math achievement.
We jumped into stations to work on Logic Puzzles and a different type of puzzle called a Perplexor. The kids really showed their thinking skills to get these done with ease. They're ready for more of a challenge next week!
We got started on writing our mystery stories with our Story Pictures from the book, Harris Burdick. The kids began with a story plan to map out the characters, clues, problem, suspects, and solution to their story. We'll be working on this project for several weeks. Stay tuned for updates as we make progress!
We read another story in our Weighty Word book, Letter C for Coruscate. Hopefully, the kids got a good handle on this word. I would say so from the great job they did on choosing their visual representation of the meaning.
We continued our Mindfulness Practice with "Why Humans Experience Anxiety?" The kids enjoyed learning about one important difference between animals and humans.
We also continued reading Be a Perfect Person in Three Days. The kids found out what happened when Milo wore the broccoli necklace all day to school. It turns out that Milo was extra brave, polite, and careful. We also used our convergent thinking to create Broccoli Transformations. Check out the fantastic ideas in the hall outside our class!
HW: Finish Logic Puzzle, Transformation or Weighty Word coloring
Until next time,