We continued our study of mysteries with a video of the 7 elements of Mysteries. Hmm...do you know what a Red Herring is? Ask your child to see if he or she knows. If not, there will certainly be some Red Herrings coming up soon!
We began our math work with a mixed problem solving activity. The kids learned a lot about symmetry and also how to determine what the relationship of their "Wingspan" to their height is. We're definitely getting our math thinking back in gear!
We started a new book, called Weighty Word. It's a book filled with cute animal stories that describe the meaning of 26 VERY challenging words. I called them "College Words", which made the kids eager to learn even more of them! Our first word was Abasement. Check to see if your child remembers the meaning. Each week, the kids will create a visual representation of the new word using images from our Cobb Digital Library- Image Quest.
We stretched our brains in creative ways with our first F2OE of the year. We reviewed what Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration are. The kids liked the variety of tasks and rated which they found easiest and hardest. We'll do variations of this task throughout the year to help us grow our creativity.
We started a new book, Be a Perfect Person in Three Days. The kids are interested to find out what Milo has to do to become perfect. This led right into a good goal setting activity of our own. The kids listed goals for the year, including some for school and some outside of school. We'll check back on our progress later in the year.
We continued our Mindfulness Practice with a breathing exercise, 4-7-8 Breathing. Most of the kids found this pretty challenging, but did much better after the second try. This is a good way to relax or help quiet the mind at bedtime.
A Quick Note about Edmodo:
I only assign one question for Homework each time. The kids will see it at the top of their posts. Edmodo sends out an optional Question of the Day. The kids don't have to answer that,--it's just for fun. I'll be sending home Parent Sign-Up forms for Edmodo next week.
HW: Edmodo Question
Until Next Time,