We continued with our math problem-solving skills, working on using charts or lists to solve problems involving combinations. The kids found this VERY challenging, which is a great thing! Some were able to solve independently or with a partner, others need more assistance with teacher guidance. I'm very pleased that they stuck with the hard problems!
We continued our mindfulness practice with some muscle relaxation exercises. We also started our discussion of character virtues.
We continued our mystery unit by creating stories from our Harris Burdick pictures/captions. The kids are so excited about who the detectives and the suspects are in their stories! It's going to be great when we can read each other's stories!
We used our convergent thinking skills on a mathematical Versatile activity and two puzzles, a grid logic puzzle and a Perplexor. Most found these pretty easy, so we're off to harder puzzles next week. It's fantastic that they're able to meet each challenge I set before them! We also used our critical thinking skills to make connections between our book and ourselves or our world.
We read chapter 4 and tried a new technology tool, called Kahoot! It was a big learning curve, but the kids did a super job! They were able to answer some tough questions about the chapter as we read it. We also looked at a great resource called a "ThingLink". Check it out on Edmodo this week.
Until next time,