We stretched our convergent thinking skills with a Logic Puzzle-Favorite Holiday Treats. We also stretched our divergent thinking skills with a December F2OE. The kids are becoming SO creative in their solutions for each part of this task!
We finally finished our second book, Make Four Million Dollars by Thursday. Just as in our last book by Stephen Manes, our main character learns a lot by trying to do something very difficult. In each situation, the characters develop many of the character traits we discuss and work on in Target.
We enjoyed 2 very different, yet equally festive math mysteries. The first was a Mystery Picture, revealed as the kids graphed ordered pairs. The second was a CSI-style Math Mystery-"Who Stole Santa's Sleigh". The kids really enjoyed discovering the culprit to solve this mystery!
Over the last few weeks, the kids have been analyzing evidence found at the scene of our Mystery Crime. We've analyzed the Ph of the sodas and the ice cube water. We've also tested the various powders found at the scene to discover similarities and differences. We've conducted "Burn" Tests on the mysterious yarn samples found at the scene to compare with yarn from each of the suspects' sweaters. As we've analyzed each item, we've added the results to our Data Sheets. This week, we shared our data, compared results, and evaluated the evidence. In the end, we came to a conclusion about the Mystery. Check it out on Edmodo!
We will start Target Classes again on January 8th, with a half day. This will help us make our new classmates welcome and kick off our new semester.
Have a Peaceful and Joyous Holiday Break!