Next, we worked on our evaluative thinking, Creative Problem Solving, and collaboration with the Marshmallow Challenge. Check out the Ted Talk to see some of what we experienced and why. The kids learned a lot about what works and what doesn't. It will be interesting to see how they do when we repeat this activity with new teams in January!
We learned about a new strategy called "Sketchnoting". Here's a video for your information about what's behind this method and why I think it may helpful for the kids to learn. Their preview video was a short clip showing the how/why of sketchnoting. We learned how to draw different types of people today: i people, h people, bean people, and star people. And YES, I drew too--even though I am NOT an artist! We practiced our sketchnoting skills by creating a Rules & Procedures for the Target Classroom page in our Notebooks. The kids are enjoying getting started with this idea.
After lunch, we focused our attention with some Mindfulness Practice. We'll do this each week to find ways to relax our minds.
We also watched an introduction to our Mystery Unit. The Chronicles of Harris Burdick is creepy and mysterious and a perfect kick-off to our unit. Stay tuned for more news of mysteries, detectives, and all things unknown!
Finally, we signed up for Edmodo accounts. A few of the kids were having trouble with their passwords. They've written their username and passwords on a card to take home. If they try to type it as written and they still have trouble, please have them stop by the Target room for me to reset the password.
HW: Edmodo Question
Until next time,