We started the morning off with learning about algorithms and how detailed directions are SO important. We tested this by creating an algorithm for making a paper airplane. Funny how the planes all looked slightly different, even though the basic pieces of the algorithm were the same! Next we worked on Code.org to learn some basic coding with our convergent thinking skills. We continued to challenge our convergent thinking by programming our robots to move in a triangular shape on the floor. Pretty cool stuff! Later we stretched our divergent thinking skills with a Robot Transformation. They are pretty creative! Love their clever ideas!
We learned a new and highly valuable strategy in Hands On Equations (HOE) today. The kids know how to do "Legal Moves". Ask your child what a Legal Move is. If the answer isn't clear yet, ask again in a couple of weeks. We're going to be doing ALL sorts of Legal Moves!
We watched an Adventures in the Book of Virtues video about diligence. We discussed how diligence and inventiveness fit together to form creativity. We continued our mindfulness practice with a video about Fear vs. Anxiety. This will help the kids decide when a danger is real or when the threat is imaginary or perceived, but not real.
We read more of our book, House of Robots. The kids learned about different types of jokes and wrote a job about robots or E to hang on our Robot Poster. We also talked about foreshadowing and found an example.
Until next time,