We started our day with a Versatiles activity to warm up our convergent thinking skills. It was pretty challenging for some of the kids!
We moved on to our lessons with Code.org to learn about Conditional Statements. We started off with a fun activity called "Conditional Card Games". The kids made up their own conditional statements, including the actions to take if the statement was true or false. It was a riot seeing them play! We had kids doing jumping jacks, sit-ups, clapping, flapping like chickens, saying their names 3 times, and lots of other fun stuff! They followed this game with some practice activities using conditional statements on Code.org. There was a glitch with a few of the later activities, so they can be finished up at home or at school if the kids want to do that.
We got our robots into action with more convergent thinking to program them for an Alien Encounter. The kids enjoyed programming the robots to deliver a snack, pretend or real!
We reviewed the important concepts from Hands On Equations Lesson 6-Using Parentheses. This lesson sets the kids up for using this concept throughout the following 2 years in our Hands On Equations program. They did very well with it today!
We read a few more chapter of our book, finding out that Sammy is braver and better at dodgeball than he ever thought! The kids enjoyed the reading and ended with some thoughts about what it means to be perfect and whether it's all it's cracked up to be.
We continued our mindfulness practice with 66 Second Story and Cloud Breathing. Then we checked out more about Self-Discipline with a Book of Virtues episode featuring King Midas.
HW: Wisdom Exit Slip
Until Next Time,