We had so many fantastic learning experiences with our Mystery Unit. The kids read and reviewed a peer's story and gave feedback. They are making good progress in typing their stories on their Office 365 Word Documents. Later, we did a really fun activity with my Echo Device- "Scooby Doo Mystery Theater". The kids loved taking turns with this interactive "Choose Your Own Story" mystery! Directions to try this at home. with your Echo Device.
We read a bit more of our novel. Ooh-the kids are dying to find out who ransacked the 3 Little Pigs' house!
We challenged our Convergent thinking skills with a choice of two different types of logic puzzles. Our divergent thinking skills were stretched by creating a picture, title, and summary of our favorite part of our novel so far. The pictures are so funny! You should check them out by our classroom next week!
We worked on a VERY challenging Math Problem Solving activity involving calculating the combinations of socks that would result in a matching pair, given 2 different colors, then 4 colors, then 5 colors. The biggest challenge were creating a rule that would apply no matter how many different colors of socks there are. That was a tough one! The final activity was to determine how many possible socks must be drawn to get a match of two green socks given 5 colors to choose from. We created a chart to solve this one. Not everyone got there in thinking, but it is fantastic exposure to higher level math concepts!
We continued our mindfulness practice with "Mindfulness Bell". The kids really enjoyed this one!
HW: Reflect on "The Scooby Doo Mystery Theater"
Until next time,