We began our study of documentaries today, since we'll be making a class documentary about our Cardboard Challenge. The kids were WAY BEYOND excited when they heard the news! We developed interview questions to film next week, so we can put those in our movie.
It is going to be great, especially with our 3 NEW iPAD Mini's! The kids will be able to work in groups and get all the interviews done! It's going to be such fun!
We solved a pretty complicated Halloween Logic puzzle. The kids are making good progress in learning to do more challenging puzzles!
Algebraic Thinking & Communication:
We finally finished our pattern books and shared them today-well, most of them! We'll get to the rest next week. The kids were very interested in each other's stories. I asked the kids to think about the difference between a code and a pattern. Some of them only included a code in their story, not a pattern. I think we all know the difference now.
We exercised our creativity by SCAMPERING Halloween. The kids showed ways to Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Magnify/Minify, Put to other uses, Eliminate, Rearrange. The results were so clever and very imaginative! Check them out in the hall outside our classroom!
We explored and extended our algebraic thinking with a new game called "Triplets". The kids were so engaged in the game, they didn't want to stop playing. We'll be working on that again next week to keep building those skills.
We continued our study of Weighty Words with Expedient. The kids did a good job explaining and illustrating the meaning of this commonly used word.
HW: Edmodo-Reply to a Short Films Assignment
Until Next Week,