Divergent & Convergent Thinking:
We worked on Stations again today. One of them was a creative thinking activity with a "Hexabird". The ideas were amazing! We also continued our work on logical thinking with a 3rd Grade Level of our new type of logic puzzle and a Versa-Tiles activity.
We continued our Hands-On-Equations today. Returning students were able to finish up Lesson4 and explore an algebra website called Pan Balance. New students finished Lesson 2 with some moving to Lesson 3 which introduces a new way to solve the equations!
We continued our small group reading of picture books exploring some of the different social/emotional issues gifted kids can face such as: being the last to finish, not being a good speller, and being a "wiggler". We'll keep reading these until each of the groups has read every book.
We continued our STEM Project-Building a Bird Feeder. Today we discussed what types of materials we could use for the bird feeders, how to keep the food safe for the birds, and how we might create a perch for the birds to use during feeding. Then we broke into groups to brainstorm ideas for the bird feeders using a list of materials. Next week, we'll work to create a design.
HW: Write about a time when being gifted was hard. It could be that everyone always expects you to be perfect or know the answer, or get the question right, or finish quickly. It could also be that being gifted makes you feel different than others, and that might be hard.
Until next week,