We read a new book, The King's Chessboard. This story goes along with our math lessons about input/output-algebraic thinking. Ask your child how the rice multiplied over the 64 days. It was pretty amazing!
We worked on using Venn diagrams for classification and also on some basic logic puzzles. Based on the work we've done so far, we're ready to move on to more challenging thinking activities. That's great!
We looked at some examples of cardboard creations and ways to use cardboard. The kids are getting ideas and refining their design plans.
Once again, we combined our affective work with our novel, Be a Perfect Person. We talked about character virtues and the value of positive traits to success and a happy life. We also talked about how Milo worked on becoming more "perfect". Our conclusion was the broccoli really did help him.
We watched a short video to begin our mindfulness practice. This will help us to learn techniques that can focus attention, relax us, promote positive feelings, and reduce anxiety or stress. Here's a link to the video we viewed today:
GoZen Quiet Place.
I enjoyed seeing the marvelously creative transformations and accompanying stories! What a fantastic job everyone did!
HW: Collect cardboard and other recyclable materials. Bring some to school.
Until next week,