PBL – Today we made thank you cards for the people who donated to the drone. With the help of Jessica Smith and Wren Carlson we walked to the high school to fly the drone. Each child had the opportunity to fly the drone up/down, spin, and left/right as well as take a picture. We're on our way to becoming aeronautical engineers. We had a lofty goal of having the children write 2029 under Drew, but were unsuccessful this time. We’ll try again later in cooler weather.
Chess - We took a pre-test and discussed that we will all learn to play or develop our current skills. A pre-test does not necessarily determine how well one plays the game; however, the scores as well as a student’s self-assessment help me determine one’s knowledge of the game as well as growth throughout the year.
Logic Puzzles – See today’s logic puzzle in the SOAR folder. We completed “After School” and “Spring Musical.” If you want to print logic puzzles at home, please visit the “resource” section of my web page and scroll down to the “Logic Puzzle” section. http://drewcharterelementarygifted.weebly.com/resources.html
Logic puzzles continue to challenge about half of the students. Although I am not grading these yet, I gave a blue smiley face to those who who completed “Spring Musical” correctly.
Analogies – 2 +8 is to 10 as 7+ 8 is to ____________, and hand is to glove as foot is to ______________.
Centers – Legos, Q-Bitz, Dizios, and Connect 4