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Analogies/Relationships - We looked at groups of 5 words or images. Students had to determine which item did not belong in the group and then determine the relationship of the other 4 items - ALL children felt today's challenge with this activity. (see SOAR folder) (Higher level thinking skills).
Logic Puzzles - We solved 2 logic puzzles today. These puzzles foster higher level thinking and reading comprehension skills. As the children become more competent, I will introduce more complex puzzles. Ask your child if he/she was able to solve today's puzzles. (see SOAR folder). (higher level thinking skills, logic reasoning, reading comprehension).
PBL "How does Design Impact Flight?" - We discussed thrust, weight, drag, and lift as they relate to flight. We watched a video showing how to create a "Condor Plane." When we finished our planes we went to the stairwell and each child flew his/her plane 3 times and charted their results. Next, I taught the children how to calculate the average distance of their 3 flights. Yes! We divided their total distance of flights by 3. I taught them to divide using a reverse skip counting method. "How many 3's can I fit into 21?" When a remainder was involved, we considered that a bust and didn't count the bust. I figured remainders may be a bit much.
Centers - Dizios, Q-Bitz, Qwirkle, Chess, Keva Blocks, Analogies/Rush Hour