PBL – We watched The Magic School Bus: Taking Flight. We discussed how things fly incorporating our new vocabulary words. Thrust, Lift. We'll get to drag & weight next week.
Chess - (Pawn Game) We reviewed the pieces and their values. Then we played the Pawn Game. The first player to move a pawn to the other side or capture all the opponent’s pawns wins the game. For more practice download a free app on your tablet.
Logic Puzzles – See today’s logic puzzle in the SOAR folder. We completed “Aluminum Can Drive” as a class” and students completed “Helping in Grandpa’s Garden” independently. Please see below for mark/“grading” system. This system gives families an idea as to how their child approaches class activities. (see SOAR folder).
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
Question It (creativity) – I write an answer on the board and the students write a question. Students try to think of a unique question. Today’s answer is: moon. (see SOAR folder).
What would you do? (creativity) – The students illustrated and/or wrote an answer to the prompt: If you were invisible for a day, what would you do? (see SOAR folder).
Analogies – We ran out of time for analogies.
Centers – No time for centers.
Grades – I do not give number grades in SOAR. However, I give marks to let students and families know how their child tackled certain activities. Check+ = solved it easily and correctly, check = solved it with a mistake or question, check- = I’m still learning how to do this activity/task.