Morning Share – I’ve missed my 1st graders as a result of Labor Day and Irma. It was great to start our share time with holiday and hurricane stories.
PBL – We watched a couple of videos depicting: Thrust, Lift, Drag, & Weight. Students illustrated and explained the 4 vocabulary words in their journals.
Students navigated a web site http://howthingsfly.si.edu/media/forces-flight?skipintro=true to create a plane that flies “faster” or “higher”. Students used the site to help in their understand on the vocabulary words and journal entries.
Chess - (Chess Kid Video) After reviewing the pieces (movement and value), we watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbnuWCejbTY.
Logic Puzzles – See today’s logic puzzle in the SOAR folder. We completed “Earth Day” as a class” and students completed “Scrambled Words” independently. These are starting to get tough. Only 3 students solved today’s puzzle independently.
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: 15. (see SOAR folder).
What would you do? (creativity) – The students illustrated and/or wrote an answer to the prompt: If you could create a dessert, what would you create (illustrate & explain)? (see SOAR folder).
Centers – No time J