Volunteer – I need someone to volunteer next week to help escort the class to the high school and help create cool and fun drone videos. Your job – help the children create fun poses while I fly the drone and capture footage. Please let me know if you’re available at 11:30 – 12:45, or 2:10 – 3:00.
Folders – I gave students their SOAR folders. I’ll send home activities we completed in class in the folder. Please empty the folder and ask your child to simply leave it in his/her book bag for following Monday.
Facebook – If you want to join my Gifted Facebook page, search “Ms. Chang’s Gifted Page” and ask to join. I’ll post class pictures, reminders, etc. here as well as my blog. It also creates a space for parents to discuss gifted education.
Morning Share – We started the day by writing, illustrating, and sharing our summer vacations. Next, we played the game, “2 Truths, 1 Lie.” In this game students write 3 things about themselves: 2 are true and 1 is a lie. Students share their information with the class and we guess which one is a lie. Ask your child if he/she remembers my lie: “I love Oreos, I have a pet fish, I have 2 dogs and a cat.”
Chess - We'll try to get to this next week.
PBL – We completed a Pre-Test for our PBL, “How can I design a Flight Machine that Impacts the Future?” In this PBL we’ll discover how things fly and explore a need in the area of flight. Here are the questions:
Write anything you know about flying
What is thrust?
What is drag?
What is weight (flight)?
What is lift?
How do planes fly?
How do drones fly?
We discussed the purpose of a pre-test. I explained that we will compare our pre-test and post-test and discover what we will have learned this semester.
Logic Puzzles – See today’s logic puzzle in the SOAR folder or Facebook. A few children solved their 1st logic puzzle after only 1 explanation….WOW! We’ll do these every week, so you may want to review it with your child.
Analogies – We’ll try to get to these next week.
Centers – For our first day of centers we kept it simple: Legos, Q-Bitz, Dizios, and Connect 4