Logic Puzzles – See today’s logic puzzle in the SOAR folder. We completed “Cans for Conservation” as a class, and I challenged the students to complete “Class Quilt” independently. I did not “grade” this logic puzzle (ask your students (Tuesday group only) about Ms. Chang’s mistake). I gave the students a check+ if they solved it correctly/independently. If you want to print logic puzzles at home, please visit my resource section and scroll down to logic puzzles:
Chess - Students were divided into 2 groups. Those who know how to play chess and those who are learning. For those learning, we learned how to set up the board and move pawns. For more advanced students, we discussed piece values and how to determine a winner if we run out of time.
PBL – I asked students to bring educational games for Show, Tell, and Play. A couple of students brought games that we played in centers. I taught the students how to play a 6 dice game - “Farkle.” It’s a fun game of risk, rolling, and adding. The first player to reach 10,000 wins the game. As we prepare to design our own games, we discussed the importance of writing rules that are clear and easy to understand. Students read the rules, but needed a bit of teacher guidance to understand the game completely. Please see your child’s SOAR folder if you’re interested in playing the game at home with your family (rules included).
Analogies – page : notebook as keyboard : computer (part/whole)
Centers – Chess, 24, Scrabble, Keva, Pivot
Grades – I do not give number grades in SOAR. However, I give marks indicating the outcome of the task/activity. Check+ = solved easily and correctly, check = solved with a mistake or question, check- = I’m learning how to do this activity/task.