Trivia Question – We began our class using research skills to investigate Drew’s Trivia Question of the Day: Where did James Weldon Johnson attend college and what is the college called today? This question gave us an opportunity to discuss the importance of research, because he was also a professor at other universities which led to to confusion among the children. Today’s class faced a great challenge; however, through perseverance most were able to successfully answer the 2-part question.
Friday Trivia - Who founded Cookman University?
PBL – How can we design the best habitats for animals in local zoos or aquariums? We started our biome adventure in the grasslands: https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/videos/975ac7d2-3de1-48ef-a1cd-c0a26b8d518e?hasLocalHost=false
Using research skills, students used the internet to find 5 unique facts about the grasslands. Some students are able to navigate the internet independently whereas others refer the website I provide: http://www.skyenimals.com/browse_habitat.cgi.
Today’s research task: 5 facts about grasslands, list 3 animals, write 1 fact about each animal, & illustrate. Ask your child about any interesting facts he/she learned.
Chess - We discussed how to checkmate with a King & Queen. We also discussed strategies to prevent a stalemate.