Brain Booster (critical thinking). – Can you solve it?
Someone's dog goes around the neighborhood every night getting into people's garbage pails and making a mess. Some of the neighborhood kids say they know what the guilty dog looks like, but the culprit strikes at night, so it's hard to see. Each of the four witnesses has one and only one detail right, and each detail is described correctly by only one witness.
hair, hair type, collar, tail
Dan - white, fluffy, red, long
Kara- black, short, red, long
Max- brown, silky, blue, long
Emma- spot, fluffy, red, short
Daily Share - (communication skills)
Analogies – Flail is to Farmer as Crook is to _________ (shepherd) (higher level/critical thinking skills).
Creativity – In celebrating hieroglyphs, students created their own codes and wrote a message to a partner. Students swapped messages, and the partner decoded the message. (creativity skills).
Ancient Egypt PBL – Hieroglyph day – Students read hieroglyph packets and discussed the 3 types of hieroglyphs – alphabetic, syllabic, and word-signs. Students translated a paragraph that excluded vowels and used place value (up to 1,000,000) to solve Egyptian math problems. Lastly, students wrote their names in hieroglyphs – see practice samples in SOAR folder. We will showcase our final masterpieces at the next PBL Night. (reading comprehension & advanced research skills).
Critical Thinking/Math – In math we solved subtraction story problems. The problems involved subtracting multiple numbers, lining up decimals in money, and borrowing/regrouping. Most students are definitely feeling the math challenge with these stories; therefore, I did not give marks – we’re all learning/practicing the skills J (higher level thinking skills).
Centers: (Wednesday class only – Tuesday’s class was a bit chatty and we ran out of time). (higher level thinking, creativity skills).
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fall Break! I can’t wait to hear about your adventures.