Constant Confusion - Students used logic and spacial awareness to determine where 5 babies were located. (see SOAR folder) (spacial awareness and higher level thinking skills)
"Big Questions" - Students answered a variety of, "The world would be different if" questions. Creativity is encouraged in this activity and all answers are "right." Several students made connections to their "Moon" PBL. (see SOAR folder) (creativity skills)
Secret of the Pyramids - Students completed word pyramids to create and build words (see SOAR folder) (word understanding skills)
Gomuku (A Japanese X and O strategy game). This game uses higher level thinking skills and logic to be the first person to place 5 Xs or Os in a row - vertically, horizontally, or diagonally). (higher level thinking and logic skills)
Turn Around Numbers - This activity tapped into students' number sense skills. I read instructions as the class tried to figure out the next number. (higher level thinking skills, number sense to 100)
Count backward 5
Count forward 3
Count backward 8 and forward 2
Count forward 9
Count backward 8 and backward 6
Count forward 3 and forward 10
What is the new number?
Analogies - Students explored a variety of word analogies. Students learned some new words today. Ask your child if he/she remembers any of the words (see SOAR folder) (Higher order thinking skills).
Paper Towers (Tuesday Group Created Towers/Wednesday Group finished stories, designed scene, and acted out stories) - Ask your child about his/her story and part in the play. (creativity skills, advanced communication skills)
1. Build a paper tower with materials on table.
(Tower must stand without anyone touching it - and remain standing)
2. Measure your tower with a ruler. (inches).
3. Write a story using your tower as part of the setting.
Brainstorm story ideas with group.
Write story on notebook paper.
Illustrate story on chart paper. (Will complete next week).
Choose a narrator to read and actors to act out story for class. (Will complete next week).
Centers - Students played SET, Pivot, Keva Blocks, and Dizios