Morning share time – fosters a community, builds confidence, and aids in communication (speaking/listening) skills).
Ken Ken – Today I introduced a new puzzle to the children (Ken Ken). Ken Ken is a Japanese math puzzle that uses arithmetic and logical thinking to complete a grid. Go to http://www.kenkenpuzzle.com/play_now to create and solve online puzzles. You create the number of squares in the grid, level of arithmetic, and level of difficulty.
Chess - Today we discussed the strength of the rook as well as pawns working together/protecting one another and creating a pawn chain. We played Rook vs. 5 pawns and the Pawn Game. We also played a game of chess.
PBL – The children completed their pharaohs and presented them to the class. I am keeping them to display in my room. We discussed how to effectively present to a group of people – presenting as opposed to reading, making eye contact, etc.
Next, we moved onto mummification. We read a packet as a class and discussed religions, rituals, etc. We talked about the importance of mummification in relation to the ka and ba. If your child has forgotten the difference between the ka and ba, maybe you could look them up together for a quick reminder.
Compare/Contrast – We ended the day completing a compare/contrast activity (see SOAR) folder.