Logic Puzzles – We completed 2 logic puzzles (Favorite Video Game & Class Skit). If your child needs practice, visit my web site and scroll down to Logic Puzzles: http://drewcharterelementarygifted.weebly.com/resources.html (see SOAR folder)
Chess – We discussed/practiced check mating/end game strategy.
PBL – How can we design the best habitats for animals in local zoos or aquariums? We started our biome adventure in the Desert.
Using research skills, students used the internet to find 5 unique facts about the desert. 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 the desert, list 3 animals, write 1 fact about each animal, & illustrate. Ask your child about any interesting facts he/she learned.
List It – We played our faced paced game where I name a category and student list as many things associated for that category. The goal – list more than your classmates as well as more unique answers. Today’s category – Black History.
Centers – Qwirkle, Pivit, Dizios, Legos, Cool Math Games, etc.
Friday’s Class - We’ll take the time to attend the Motown Dance Show to support our classmates who are performing in the show. (We may skip chess or centers).