Brain Booster (critical thinking). – Can you solve it? I had an image for the children, but it won’t paste into the blog.
Banana + Banana + Banana = 9
Banana + Apple = 13
Apple – Orange = 6
Orange + Banana + Apple =
Daily Share - (communication skills)
Analogies – We skipped the analogy (higher level/critical thinking skills).
Creativity– We skipped creativity as a result of the 2nd grade math benchmark (creativity skills).
Ancient Egypt PBL – Pyramid Day – After reading about the evolution and different types of pyramids, students conducted Internet research. Students created pyramids and wrote 5 facts (one on each pyramid face) on their pyramid. (reading comprehension & advanced research skills).
Critical Thinking/Math – The independent research took a long time. Most students are continuing to develop their independent advanced research skills (higher level thinking skills).
Centers: Chess, Rush Hour, Dizios, Keva Blocks (higher level thinking, creativity skills).