First period Ecology unfortunately needed a last minute game changing plan, but the students went with it and didn't let the rain stop them from getting to observe our courtyard garden. Hopefully, we will actually experience the garden first hand before the week is over.
Second period Logic and Problem Solving dove right into putting logic to use. They received unorganized, incomplete information and must make sense of it so that they can play the role of teacher and write an informational letter to the parents about an imaginary field trip.
Fifth grade math AIG students received their problem solving notebooks and learned about a few quick games we may play from time to time. They also wrote in any form they chose a response to the prompt: "What is your relationship with math?" It was a great way to get to know them and their feelings about a subject I just love! I myself wrote a poem about my relationship with math...
Fourth grade math AIG students also received their problem solving notebooks and learned about the games. Their writing prompt was slightly different, but still very enlightening. They wrote in response to "What does it mean to be good at math?" or "What does it mean to be math minded?"
Sixth period Thinking Power also got right to work showing off their thinking powers! They brainstormed what it meant to have thinking power and then they, in honor of the rain today, thought about animals getting on a big boat. If you counted the legs, there were 12 legs. How many animals went by? The beauty of this question is that there is not one right answer, but many different possibilities. There were some very creative thinkers today. I can't wait to see what comes with more time to get thoughts together tomorrow!
Tomorrow, fourth and fifth grade reading AIG students will have their first classes as well. Both groups will receive their response journals and find out the novels we will start the year with. There's no way I'm giving away the surprise, but I'm super excited about both of them!