Today our Exploration lesson was all about being an engineer! Some of us tried making sling shots or bridges or even frisbees. It took some thinking to get a note from one town to another without stepping on HOT LAVA. That thinking is what we need to be working on. It isn't hard to follow directions or steps the teacher tells us, but when we have to come up with a plan and then decide what we need to do to carry out the plan things get a little TRICKIER for us. We decided that the words "I CAN'T" do NOT exist. We have to always be willing to TRY!
Later we practiced maximum, minimum, range, and mode another way! This time we were put into teams of detectives and we were given clues to help us determine the numbers in our set. Clues were things like, "the maximum in my data set is 3 X 9. can you help find the numbers in my set." ONLY TWO groups of detectives were able to solve the mystery! Mrs. Jenkins said we are TRYING again tomorrow! She told us that it is VERY IMPORTANT to learn to think outside the box and to learn to become GREAT problem solvers. We thought our heads were going to EXPLODE because of all the thinking we were doing!
We started a new story today too. "Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday" is the story of a boy about our age and what he does with the money his grandparents give him. We can relisten to the story on our website any time and will be doing lots of things with this story to practice our money counting skills!
Tonight we might have to finish:
-A daily fix-it paper
-Skating Morning Work - which practiced sequence
-Alexander Scavenger Hunt - which we needed to bring home our reading book to help with this page
-Journal page 19-20
- The Football Reading Group also had a vocabulary page over Making Sense
*Mr. Adams handed out t-shirt order forms so we need to bring that back with the money for the shirt if we want to order a shirt.
*Mrs. Jenkins also worked on putting some grades on Infinite Campus today so mom and dad can be checking to see how we are doing too.
It was a SUPER day with a lot to LEARN!