- I will be at the Museum of Tolerance all day today and Monday. I’ll be learning about an Anti-Bias Curriculum from the Anti-Defamation League. Sometime in the next weeks, I’ll share ideas to incorporate in your homeschooling.
- Genius Hour workshops: We are just pushing everything back a week (we postponed last week). This Tuesday from 1-3pm, we will hold the first session.
- MAPs reminder: to sign up for MAPs assessment, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44ada729a13-winter1. If you need an alternate time, just let me know.
- Thursday workshops
- Maker Space: We focused on “Joy.” We listened to music, looked at images and watched video to prompt discussion of Joy. Jim and I demonstrated a number of basic paper sculpting techniques. They created their own representations of Joy, using paper and a flat base. You can see their creations in the Collaborative library.
- Math Games: We started with Tapatan (a strategy game) as a warm up. We then split into two groups. One played Doubles Cover Up. The other played ZigZag (a fluency and strategy game). The ZigZag group was tasked with working with a partner and/or group to understand how to play the game. After playing one time, they thought it was too easy. After I pointed out a rule difference in how they played, they went back to the drawing board and found that it was a much more difficult game than they initially believed. Games were sent home. I still owe a couple of kids the Doubles game.
- George’s Marvelous Medicine: We quickly reviewed the first 4 chapters for those who missed last week. We brainstormed ideas of possible recipe ingredients, measurement quantities and words associated with cooking. Each student wrote a rough draft of a medicine recipe for George’s grandma. Check out our Collaborative classroom display. I think you’ll enjoy them.
- Tinkercad and 3D Printing: Yikes…the Tinkercad site had issues and then our internet connection kept dropping. We will be using a different approach next time, so that if problems arise, they are easier to manage.
Just a few pieces of information before I head to the Museum of Tolerance…