I am a bit behind in updating each class post, so I am going to do a summary of all of our GT classes this week today!
Kinder – They worked on Inventor Thinking by making Leprechaun Traps. We’ve set the traps out to see if we can catch any during Spring Break. The students also played the Osmo “Monster” game.
1st – The students began their new rotations for studying the individual countries they chose to research. They are analyzing statistics, programming a robot to travel around a map, and looking at fascinating photos of the countries. They also worked on a St. Patrick’s Day sudoku.
2nd – 2nd grade GT finished up their limericks from last week, shared them, and illustrated them. They also did some more Math Analogies.
3rd – The 3rd graders learned how to do Scratch programming, which they hope to use to create their final projects for Genius Hour. They also learned the Order of Operations, and applied it to an algebra activity. We read Billibonk, and discussed the habits of systems thinkers.
4th – We celebrated Pi Day this week! With a few videos, a story about Sir Cumference, and a Pi Day Breakout to solve, the students are fully prepared to make 3/14 a great day during Spring Break!
5th – The students began to work on their “manifestos” using what they have learned about themselves throughout the school year so far. We had some great conversations and excellent brainstorms.