Between a crashed computer, electricity outages, and short weeks, I’ve once again fallen behind on keeping you updated about GT happenings. Here is what each grade level did this week:
Kinder practiced “Magician Thinking” (Visual/Spatial) by doing Tangram puzzles and matching rotated shapes.
1st did Divergent Thinking by imagining what surprise might hatch from a mother bird’s egg. They also got to use the Dash robots, including the robot launcher, to review some of what they have learned during their country studies.
2nd finished and presented their bridges designed for fictional characters. They also worked on more “Balance Bender” math puzzles.
3rd grade continued to work with Scratch and a movie editing app to get ready to present their Genius Hour project. They also began a new Billibonk book, which will give them even more Systems Thinking Tools.
4th explored a small virtual gallery of paintings, learned about the theft of the Mona Lisa, and read more of Chasing Vermeer.
5th grade worked on their Genius Hour projects, their websites, and a really tough logic problem (so far only one student has solved it!). We also got to watch a student demonstrate the robotic vending machine he designed at home (video embedded below)!