Swish is a fun game that develops thinking skills like logical reasoning and visual perception.
Sudoku is a number placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the 3×3 boxes contain all of the digits from 1 to 9.
Try to complete the easy, medium and hard puzzles from class. Or go online for a daily puzzle…
SUDOKU of the day!
The tangram is a puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. It is one of the most popular puzzles in the world. Tangrams are an excellent way to increase mental and visual skills. Using imagination, geometrical shapes, letters, numbers, figures, boats, animals and objects can bring great fun along with a challenge.
Let’s play online!
Now try these shapes…Four Piece Tangram Puzzles
This weekend Liv sponsored a car wash. She was inspired by the biography, Alexandra Scott, and wanted to help raise funds to find a cure for childhood cancer. Here is a link to the book, Alex and the Lemonade Stand and a link to the foundation, ALSF.
Thank you, Liv. You inspire all of us too!
How to make your own…
Try these tangram puzzles online.
Bestselling author Brad Meltzer wrote two books with:
60 reminders that anything is possible.
Check out his #1 Hero – Video!
About the Contest: CLE is celebrating Earth Day by sponsoring a recycle poster contest using the theme, Every Day is Earth Day! This contest is open to students to promote recycling in creative and fun ways, raising environmental awareness.
Theme: Every Day is Earth Day posters should clearly highlight the importance of recycling in our school and community. This theme can include topics such as “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. Use your imagination and get creative!
• Students must create their own original artwork – no copyrighted clip art, computer-generated graphics, or copyrighted characters.
• Posters must reflect the theme of the contest.
• All entries on paper 11 inches in width and 8.5 inches in height. (No lined notebook paper!)
• Artwork must be oriented on the page in landscape or portrait format.
• All entries must be 2-dimensional; no collage or glued on pieces can be accepted.
• Paint, crayon, marker, colored pencil is acceptable, but remember that bright solid colors will reproduce better!
• Individual students may only submit one entry.
• Each poster must have student names and class teachers on the back of the poster.
• Do NOT fold posters when submitting to the main office.
Awards: One student from each grade level will receive a class award for their poster.
Due Date: Posters are due by April 23, 2018. Submit to the main office for display. Posters can be turned in any day earlier.
Perseverance is this month’s superpower!
- Perseverance is the courage it takes to continue trying despite previous failures.
- Perseverance is the strength that gets you through times of trouble.
- Perseverance is knowing that the road to success is paved with difficulty.
- Perseverance is steady persistence in a course of action, especially in spite of discouragement.
We were inspired by William Kamkwamba’s story. When his village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food and school, William spent his days in the library and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps and became the local hero who harnessed the wind. Listen to the children’s books here – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
Here is another video, Moving Windmills.
Interview an adult. Determine a time in his/her life when he/she had to persevere and the result of this hard work. Share this experience with our class blog.
Back by popular demand… The Peeps Challenge! After nine years the Washington Post is no longer sponsoring its annual peeps contest. We want to keep this challenge alive at Cottage Lane. Get those creatives juices flowing and find out more information here – THE PEEPS CHALLENGE.
Let’s rise to the challenge this month!!! You can do it!!!
- Add your “Black Out” poem to our shared google doc – Women’s Black Out Poems.
- It does not matter if you are a boy or a girl. What are you going to make? Please write your “One day I will…” statement to this blog post.
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