Creative thinking means looking at something in a new way. It is the very definition of “thinking outside the box.” Please check out all the different views of one black spot.
“Hello, I’ve discovered a hole in my apartment… it moves around… yes… if you could come and look at it…bring it down to you, you say… how… hello!” The main character discovered a hole and tries to find an explanation. He seeks expert advice. But not everything can be explained. Perhaps he will just have to accept that it’s there!
There’s a hole in an animated movie. Watch to find out when Pencilmate falls into a hole. Will Pencilmiss be able to help him out?
What do you see?
Creative thinking means looking at something in a new way. It is the very definition of “thinking outside the box.”
Let’s create a new book – 50 Black Spots.
It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering another opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Origami Challenge.
“The Book with a Hole blasts a hole through the middle of the book itself. Sometimes the hole is an eye the reader can look through; sometimes it is a mouth and the reader’s fingers make the teeth! The next minute it is a plate (with food drawn by the reader on a sheet of paper behind the book), an obstacle to jump across, or a saucepan. It’s crazy! It’s a Book with a Hole!”
Challenge: Write another page(s) to Herve Tullet’s book.
Extra time? Try this logic game, Hook.
Challenge: Cut a hole large enough to fit your whole body through the piece of paper.
1. Use 8 1/2 X 11 and cut a hole big enough for your entire class.
2. Use a post-it. Cut a hole for you to fit.
3. What adjustments will you make for an entire school to fit in a piece of paper? Try it!
“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits,
but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” ~ Albert Ellis
- Acceptance is the willingness to embrace feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own.
- Acceptance is the ability to experience or survive something unpleasant.
- Acceptance is the willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation.
- We all have the human need and right to be accepted.
Book of the Month:
The Day You Begin By: Jacqueline Woodson
What is one way you can show acceptance to someone who may have differences to you?
It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Pumpkin Character Challenge.
This week we will celebrate “Start with Hello” week, which is a week to remind us how important and powerful it is to get to know one another, make new friends, say hi to new people, and make people feel good if they are feeling sad or alone. Every day you can do a special activity to remember to try and include others. Whether on the school bus, in the playground or in class, it is important to make sure others feel included and welcome.
Sometimes to do this, you need courage. Courage can mean a lot of things and people can act courageously in a lot of different situations. Listen to Bernard Waber’s book, Courage. Think about what courage means to you and how you too can act courageously in every day kind of ways.
Courage is also staring with Hello! Let’s try to be courageous by getting to know new people and by helping others who might need a friend.