SET

The Family Fun Game of Visual Perception is an excellent way to improve your visual problem solving skills.The object of the game is to identify a “set” of three cards from twelve cards laid out on the table.Each card has four features/attributes: symbols, colors, number, and shading. A set consists of three cards in which each of the card’s features, looked at one-by-one, are the same on each card, or, are different on each card. Log onto www.setgame.com for more details.

Another Breakout!

Terri Eichholz offers another Digital Breakout  called “Scholastic Beasts” which is the 4th one in her series.  Here is the scenario: These 4 school friends enjoy challenging each other with puzzles. When Terry Bull won 4 free tickets to the Imagine Unicorns Concert, the friends thought it would be fun to put the tickets in a lock box and each add their own secret combination to see if they could collaborate to open the box by the weekend. Can you help the friends? Can you solve the digital breakout, Scholastic Beasts?

Don’t forget to try – Eicholz’ Feebo, Not Chee

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

pinduli02April is blue for respect.Respect is to show polite regard and consideration. Respect is a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, and important and should be treated a certain way.  Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

Cottage Lane’s book of the month, Pinduli, is a surprising story about self-image, self-acceptance, and treating others with respect. After reading, sharing and discussing this special book you will realize how a few tiny words – bad or good – can create something enormous!

Do you think that by hurting someone else’s feelings it made the animals who made Pinduli feel bad, feel better about themselves?

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This month please practice respect toward others, adults and the Earth!

Breakout Edu

Breakout EDU brings gaming to our classroom. Breakout sessions present players with a challenge that encourages teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting.

The Spyder Heist challenge includes graphing, patterning, converting, and critical reading.

Let’s continue using these skills when solving mysteries, logic puzzles, riddles and online Breakout sessions.

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Light it Up Blue!

On Tuesday and Friday, please wear blue.   As a school community, we are going to show our support for Autism Awareness and our monthly assembly, Respect! This is a great time to show respect for others and others diagnosed with Autism.

What else can you do?  Please visit Mrs. McBride’s website for further details – Blue for Autism.

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD.) “It is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.  Down Syndrome International (DSI) encourages friends all over the world to raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.”

Rock Your Socks tomorrow March 21st to show your support.  Visit Mrs. McBride’s website for more information.

Iditarod 2019

The Iditarod has been called the “Last Great Race on Earth” for a good reason.  It is a sled dog race that starts in Anchorage, Alaska and ends over 1,000 miles away in Nome.  The landscape is treacherous, and the weather is unforgiving. This race serves to memorialize all the things sled dogs have done in history and for the people of Alaska, but part of the trail raced today is the historical trail mushers used to bring life-saving medicine to Nome during an epidemic of diphtheria in 1925.

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Select a musher that you believe will win.  Leave a comment with his/her name on this blog.  If someone already chose that musher, you must select a different one.  The fastest time of all the mushers selected will win a prize. Good Luck, Mushers!

Play the Serum Run Game.

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Tangrams

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.

How to make your own…

Try these tangram puzzles online.