Problem Solving

The Ingredients of a Mystery

The Ingredients of a Mystery

Last week in the library we had all the ingredients of a mystery! First, we discussed a real mystery involving the stolen statue of the Lorax from the home of Dr. Seuss located in California. Discussing this real mystery, allowed us to use detective vocabulary such as “clue”, “crime”, “red herring”, “detective”, “evidence”, “mystery”, “suspect” […]

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather...

…be an eagle or a whale? Before you make a decision, you must research and learn about the eagle and the whale! First, complete the required activities below. Then, decide which animal you would rather be. Next, write a persuasive paragraph using the O.R.E.O. strategy. Last, post your “Would You Rather…” in the comment section below. […]

Tower of Books Library Challenge

Tower of Books Library Challenge

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students, I discovered a reading activity created by Michael Friermood called the “Tower of Books” which I am modifying for our use during the next eight weeks in order to motivate students to explore the vast selection of books available in the William O. Schaefer Library Media Center. The “Tower of Books” Library Challenge will begin […]

ChopSticks

Dear First and Second Grade Students, Have you ever tried playing Chopsticks on the piano? Have you ever tried eating with ChopSticks? What was your first experience with ChopSticks like? According to the Mobile Cuisine Chopsticks , when you use chopsticks, you involve over 30 joints and 50 muscles in the fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder as well as thousands […]

Novel Games: MatchSticks

Novel Games: MatchSticks

Challenge yourself with this game of MatchSticks! The rules of Matchsticks seem very easy, but the puzzles can be much more complicated than you have thought! Your goal in this game is to take away a required number of matches so as to form the required quantity of squares. When the game starts, 9 small […]

Skip to toolbar