Everyone loves a snow day! Let’s plan a game and get those creative juices going! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Games are due Tuesday, January 21st. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Snow Day Game Challenge.
January Theme of the Month:
Communities Work Together
Overview: Cooperation the process of working together
RULER Emotion Words: Fulfilled, satisfied, grateful
How to be a Cooperative Person
Listen carefully to others and be sure you understand what they are saying
- Share when you have something that others would like to have
- Take turns when there is something that nobody wants to do, or when more than one person wants to do the same thing
- Compromise when you have a serious conflict
- Do your part the very best that you possibly can. This will inspire others to do the same
- Show appreciation to people for what they contribute
- Encourage others to do their best
- Make people feel important and needed. Working together is a lot more fun that way
- Don’t isolate or exclude anyone. Everybody has something valuable to offer, and nobody likes being left out
Book of the Month
Song Of The Month
Today you will use logic, task cards and plastic chips with numbers. Follow the instructions on each task card. Move the plastic chips to solve the problem. There is no need for erasing because if you make a mistake…just move the chips. When you find success, record your answer on your sheet. Good luck and have fun!
Challenge: Try this game online, Magic Triangles. Here you solve puzzles by arranging numbers on a diagram so that they add up to a given value. Use perseverance to solve these logic puzzles!
Last week, you created a mini-book using a hole for inspiration. This week, the hole will inspire us to create an animation. You might recall How to Make a Quick and Easy Flipbook from last year. This year we will use technology to help us!
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.