Today was a busy, short day. We learned about taking intellectual risks. We learned that we take intellectual risks when we say what we think, even if we don't know if it's a "right answer." We take intellectual risks all the time, but one activity we often do has us taking intellectual risks as we talk about what we notice and wonder. Check out today's photograph:
Ask me to tell you about this photograph. Many of the students thought it was something like a rainstick, which was a really good connection! Another student thought it was some kind of dinosaur skeleton. These connections show our thinking, even if it's not the "right answer." We learned that our thinking is even more important than the answer. After we talked about this plant, which turns out to be a Strangler Fig, we looked at another view of the same tree.
We all were so curious about this tree that we watched a 3 minute video that tells all about Strangler Fig Trees.
Have a great afternoon and evening!