We learned about our other Academic Success Skill for this marking period. Earlier this week, we talked about taking intellectual risks. Today we talked about how we think. We learned about thinking fluently. Below you will see the skills we learn for fluency.
We watched two short videos that showed characters thinking fluently. One was about Ernie and the tall hat. Ask me to retell the story! The other video also shows fluent thinking, but also a couple actors whose sketch will definitely put a smile on your face!
We also made a Moody Cow Mind Jar. I shared information yesterday about the book we read and how to make a Mind Jar. You might want to scroll down to see that blog post because I forgot to press post after I finished writing it! A mind jar is a nice tool to use to help children, and adults, settle down when feeling stressed. There is a lot of energy in the air right now, good and bad, with holidays coming up, days off we've had, and the election. The post included information about the book and how to make a mind jar. Ours came out a little murky since I didn't have any regular dish washing liquid here at school, so we used Bath and Body Works soap. Ask me to tell you about making the Moody Cow Mind Jar and how it can help us with our feelings.
We had a wonderful fashion show today. Thank-you to everyone for helping the children with their outfits. They did an amazing job talking to each other to be ready to tell about their partner's ensemble. I suspect there were some families who practiced modeling because this really was Project Runway worthy! Pictures from the fashion show are under the Curriculum and Science tab. You will not want to miss these photos!
Please check our homepage for information about the Mini-Spirit Week our student government is sponsoring next week.
Have a nice weekend!