Today we began learning about taking intellectual risks. When we take intellectual risks we ask questions every day to help us understand, we share our thinking with the group, we share ideas and answers even when we aren't sure if they are correct, and we challenge ourselves to try and do harder and harder things.
We started our day by talking about asking questions. We studied this photograph and came up with questions we had about it.
Some of you may know this is Krishna's Butter Ball in India. This rock has been balanced here for thousands of years. We generated A LOT of questions! Ask me to tell you what I wondered about.
We also learned about the word challenge. We watched a fun video and challenged ourselves.
We are working on answering key questions from texts, and retelling stories. The Five Finger Retell is one tool we can use to remind students of what to include in retelling at story.
We read Ribbit, by Rodrigo Folgueira and practiced retelling the story. Children often skip important parts of the story in the retell, so practice is important, especially as stories become more complex. Ask me to tell you the story Ribbit. This story had a simple lesson in it. The frog family gets upset when they see a pig sitting on a rock in the middle of the pond. They are even more surprised when he "ribbits" at them. They question why he is there and if he is making fun of him. They end of going to the old wise beetle who doesn't understand their problem. When the beetle comes to the pond they find the pig has left. Somehow, the pig is now in a tree with lots of birds who all are tweeting, including the pig. Ask me to tell you what I learned about friendship through this story.
Have a nice evening!