Day Four- Thursday, February 5, 2015 (we skipped day 4 because I wasn't here!) Today, your challenge is to create a pattern using only 4 colors. I have been thinking about which four colors would make a fun, great pattern? I am trying to decide between my favorite colors or colors that would make a great pattern. Which will you choose?
Day Two- Tuesday, February 3, 2015 doodle challenge is to fill these jars of candy with your favorite candy. Did you know that Mrs. McLeod LOVES candy??? I love Sour Patch Kids, Cherry Sours, Red Jelly Bellys, Sour Jelly Bellys, Harbio Rasberries and Blackberries & Mike & Ikes. It is shameful, really. How will I decide what to fill my candy jars with?? What be inside your candy jar? I can't wait to see. You can print the picture here, get one from me in class or design your own candy jars in your sketchbook or separate piece of paper. Have fun!
My students are really interested in the doodling movement. I have been reading Sunni Brown’s book The Doodle Revolution and I have shared how doodling can be connected to learning ( see this short TED Talk by Sunni Brown on her webpage). I have noticed that my students are just doodling, which is a good start, but it isn’t connected to learning or how they can help process information or even how to better commit new information to their working memory. This is something I am still learning about, but in the mean time, I thought my students and I might take the month of February to do a Doodle-A-Day to try and focus our creativity a little bit. To keep it fun, I picked up this book at Half Priced Books this weekend to help give us our prompts.
I also am going to link this blog post to help everyone get their supplies ready and to have some tips to think about as we start this adventure.
This will not be a mandatory adventure, this is a just for fun challenge!
3rd graders diligently researching their assigned shark sense this morning. I did the pre-search for them. Now the students are researching their shark sense and getting ready to teach to the class about their assigned shark sense using their creative presentation style of their choice by the end of the week.
The 5th grade has been studying decades in American history. The each had a decade in American history. They had to find top news stories, economy, leaders, people, international stories, trends, sports & entertainment from their decade. We will eventually make an iBook with their research. The students had to memorize a 2 minutes speech, bring a fiid item to share from their decade for our Dinner Through the Decades and dress like someone from their decade. Since the kids were dressed up, we decided it would be fun to do a Harlem Shake: History Style.