Amazing Individuals

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We read different books about people who have made a difference in the world around them.

As you were reading, you were thinking about a word or phrase that you would use to describe that person. You were also finding evidence to support your thinking.

Respond to this post. Include:

  • The person you read about
  • What word or phrase you would use to describe that person
  • Evidence from the text to support your thinking
  • An interesting or important fact you read that you think your peers would appreciate

Reply to what someone has written.

  • Paraphrase
  • Praise
  • Question/I Wonder

Henry Box Brown, Our Performance

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We did it! We performed our play, Henry “Box” Brown, for our friends and families. Take a moment to reflect upon opening night as well as the journey that led you there…

  • Reading the book, Henry’s Freedom Box
  • Asking if we could make a play
  • Researching and storyboarding our topic
  • Writing the script…7 scenes!
  • Revising, editing, and adding the final touches to the writing
  • Practicing the play
  • Learning the music for the play
  • Creating backdrops
  • Identifying needed props and gathering them
  • Creating a playbill
  • Putting it all together

Wow…

Reflect upon your journey and respond to this post.

  • What about this process has made you feel successful?
  • What was the part you most enjoyed about this process? What made that enjoyable for you?
  • What about this process was difficult for you? What did you do to overcome this obstacle?
  • What will you remember? What makes you think you will remember that?
  • Anything else?

Respond to what someone else has written.

  • Paraphrase
  • Praise
  • Question/I Wonder Statement

7 x 3

Watch the Abbott & Costello video clip. Here, Abbot is telling Costello how 7 x 13 = 28.

What do you think about Abbott’s reasoning?

  • What makes sense?
  • What misconceptions do you see?
  • What advice would you give Abbott?
  • What would you do to find out what 7 x 13 is?

Read what other classmates have shared. Comment on at least one of their responses.

  • Paraphrase
  • Praise
  • Question/I Wonder Statement

 

Pocket Change

Pocket Change

 

We watched a video of change being put into a Coinstar machine. We saw that the change had pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. After watching the video, we wrote down what we noticed, what we wondered, and what questions we still had from the video.

 

We determined that the question we wanted to pursue was the following: How many of each coin are in the video?

 

We figured we would need to know the following in order to solve the problem:

  • the number of coins there are (22 coins)
  • the value of the coins

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We solved the to find out how many of each coin there was to make $1.30 in change. Reflect upon the process.

  • What did you already know?
  • What surprised you?
  • What have you learned about yourself as a problem solver?
  • How can you use what you have learned with money in your everyday life?

 

Respond to what one of your classmates wrote.

  • Paraphrase
  • Praise
  • Question/I Wonder Statement

Filling Those Buckets, One Drop At A Time

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We have been talking about filling buckets. There are countless opportunities to bring a smile to someone’s face every single day.

 

Let’s share what others have done to bring smiles to our faces.

  • Be sure to add detail to your response.
  • Reflect upon why that act made you feel good.
  • What impact did it have?
  • What can you learn from that?

Reply to what others have commented.

  • Paraphrase
  • Praise
  • Question/I wonder Statement

Making Toast

We watched a video of a piece of toast being toasted. It took almost 2 minutes, 10 seconds for the toast pop out of the toaster. We saw a loaf of Italian bread. We saw a picture showing the number of servings in the loaf of bread.

 

Then we attempted to answer the question that Ayla thought of, How long does it take to toast the whole loaf of bread?

We figured we would need to know the following in order to solve the problem:

  • pieces in loaf of bread
  • exact pop up time of toast (time to toast one piece)
  • assumption that the toaster was on one setting
  • There was something else that we were told we’d need in order to figure out how long it would take to toast the entire loaf. What is that?

We solved to find out how long it would take to toast the loaf of bread. Reflect upon the process.

  • What did you already know?
  • What surprised you?
  • What have you learned about yourself as a problem solver?
  • In what way does this connect to elapsed time?

Respond to what a classmate wrote.

  • Paraphrase
  • Praise
  • Question/I Wonder Statement

 

 

Which Individual Candy Costs More?

You watched the video. You shared what you noticed and what you wondered. You created questions after watching the video. Some of the questions were questions which could  be answered by looking at the bags of candy. Some of the questions were asking people’s opinions. There was one question that we needed to work on finding the answer to.

We worked on answering the question, Which individual candy costs more? 

 

Respond to this blog post.

Share:

  • What strategies did you use to solve the problem? What worked? What did you need to change?
  • What did you learn about yourself as a problem solver?
  • What did you notice about the answer?
  • Was the answer what you expected? Explain why or why not.
  • Is it possible to have another outcome for this question? What is your thinking?

Different Like Coco

Different Like Coco

Take a look at the slide show and the questions below. Respond to the blog post.

  • What you have defined as creative, inventive & notable.

  • What can you conclude about Coco Chanel? What evidence do the quotes provide to support that conclusion?

  • What quote/s resonate with you?

  • What quote/s do you disagree with?

  • Respond in a blog post.

Reply to someone else’s response.

  • Paraphrase
  • Praise
  • Question/I Wonder

Time

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Recently, you shared ways that you could express 12:30 (pictured above). Use that as a springboard to further discuss 12:30 and time in general.

Respond to this post.

Considerations:

  • What does time mean to you?
  • What makes time an important concept to know?
  • What do you know to be true about time?
  • What are some unanswered questions you have regarding time?
  • In what way would you explain 12:30?

Reply to the response of a classmate.

  • Paraphrase
  • Praise
  • Question/I Wonder Statement