Saturday, October 3, 2015

Our Brains can Stretch! Everyone can Learn New Things!

Fantastic Elastic Brain Video We read the book

The Dot Story-Video
In September we looked at all three of the above information sources, and instead of me telling the children what I wanted them to learn, the children came upon it themselves!  
I told the children, "We are going to go quickly from one video, to a book, and to an image on the screen and we are not going to stop in between to talk, so save your ideas!  At the end we are going to talk.  We will talk about what these three things have in common- like they do on the radio sometimes with 3 songs and you have to figure out the connection- and why they are important for us here at school."

  1. First we watched "The Dot"
  2. Then we read "The Fantastic Elastic Brain"
  3. Then we looked at and read aloud "Change your words, Change your Mindset" bulletin board.
  4. Your children did the thinking!  They did the talking!  I did the writing!  and they had SO much to say!!  
Stay tuned for a snapshot of your students' thoughts!

LA.4.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 - [Grade Level Standard] - Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
LA.4.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.2 - [Grade Level Standard] - Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
LA.4.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.9 - [Grade Level Standard] - Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.