Christmas is almost upon us! I can’t believe we are nearly halfway through the school year. Time really is flying. We have just started investigating our new driving question in the afternoon. Our unit of study has been focused on the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Now, students will be using design thinking to design and build something to help solve the problem of one of the crew on the trek. Design Thinking is such a great way to teach empathy and problem solving to students. This will be our first driving question focused on using these tenets, and I’m excited to see where the students take it!
In math, we have been focused on measurement and applying the concepts to real world problems. We will be soon entering the land of long division! My students are rocking at their math facts, so I’m excited to see how they tackle this new concept.
I am enjoying this class so much. They love learning and investigating. I look forward to seeing them everyday!