Sunday, June 17, 2018

Growth Mindset Practice



The last week of reading block in Mrs.Verespy's room was filled with fun growth mindset challenges.
We worked as a whole class on a "Spoon & Bubble Gum" Relay Race.We discussed what worked,
and what didn't. Students made suggestions to improve our time ~ and we did improve!!
Then we unwrapped the bubble gum and all did our best to blow bubbles.
Students took pictures on their chromebooks of their best bubbles, and wrote about how using
a Growth Mindset “Bubble Gum Brain” helped them to stick with it and do their best!
Finally, on Friday we worked on building houses of cards and solving brain teasers.
Focusing, working together and taking suggestions from others helped everyone succeed!

Here are some brain teasers for you:

1.What gets wetter as it dries?
2. What 5 letter word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters?
3. A cowboy rode into town on Friday, stayed only 3 days and left on Friday. How?

Answers:






1. a towel
2. short
3. His horse’s name was Friday.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mystery Science Videos

We have enjoyed watching Mystery Doug Videos for curious kids each Monday during snack time. The students decided to research a habitat with a partner.They read books and articles about a habitat, and the plants and animals that have special adaptations which allow them to live there. These are our own "Mystery Science" Videos.