Thursday, February 14, 2013

"BEE" My Valentine

Our afternoon today was filled with ice cream sundaes, big valentine hearts, some finger puppets, a bit of candy kiss estimating, passing out cards and, of course, lava-jumping.  Would you expect any less?
We even fit in a little "thinking routine"...GENERATE*SORT*CONNECT.
Since today is all about our friends, we spent some time thinking about our friends and how they are important to us.  Then we turned to discuss this with a partner...because we all need to run our ideas by a good listener.  We gathered these ideas, and then sorted them.  We organized our ideas in a way that made sense to us, and finally, we connected our ideas to other ideas.  The thinking was deep, the conversation engaging and the learning? well, quite visible!

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