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!