After a nice restful weekend, second graders got their brains cranking with some great cognitive activities that challenged their logical and divergent thinking skills. Students worked on their first "Math Balance Bender", and a "Waker Upper, Robot Writing." Once their brains were warmed up, students headed into some heavy detective work. The junior detectives reviewed the suspects' alibis from last week. New information sent from Mr. Van Feisty made the detectives go back and review one suspect's alibi. By solving a difficult logic grid puzzle, the detectives were surprised to find out that Salty the Cracker's alibi was substantiated. New evidence on the remaining suspects and their second alibis, substantiated Ms. Johnson's alibi. Detectives are down to three suspects for further investigations. Students ended the day submitting their detective report on who of the remaining suspects they felt stole the recipes, and had to support their reasoning with the current gathered evidence.
Homework: Work on your mystery project. Early project finishers can come in next week 11/14 ready to share. Final due date: 11/28 (after the Thanksgiving break).