Our fourth and fifth graders continue to sharpen their convergent thinking skills with logic puzzles, Hands-On Equations and other activities that require finding a correct answer. They have also been practicing their divergent thinking skills. Last week our students created an advertisement for either a habitat or a restaurant fit for a frog. They were encouraged to concentrate on their fluency (the more ideas the better), flexibility (changing ideas if needed), originality (ideas that no one else will think of), and elaboration (adding details). This week our students will learn about a frog's life cycle by creating a narrative from the perspective of a frog going through metamorphosis.
To further the students' knowledge of metamorphosis in an authentic way, we are planning to hike to Sibley pond and observe the transformation from eggs to tadpoles to froglet to adult frog. This should be happening soon, so please send in the permission form to ensure your child will participate.
The Frog Man will be visiting the first week of March. If you haven't already, please return a $5 donation to cover the cost of his presentation. We are looking forward to the awesome learning opportunity for our students!
Lastly, the Georgia Aquarium has a frog exhibit called Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. We, unfortunately, will not be able to take a school field trip there, so we highly encourage you to take your Target child there to see this exhibit. Follow the link below for more information.