We launched our CREATIVITY unit this week!!!! Let the fun begin!
Students took a one-minute pretest, brainstorming things that float. When finished, we began a discussion of the four components of creativity: fluency, flexibility, elaboration, and originality.
- Fluency: How many ideas do you have?
- Flexibility: How many ways can you look at this idea?
- Elaboration: What details can I add?
- Originality: Are my ideas ones that others would not consider?
Students created thinking characters to go with each category, including Flexible Flora, Detail Dan, Fluency Friend, and...Beckler! Beckler is our originality character.
Today, we played Scattergories -- an oldie but goodie. Students practiced fluency and originality during the game.
It was a great beginning to what promises to be a fun unit.
I sent home March homework today. Encourage your child to complete the packet slowly and thoughtfully.
Also, learn definitions of new WordMasters Challenge vocabulary!
Have a great weekend.
I missed you this week, third graders. How did ISAT testing go for you? I look forward to seeing you on Monday. We'll launch our new unit on creativity.
Have a great weekend!