December 9th - 13th
Curiosity & Invention
December 9th: K - 2
Thank you guys...it takes a village!
December 9th: 3rd - 5th
For example, if it's to have a zero when traveling in the hall, students can help to identify reasons why this expectation is important. (It keeps us safe, it helps us to hear important directions, it allows other grade levels to continue learning, etc.)
December 10th: All Grade Levels
Extension: Have your students start to think about something that they would like to create. Or, ask them to think of something that has already been invented which they are curious about. Have students save their answers for tomorrow.
December 11th: All Grade Levels
1. What is something that you would like invent, or what is something that has already been invented that you are curious about? (For example, I'm curious to know how they make slime. Or, I'm curious to know what happens to all the trash in the ocean.)
December 12th: All Grade Levels
Start a discussion with your class about the fact that we are so lucky to have had so many curious people in the world that have brought us ingenious inventions.
Which curious human are you most thankful for? (i.e.-I'm most thankful for Thomas Edison because he curiosity led to the discovery of electricity. They don't have to know the name of the inventor per say, just what they invented and why they are grateful)
December 13th: Team Building (All Grade Levels)
Assign each student another student in class to introduce. They will have to introduce that person by just describing things about them. (i.e-they love sea turtles, the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys, and Reading.) Others students in class will have to guess who is being introduced. (This game won't be able to be finished in one sitting.)
Have students line up in sequential order according to their birthday without talking at all.