Glenside Future Problem Solvers
Coaches: Mrs. Pasternack & Mrs. Rickel
Next meeting: December 9th
Acronyms to memorize
The FPS students received their first homework assignment. By January 6, we would like them to memorize their assigned acronym. They do not need to memorize the definitions of their assigned categories, but they do need to have a general understanding.
CAB: Maggie, Sophie, Sam, Monique, Sofia
BET: Tabitha, Esther, Christian, Will, Caroline
PLEDGE: Aidan, Keegan, Jack, Cailyn, Maya, Myanah
STREP: Isaac, Liam, Peter, Reilly, Amelia
Singing for the skit portion
Brainstorming Animal Uses with the FPS Categories
On December 9th, the students will be asked to brainstorm ways that animals are used. They will complete a worksheet where they are asked to generate one use of animals for each of the FPS categories.
Recreation: Pony rides
Basic Needs: Guide dogs used for people that are blind
How can Parents help?
Generating an animal use for each category is going to be difficult. As a family, please start the discussion at home with the STREP categories.
How are animals used that impact:
Social relationships? such as taking your dog for a walk as a family
Transportation? such as horse and carriage rides for tours in the city
Recreation? such as greyhound racing
Economics? such as owners of pet stores make money off of the sale of animals
Psychological health? such as a grieving person takes comfort in spending time with a pet
Six-Steps to Problem Solving
1. Identify Challenges to the topic or Future Scene.
2. Select an Underlying Problem.
3. Produce Solution Ideas to the Underlying Problem.
4. Generate and Select Criteria to Evaluate Solution Ideas.
5. Apply Criteria to Solution Ideas.
6. Develop an Action Plan.