In Matters of the Heart we continued thinking about stereotypes. We refuted one at a time and then "burst" a balloon to represent bursting the stereotype. There was quite a bit of good discussion and many insightful comments and connections. I think students really stretched their thinking.
Next the bridge companies had their first real "working" day. I made the mistake of calling it a building day in class, and of course, someone pointed out that nothing was really "built". Very true. Companies worked diligently to finalize their plans, purchase materials, design the land according to guidelines, and learn to work in their roles and operate as a team. I thought they did great! All four bridge companies met the deadline of having plans finalized by the end of our session, and I hope every company will actually build next week. Ask your child about how it went and how he/she did in his/her job role.
We ended our day in architecture. Each student receive an "Architecture Glossary" full of terms to know. They began working through a Google Slides presentation of pictures and reading the glossary information. They will complete this for homework and we will talk about it together next week.
The only other homework this week is the field trip form for our May 5th Architectural Tour.