Friday, April 14, 2017

Taming the Toys



Greetings!

Imagining and Thinking

The same or different? 

Oh, The Things You Can Think.

Our morning discussion examined that question and more. There were no quick answers. I asked, for example, could you imagine or think of nothing? Could you think or imagine what life is like in someone else's mind? 
Ar
e you thinking or imagining now? 

Our discussion suggested imagination is somehow activated, where thinking to one degree or another is constant. 


How was this discussion useful? 


Flow of thoughts
Reflective run




Talk helped the kids think about imagination’s value for sparking creative ideas. 

Burgeoning Bosch

Above all else, the world needs imaginative people. Read this article for the prize inside:



Downsize the toy box and increase creativity, confidence, cooperation? Sounds too good to be true, eh? Could toys promote systematic thinking and nature or having nothing boost imagination? The answer surely depends on context, and how long you'd care to discuss it.There's time. 

As for the kids, we racked this cognition set with the wildly imaginative Alice in Wonderland (1951).


The Mad Hatter

MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS

We conducted MAP tests this week. 



Overall the kids were fine. I was pleased and not surprised by results. In fact, MAP scores mirrored my latest report card comments. Dedicated readers showed more academic progress. So, please continue to ask questions about the stories or information your child reads at home.  

Make everyday reading meaningful.

And make the long weekend imaginative!

Don

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