1st Hour: MS Students (non-basketball) came in and worked on their computers.

DI Team: The other students from the Destination ImagiNation came today with the other 8th graders.  We did an Instant Challenge: Fractured Fairy Tales and Twisted Nursery Rhymes.  I am trying to get the students to think creatively and quickly!  Then the new students to the team completed a SideTrips Specialties Inventory, and I discussed the Central Challenge requirements while the other two students brainstormed plot elements.

6th Grade PRIDE:  I introduced students to the Qualifying Trials for the Wacky Olympics we will have later when it gets warmer.  Students are divided into teams to complete an Interact Simulation called The Odyssey.  There are four rounds, and each round requires them to read two myths and complete creative activities for both.  Then the team works together to overcome obstacles.  Points are awarded for all of their work.  We read the myth of Heracles’ 12 labors today then teams worked to complete activities 1 and 2.

5th Grade PRIDE: Same as 6th grade.

7th/8th Grade PRIDE: Students shared ideas about their DI challenge plot elements.  It sounds like they have a lot of great ideas.

We had a pep rally at 1:30.  Go Lady Lions!

At 1:50, 2nd and 3rd Grades PRIDE met their Flat Stanley partner class from Hopewell, Ohio.  We had a great time chatting with them and sharing about the World’s Tallest Hill and the Poteau Hot Air Balloon Festival.  The students had a question and answer time.  I gave one of the students here our next guest Flat Stanley from New York to take home for the evening.

After School: Botball Practice.  We have moving bots!!!!

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