Sunday, February 15, 2009

Synthesis Thinking...

I was using a spiral lollipop to help explain synthesis to the class. But first I asked how they thought it related to synthesis. I had previously made a cake with them to demonstrate that many "thoughts" go together and create something new.

Here is what they said -

- it's good.
- ideas are swirling around.
- mixture of ideas - questions, predictions, inferences, etc.
- one big idea - come up with something new
- grows like our thinking grows
- we keep on learning

Not bad for second grade!!!