It was a student from 6th hour who had the high score of 42 observations. 42. That's a lot of observations on a paperclip, you know?
We did this for a number of reasons
- to practice active observation skills
- so I could see the skill level of students
- so they could see their own skill level
- but mostly to point out that:
In some ways social studies is a lot like science. It deals with observation. And there's something to be said for zoning out. We can't possibly actively observe every aspect of the world 24-7.
I can't give you the whole discussion in blog form, but rest assured, it was a good one. From observation, we went to organization - and started talking about Earth, latitude and longitude, continents and oceans. We'll probably have a quiz on Monday. Shhhh... Don't tell anyone.