Friday, October 12, 2007

Are we smarter than 5th graders?

Are we smarter than 5th graders?

It is an honor and privilege for me to work with Junior Achievement in the 4th and 6th grades at our local elementary school. The students and faculty there consistently provide for me a reality check and remind me why I became a Librarian 24+ years ago.

With the 4th grade students we have a section in the workbooks that delineate the steps taken in making a decision. Those steps are as follows:

Identify all of the problem/s issue/s
Gather all relevant information
Identify options and alternatives
List options and alternatives along with their possible positive and negative outcomes
Make a decision by using the options that have more positives than negatives

4th graders ROCK!

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