Nonna's Favorite Quotes:

Nonna's Favorite Quotes: "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde, author and poet

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Inside...Outside

When I was a child, the emphasis in the classroom was on memorization of information. It didn't seem to matter if you understood the process as long as you could give the correct answer. I remember a teacher answering one of my many questions with "It isn't yours to question why, it's only yours to do or die."

Fortunately, there has been a shift in education toward teaching critical thinking skills, that now takes thinking beyond memorization and into analysis and logic.  Children are now taught how to think instead of just what to think.

Below is a worksheet that will help your child become a critical thinker. Have your child describe each picture and decide if it's an outside or inside activity. Ask if there are any activities that could be done both inside and outside. Ask your child to describe what would happen if they did the outside activities inside, or vice versa.

To Print: Double click on the sheet to open it. Then right click and choose Print Picture.

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