Rock Brain is a tricky Unthinkable to teach and takes some time , activities & practice. As the children's self awareness & regulation increases their learning and understanding deepens for this and many Unthinkables. But basically Rock Brain is a character who makes kids get stuck on just one thing and prevents them from changing their minds and being a flexible thinker and problem solver. (more about Unthinkables here)
The first thing we do is introduce the concept of flexible and unflexible. For this activity, we gave each child a rock and a piece of putty and asked questions after they observed and played with each item. Some questions we asked-
We then shared our adjectives and observations. This will be our foundation and vocabulary for the remaining lessons.
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