First and second graders were challenged with discovering a rule for why some creatures were "Cheatos" and others weren't. Students observed several examples and nonexamples before developing a theory. They had the opportunity to test their theory by drawing their own Cheato and asking if it was a true example. This was a good activity to practice observation within the context of analytical thinking.
All grades were introduced to the Game of SET. This is a card game where students must find sets of cards based on attributes. Students quickly caught onto the rules of the game and jumped right into playing each other. Some were exceptionally quick at finding sets!