Archives for November, 2014

Making Connections between Family Names and Migration.

We were investigating different examples of migration this week looking at local, regional and international migration in times of ancient history, recent history and in the present day. As the Manta Rea's class teacher, I often get interested in their inquiries and do my own one too. I made a text to self connection to a book about the Irish immigrants Read full article »


Unit summary In this Geometry unit, students will investigate properties of two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric shapes and classify shapes by their properties. They will explore lines of symmetry, angle measurement, and everyday application of geometric concepts. Big Idea Two dimensional and three dimensional Geometric figures are described and analyzed by their attributes. Essential Questions What geometric terms are used in daily life? Why can different geometric Read full article »


Human Commonality Group Membership. Unit Understanding We all need to understand where we belong. Students inquire into the reasons people migrate, and the effect of human migration on individuals, families, and cultures. Students will research migration stories and reflect on the impact of migration on their lives and sense of belonging. Big Idea Human migration can help us understand more about ourselves, others and communities. Essential Read full article »


Literacy and the power of words. Reading, writing and verbal communication.

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