Archives for Science and People Studies.

Family Traditions Inquiry.

  We are very lucky in our class to have parents from many different parts of the world and cultural backgrounds. We are even luckier that those that can are happy to come in and share their expertise and knowledge. This week we held a maths workshop pictures of which will feature in our website post next week for part three of Read full article »

The Invisible Tigers Visit The Community Garden.

Our class recently spent a very enjoyable and fulfilling afternoon in the Community Garden. It was Thursday and we had been spending long amounts of time indoors working on our learning. We needed to find an alternative setting. We decided to inquire into group membership by taking our class group and putting them in various problem solving situations in the garden. Read full article »

Mirror

    This week the Invisible Tigers have been using their powers of Observation and Critical Thinking Skills to investigate the book "Mirror," by Jeannie Baker. This innovative picture book is comprised of two parts designed to be read simultaneously – one from the left, the other from the right. Page by page, we experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families - Read full article »

Welcome to the world of the Invisible Tigers.

  Welcome to the class website for the Invisible Tigers learning community! In the first of our regular posts lets begin by looking at our new unit which begins next week. Since the start of our time together, we have been learning about ourselves as individuals and us as a whole community.  We've been working hard to learn about our routines, expectations Read full article »

Yoga Experience.

On Wednesday morning our class had an amazing Yoga experience facilitated by our Room Mom. We learned about different Yoga positions and how this helps to bring calm through exercising mind and body. If you are interested in practicing at home why not check out this website, Yoga for Kids. Here is the all important slide show, documenting what we were doing.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157633446535234/ Read full article »

Creative Expression and Geometry.

  This week the Adventurers have continued to go deeper into our learning. In our current Maths unit, Geometry, we have been investigating the properties of 3-D shapes and exploring how their edges, vertices and faces allow them to be grouped together with alike shapes. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157633390617319/   We have also been delving further into the expanse that is Creative Expression, visiting the CMC to Read full article »

Creative Expression.

  Our focus of attention now shifts towards the final unit of inquiry of the semester, Creative Expression. This is obviously a broad concept  so for grade 2 we shall be focusing on written creative expression in particular. A brief summary of the unit is as follows: The unit understanding: Through literature, we can express ourselves, our thoughts and our ideas. Essential Guiding Questions: How can Read full article »

Connections to the Natural World

The Adventurers continue to inquire into connections within the realm of our natural world. This week we have been investigating how different organisms are connected together in the Tundra ecosystem. We have created research questions and then independently researched a different animal, insect or plant from that ecosystem. We have also created a beautiful giant mural of the Tundra outside Read full article »

Learning About Food Production in Grade 2

Did you know that you are made of soil? In a way you are! Think about when you plant a seed which eventually produces a fruit or a vegetable. The plant has mixed water, sunlight, air and soil and turned it into the shape of a fruit or vegetable which you then eat! In grade 2 we have been investigating how food is Read full article »

Sustainable Food Production.

  Grade Two have launched our new Unit of Inquiry study, "Sustainability and Production."  In this unit the children will be inquiring about:  How food gets from the farm to their tables. We are asking for participation at home with talking with your child about foods you eat as a family, what those foods/dishes consist of and how those items get to Read full article »

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Communicating.

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