Archives for Science and People Studies.

The Fairy Scientist.

Here is a wonderful short video of a six year old girl who knows how to be a scientist and an inquirer. What do you think her parents have said, or perhaps more importantly not said to help her to be an inquiring learner? Read full article »

Discovering and Understanding Earth and Beyond.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157628833934933/ Through scientific investigation we can discover and understand what is beyond Earth. That is the big idea of our fourth unit of inquiry of the year, which is entitled Discovery. There are many ways that we can discover and understand the universe in which we live. So far this year through our units of inquiry we have looked at concepts of what makes ourselves Read full article »

Filipiniana 2011

On Friday 25th November the Fiery Phoenixes celebrated Filipiniana day at ISM. This day offers a chance for us to remind ourselves of where we are. It's all to easy to get caught up in a bubbl of internationalism. Sometimes it is good to stop and look around, to appreciate the country that you live in, it's people, culture, heritage Read full article »

Learning Dispositions and Trans-disciplinary Skills in Action.

In order to really understand one's self in the world in terms of as a learner, as a friend and with the overall goal of becoming a balanced, creative, caring and responsible global problem solver it is helpful to try to consider our contribution and connection with the world in terms of a number of dispositions and transferrable skills. These are our core Read full article »

Back in Time……………

On Monday 7th November the Fiery Phoenixes, along with the rest of the grade 2 community took a step back in time. Or to be more precise, a simulated step back in time, otherwise this would be getting posted in a great many more publications than just our blog! The idea was to try to give our learners as vivid Read full article »

Time waits for no one!

From Monday the 7th November Grade 2 will start the next unit which is called Time . The big idea of the unit is that “Family histories provide an insight into cultures, individuals and preferred futures.” It should provide our learners with the opportunity to develop greater knowledge of the Social Science side of the Grade 2 curriculum. Click here for Read full article »

Planting Herbs.

We came back from our trip to Pacem Eco Park with nine new friends! Herb plants to be precise. We had two Dill plants, two Tarragon plants, Spearmint, regular Mint, Memory plant, Rosemary and Sugar plant. The following slideshow and captions tell the story of the Fiery Phoenixes' collaborative adventure to find the plants the right home and efforts to provide Read full article »

Fiery Phoenixes go to Pacem Eco Park in search of Interconnectedness.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157627711715739/ Our trip to Pacem Eco Park, Assumption College, Antipolo on Thursday was a great experience. We saw countless examples of local animal and plant species in addition to a number of foreign species. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The Fiery Phoenixes seemed to really enjoy themselves and there were countless examples of student learning. Many children made significant links between the Read full article »

Are You the Forest King ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157627653909147/ This is the story of our classes' inquiry into the story of "Are You the Forest King?" by local Author Penny Reyes Velasco. Over the last week we have produced many child led responses both oral and written to this text, have made connections to scientific standards within our interconnectedness unit and developed our self directed plus connection/collaboration learning dispositions. Please Read full article »

Interconnectedness Vocab Inquiry

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157627607891683/ For our inclusion lesson on Tuesday afternoon, the children and adults of Fiery Phoenix class investigated what some of the key words that feature prominently in our unit really mean. We used dictionary and I.T skills in our research. We recorded and presented our findings using technical vocabulary and our own words. You can see what we did by clicking Read full article »

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Communicating.

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