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Persuasive Writing

Our class, along with many other grade four classes have begun to look at persuasive writing this week. The timing seems natural as it fits well with our Child Rights unit of inquiry, part of which relates to how rights can be upheld. Persuasion is a significant part of this and we are working towards the goal of creating well Read full article »

Sports Day 2015.

ES Sports Day 2015 was a wonderful occasion. It really was a celebration of all the different things that make our class what it is. For me, as their teacher, it was my last ever one at ISM and honestly the one I have most enjoyed! The day began in the MS Gym with the opening ceremony. This included an appearance Read full article »

Geometry in my World and Maths Morning Events.

  This week our classroom played host to two events where the Manta Rays Students and Class Parent Community came together with the goal of further developing their understanding of what we are doing in Maths.     On the morning of Tuesday 27th January  Grade Four opened it's doors for the whole of our learning community to visit each class'  expo of their Read full article »

Grade Four Ten Thousand Project.

Learning Intention: To develop our ability as mathematicians to model with Maths, look for patterns, be precise and present what we learn. Guiding Questions:   How big is 10,000? What does 10,000 look like? How many different ways can we show 10,000?   Task:   Find 10,000 of something to bring in to share with the class.  Be prepared to present your work to students and teachers at our 10,000 Read full article »

Using Our Data Handling Skills to Monitor Changes in how Sustainable our Food Consumption is at Snack Time.

In January 2014, as part of our Sustainable Food Production Inquiry, the Invisible Tigers gathered data on what materials were used to make our food packaging and how many of each. We found the following categories- plastic, reusable, metal, paper, tetra pack and tin foil. We discovered that on a given day there were thirty nine of our snack items Read full article »

Sports Day 2014.

Sports Day 2014 was a big success for the Invisible Tigers. Our awareness of the importance of being ethical, fair, caring and connected collaborators was strongly in evidence as the class pulled together as a team throughout the day. The kids were generally very calm and patient and balanced being active participants with the need to be self directed and Read full article »

PTA Used Book Fair Collection.

The Drive is currently on to gather as many books as possible for the PTA Used Book Fair. The collection runs until the 30th April. Any used book or magazine that you have as long as it is in reasonable condition can be included. Books in other languages would also be great as we have a linguistically diverse community. So far Read full article »

Sustainable Production Unit Launch.

  We have begun the process of investigating how the food we eat is produced and to what extent this is sustainable. We launched the Sustainable Production Unit by receiving our three guiding questions and the Big Idea in the form of words, jumbled up in envelopes. We then put them in the right order and thenstuck them to posters. The Read full article »

Invisible Tigers Class End of Semester Party

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Invisible Tigers Class party on Friday 13th December. It was great to see our whole learning community- kids, parents and teachers all together, relaxing as we near the end of the semester. Link to Party Slideshow HERE Read full article »

Spotlight on Numeracy Part 3.

Our focus on Place Value and Number Operations will shift imminently to Measurement so prior to doing so it would be good to take a look at some of the things that have been happening of late in the Invisible Tigers sphere of Numeracy. Lets kick things off with another fun investigation that you can do at home with your very Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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