Tag archives for Collaborative

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 »

Meeting Our Class Buddies for the First Time.

This year the Invisible Tigers are buddied with Ms. Juteau's Preschool class. This offers the kids a valuable chance to connect their two groups and to experience community in a wider context. Also this year the grade two's get to experience what it is like to be a senior buddy and to help the younger children. In this way we 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.

  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 »

Class Buddies.

Here is an update to the photo album about our adventures with our preschool buddies. For the last couple of weeks we have been enjoying reading with them every Friday in the CMC after morning playtime. Its a great opportunity to connect with our community and to be caring friends. Enjoy :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157631688766031/ Read full article »

So What Does a Thousand Really Look Like?

  A warm thank you to The Adventurers Class learning community for engaging so readily with the recent Grade 2 investigation into what 1000 really looks like. On the morning of Friday 12th October all the classrooms of grade 2 opened their doors to each other as well as many visiting classes and school "V.I.P's" as the Thousands Museum came to Read full article »

Communicating.

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