Tag archives for Creative

Focus on Numeracy pt 2.

This week we have had a satisfying week in numeracy working on the following things: Fluently adding and subtracting using mental strategies Solving word problems Representing the digits of 3-digit numbers as hundreds, tens, ones using the build it, draw it, expand it approach e.g 342=300+40+2 We have been practicing estimating and then determining if groups of objects have an odd or even number 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 »

Fractured Fairy Tales.

As our literacy focussed mini unit comes to an end we are looking back and reflecting on what we have learned about Fairy Tales and traditional stories. A recent highlight was a class parent visit where we were read a short story from a Finnish writer featuring the Moomins characters. It contained a strong moral and helped the children to realise Read full article »

Fiery Phoenix Class Holiday Party.

Our class party on Tuesday, 13th December was a wonderful event. The children had  planned the party beforehand with Tricia our room parent and had come up with some very creative ideas for having a celebration that were very unique. They chose their music, made their own decorations and created very inventive games such as pin the tail on the phoenix 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 »

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 »

Wednesday Afternoon Show and Tell.

This year we have set aside Wednesday afternoons from 1:00pm-1:30pm for show and tell. Each week during this time we will have the opportunity for four students to talk about and display an item or subject that is precious to them. It could be a holiday experience, cultural, sporting or academic subject area. This offers us a lot of possible benefits Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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