Tag archives for Culture

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 »

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 »

Our Fiery Phoenix Culture Exhibition.

  Our class community have created a wonderful culture exhibition. It features items that our parents have lent us so that we can display them and learn more about different cultures around the world. We have model Jeepnies from Philippines, masks from Africa and even bones from Mongolia! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157629780626300/ Read full article »

Looking for Evidence of Culture at I.S.M.

Our class embarked upon a culture walk as part of our ongoing inquiry into culture. We toured around the ISM campus looking for examples of culture. Each time we found something we stopped and explained why we had chosen the item as an example of culture. Lately we have used the 'see, think, wonder' strategy to analyse photographs of our investigation. What 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 »

Mythology

For thousands of years people have stared up at the night sky. They saw a sea of twinkling light and strange cosmic happenings. Some sought to explain what they saw as a cellestial world of Gods and Godesses, mortal heroes and mythical creatures. Our class have been on an inquiry into myths and legends as a context for being better communicators and meeting our literacy goals. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Communicating.

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

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