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Connections to the Natural World.

Our latest human commonality that we are inquiring into is called Connections to the Natural World.'  Below is an overview of this unit.  It would be great to review this with your child and see how you can make connections to their learning outside of the classroom!  This unit of study will challenge the children with critical thinking, problem solving, researching and 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 »

Sustainable Food Production.

  Grade Two have launched our new Unit of Inquiry study, "Sustainability and Production."  In this unit the children will be inquiring about:  How food gets from the farm to their tables. We are asking for participation at home with talking with your child about foods you eat as a family, what those foods/dishes consist of and how those items get to 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 »

Biosphere Experiment pt.3 in the Community Garden.

        Our biospheres have gone into the community garden! They have survived in the class for 15 weeks. That's 105 days without extra water or air and they still are alive! In our classroom there is air conditioning and the temperature is only 25 degrees C. If biospheres are to survive on other planets then they would need to be able Read full article »

Reading in the Garden.

We love our classroom. Creative Cobras H.Q. is a great place to be. We have our learning resources, computers and displays all in one place. Woohoo!!! But sometimes we stop and begin to wonder if we are spending too much time in one place. Shouldn't the places where we learn and connect be a bit diverse? After all the world Read full article »

Biosphere Experiment – Pt 2.

Just to give some more background to what we are doing. The Biosphere experiments conducted in the US some years back were essentially in preparation for extended group-living in space, on other planets. A crew of volunteers entered into and lived together isolated from everything in an artificially cocooned environment, with its own internal ecosystem which mimicked an average Earth Read full article »

Investigating Biospheres.

During our research we discovered something called the Eden Project, which is made up of Biomes or Biospheres. We were also investigating  the wonders of the Solar System and it made us question if it would be possible to live on other planets and how people could do this. We also found something about this in a Discovery Channel Video Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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