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Adjusting a Recipe Fractions Project.

Adjusting a Recipe Project   Find a simple recipe in a recipe book or on the internet with at least four fractions in the ingredients list. Include the original recipe within your project.   Be sure to show your calculations, explain your strategy and include visual models.   Within your project you must:   -Rewrite the recipe for twice as many people. (adding, doubling, multiplying)   -Rewrite the recipe for Read full article »

Migration

Human Commonality Group Membership. Unit Understanding We all need to understand where we belong. Students inquire into the reasons people migrate, and the effect of human migration on individuals, families, and cultures. Students will research migration stories and reflect on the impact of migration on their lives and sense of belonging. Big Idea Human migration can help us understand more about ourselves, others and communities. Essential 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 »

Measurement.

Here is a summary of our latest Maths unit, measurement. Students recognize the need for standard units of measure and they use rulers and other measurement tools with the understanding that linear measurement involves an iteration of units.   Understandings, Skills and Guiding Questions Students will understand that … Some attributes of objects are measurable and can be quantified using different tools.   Guiding questions: What are the different 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 »

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.

  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 »

The Fairy Scientist.

Here is a wonderful short video of a six year old girl who knows how to be a scientist and an inquirer. What do you think her parents have said, or perhaps more importantly not said to help her to be an inquiring learner? Read full article »

Discovering and Understanding Earth and Beyond.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157628833934933/ Through scientific investigation we can discover and understand what is beyond Earth. That is the big idea of our fourth unit of inquiry of the year, which is entitled Discovery. There are many ways that we can discover and understand the universe in which we live. So far this year through our units of inquiry we have looked at concepts of what makes ourselves Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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