Tag archives for Making connections

Making Connections between Family Names and Migration.

We were investigating different examples of migration this week looking at local, regional and international migration in times of ancient history, recent history and in the present day. As the Manta Rea's class teacher, I often get interested in their inquiries and do my own one too. I made a text to self connection to a book about the Irish immigrants Read full article »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Adventurers Meet their Buddy Class.

On Monday morning we had a very important event at 8:30. It was time to meet our buddy class, Ms. Juteau's Preschool group. The Adventurers were very excited to be the senior buddies to younger children. It's a great opportunity for them to develop their capacities of responsibility and connection and collaboration with the wider ES community. Last but not Read full article »

Family Culture Inquiry.

This week we have delved further into the world of culture and how it helps make us who we are. We conducted a temperature check of our learning by positioning ourselves in a line  according to how much we thought we knew about culture. Then we produced a colour, symbol and image that came to mind when we thought of Read full article »

Group Membership- Family Culture Inquiry.

What? -A collaboration between children, parents and teaching staff. Why?-To provide a practical experience for children to explore how different parts of family life are different and the same in cultures around the world. It provides a lead into the bigger overall idea of how being parts of groups provides part of the explanation as to "Who am I?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157631530821231/ Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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