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Geometry

Unit summary In this Geometry unit, students will investigate properties of two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric shapes and classify shapes by their properties. They will explore lines of symmetry, angle measurement, and everyday application of geometric concepts. Big Idea Two dimensional and three dimensional Geometric figures are described and analyzed by their attributes. Essential Questions What geometric terms are used in daily life? Why can different geometric 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 »

Arrays in our World. Understanding what Multiplication Really Means.

Previously in grade 2, children had experience with equal-sharing division situations. In the following activity, children worked with equal-grouping division situations. It isn't important that children be able to distinguish between the two meanings of  "division" at this point. However, it is important that they have had informal experience with both meanings. The flickr slideshow shows how the Fiery Phoenixes 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 »

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 »

ES Art Exhibition

All parents and members of our learning communities are cordially invited to.............   Read full article »

Magic Gopher.

This was our mental maths activity on Wednesday. Can YOU defeat the Gopher? How is this done? Read full article »

Making the most of Spontaneous Learning Opportunities.

Hi, meet Bob. He's pictured above. Bob suddenly appeared on Friday morning after play time. He had been picked out of the soil from the new planting area of the Community Garden. Everyone was quite excited by the appearance of Bob. Well almost everyone. A ferof the Cobras had worried looks on their faces and seemed troubled. They said that 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 »

Seeing is Believing – The Wonders of the Solar System.

  The picture above shows a rather striking image of the great planet Jupiter sitting majestically in the blackness of space. It is flanked by four of its beautiful moons, Ganymede, Callisto, Europa and the fiery volcanic moon Io. However for me as a teacher at International School Manila, the true wonder of this image lies in the fact that this Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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