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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 »

Connections to the Natural World

The Adventurers continue to inquire into connections within the realm of our natural world. This week we have been investigating how different organisms are connected together in the Tundra ecosystem. We have created research questions and then independently researched a different animal, insect or plant from that ecosystem. We have also created a beautiful giant mural of the Tundra outside 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 »

Interconnectedness Vocab Inquiry

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157627607891683/ For our inclusion lesson on Tuesday afternoon, the children and adults of Fiery Phoenix class investigated what some of the key words that feature prominently in our unit really mean. We used dictionary and I.T skills in our research. We recorded and presented our findings using technical vocabulary and our own words. You can see what we did by clicking Read full article »

Habitats Exploration.

  On Wednesday morning  the Fiery Phoenixes assembled in the CMC. There to greet us was Miss Pat and some of our Fiery Phoenix class parents along with our class room parent. Brilliant~! We needed to have as many people together as we could as we had a challenge ahead of us. The big idea of our unit is that... "Ecosystems can help Read full article »

Using Wordle to Unpack Challenging Concepts.

If you look down the right hand side of the class blog you will see a new feature, "Latest Learning Wordle."  Wordle is a powerful tool which turn words into a piece of Art. The words that occur most frequently stand out more prominently. This is useful if one is  exploring a concept. Our new unit contains many quite challenging concepts and 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 »

Glogster.

A collaborative learning platform for teachers, educators & schools! Glogster EDU is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom. We discovered Glogster during our Time Unit performance task which involved creating an imaginary yearbook page for the students for when they would be 18 and leaving school. The Read full article »

Meet our favourite Time Traveller and also the fabulous Captain Calamity!

This week we offer a couple of links to two of our favourite online learning experiences. Doctor Who is a science fiction character (the worlds longest running TV show) the website of which has many links to the time unit. There is also the hilarious but quite educational Captain Calamity which we enjoy a lot too! Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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