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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 »

Focus On Numeracy.

In the first of a three part series, we look at how we are approaching numeracy in the Invisible Tigers learning community. Development of number sense is key to developing children's Mathematical understanding. Studies show that when children have a broad and holistic conceptual understanding of number that they can apply and relate to the whole world then they go on 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Discovering 2011 with the Creative Cobras.

Happy New Year Creative Cobras learning community ! 2011 looks set to be an exciting time of learning for our class. We began our new unit called Discovery on Monday. The big idea of the unit is that the Earth is part of a vast and complex universe. As big ideas go, they don't come much bigger than that one. Read full article »

Overview of the Grade 2 Year.

This information represents a rough guide rather than an exact schedule. Durations of units may alter according to children's learning. Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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