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Bamzooki Multiplication and Division Fun.

Bamzooki is a really fun way to practice multiplication and division. It uses quite large numbers but provides you with help and a reminder of some strategies to use. It's part of the bbc bitesize website which has lots of really useful learning activities. Click the picture below to get started. 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 »

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 »

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 »

grade 2 Podcasts.

Our class have ben investigating the wonderful world of Podcasts as a means of communication. We have used them to communicate our discoveries of newly found worlds that might possibly exist. Check it out by clicking the link. 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 »

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 »

Countdown.

Hi and welcome to Countdown. This is a game that we have just started playing in class as a mental starter. There are two letters games and one numeracy challenge. Its a good one for all the family or can be played in pairs or even solo. Click the link above to get started....... Read full article »

Communicating.

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

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