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Look at the two pictures. What do you notice? How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different? A and B are the same because … A and B are different because … First, the students engaged in a discussion technique ‘think-pair-share’, which is used
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills, Research Skills Leming drew a picture of a ‘snail shell‘ on his salt tray. Can you see the swirls in the salt? Do you notice how they get bigger as they they move outwards? Leming knows that he can draw his own pictures using lines and shapes.
The students were invited to create a single structure using Place Value Blocks, using 25 pieces in total. Then, they had to provide the total value of the structure. Instructions: Build a structure with 25 base ten blocks. Take a photograph Use labels to show the value of your structure. Complete t
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills (Literacy), Self-management Skills, Research Skills Mung bean sprouts are a vegetable grown by sprouting mung beans. We can add them in our soups, stir fries and salads. Here is a story about a little boy named Jack. Jack has some magic beans!
The children have been busy at the garden plot, planting seeds and creating signs. They have been watering the plants each day and were very excited to see some of the seeds beginning to sprout. A group of children were preparing to create journals to record the growth of the plants. Today we learne
We have been developing our Number Sense by solving Mathematical problems. The students were encouraged to use Base 10 Blocks and numbers to show their reasoning/thinking. Oscar used 7 base-ten blocks to create a number. What are some different numbers he may have created? 7 Base 10 Blocks P
Below is a collection of picture books to support Social and Emotional Learning. ‘Ruby Finds a Worry’ by By Tom Percival. Ruby loves playing and exploring the world around her. But one day, she notices a Worry hanging around. At first, she decides to ignore it, but it just gro
The intention behind this proposal is to focus on the concept of listening through an experience where we concentrate on our ears and our sense of hearing. When we listen, our ears don’t just receive sounds, they send them directly to the brain and set off a creative thinking process: listenin
Paper as a Tool to Express Creativity The children have continued to gather at the writing table. They enjoy creating with paper, making computers, ID cards and packages. While working at this space, the children talk to each other about their ideas. They negotiate and share the materials, taking tu
We were creating pictures using GEO shapes. The children followed a sequence in order to recreate the same shape displayed on the screen. The children looked carefully to see if they can find the different shapes they need from the tray. They had to count the
We were excited to take on a Design challenge! We used pictures, words and numbers to express our ideas and thinking visually. We used mathematical language to explain our thinking to our friends. We documented out thinking in our Maths Journals. We worked in teams to create our own Maths Tower Chal
Online Learning Focus: Research Skills, Thinking Skills, Communication Skills The food we eat may vary in colour, texture, flavour and nutrition. Where does our food come from and how might our food change over time? Here is a story to help us think about the different food we eat. Click HERE to rea
Online Learning Focus: Thinking Skills, Communication SkillsMathematics: Estimation, Number Numbers are a naming system, numbers can be used in many ways for different purposes in the real world. This invitation encourages estimation, problem-solving and discussion. What do you wonder? Estimate how
Over the last few weeks, the children have been exploring and using a range of materials to help them express themselves. We have been talking about feelings and emotions, in an attempt to recognise and deal with big and small emotions. The children listened to many stories about feelings and have c
Online Learning Focus: Thinking Skills, Communication Skills Can patterns repeat and grow? Here is an invitation to use loose parts to create patterns. What do you notice? What patterns do you see? https://shemo.edublogs.org/files/2020/05/Growing-Patterns.mp4 What patterns can YOU create?
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills, Thinking Skills, Research Skills Felix and his brother Simone were very excited about some glass nuggets they found. First, they sorted them by colour. Then, they counted them. Finally, they used numbers to record the number of coloured counters they had.
Online Learning Focus: Self-management Skills, Research Skills Make play dough with your family. Post a picture of something you created with your play dough! Recipe: PLAY DOUGH YOU’LL NEED: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup table salt 2 tbsp cream of tartar 1 tbsp oil 1 cup boiling water Food colouring INS
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills (Writing) Salt Tray WritingSensory writing is a fun way for children to experience writing. The tips of your fingers are extremely sensitive. Therefore, writing in salt, sand, and rice can help children remember the shapes of letters, numbers, words and th
Felix was excited as he came into school. He said that he found ‘ice’ on the grass. He said he had it in his hand and was sad that he could not bring it to class. He was invited to see if there was any more ice on the grass in the EY playground. His
Online Learning Focus: Thinking skills, Research Skills: Mathematics (Data handling) Watch the video to see how Sarah has been sorting the cutlery in her kitchen drawer and how Ms. Shemo has been sorting the earrings in her jewellery box. Sorting