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We looked at a picture on the screen. Michelle quickly stated that she recognised the picture. She has been there before. There were many animals there. Felix recognised the writing on the sign and said “ZOO!” Yes, the word Zoo was at the beginning of the word. The place we were planning
A group of children have been creating their own puppets. They have also been using props to retell or create their own stories. We watched these stories to learn more about the process of creating stories. Then, we also watched a puppet show called the very Hungry Caterpillar’. We had a new a
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
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills (Literacy), Thinking Skills Take a photograph of something you notice on your next walk/through the window. Upload the picture to Seesaw and tell us why you chose to take that particular picture. Shemarlie Gani Member since December 13, 2019 Loading
Online Learning Focus: Self-management Skills, Communication Skills Task: Make a Paper Helicopter Follow the instructions in the video to make a paper helicopter. This task will encourage your child to:• observe carefully• follow instructions in sequence to complete a task• develop sm
Online Learning Focus: Self-management Skills, Thinking Skills (Mathematics – Shape and Space) Jiwon and Michelle used scissors and paper to explore their creativity. They folded paper carefully and then used scissors to cut out different shapes. Jiwon created flowers and Michelle
The children have been talking about plants. They wanted to create props for a ‘show’. Felix and Tyson decided to use clay to create the insect eating plant. Tyson “And this one is die. This flower eat him and he die.” Felix “The plants eat insects to live. Or they will
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.
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills (Literacy, Unit of Inquiry) We have been exploring how ‘We can express ourselves through the Arts’. Read the story ‘Not a Box’ by Antoinette Porter. If you have access to the internet, you can also watch the animated version here: I
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.
Felix had a magnet in his hand. The magnets were frequently used on the whiteboard in the campfire. He held it close to the container where the markers were stored and was excited that the magnet was drawn to the container. He stated that the magnet was ‘getting stuck’ on the bucket. Tea
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills Peter Brown is an author and illustrator. He enjoys creating stories by drawing whimsical characters and scenes from his imagination. A few years ago, Peter Brown visited NIS. He read stories and showed the children how important drawing and creativity is
Online Learning Focus: Research Skills, Thinking Skills, Communication Skills An inquiry into ‘Materials‘. Central Idea: The things we use come from somewhere else. Here is a collection of objects. How are these objects the same? How are they different? Materials What objects can yo
Online Leaning Focus: Communication Skills (Mathematics – Shape and Space) Listen to the video story ‘Colour Zoo‘ by Lois Ehlert. This wonderful story explores shapes and colours, with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one a
Online Learning Focus: Thinking Skills, Self-management Skills, Research Skills What can we create with shapes? A tangram is a puzzle made up of seven shapes that can be arranged to form many different designs. Follow the instructions in the video to create 7 geometric shapes: five triangles, o
Online Learning Focus: Research Skills, Communication Skills This is Louie. Louie is our family pet. We rescued him when he was just a baby. Louie likes to eat rice. He falls asleep while I am working. He can be naughty and needs to be reminded to be kind. Caring for pets can be hard work.
Children enjoy and have fun when cooking. Cooking also develops many mathematical concepts such as measurement and volume, while instilling healthy eating habits. Other benefits include: strengthening their fine motor skills through cutting, pouring and scooping learning the concept of sequencing th
Online Learning Focus: Research Skills, thinking Skills, Communication Skills Materials: a stack (20 or more) of paper (or plastic) cups Inquiry Invitation What tower designs can we create using paper cups? How many cups can we stack without it falling over? How can we document our designs? ht
We are exploring numerals to 20. First we worked as a team to name the different numerals. Next, we had to put the numbers in order. Sarah noticed that we did not have a number ‘0’ Zero. She said we needed to start with it. Michelle suggested that we make a ‘0’ for future gam
If you’re like me, you know backpacks and lockers are the Bermuda Triangle for students’ take-home papers. You can send as many permission slips, homework assignments, and other classroom forms home, but without a folder to keep everything organized, you might as well tie the document to a carri