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During ‘Writer’s Workshop‘, we explored the different ways we can move our story forward. Using ‘Transition Words’ and phrases in stories, helps the story flow naturally. We talked about the story mountain, discussing the beginning, middle, problem, solution (resolution
Online Learning Social and Emotional Learning in the Early Years. Many of the children explained that they miss their friends at school. Friendship plays an important role in learning. As children play with each other, they take turns, listen respectfully, share resources and develop a deeper a
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
The children have been sharing their theories about ‘animals eating other animals’ (food chains). In order to discuss their theories further, Ms. Tina brought in a Chinese story titled “谁吃谁”. Charlotte “Chicken eats…” Michelle “Li
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
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 Mathematical Concepts: Position and Direction Objects in our immediate environment have a position in space that can be described. We can use words such as behind, under, between, next to, outside, inside, on top of etc. to describe position and direction
We can we write our own stories! What tools can we use to make our writing better? The ‘Writer’s Tool Box’ resources are available through teacher’s pet. We started by deciding what to write about. We needed to decide if we wanted a watermelon, slice or seed idea.
Online Learning Skills: Thinking Skills, Research Skills Challenge: The Coin Bride You will need: coins a chopstick Instructions: Gather some coins and use them to build a bridge. The chopstick should be able to pass under your bridge without touching the coins! How tall, wide and strong can you mak
We are ready to start our learning journey in Second Grade! There are spaces to read, create, design, investigate and problem-solve. This week in 2A, we have spent time settling in, learning new routines that help us stay safe and organised as we work and play together. We have been discussing
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
Online Learning Focus: Mathematics (Number) Go on a number hunt around your house. I found these numbers in my house! What numbers can you find? What are the numbers used for? Did you find numbers outside as well? What were they? You can draw pictures of the places you find numbers
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
We began by guessing how many dice were in the glass jar. First, everyone estimated how may were in the jar. Then, we counted to check how many dice were actually in the jar. There were 55 dice in the jar! Next, we discussed how we might round that number to complete the sentence ‘There
We have been exploring how the position of a digit within a number determines its value. The following task encouraged the students to find different ways to ‘SHOW’ numbers. We began by rolling three dice to find the 3 digit number that will be represented in different ways.
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 Learning Focus: Thinking Skills, Research Skills, Communication Skills We have been exploring objects around us, and finding ways in which we can identify, compare and describe their attributes. Here are a few different collections that have been organised by different attributes. What do you
Online Learning Focus: Research Skills, Communication Skills Can you guess what I noticed while walking around my neighbourhood? Can you guess what I found in my house? Have a look at this video. What happened over time? Shadows 2 I wonder… What is a shadow? How does a shadow change? What typ
Tyson created a picture of his grandfather using ‘shapes’ (loose parts). Teacher “What shapes do you see?” The children began to name the shapes they saw. Circles, squares, half circles, which looked like the moon. Felix pointed to the lines, there were red, orange and blue.
Online Learning Focus: Thinking Skills, Research Skills, Self-management Skills How heavy is the apple? How can we find out? Can we use other materials and objects to weight the apple? Let’s read the story ‘BALANCING ACT’ by Ellen Stoll Walsh to explore weight and balance. I