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The students have completed their informational reports and are ready to include them in their final display. They are now ready to present! We wondered who might like to visit and learn about our museum. The students made a list. Then, the students created invitations, arranged the presentation
Online Learning Skills: Thinking Skills, Research Skills Challenge: The Coin Bride You will need: coins a straw Instructions: Gather some coins and use them to build a bridge. The straw should be able to pass under your bridge without touching the coins! How tall, wide and strong can you make your b
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
An inquiry into Folktales: Passed down from generation to generation, folktales provide a glimpse into a culture’s beliefs, and also insight into people’s motivations, feelings and values. We read the folktale Stone Soup by Jon J Muth. In this story, three monks convince the people
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills (Literacy) Build/create your name using ‘loose parts’ (Lego or other toys, natural materials such as stones, leaves, sticks, objects in the kitchen etc.). Take a picture and post it on Seesaw. Some children might like to extend this activity by
What did you notice? What do you wonder? Carlotta “I wonder how the cards come out of the bag in triangles.” Dohoon “How many cards did they use? How many are odd numbers? How many shape cards?” Eunseong “How tall is it?” Sam “How many cards? How many
We read the book ‘Exactly the Opposite’ by Tana Hoban. This special picture book is a wordless book. We gathered together to read it, creating our own story as we turned the pages. We looked at the cover. Sebastian explained that it looks like his shoes. We compared our shoes. Ms.
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
Online Learning Focus: Thinking Skills, Research Skills Following on from our experiments with Sinking and Floating… Challenge: LEGO Brick Boat Make a LEGO brick boat. Put your LEGO boat to the test in a tub of water. Add 1 RMB coins , a few at a time to see how many your boat can
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: 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
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.
Over the last few weeks, the students have been developing and strengthening their writing by planning, drafting, revising, editing, and finally publishing a piece of writing. They began by focusing on a topic and asking questions that could be researched. We know that brainstorming allows us to mak
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
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
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
Online Learning Focus: Communication Skills, Thinking Skills Mathematics: Number, Estimation, Addition Follow the instructions in the video to make your own board game and dice. You will need a dice, 40-50 counters . A game board for each player. Materials needed to make the dice. Counters
What is double, what is half? The students went on a number exploration to create examples of doubles and halves. TASK Find examples of double and half in the classroom. Take a picture of your example. Post 10 examples of double and half on Seesaw. 1 example on each page. Use pictures (draw), number
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