Archive - 2015

1
Inquiry into Living Things
2
Loy Krathong Assembly
3
Pirates and Treasure Maps
4
Unit of Inquiry Conclusion
5
Sing Along with Parents
6
Emotions and Choices
7
Perspectives
8
Tuning In – Balanced Perspectives
9
Reflections About Our First Week
10
Buddy Time

Inquiry into Living Things

Creativity and Service class have been so excited about our latest Unit 2 Inquiry on Living Things. There has been great collaboration between school and home as children have brought creatures in from their gardens and shared their knowledge with us from research and experiences outside school.

Please come and have a look at our inquiry board which shows our learning journey (as does this learning story).

We started our inquiry by exploring what makes something alive? How is it a living thing?

Many students can almost always tell you what things are living and what things are non-living, but it is a little more difficult to explain why, and there are definitely some tricky ones too!

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Loy Krathong Assembly

On Wednesday the children proved themselves to be both Communicators and Risk-takers, as they took to the stage for their assembly performance. They have been working hard in their preparations for the assembly, over the last few weeks.

We decided to share the pictures, the traditions of Loy Krathong, teach how to make a Krathong, and end with a Loy Krathong song and dance in our assembly.

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Pirates and Treasure Maps

Rayshaun chose one of his favourite books, ‘Pirates Don’t Change Diapers‘ on our library visit and he reminded me several times to read it at circle time! The day Rayshaun’s book was shared was also the day that Pan reminded me several times to use the Buddy Bears and have some Buddy Time. These are the tiny coloured bears which we use to pair up for an activity and demonstrate open-mindedness in working with different people.

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Unit of Inquiry Conclusion

Relationships are affected by learning about people’s perspectives and communicating our own. Students tuned in to the concepts of perspective and relationships and now were able to complete our first Unit of Inquiry about Balanced Perspectives. In going Further with our Unit Balanced Perspectives we explored why we need to have a balanced diet.

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Sing Along with Parents

We want to thank Mattom’s Parents for taking the time to come and visit our class for a a sing-a-long! If any other parents would like to contribute to our learning experience in any way, we welcome you to schedule a visit!

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Emotions and Choices

As part of our Unit 1 Balanced Perspectives, we took our thinking further by identifying emotions and making the connection that how we feel affects how we perceive things. We shared the book Disney Pixar’s Inside Out: Meet the Emotions book and identified which emotions we felt a connection with.

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Perspectives

Your perspective is the way you see something. Perspective has a Latin root meaning look through or perceive and all the meanings of perceive have something to do with looking. This learning story discusses our journey on understanding different perspectives.

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Tuning In – Balanced Perspectives

We tuned in to our unit Balanced Perspectives by exploring the first word, balanced. The IB Learner Profile aims for students to understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

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Reflections About Our First Week

At the end of our first week we reflected on what we had enjoyed most and the general consensus was playing with our friends. Ms. Sheila asked where we had enjoyed playing with our friends and recorded what we said, on a coloured sticky note we had chosen.

This is what our class had to say:

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Buddy Time

As part of our curriculum we will be having a regular Buddy Time in Creativity and Service Class. This is an opportunity for partnering up with different children, widening our friendships and collaborating together with a variety of short, fun filled activities.

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