Unit 3 – Central Idea: Food is necessary for life
Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the planet
Duration: 15th Jan – 23rd March
Hello Parents! As you are well aware, Excellence will be inquiring into the necessity of food this term – yummy!
Lines of inquiry:
Why we need food
Where food comes from
Our responsibility towards plants and animals in our environment
Why do we need food?
Where do we get the food we eat?
Why and how should we care for plants and animals?
Related Concepts: Animals, plants, well-being
Strand: Living things
Knowledge: Social Studies
Related Concepts: Conservation, interdependence, sustainability
Strand: Resources and the environment
Skills: Thinking, Research, Self-Management
Attitudes: Commitment, Empathy, Integrity
Learner Profile: Caring, Principled, Reflective
Last week, students began tuning into the unit and painted beautiful watercolour images to show what their favorite fruits and vegetables are:
We also shared what we already know about fruits, vegetables and the general importance of food to us:
Earlier his week, Summer brought her own provocation which she made at home: Some delicious banana bread! This got the students really going on what they wonder about food…
I see, I think, I wonder:
“I wonder how to make cookies and cakes.” – Summer
“I wonder how to make all foods around the world.” – Robyn
“I wonder how we make cake.” – Vincent
“I wonder how to make cupcakes.” – Tara
“I wonder how bread is made.” – Joon
“I wonder how to make steak.” – Pokpong
“I wonder how to make pizza and beef.” – Pun
“I wonder how to make donut.” – Ryu
It seems like we are off to a very good and curious start for our unit! Stay tuned!
Lastly, a very big thank you to those who donated cardboard boxes for our upcoming project! The students had such a great time with their last Design Thinking project that they have requested to do a similar project but tied to the new unit. Currently, the students are discussing what they will create to showcase their learning of the new unit at next month’s assembly. Please join us February 22, 2018 to see what they have created this time!