As grade three journeys through the inquiry cycle for our fourth unit of inquiry- natural conditions and human activities can lead to extinction- we are analyzing and evaluating our new found knowledge through the use of questions. These questions have been both teacher and learner-generated, and have helped us gain a deeper understanding of our central idea, lines of inquiry, and our key concepts.
This week, Grade Three took their learning into the real world as we visited the Asian Institute of Technology’s Energy Park. Students arrived at the university campus with wonder and excitement. They were going to get to interact with professors in the field of energy. They were going to get to ask questions and understand how scientist understand energy. Here is a recap of our field trip:
This week, Grade Three showed the entire Magic Years community their learning through our annual class assembly. Throughout the entire process, students demonstrated agency as they created scripts, props, and designed the presentation. Here is the process we went through from start to finish:
All throughout our first unit of inquiry, students have been eagerly exploring baking. We have looked at baking through many different lenses, and have worked to connect to our unit’s lines of inquiry, key concepts, attitudes, and learner profiles. This week, we gained a deeper understanding as we got a behind the scene view of Boat’s Bakery.
One of the emergent themes in Third Grade has been baking. Students have checked-out cookbooks from the library. And, during Reading & Writing time, they have worked together to create a classroom cookbook. All students have found excitement in the idea of baking, and have actively participated to make a baking day happen.
Within the third grade classroom, ALL children are responsible to create their own understandings while they work through the unit of inquiry. In third grade, the teacher will serve as a guide.
We have officially, begun Our First Unit of Inquiry. This unit prompts us to dive deeper into our thinking about our relationships.
Grade Three had a great first day. Walking into the classroom, we were all excited to meet our friends after a long summer away. During our Morning Carpet and Introductions, we got to know each other as a community as we played Two Truths and a Lie. Many of us were able to stump our friends demonstrating we have a lot to learn about each other this year.
We have entered our final unit of inquiry for this academic year! It’s based on our last trans disciplinary theme “Where we are in time and place”.
Grade 3 got the wonderful opportunity to be a part of PYP Exhibition hosted by our Grade 4-5 friends! We had our very own Grade 3 booth where we showcased our Magic Years Community projects based on our last unit on systems and organisations within our school community. Check out the highlights from the exhibition!