Author - Mr. Bren

1
Our Earth Week Assembly
2
Finding Out
3
Book Week
4
Our Third Unit of Inquiry
5
Fantastic Friday!
6
Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
7
Fire! Fire!
8
Our Second Unit of Inquiry
9
End of Unit Celebration
10
Loy Krathong!

Our Earth Week Assembly

On Wednesday Joy & Confidence presented the 2018 Earth Week Assembly at Magic Years. I think you’ll agree that the students did amazingly well. You can watch the videos of the show below. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend and come in on off-days for rehearsal.

Read More

Finding Out

Our final unit is in full swing. After Tuning In with our environment change and new books in the library, we have been in the Finding Out stage for the past week.

Read More

Book Week

Last week was Book Week here at Magic Years and what a busy week it was!

Read More

Our Third Unit of Inquiry

Today we began our Third and final Unit of Inquiry. The year is really flying by!

UOI #3: Natural Resources
Central Idea: Exploring the earth’s natural resources helps us to understand our environment
Transdisciplinary Theme: How the world works

As we progress through this Unit of Inquiry, we will be exploring natural resources we can find in our area; using natural resources creatively; and learning how to use natural resources appropriately.

Learner Profiles: Thinkers, Principled, Caring
Attitudes: Appreciation, Commitment, Respect
Key Concepts: Function, Causation, Change
Skills: Thinking, Research

We began Tuning In to our unit this morning by reading about planting seeds and growing plants. We will be working closely with our Industrial Arts teachers throughout this unit as well as starting a window garden in the classroom. Stay Tuned!

 

 

Fantastic Friday!

What an exciting day! Last Friday our class was involved in a number of fun experiences as we celebrated Chinese New Years and had a visit from a Fire Truck.

Read More

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

One of our Lines of Inquiry for Unit 2 is Sharing Likes and Dislikes.  Our class has found many opportunities to pursue this idea throughout our daily routine.

Read More

Fire! Fire!

Throughout our current unit, the students have been demonstrating their prior knowledge and building connections between past and new experiences.  One area where this is very evident is in their love of all things related to fires and firefighting. Read More

Our Second Unit of Inquiry

As 2017 draws to a close, we are delving into our second Unit of Inquiry:

UOI #2: Our Learning
Central Idea: Personal interests and experiences impact our learning.
Transdisciplinary Theme: How we are

As we progress through this Unit of Inquiry, we will be exploring our personal interests, building connections between past and a new experiences, and sharing our likes and dislikes.

Learner Profiles: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Reflective
Attitudes: Curiosity, Confidence, Independence
Key Concepts: Connection, Perspective, Reflective
Skills: Thinking, Self-Management

We have already begun Tuning In to our unit during our Morning Meetings by sharing stories about our weekends and Father’s Day. We have also been sharing our opinions about the books and songs we engage with during Circle Time.  Stay tuned for more information!

 

 

End of Unit Celebration

On November 17th we celebrated the end of our first Unit of Inquiry. We have been working on Unit 1: Communication since August, and the progress we have seen has been very inspiring.

Read More

Loy Krathong!

Last Friday we celebrated Loy Krathong at Magic Years.  We had a packed house: thanks to all the friends and family members who came out to help and enjoy the celebrations.

Read More