Forests are complex ecosystems which are affected by choices of consumers.
Lines of Inquiry
Concepts: Function Responsibility Reflection
The Foundation Class has begun its last Unit of Inquiry for this year!
Theme: Sharing the Planet
Animals and people interact in different ways in different contexts
Lines of Inquiry:
Spring has come and the class is having a great fun finding lots of bugs outside, seeing and touching living things. This week, the class used photo cards to make groups of living things and had a discussion about the difference between insects, animals, fish/sea creatures and us(people)!
"Bugs can fly, but animals can't."
"Animals can stand up but bugs crawl."
"But babies cannot stand up and they crawl too!"
"No! But babies and bugs cannot be in the same group!"
"I think small things are called bugs, and big things are called animals."
"People and monkeys are in the same group. I heard that people were monkeys before!"
"But we don't have a tail."
"Yes, we do! If we touch our bottom, we can feel it!"
"These fish live in the water, but animals and bugs don't."
The class has been sharing their knowledge and questions with others. I believe that this topic will be a good one to inquire into! I will share more about the students' learning later!
There are many people working at HIS.
"Teachers teach many new things and office people help us when we are sick, and when we need some help!"
How about parents? Many parents also help by working at HIS! For the International Festival, many moms worked hard to prepare. The class observed and interviewed them to find out what their roles and jobs were.
"Some moms were fixing toys and putting in batteries."
"Some moms were hanging lots of clothes on hangers and folding clothes."
"A mom was sorting cards."
After that, the class had a discussion and thought about what the children can do to help. Our classroom needed to be opened as a shop, and the baby sitting room needed to be set up upstairs. So, all students worked together and helped to move lots of furniture and toys upstairs, and set up the baby room for the little friends!
Over the weeks, the Foundation Class learned that all of us have various jobs and roles at school, at home or in the community.
"I saw people cleaning up the school, so I said hello and thank you for doing that. And they smiled and said thank you too, because they are happy to hear that!"
"It is nice to say thank you to people who help us!"
"The CMC bus drivers take us to school every day. So, we need to say thank you when we get off the bus."
"At home, moms make lunch and dinner, that's why we can eat food."
"Dads and some moms go to work. Why? We need money for buying our snacks and backpack for school!"
"Yes! We cannot make money, because we are kids. When we become big people, we will work and make money."
The class showed great respect to all moms, dads and people around us. The Foundation Class would like to say 'thank you very much' to everyone for looking after us and Happy Mother's Day for May 12th!
There will be a Japanese assembly in the Music classroom on P7, Friday 17th of May. G1-G4 Japanese for foreign language class students will perform a puppet show, G3 and G4 Japanese class students will have the presentation about PYP Unit, G1 Japanese class students will read a poem. It is a good opportunity to see their studying in the class, please come to see their performance.
How quickly time has flown by this year!
We are moving onto our sixth and final unit of inquiry this week so please take a look below to view our next central idea and lines of inquiry.
In conjunction with this, we will be exploring the following concepts, learner profile attributes and attitudes.
Concepts: causation, perspective, responsibility
Related Concepts: sustenance, cycles, effect
Attitude: interdependence, appreciation
Profile: caring, knowledgeable, balanced
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