The Foundation Class has begun the new Unit of Inquiry.
Transdiscipinary Themes: Where we are in place and time.
Central Idea: Interpretation of artifacts contributes to our understanding of people's histories.
Lines of Inquiry:
We will learn about people's life, cultures and histories through artifacts and objects.
Students are encouraged to bring some artifacts or objects to share with the class. They will be asked to answer questions about what these objects are for and why they are important to them. We would also like to ask parents to share any cultural items with the class, so please give them to your children to bring to school.
Over the next few weeks, we will visit a museum to see how special objects are displayed to the public. This will help us with the Foundation Class Museum, which is under construction and will be open soon!
Grade 3/4 students have recently learned antonyms, synonyms and homonyms both in class and ESL. If you are wondering what those are, please ask your child for explanation; they will confidently teach you! Learning those words is a good opportunity to revise or increase vocabulary. During the lesson fousing on homonyms, 'which' and 'witch' came up as an example. Then we tried a tongue twister: "If two witches are watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?" As it is a tongue twister, their tongues were twisted, tangled and we had a good laugh. After practicing for a few times, they took up a challenge of presenting it for recording.
Here is the video; please enjoy.
On Friday, January 25th, the Foundation class invited parents to visit our classroom and the children enjoyed sharing what we have learned about forces and motion.
First, the class did a presentation about our learning.
"The wind is pushing the car and making it move."
Helping out for setting up materials...
Then the class taught their parents how to make the toys move and function
We had good fun playing with our parents!
The central idea of our new unit is: A person’s behaviour and how they choose to present themselves project aspects of their identity.
To start us off, we studied a selection of photographs of children from a book called Where Children Sleep by James Mollison.
Risa from Tokyo
These are the most recent posts from all blogs. To read any particular blog, please use the menu.