A chance discussion on Parent Info Night with Carolyn, Grace and Lucy's mum lead to a mini inquiry and presented a great opportunity to introduce Venn Diagrams to students as a way to record and interpret data.
Mystery Reader: Thank you Nadine, for being our first Mystery Reader this year. We loved the Dr Seuss books you read to us!
In our first unit of inquiry we will inquire into how we use our senses to explore the world around us.
We tuned into our unit by making popcorn in class and used it as provocation to formulate our questions.
We brainstormed on a sensory chart... Looks like, smells like, tastes like, feels like and sounds like.
Students identified what they wanted to know and asked compelling and relevant questions we can begin researching.
SEE, THINK, WONDER : Optical Illusions...Are they really moving?
Counting up to 20 natural objects and then turning it into art. Students used various counting strategies. Some counted by ones, others counted by 2's and 5's.
Can you describe the textures you could feel? Which senses did you use the most?
In the first week back to school, we talked about the 4 Be's, our school code of conduct. We brainstormed what it means to Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Honest for Grade One students.
Students took ownership of these guiding principles that are overarching and transcend across all areas of school life.
Welcome to our class page. We begin our exciting journey in grade One and I'm looking forward to some great learning with my delightful bunch of fifteen students.
We began the year with getting to know each other and settling in quickly by making new friends and learning our routines. In the first week we explored our environment and became fimiliar with all things new on the second floor. it's a big change for the students coming up from Kindergarten but the transition has been smooth and seamless.
Here we are, the class of 2015-16.