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What is Kakooma?

We visited Ms. Conjamalay’s class this week so they can teach all about Kakooma. The idea is in a group of numbers, find the number that is the sum of two others. Sounds easy, right? Sometimes it is, but other times the answer is right in front of you and you just can’t see it. […]

1000 Museum

Students were so excited to share their 1,000 project. Before our 1,000 Museum, students reflected on their project and practiced explaining the strategies they used to their classmates. They thought about how they decided on the object, what ways can they count their item and which transdisciplinary skills they used while doing this project. What […]

How are Living Things Interconnected

Students were given a set of pictures which included living and non-living things (ie. water, tree, ant, spider, wind, etc.) Their task was to use as many of the pictures as they can to show their understanding of how living and non-living things are interconnected.

Philosopher’s Club

We read some parts of a book called Philosopher’s Club by Christopher Phillips. Students found out that philosophers are people who love wisdom. They like to think and ask deep-thinking questions about life and the world around them. So students put on their ‘philosopher’s hat’ and thought about such questions as: If you had a […]

Fiction vs. Non-fiction

What are the similarities and differences between fiction and non-fiction books? Students worked in pairs to compare and contrast a fiction and non-fiction book. They recorded the similarities and differences they found on a Venn Diagram. Students found features of non-fiction books such as headings, table of contents, glossary and index, which they can use […]

How are living things interconnected?

How are living things interconnected? We thought that for us to answer this essential question, we needed to understand what interconnected means. So during reading groups, students inquired into the concept of interconnectedness in various ecosystems through stories. We read such books as Mangrove Tangle, Are You the Forest King? and Trouts are Made of […]

What is an organism?

As we tuned into our new unit ‘Connections to the Natural World’, students wondered what is an organism. Students looked up the word in the dictionary and we learned that an organism is any living thing. We then inquired into what are the characteristics of living things by observing things around us, then critically thinking […]

Filipiniana Fun

Today, the students had a lot of fun learning about the country we live in. They had a chance to make and taste turon which is deep fried banana rolls (a typical Filipino merienda or dessert). They were so enthusiastic as they were making their kites! It was definitely a memorable experience as students danced along with the tapping of the bamboos in the tinikling dance and walked around […]

Similarities and Differences

To help deepen students’ understanding about the similarities and differences between family groups, students discussed their reflections about their culture. Using a Venn Diagram to help guide their discussion, students compared and contrasted their family traditions with a partner.

How Big is a Foot?

To tune into our measurement unit, we read the story How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller. In the story, the king wanted to give the queen a bed for her birthday, but the apprentice was not sure what size the bed should be since during that time, beds were not invented yet. The […]

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