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Food Choices and the Environment

This week the Allstars have been looking into the environmental impact that stems from food production, transportation, and consumption. As they looked carefully at how the environment was impact they soon felt a need to take action. Over the next couple of weeks the kids will be looking at ways to address various environmental problems […]

Money! Money! Money!

Over the last couple of weeks the Awesome Allstars have been learning about money. We started by looking at money from different countries and the children shared things that they saw, thought and wondered about the money. Here are a few of their reflections: See Some are circles. We see faces and numbers. We see […]

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

The Awesome Allstars have been continuing to work on honing their transdiscilinary skills. This week, we have been focusing on Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills and have been reflecting on it. In math, the focus has been on the Math Practice 1: “I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.”Here is […]

Brain Breaks

These are the Brain Breaks that the Allstars use when we notice that we need a break. Brain Breaks.Roll Here, one of the Allstars is demonstrating one of the Brain Breaks.    What are Brain Breaks? Brain breaks are research based movements which allow more oxygen and energy to enter students’ brains. These breaks can: […]

Using Tools for Personal Management and Balance

The TD Skills and Dispositions We See in Our Families

The Awesome Allstars were asked, “What evidence can you provide that shows the following Transdisciplinary Skills and Dispositions?” Transdisciplinary Skills (TD Skills)  Connection and Collaboration Communication Research Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Personal Management and Reflection Dispositions Creative Balanced Self-Directed Caring Ethical/Fair Responsible

Creative Problem-Solving

WE are CREATIVE THINKERS! We found nine different ways to solve one math problem!

Glorious Geometry

Last week, we read The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns. After listening to the story, the children made the different polygons from the story using geoboards and elastics. After that they recorded each polygon on geoboard paper, labeled it and showed its angles. Here are some of the vocabulary words we have discussed and been […]

Celebrate with Grade 2!

This week grade 2 students helped out the librarians by choosing the classroom books for their new inquiry unit on celebrations. They decided that both Destiny Quest and the DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) would help them find the non-fiction books they needed.  Then they brainstormed search terms  that would provide a wide variety of books about many […]

Around the Library

From Literature Circles and Browse and Borrows to Writer’s Workshops and Atlas exploration, the CMC is the place to be!  Here are some photos from around the library… [tylr-slidr width=”300″ height=”200″ userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157623906548104/[/tylr-slidr]