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Discovering Our Families

This week the children took a closer look into their families to gain a clearer understanding of families as a group. Earlier in the week, they explored literature within our classroom and identified elements that they recognized their family doing and elements that other families might do.  They worked in pairs and created a “T” […]

Inquiring into our Essential Questions

This week the children worked in small groups to put together the essential questions for our ‘Group Membership’ unit of Inquiry.  This was a wonderful learning experience for the children since they had to come up with common agreements on how their groups could be successful at completing their learning task.  Having had two separate […]

Group Membership – Tuning In

This week the Cool Cats have begun to “Tune-In” to Group Membership.  Early in the week the children took a look at the word “Group Membership” and brainstormed what they thought each part of the word met.  The Cool Cats had a strong sense of knowledge that a group is more than one of something/someone […]

Group Membership

Since the start of our time together, we have been learning about ourselves as individuals and us as a whole community.  We’ve been working hard to learn about our routines, expectations and responsibilities.  We also been deciding on our classroom commitments so that we can all have a fun, safe and respectful environment to learn […]

Using Technology

The children have begun creating their slides for their Grandparent i-movies.  Many skills are involved in completing this task.  Students are working with two different programs at the moment (googledocs – presentation and compfight – a safe photo borrowing sight).  They have been working to find images in compfight that represent life in the past […]

Using Technology

The children have begun creating their slides for their Grandparent i-movies.  Many skills are involved in completing this task.  Students are working with two different programs at the moment (googledocs – presentation and compfight – a safe photo borrowing sight).  They have been working to find images in compfight that represent life in the past […]

Our Special Guest Visitor

The children enjoyed meeting Naqib’s grandfather, M.A. Noor this morning.  They has a blast asking him questions about what his life was like in the past and listening to his responses.  Many children asked “thick” questions like “Can you describe…?” and “Can you tell us…?”  A big thank you to M.A. Noor for taking time […]

Our Special Guest Visitor

The children enjoyed meeting Naqib’s grandfather, M.A. Noor this morning.  They enjoyed asking their questions about what his life was like in the past and listening to his responses.  Many children asked “thick” questions like “Can you describe…?” and “Can you tell us…?”  A big thank you to M.A. Noor for taking time to come […]

Skype Interviews With Ms.Duprat’s Dad and Grandmother

The children were excited to start their day of learning knowing they were having an important skype date with my Dad and Grandmother.  The reason for this skype date was so that children could practice asking their generated interview questions and taking notes.  They had a great time making connections to their own lives today […]

Inquiring Into Timeline