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Growing a Theory in Reading Workshop then starting the conversation ball bouncing!!

Smartia is all about thinking deeply… diving into the “pool of Understanding and Knowledge”! We took the plunge this week in Reading Workshop as we continued understanding what good readers do. One big thing that good readers do is to be an ACTIVE READER. But what does this actually mean? What does it look like? […]

Growing a Theory in Reading Workshop then starting the conversation ball bouncing!!

Smartia is all about thinking deeply… diving into the “pool of Understanding and Knowledge”! We took the plunge this week in Reading Workshop as we continued understanding what good readers do. One big thing that good readers do is to be an ACTIVE READER. But what does this actually mean? What does it look like? […]

Growing a Theory in Reading Workshop then starting the conversation ball bouncing!!

Smartia is all about thinking deeply… diving into the “pool of Understanding and Knowledge”! We took the plunge this week in Reading Workshop as we continued understanding what good readers do. One big thing that good readers do is to be an ACTIVE READER. But what does this actually mean? What does it look like? […]

Building a Reader’s Life… visiting the CMC

The big goal of our Smartian experience this year in Grade 3 is BUILDING A READER’S LIFE… studying ourselves as a reader by researching our habits, choices, patterns, volume of reading and stamina of reading. We are creating our own reader’s identity by investigating our strengths, weaknesses and setting goals for ourselves. Our hope this […]

making us think through artwork… what is the MESSAGE behind the pictures?

As our Huan Impact unit continued, a fabulous book by Joel Simonetti called “Why I Care about Sharks” was introduced to the Yodalandians. However it wasn’t the words that came first… it was the illustrations! Fourteen of these thought-provoking cartoons from the book were placed around the room and the Yodalandians went on a “Museum […]

the connections are endless… Reading Workshop and Human Impact investigations happen with the book called “Windows”

In our Location unit, we used a fabulous book called “Mirroors”, written by Jeannie Baker. It was a big hit for its’ fascinating investigations from the illustrations. Well, there is another Baker book that we used called “Windows” and it was as equally stunning for our latest unit on Human Impact. Despite being a wordless […]

the connections are endless… Reading Workshop aHuman Impact investigations happen with the book called “Windows”

In our Location unit, we used a fabulous book called “Mirroors”, written by Jeannie Baker. It was a big hit for its’ fascinating investigations from the illustrations. Well, there is another Baker book that we used called “Windows” and it was as equally stunning for our latest unit on Human Impact. Despite being a wordless […]

the connections are endless… Reading Workshop and Human Impact investigations happen with the book called “Windows”

In our Location unit, we used a fabulous book called “Mirroors”, written by Jeannie Baker. It was a big hit for its’ fascinating investigations from the illustrations. Well, there is another Baker book that we used called “Windows” and it was as equally stunning for our latest unit on Human Impact. Despite being a wordless […]

the connections are endless… Reading Workshop aHuman Impact investigations happen with the book called “Windows”

In our Location unit, we used a fabulous book called “Mirroors”, written by Jeannie Baker. It was a big hit for its’ fascinating investigations from the illustrations. Well, there is another Baker book that we used called “Windows” and it was as equally stunning for our latest unit on Human Impact. Despite being a wordless […]

making us think through artwork… what is the MESSAGE behind the pictures?

As our Human Impact unit continued, a fabulous book by Joel Simonetti called “Why I Care about Sharks” was introduced to the Yodalandians. However it wasn’t the words that came first… it was the illustrations! Fourteen of these thought-provoking cartoons from the book were placed around the room and the Yodalandians went on a “Museum […]