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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 […]

Savanna Grasslands

One of the essential questions for our unit of study is how are living things interconnected. Each grade 2 class is in charge of showing how living things are intereconnected in a specific ecosystem. Wiz Kids are in charge of showing interconnectedness in the grasslands. After choosing and researching about an organism in the savanna, the […]

Exploring Ecosystems

This week, the Awesome Allstars have been busy finishing up their desert ecosystem bulletin board. Check it out: To extend their learning, they began inquiring into other ecosystems and how they are connected to the desert ecosystem. Here are a few of the fun facts that they discovered from their research:    

Connections to the Natural World

It’s that time again to kick off our newest Unit of Inquiry, ‘Connections to the Natural World.’  Below is an overview of this unit.  It would be great to review this with your child and see how you can make connections to their learning outside of the classroom!  This unit of study will challenge the children with […]

Global Collaboration: Working With A School In Chile, South America

The Cool Cats have recently been in contact with Grade Two Children who attend the Santiago College in Chile, South America.  The children at Santiago College are interested in collaborating with us to get our input on the culture here in the Philippines, as well as our support with figuring out a solution to help […]

Research, CMC, Energy

In our class we have looked at the various forms of energy using a technique called think, pair, share, connect. This allowed us to consider what we know, what we want to know and connections to previous knowledge about different types of energy. From that starting point the students selected an energy type that they […]

Connections to the Natural World

It’s that time again to kick off our newest Unit of Inquiry, ‘Connections to the Natural World.’  Below is an overview of this unit.  It would be great to review this with your child and see how you can make connections to their learning outside of the classroom!  This unit of study will challenge the […]

Unit of Inquiry project… BE PREPARED! Disaster Preparedness & Survival Manual

The amount of thinking, problem solving, predicting, data collecting and analysing that has been happening over the past week has been astounding as work on our Unit of Inquiry project called Be Prepared! unfolded. In order to predict the future, the Smartians know that they have to look at the patterns of the past. So this […]

Unit of Inquiry project… BE PREPARED! Disaster Preparedness & Survival Manual

The amount of thinking, problem solving, predicting, data collecting and analysing that has been happening over the past week has been astounding as work on our Unit of Inquiry project called Be Prepared! unfolded. In order to predict the future, the Smartians know that they have to look at the patterns of the past. So this […]

What do good researchers do… INTERVIEW!!!

 As a way of investigating the ISM transdisciplinary skill of researching, we talk a lot about ways to get information. More than just from books and websites, the Smartians have discovered that equally valuable is information from experts – real live people who have experience with the topic. As a way of researching information to […]