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Tuning into Creative Expressions

To tune into our Creative Expressions unit, we went to the Little Theater where different teachers and administrators shared one of their favorite books with us. It was interesting to find out about different types of books and see different ways authors creatively express themselves.

What’s in Your Lunchbox?

This week Grade Two is launching our new Unit of Inquiry called, “Sustainable Production and Consumption.” In this unit the children will be inquiring into: How food gets from the farm to their tables. As a tuning in, students were asked the question “What’s in your lunchbox?” Like scientists, they investigated/observed what was in their […]

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 […]

What’s in your lunchbox?

As a tuning in activity for our new unit of study on sustainable production and consumption of food, students took a survey of their snacks. To integrate it with our math graphing unit, students walked around in pairs to brainstorm how to group the foods (i.e. healthy and unhealthy, crunchy and soft, by food groups, […]

Tuning into Science

[tylr-slidr userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157633280114804/[/tylr-slidr] To tune into our science unit of inquiry, our class joined Ms. Markovich’s in a tussle to see who had the slowest egg. The students helped us decide the conditions in which we should conduct this test. Being good sports, we agreed that the egg drop from the third floor of ES […]

natomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in… connecting the previous unit to the current new unit!

You know how they say that one makes sense of things by connecting them to prior knowledge? Well, this was exactly what our follow up discussion to the 4 day Home Energy Use survey accomplished. I was able to connect the concepts in the previous unit about weather patterns and predicting to this new unit […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in… connecting the previous unit to the current new unit!

You know how they say that one makes sense of things by connecting them to prior knowledge? Well, this was exactly what our follow up discussion to the 4 day Home Energy Use survey accomplished. I was able to connect the concepts in the previous unit about weather patterns and predicting to this new unit […]

natomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in… connecting the previous unit to the current new unit!

You know how they say that one makes sense of things by connecting them to prior knowledge? Well, this was exactly what our follow up discussion to the 4 day Home Energy Use survey accomplished. I was able to connect the concepts in the previous unit about weather patterns and predicting to this new unit […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in… connecting the previous unit to the current new unit!

You know how they say that one makes sense of things by connecting them to prior knowledge? Well, this was exactly what our follow up discussion to the 4 day Home Energy Use survey accomplished. I was able to connect the concepts in the previous unit about weather patterns and predicting to this new unit […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process… Tuning in… creative colouring and first thinking!!

A Mind Map… a place to “splat” your thoughts, facts, knowledge of a subject before you get deep into the unit. One of the first things we did in our new unit kick off was to fill in the bubbles with what is already in our own  “E for Energy” folder of our Brain Dictionary […]