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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 […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in… making our first thinking visible with TAT routines!

TAT?? What’s that? It rolls off the tongues of my students now – “thinking about thinking”… taking the time to slow down and really investigate what your brain is doing. We used some mystery images (hah, all energy related – actually sources of energy!) for a tuning in activity called “SEE-THINK-WONDER” as well as “THINK-WONDER-EXPLORE“. It […]

Anatomy of the inquiry process – Tuning in… making our first thinking visible with TAT routines!

TAT?? What’s that? It rolls off the tongues of my students now – “thinking about thinking”… taking the time to slow down and really investigate what your brain is doing. We used some mystery images (hah, all energy related – actually sources of energy!) for a tuning in activity called “SEE-THINK-WONDER” as well as “THINK-WONDER-EXPLORE“. It […]

Headlines -Headlines…everywhere!!! The Heart of the Matter…

Our Units of Inquiry are so authentic and meaningful here at ISM that I can read the newspaper and almost daily be able to clip out something to bring that “fits” what we are doing in class… it is a hope of mine that by modelling this love of soaking up information from newspapers and […]

Headlines – Headlines…everywhere!!! The Heart of the Matter…

Our Units of Inquiry are so authentic and meaningful here at ISM that I can read the newspaper and almost daily be able to clip out something to bring in that “fits” what we are doing in class… it is a hope of mine that by modelling this love of soaking up information from newspapers and […]

Headlines -Headlines…everywhere!!! The Heart of the Matter…

Our Units of Inquiry are so authentic and meaningful here at ISM that I can read the newspaper and almost daily be able to clip out something to bring that “fits” what we are doing in class… it is a hope of mine that by modelling this love of soaking up information from newspapers and […]

Headlines – Headlines…everywhere!!! The Heart of the Matter…

Our Units of Inquiry are so authentic and meaningful here at ISM that I can read the newspaper and almost daily be able to clip out something to bring in that “fits” what we are doing in class… it is a hope of mine that by modelling this love of soaking up information from newspapers and […]

Visible Thinking – Mystery Objects and Artifacts…

What better way to further explore out current Unit of Inquiry than through hands-on, visuals connected to the World of Weather?!! Using a trick called Mystery Objects, the children spent a good amount of time thinking deeply through the art of observation and exploring. Each group of 5 was given an object to observe silently […]

Visible Thinking – Mystery Objects and Artifacts…

What better way to further explore out current Unit of Inquiry than through hands-on, visuals connected to the World of Weather?!! Using a trick called Mystery Objects, the children spent a good amount of time thinking deeply through the art of observation and exploring. Each group of 5 was given an object to observe silently […]

Visible Thinking – Mystery Objects and Artifacts…

What better way to further explore out current Unit of Inquiry than through hands-on, visuals connected to the World of Weather?!! Using a trick called Mystery Objects, the children spent a good amount of time thinking deeply through the art of observation and exploring. Each group of 5 was given an object to observe silently […]