Archive for the 'Inquiry' Category

Water Cycle and States of Matter

I always love talking about this, firstly because it is interesting, but most of all because of the various interpretations of what the words truly are. For example, precipitation often turns into¬†participation. My personal favourites are when the word condensation turns into constellation or even better, constipation. Always so hilarious! Challenge: What are some examples […]

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Rehearsal for Reader’s Theatre

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Information Websites on Insects and Non-Insects

We are starting to do some research on small crawling and flying animals. We started reading through books in our class to find information, but will also practice researching online as well! Below are some websites that I found that have some information on the different topics.¬†You are welcome to do some research at home […]

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Measurement

Whoa… it seems to have been a while since my last post update!! I still can’t seem to send pictures from my phone app (checked with tech support so hopefully we can get that figured out), but I figured it was time! In math, we have started looking at measurement and why/how we measure things. […]

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Class Visitors

As a class, we have been looking at what makes a community including the wants, needs and values of individuals and as a whole. We will also be looking at communities in the past and how they have changed over time. I have an idea about possibly interviewing some elderly people who have actually been […]

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Community of Airdrie

We have been looking and talking lots about the wants/needs/values of communities and how they may be similar or different. Next week we are going to get a little more specific and actually look at the community of Airdrie: how is it organized? What do we have in Airdrie? Why are those important or not […]

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Titanic and Morse Code

As we begin looking at communities in the past and how communities are made/organized, we are looking at the Titanic as it was the anniversary on April 15! Over the last few days, we looked at some photographs and paintings of the Titanic, and today we got to try writing in morse code! Check out […]

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Outdoor School (from yesterday)

To celebrate the GLORIOUS (catch my use of the suffix -ous???? how clever haha) weather, we spent part of the day outside doing Daily 5 and art! Here are a couple pictures from our time… we had such a good time and got a solid dose of vitamin D! These particular pictures are when we […]

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Attributes Competition!

We have been learning about 2D shapes and what attributes are. We have played some games sorting everyone into different groups according to various attributes (or characteristics) and today we turned things up a bit into a healthy competition! The kids were split into 3 groups and had to work together to sort their pile […]

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Talking about needs, wants and values…

Today we started talking about water (which will be further connected in our liquids unit) and how important it is for us… and really everything! Check out the video about the water crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg This then furthered the conversation into talking about needs and values. Next we looked at pictures of where children sleep around […]

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