Archive for the 'Inquiry' Category

Shapes in the World – brainstorming session

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Creating shapes within shapes!!

 

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Wants and Needs

Over the next little bit, we are going to start really looking at the wants and needs of both individuals as well as communities. Over the weekend, talk with your parents about what is a need? What is a want? Or the challenge, what does it mean to value something? Challenge: What are some needs for you and your […]

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Parts of a Community

Over the next little while, we are going to start to look at how communities are organized, as well as comparing communities today with communities of the past. Here is our start up brainstorming conversation…. and this is ALL the kids ideas of what they know is part of a community! My kids are so […]

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International Women’s Day

Today we talked about International Womens’ Day, since we missed talking about it yesterday! We have learned before that in some countries around the world, there are many young girls who are not allowed to go to school. A little while ago, we heard from a lady on We Day who told us about a […]

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Types of Boats

We have started learning about boats and buoyancy and had a great time exploring through the inquiry centres last week with Ms. Boyd’s class. Today we talked about digital citizenship and responsibility when using the internet as we are going to begin learning how to research topics online. These are 4 areas that parents should […]

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Float Your Boat!!

Yesterday we explored floating, buoyancy, density, loads, shapes, floaters, and sinkers in centres with Ms. Boyd’s class! Shout out to Mrs. Seabrook for staying late to help us out! We learned lots and had so much fun learning. Today, we took what we learned and entered the challenge to see who could make the best boat that […]

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Boats & Buoyancy Brainstorming

Today we brainstormed what we already know about boats and buoyancy. Is there anything we missed?? What else do you already know about boats that we should add to the mind map??

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Magnet Car Material Suggestions

For those of you who aren’t sure what materials the kids should use…. They can come up with a plan at home with parents (if they want), but we will be doing a good copy of the plan and listing all the materials they will need at school. They will just need to collect the […]

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Magnet Car materials

Yesterday, I introduced our magnet car project under the question “how could we use magnets for transportation if we ran out of oil and gas?” The students will be designing and building a magnet vehicle using materials they have brought from home. They will be doing all the work at school, but the students can […]

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