Archive for the 'PYP Units of Inquiry' Category

Canadian Arctic Websites

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Here are some websites that have good information for your group’s departments. Happy researching! http://www.aitc.sk.ca/saskschools/arctic/Aintro.html *at the bottom of the page are links for further information about the people, animals, plants, etc. http://www.movingtoiqaluit.com/index.html http://inuvik.ca/ http://www.arctic-guide.net/arctic-towns.html * this website has the name of the communities in each of […]

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Ideal Community Project

Throughout the year, we have talked a TON about communities, specifically Canadian communities in the Arctic, Prairies and Maritimes. Now, we as a class are working towards creating our own ideal community in the Arctic. See what information you can find about your department in the Arctic to share with your group tomorrow! Below are […]

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April Update

It has been a little while since I wrote an update about what we are currently doing in class. If you have any questions, please send me an email or comment below and I’ll get back to you! ~ In Literacy, we just wrapped up our fifth round of CRM and will begin the last […]

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Who We Are – Summative Assessment

In the next few days, the students will all be answering the three questions below to review what they have learned from this unit. Please check your child’s blog over the next few days to view their work/progress! Please leave a comment below their post reflecting on what they have learned. 1) What connects you […]

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Immigration & Emigration Inquiry

We have been talking as a class about immigration and emigration between different places; whether between local communities all the way to international communities. Please leave a comment below answering any questions that relate to your experiences so we as a class can have a conversation to explore real-life situations and how they affect communities. […]

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Review Questions

Over the next couple days, we will be doing some review over our past science units. Please go over and practice the different topics/questions with your child so they are well prepared! 1) Brainstorm things that are hotter/colder than others 2) How to read a thermometer 3) Temperatures for: room, body, boiling, freezing, cool/cold day, […]

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Needs and Wants vs. Me and the Community

Today we looked again at needs and wants for individuals. It was a great conversation with a little bit of debating going on! Some couldn’t decide if things like school/tutoring and money were actually wants or needs. For some kids, we got a glimpse of some deep passion behind their opinions! Maybe we have a […]

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Clay Community Questions

If you are at home, you can keep working on writing your answers about your clay project! If you finish your reflection tonight, that means you get free time to explore the blog tomorrow! Here are the questions: 1) Explain why you chose your community 2) What did you like or dislike about the project? […]

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If the World Were a Village…

Today we read the story, “If the World Were a Village”. It took the numbers across the entire world for religion, nationalities, languages, education, etc. and fit them into a small village of 100 (each person representing about 67.5 million people throughout the whole world). Then all the Grade 2s got together in the gym […]

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Student Portfolios

Today we were lucky to have Mrs. Friske, our PYP coordinator at Prairie Waters, come into our class to teach us about internet safety and how to access the student blogs/portfolios. These portfolios are designed for students to display their work and their “journey” as a learner! We talked about how this is school focused […]

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