The troll would not let the billy goats cross the river however the children from 2I using their scientific reasoning, problem solving and teamwork skills worked on constructing a raft to carry the billy goats across the river.
- Designing our rafts – which materials do you think will work best?
- Building our rafts – do you need to change your design?
- Testing our rafts to see if they sink or float.
- Did your raft support the weight of your goat?
Creating a personal visual story while listening to The Water Princess.
Using place value mats to help us organise materials (ice cream sticks) in a mathematically meaningful way.
Using the mat prompts students look for tens and regroup, as necessary, to represent 2-digit numbers.
This is what Sustained Spontaneous Writing time looks like in 2I. Twenty minutes of writing on personally chosen topics. Usually a five minute warning will signal the session is about to end, allowing time for students to complete their thoughts on paper.
SSW is important because it helps to build our writing skills and stamina. By writing every day we exercise our writing muscles. It also clears our mind to make room for new ideas and learning. 2I
SSW encourages creativity and allows students to feel free to take risks by trying out new ways of expressing themselves.
This is our school community.
What if we take away a person from this community?
“It is no longer a whole community because we need everyone to help make up our community.” Sehaj and Andriana
“If someone leaves the community there is no one there to help and we would miss them.” Daksh
“Every person in the community is the heart and is an important part of that community”. Harvinjeet.
“It is build like a tower and when you take away one person it will fall apart.” Janna
“Using the cup analogy to understand the importance of every person in our community.” Mrs Fernandes-Ieu
What is a community?
“A community of a group of people who live together and work as a team.” Mishaal and Janna
“Community is a place where people are kind to each other.” Daksh
“Our school is a group of people working as a team.”
“Caring together and working together.” Navreet
“When someone falls over we must help them”. Agam
“A community can be big and small”. Yusuf
“Students explore the meaning of a community. They reflect on how their class is a community with a shared purpose in promoting the learning and achievement of all its members”. Mrs Fernandes-Ieu
Our assembly performance today.
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We perform in groups and use out voice to pretend to be different characters from the texts. Prabhnoor
The best part is sharing to our class and we laugh a lot. Eliseah
Students develop fluency and further enhance comprehension of what they are reading.
We created homemade lava lamps and talked a little about density. We stacked different liquids of different densities on top of one another in a bottle with different colours.
We filled our bottle with water and oil. Then we placed a few drops
of food colouring in it (to see the “lava” better) and some glitter for fun. We discussed the density of oil hanging out on top of the water before we put in the Alka Seltzer. It was amazing watching the large bubbles rising and sinking.
In CBL we are investigating our natural environments and looking at ways to create a healthy habitat to maintain the frog population in our pond.
In Mathematics we are learning about informal and formal measurement and we took to the basketball court to informally measure its length.