This week we continued our inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme sharing the planet with the central idea: understanding living things helps us share our environment and resources. The students have been very curious, and are engaged in learning more about insects. We have a lot of bug hunters in our class and we now have a collection of caterpillars, snails, flies, worms, beetles and other critters in our room. We found a caterpillar that turned into a chrysalis and the students have been documenting its metamorphisis through scientific drawings and observations. We have been learning about the differences between butterflies and moths, and learned that insects don’t have any bones! We continued to lose our classroom “resources” at a fast rate this week and now have 2 boxes full of wasted resources – markers without lids, misplaced toys, paper from the floor, glue sticks without caps…. The children have noticed that we don’t have as many supplies to use for projects. What happens if we run out? What is our responsibility to our environment and our resources?
On Tuesday we visited the Grade 5 Exhibition. Exhibition is the culminating event of all PYP students at any PYP school in the world. At UNIS our students aligned their Exhibition research with one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and focussed on authentic action to help achieve these goals. Congratulations to the Grade 5s!
This morning at assembly we met Super Cycling Man – an English man who is cycling across the world to raise awareness and money for Parkinson’s Disease.
Don’t forget that we have a lot going on next week for Book Week! Enjoy the long weekend.
Please see this link for photos from this week: K1B Photos
*No school Monday & Tuesday – public holidays
*Wednesday is Wear a Word Day, Thursday is Book Character Day, Friday is Pajama Day
*Please ensure your child has a hat at school for outdoor play.
*Please help out by checking your child’s bag to ensure s/he is not bringing any toys or cards to school.
*We are hunting for tadpoles and caterpillars (and any other interesting critters) for our unit of inquiry. If you spot any at your home or in your travels, please scoop them up for us!
*Show and tell next week – cancelled due to short week