This week we started our final K1 unit of inquiry – an inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme sharing the planet with the central idea: understanding living things helps us share our environment and resources. The students came in on Monday to find the classroom transformed. We have a veterinarian clinic, an insect dress up and role play area, some new friends in the block area, and plenty of insects and bug hunting tools to use for exploration and discovery. The students have been very engaged in exploring in the classroom and have posed many ideas and questions that will help to take the unit forward. We also reflected on the story we created for our previous unit of inquiry and put on some finishing touches. We are excited to present our story at Student Led Conferences next week! Please be sure to sign up for a 40 minute block on Veracross so that your child can share his/her learning with you.
Please see this link for photos from this week and last week: K1B Photos
*Please ensure your child has a hat at school for outdoor play.
*Student Led Conferences on Wednesday. Children only come to school during scheduled conference times and to visit specialist classes before or after.
*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!
*Please see this link for information about a documentary screening organized by Grade 5 students: Plastic Ocean Screening
*Show and tell next week – cancelled due to Student Led Conferences.