It was a pleasure seeing many of you last week during Open Classrooms. For those of you that couldn’t make it to the Heritage Museum, your child has videotaped their presentation and should have posted it on their wall by now.
New Unit of Inquiry:
We began a new unit of inquiry last week. The students are inquiring into children’s rights.
The central idea is “Children’s rights and responsibilities exist to enable equal opportunities.”
The students will be looking more closely at:
- Circumstances that determine a child’s access to opportunities
- The role of social responsibility and action
- Children’s rights and equity
The overarching question the students will need to be able to answer throughout this unit is: “As students of the United Nations school, what is our responsibility?”
Our week in review:
- What are Childrens’ Rights?
- How do circumstances effect our ability to access rights?
- Write complete paragraphs
- Identify features of a report
- Write simple and compound sentences rather than “run-on” sentences
- Grammar work: Introduced No Red Ink program and took diagnostic test to determine needs.
- created Book Clubs (some students by choice)
- Teacher independent assessments to check for growth in reading.
- Persevere in solving problems
- collecting data and making presumptions about probability based on it.
- represent data in a clear way
- explain the probability of every day events (Impossible, very unlikely, unlikely, even-chance, likely, probably and certain)
- solve problems involving the passage of time (depending on student needs)
- Number work (addition and subtraction strategies (depending on student needs)
- 3-Act Math Task: Dill ‘er up! (check the link to work on this very challenging problem!)
Solving Problems, Analyzing Data
Things you can talk to your child about:
- What rights do you think all children should have?
- What events might happen to make it hard for a child to get their rights?
- What action could you take to help?
- How do they have choice in their learning? What do they want to improve?
- Where do you see data and chance in real life?
- Think about some of the games you play. How is math involved? (ex: the scoring on Farkle gives higher points for less likely combinations.)
- Maker Day- December 8
- Festive Fundraiser- December 8
- Winter Holiday- December 18-January 8
We helped our K2 buddies observe structures around school.