SDG Week: A successful week of integrated learning connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We had a fantastic week integrating the SDG even more than usual into teaching and learning. Each morning started off with a read aloud connected to an SDG in each of the four grade one classrooms.
As we know there are 17 SDG’s. This math scavenger hunt helped us to consolidate the number of each SDG connected to our current math goals. Do you know the number of each?
Thomas the Tank Engine proved to be a knowledgeable source on all things SDGs. We enjoyed a range of videos connected to the global goals and engaged in writing tasks connected to each video’s content.
Thank you to the P.E. team who supported our idea to create a ‘plastic ocean’ provocation. This lesson provided much discussion about the actions we can take to reduce the use of plastic in our daily lives.
On Thursday we joined our buddies in 5C for a collaborative painting project. Throughout the Elementary School students designed fish which will be used to form a collective installation connected to SDG #14: Life Below Water
Thank you for your support in translating your child’s chosen SDG into your mother tongue.
Play Based Learning #4 Quality Education
This week we started Play Based Learning in our outdoor environment with all four classes. The students have enjoyed being with their peers and investigating all of the different areas of exploration outside. Please ask your child about their experience with the flubber, the maker area, the puppets on stage, the mud kitchen, the big blue blocks, the kitchen area, the painting area, the construction and building area and all the friends that they are exploring with. We are excited to see what happens with this space and time once the students take the lead and plan our time.
UOI-#3 Good Health and Well Being
We started our week with a lunchtime provocation of having the students take as much or as little food as they wanted to. We continued our learning about balance and how we can have a balanced plate. We did some graphing about what each student picked and we will continue to graph next week to analyze our food choices. We will also start to look at healthy snacks.
Thank you to Ella’s Grandma for coming to read to us on Thursday. If you or a visiting family member wish to be a Mystery Reader please let us know. We love to have visitors.
This Week’s Reminders:
- UN Day is Monday, October 21st begiing at 11am for the UN Day Assembly in the Sport’s Center. Please arrive around 10:30am to get a seat. Please bring your food to the classroom in the morning when your child arrives at school. If your child does not have a country costume, please have them wear a nice outfit on this day. Thank you for all of your support. We appreciate it.
- ES Dress Up Day: Get your costumes ready! All students are invited to wear their most creative costumes to school on October 31st.