March 25-29

Our new Unit of Inquiry

An inquiry into: The relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Central Idea: Our heritage shapes who we are now and what we pass on.

Lines of Inquiry

  • the different forms of heritage (form)
  • the connection between what is valued and what is preserved (connection)
  • how what we preserve influences future generations (perspective)

Key concepts:  Heritage, Legacy, Influence

Learner Profile:

  • Knowledgeable  –  during this unit we draw children’s attention to the knowledge they are acquiring,
  • Communicator –  students must communicate effectively to their audience and use visuals of their choice

Approaches to learning:

  • Self-management Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Skills

Personal Artifacts

Thank you to all the students who brought in Personal Artifacts this week. It was wonderful to hear the stories behind the artifacts.

The activity was great in allowing the children to connect to the:

Lines of Inquiry

  • the different forms of heritage (form)
  • the connection between what is valued and what is preserved (connection)

Mathematics-during this unit of inquiry there are opportunities to connect with the following areas of mathematics

  • I can use simple scales, legends and directions to interpret information contained in basic maps
  • I can create symmetrical patterns, pictures and shapes with and without digital technologies
  • I can use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths.
  • I can represent three-dimensional objects using drawings.
  • I can compare and describe features of two-dimensional shapes, including the special quadrilaterals

Literacy

  • I can plan, draft and publish texts that inform the reader(Report text type)
  • I can use the proper structure, grammar and language features when writing texts that inform
  • I can understand the difference between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording
  • I can identify features of online texts that make them more readable.
  • I can use a range of software to construct, edit and publish texts using visual, print and audio elements
  • I can interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points
  • I can listen to and interact with other students, using a range of vocal effects, like pitch, pace, tone and volume to speak clearly

Our Week in Review:

UOI:  This week the students have begun their new unit in which we explore the idea that our heritage shapes who we are now and what we pass on.

Literacy: The students worked in their reading groups on their individual reading goals. They also explored different pre-fixes and suffixes related to our geometry unit.  In writing they did a final explanation writing for the previous unit of inquiry.

Math: In Math the students spent the week studying geometry. They sorted shapes according to different properties, identified different types of lines and angles and examined symmetry.

In other areas: The kids had a great day celebrating their health and sports. What a great way to end our Healthy Choices unit.

 

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