1R’s Strange Creatures

02/22/2011

Miss Ashleigh’s class have been learning about animals that live in freshwater habitats and how they are adapted to living there. Our class had fun Creating some Crazzzy Creatures that live in freshwater habitats!!! Check them out and discover what crazy adaptions they have to living in the river.

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Global Collaboration to Conclude the Unit for 1E

02/21/2011

One essential skills in the 21 century is collaboration.  As the conclusion of this unit, students assess each other’s work using Scribblar to collaborate online.  To better facilitate their participation, drawing happy faces will represent their assessment of the piece.  Basically they have 2 choices of drawing: “Yes, I like it a lot” or “Yes, I like it.” drawing.

Other visitors may want to join in by giving them some encouraging comments in writing.  So far we have teachers from several countries around the world commenting their work:  Ms. Maggie from an international school in Switzerland, Ms. Arnold from an international school in the Philippines and some teachers from our secondary campus.

Please keep it short so that students have plenty of room to do their assessment.  You can start by clicking the image below.


1L’s New Species in the Rainforest

02/18/2011

1L has been studying rainforest plants and animals and ways they adapt to living in the rainforest. We’ve learned about how some animals have camouflage or bright colours, the interdependence between some plants and animals and various ways animal and plant differences help them to survive.

In IT, students are being creative and inventing their own animals that are adapted to living in a rainforest. Some have special colouring, eat strange foods, fly or glide and have other special features. This project will help our class in commencing our literacy story writing unit which starts next week. Ask your child about his/her creatures special adaptations for living in the rainforest.


1E’s New Creatures of the Arctic

02/10/2011

The students have been learning about the polar habitat.  They have discovered common characteristics of animals living in the polar habitat such as warm fur, blubber and warm-blooded.  Using this knowledge, the students then created their very own unique polar animal.  Some of them mixed characteristics found in multiple animals and others thought of something completely new.  They then named their new animal and shared how it would keep warm in the polar region.  The students thoroughly enjoyed doing this project.


Making Sense of our World

05/11/2010

Grade 1 will be exploring the human body and the five senses for our final unit of inquiry of the year. We will be incorporating various science experiments into the exploration of what our 5 senses do and how they help us to understand the world around us. We will also be looking at various ways that people with disabilities function in our world. We are planning to go on a field trip to Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation (CCBRT) as well. This should be a very interesting unit to end our year.

Mr. Erwin Telemans, from CCBRT, recently came to talk with Grade 2 students about different ability people and how his organization, CCBRT is helping people with disabilities in Tanzania.