Food for Thought

To end this amazing year the students have participated in learning activities that connect to Social Studies and Science in both grades: air, water, soil, plants, celebrations and traditions, communities around the world, urban and rural communities and early settlers. These connections are centered around food. Through a grant I was able to purchase local organic farm produce, fresh Ontario strawberries, seeds and soil, as well as several books.

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Science, Self-assessment & Proportional Reasoning

We are excited to embark on our next journey of learning in science. Here are the big ideas that will be explored.Today each grade shared their prior knowledge in a Knowledge Building Circle and then recorded this knowledge in a format of their choosing. Image
Here are a few examples of the growth students are showing in the self-assessment of their writing. Click to view a larger picture.

Today’s math problem involved multiplication and proportional reasoning. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures but would like to share how impressed I was with the communication of math thinking. Students are using pictures, numbers, labels, symbols and words to clearly show their work and solutions. For more information on proportional reasoning check out this video- The Importance of Proportional Reasoning in Your Child’s Math Development.