What a week!
Congratulations to Satoshi who was the #1 student in Singapore on the Mathletics leaderboard for November 27th!
As a part of our unit How the World Works, students began formulating opinions and debating about common misconceptions about Earth. Students chose which idea that want to research over the next couple of weeks.
Students began gathering noticings about informational texts; looking for text features that are included in that genre.
Students from America shared a little about their Thanksgiving traditions, and made turkeys out of recyclable materials.
We had a great trip to the Science Center, where students began their research!
This week we had a lot going on!
We were gathering ideas about what we think we already know about time. We know a lot already! We know there are 24 hours in day, you can tell time by looking at the sun, and you can tell time by using an analog or digital clock - but that's not all! We want to know a lot too! We want to know who invented time and the clock, and if there are other types of clocks we don't know about! We plan on using many ways to research what we want to know about time such as watching videos, interviewing people and maybe doing a little Googling! We also did some investigations with clocks and telling time this week!
We participated in the Big Squat. It was an event on World Toilet Day to raise awareness for the billion people on Earth who do not have clean toilet facilities. We joined some middle school students and grade three for this event.
We painted with water colours this week. The idea was to paint what came to mind when we thought of our central idea for How the World Works: how we live is a result of Earth's journey through space.
Please see Mr. Pinchbeck's blog for the latest information about the Winter Concert, as it is approaching fast!
"Mr. Gallagher came in this morning to teach us how to use the app Explain Everything on iPads. We used it to make our How-tos. First we drafted in our writing notebooks then wrote on good paper then showed how to do it on the app." - Li and Yoojin
(Stayed tuned for those video clips)
We had a great time making connections to what we already were learning about exchange systems at the Maritime Museum yesterday on Sentosa Island. Students noticed that there were different routes after investigating maps and made a decision that it must have been hard to travel the Silk Road whether it was on land or by sea. They also made the connection that the trades along the Silk Road were necessary for people to get what they need for their communities.
Students of G2.3, Ms. Musiowsky & Ms. Nisa
All posts are accounts of authentic student learning at ISS, an IB PYP school in Singapore.