It was a fun week jumping into our new unit, Where we are in place and time. After exploring the central idea and working hard to discover the missing word (civilization), we began the unit exploring unknown objects (artefacts). The first object was a cassette tape. It was interesting listening to the students discuss their observations and ideas about what it was and how it worked. We also spent time looking at other artefacts in relation to key concept questions:
We explored book reports and students discovered the important aspects to include. Together, half of the class worked with Ms. Arnold and the other half worked with Ms. Luttrell to write a book report for the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Next week, students will apply their new understanding when writing their own book reports.
In math, we reviewed addition strategies, with single digit, two digit and three digit numbers. Students used various strategies to solve different problems, compared with their peers and discussed their ideas and strategies. Next week, we will look at subtraction strategies. Students also began exploring maps, using a See-Think-Wonder routine. We also began to think about the connection between maps and our new unit of inquiry.
We are 7 and 8 year old students who live in Singapore. Our teacher, Ms. Luttrell, will be helping us write blog posts throughout the year!
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