Kia ora! Hello! Ni Hao! Ola! Privet!
It has been non-stop action in Room 8 since the school year started. I am loving it and most importantly, I am hoping the children are too. Here are some of the 'Learning In Action' that I have managed to capture when I wasn't too caught up in the midst of it all. Enjoy!
It all started with the Venus fly traps...
Nothing like a carnivorous plant to generate some 'wonderings' in the classroom. I wonder: How do they trap the flies? What happens to the flies that are trapped? Do they eat any other insects? What will happen if I stick my finger between the trap?
Next, it was the 'unlocking' of our inquiry topic...
|The boys : "Cool! I think we are going to investigate skeletons."|
|The girls: "I think we are going to learn about the human body!"|
|This is just a Halloween costume. Let's have some fun with it!|
|What is this??|
|I have no idea this is inside my body.|
|Easy! This is the heart.|
|I really have no idea...|
|Oh, this comes in a pair...|
|Am I holding it the right way up? What is this?|
|Eeew! I don't think I want to have anything to do with it!|
|Some of the organs we are familiar with but no clue about the rest...|
First Mandarin lesson with Liu Lao Shi...
We read a story about 'Fang Fang's Chinese New Year' and this inspired our Dragon artwork...
|The Chinese believe that dragons bring good luck, long life and wisdom|
Our 'Salt on Ice' experiment
to explore our five senses for writing...