This week we had loads of fun understanding the concept of weight.
We inquired into:
We used the balancing scale to measure different objects and we also made our own balance scale!
We weighed ourselves and tried to find objects heavier and lighter than us.
We were given several clues to solve who would be the mystery reader. We solved the mystery and found out that it was Samuel's daddy! He read us 'Dinosaur Island'. It was so much fun! We all wished that our parents would come and read!
Healthy Meal, Measurement and our G5 Buddies!
How do we combine all the three?
We decided to make a healthy plate of food with our G5 buddies!
Since we could not use ovens or gas, we decided to make:
Did we get all the food groups in? Yes we did!
Then we decided to use our measuring skills to measure all the ingredients to make them tasty and perfect.
We collaborated with our G5 buddies, worked together, took turns and helped each other.
Measuring heavy and light:
We explored the different equipments. We found that the needle moves when we put things on the weighing scale. We also found that the balance scale can go up and down like a see-saw. The side which goes down is the heavier side. The side which goes up is the lighter side. We also noticed that sometimes both sides can be the same. They are balanced.
Our Show: Connection with Global Goal #3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
Filling different size circles with water drops, playing Bingo with capacity word cards, sequencing glasses filled with various capacity from empty to full, filling bottles with pompoms and playing a game on the computer to fill a huge barrel with water, was all the fun things we did to further our knowledge on capacity.
Eating foods from all the food groups is important to stay healthy. We found out that there are 5 food groups, vegetable, fruits, protein, grain and milk. We should have foods from all these groups to stay healthy. So we made our own healthy plate.
KidsStop: Healthy Kitchen
Here we revisit the different food groups and the importance of eating a variety of foods by cooking our very own delicious and healthy meal.
Should we sit at home and watch TV or go out and play?
Viggo: Should go to the waterpark.
Zoe: Should play with friends.
Ashritha, Tyler and Ceyone: Go outside so that we can exercise.
Advaith: If we don't go out we will not have friends.
Should we sleep on time?
Vivaan: We should get enough rest.
Zoe: We need energy.
Advaith: If we don't sleep we will be tired.
Leya: Big bad wolf will eat if we don't sleep.
Viggo: We can play with our friends in the morning if we sleep.
Leya: Eyes will be spoilt.
Should we eat chips ar carrot?
Leya: Chips will make us fat.
Reika: We can eat it sometimes.
Anjali: We should eat carrot. It is good for our eyes.
Healthy or Unhealthy?
We then sorted foods in healthy and unhealthy category.
We measured the length of out friends and compared it with each other.
We noted that Ashritha is longer than Anjali when she is lying down. Ceyone is longer than viggo when they are lying down.
When Ms Smita showed us a container and asked us what we could measure with it, we said: milk, sugar, flour, water, juice, bunch of petals or flowers, honey, ink.
We knew some words connected to capacity like full and empty. We learnt some new ones like half, quarter, almost full/nearly full. We noted that half is two quarters put together and almost full is three quarters put together.
It was so much fun in the sandpit and the water tub, to fill our containers to full, half, nearly full, and empty it.
We all became detectives! We were given several clues to solve who was going to be the mystery reader! We solved the mystery and found out it was Sammy's mum who was going to read us a story. She read us the book 'Topsy Turvy'. We could not stop laughing at all the things that turned upside down. We then used our creativity to make or draw something Topsy Turvy!
Measuring objects (using non standard units of measurement):
Moving our inquiry forward with measurement we realised that to measure accurately we need to measure using the same unit of measurement.
We measured the length of objects using ice-cream stick in the class. To measure the length of different parts of the playground we used our body- we hopped, jumped, ran or took baby steps.
Physical, emotional and mental wellbeing: (body, mind and learning)
Going further into our inquiry about how routines support our wellbeing, we had an instructor help us do Yoga. It made us feel calm and happy, we could get some exercise and helped build our muscles, thus taking care of our body and mind.
Our grade 5 buddies read a book along with us, we could read the words or read the pictures and retell the story (3 ways to read a book). We are working together to make a book which is one way of retelling the story! Reflecting back we connected it to our last line of inquiry: things that help me learn.
Central Idea: We use tools to measure the attributes of objects and events
Unit of Inquiry
Key Concept: Responsibility
Our responsibilities at school and home:
I am responsible for unpacking my bag.
I am responsible for eating my lunch.
Me and my friends are responsible for cleaning up after playtime.
Aunty is responsible for packing my snack.
I am responsible to say the password at school in the morning.
I am responsible for playing outside.
I am responsible for brushing my teeth.
Being Balanced: Balancing our routines at school
Reading to become better readers.
Doing Yoga to stay healthy and strong.
Numbers, numbers everywhere!
We have been exploring numbers in our environment and looking at different ways to represent them. We can sort them in different ways, by colour, size or shape. We can use a ten frame to represent the numbers. We could also use tally marks!
We cannot wear footwear that are too big or too small! We need to wear footwear that fit us. Just like that we cannot read books that are not a good fit. We pick books that are the right fit for us.
Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are
Central Idea: Routines support our wellbeing
Lines of Inquiry:
Ways I take care of my mind
Ways I take care of my body
Things that help me learn
Causation, Connection and Responsibility
We thought about the routines in our day. What are the things we do in our day? We do so many things...
Why are these routines important?
Ms Smita: What are routines?
Things we do in school.
Activities that you do.
Check-in in the morning when you come in.
Calendar routine: While we were doing our calendar in the morning we discovered
that the seven days of the week goes round and round and keeps repeating.
Exploring materials in the classroom, looking at attributes and mathematical language.
Reika: Looks like a mountain.
Ceyone: A blue berry pancake. Circle can roll, square can roll but can get stuck.
Yuer: A castle.
Tyler: A clock and kite.
Ashritha: Sleeping rabbit.
Anjali: Light swtich from real life.
Advaith: Shapes, a wall.
Sofie: Diamonds. Soft.
Haruto: Circle roll.
Leya: Can balance.
Daniyal: Tall tower.
Sammy: Flat andsmooth.
Vivvaan: 2 triangles make a square.
Una: A bridge.
3 Ways to read a book!
Buddy reading with the Grade 5.
Our first week in K2!