Sofia said, "we measure to find who is short." To this Esther added, "and to find who is tall." Mikhail and Akari said, "to find out who is bigger." Eiji said, " to find out who is strong." Keshav said, " to find out what is thin."
We found out that there are are different ways e could measure. Esther said, "we can lie down and count around." Charlie said, "we can lift and find out." Amy said, "we could use lines." Reyansh said "we could use tape." Isabel added, " we could use a ruler."
We set off to measure our shoes using the connecting cubes. Then we had fun measuring our friends shoes and comparing it with the length of our shoes.
Literacy: Daily 5:
We are learning to form our lower case letters. We learnt that there are 3 line to write within. The top line which we call the head line, the middle line or the tummy line and the bottom line or the foot line. We are learning to form and write our names.
We had fun tracing the letters, 'a' and 'd' in the sand pit.
Unit of Inquiry:
Central idea: Routines support our wellbeing
Lines of inquiry:
We looked at lots of pictures and discussed about what is good for our wellbeing and them sorted them.
We thought that some things are both good and bad for us. Eating a burger was good because it had lettuce, but it was junk food. Watching Tv helped us relax, but if we sit up too close and watch too much, it is not good for our eyes.
We continued focusing on teamwork and cooperation. We learned to work well with each other by taking turns and communicating.
We read the story 'Alexander's Outing' by Pamela Allen. It is about a young duckling who finds himself separated from his family in the park when he falls down a hole. A group of people from the park come together to save him. Later we worked together to save a duckling!
Lily pad game: We played the lily pad game to understand the importance of cooperation We needed to use team work, and communication to get all our 16 team members across the 14 lily pads.
We also read the book 'It's Mine' by Leo Leonni. Three selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond. All day long they bicker: It’s mine! It’s mine! It’s mine! But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing is much more fun.
We have been having lots of fun learning in K2.
We spent a some time exploring lots of manipulatives which will help us learn about number, patterns, shape, measurement and collect data.
Unit Of Inquiry:
Central Idea: Cooperation is essential for team work
Lines of Inquiry:
We are the class of K2 consisting of 5 and 6 year olds. Our teacher, Ms Smita, facilitates our learning through inquiry and lots of fun!