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Going Green: Our Environment

A new season, a new term and a new unit! This unit is working within the theme, Sharing the Planet and we will be looking at: The properties and functions of plants. What do plants need to be healthy and grow? The importance of plants and our responsibility. We are …

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Assessment OF and FOR Learning

“Can we PLEASE do our summative assessment today?” This isn’t the general response teachers receive about assessment tasks but it makes me so happy to know that the student’s in my class are excited, not scared or nervous about assessment. Of course throughout the year we have openly discussed assessment …

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Purposeful Reflection: Documenting learning, for learning

So now I had to completely release control and hope for the best, the children were off to one of the other grade two classrooms to complete the experiment ‘Which shoe has the best grip?”. Of course the other teacher would be there to support them with the scientific inquiry and help them …

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Inquiry: What is scientific method?

When it comes to inquiry learning you have to be able to release some control and let the children try to discover what works on their own. We started our inquiry into scientific method with a simple question, what objects sink and what objects float? Without too much further prompting …