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Month: November 2018

Our Assessment

Our Assessment

Throwing and catching are important components of many sports and physical games. Your child has been investigating the common elements of throwing and catching different size, shape, and weight balls/objects throughout this unit. Our summative assessment will utilize self, peer, and teacher observations of the skills in the sheet attached.

Ask your child what are the things that we need to ensure successful passing and catching – they should be able to explain this in 3-6 simple steps or sentences. Let us know by placing a comment whether or not they could do this.

We will upload some video of these assessments taking place next week everyone to see how we facilitate peer, self, and teacher assessments.

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What is it like?

What is it like?

In ESL class children are also exploring different materials. We learned about some opposites:

soft- hard

bumpy – smooth

rigid – flexible

Afterwards children went on a hunt around the classroom and created posters for each pair of opposites.

Shilla and Rackie

Chiu and Jerry

Joanna and Ayame

The Universe of Music

The Universe of Music

MUSIC – Who We Are

Central Idea: Performers have a responsibility to do their best.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: MUSIC

I can demonstrate good performance behavior.
I can sing by myself and with others.
I can express myself through movement.
I can actively listen to music (mood, instruments).
I can follow lyrics on a song sheet.
I can use my musical vocabulary.
I can apply the PYP Attitudes to my learning.
I can perform confidently on stage.
I can show my commitment through practice.
I can demonstrate good audience behavior.
I can recognize musical symbols.
I can demonstrate good performance behavior.
I can sing my part in a two part song.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: PYP Attitudes: Responsibility

I can show responsibility by taking care of myself and others.

Music Update

Music Update

MUSIC – Who We Are

Central Idea: Performers have a responsibility to do their best.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: MUSIC

I can demonstrate good performance behavior
I can sing by myself and with others.
I can express myself through movement
I can actively listen to music (mood, instruments)
I can follow lyrics on a song sheet
I can use my musical vocabulary
I can apply the PYP Attitudes to my learning
I can perform confidently on stage
I can show my commitment through practice
I can demonstrate good audience behavior
I can recognize musical symbols
I can demonstrate good performance behavior
I can sing my part in a two part song

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: PYP Attitudes: Responsibility

I can show responsibility by taking care of myself and others

 

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‘RESPONSIBILITY ‘  SONG

Who can save the gingerbread man?

Who can save the gingerbread man?

1HN was up for a challenge on Wednesday afternoon.

Having read the story about the gingerbread man a couple of weeks ago, the children were asked to build a raft to safe the gingerbread man. Students had three boxes of mostly recycled materials to use for the construction of their raft.

Which material will float well?

Which material may get soaked in the water?

How can I make sure my raft is stable enough?

Our fun at May Farm

Our fun at May Farm

Our trip to May Farm on Tuesday was a wonderful success.  The students were very engaged and enjoyed the activities and learning out there.  The farm produces organic vegetables and we got to see many parts of the process, such as how the seeds and planted and stored, how they grow into seedlings and then we went into the big shed where full sized radishes were ready for us to pick.  That was a lot of fun.  There were a few unexpected surprises like seeing goats, a dinosaur and a puppy!   Yes… a dinosaur!   Our lunch was delicious and there were many happy faces in the lunch room.  1HN displayed good table manners and ate very well.  It was terrific to see. The connections to our learning in the classroom were everywhere and so it was a very relevant trip for the students.   Please share in the comments if your child mentioned a favorite part of the trip for them.

Check out the fun in the photos and also the memories the children listed on our return.

 

Alexander Calder Inspired Mobiles

Alexander Calder Inspired Mobiles

Grade 1 artists have been working very hard combining their new knowledge of the seven art elements into a final standing or hanging mobile inspired by the artist Alexander Calder.

They organized their thinking by choosing their design and selecting how they would use each art element within their final mobile.

Their final designs are all unique and creative! In the next couple of lessons these creations will be complete and displayed in school.

Homeroom Learning last week

Homeroom Learning last week

As well as making the Garden,  we were also busy last week with understanding more about Mass and Capacity and so we did some work using the water table outside. Working in small groups we had to estimate how much a container could hold and then fill the containers to check our estimations. Hands on maths work is a great way to make real life connections.  Having estimation skills is very valuable in many real-life situations, such as cooking, so a great skill to practice at home when helping in the kitchen.

 

 

We were also learning about different roles we can play when working in a group. Students were asked in work in a group to create human letters, but each time they had to take different roles.  These were Group Leader, Group Recorder and Group member.  After completing the task an interesting reflection by students as we all worked out that being the leader can be very difficult.  I have attached the discussion comments made by the students, but there some great reflection points. I was very proud of the interesting points students noted.  Great stuff 1HN!

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