Posts made in August, 2012

Congratulations on being Caring!

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 in General

Congratulations on being Caring!

We focused on caring in the Learner Profile this month. Congratulations to Na Youn for being recognised at assembly! Here’s what we noticed: Na Youn has been a most kind, thoughtful helper to our new student in Grade 4. She often repeats instructions, models tasks, write words and shares equipment. Na Youn has made our new student feel very welcome with her caring manner.        Have you noticed anyone else being caring? Let’s all speak kindly, support each other and...

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Quote of the Day!

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in General, Maths

Quote of the Day!

“I feel like I just swam across the Atlantic in one day.” By Dave What a wonderful comment! It describes a huge effort and a great achievement. Congratulations on your progress in Mathematics, Dave!  You have been working hard to understand place value in large numbers. Your friends and teachers are very proud of you. Keep sharing your thoughts and feelings with us. from Ms Y., Ms O’Dwyer & all your Grade 4...

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Strategies make all the difference.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 in How We Learn

Strategies make all the difference.

The word of the week in Grade 4 is strategy. We have learned that applying the right strategies makes all the difference to our learning. This week, each person chose 2 learning stations: one represented an area of strength and one was an area of weakness. We pre-tested ourselves, then applied some learning strategies, then tested ourselves again. For example, at the logical station, people made lists, drew pictures and found patterns to solve hard Maths problems. At the musical station,...

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Doodling Designers

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 in How We Learn

Doodling Designers

Yesterday we strengthened our visual spatial intelligence. We asked our art teacher, Miss Davies, to help us understand how visual intelligence is useful in the world. She told us about people who are architects, graphic designers, advertisers, fashion designers and typographers. Inspired by the designers at Google, we decided to re-design our own names. We aimed to use line, colour, theme and shadow to create eye-catching images and fill a space. Here are some examples:      ...

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Our teacher is still learning

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 in General

Our teacher is still learning

Our teacher, Ms O’Dwyer, has a lot to learn about technology. She is still trying to understand how digital tools help us become better learners. Here’s some research she did recently about Edmodo. (This is boring for kids – but might be interesting for parents or other teachers)....

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