Students worked with a partner to research an animal of their choice and used webbing as a tool to structure facts and ideas. Categories were broken down into the following areas:
A web is a visual map that shows how different categories of information relate to one another. Brainstorming webs provide students with a flexible framework for idea development, organizing and prioritizing information.
Students are presenting their research to the rest of the class. They are encouraged to be prepared and organized for the presentation. They are also being asked to make eye contact with the audience, speak clearly, and show enthusiasm about their topic. Oral presentations have become a useful and effective way to increase communication skills.
In Math, students are working on estimating, measuring and recording linear measurements using both non-standard units (blocks). They used modeling clay to make a snake and measured the length. The blocks had to be aligned along the endpoint of each snake. In grade one and two, measurement is essential to data gathering in science.
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.