This week we met up with our buddies in the Butterfly Garden. They helped us dig deeper into patterns by supporting us to draw the patterns in the book Pretty Patterns. They also showed us some of the work they did last semester about 'audience'. Finally, we shared some reading time - G5.2 worked on Reading to Someone and K1.2 worked on Listening to Reading.
"It's like nighttime in here - a beautiful night!" - Gracie
This week we began a new unit of inquiry as part of the transdisciplinary theme 'How the World Works'. Children were invited to freely explore, play with and inquire into unit concepts through Dark Days, where our main classroom lights were turned off, the natural light from windows was blocked, and we found other ways to see and move around.
We spent our whole week explore light in this dark space and developing strategies to carry on with some of our regular routines in the absence of overhead lights. This helped us to think about two our our key concepts:
Our scientific literacy skills were evident as we:
We also spent time with our Grade 5.2 buddies, showing them what we had explored and discovered.
Many theories and questions have emerged from our explorations so far. We are continuing to reflect on the photos, videos, and notes collected and working on interpreting and planning our next learning steps as a group! Stay tuned!
This week we had our first meeting with our Grade 5 buddies. They visited our classroom and loved what they saw! They thought we had a very special class environment. We read together and created drawings based on the stories. We exchanged drawings as a symbolic of our new buddy relationships beginning. See you soon Grade 5.2!