This week in language, 2.1 practiced writing in detail about one specific moment. They imagined that their whole weekend was a watermelon and chose one tiny seed to write about. Students worked in partners to share their writing and ask each other questions to help think about where we can add more detail. We also talked about using adjectives to add detail to their descriptions.
In math, 2.1 continued to practice their skills in data handling, using tally marks and bar graphs to record their classmates’ eye colors and hair colors (linking to the idea of physical characteristics in our unit of inquiry).
They also continued to develop their number sense. 2.1 spent some time using the app “Addimals”. They also made connections to our transdisciplinary skill, Metacognition. Metacognition, or thinking about and understanding our thinking process, means that students need to be aware of how they solve problems. Using Addimals, they practiced consciously choosing a strategy before they began to solve the problem.
In our unit of inquiry, 2.1 spent some time thinking about our various interests and what is most important to their identity. They created artwork to show their interests and wrote poems about their identity.
2.1 got a first look at our Central Idea. Studying the images, they were easily able to identify the major concepts in the unit – they came up with the big ideas of growing, characteristics, learning, having fun, learning new things, and doings things. These matched incredibly close to our central idea:
Our personal characteristics, abilities, and interests inform our learning and development.
(characteristics) (doing things) (having fun) (learning) (growing)
It was great to see so many of you at the P.E. assembly this morning!
Next Tuesday we have the Aquatic Exposition from 11 – 12. Come see 2.1’s swimming skills at the pool!