Sometimes with our Grade Four buddies we play chess or other board games. Sometimes we ask them to read to us or we show them how good we are at it. Then there are other times when we help each other to learn. Using the very best technology available we try to solve problems or, as in this case, collect and save data that we will use later to form graphs. Thanks to Ms. Walshe’s Grade Four class for giving us a great opportunity to collaborate.
Please have a look at the video below. The tigers are really engaged as you can see.
Hi Parents and loved ones,
Please find a link to a quick Sports Day video below. I’m afraid the day was far too much fun for gathering footage so I have very little. Please mail me any nice photos you took on the day.
The Tigers are really hard workers in class but sometimes it’s just nice to relax a little and have a chat while working. Please ask your child about the tradition of the lion dance.
Please note how much care they are taking with their work.
It is incredibly difficult for children to make estimations when all they want to do is count. Please help your child to TAKE RISKS by estimating the number of objects are in a given set. For them it really is a challenge but that is why making it fun takes the pressure (and pain) out of the exercise. Try it and home and please look at how we approached it in class.
For children it is sometimes tough to think mathematically. Even when they are good at going through the procedure of working out various equations there may still be gaps in their concept of math.
We revisited number this week in order to clarify that many numbers we use are made up of groups of TENS and groups of ONES. See how the Tigers got on in the video below and if you’re feeling really really patient you can ask them to create a few numbers from things they find at home. Tip: its handy if they can group them in TENS (elastic bands are a great help)
Aashna is going but will not be forgotten. Good luck in your next school. Please please look at out blog when you are there and keep in touch.
We will really miss you. Love from all the Tigers…!!
Hi Parents, Grandparents as the well as the rest of our friends and family.
Here are a few snaps from Filipiniana but I know that many of you have more. Please send in any pics you have from the day so that we can update our blog.
Thanks in advance,
ipads are a potentially powerful tool for learning, especially in Math. We still like to use other manipulatives also – see what happens when we put both together.
We love Wednesday reading, here are a few photos from last week.
The Grade One Tigers are working very hard on their literacy skills. These are reading, writing, speaking and listening. What we produce is not always perfect but we’ll keep going and hope to improve a little every day. Please let someone far away know how hard we are working…
Many of the Tigers are new to planning and constructing structures. That being the case they were fantastic first time architects and builders. The team-work was particularly strong. Please ask them about what they worked on. We will show off some of the more interesting aspects of their structures later in the week.
Stay tuned to see how we constructed them…
By all accounts the children love using this resource. Please take two minutes to review the instructional video below.
Thanks in advance.
Hi from The Tigers.
The tigers have friends and relations all over the world and would really like to keep in touch with them. Some of them wished to make a little video to encourage their loved ones to have a look at our blog. Some of us are too shy at present to speak in our home language or even to speak at all but we’re sure that a little practice and encouragement will help us along..
Have a look and please please send us a message from wherever you are..!
Great things happen when children ask questions. We are lucky enough to have a class full of curious children, just like this one 🙂
We found the place where we wanted to go, all we needed then was to make a plan…
…and find someone who was willing to take us there.!
Then we made our way to the roof. Please have a look at the structure being built, it can be seen miles. It was a great visit, please see more photos below.
As we are now working on our “Sustainable Production & Consumption” unit of enquiry inquiry we have been trying to figure out just what we need to consider in the construction process. The Tigers planned and build structures with limited resources.
There were some great examples of team working too. Please have a look at our planning and building photos below.
Want to see how a race went.? Please review below.