Thursday, October 30, 2014

Geology Videos to Check Out

Krakatowa Erupts Up Close

Forces That Have Changed Our Earth

National Geographic: Lava

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Check It Out! BBC In Your Lifetime

I saw this and thought of my natural inquirers. Kids, you will really like this so take a look. You put in your birthday and some other information and it gives you facts about how the Earth has changed since you were born. There is even some information about plate tectonics and natural disasters.

Your Life On Earth


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alex's Disaster News

Last night Alex took action and made a Natural Disaster Newspaper. Take a look. It is informative and his voice shines through!


Geology Website Resources for Students

Today with Ms. Skye's class we watched some videos and worked on our note taking skills. I know you were very excited about this and Ms. Skye wanted to share the links with you. Enjoy and if you share your learning with others, let me know and you can go on the Action Board!




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Geology Teamwork Activity

Yesterday in class the Grade 5 students came together and created a "land mass" out of dough. They had to form groups independently, use the student teamwork rubric and the given recipe to create dough. It was a great event and I observed some wonderful teamwork skills. It also taught me that I have to teach how to use a measuring cup...ha! Needless to say, some recipes were a success and others were a wet mess. The kids had a great time getting dirty though! Enjoy the photos.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Learner Profile and Attitudes of the Month: Curious and Inquirer

The definition of inquirer is to look for or gain information by asking questions. 

The definition of curious is someone who is eager to learn or know.

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This month at ISL we are focusing on recognizing PYP students who are curious and inquirers.

I would like to share a wonderful website with you that fosters these ideas. It is called Wonderopolis and it is truly a great resource. It takes many questions that people have about the world and answers them with text and video. The website is a great way to foster students who are inquirers and curious.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Grade 5 Living Museum

Last Friday for our end of unit celebration the students prepared a Glogster document about a famous peacekeeper. They came to school dressed as their peacekeeper and prepared presentations about their person to share with the school community. Teachers, students and parents joined us for this wonderful even. Here are some photos of our wonderful event! (The first one is me putting a mustache on Martin Luther King Jr! As we say... thirds try's a charm.)