Grade One: We We Are in Place and Time Pre-Assessment Task
Grade one sorts out time: before they were born, in my lifetime, and both.
This week grade ones began tuning into our new unit of inquiry: Where We Are in Place and Time.
Learning about previous generations can help us understand the relationship between past and present
Lines of Inquiry:
1 Ways to find out about the past
2 The passing of time and significant events
3 Why some practices have changed over time
To assess what students already know, in groups they sorted the pictures the below into three categories: before I was born, in my lifetime, and both.
By completing this task, students began to understand the concept of “past”.
Below two students discussed one of the pictures, deciding together which category to put it in. It's interesting to listen into their conversations to hear the perspectives of six and seven year olds. Many of the girls have never seen VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or even TVs that aren't flat screen! :-)
The next step is to try to attach dates to the events and decide which are more significant or important and discuss what makes an event important.
Next week grade one looks forward to our next field trip to the Toy Museum to explore toys of the past!
Do you have any old Japanese toys at home?
Do you ever tell your daughter stories about what life was like before she was born?
Do you have an interesting family history?
Would you like to come speak to grade ones about your life growing up in your country? Please let us know!
Concluding HTWW and beginning our new Grade 1 unit of inquiry - How we organize ourselves!
Light & Sound launches through online & home learning in Grade 1
Grade 1 will soon launch their new unit of inquiry and we are looking for parent volunteers to support the students in their learning.
On Thursday 31st October, students in Grade 1 visited Zoorasia.
An update of the new SOLO Taxonomy for current and year long units of inquiry and vocabulary lists to support your child at home.
1B students put their minds together to come up with a class agreement on language use.
This post provides a summary of the current unit of inquiry and the possible assessment criteria for this unit.
Who are we connected to? How can we build good relationships?