First of all thanks to Francisco and Julia for the photos of the construction site. Good job! We had been studying Deforestation in Term 1 of and the effects on Human Geography. We had observed on that visit in October that part of the forest near our school was sold for Condos both residential and commercial. We thought that we would revisit this site to see the work that had just started. On the way back to school Julia and I were talking about which Routine we could use for this activity and the Tug of War was mentioned. Julia came up with the question about the fairness of the cutting of the forest and viola see below for student responses.
Today...we looked at Leonardo da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine' using 'See, Think, Wonder' Routine....
Today we worked on Metacognition and Voices...
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I asked my students to provide their opinions on Food and where it comes from and how their food is treated. I was interested if their opinions had changed after watching the documentary Food, Inc. Read below!
The Start of a The ENERGY theme in Geography - first time I can start with Routines from the beginning: LESSON 1
Today I met with my class to introduce the project to them. I used videos and demonstrated through the use of the book, Making Thinking Visible. I know that these routines or formative assessment are critical to learning and I am interested in trying them out to see student reactions. In addition, this will be a journey for me as I learn to incorporate them into my lessons.
Enclosed in this blog entry is my proposal for the grant. It says it all!
Well, here I go....the first step I need to take is to work on my classroom environment. I need space to showcase my student's work, or in other words, their 'visible thinking'. A blank slate....
What is critical is how I rearrange my classroom walls - it is a smaller room than normal and space is at a premium - I want to be careful to not overwhelm my student's visually while a the same time allow them to see their creations that will support their learning and allow for discussion.