Today we went on our "Habitat Hunt", whereby we searched for 4 different habitats and recorded what we saw, think we saw, and then drew a diagram of the habitat. It was very fun and interesting to see the students work and question what they are seeing and how it relates to them. In particular, the students are becoming more and more aware of how humans affect the environment around them - especially the trees being torn down for the high school track. This has stimulated a discussion which Mr. Hosick and I want to jump on - a persuasive letter to the UCDSB's head of development, Mr. Bosch. We shall be starting that this week and next week.
We shall continue with our "Habitat Hunt" tomorrow morning at the creek, where we are also going to clean up some of the garbage. Thank you for preparing the students so well clothing and foot wear wise.
Digital Habitat will be the focus this week. We are doing the write-up in class. It is essential that we see the students do the work themselves at school. I do not believe in a lot of work being sent home for students. We are assessing them at school; therefore, the work should be completed at school, as we have all the technology to support our students ie. adaptive technology. That said, it did save us some time by having the students take photos in their own backyards, but that was mostly because I wanted them to be aware of the possible habitats that exist there.
In Math, we will be continuing in learning our numbers up to ten thousand - through base ten blocks, expanded/standard form and in words. Understanding place value and being able to round numbers up or down is the focus.