Over the part two weeks you have been investigating your family’s immigration history…the where from, why, when and how.
I’d like you to reflect upon your success or otherwise on this task.
So tell me…
Which Habits of Mind have you mostly used to achieve some success on this task?
Can you tell me which habits and how they have helped you?
I know for a fact that you have heard of the term ‘digital footprints’.
Do you really know what they are ?
Tomorrow we will view this segment from Behind the News. You will be asked to leave a quality comment. I wonder why?
By the way …what is a quality comment? The information contained in the image below is courtesy of
http://yollisclassblog.blogspot.com.au/… another blog worth exploring if you have time to explore our Global blogging community.
5A….I have been extremely impressed with the enthusiasm you have displayed in the classroom for our Inquiry…’from all the lands on Earth we come.’
Take the time to read the comments posted if you haven’t already done so. It may assist your team in developing a question for you to research.
Tomorrow we will take the first baby steps to ‘delving deeper’ into our Inquiry.
What ‘deep questions’ will your Inquiry group be investigating?
One more thing…what do you think this image represents?
Image courtesy of the Herald Sun
Welcome to our Inquiry Learning focus for Term 1.
As part of a homework task this week , you have been asked to delve into your family’s immigration history… to find out the when, from where, how, when and why.
I look forward to hearing the stories you will share in class tomorrow.
I’d like to know…what have you learnt so far?
What would you like to investigate further?
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our NGPS Open Night.
It was great to see mums, dads and students enjoying the opportunity to visit classrooms.
To my students…Well done! I loved listening to your ‘ tour guide’ commentaries.
I look forward to reading your reflections about the Positive Start Program….a first for New Gisborne Primary.
This morning you completed the Multiple Intelligences survey.
What did you discover about yourself as a learner?
What were the intelligences you rated most highly on?
Do you agree with what this? Why? Why not?
How ‘Cyber Safe’ are you?
Today in class we will be discussing the importance of staying safe on-line. This BTN segment talks about some important strategies that would be valuable for you to discuss with your parents.
Also there are a number of links that would be worth visiting and sharing with your parents.
So…How Cyber Safe Are You?
Welcome to Grade 5A.
I am very much looking forward to this year. I hope you are relaxing and enjoying your holiday with family and friends.
As I mentioned in your Welcome Letter…I have a question for you.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Oh and there are some other questions…
What have you enjoyed doing?
Where have you been holidaying if you have had a chance to get away?
Can you recommend a great book to read?
I will share my responses to these questions… My family holidays at Ocean Grove for most of January. We come and go depending upon the weather. I enjoy very long walks along the beach; and swimming and boogie boarding( between the flags of course). This year I decided to join the local library so I have a smorgasbord of books to choose from. I am currently reading a book titled ‘Half Broke Horses’ by Jeanette Walls. I plucked it from the ’highly recommended’ shelf. It’s the kind of book that once you start reading…well you are kind of hooked!
I look forward to reading your responses to these questions.
Today we investigate this question…
The world weeps…why?
I look forward to listening to reading your responses.