There has been lots going on at school this week. Grade 2 have been lucky to learn about what other students have been inquiring into and join in various events.
We continued to support Grade 5 in their Exhibition actions and are incorporating fitness routines into our day. We also had some students come in and teach us a dance.
Singing Club, Coding Club and Eco-Design Challenge were some of the other events organised by Grade 5 that children chose to take part in.
The Grade 2 Salvation Army Donation Drive was a success with lots of items given by the school community. The Grade 3 Clothes Swap was another popular event with many of the children being thrilled with their "free" clothes.
Finally, we visited the Middle School during their STEAM week and saw the interesting learning about water filtration and sustainable and resilient housing that they have been doing.
The children were engaged and able to talk about what they had seen and heard when we came back to class. Haruto was even inspired to begin designing his own house to withstand extreme weather, (he had already done his own water filter!).
All these fantastic events help to make ISS a vibrant, exciting and cohesive community for the children to be a part of. It will hopefully inspire them to find ways to contribute and share their own ideas and learning.
Back in class, we continued our inquiries into maps and directions exploring with compasses and drawing maps of our own.
We also began to think about our third line of inquiry in UOI: evidence we will leave behind. We discussed what archaeologists might find in the future and what the children themselves might leave behind.
Many suggestions were shared and "plastic" items came up a lot as possible MIDDEN of the future. The children sorted their ideas using a Venn Diagram (useful/not useful) and we realised that everything an archaeologist finds can be useful as it tells them something about life in that time. We then thought about whether the evidence was helpful for the planet and this changed the sorting again.
Grade 2.1 are a class of 7 and 8 year old students who attend ISS International School in Singapore. We learn together and play together and enjoy sharing our discoveries with you.