This week the children enjoyed sharing their Google Slides presentations that they had written during our unit on How We Organise Ourselves. They spent time reviewing their work to check that it made sense, was true and so that they could correct any mistakes. The children then had time to practise their presentation, thinking about different skills, such as using a clear, loud voice, facing the audience and not reading from the slides. Finally they presented their slides to their friends and received feedback about what their friends thought was good and what they could improve on. Take a look at some of the process below. You can see your child's presentation on their portfolio page on this site.
Later this week, we introduced our new Unit of Inquiry - Where We Are In Place and Time. The children were very excited and started to predict what they thought we would learn about. They could tell it was something to do with history because of the words 'left behind' in the Central Idea. We began the unit by looking at something from the past (a cassette). The children explored it and had to explain what they thought it was. It was very interesting to hear the ideas that the children had, including that it was a string maker or used to hold streamers. Many of the children knew it had something to do with music and made connections to where they have seen something similar in their lives. For example, Shuyi told us that her grandmother had told her about cassettes before and Natania told us that she had seen them used in a car.
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.
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