The children have been completing their inquiries this week and have begun to share these with the class. Here are some quotes about the experience.
Bosco, Taiga, Yehen, Liam: "My group researched about sea animals and made a slideshow together. We also made a game. It was quite fun to work together. We found out that people need to recycle plastic so that the turtles won't think it is jelly-fish." (Yehen)
John & Mia: "We worked together on slide-shows about the Bob-cat and Cheetah and their habitats. We also made a model. We learnt that bob-cats are territorial and can live in many different habitats." (John)
Odrita & Fatima: "We wrote a play about territorial animals in the Amazon rainforest whose habitat was being destroyed. It was fun but hard to organise and agree on ideas. We didn't have long!" (Odrita)
Shu & Haruto: "We researched about mushrooms and made a slideshow and models. Mushrooms can live on dead logs and squirrels eat mushrooms, owls eat the squirrels- this is the food chain." (Shu)
Linda & Seeun: "We made a slideshow and a game about jaguars. We found about what they eat and where they live. If people cut down trees then animals die. This means jaguars might not have enough food to eat and then they will die too."
Koshiro & Aki: "We learned about iguanas and we inquired into what does it eat and how the bodies are and where does it live. We think iguanas are cool." (Aki)
Yuriko & Chisa: "We did ocean animals for research. We made a game and slideshow and we learnt that we should pick up rubbish and save energy so that the coral reefs will grow and turtles will stay safe. (Yuriko)
Yui: "I drew a food web about the Arctic animals and made a model of a penguin and a seal. I also found out lots of problems for the Arctic like Global Warming and over-fishing." (Yui)
Stefan: "I worked on my own because it was easier. I made a slideshow about lions." (Stefan)
Oscar: "I made a google doc and two board games about tigers. Some problems for tigers are hunters and people are cutting the trees and throwing the rubbish in the forest habitats. This makes the habitat imbalanced." (Oscar)
Axel: "I made a slideshow about forests and rainforests. Many different animals live there. Don't cut down trees or the animals will lose their habitat." (Axel)
Joshua: "I learned about polar bears. They live in the Arctic, a cold habitat. They can die because the ice is melting and they have to swim too far to find somewhere to live. The weather is too warm- we should save energy." (Josh)
Storm: "I worked on how the world could be better and how we could improve how animals live so that animals don't die. We could stop chopping down trees, stop hunting animals and be kind to animals." (Storm)
We are also writing letters to try and persuade people to help us about a particular problem and continuing our learning about time.
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.