This week we really got stuck into our new Unit of Inquiry. We began our week with a scavenger hunt at the Asian Civilisation Museum. The children had to show independence to locate different objects and information and then record answers on their papers. They had a great time looking at old artefacts and made connections to when we looked at the Silk Road during our unit on How We Organise Ourselves. When we returned to school, we talked about why we might have gone there and how looking at old things can help us to find out about what life was like in the past.
Later this week, we thought about the people who may have found the artefacts and explored the job of an archeologist. The children were excited to think about what tools and skills an archeologist might need. We then thought about using maps as a way to find things. The children explored different kinds of maps and then used directional language, such as North, South, East and West, to give instructions. They then designed a map with a route for a Beebot to take. It was interesting watching the children solve problems and adjust their thinking throughout the process. Take a look at some of the pictures of the process itself.
Today we also said goodbye to Yui who will be returning to Japan. We will miss her very much and wish her a happy, exciting new adventure ahead!
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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