This week we shared ‘The Rabbit Listened’ by Cori Doerrfeld. Students were encouraged to think about the strategies they used, not only to solve their own problems, but also the different ways to help their peers when things don’t go as planned.
Each of the animal characters makes different suggestions, including avoidance, talking it out, getting angry etc. Student’s ideas around these strategies lead to lots of animated discussion. This might be my new favourite Social Emotional Learning book this year.
This week some classes experimented with combining Keva and Lego to show their learning. We tackled the problems faced by the little knight in ‘There’s a Wall in the Middle of this Book’ by John Agee. Here are some of the student’s solutions.
Students in Grade 3 and 3/4 created designs using our 3D printed winter trees. The challange was to use some very tiny parts and to create one large decorated tree with our designs. The students agreed that next time they would communicate their ideas before they started and I learned to use a smaller tree. The little parts were tricky to manipulate and the students enjoyed the challenge.
This week we read the first of the ten nominations for the Surrey School’s Picture Book of the Year. We will read the others by the end of May and vote on our favourite. Our focus was on shadows in Smoot: The Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas.
If you’ve read the @ssbooks36 ‘Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow’ by @JacquesPapier , you’ll know exactly what’s happening in this Grade 3 students’ #StopMotion video #sd36learn #sd36tl #tlchat pic.twitter.com/y2asxpTcHe
— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) November 25, 2019