Monday, 19 August 2013

Unfolding the Main Idea....

The students were divided into smaller groups. The main idea was cut up in words (each on a separate card) and given to them. Their task was to put the words together in a sentence that made sense to them.


The students tried to make sense of the main idea and come up with their own edition of the Main Idea.

The way Earth's atmosphere impacts on........

                              Trying in vain different combinations to come up with the main idea......

                                 Earth has atmosphere and impacts on the way people live their lives...


                                             And finally this is what we came up with......

Week three......

Using Games to learn Math.

Math is one of those subjects that must be taught in an exciting way using the child's natural sense of fun to drive home concepts and facts. With imagination one can make the task of learning about numbers easier and more welcome by using games in teaching maths.

 Incorporating games into Math teaching is beneļ¬cial for:

• providing students practice with skills.

• giving students ways to apply mathematical ideas to problem solving situations and develop strategic thinking, important aspects of mathematical thinking; 

• building students’ interest in and appreciation for mathematics by engaging them in enjoyable activities and challenges;

• supporting the idea that learning can (and should) be as fun as possible;

We have started working on the concept of Place value in the class. To catch a tiny glimpse into how we learnt how to order numbers and solve problems without talking!

Music is an amazing tool for teaching languages, especially to children. Good songs will bounce around in a learner's head long after their lesson is over. Young learners pick up vocabulary, grammatical structures, and the rhythm of the language simply by doing what they already love to do...singing.

We are learning how to write an informal letter. Ms. Amanda came in and taught us a song on how to write a friendly letter through a song. 

Making our HW pact using Thinking Hats!!!!

We used the 6 Thinking hats by Edward De Bono to think about "Homework Given".

We shared how we felt about homework, what are the benefits, the disadvantages of homework. We also discussed what we already know about HW and how we an change that so that we would not mind getting HW.

                   Edward De Bono's  six thinking hats.

" Homework "

After a discussion on the same come we finally agreed to homework that would  -
  • not be more than 15 minutes a day. 
  • be easily understood.
  • be fun to do.
  •  involve research work and projects sometimes.
  •  be finished on time, however Ms. should not get upset if we don't finish our HW on time.(sometimes
  • sometimes be in the form of games. 

Monday, 12 August 2013

Our first Unit of Inquiry at Edubridge!!!!

We began our first unit of Inquiry with a gallery walk. We explored the four stations.....

Tuning In.....

"These look like the map "

"Why is this blue cloth here?????"

" Ah!!!! that's for the water.....the oceans"

"Look ....That's where volcanoes erupt! "

"These rocks have come from Japan....."

"I have seen these black rocks in our school. They come from the ground"


These look like the ones in the book....... 


"That's a globe.....our Earth is round"

Going through books to see what we can find out.

 "We are going to learn about volcanoes and tsunamis and all the troubles in the world."

We used the chip chop to see how much we already knew about land forms.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Sneak peek of the first week!

Meet our 3rd graders!

Nishka Parkash

Raanan Sen

Siya Jain

Jason Purcell

A glimpse at some of the things we did in our first few days.......

Every working group (teachers or students) start off by creating an ‘essential agreement’.  In the classroom, this means that, rather than teachers imposing rules, everyone works collaboratively to establish an agreement of how the class will function.

Grade 3 worked to develop their  class essential agreements too .

We read the story First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and shared how we felt on our first day at Edubridge.




Reflecting back on our summer holidays!!

Reading to our younger friends.

We went to the Junior kindergarten classroom and read to them. This made us grow confident in our own reading skills. We made a pact that we will read everyday now.

We have our own lockers now. Yippeeee..