Unfairness: It was so unfair

As we began our unit on “Sharing the Planet,” unfairness became the word of the week. This week students suffered through several sessions where they were treated unfairly. One group got to do anything they wanted in the classroom while the other two groups did some traditional work like they’ve never experienced. They spelled names […]

Teaching Math to Grade 4

As we wrap up our unit on fractions, decimals and percentages, students took their math knowledge to grade 4. They designed pages of a Math book, made games and brought whiteboards to help teach the 4th graders. Students said it was tough teaching but they felt confident. They had to first inquire as to what […]

Math Workshop Coming Up

Date: Monday – January 21, 2013 Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Location: Loft Michael is a specialist Mathematics consultant from Melbourne, Australia. He is involved in many professional development programs in schools across Australia and Asia.Michael is an enthusiastic and entertaining presenter who has a clear and practical approach to the challenges that confront schools and parents […]

Roller Coaster Play

Everyone loves roller coasters–well, at least grade 5 students love roller coasters. As part of our unit inquiring into energy, students tried out their own roller coaster. With several styrofoam pipe insulators, some tape and a marble, they created roller coasters. As a team, they tried different ideas to make the most complex roller coaster […]

Travel Reviews on Trip Advisor

This year, after our great holiday break, we decided to do something a little different in grade 5. During holidays, we often use tripadvisor.com to help us figure out hotels, restaurants, etc…for our vacation. Students had just come back from some interesting places, so we decided why not? Students wrote a travel review of a place […]