Finding Out: Advertising through 6 Hat Thinking

UOI: How We Express Ourselves People can create or manipulate messages to target specific audiences. Finding Out: The Function of Advertisements This week students used a series of visible thinking tools to find out more about how messages are manipulated and created to target audiences. Student-chosen adverts As a homework tasks to get them thinking…

Student-led Sign Language

Emily & Erin pave the way for ASL in 4J! This week we were lucky to have a special presentation by Emily & Erin on ASL (American Sign Language). Since our current Unit of Inquiry How We Express Ourselves focuses on communication and targeting specific audiences, these 2 students took action to share their learning…

4J Practice Blog Post ~ What, Who & Why the Message?

This Coca-cola ad was very popular during the 1990s (when I was around 9-10 years old). I remember thinking the bears were really cute and always liking the ‘Kchshhhh’ sound of the bottle opening. At the time, I never really thought about what the company Coca-cola was intending but now I understand that they were…

Math by All Means : Going further with the 100s chart

Mathematical Thinking & Teaching Inspired by Marilyn Burns Re-Building 100s Chart In preparation for 2-3 digit addition/subtraction operations, it became evident early in the first week of school that grade 4s needed a major refresher of 0-100 numbers. The 1000s project completed in week 2 gave way for investigations into number patterns and number bonds…

Collaborating with Grade 8s ~ PYP Math meets MYP DT

Planning for the Grade 8s In the first week of school, Mr. Brian invited our grade fours to be clients for his Grade 8 DT project: Kite Building. We were thrilled to have an opportunity to collaborate with Grade 8s! Last week students had a chance to design their ‘dream kite’! For homework, students explored…