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What We Are Learning

What We Are Learning

Writing Workshop:  During our writers workshop we are learning strategies for writing, revising and editing informational books information book

Math:  In math class students learn to use models and strategies to divide  whole numbers and decimals.
Reading Workshop:  Unit 3 Argument and Advocacy

Transdisciplinary Theme  How the World Works
Central Idea:  Scientists learn about the natural world through experimentation.

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Reading:  30 minutes daily

Math:  As assigned

Vocabulary:  Graphic Organizer due on Thursdays, Quiz on Fridays

WES an IB World School since september 2012

Classroom Schedule

8:45 Arrival/Morning Responsibilities
9:00 Morning Meeting
9:10 Writing Workshop
10:00 Snack
10: 10 Math
11:10 Special
12:05 Recess/Lunch
1:00 Reading Workshop
2:30 Transdisciplinary Themes
3:10 Reflect/Organize
3:20 Dismissal

Transdisciplinary Theme

  • Sharing the Planet

    ●   transdisciplinary theme: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them.

        central idea:
    Where people live influences how people live and the relationships between cultures.

        lines of inquiry:  Different perspectives about the natural world, global cultures and how they relate to the planet and to each other
    ·    How countries share their ideas and natural resources
    Posted Nov 11, 2015, 6:43 AM by Nancy Dobe
  • Who We Are
               Who We Are
    Central Idea: Learning is a fundamental characteristic of humans that connects them to the world.

    Lines of Inquiry: An inquiry into how understanding who you are and how you learn will make you a stronger individual.

                                                        An inquiry into how knowing yourself allows you to understand and connect with  others and the world.

    Transdisciplinary Skills

    Learner Profile


    Social Skills : Group decision making, Adopting a variety of group roles

    Thinking Skills: Evaluation Metacognition





    Posted Nov 11, 2015, 6:35 AM by Nancy Dobe
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Exhibition Date 

June 15, 2017  6:00 p.m.

More news to come in March!