This week Grade 2 started their new unit under the transdiciplinary theme Sharing The Planet.
Our central idea is Ecosystems depend upon relationships between animals.
To tune into our new unit we started with a Visible Thinking Routine called: Generate, Sort, Connect and Elaborate.
- Generate: Individually students had to think of 6 different animals.
- Sort: As group they collated their animals and sorted them into groups
- Connect: The class watched a Brain Pop Jr video about Animal Classification and made connections to the animals they had sorted.
- Elaborate: Students went back to their sorting and elaborated on their understanding by making changes to their groups.
Please watch the video to see the process.