Animal Classification

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.

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