Wonderopolis is a wonderful site to use when feeling bored at home (or at school!). Last week, I introduced the site to the students and we took the time to look at what they offered. We looked for information related to the human body.
Here’s a tutorial I created for them if they forgot how to navigate the site.
These are the notes and questions we asked after watching one of their videos and reading parts of a text.
And if you’re not convinced that Wonderopolis is wonderful, here’s a video that will give you a better idea of what wondering is all about.
Ways to Wonder – Wonderopolis.org from Wonderopolis on Vimeo.
We will be learning about the human body this term.
This is what the students came up with after spending 10 minutes discussing with their group members. Is everything accurate? Probably not. We will have a chance to look back at these questions as the unit progresses.
Some of the questions they also asked were:
This is what the board looked like at the beginning of the activity.
Soon, each student will be assigned one of the systems you see on the board (based on their interests). We will discuss how to research and present our learning in the weeks to come.
If you have resources you think may benefit the class, please send them my way. I promise I’ll take good care of them and will return them to you after we are done the unit.
Would you like to help? Here are some ideas as to how I can be supported in the classroom. Let me know if you’d like to volunteer.
-Organize and staple all the Scholastic catalogues – this will need to be done every month
-Read with a few students per visit. Reading aloud is something I would like to do but can’t find enough time in my day. – 30 minutes per day, between 900am and 930am, on Tuesday and Thursday.
Please add a comment to this blog post and I will contact you as quickly as possible.
Thanks in advance,
Division 22 students participated in a drama workshop this morning, led by two Arts Umbrella coaches.
If your child is interested in this free program, there will be a workshop in the auditorium today between 300 and 500pm.
If your child can’t make it today, it is still possible to join. For more info contact Greg Goodall or Ron Suzuki.
Those interested will also be taking a flyer home with them.