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Who We Are

Central Idea
People are unique in the way they
learn and retain knowledge.

Lines of Inquiry
The parts of the brain and how they
work
Individual learning styles
The relationship between learning
styles and knowledge acquisition and
retention

Concepts
FORM
FUNCTION
CONNECTION

Related Concepts
Multiple Intelligences
The Brain
Diseases that can impact the brain

Todays Agenda
Monday, August 17th,
2015

Tuning In: What do you already


know about the brain?
Math diagnostic test results and
discussion
Homework chat: Review New
Activities
Book Shopping & new levels
Finish Running Records
Review Padlet Wall

Todays Agenda
Tuesday, August 18 ,
th

2015WORK
FORM: PARTS OF THE BRAIN AND HOW THEY

Silent reading/Math Journal + Finish


Running Records
UOI notebook + group work +
computer
1. Draw, color, and label the brain.
2. Describe what each major part does
and what it is responsible for.

Math: Daily math questions (Day 1)


Work on Extended Assignment +
computer

Todays Agenda
Wednesday, August 19 , 2015
th

Silent Reading/Finish drawing &


labeling The Brain or Title Page +
Running Record
Writing: REFLECTIVE JOURNALS
What are they?
What, So What, Now What? Reflective
Cycle
What makes me unique?

REFLECTIVE JOURNALS

Todays Agenda
Thursday, August 20 , 2015
th

INQUIRY INTO
In a group of 3-4, research the following:

Multiple Intelligences
How many are there?
Who created them?
What kind of intelligence suits you best?

Learning Styles:
What are they?
How many are there?
Which learning style do you prefer? Why?

What, So What, Now What? Reflective Cycle


Reflective Journal: 1st entry using (W, SW, NW?)
Math: Daily Math Day 3 + Diagnostic Assessment discussion continued
Game: Scoot
100 Days of Kindness

PROCESS

REFLECTION

THE

NOW
WHAT?

WHAT?

SO
WHAT?
-

2.

Did youlearn anew skill?


What wereyouthinkingand feelingat thetime?
Did youhear,smell,or feel anythingthat surprised you?
How is your experiencedifferent fromwhat youexpected?
What did youlike/dislikeabout theexperience?
What aresomeof thepressingneeds/issues?
How does this project address thoseneeds?

Summative Assessment
You are a scientist.
As part of your research on the brain,
you have decided to keep a daily
reflective journal of your findings,
reflections and scientific discoveries.
After your study is complete, you will
submit your journal to a panel of
professors who will evaluate your

The PROFESSORS

Professor M

Professor Y

Professor K

Summative Assessment
Continued
You will also need to write and publish a
FINAL one page reflective journal
summarizing your learning using proper
sentences and paragraphs.
Lastly, you will present your findings
about the brain, learning styles, and/or
the way people acquire knowledge in
any way you like. This can be a

Student Choices
Sing a song in front of class
Talk about it presentation style (poster
w/pics)
PowerPoint/Google Slide/Prezi
Make a video/iMovie/PowToon
Show Me/Explain Everything (voice over)
Puppet Show
Dialogue with pictures
5-10 minute presentation

PowerPoint/Prezi Presentation,
Student-led lesson, Informative
poster, Pre-recorded video, Skit, Rap,
etc

Summative Assessment
Rubric
No
Yes, but
Yes
Yes, and
Reflective
Journal

Published
Journal
Reflection Summarizin
g your
Learning
Presentation

Todays Agenda

Friday, August 21st, 2015

FriPad Day#1

Journal Entry #1
M.I. Test

(using the Reflective Cycle)

http://bit.ly/1tfJFFc
40 Qs to find out how my mind thinks and
works

Daily Math (Day 4) + Game: Scoot


Math Test 1
Google Classroom Introduction + Set-up
100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Monday, August 24 , 2015
th

Share Homework + New Homework + Book


Shopping
Introduction to Words Their Way
Math Test #1
Daily Math (Day 4) + Math Lesson: Diagnostic Test
Summative Assessment Rubric Construction
Multiple Intelligences Activity
Hand out: Reading Activities for MI
Journal Entry #2 (using the reflective cycle)
100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Wednesday, August 26 , 201
th

Words Their Way ed words activity (Day 15)


Daily Math
Math Week 2 discussion + long division
practice (3 digit by 1 digit & 3 digit by 2 digit)
Learner Profile/Attitudes/Key Concepts/Skills
Hand out: Reading Activities for MI
100 Days of Kindness
Values discussion
Scoot if times allows

Learner
Profile/Attitudes/Concepts/Skills
Wednesday, August 26
Learner Profile
Attitudes
Key Concepts

(Balanced & Reflective)

(Confidence & Curiosity)

- (Form, Function, Connection)

Skills

Thinking (Knowledge Acquisition, Evaluation,


Metacognition)
Research (Formulating questions, Interpreting data,
Presenting research findings)

th

, 201

Todays Agenda
Thursday, August 27 , 2015
th

Learning Styles centers


Daily Math
Math: Change DECIMALS into
FRACTIONS
eg. 0.2 = 1/5
or 2/25

0.5 =

0.08 = 8/100

Hand out: Reading Activities for MI


100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Friday, August 28 , 2015
th

Learning Styles presentation


Daily Math
Math: Change DECIMALS into FRACTIONS
eg. 0.2 = 1/5
2/25

0.5 =

Kahoot The Brain!


Google Classroom
M.I. Activities
100 Days of Kindness

0.08 = 8/100 or

Todays Agenda
Monday, August 31 , 2015
st

General House Keeping: Check Homework, Correct Week 2


Math page, Discuss/Reflect, Book Shopping, New math:
week 3
Appreciation SONG!!!
Reflective Journal: Think back to last week:
Questions/Learning Styles (2O minute reflection {blog or
journal})
Daily Math
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Google Classroom + Digital Portfolios via Blogger


M.I. Activities
100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Thursday, September 3 , 201
rd

Appreciation Share
Correct Week 2 Math page, Discuss/Reflect,
Appreciation SONG!!!
Reflective Journal: Think back to last week:
Questions/Learning Styles (2O minute reflection {blog
or journal})
Daily Math
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Google Classroom + Digital Portfolios via Blogger


Fixed vs Growth Mindset
100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Friday, September 4 , 2015
th

Spelling Review + Test (with partner)


Math Test: Week 3 + corrections
Google Classroom + Digital Portfolios via Blogger
Kahoot
Reflective Journal: Think back to last week:
Questions/Learning Styles (2O minute reflection {blog or
journal})
Daily Math
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS and vise-versa.
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Fixed vs Growth Mindset (Monday)


100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Monday, September 7 , 2015
th

Homework Share & Check + Book Shopping & New Jobs


Math Week 4
Reading Groups Continued
Activity Fixed vs Growth Mindset
Reflective Journal: On Fixed vs Growth Mindset (2O
minute reflection {blog or journal})
Daily Math
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS and vise-versa.
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Google Classroom + Digital Portfolios via Blogger


100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Tuesday, September 8 , 2015
th

Inquiry Time: 3 questions in groups of 3 find as much


information about your questions as you can in 30 min.
Reading Groups Continued
Activity Fixed vs Growth Mindset
Reflective Journal: On Fixed vs Growth Mindset (2O
minute reflection {blog or journal})
Daily Math
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS and vise-versa.
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Google Classroom + Digital Portfolios via Blogger


100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Wednesday, September 9 , 20
th

Inquiry Time: 3 questions in groups of 3 find as much


information about your questions as you can in 30 min.
Reading Groups Continued
Reflective Journal: On Fixed vs Growth Mindset (2O
minute reflection {blog or journal})
Summative Assessment Rubrics
Daily Math
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS and vise-versa.
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Google Classroom + Digital Portfolios via Blogger


100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Thursday, September 10 , 20
th

Reading Groups Continued


Reflective Journal: On Memory Presentations (2O minute
reflection {blog or journal})
Summative Assessment Rubrics
Reflective Journal Rubric &
Expository Writing: Final Reflective Journal summarizing learning

Daily Math
New Math Journals
Math Summative Assessment
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS and vise-versa.
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Google Classroom + Digital Portfolios via Blogger


100 Days of Kindness

Todays Agenda
Friday, September 11 , 2015
th

Spelling Test & Math Test WK 4


Digital Portfolios via Blogger
Reading Groups Continued
Reflective Journal: On Memory Presentations (2O minute
reflection {blog or journal})
Expository Writing: Final Reflective Journal Paragraph 1
Daily Math
New Math Journals
Math Summative Assessment
KAHOOT
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS and vise-versa.
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

100 Days of Kindness

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Todays Agenda
Monday, September 14 , 201
th

Homework share, correct math, new spelling words, book shopping.


International DOT Day! Video
Digital Portfolios via Blogger My first entry 4 questions
Reading Groups Continued
Reflective Journal: On Memory Presentations (2O minute reflection
{blog or journal})
Expository Writing: Final Reflective Journal Paragraph 1
Daily Math
New Math Journals
Math Summative Assessment Continued
KAHOOT
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS and vise-versa.
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

100 Days of Kindness

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

Todays Agenda
Wednesday, September 16 , 2
th

Student Council
Ten Marks username: cisname (eg. cishuihui) password:
dr@gons
Digital Portfolios via Blogger My first entry 4 questions
Expository Writing: Final Reflective Journal Paragraph 3
Daily Math
New Math Journals
Math Summative Assessment Continued
KAHOOT
Math: DECIMALS into FRACTIONS and vise-versa.
eg. 0.2 = 1/5

0.5 =

100 Days of Kindness

0.08 = 8/100 or 2/25

2015-16 Student Council


Grade 4 and 5 students will have the opportunity to run for election to
be a part of the leadership team of the SC
President (Grade 5 students only)-runs the meetings with tchr support,
discusses issues or concerns with facilitator.
Vice president (available to Gr 4 or Gr 5 student) supports the
President in the meetings, takes over if President is absent
Secretary (Grade 4 or Grade 5) takes minutes with support of tchr,
distributes information, records and reminds of any actions and
decisions made, with rest of SC group
Media officer (available to Gr 4 or Gr 5) responsible for any posters to
promote student council or upcoming events, may be required to write
brief information for Impact or PY newsletters
Treasurer (available to Gr 4 or Gr 5) Helps make decisions about any
event where money might be involved, responsible to count and ensure
any incoming money goes to correct place..

Fixed vs Growth Mindset

Words Their Way (spelling


program)
is a developmental spelling, phonics and
vocabulary program.
helps students to recognize phonic patterns in
words.
Students are grouped based on assessment and
inquiry into phonic patterns through activities
such as word sorting, word hunts and games.
once students have completed a level, they will
move onto the next level.

Words Their Way


Day 1: Pattern Inquiry - Cut and SORT your new words. Read each word
aloud. CHECK by reading aloud each word. Draw table with spelling patterns in
spelling book. REFLECT - what spelling pattern are you learning? When you are
done, read them to a friend and then place them in your baggie.
Day 2: Speed Sort - Perform Speed SORT with a timer. CHECK and correct
your speed sort. Add 5 secs for each mistake. REFLECT. Write 5 challenging
sentences using your words.
Day 3: Blind sort with your buddy. Place pattern headers face up on table.
Give buddy your sort cards. Buddy reads words to you one at a time without
you seeing them. Point to correct spelling pattern header. Buddy places word in
category you chose. CHECK. If wrong, give word back to buddy. Continue until
complete. REFLECT - explain spelling pattern to buddy. Write 5 challenging
sentences in your Homework book.
Day 4: Word Hunt. Record any new words you find that match your spelling
pattern and are not already in your book.
Day 5: Assessment

Multiple Intelligences
Activity
Which multiple intelligence (MI) dominated?
Do you think this was correct? Why/why not?
With a partner, learn more about your MI. Find
as much information about it as you can. Take
notes as you will be sharing this information.
Come up with 5 different activities that you
think people with your MI would like to do when
showing their learning. For example, a logicalmathematical person would probably want to
show what they learned through numbers in the
form of a chart.

Learning Styles
Wednesday, August 26 , 201
th

What is my learning style test


http://www.educationplanner.org/students/
self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml
Group yourself based on the results of
your learning style
Inquire into and find as much information
about your learning style as you can. You
have 30 min.
Present your findings

Acquiring Knowledge &


Retention Date, August __ , 2015
th

How does memory work? Where is it


stored in our brains?
Why do we remember some things, but
forget others?
How can we remember things better?
(retention)
What are some diseases that effect the
brain?
Can they be cured?

Parts of the Brain


Date, August __ , 2015
th

WHAT?
Lets revisit what we learned about the brain.
What are the parts of the brain?
SO WHAT?
How do they work?
NOW WHAT?
Activity: Use your preferred learning
style/multiple intelligence to share what you
learned.