Our bunnies have lived in their communities for a year and are needing something fun to do! The teams worked hard to create some really fun games to help the bunnies enjoy every day life! The bunnies have worked hard enough and deserve a chance to let loose and have some fun!
We have been learning a lot about value and how different people value different things. This week we talked about the most important things that all kids need to know about growing up. With the help of our favorite Kid President, we talked about what the most important things for kids to know would be. We made great presentations and uploaded them to our digital portfolios! Below are some of the awesome images we created to show these things.
We raised enough money to donate a goat from Heiffer International! These kids worked so hard to earn their money to donate this goat. We are so excited to be able to help a family in need!
WHO WE ARE
What do kids need to know?
We have been talking all about beliefs and values in this unit. We have learned a lot about what we each believe and value and want to share it with other kids and our families. We watched a great Kid president video about what kids need to know and then we made a circle map of all the most important pieces of information. We will be creating a video presentation of what we each think is the most important thing for other kids to know about life.
Bunny Laws and Consequences
We are in our 6th mission of our Bunny Towns this week! Now that there is a Bunny President, certain laws need to be put into place. The teams worked together to come up with what they believed to be the most important 4 laws for their communities and decided on a consequence for each law, if it is broken.
SUPERSTAR OF THE WEEK: ANYA!
Our Super Star of the Week this week is Anya! Anya is a super star because she loves to learn. She is happiest when she is playing with her dog and is proud of herself because she does well in school. When she grows up, Anya wants to be a Vet. Her favorite school subject is reading and her favorite book is The Princess in Black. THANK YOU, ANYA!!
WHO WE ARE
Our Bunny Towns have come together nicely! All the bunnies have jobs, so now it is time to elect a Bunny President!The teams are working together to choose a Bunny Candidate and then they will create a campaign poster and gift, with a special slogan for their candidate. They will present these candidates to the voters and a new Bunny President will lead the towns!
And the winner is.....BEN BUNNY!!!
We learned about Perspective this week and how to see something from another point of view and also how it relates to having empathy. Empathy uses perspective to help put your self in someone else's shoes and understand what they are feeling. To gain some background knowledge in what that really looks like, we read the book Hey Little Ant and practiced looking from different perspectives.
To practice seeing things from different perspectives we had a "Boy's Eye? Bug's Eye? or Bird's Eye?" View challenge!
Martin Luther King Jr.
We experienced some great lessons this week about Martin Luther King Jr. We learned all about who this man was and what it was that he stood for. We listened to parts of his speech on Tuesday and then wrote our own "I Have A Dream" speech. Then we did a great perspective activity with eggs. We looked at a white egg and a brown egg and compared the differences between their shells. Then we cracked them open to see that even though they look different on the outside, they are the same on the inside.
We also did a lesson called "Just or Unjust" and discussed different ideas and statements and then decided if they were just (fair) statements or if they were unjust (unfair) statements. This activity really got our brains working hard and taught us how to use perspective and empathy.
We are so close to finishing out money collection to donate a goat to a family in need! Only $30 to go!!
Below are a few pictures of the chores we have been doing to earn the money to be able to buy our own goat to donate!
We had a wonderful opportunity to Skype with Margo from Heifer International and ask her all kinds of great questions about what it takes to donate a goat to a family like Beatrice's!
WHO WE ARE
The bunnies have now all moved into their homes and are getting settled in the community! Now they all need to work together to start taking care of their homes by working! For this mission, we came up 4 important jobs for the bunnies to do to keep their communities running smoothly.
WHO WE ARE
The Bunny Towns have been advertised and bunnies are ready to move into their new communities, but they need homes! The bunnies need homes that can withstand the wind, keep them dry in the rain, keep the fox out, and be a cozy place to live. The teams worked hard this week to construct these awesome homes for the bunnies to live in!
Posting to SeeSaw!
To go along with this week's portion of this unit, we are talking about the word: VALUE. We have compared and discussed the different things that we value in our own families and we created a really great circle map of our ideas. We also included the "frame of reference" to think about where we learned these ideas.
We are reading the book, Beatrice's Goat to gain some perspective about how certain things that are valuable to other, may not be things that we really think to value as much. This is an AMAZING story, based on true events, about a girl from Uganda that gets a goat from a company called Heiffer International. The goat changes their lives in brings so many happy things to her family!
We did a really fun Cooperation game with some cup stacking yesterday! The kids had to work together to use a rubberband and strings to stack 6 cups like a pyramid.
SUPERSTAR OF THE WEEK: CAROLINE!
Caroline is our Super Star of the Week this week! She is amazing at swimming and loves to rider her scooter. When she grows up, Caroline wants to help animals! An interesting fact about Caroline is that she and her dad have the same birthday!
THANK YOU, CAROLINE!!
WHO WE ARE
We completed the first mission today. The goal was to create a billboard to influence bunnies to come and live in for safety from the fox, food and shelter. The teams had to work together to plan what to name their community, what to write to advertise to the bunnies, and what images to use to make bunnies want to live there. Then they had to use a certain amount of given materials to construct their billboards.
Each Bunny Community will have a Daily Newspaper to fill out after each mission. It is called the "Bunny Times" and will report about the teams' bunny towns to the bunny communities!
We also did a fun teamwork activity today that tied directly into the book, The Crayon Box That Talked. We worked with our teams to share how to be a good teammate and planned how we will work together during this unit.
Our Day Today!
We had a great day today! On Wednesdays we do R-Time and we learn all about our IB Learner Profile Traits and the IB Attitudes! Today we talked all about curiosity and what that word means. We completed a class lexicon and then we read Curious George. Then we wrote about something we are curious about ourselves.
Subtracting in Math Stations
In Math, we are learning different subtraction strategies. Today we had fun exploring these new concepts with different math games in our stations.
Who We Are
We officially started our first Mind Mission today! We had a great time learning all about Bunny Town and what it is all about! We will work with our teams to create a Bunny Community from the ground up.
Tomorrow we will be starting the first Mission! We will create a billboard to influence other bunnies to come live in our community.
WELCOME BACK 1C!!!
We kicked off our week back by watching a great Kid President video about how to make this year an AWESOME YEAR!We want to do some things to make the world a better place from someone else!
We wrote out a list of different New Year's Resolutions to make the world more awesome. Then we took our ideas and put them on some balloons that are going to carry us through the year 2016!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
WHO WE ARE
We started our next IB Unit this week, called Who We Are. We are going to be learning a lot about how different communities are formed and how they happen.
Perspective, beliefs, and values influence community choices.
Lines of Inquiry:
How beliefs and values guide the choices we make.
Ways the perspective changes our ideas.
Roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizens in a community.
This unit is all about TEAM WORK! To introduce the idea or why working together is so important, we watched a great video with 3 examples.
We also started a short book study of the book, The Crayon Box That Talked. This book is a really good example of how working together can solve problems and make things better! We will be studying this book all week long!
We divided up into 5 different teams to start the inquiry portion of this unit. We will be building a community of our own, from the ground up called Bunny Town! This community building unit is a part of Mind Missions. Before we create the Bunny Town, we had to name our teams and work together to create a team flag.
Making the Team Flags
Super Star of the Week: JAKE!
Our Super Star of the Week this week is Jake! Jake is a super star because he is amazing! He is proud of himself because he is good at sports and is happiest when he is playing outside. When he grows up, Jake wants to be a video game player! His favorite school subject is Math and his favorite book is Star Wars! THANK YOU, JAKE!
HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY ANYA AND MORGAN!
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