How do People Organize Themselves?

Did you know that a group of cows is called a herd? What about a group of mountains? It’s called a range! How about a group of dolphins or fish? They can both be called a school! A group of dolphins can also be called a pod and a group of fish is also referred…

The World Works in Stories

It is incredible how many questions we had to ask about birds in the beginning of this section. Even more incredible is that there are so many animals in the world and we can ask just as many questions about each one! Unfortunately, six weeks does not give us time to investigate or ask an…

The World Works in Cycles

How does the work? Why does the weather change? Do all environments change the same? How do materials (solid, liquids, and gasses change)? Why do people change materials? SO MANY QUESTIONS!  Rather then just tackling these questions one by one, the 2nd and 3rd grade class is learning about the larger concepts of CHANGE and…

How Does the World Work?

This is a HUGE question to answer in such a short time, so we started off with some smaller ones. My friend Dan Green who studied bird ecology in the United States kindly made a short video with an overview about birds and their environment. This video served as a provocation in two ways: 1)…

Landforms as a Cross-Disciplinary Topic

As we continued learning about landforms and bodies of water and repeating the ones we already know last week we mixed it up a little bit by using these landforms to learn different subjects. The first subject was spelling: Since our school is hosting it’s first spelling bee, our class practiced the format of spelling…

Up close or far away: How do we see the world?

The world is big and has a lot of diverse places, but it also has many places that look similar! Can we guess where every place is in the world based only on a picture? Here are some simple tasks to find out!

What in the world is a ‘Biome’ and why does it matter?

How do the landforms and bodies of water surrounding us affect how we live? Where did these things come from in the first place? Why are there so many different strange tools in the world? How and why were these tools discovered? There are so many questions to answer that sometimes it is hard for…