Of course, as many of you will know, my units of learning never stick to one content area and so we're looking at Art, Civics & Citizenship, Geography, Maths and, of course, Literacy as well as History.
|I created this meme at imgflip.com/memegenerator|
Slightly off topic... Sorry.
I've taken the opportunity to get the kids involved in helping me build a website about Ancient India as well. We're using the Weebly platform which makes it super easy. At this stage we've only created landing pages and resource collection pages. We've also embedded our brainstorming pad lets. We'd love for you to have a look (here) and send through your feedback.
If you've never used Weebly.com, I suggest you have a look because in the time it would take me to explain how easy it is you will be able to create your own website. True story. Check it out. (And no, I'm not getting any kickbacks - it would be lovely if I did because I send a lot of people there!) I've already raved about Padlet.com but seriously... Go look at that one too.
|See! I can do it! (Or rather that linked website can!)|
This is a screen grab from our Weebly site.
It's a bit unit of learning with lots of extra bits on the side. I'm a little overwhelmed trying to keep it all coherent for the kiddos. Their mid unit reflections seem strong so I think they're doing well, but with 25 different inquiry questions and just as many varied 'learning products' I'm scared I've missed something/one. Watch this space to see how I/they/we go. (And by this space I really mean the weebly website (here)).
This relates to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers...
Standard 1 Know the students and how they learn
Standard 2 Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments