Wondering About SOCHI…

In our class we have a time in the morning to work on our “wonderings”. This means there is usually a picture up on the screen to look at, think about, chat about…just WONDER about.  Often this has come from Wonderopolis – great website to learn all kinds of new and interesting things!

We then draw and write our wonderings in our Wonderings book.

During the first part of the day we share our wonderings and usually watch a small video clip to help us answer our questions.

So when the winter olympics began we continued but focused on what the sports were in the winter olympics – as many didn’t know!

Here are some our “wonderings” and the pictures that were wondering about.  Many came from the Olympic website.

This is a great activity to learn more about the world, become curious learners, continue to work on writing skills and practising our communication skills!

Can you match up the wonderings to the photos below?

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CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW TO SEE WHAT WE WATCHED!

 

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Collaborative Stories

We went to the parade with our friend dragon and we sat below the moon and then we saw a horse that was sad so we asked the horse why are you sad and then we gave a big gift to the horse that was a chopsticks, a firecrackers, a fortune cookie, a characters, a lantern, a envelope, a fan, a money, a dance. Serenity, Rory, Rachelle

We went to the parade with our friend dragon and we sat below the moon and then we saw a horse that was sad so we asked the horse why are you sad and then we gave a big gift to the horse that was a chopsticks, a firecrackers, a fortune cookie, a characters, a lantern, a envelope, a fan, a money, a dance.
Serenity, Rory, Rachelle

We worked in small groups to write a rebus story using pictorial words from Chinese New Year.  We are complex thinkers, collaborators & writers!

 

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I like dragon dance.
I can have money.
I like to buy the lantern.
I like to get a gift.
We will go to the moon with my horse.
Amara, Joy, Sacha, Hyeonche

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I like to scare the dragon with firecrackers when we have money, when it is the moon and I like to taste oranges and we like to parade. I want to open the fortune cookies. I want to ride a horse. The end.
Edoardo, Pacome, Hyukjin

 

 

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I like parades and play with dragon dance. I eat oranges and use chopsticks. I gave a gift to the horse and I see the moon. I share the money and gave to envelope. I sunny day use a fan. I go to cymbals and fortune cookie and lantern.
Sophia, Chaewon, Seojun