KG - Where We Are in Place and Time
Homes are built to meet needs
The function of homes
How resources, needs and environment affect shelters,
Why homes are different
G2 How the World Works
G4 Peace Bridge Building
The resolution of conflict is influenced by the actions and reactions of all involved.
We identified Derry in Northern Ireland as a city that has been through a fair share of conflict in the past. Using this amazing city as our inspiration we built Peace Bridges which also coincided with World Peace Day on the 21st September 2018.
With Derry as our inspiration and Christy ringing in our ears https://t.co/HyJ7DUnDJy the G4 students built Peace Bridges - World Peace Day 2018 #swisroc @joannekimanders @N_L_Campbell @Renerenzy @ohalloranemmet @BrianJKasper @LenaGT @LBcloe @annie_waterston @MattManfredi1 pic.twitter.com/H0mvirjK3e— Eugene Leonard (@mr_leonard_SWIS) September 21, 2018
G1 Stop Motion Animation
Learning about the past helps us to understand the present
What life was like in the past.
How the past still influences us today.
Why aspects of life have changed or remained the same over time.
As part of the 'Where we are in Place and Time' Unit of Inquiry the Grade 1 Teachers and students learned how to create Stop Motion Animation short movies.
G4 Art Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizens have Rights and Responsibilities.
Grade 4 students completed a portrait study after discussing the purpose of using profile pictures and the responsibilities that come with using personal images online. They also created a collage background reflecting their knowledge of what it means to be a digital citizen.
Exemplary Art Work from the students in Ms. Johnston's class as part of the recent G4 UOI
Grade 2 - Simple Machines
Scientific and technological advances lead to societal change.
G3 Systems Development
As part of the G3 UOI 'Systems are designed to meet the needs and wants of the people' students from all G3 classes visited the Makerspace to complete a design task.
On a personal level this UOI provided me with some of the most memorable and fun days I've ever experienced in education working alongside MrMark, who made me make a fool of myself in the name of education on more than one occasion during the task......videos below.
Mr. Mark in his eternal wisdom wanted the children to get a better understanding of the devastation which wrecks a community when a natural disaster such as an earthquake, hurricane or Tsunami hits. This was the video he managed to convince me to record as part of the process..................the children found it very amusing!!!! The second stage of his plan saw the children's work actually get partially destroyed as part of the process.
This is an excellent video. really worth watching. The children are writing their reflections for the G3 Systems MakerSpace task and Mr. Mark explains the planning and process to Mr. Arnaudon.
Lots of fun this morning negotiating with the G3 students #SWISroc as part of their systems unit #MakerSpace. We sold lots of materials - I made a fortune! Charging them a security fee to look after their resources during snack time was a master stroke! @N_L_Campbell @Renerenzy pic.twitter.com/a8Xienr7Rg— Eugene Leonard (@mr_leonard_SWIS) February 28, 2018
Students from Ms.Quilty's G3 class reflect on the Biomes/Systems UOI in the Makerspace. They used Flipgrid during this process.
G5 Space Travel Design Challenge
How the World Works
As part of the G5 UOI 'The universe is a system controlled by natural laws' the students took part in a design challenge in the Makerspace.