Our Environment and Living Things

Room 1 had a great lesson on how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive. We brainstormed ideas for the question How do you think humans can have an impact on the environment and other living things? and came up with some great ideas! Check them out:

  • air/water pollution
  • littering
  • animal cruelty-hunting/endangered species
  • man-made structures-buildings, cities
  • global warming
  • cutting down trees for personal use/destroying habitats

Reading ‘The Lorax’ by Dr Seuss gave Room 1 even more ideas! So we decided to create our own ‘Lorax’ with each student pledging to help keep the Earth safe and clean.

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Listening!

Today room 1 looked at what listening looks like and sounds like. Some ideas are:

Looks Like:

Eyes on speaker

Hands in our lap

Legs Crossed

Hands raised when you need to speak or ask a question

The ‘Give me Five’

 

Sounds Like:

one voice at a time

no calling out

inside voices

appropriate language like ‘thank you’ and ‘please’

no talking over the speaker

Students modeled listening skills by having a friend describe an image and then drawing what they heard from their friend. Here’s evidence of some great listening skills:

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‘It has a long tail, two flapping wings. two beady eyes and a curved body’ What am I? (Kuini)

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Think before you share!

Today we are learning about being safe on the internet and why it’s important to think carefully before we post anything online.

This will help us know what is OK to post on our classroom blogs, chat in online games and other social media. It will also help us to know what is NOT OK post.

Now we will watch the video again and take some notes to help us remember what important information it told us.

Here us some interesting thoughts on how to be safe online:

  • Parent supervision- tell a parent if you see or read something that makes you sad or unhappy. (Kuini)
  • Do not share personal information (Aziza)
  • Be careful about what you share and post online (Miss K)
  • With great power comes great responsibility (Vanessa)
  • Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  • Never give out your passwords
  • Not everyone online is who they say they are.
  • Negativity leads to chaos-cyber bulling can leave scars (Henry)
  • Not everything on the internet is TRUE!