Yesterday we watched a livestream presentation by Polar Bears International. The topic was Spring Extravaganza: Seals, Cubs, Mating, and More.
I asked students to write about Polar Bears. They got to choose the format.
Polar Bear Acrostic by Hailey
Polar bears awake from hibernation in Spring
Out of their cave they look for tasty food
Lots of polar bears mate and have cubs in Spring
All polar bears like to eat seals
Ready to catch a seal when the seal takes a breath
Baby polar bears always follow their mother
Every polar bear eats half their weight
A polar bear mother takes good care of her cubs
Really hungry after hibernation
A Paragraph About Polar Bears by Joshua
Polar bears are very good hunters since they live in the Arctic. Their favourite food is seal. The polar bear hunting strategy is to lie on the seal breathing hole. When the seal comes up for air, the polar bears pounce on the seal wasting little energy then eat the seal. I learned so much about polar bears. They are so cool.
This month my class is participating in the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge. Classrooms all over the world are invited to participate. Children write daily, work is posted to share and inspire, and to receive positive feedback from others.
My students will be writing in notebooks. I’ll copy their work and post on this blog.
Below are are today’s Slices. Can you guess what type of poems they wrote?
My class participated in a global inquiry from January until March with The Goals Project. My class was assigned SDG#2 Zero Hunger. My students had so many questions! I highly recommend teaching the SDGs. Our students can be changemakers and offer viable global solutions. We are one world. It is important for our children to view themselves as global citizens. If you would like to teach the SDGs I recommend you check out The World’s Largest Lesson
This video is our capstone project for our enquiry. Enjoy!
Every day this month I have been writing a slice (snippet) about my life and and sharing it with a wonderful community of teacher writers at the Two Writing Teachers. I have gotten so much out of it that I am seriously considering having my class participate in the Classroom Slice of Life writing challenge during the month of April. I just need to figure out logistics . . .
I love collaborating globally. It is powerful for students to see our commonality and that we are indeed one world.
I am having too many technical issues at school so I think its best if students write in their notebooks and then I post a couple of pieces of their writing on this blog.
Stay tuned . . . I am about to launch junior wordsmiths.