The Approaches to learning (ATL) are grounded in the belief that learning how to learn is fundamental to a student’s education. There are five categories of interrelated skills and associated sub-skills support students of all ages to become self-regulated learners.
The Grade 2/3 students worked on developing their communication skills by interviewing a member of their family, recording the information, and sharing it orally with their peers.
They will now be using the information gathered from their interview to draft a short biography.
Students have been exploring biographies of famous Canadians and Americans. They have been looking at how biographies are formatted and why they are important for learning about the past.
We are now looking at writing biographies about family members. First we looked at the important information we need to construct a biography, then how to structure our information.
I gave the students a challenge to complete a timeline of my own life using important events. Students had fun using their reasoning skills to correctly complete the timeline.
Welcome Back! It was so wonderful to have all the students back in the classroom, and we wasted no time at all in catching up. It was like we were never apart! For our first day activity, we reviewed the 10 different learner profiles and gave examples of how we show those learner profiles in our personal lives. Next up, time to create a superhero who exhibits one ( or more) of those learner profiles. I can not wait to decorate my class with these " Super" posters.