Grade 3-4 Curriculum Inquiry Projects - Sept-Dec, 2012

Post a summary for each inquiry project being designed by teachers participating in this PD project.


Teacher Librarian - Marge Roszell
Attach Planning Template : Dundonald
Project Title
Freedom of Choice
School / Teacher Name
Dundonald/Crystal Decker
Grade Level
grade 3
Subject Area
SS
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does my freedom to make decisions affect the world, my city and my future?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project

Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog
http://roszellmarge.blogspot.ca/2012/09/

Teacher Librarian - Jennifer Berthelot
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Light
School / Teacher Name
Lakeridge/ Arlene Olson
Grade Level
4-5
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does light impact your life?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Students have the option of Comic Life Project (What impact does light have on your daily life?) and an Audacity Project
(Poems for Two Voices - Compare and Contrast TWO light elements -
similiarities are spoke in unison and differences are spoken solo.

Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
.Check out Lakeridge Libquide on light. We have links on the Libguide to the Wiki and Pirate Pad.
Link to TL's Blog
www.edtechcation.com I have a movie on the process. See above.

Teacher Librarian - Diane Barsi
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Freedom of Choice
School / Teacher Name
Holliston/Laura Goodman
Grade Level
2/3
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does my freedom of choice affect the world, my city and my future?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project - Teacher For a Day Posters
Ben's PosterSamF's Poster
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
...http://kidblog.org/MissGoodmansClass/......................................................................................
Link to TL's Blog
http://dianesinquiryreflections.blogspot.ca/

Teacher Librarian - Laurie Hnatiuk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Rock On
School / Teacher Name
Caroline Robins/Heather Bahr
Grade Level
4
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Why do we need rocks and minerals?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project

This video shares the new background knowledge the grade four class as acquired
- they are now working on their storyboards to place on Museum box their ideas and
thoughts about why rocks and minerals are important.
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
http://learnteachloveshare.blogspot.ca/............................................................
Link to TL's Blog
http://learningtogether-laurie.blogspot.ca/

Teacher Librarian -Laurie Hnatiuk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Go Habs Go!
School / Teacher Name
Forest Grove/Debbie Durand & Intern Matthew Kjargaard
Grade Level
4
Subject Area
Science - Habitats
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What are the causes and effects of habitat changes?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Rubric for PSA and Rubric for Infographic
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project


Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
http://elementarylibguides.spsd.sk.ca/forestgrove........................................................................................................................
Link to TL's Blog
http://learningtogether-laurie.blogspot.ca/

Teacher Librarian - Tamzen Kulyk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Celebrating Diversity
School / Teacher Name
Greystone Heights School/J. Stuart
Grade Level
EAL
Subject Area
ELA and Social Studies
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Who am I?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Checklist, Self Assessment
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
http://voicethread.com/share/3651021/
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
http://ealtechsplorers.blogspot.ca
Link to TL's Blog
The Upcycled Librarian

Teacher Librarian - Tamzen Kulyk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Under Our Feet Inquiry
School / Teacher Name
Hugh Cairns School: Stephanie Elliot
Grade Level
Grade 3/4
Subject Area
Science and ELA
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Why are rocks, minerals, and soil important to us?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
  • student journals and reflections
  • blog reflections
  • teacher reflections and observations
  • student graphic organizers and collected information
  • student representations
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
To Be Determined By Students
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
Learning Collectively: Teacher Inquiry Blog
Grade 3/4 Classroom blog
Our Inquiry Learning Journey..
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Link to TL's Blog
The Upcycled Librarian

Teacher Librarian - A.L. Robbins Jakes
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Magnets
School / Teacher Name
Ecole College Park - Gisele Fahlman
Grade Level
Grade 3 - French
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)

How could magnets impact/change our daily lives?

Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
  • storyboard template
  • student representations/presentations
  • peer assessment - "voting" guide
  • teacher/TL reflections and observations
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
After interviewing our secretary and building operator and learning about some of the challenges of their jobs, students will develop a magnetic device to assist/enhance their work environment. Students will have an option to design a magnetic tool or device that would enhance daily life in our community. The invention will be pitched in a classroom version of Dragon's Den renamed Magnets Den" (Pixie presentations).

Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog