Tuesday, 12 February 2013

CBL in 5/6

This term the 5/6 classes at Aitken Creek PS are doing CBL.

If you do not know what CBL is have a look at these sites-

CBL at Wonga Park PS

Challenge Based Learning

Challenge Based Learning in our class (Cheuk, ACPS) 

In Term 1 our Big Idea is DEMOCRACY.

The essential question is 'How does democracy have an impact on the way we live?'.

Our challenge is to 'Respond to an issue the you want changed'.

Over the past couple of days we have discussed the importance of asking 'good' questions to guide us in our research.

Here is a video about thick and thin questions that helped us to understand why we need to  ask good research questions.

Take a look at the guiding questions we came up with. We cant wait to start our research and find out more! 

What are you looking forward to most about CBL this term?

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Ideas for Writing

In 5/6 B We have been learning about the Daily 5. So far we have learnt and practised Read to Self and Work on Writing.

We are learning to be independent writers who practise writing everyday to improve.

Here is our Work on Writing independence chart-

Today in Work on Writing we shared our ideas for writing topics. We came up with so many but we are certain there are plenty more!

Can you add your writing topic ideas to our Wallwisher?

Why is it important to become a better writer?

What are some things you can do to become a better writer?