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Olympics Project: Building Knowledge of our Olympic Athletes

We’ve made some exciting connections with athletes through social media, which has led to further Olympics inquiry.  Once we’d learned about pairs skaters Paige & Rudi, hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser and skeleton racer Mellisa Hollingsworth, we were excited to find … Continue reading

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Olympics Project: Art

Right from the project launch, there has been great potential for our Olympics project to address a number of subject areas.  One of the first things students suggested was Olympics-themed art, so I was pleased to provide some opportunities this … Continue reading

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Olympics Project: The Momentum Continues

As I explained in my most recent post, my students and their families have really taken ownership of our Olympics project and they have been working on research at home.  More students came this morning with information to create their … Continue reading

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Olympics Project is taking off!

Our Olympics project is off to a strong start! Yesterday morning, I had planned a “normal” morning of mini-lessons, Daily 5 English Language Arts, guided reading groups and student conferencing.   As we gathered at the carpet for our first mini-lesson, … Continue reading

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Olympics Project: Modeling Internet Research & Encouraging Digital Citizenship

My hardworking and curious group of Grade 1s has jumped on board for our Olympics learning project.  After our Skype call launch with the OLCS Kindergartens on Tuesday, our class did some research together to answer two of their inquiry … Continue reading

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Olympics Research

This is a post written with my Grade 1 class after we worked together to research two of their inquiry questions: We had lots of questions about the Olympics.  Here are some of our questions and answers.  What are the … Continue reading

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Olympics Inquiry

As Mrs. Caldwell just posted, we are going to be working on a collaborative Olympics project with her Kindergarten class!  This morning, we had a Skype call with the Kindergartens.  I explained to the boys and girls that a big … Continue reading

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