Saturday, October 31, 2015

Exploring Canada in grade 3&4

written by Rayna

We are each researching a province in Canada.  I'm learning about Nunavut.  I've learned that one of their animals is a polar bear.  It is usually winter there!  They also have beautiful Northern Lights.  I'm making an Adobe Voice to share what I've learned.  We use Safari to research our provinces on the iPad, we get books from the library & our classroom and we even find information about Canada in the back of our daily planners!

written by Jayden

We're learning about symbols of Canada and the provinces.  There used to be a fur trade with the Indigenous People.  I also learned about the great fire in NFLD and Labrador in 1892.  We were making lists about the symbols and what they meant.  They represent Canada!  We made flags for each province and territory.  Some were in our documentation books, some were out of cardboard and some kids made flags with plasticine.  Now I'm working on an Adobe Voice about the Northwest Territories.  I've already learned about three different provinces.  It's so interesting learning about Canada!  

written by Morgan

We've been learning about different provinces and territories.  We've talked about provincial attractions, the flower, flag and other things important to the provinces.  I researched Saskatchewan and I learned that the provincial flower is the Western Red Lily.  I researched information in a book from my classroom.  We put our research in our documentation books and writer's notebooks.  We had to choose a way to share our research.  Some kids made posters, Adobe voice videos, habitats and sketches.  It's important to learn about Canada because we need to know about the country we live in and explore the different cultures!

written by Ava V.

My class has been researching provinces in Canada and what they have in them.  We learned that BC has totem poles and mountains.  We're learning what makes each province and territory unique and how Alberta is famous for it's oil.  Each province has so many things that make them special.  We're going to teach Ms. Shamanski about the provinces.  We just got this new map app that makes a puzzle out of each province.  Some of the kids made a lighthouse out of loose parts.  We made the Canadian flag out of loose parts, too.  We made the shapes of the provinces to put together as Canada.  We're also thinking and designing pieces and places in the provinces.  It's important to learn about Canada because it's where we live...and that makes it important!!!

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