Sunday, 13 January 2013

We Can See Winter...But where did it go?

Last week we went on a winter walk with our Snowflake Inquiry group.  The students in this group helped me to determine which photographs they wished to include in our next contribution to the "We Can See Project."  They also took leadership in the class and shared their discoveries with the other students who did not wish to be apart of this inquiry group.  Learning is a collaborative process in our program, and as such we are always learning from and with each other.

Although we planned to add student descriptions to each page, we thought that we would share the images we captured with you first.  Possibly a ComicLife or Pic Collage book companion will follow this post.  The Snowflake Inquiry group also mentioned to me that they would like to use iMovie and go outside and videotape themselves and their conversation about snow, snowflakes, and winter.  Of course to protect their privacy, I will edit any content that might make them recognizable online. 

This Monday, my intentions are to talk about this video with our class, as we continue to wonder about the weather changes and where all of the snow has gone!  I will also take the descriptions we documented and re-visit them with the students.  If they continue to be pleased with their initial observations, then we will decide what book format to use for our companion. 

Stay tuned!

For blog visitors, this is our first YouTube video!  

Please consider viewing it in the larger format by pressing on the "YouTube" symbol on the bottom right, liking it, and subscribing to our new YouTube Channel where we plan to post many more videos (from the "We Can See Project," other inquiries, and general information we would like to share with all of you!)  

As a class we plan to monitor the number of views, likes, and subscriptions to our channel.  

Parents, we would also love your support with this new extension to our blog space!  Try to view, like, subscribe to the video from home and have conversations about it with your child.

1 comment:

  1. I watched the video/slideshow with my PM Class, and while we didn't have much time to share our thoughts yesterday, I wanted to share the initial comments and questions that came up while we watched.

    "They have a flag, too!"
    "They had snow last week, like us?"
    "Those balls look like snowballs" (the stone orbs by the slides)
    "There's a fire hydrant!"
    "It looks like spiderwebs" (the way the photos come hanging on thin webs)
    "How come they aren't wearing mittens?"
    "How do they make them dance?" (the photos)

    I may get a chance to show my morning friends this week as well. I plan to show parents, through my class site and at the interviews, so that they can follow along with us at home.

    I asked, Monday, as my sign-in question: "How do you feel about the snow melting away?", with the choices of happy, sad, or grumpy. My students were amused to see how the weather made me grumpy. So good news: Friday may be a snowy one!