Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Investigating community

Each Monday afternoon over the past four weeks Year 1 have gathered together in the library as the students take part in a whole grade inquiry . We have been learning how the actions, values, traditions and people from the past have shaped present communities so that we can understand the impact of our actions as individuals in our communities. 

The students were placed in groups that were a mix of students from each classroom. Each week we have rotated through a number of learning experiences designed to have the students in Year 1 actively apply their knowledge by identifying ways in which they can contribute to the life of their communities and assist those who share them. 

We were very fortunate to be able to have the assistance of our Librarian to guide selection of resources and facilitate one of the group inquiries. Our inquiry culminates with a visit to the archives of our Dominican community later this week. Look out for our next post!


  1. Congratulations in launching your blog. I cannot wait to read about the learning that occurs i year one!