Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Question we were asked was- What have I learned this ELA unit that I can use to make me a better person?
After thinking over the question I have learned from this unit just what the stories have wanted us too learn. They talked about your values in life, what do you have the most respect for. Do you spend your life working hard trying to get richer, or with your family having fun and enjoying life. Along with family what sort of sacrifices would you take for your family. Would you try and throw a paper out the window to alert the police while a murderer holds a knife to your sister?
The biggest push throughout the entire unit was how to accept challenges. When a challenge arises will you view it as an obstacle or opportunity? After the unit was complete we had learned about challenges and examples of how you can take a horrible challenge but turn it into an opportunity to learn. So I have learned that some challenges can still be an obstacle but most can be turned into an opportunity.
Friday, March 16, 2012
One of the few games on Discovery Education is Fishy Fractions. It is a good game for younger children learning about Fractions. The game involves matching fractions from the world problem to a picture or vice versa. It would not work well for older grades who have worked with fractions before. The Grades I see it to work best for is Gr- 4 to 6 and maybe 7.
A video I have chosen to do a review on is Canada and WWI. It is a half hour video on Canada's role in WWI. It shows how Canada even as a young nation could put men onto the battlefield and help turn the course of the war. Canada helped establish herself as a nation, so this video is a good way of showing Canada getting her independence. The class it can work best with is Social while learning about Canada's independence.