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Re-thinking Inquiry-Based Practice in Physical Education

Deirdre Bailey ~ Physical Education While conventional education is often criticized for either segmenting learning into smaller pieces without ever giving kids the whole picture, or for letting kids read all about something without ever having an opportunity to engage in … Continue reading Re-thinking Inquiry-Based Practice in Physical Education

Plant Growth and Changes

Flower Pounding in Grade 4Marla Paxton~ Grade 4 Math and Science Prep Time – A weekend (with breaks) to treat and prepare fabricLesson – Approximately 4-5 classes. My partner teacher Heather Melville and I wanted to look at the way we took up Plant Growth & Change this year so the grade 4‘s made a lot of noise exploring the parts of a flower.  It all started with a picture book by Dianna Hutts Aston & Sylvia Long, A Seed is Sleepy.  Students looked at how seeds were sleepy, secretive, fruitful, adventurous, inventive, generous, ancient, thirsty, hungry, clever, and even … Continue reading Plant Growth and Changes