Provocation: Venn diagram of you and me

Yesterday third grade began a new IPC unit. But before Ms Banyard and I revealed to the grade on what unit it will be, we had an activity that compare ourselves with a partner. We wrote what we found out on a Venn diagram.

Some of the questions that we asked to help them compare include:

Do you have a middle name?

Where were you born?

Do you sleep on a bed or a futon?

At the end of the class, Ms Banyard and I asked them what did they think the unit is about, we were very excited to hear some of the very “hot” answers such as:

  • culture and nations
  • we are different, but similar

These are “hot” answers because he title of the unit is: Different People, Similar Lives.

Recycling in 3W

In IPC, we have been looking at our last essential question: “How do my actions affect the habitats and homes around me?”

I was thinking about my own actions. Then I realised I have been doing something good for the environment: I have been recycling milk cartons. These are the milk cartons I’ve collected. I washed them and keep them in the classroom. Whenever I see a chance of using them, I’ll take them out of the storage space.

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I cut the milk cartons into suitable size for different purposes such as:

a pencil holder

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to hold the book recommendation slips

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to hold the slips we use for improving our writing

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for lost and found

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and, lastly, for our amazing fun spelling blocks.

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Do you recycle things at home also? What do you do to give those things a second life?