During our unit of inquiry into how we move, Lea started a personal inquiry project on how to improve her cartwheels. Since then, she has been working every day on getting her legs higher in the air and keeping her arms straight. Her hard work has paid off and Lea's cartwheels are now looking like an expert's! Well done Lea! You are very committed.
As our 'How we organize ourselves' unit of inquiry is coming to an end, we are reflecting on all of our experiences and learning and working on "showing what we know". This week, Ms. Alison, Mr. Nathan and Ms. Karla set up a playscape in the playground full of extra equipment and materials to move with. Students participated in free play or movement with the equipment and then sat down with a teacher to explain how and why they move in certain ways.
Here is Lea's conference using the 'Explain Everything' iPad app:
Lea's favourite part of our 'How we organize ourselves' unit of inquiry was our field trip to the swimming pool.
She chose to include this experience in her portfolio because: "Swimming makes me strong and more energy and make me learn to swim. I can go in the big one with floaties and swim by myself."
Lea also reflected on this experience in her movement journal: