I am happy to announce that Mississauga, Ontario now has TWO schools taking part in the 'We Can See' Project! Thank You to Ms. Fynes of Thornwood PS for introducing me to how exciting being part of a blog can be. I have been following this blog for awhile, but never really saw myself as someone who would be part of a blog. It is interesting how thing change!
As our first year together in Full-Day Kindergarten, we (the students, the DECE and myself) have been on a learning journey together. We are experimenting with new ways to engage the students in inquiry projects, are trying out new documentation methods, and now, thanks to the support of my new iPad, are taking learning to a whole new level! The students have been engaged in taking photos, writing about their experiences, and even picking things such as font and text colour. I truly am amazed at where this project is going, and am excited to see where it will lead us next!
After taking the pictures for our book, we read the story 'The Story Day' by Ezra Jack Keats. It was interesting to see the connections that the students made to our own snowy pictures, and the content in the book. This truly shows the importance of authentic learning and literacy experiences. With the VERY cold weather this week, we have not spent much time outdoors, but the students have enjoyed revisiting the pictures we took to connect themselves back to the outdoors.