Being knowledgeaBle

08:35:09, 24 September 2019 Annisa Azzahra

It has been 7 weeks since the 3rd graders of Madania Primary School explored the transdisciplinary theme “How the World Works”. This is the Unit of Inquiry called life-cycles in which we investigate into the natural creation and its laws, and how humans use their agreement of scientific principles. The most important matter during the unit was that children understood the central idea: All living things go through a process of change. In the first part of the unit, students learned about the life cycles of different living things. The key concepts taught in this UOI were form and change. The children saw that everything has features or characteristics that can be observed, identified, described and categorized, and that everything is always in a state of change. Change happens to everything and everyone.

In the second part they explored the connections and differences between life cycles. This part was closely connected with the key concept of connection, the understanding that the universe is a collection of systems made of individual parts that work with and affect each other. Children were extremely curious to learn about the diverse phases of life-cycles. They learned to appreciate the wonder and beauty of the world and its people. In turns, they developed respect for others and the world around them. The learners got extremely excited as they shared their knowledge during the summative assessment.

They recreated a life cycle of an animal or plant that the class had studied. Students chose which plant or animal’s life cycle they wished to create. They did their best when they presented their task. It was a well done job, Kiddos! You are knowledgeable learners!

The 3rd graders also enjoyed playing the knocking game as they learned and explored additions and subtractions.

Yes, it was so fun! Kids respond to learning when engaged and challenged, and when they enjoy their tasks.

They continued doing class discussions about what they have explored. The discussions have helped mold many changes in mathematics fun and learning, and the feedbacks from the kids were amazing:

Dicko 3M, I love the game because even though I struggle in math, I feel like I’m just as smart as everyone else. I can learn more when we play.

Ranzha 3M, I would enjoy practicing my math more if it we could play these games all the time. (Arman Stiadi)

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