On May 10th, our Grade 1 students hosted a Celebration of Learning in our auditorium. Students brought 3D posters and books to present their recent projects and learning outcomes to their parents.
Over the last month, the Grade 1’s have been working on animal projects…and they loved it! They each chose an animal they were interested in learning more about. Then, students read books to find more information on : what the animals look like(appearance), where they live (habitat), what they eat(diet), and how they live(reproduction). After researching them, they made small models of their animal with materials they chose themselves, and then created 3D posters with all the new things they had learned. The model and the 3D posters were then presented to teachers, classmates and parents!
Some students chose animals they are familiar with, such as frogs, cats, dogs and butterflies. While others chose to research animals they have never seen, such as kangaroos, lizards and zebras. The CIS project-based learning process allows students to learn new vocabulary about animals, practice English expression, gain scientific knowledge, and exercise their practical and research abilities. In addition to introducing their own projects, they also shared the projects of their classmates to parents.
The math learning demonstration is more intuitive. Our Grade 1 teachers prepared an addition and subtraction exercise board for each student to complete on site. In the CIS Grade 1 math curriculum, students not only learn how to calculate, but also to understand the meaning and be able to use different ways to solve one problem, and help their partners.
Apart from science and math, our students also showed parents their hand-crafted butterflies. It was a busy and informative afternoon about learning!
Thank you Grade 1 teachers for putting together this amazing showcase. Special thanks goes out to our art teacher Mr. Lee for inspiring us to showcase these projects in an artistic way. We look forward to more celebrations to come!