Mapping Our School Learning About Our Community

Learning About Community

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1. Tour

1.1. Meet People

1.1.1. Who? Principal Vice Principal Secretaries Student Support Aboriginal Educator Elder Educational Assistants Custodian Strong Start

1.2. Explore Environment

1.2.1. Ask Question to Help them Become Aware of their Environment Length of time to walk to places Comparing spaces :size, colour Include their use of 5 senses. As explore with Sound of the Piazza Function of space How can we learn about our school? AB Partner talk. Chart record responses/ type up with word and projector/ and video record. Video record could help to capture any pivitol moments.

2. Possible Goals

2.1. 1. Witness respect between staff members.

2.2. 2. Participate in the daily lives of others.

2.3. 3. Come together in peer groups to connect in experience.

2.3.1. *This is a perfect time now that i have read, attended conference descriptions, and schools. It will serve as a model or temple for a first try that I can adapt from there.

2.4. 4. Feel apart of the greater community and ease their transition into kindergarten.

3. Explore Experience through Map Making

3.1. 1. After 1 month of tours, exploring, questioning and interviewing, Gather as a group to summarize what they found.

3.2. 2. In groups of four the children map and illustrate the school. This is not formal instruction about map making. Draw with markers and then colour with chalk pastels. What is the dialogue that takes place while this is happening?

3.2.1. Fosters: communication , debate, and collaboration skills. Deliberate and listen.

3.2.2. add to other's ideas proposed. Realities and experiences jump off the page. Stories - eg gold coin

3.2.3. engage in dialogue

3.2.4. work as a community of learners

3.2.5. negotiate

4. Process

4.1. 1. Lead the children in exploring the environment as a class. Help them gain awareness of their surroundings by asking questions: "What are we passing to get to the...", "W,hat colour is the fence beside us?", "Is it far to the principals' offices?"

4.1.1. Opening Conversation Questions:

4.1.2. Walking tour

4.1.3. Clipboard and drawing materials. What theories are in their drawings; place? people?

4.1.4. ipads

4.1.5. Interviews

4.1.6. Meet with educators to examine possible theories.

4.1.7. Meet with parents to examine theories and add.

4.2. 2. Have children sit together as a class and brainstorm. Talk about people and place to include in the map.

4.2.1. Examine any observations and questions from tours and select what is most interesting to further explore.

4.2.2. Relaunch with iPads to capture what is important to document

4.3. 3. Model effective ways to work together. Guide the children in making group decisions about where to draw items and demonstrate respectful ways to interact.

4.3.1. Use materials and Loose Parts to create representations. Draw representations as a group?

4.4. 4. Encourage children to share observation with the entire class. Ask them to describe what they see in the maps. What questions do they have for each other?