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Greenhouse gas emmissions

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Claim Support Question

1. Make a claim about the topic

2. Identify support for your claim

3. Ask a question related to your claim


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See Think Wonder

1. What do you see?

2. What do you think is going on?

3. What does it make you wonder?

Wild animals in captivity

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Read the information below about animal behaviour

animal behaviour info

Maths Problem Solving Sites

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Check out these Web sites for problem-solving activities:

Word Problems for Kids:
DuPage Children’s Museum:
RHL School:
Problem of the Week:
Education Place:
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics:
About Mathematics:

Opinions- for and against keeping animals in zoos

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The plight of animals held captive in Zoos

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Read this!

Are zoos good or bad for animals?

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Click on the link below to read about Zoo pros (the good things) and cons (the bad things)!


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jar frog


Pro – Con – Neutral

1. Why would people be in favour of this?

2. Why would people be against it?

3. What would be a neutral position?

What Makes You Say That?

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What Makes You Say That?

1. What’s going on?

2. What do you see that makes you say that?

Fun with Prepositions!

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I thought it was a really cool idea to get students to do a drawing activity, with me dictating a set on instructions to them. Of course, the instructions contained a lot of different prepositions.

“Prepositions are used before nouns to give additional information in a sentence. Usually, prepositions are used to show where something is located or when something happened.”

This is the list of instructions (prepositions in bold):

  • Open a blank page in your notebook.
  • Draw a medium sized square in the middle of the page.
  • Draw a rectangle inside the square with its shorter side touching the bottom of the square in the middle.
  • Draw two small squares inside the bigger square at the same level on the either side of the rectangle.
  • Draw a triangle on top of the square.
  • On top of the triangle draw a small flag.
  • Draw two trees beside the big square.
  • Draw a swing inbetween two branches.
  • Draw three steps below and touching the big square.
  • Under the trees draw a small pond with fish swimming.
  • Draw a few birds above the flag.
  • Draw a few mangoes hanging from the trees.
  • Draw a fence around the big trees.
  • Draw mangoes lying on the ground.
  • Draw the sun over the birds

After a bit more practice and exposure to prepositions, finally, students were asked to write down as many prepositions that they remember and now know of.

Have a look at our class ‘wordle’ for this list of words. The larger words were the most common/popular for our class!

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