Arctic Exploration

Teacher: Hailey               Date: 1/10/15


L-You arrived quite late today and your friends were busy exploring and investigating with ice on the deck. L you seemed excited by the prospect of ice and water play. L you eagerly found an apron and asked me to put it on for you. I encouraged you to have a go by yourself first. This was not the answer you were looking for and I could see it frustrated you. After considering your options for a minute you then began to put the apron on by yourself, well done and then began to explore with your friends.

L you filled the big red bucket with ice and water and you were exploring the feel of the ice as you ran your fingers over the ice in the water.   L as you filled your bucket with water higher and higher you realised that the ice floated on top of the water. L this seemed to ignite your curiosity in objects that float and sink as this lead you to begin exploring floating and sinking with the boats. L you put the boat on the water and observed what happened, you exclaimed to me “it floats!” Then slowly you began to pour water onto the boat checking at irregular intervals whether the boat was under or on top of the water. When the boat was underneath the water you shouted “it sunk, it sunk.” L I really enjoyed observing your learning and seeing your excitement as you set your own goals in your investigation.


What is L Learning?

Basic math concepts of measurement

Setting his own goals and achieving his own challenges set.

Basic science concepts like melting, hot and cold.

Pathways and Possibilities

To offer L a variety of objects and have L predict whether they float or sink. Then let him explore the learning and see the outcome of his challenge

To work on L’s confidence on what he can do.

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