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4R: Come and look at our learning!

Animal Attributes

Published Friday, August 19, 2011.
Last updated: Friday, August 19, 2011

Today 4R have been thinking about which attributes are associated with different kinds of animal.  They decided that elephants and horses symbolise power, freedom and travel.  Owls were considered to be wise, quiet and knowledgeable.  Large cats such as lions, tigers and cheetahs were thought to be brave, risk-takers and strong.  Others thought that dolphins and whales are more reflective thinkers.  We then looked at the IB learner attitudes and thought of animals that could represent them.  For example, some children thought cats and monkeys were curious inquirers.  Some associated good communicators with elephants and penguins.   

The next task was to decide on an animal that represented themselves and the attributes that they considered to be their personal strengths.  The class used watercolours to create a background and oil pastels to draw the animals and write on the personality traits.   





Which animals do you think are balanced, caring, knowledgeable or thinkers?

Comment By Duncan 4R 

Learning Survey
Duncan: What is learning?
Mum: Discovering Something you didn't know previously.
Catherine: Learning is about broadening your knowledge,having fun and taking risks.

Duncan: What is the most important thing about learning?
Mum: To have fun.
Catherine: To enjoy learning and to respect the people teaching you.

What did you enjoy learning about the most?
Mum: Food.
Catherine: Animals and maths :)

Duncan: what makes someone a successful learner?
Mum: someone happy, confident and an inquirer.
Catherine: Someone who cares about learning and remembers what they hav learnt.

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2011
Comment By Aryan 4R 

what is learning

learning is about having fun and getting smarter.(ansh)
learning is gaining knowledge (dad)
learning is for life (Ansh older brother)
learning is making mistakes (mom)
learning new things each day (mom)
learning doing new things (ansh)
living is how we learn(ansh)
without learning we are nothing(ansh)

what do my family like learning the best

sport,science, ICT,drama and history (ansh)
math,swimming,music,sports,science,nature and technology (dad)
geography,history and art (mom)
art,science,history,ICT,sports and swimming (me)

Published on Monday, August 29, 2011