Communication Unit

April 16th, 2015

Unit Summary
We all have a variety of ways to convey meaning. Students will inquire into how signs and symbols facilitate communication. Students will learn how ideas are represented and how forms of communication differ across languages and culture.
Essential Questions
-What is symbolism?
-How are ideas represented differently across languages and cultures?
-How can we communicate successfully in different contexts?
Vocabulary
Semiotic systems
Communication
Linguistic – Written, oral
Visual – Still and moving images
Auditory – Music, sound effects
Gestural – Facial expression and body language
Spatial – organization, layout
signs
symbols
Questions to ask at home
Where do we notice signs, symbols, logos? What do they mean?
Why do they look the way they do? Does color play a part in the design? Why/how?
Are they different in different cultures? Why? Why not?
How do we use facial or body language? What differences do we see in body language between cultures?

Below are photos from our grade level rotations as we experienced snippets of different types of communication

Buddies

March 6th, 2015

We visited our buddies this week to help them with non-fiction text and fact finding.
Our buddies read a non-fiction book to us which they had found in the CMC. After that together we choose a fact we found interesting from the book. With help from the Golden Tigers the kindergarten buddies wrote the fact on a sheet of paper. Together we then wrote a title and added a picture with labels.
Check out the photos below!

Field Trip – MERALCO

February 24th, 2015

Our field trip to MERALCO went very well. Great fun and an amazing educational experience. Check out our photos below!

Sportsday 2015

February 15th, 2015

Wonderful photos from sporstday. What a great event with sportsmanship and fun being top of our classes agenda!!!