Home learning – less is more 24/365

Disclaimer – I totally stole my home learning template from @sherrattsam and Chad I highly recommend their blog Time Space Education

Rather than give the children preset tasks my English and a unit of Inquiry home learning consists of a simple provocation and a blank sheet of paper. From there the children are expected to research and show how their thinking has changed around the idea.

Megan has set out her learning in a spiral shape we noticed in the nature by numbers video I showed in class that showcased the Fibonacci sequence and Golden ratio. She has shown some mathematical concepts and applied them to art.

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Jessica has researched from many different sources. She has identified patterns and lines of symmetry in objects she has seen in her environment.

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Maya is showing different opinions.

She explored different patterns in nature by going outside and taking pictures she shows a shift in thinking.

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Saleena is using tessellations and patterns she sees in real life in her drawings.

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The children are clearly showing their thinking and research. They are developing their creativity and communicating through art. None if responses look the same and each brings a slightly different perspective and different academic disciplines to the provocation.

Which is the sign of a strong provocation – if home learning comes back looking the same from each child you’ve given the kids a recipe not deep thought.

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