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Savanna: Who We Are – Our Roles in Different Communities April 8-12

We begin our IB theme and unit inquiry this week. The transdisciplinary theme is Who We Are with a focus on “human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures”. The central idea is that our roles are different in different communities. Our school, our class, and our families are communities that we belong to. Who am I in each of these groups? What do I do? What are my roles and responsibilities?

“I am in SaVanna!” (With a V on the chin!)

Taping on their prior knowledge, the class was asked “what do you do in school?” Savanna: I play with my friends. I draw. I can paint in school. I make origami with my teachers. We play toys. We run in the schoolyard! There are 14 students in Savanna, and we are all friends!

We played name games and Who Is Missing with a blanket! We shared what we like – toy cars, Pokemon, Summiko-gurashi, butterflies, dogs, strawberries, ice cream and more. Our fabulous artists drew portraits of themselves and their friends in class.

Spring is in the air! The fine weather beckoned us outdoor and we went cherry blossom hunting. We went for a walk by the river. We were not disappointed and spotted the five-petal white cherry blossoms, including other flowers like daffodils and tulips too! Back in class, we made butterflies with ink smears on coffee filter paper.

We had our first pianica lesson and our first gym lesson. Savanna listened well and had lots of fun! Till next week, take care and have an excellent weekend!