Summarizing skills: Students have worked on fairy tales. They chose a fairy tale and designed a concept map on the story (using popplet). It included characters (heroes and villains), setting, problem, resolution and the three parts of the story.
Logical and creative thinking: Students worked on analysing and sequencing in the guided reading sessions. Althroughout the projects they compared different versions of the same stories, and they stated hypothesis in the project about plants.
Communicative skills: 3rd blue worked on the mystery hangout and the two forms worked on a mini science fair in which they exposed their knowledge about plants.
Reflective thinking: at the end of each lesson we made students reflect upon their behaviour and attitude of that day. and we sometimes at the end of the class went over the objective and the content or tasks that we worked on and students made comments or reflect upon the day.
Bringing the world into the classroom: Students worked on the Brazil World Cup 2014 and they used netbooks to search for info about the countries involved.
Collaborating with other teachers: we worked on a bilingual project: Helping plants grow well. together with Spanish teachers we covered all the 3rd form curricular contents on this issue. Students did different experiments in both shifts and they brought the knowledge they acquired in the Spanish lessons.