Amanda-Monday 3rd Jan MASTER
Created on April 15, 2022
Welcome to our first day at the bina School. We are SO excited to have you here. I can’t wait to get to know you and to teach you wonderful things.
Monday 3rd January 2022
My name is _________________
My favourite colour is ________
and I love playing ___________
See you at session 2
Who am I?
Growth Mindset Intro
What does it mean to GROW?
- growing means to change, to get bigger, and to get better
What sorts of things grow? (Ask students and hover over images)
plants and animals
even our brain grows in size and what it can do!
our bodies grow bigger and stronger
Today we will focus on growing something really special - the things we do!
e.g. our reading skills, our spelling, how to play sports, how to sing and dance - all these can grow!
Growth Mindset Intro
When we are talking about a GROWTH MINDSET
- it means believing in the power of yourself and your brain!
- a growth mindset helps us understand that we get smarter and stronger when we try new challenges, learn new ways to solve problems
- it helps us understand that we get better at something if we keep practicing
What are some things that a growth mindset can help us get better at? (hover over images)
(also allow students to suggest something other than the examples)
Pick a Mini-Skill!
We will pick out a mini-skill that we don't know how to do yet from the list and practise it all week! At the end of the week we will share our progress.
- Writing a mini-story
- Learning a new dance move
- Singing a song
- Making a meal with a parent
- Learning to draw something new
- Counting to 100 by 5's
- Learning to spell a new word
Let’s Get Moving
What do I look like?
How do I dress?
See you at session 3
Where am I?
Making a map
Africa is the second largest continent and home to the longest river (Nile) and largest desert (Sahara) in the world.
The equator passes through the middle of Africa, so it receives direct sunlight throughout the year. The world's hottest country, Ethiopia, is found in this continent. 95% of the world's diamonds and over 50% of its gold comes from Africa along with 66% of our favorite export--chocolate!
Asia is the largest continent, covering one-third of earth’s surface. It also has the highest population; half of the world population lives here, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of the two most populous countries, China & India. It is the birth place of many religions including Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.
The worlds biggest cave can be found in Asia: Hang Son Doong (Mountain River Cave) in Vietnam.
It is believed that Europe was originally named after ‘Europa’, a Phoenician Princess from Greek Mythology. The piano and guitar were both invented in Europe.
Europe is home to the world's smallest country: Vatican City. Most of the countries of Europe use the same currency, the Euro.
The Andes Mountains in South America form the Second Highest Mountain System on earth next to the Himalayas. Mt. Aconcagua is the Highest Peak (7,021 m) of The Andes Mountain system.
The highest waterfall can be found in South America, Angel Falls. South America is home to the largest river by water volume, the Amazon River. The name Amazon comes from Native American name for the river Amazunu meaning “Big Wave.”
Both of the world’s highest volcanoes are found in South America – Mt. Chimborazo and Mt.Cotopaxi. The world’s highest lake and the largest in South America, Lake Titicaca, is also located in South America. It can be found at a height of over 3800 meters.
Up until 1840, the Antarctic was called Terra Australis Incognita (meaning the unknown southern land). Antarctica is approximately 14.2 million square kilometers in summer. During the winter months it nearly doubles in size due to the large amount of sea ice that forms along its periphery.
Antarctica contains nearly 75% of the ice on earth, with some of its ice estimated to be as much as 4 km thick! The continent also contains about 70% of the world’s fresh water. The coldest natural temperature ever recorded on earth was in Antarctica: –89.2°C (–129°F).
Oceania is also the smallest continent in the world, covering only 3 million square miles. That’s tiny compared to Asia’s 17.2 million square miles. Australia, it's largest country, is home to the Great Barrier Reef and less famously, a fence that is as long as the drive from Seattle to Miami.
At 16,024 feet (4,884 meters), Puncak Jaya on the island of New Guinea is the tallest mountain in Oceania, making it one of Earth’s Seven Summits. It is also the tallest island mountain in the world, and interestingly, it is also the highest point between the Himalayas and the Andes.
North America was named after the explorer Americo Vespucci. It's the only continent that has every kind of climate – Tropical, Dry, Continental, Moderate, and Polar. There are a total of five time zones in North America.
Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes, is the largest fresh water lake in the world. It is located on the border between the United States and Canada. North America has the highest average income per person as compared to any other continent and average food intake per person is also greater than that of any other continents.
See you at session 4
What is your biome?
This year you are going to all be explorers and you are going to explore all the Biomes.
Say thank you in Japanese!
We've learned to say bye in so many languages, now we are going to learn how to say thank you!