Grade 2 students have started the new unit this week. The theme for our new unit is Where We Are in Place and Time, and the central idea is: The designs of buildings determine how people use them. For the tuning in activity, the students were exposed to some materials used to build the buildings. They were given “I see, I think, I wonder” visible thinking tools to express their thoughts about the exploration. They wrote down what they saw, what they thought and what they wondered about the materials given.