Brainy Learning Lizards

To understand how we learn best and how to better prepare ourselves for learning, we have been studying the brain.

First, we watched a great video that explains how our brain works. You can watch it here:

We talked about the different facts in the video. Then, we made brain caps that showed which parts of the brain controlled different things on our body. For example, our sense of sight is controlled by the occipital lobe at the rear of the brain!

brain caps

Our Home Learning Task this week is to create a fact sheet showing 10 facts about the brain. We have to make them as interesting as possible. Did you know that the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa?

What is your favourite fact about the brain? What did you learn from the Learning Brain video that you did not know before?

FISH Philosophy

During the week, we had a class discussion about this video:

The Fish Philosophy started in a market place in Boston. It is used as guidelines to do whatever work you have to do but in a better mind frame. There are 4 guiding values of the Fish Philosophy. They are;

  • Choose Your Attitude
  • Be There
  • Play
  • Make Their Day

We discussed what we thought each of these values mean and how we can apply them at school.

Choose Your Attitude means that your mood is a choice and however you approach something can make it better or worse. Be There means to participate – you have to go to school so you may as well join in with what’s happening. Play means to have a little fun while doing your job. Make Their Day means to make other people feel special while you go about your business because it will make you feel good too.

We completed some pages in our Inquiry books identifying each value and a small explanation of what they each mean.

fish philosophy

How could you use the Fish Philosophy in your work place? How could you use it at home? Do you have any values that you live by? Please share!