We’ve come back after the break to a flexible schedule where students have more group time and agency to select specialists based on their Exhibition projects. In working towards our presentation deadlines, students are writing songs, making models, creating games in PE, baking, building, creating and owning their learning.
As homeroom teachers we have been supporting the students to form pathways linked to their passions and to highlight their knowledge and understanding. We, like you, are just as excited to see where their creativity takes the groups.
With only nine PYPX days left, all groups are working on finalising research, working on making an interactive and dynamic presentation space and solidifying action.
We invite you to come and watch the students at work next Wednesday, as they continue this process. The children will be in their PYPX groups and coordinating classrooms all day, so check with your child to ensure you know their location on the day. Please note there are no student-led conferences for grade 5 this Wednesday and an email from Megan Brazil has been sent to confirm this arrangement.
In Math we finalised our investigation on chance and data, recognising that chances can be written as fractions. Try the Beanboozled challenge at home, if you dare! We have moved into exploring division and the many ways it can be represented. Try solving a division question at home. Come up with as many possible ways as you can to show your thinking.
In Literacy we are completing Literature Circles and writing responses. We will combine the two and write a response to the book we have read. A response is a combination of retelling and judgement.
Read Below for Some Messages from Our Community:
We are one of the Grade 5 PYP Exhibition groups called ‘Plastic Ocean’s’. We are screening a documentary called, ‘A Plastic Ocean’, directed by Craig Leeson and Produced by Jo Ruxton and Adam Leipzig.
A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particles that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.
Plastic pollution isn’t new. But awareness of just how catastrophic it is for the environment has grown in recent years – especially its impact on the oceans. It may be second only to global warming as a threat to the health of the seas.
Here in Vietnam, we’ve seen very little action. And that’s despite the fact that Vietnam has been identified as one of five countries responsible for more than 60% of the world’s plastic pollution.
We want to invite you to attend the screening at UNIS, on the 17th of April, at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to learn and explore ways you can make a difference. A ticket costs 50,000 VND, Feel free to watch this short video to show you why you should attend this screening.
The ticket proceeds will go towards covering the costs of the screening fee, advertising and 100% of the remainder will go towards the ‘Plastic Pollution Coalition’, which is a project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, organized and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #94-2889684), located at: 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704.
With many thanks from us, a group of 10 & 11 year olds trying to make a difference.
Olivia, Lily, Rei and Amara
The Plastics Oceans Group
G5 UNIS Students
Book Drive All You Need to Know!
Book Drive: Monday April 9 – Friday April 27
– Friday 4 May (9.00 – 15.00 reserved for students only)
– Saturday 5 May (open to wider community)
WHAT is being collected?
Books only. No games, no toys. Any age group, any language.
What to do?
Please place 3 labeled baskets in a convenient place inside your classroom
Assist students to put books into the appropriate labeled basket:
Children books in English;
Young adult/adult books in English;
Foreign language, all ages (write name of language inside the book cover)
Check to make sure there are NO HOME READERS or LIBRARY BOOKS in the basket
Keep a tally of the number of books collected each week by updating on this electronic tally sheet
Pickup Dates & Times
Baskets will be emptied every Friday at 3.30pm during the Book Drive (April 13, 20 and 27)
Remember to ensure the electronic tally is completed BEFORE 3.30pm on Friday
For extra pick-ups, please send an email to email@example.com
Where does all the money go?
The funds raised at the SCO Used Book Sale will be used to empower a variety of literacy projects created and led by UNIS Hanoi students within the Service Learning Programme!