Week of October 16

The Autumn Break was a needed one to reinvigorate, revisit goals, and feel refreshed to finish the first semester strong. Hope you all had a splendid break!

In math, your fifth grader continued to work on data, collecting information on her/his inquiry circle groups’ questions. They reviewed the importance and use of appropriate methods to collect data. Most inquiry circle groups sent out Google form questionnaires and surveys. The effectiveness of using this tool is that it constructs a visual representation automatically as the data is inputted. The students’ challenge was then to elaborate on the graphs, reading them concisely, clearly and thinking of a new representation. Some students are ready to interpret and evaluate the information collected.
Next, we will:
Continue to describe and interpret data
Decide methods of implication for data collected

Writing a narrative comes with a few criteria. One that your youngster focused on this week is grammatical features and how they are used to build meaning in texts. Investigating into Tense (present, past…), Number (singular, plural…), and Person (1st, 2nd, and 3rd). They were able to reread their narrative drafts and check for ways to use grammatical features to improve their written pieces. With this practice, Grade 5D students are becoming better at writing a chosen migrant’s story in the first person singular in preparation for the Living Wax Museum, a cumulative presentation for the Migration unit of inquiry.

Next, we will:
Complete first drafts of narratives using a wide range of adjectives to provide description and detail.

As we are gradually coming to the end of the Migration unit, it is time to delve a little deeper into the inquiry through the concepts. The students are gaining competency in justifying why a reason to migrate could be a push or a pull factor, identifying changes that are cultural, emotional, or physical, and finally critiquing perspectives of either the migrant or the community. Perspectives related to migration.

Next, we will:
Work on a chosen migrant’s story and use a rubric to peer- and self-assess.

Giving – The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
We are all gifted in uncountable versatile ways! Ms. Angela reminded us all of how much we have within us, interwoven in our DNA, to give to others. She read the unforgettable perception and beautifully written book, The Giving Tree. This enabled each student to think of what they are able to offer to enhance the mood of people around them.

Spirit Assembly
There was a distinct sense of our school community and identity at this morning’s APAC Super Volleyball opening ceremony.
Have a peek :

Migration Museum Extravaganza Invitation

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