An Interview with Aryan by An
Hi Aryan, How are you?
So how was your week in 5MS
Was there anything special that happened this week in English?
-Yes we started Literature Circles in reading. We are reading The Breadwinner. Lit. Circles is jobs where you read a book and do your job roles like Connector and Discussion Leader. You then share your job role with your group.
From what I heard there was also a special guest who came in.
-Yeah, Miss Gail.
Is she a special author or something?
– I have never read her books so I don’t really know. She explained how to get ideas for a story. She also showed us how to use a plot diagram to make sure we developed our story and she said to not sell your ending.
After that time with her, what do you think youwill improve in your writing skills?
-I will make interesting stories.
When I heard the words interesting stories from you, I think about your UOI about Migration. There is really some interesting stories in there. Can you tell me some?
-In music we learned about the slave trade from when people were taken from Africa to other countries like America. The Africans had secret places where they played Jazz and Blues.
What else have we learned in UOI this week?
-We learned about the PYP words (Key Concepts) and how they relate to migration. We also learned how to do an interview, like this.
So tell me how do you have a good interview?
-You ask follow up questions. So if you have a question you go beyond it with the next question, looking for more information.
How about in Math, what have you done this week?
– We have been learning how we can do division problems using different strategies. We have had some extension challenging questions while other kids are working in help groups on what they want help in.
Well thank you, that was a great interview, Aryan. Bye
Math: Next week students will begin a new unit on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. The school will be holding a Math coffee morning in which you are welcome to come observe part of a math lesson. The date and time for this is Thursday, December 5th more details will be in this weeks Tin Tuc.
UOI: Students will rotate through all four grade 5 classes and hear a different story about a particular immigrant. They will practice interview skills and synthesizing information. The “Living Museum” will be explained to the kids and they should start thinking about who of their family members they would like to interview. For more information on this please refer to the Grade 5 general blog.
Literacy/English: Students are learning about each job role for Literature Circles and will continue to practice those next week. They will also be writing a narrative story. They will have writing homework for this next week.