Week 18: Dec 11-15

Energy Shark Tank, Fractions, Information Reports, Holidays – What do all these have in common? They are all on our minds!

Fifth graders have worked really hard this quarter discovering how we use our understanding of scientific principles to impact our world. On Tuesday, we had a glimpse of how well students were developing an understanding, when groups of students who investigated into best energy sources for Europe presented their findings at our ‘Shark Tank’ event. There is no doubt that all other groups are looking forward to pitching their stance to a panel of judges, the Sharks, tomorrow morning.

Think about your home country and/or Vietnam, what energy source would you choose?

Students try to convince the audience that their chosen energy option is the “best.”

We continue to engage in understanding fractions. This was done through games both online and with a partner and showcasing our knowledge in an assessment task. It is interesting to see the many tools students use to help them showcase their fraction knowledge. Be on the lookout for fractions during our Winter Break and engage with your child about what the fractions represent.

Students take a fraction assessment. Every once in awhile, we make students work independently 🙂

We worked as both readers and writers this week as we presented and assessed information reports on energy sources.  It is amazing to see how our knowledge has grown but also how we are more clearly able to structure our understandings into an information report.

The holidays are here! A time to spend quality family and friend time, reinvigorate, reflect, and relax. Have a safe and restful break. We will see you in 2018.

Just for fun, we watched drank hot chocolate and watched a holiday movie with our Grade 1 buddy class.

Happy New Year!

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