Dear 5B Community,
It was a pleasure to meet with you at the Parent-Teacher conferences on Tuesday, to share your child’s successes, next steps and gain a deeper understanding of who they are, and what your goals are, for your child.
The feedback received from you was that your child enjoyed their time during trip week. As a G5 teacher, I can share that all the G5 teachers expressed, at one time or another, how impressed they were with the attitudes and caring nature of this year’s students. They were a fantastic bunch to work with and the G5 team look forward to many more opportunities to work together.
5B have been fine-tuning their narrative building skills as they begin to work on developing their migration narrative, which is part of their Migration UOI assessment. The general outline for this is for students to write a narrative using either a fictional character with a historically correct migration journey or investigate a family member or famous person’s migration journey. From there, students will be asked to present their migration narrative during a ‘Migration Museum’ event, to be held late in October. Details to come regarding this event.
Reading groups are well underway, with the main focus on developing reading skills and exposing students to a number of strategies, to gather and make meaning of information.
5B have been working with 5A developing their understanding of reading, speaking and writing numbers into the millions. The simple game used has uncovered some interesting observations, such as students struggling to explain what ‘Tenths’ are or concepts of ‘How much larger’ or ‘smaller’ a number is. 5B and 5A will continue to work together for the next few days to ensure a solid foundation of number and place value knowledge and understanding.
5B continues with our class novel, “Long Walk to Water” and shorter migration stories as models to support the writing of their own narratives. 5B continues to map these migration journeys on their world maps, giving them a greater geographical understanding of the world.
Reflections and Student Blogs
5B have spent time this week reflecting and connecting their experiences during trip week to them personally. They have continued to add to their identity snapshots and have begun to blog their experiences. I have enjoyed reading their thoughts and reflections. Ask your child to share these if they haven’t already.
5B Class Parent
Huge thank you to Sarah Garner for stepping up to be 5B’s class parent. Sarah and I will make a plan to develop a closer relationship between school and home and get back to each of you. So keep an eye out for her emails.
There is no school next week. We look forward to seeing you return on Monday, October 16.
The Week that Was