Welcome G5 Community
The Moon Festival Celebration was a highlight this week. Some of 5B missed this photo opportunity because they were on stage preparing for their big show. Thanks, Ariana, Minh Anh and Audry. You girls rocked the stage during the assembly.
This week in 5B, students have been connecting the current Key Concepts of ‘Change’, ‘Causation’ and ‘Perspective’ to the many migration stories students have been reading. Students understand that migration happens for many reasons and were able to categorize them into push and pull factors.
Next week we’ll be focusing on choosing a migration story that connects to a Push/Pull factor that interests them. Talking with your child about the reasons why you, or your ancestors, moved from one place to another will deepen their understanding and support their selections. For those students still living in the home they were born in, or haven’t experienced migration themselves, there is an opportunity to research someone famous that has had an impact on their lives or the lives of their family. For example, Ho Chi Minh (Former Prime Minister of Vietnam) fondly known by the Vietnamese as Uncle Ho.
Writing up a Storm
After various discussions with 5B about word classes and the importance of knowing how to create stories that hold the reader’s attention. 5B worked on activities and raps to help solidify their understanding of these structural elements.
Noun – I express a name, place, thing, idea or concept
Verb – I express action: jump, skip, hop
Adverb – I add interests to the verb, one way is to add < ly> to an adjective
Pronoun – I replace a noun: his, her, we, this, that
Interjection – I interrupt: Whoa!, Wow!, Stop!
Conjunction – I link phrases: but, and, or
Adjective – I modify a noun or pronoun: Sharp little claws
Preposition – I tell where and when: on, beside, up
Knowing these elements will strengthen your child’s writing, so it is important for them to practice identifying these within their daily reading.
Shout out to Reading Responses
A wonderful array of responses are coming through from most students. Some students are still to post their responses to Seesaw. I check and comment on student responses and then tally up the number of responses on a Sunday for discussion on Mondays. The requirements are to respond a minimum of 3 times a week (Monday to Sunday) to a book they are reading at home. Please support home learning by commenting on your child’s Seesaw responses.
Math heats up
Measuring distances travelled, number of migrant moves, reading graphs, gathering data and building charts and reading map scales are 5B’s math focus next week. We are going to apply student knowledge in a practical way to gather a deeper understanding of migration.
Visitors to 5B
Mitchell Zeitler, a student from G10 came to 5B today to share his presentation about ‘Basic Nutrition’. His presentation was informative and interesting for students of this age group. His manner was professional, confident and humorous. The students enjoyed asking him questions, which he answered with delight.
Ms Monica, our ES librarian popped in to talk to use about the use of visual elements authors use to tell stories. We read and looked at the techniques of author Shaun Tan from his book “The Arrival” which is wordless, yet visually detailed. A clear example of a picture is worth a thousand words.
Mr Dylan, our ES Councilor joined 5B to chat about feelings associated with new challenges or situations. With the G5 overnight excursion closing in. It has been a priority to ensure students have support leading up to this exciting, yet scary for some, event.
Grade 5 Overnight Excursion information
By now you should have received a gear list. Please ensure you label all of your child’s belongings so they can be reunited if separated. We are asking each student to bring an English book to donate to a local school that is building an English library. The following is the schedule for the three days away. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
A message from our School Nurse, Ms Susan.
All medications that are required to be taken at scheduled times during the G5 Excursion, MUST be delivered to the School Health Center prior to 8:10 am on Wednesday the 26th of September.
Written instructions from the parent must include the following:
Student’s full name
Name of medications
Times to be given
No medication from home will be administered without the above information.
Thank you, Nurse Susan,
The week that was Photo Gallery
What’s on this weekend
- When: Saturday, September 22
- Time: 9.00 – 12.00
- Location: UNIS Hanoi Canteen
- Security enhancement: All adults need to show ID upon entering campus
Save the dates:
Wednesday 26th – 28th – G5 Overnight Excursion (Camp)
Monday 1st – ES Parent – Teacher Conferences (No School or ASAs for ES)
Monday 8th – 12th – Autumn Break
Monday 29th – All Grade 5 homerooms bake sale items needed
Thursday 1st-2nd – Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day (No School or ASAs for ES)
Thursday 15th-16th – ES Open Classrooms
Friday 7th – UN day
Dinner Time Talk
- What celebration happened at school this week? (Moon Festival)
- What is the story behind the celebration – Moon Festival? (ask about the assembly)
- Tell me about some of the causes people migrate? (push/pull factors)
- What art activities did you do in homeroom this week? How were they related to your learning? (Lantern painting – moon festival) (Pie segments – migration)
- Can you teach me the math game called “six”? (you will need six dice for this game)
“Building friendships with people from dissimilar backgrounds and diverse perspectives will make you wiser and more creative”