Welcome 5B Community
THE UN DAY ASSEMBLY WILL START AT 11.00 on MONDAY
- The time change is unavoidable and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the 30 minutes delayed start to our celebrations.
- The Assembly will finish by 12.00 for lunch as planned.
- Early Dismissal will remain at 13.00 and Bus Schedule will remain the same as previously communicated.
Hope the break saw you all well-rested, it’s great to see 5B faces back in class. This week we have had some deep and insightful conversations about how peaceful protests have changed our world and how there are two perspectives. Those who speak out and those who don’t.
Our Shout Out this week goes to Stella for her enthusiastic attitude towards books. She is always happy to share her knowledge about great reads with us.
This week students have been inquiring into how to develop meaning of quality and estimation and use flexibility with operations and their representations by exploring relationships and patterns.
Some of the inquiries they will embark on over the next couple of weeks are
- Estimation can be developed and used to predict and evaluate reasonableness.
- Making connections between the relationships of operations can help solve new problems.
- Representations of operations can help solve problems and can help communicate thinking.
- Using patterns and relationships of small numbers can help make sense of larger numbers.
Here is an example of a connection we looked at;
- Write any number and the number that is one more (5 and 6) and (3 and 4)
- Then multiply and find the products (3×5=15, 4×5= 20, 3×6=18, 4×6=24)
- Then find the sums of the two products diagonally (15+24=39 and 20+18=38)
- What do you notice? I noticed that the difference is 1. (39-38=1)
- Is this true for all non zero numbers
Reading – As we continue with our novel ‘Among the Hidden’ we are uncovering how governments influence the lives of the people who live and work with laws and responsibilities.
Home Reading – Students have been given the one and only text from me, to begin their home reading responses on Seesaw. They will be required to respond three times a week. Next week they will be selecting their own reading material. They should be encouraged to read a wide variety of genres and spend time reading aloud to develop vocabulary and fluency. I would encourage you to read these and respond to their posts. This gives students a legitimate reason for responding to their home reading. Congratulations to Ruby for being the first to submit a response.
Writing – Students have grasped the first part of a discussion text; titles, macro sentences and hedging statements. Ask your child to explain what these elements of discussion texts are. Next, we will look at how to add data, testimonials and modal language to strengthen the perspectives of arguments for and against.
Our governing system has been in place for 2 weeks. Yesterday, the citizens of 5B voted in a new Prime Minister and Ministers. The citizens added a Minister of Environment to our governing system to ensure we keep our classroom in order and grow our knowledge about the environment we live in. Many thanks to our previous Prime Minister and Ministers for doing such a great job setting up our governing system.
- Prime Minister – Emil
- Minister of Justice – Ethan
- Justice members – Luke and Rio
- Minister of Education – Dean (second term in office)
- Education members – Prakhar and David
- Minister of Health and Wellbeing – Klaudia
- Health and Wellbeing members – Aroma and Aiden (second term in office)
- Minister of Environment – Ruby (second term in office)
- Environment members – Stella and Miguel
UN Day Celebrations
We are looking forward to seeing all the students in their traditional dress and sharing lunch with you on Monday 21st. By now you should have received an email from our class parents to explain what is needed. A reminder that students are released early that day. Please add to the G5 Food Sign-up document
Birthday Wishes to Ethan – Thank you for the delicious cupcakes!
Save the Dates
Monday 21st October – UN Day
Monday 11th November – Professional Development Day – No School
Friday 14th December – First day of winter break – No School
The Week that Was: