Greetings 5C Community,
The highlight of the week was welcoming (and giving dap) to our newest classmate, Sihyun (Alice) Song! We are just waiting on Brent to arrive from the United States in October and our class will be complete.
As our first unit on identity ended this week, we completed a variety of assessments in all subject areas. We also took the standardized MAP test for reading, math and language usage. Next week students will review the data and set goals for individual learning pathways that they will share with parents at the learning conferences on October 1.
In UOI, we concluded our investigation into our ‘identities’. Students reviewed all the work they have created about themselves to answer the question, “What do you know now that you didn’t know before about your identity?” One of the most powerful elements of their journey was the student’s ‘Where I’m From’ poems. I strongly encourage parents to ask their child to share it with them.
In math, we have begun to identify and describe factors and multiples of whole numbers and use them to solve problems. We are currently working on the locker problem, which is worth a conversation with your child. See the pictures below.
In reading, we are coming to the end of our class novel; Operation Frog Effect. While working on their reflection skills, students have experienced how a person can make changes to improve their friendships and develop life skills such as thinking of others without judgements and making a difference in their community.
In writing, students learned strategies for revising and editing their writing. On Monday, we will have a writing celebration where students share their revisions with the class.
After all the hard work this week, the students took advantage of the cooling weather to unwind after their final MAP test.
Save the Date
- Moon Festival: 24th September
- Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 1st
- October Break: October 10 – 18