Week 15: Nov 25-29

Greetings 5C Community,

In UOI this week, we’ve been busy constructing migration monologues based on the narrative story planner. During Monday’s Toolbox session, we were treated to four migration stories from members of our teaching community here at UNIS. Ms Barbara from the Middle School talked to us about the history of migration in Cyprus; Mr Ole told us the story of his great grandmother who lived as Jew in Denmark during the Second World War; Ms Nguyen told us about her experience moving from the Vietnamese countryside to Hanoi, and how this example of urban migration changed her life entirely; and Ms Linh shared her experience of moving from Hanoi to Russia as a young child and how she was forced to move around the country following her father’s postings. Next week we will put the finishing touches on the monologues, before rehearsing and preparing for the Migration Museum on December 11.

In literacy this week, students met in their book club groups to discuss character development and identify examples of emotive language. Based on the modeling of professional writers, students attempted to include emotive “show, don’t tell” language into their own narratives and monologues.

In math, we reflecting on the division skills we’ve acquired over the past couple of weeks. Students put together a ‘how to’ video detailing the steps involved when completing a division problem with an area model. 

As part of our social/emotional learning, students worked with the counselor to discuss the issue of “consent.”

Save the Dates
Wednesday 11th December – Migration Museum
Thursday December 12 – Winter Service Fair (5 – 7pm)
Friday 13th December – Last day of school before Winter Break

Dinner Time Talk
What are you reading for Book Club?
Introduce us to your migration character
Can you show me how to solve division problems using an open area model?

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