Week 17: Dec 9-13

Dear 5C Community,

The week before break was full of excitement for the holidays and exhaustion from all of the end-of-semester assessments.

Of course, the highlight of the week was the migration museum. Students displayed their communication skills, as they impersonated migrants with clear voices, facial expressions and body language. They demonstrated their research and thinking skills through reflections.

In math, students demonstrated their ability to solve authentic problems using estimation, multiplication and division. The also showed their ability to communicate using the claim, evidence and reasoning approach. Below is an exemplary example of their work. When we return in the new year we will begin to focus on fractions and geometry. 

In literacy, students completed their book club novels and wrote their own narratives, which will be teacher assessed. Book club groups were given new books to complete over the break. When we return, students will discuss the possible social messages in their books.

Despite all the work, students still found time to celebrate their learning. First, the G5 took action to perform holiday carols on their instruments for the entire elementary school. They read for pleasure, played chess and organized a variety of group games during our indoor recess.

Happy holidays!
Nathan

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