Greetings 5D Community,
To celebrate SDG week at UNIS, the students of Grade Five have spent their UOI time compiling an SDG Action book. Students were separated into small groups, before heading off to research one of the SDGs and collect examples of action. Stay tuned as we hope to have the book ready for publication in the coming weeks.
In math this week, 5D have been inquiring into place value by taking a close look at the base ten model, and visualising how to multiply numbers by tens, hundreds, thousands and beyond. Next week we will continue our examination of multiplication by exploring how to utilise the area model for multiplication and division problems.
In literacy on Monday, we finished reading Macbeth and had a fantastic discussion around the theme of power. Students were then able to reflect on how Macbeth is connected to our current central idea ‘Power comes with responsibility.’ Our current reading skill is summarising, so students spent two periods reading discussion texts, highlighting key words and then summarising the information into their own words. In writing, we took another look at the discussion scaffold with Ms Aga, students came up with topics for their discussion piece, and we began planning.
UN Day Celebrations
You should have received an email from Nick & Yuki, our class parents explaining everything you’ll need for UN Day. I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone in their traditional dress, before sharing a delicious lunch together. Please be reminded that dismissal is at 1pm for students on Monday.
Save the Dates
Monday 21st October – UN Day Assembly, starting at 11:00
Monday 11th November – Teacher Professional Development Day: No School
Friday 14th December – Last day of school before Winter Break (3 weeks)
Dinner time chat
What happened to Macbeth at the end of the play?
Who are the main characters your new read aloud The Bridge Home?
What is the base ten system?
Finally, here is a great NY Times article that helps to articulate my feelings about home reading.