A wet but inspiring week of work together in 5D.
Ask your child what these photos have to do with math!
Continuing our self-exploration of our identities, students learned that there are parts of our identity that can’t be seen, but can be inferred. We will look more at perspective and complete a project assessment to determine how much we have learned about the topic of identity so far.
Literacy was focused on exploring poetry through reading and writing. Poetry proved to be a challenging yet interesting lens to view identity through and I was able to learn more about your children.
In Math, we continued exploring the work of Jo Boaler. The problem of four 4s helped to solidify this for the class. We recognised we need to remember some key ideas when working in math:
Believe in yourself
Math is visual
It’s ok to make mistakes (in fact it is good for your brain)
There is no such thing as a math person.
Math is not about speed.
Teamwork is important.
All this was done as we worked to navigate our own timetables and plan for our own learning styles. The students balanced a week of math, literacy, and unit of inquiry experiences over five days. They reflected on their own time management, sought clarification when needed and navigated good work habits. We hope to continue to allow the students choice in the coming weeks.
Enjoy your long weekend!
5D and 1D Buddies
This Thursday was the first time we met our new buddies. Students spent time getting to know each other and our likes and dislikes. We made connections to cultures and established buddies that we will work within the coming weeks. 5D and 1D will be meeting with our buddies regularly to develop and support our school values of community, learning, and responsibility.
Back to School Night
You should have received an email from our ES Principal, Megan Brazil with important information about our Back to School night. There are two sessions you can attend, either 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm. We can meet to go over the year ahead and answer any questions about the G5 program. Specialist teachers are available to meet from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Save the Date
Monday 3rd September – Vietnam National Day celebration – NO SCHOOL!
Tuesday 4th September – ASAs and Youth Sports Begin- Please inform the transport department regarding arrangements for your child if they go by bus.
Thursday 6th September – Back to School Night – 6pm
Tuesday 11th September – Parent Community Morning with Head of School – 8am
Wednesday 26th – 28th September – G5 Excursion (Camp)
Thursday 27th September – EAL Coffee Morning for new families (Returning families are more than welcome to attend)
Monday 1st October – ES Parent – Teacher Conferences (No School or ASAs for ES)
Monday 8th – 12th October – Autumn Break
Dinner Time Talk
How is identity similar to an iceberg or a nesting doll?
What game did you play this week during the G5 community time?
What were the highlights and challenges of setting and following your own schedule this week? What would you do differently?
“Identity is something that
You are constantly earning.
It is not just who you are.
It is a process that you must be active in.
It’s not just parroting your parents or
the thoughts of your learned teachers.
It is now more than ever about understanding yourself
So you can become yourself”