Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Grade 5 Science Fair

On Friday, December 4th, students showed off their understanding of how the world works by hosting a science fair. Students formulated a testable question and designed an experiment to test their hypothesis. Student questions focused on the changing states of matter and how these changes impact society.

Here is a short video of some students explaining their work.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Tokyo Gas Museum and 3-Way Learning Conferences

On Wednesday, November 18, students went to the Tokyo Gas Museum for an exciting afternoon of experiments and demonstrations.

View photos from the day here.

Students across the grade are busy preparing for 3-Way Learning Conferences taking place next Monday.  Students have been reviewing their work and refining their goals for the upcoming months. During conferences, students will discuss where they are at in their learning and consider possible next steps.

What would you like to hear during 3-Way Learning Conferences?

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The sounds of a music classroom

What does a typical music classroom sound like?
Here's a quick audio tour of the 5A students preparing for Carol Night. In addition to learning a Christmas song in Tagalog to connect with our sister school in Naga City, Philippines, the girls are learning how to sing 'Silent Night' in the many languages represented in the classroom. Are YOU ready to sing with the Grade 5 girls?

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Poetry for Peace One Day @ the MC

Working hard

Ready to share

The finished results

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Peace & Conflict

Grade 5 News and Update

Grade 5 students are finishing up their unit on Peace and Conflict and ready to move onto an inquiry into matter.  Specifically, students will be investigating how society takes advantage of the properties of matter.  This will be a hands on unit with a lot of investigations into reversible and irreversible changes.

In addition, student will begin a new unit on the relationship between addition and subtraction and the relationship between multiplication and division.  Students will explore various mental methods of computation as well as multiple paper and pencil algorithms.  Rather than simply getting the right answer, student will look to explain how and why different methods work.

Festival of Nations

Thank you to everyone for a successful Festival of Nations. We had a wonderful time! Grade 5 gave a fantastic performance. The girls had fun running their Milking the Cow booth and earning 800 tickets from participates. Thank you for managing the other booths in the festival. I understand some missed out on watching their daughter's performance and booths. Please view the videos and photos below.

Photos and Videos of Festival of Nations and Grade 5A's Conflict and Resolution Presentations

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Grade 5A News

The First Grade 5A News

To all Grade 5A Parents,

Thank you for coming to Peace One Day event and/or Parents' Day. I am sorry if I did not have the opportunity to speak with each of you. However, I look forward to the chance to meet with each of you. I hope the presentation during Parents' Day was informative. If you still have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me and I will reply as soon as possible.

As stated before, in our Grade 5 Blogger site, we will be posting news, photos, or videos of our students activities in the classroom, school, and future field trips.


Google Classroom App - 

Students and myself will be using the Google Classroom App as another source of regular communication for the remainder of the school. Each student will receive an announcement or assignment posted on the wall. Also, students will be required as another homework assignment to reply to reflection forums by posting a comment. Please ensure that your child has access to their Google account to complete Google Classroom assignments. 

Festival of Nations -

Festival of Nations is coming fast! The event is scheduled this Saturday from 10AM - 4PM. 

Reminder!  Students are to wear their House assigned T-shirts for the event. 

Each grade 5 student signed up a time slot for an hour to help managed their grade level booth. Therefore, each student is expected to be on time for their booth duty. 

Please encourage your daughter to practice her song and dance mashup routine, Happy/Shake It Off. The song and schedule for their stage performance is posted in her Google Classroom App. 

Current Objectives

Unit of Inquiry

  • Central Idea -   Reaching a resolution during periods or moments of conflict is influenced by the actions and reactions of all involved.
  • Lines of Inquiry -   Causes of conflicts (local and global),  strategies to resolve conflicts,  and consequences of actions during conflict
  • Students first focused on conflicts and resolutions of self and school (local). At this time, we are now focusing on global conflicts, by researching historical global conflict events. 

Writing Workshop
  • 6+1 Writing Traits
    • Ideas and contents
    • Organisation
    • Word Choice
  • Proofreading paragraphs
Book Club (Reading)
  • 7 Keys of Comprehension (Students use sticky notes to use their comprehension strategy within their reading)
    • Monitor for Meaning
    • Questioning (also making predictions)
  • Read, write, compare, and order whole numbers and decimals up to millions or beyond
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
  • Multiply and divide any whole number from 1 to 10,000 and explain the effect
  • Find factors of two-digit numbers
  • Recognize prime numbers up to 20 and find all prime numbers less than 100

Photos of Peace One Day 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Parent's Day 2015

Welcome to Parent's Day 2015

Students have been busy the last few days preparing for the Peace One Day activities.
Students created activities to bring the school community together, raise awareness, and celebrate International Peace Day.  Following this, students will begin to analyse global conflicts- some of the causes and strategies used to resolve these conflicts.

Here are some photos from Peace One Day 2015.  Enjoy.