This week, Ms Holm and I reviewed open-ended questions and closed questions with the students. We discussed interview skills and modeled an interview for the class. We also reviewed jot-note skills. The students interviewed a partner about a move they have experienced and recorded their findings using jot-notes. On Friday, we had some special guest speakers from Christian Action who discussed the challenges that asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong face. The children had another opportunity to practice their note-taking skills.
I’m looking for 7 or 8 parents who have experienced a move and are willing to be interviewed by small groups of students (3 or 4 students in a group). The move can be anything from a home move, school move or international move. If you are available on Wednesday, December 7 from 1:00pm – 2:20pm, please contact me.
In writing, we will continue to write Narratives and focus on developing the plot within their stories, as well as editing and revising for increased audience awareness. This important skill tunes the student in on what people appreciate when reading a ‘good book’ including rich details, absorbing and gripping dialogue, and smooth transitions through the narrative structure. As your child reads books, encourage them to notice and discuss these writing traits I’ve listed above.
Students who have completed the seven challenges can select one of two, final SketchUp challenges to assess their skills.
Last week, we had our final assessment on measuring perimeter and area. This week, we will continue to look at data collection and graphing of data, which will continue over the next two weeks.
Some topics we will cover include
- Venn Diagrams
- Creating a question for a survey and collect and organize data
- Interpreting and creating pictographs
- Using a variety of graphs
- Interpreting displays of data and discuss them using math language