SLLR

Student-Led Learning Reviews (SLLRs)
SLLRs will be hosted on Friday, April 27 (Prep to Grade 5). The purpose of the SLLR is to fully engage the student in his or her own learning. As the name implies, it is a student-focused event that enables and supports the voice of each child as a unique learner.

Please check your school email address for information on how to make appointments. Students are to wear school uniform and only come to school at the scheduled appointment time.

Monday, April 16, 8am – Wednesday, April 18, 8am: Parents with more than one child have priority to accept and confirm invitations from Homeroom Teachers.

Wednesday, April 18, 8am – Friday, April 20, 4pm: All other parents accept and confirm invitations from Homeroom Teachers.

Book Swap Thursday and Suess Character Dress Down Friday

Yippee! The Book Swap for grades 3-6 will be Thursday, March 22nd, before school in the 12th floor cafeteria! Students can bring in books to swap one-for-one. How easy is that?!? If they don’t have any books to exchange, they can pay $10 for a used book. Kids can also use their leftover Flower Fair tokens at a rate of 2 tokens for 1 book. So many easy, affordable ways to get “new-to-you” books! So please come to the 12th floor cafeteria before school on Thurday for the Grade 3-6 Book Swap!

Optional “Dress as your favorite Suess Character” on Friday March 23
To support and promote the upcoming Lower School musical, we will have an optional “Dress as your favorite Suess Character” day on Friday March 23. Please note this is not a DDD, so it is normal dress for students and staff unless they choose to come as a Suess character. Also note that the FFF this Friday is not the usual format of student performances; instead it will be a “Suessical Sneak-Peek” with performances from the cast.

WWPT: Class Presentation

To keep up to date, here are the resources we are using during our Inquiries into different Historical Time periods. This week students also stated to explore scientific discoveries that changed the world throughout these time.

A strong link to this has been the related math topics of Time and Geometry:Position. We are moving onto pattern and function now (Algebra)

WWAPT Overview

Here is the link to our new Unit Overview for Where we are in Place and Time. The students are starting to look at the different periods and history with the aim to find out about the key scientific discoveries of the time and the impact on the world

Students have already started their Book Club selections. They have chosen a book from Historical Fiction and are creating timelines/sequences for the main events, character, word inquiries and innovations/inventions.

 

Here is a link to the Book Club lists and student’s plans for reading and examples of the books they are enjoying.

 

Here is a video Vivian Fung made about the Fashion Show. Thank you to all students and parents for all your hard work and support of this fun and innovative learning engagement. It was so wonderful to see your collaboration, confidence and creativity.  LINK

Screenagers Movie

There will be a screening of this timely and informative documentary for  Grades 5-9, followed by a 30 minute panel discussion on April 12th (and Parents too tbc)

“AN AWARD-WINNING FILM THAT PROBES INTO THE VULNERABLE CORNERS OF FAMILY LIFE AND DEPICTS MESSY STRUGGLES OVER SOCIAL MEDIA, VIDEO GAMES AND ACADEMICS. THE FILM OFFERS SOLUTIONS ON HOW WE CAN HELP OUR KIDS NAVIGATE THE DIGITAL WORLD.”

Here is the link if you are interested in knowing more.

 

Home Learning

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5D Home learning: Here is a summary of the things we talked about on Wednesday afternoon before you went home.
Everything is Due on Tuesday 27th February. Please organise your time sensibly.
Email any time if you need clarification- although I’ll be in meetings each day until lunch , I’ll have time in the afternoon work in our classroom and respond.
Numeracy:
  • Mathletics -Fraction/ Ratio
  • Khan Academy February 28th Goal is 70%
Personal Inquiry:
 
  • Please complete your personal Inquiry and share in an appropriate way. Class suggestions were google presentation, hand written poster, film, infographic etc…
  • Link to useful online resources:
    The WWA Symbaloo page has been updated.  G5WWA Personal Well Being
Literacy:
    • Share oral poetry on Flipgrid (Poetry: WWA Flip Code: 39ef93)
    • . The rubrics I will use for assessment are below…

Writing Prompt
  • Complete your Yes talent writing. We will use this to write up a blog post to reflect on the design thinking process for project. We will take photos of your final piece when you get back to school.
Book Club
  • Please make sure you have finished our book
  • Write a book review for your book to share at final sharing time.

Yes talent tickets & letter to parents

Cdnis Artist in Residence welcomes

YES Talent

30th Jan 2018

 

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO… THE GRADE 5 WEARABLE ART FASHION SHOW FOR A CAUSE!!

 

DATE: FRIDAY 9TH FEB

TIME: 1PM

WHERE: LLAC LOBBY

 

We are excited to invite you to the Grade 5 WEARABLE ART FASHION SHOW FOR A CAUSE as a part of their 4 week Artist in Residence program.

 

The fabulous Hong Kong based group of Fashion & Architecture graduates from HKU, PolyU and Chinese U called, YES Talent, have been working with our Grade 5 students as a part of their Unit of Inquiry, Who We Are: “Throughout life people experience change for different reasons”.

 

Students have been coming weekly to the new 12th floor innovation lab to work collaboratively in simulated Design Teams and create wearable art forms using mixed media – recyclables, up-cycled fabrics and wearable technology.

Our chosen charity is KIDS4KIDS www.kids4kids.org.hk a local charity that helps inspire kids to take action in their local community. We aim to raise funds for this wonderful cause, making meaningful local and global connections. We are asking for $50 donation at the door with the tickets below. And additional tickets can be obtained at the level 9 reception office.

 

Thank you and we look forward to a very exciting show and hope to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms Aly Trezise,

The Grade 5 Team

Yes Talent

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     One Ticket with $50 donation to Kids4Kids  at the door                       One Ticket with $50 donation to Kids4Kids  at the door   

                                    Grade 5 Wearable Art Fashion Show for a Cause                                                          Grade 5 Wearable Art Fashion Show for a Cause