Short week. Fast week. A little more than 4 weeks remaining. It is quite shocking that this year has flown by as quickly as it did. But it’s been a fun ride
Please take note of the following:
6C students are collecting for a Food drive. There is a collection box in the classroom.
Please remember that the Upper School Transition Evening will be held on May 28. Students are not to attend this evening. They will have their separate transition day on May 22.
Our next Lower School DDD will be on May 24.
Charity Supported: Shelter Box
Theme: To be confirmed
(You may create your own super-hero if you wish.)
Shelter Box provides “emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters.” For more information about Shelter Box, visit their web site.
Missed the Sports Day Assembly? You can find some pictures here.
We had some fun finalizing our probability and chance gameboards this week. The quick clip below can show you that! We started discussing patterns and algebra and will get into it more thoroughly next week.
I leave you today with another great video by Sir Ken Robinson on how to escape education’s death valley. He so encapsulates what we as a school are trying to achieve, to step away from traditional, outmoded models of pedagogy.
Another fantastic week done and dusted as we enter the final stretch towards summer break. This week we celebrated our annual Lower School Festival of the Arts. The HK Ballet performed for us on Wednesday and it was fantastic! On Thursday, 6C had the opportunity to share their musical talent during their Spotlight. I heard several compliments from teachers, students and parents. Simply put: they were awesome. Again, I find myself in awe and filled with pride with this group of amazing children.
This week also saw us kicking off our final unit, Sharing the Planet, in which we are investigating the central idea “The use of power has consequences that affect relationships and access to opportunities.” We conducted an interesting experiment on Monday using power relationships. Be sure to ask you child about it. Ask them what color was their sticker!
In Math, students continued revising their understandings of probability and chance and they finalized their project, introduced by Ms. Manson last week.
Looking for the creative ways 6C students presented their responses to the Math problem of the week? Check them out here.
Please refer to a message to all Grade 6 parents in the Lower School section of the Flash about our end-of-year Celebration here. Action is required on your part.
Wednesday 15 May: Sports Day Assembly, 9:30-10:10 in the Alan Dick Forum
Friday 17 May: Public and School holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!
Grade 6C Spotlight
Champs of the Week
Max: Amazing percussion skills during the 6C Spotlight! Max has also shown tremendous commitment in developing his “Chance and Probability Gameboard. I look forward to playing your game Max!
Nicholas: An amazing solo of Rolling in the Deep during the 6C Spotlight! Truly amazing and I wish I had the skills to pull off something like that.
I leave you today with an inspiring teacher video, “Every Kid Needs a Champion”
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