The Grade 5 and 6, Sports Day Assembly will take place this Wednesday 15th May at 9.30am in the Alan Dick Forum. All parents are welcome to attend. Thank you Audrey for prompting me to include the day!
Food Drive- The ‘Awesome Action team’ are doing a food drive for people in the Hong Kong community. Please send in tinned or dried goods.
Food drive poster
Problem of the Week
1. Read this article.
2. The problem this week is to continue to Fibonacci number pattern and find the rule.
3. Write a blog post about explaining why the Fibonacci number pattern is interesting.
With rights come responsibilities, what rights to you value? What responsbilities come with those rights?
Create an infographic which shows one right and the responsibility that links to that. It can have text, images or both. (One page of A4)
By investigating the Sierpinski Triangle, the Blizzards are tuning into the new Math unit on ‘Pattern and Function’. Blizzards I have run the appetlet all day- this was the image at 2.45pm today. If you would like to run it I have included the website here.
This week at CDNIS is the ‘Festival of the Arts’. Many exciting opportunities are taking place. Students are performing, we are watching the ballet on Wednesday and taking part in improvisation workshops. This weeks homework is connected to the ‘Arts’. 5B have been asked to complete their mosiacs at home and bring to school this Friday.
Also, in connection with our unit, ‘Actions can support or deny access to rights and opportunities’ students have been asked to complete a persuasive piece (any format) – more details are in this Posters for Unicef. Please check out the unit overview on this blog. You will find it under the ‘Programme of Inquiry’, ‘Sharing the planet.’
Dear Grade 4 to 6 Parents,
On Thursday 16 May from 8pm-9pm, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is hosting a family skate at Mega Ice in Kowloon Bay. The event is free and 30 spots have been reserved for CDNIS students and their families. If your family is interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 2pm Thursday 9 May stating “Family Skate” in the subject line and how many people from your family wish to participate. If more than 30 students and their families express interest, we will put all the names in a draw and have a lucky draw for the spots. Parents will be notified by 4pm on Thursday if their child/family can attend the Family Skate. Students must find their own way to and from the event.
Unfortunately, Blizzards, I have had to go home this morning, as I am still not well. Mr Dave and Ms Manson have kidly offered to come and work with you. However, it will be up to you, to know what to do…
12.20- 1.05 Unit of Inquiry.
1. Finish of sorting out, going further and drawing conclusions.
2. Make sure your process journal is organised, pages are numbered, contents are listed.
3. Finished? Find out about our next unit by…watching this fim.
Now play this game.
Write a blog post with the title ’What I know about children’s rights?’ In your blog post answer the question in the title.
Thanks Adele for the reminder.
This week’s problem links to the unit we will be beginning next week on pattern and function. Here is the link, Taking Steps . Enjoy!
The last week and a half, the 5B students, have been preparing for the student led learning review. With guidance and structure, they have planned, organised and practiced their vital role in this process. Today, is all about the student, I am here to observe, but that is all. They have chose what they want to show you from a list we made as a group. They have collected the resources they need, organised the classroom and created a menu to share with you.
To finish the S.L.LR you have been asked to write a blog post with your child reflecting on the process. These serves two purposes:
1. You will be able to see how your child reflects, plans for writing, drafts and uses technology.
2. You can give the Grade 5 teaching team feedback to help us to improve this process for students and parents.
You have also been invited to the Grade 6 exhibition. Your child can show you the way, help you to understand this event and suggest questions that would help you to gleam a greater understanding. I strongly recommend all 5B parents take this opportunity to find out what their child will be expected to do next year.
The last two weeks in the Blizzard homework, we have been carefully planning a group inquiry. Students have been challenged to find primary sources. The expectation is that very student will have conducted one verbal interview by this coming Friday. In addition to this, they have begun to also answer their questions using secondary sources also. Homework between now and Friday is to continue working on their inquiry at home, to ensure all research is complete to the best of the groups ability by Friday.
The Blizzards have had an ‘active’ week. They have started the week, by listening to Ms Murray, our Visual Arts teacher discussing a matter she is very passionate about- ‘trash’. Ms Murray takes part in beach clean- ups on Lamma and shocked by the amount of trash that ends up on the beaches. Some of the waste can only come from Hong Kong as some of the products are only made here.
The Blizzards have been inspired by this and were particulary effected by this film. Be warned some images are very upsetting.
You see the oceans are all connected, what ends up in the sea her could end up somewhere else. How does so much trash end up in the sea here in Hong Kong?
Some Blizzards decided to take some action at school, they were told that the recycling in Hong Kong does not always get recycled. Therefore they decided to start recycling the class paper themselves. Well done Virginia, Sze Ching, Janessa, William, Tim, Alisa and Chloe for taking action!
Well done Adele for earning this week recognition for staying on task!
This weeks focus will be for communicating effectively.
Dear Parents of Grade 1 and Grade 5 students,
The Immunisation team of the Department of Health will visit the School on Monday, April 29th to provide the Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Polio Vaccine (DTaP-IPV) for grade 1 and grade 5 students.
Immunisation forms will be sent home today. Please read and fill in the form provided, either consenting or refusing the immunisation. If you are not sure, please send in your child’s immunisation record with the consent section signed and the nurses will check and verify whether your child needs the vaccine or not. If you cannot find your child’s immunisation record and would like your child to have the vaccination, please tick the box on the left side of the consent form.
The consent/refusal form, along with all previous original immuniz\sation records if you are consenting to the immunisation, should be handed in to your child’s classroom by Friday April 19th, 2013 as the government nurses will be coming in next week to check the records.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
direct line: 2240-6329