Grade 5C Blog

Four more days

Can you believe it?  Four more days of school. How time flies. Our class party was a lot of fun, especially the water fight. The weather cooperated and we were all nicely soaked by...

We are PASSIONATE learners

Today was the exciting conclusion to our Passion Projects. We were able to share our passions with four different classes as well as parents. Passions included works of art, designs and prototypes, creations of...

MacBooks Coming Home

Dear Parents, Summer is almost here! All students will be bringing their laptops home for the long vacation. If your child is not returning to CDNIS, please make sure that the laptop is brought to...

Shining in the Spotlight

What a nice way to finish off the week –the 5C Spotlight. Thank you to all the parents that came to celebrate and support the creativity and improvisation that took place in performing arts...

How do we organise ourselves to help people?

We had a jammed back week this week! The highlight was definitely our trip to Asbury Methodist Social Service Centre in Tsuen Wan. Students learned about the services this NGO provides for the community...

Asbury Methodist Social Services Field Trip

Asbury Methodist Social Services Field Trip

Asbury Methodist Social Services Field Trip Grade 5 has an exciting trip planned to visit Asbury Methodist Social Services. Asbury works with 300+ families in different capacities. We will be specifically visiting their sheltered...

Patterns, patterns everywhere!

Many thanks to parents for the positive and enthusiastic interest in today’s SLLR. I was impressed by the level of engagement and questioning during the conference as well as the critical feedback given at...

Student-Led Learning Reviews

It’s good to be back to school after a restful and enjoyable break. It was another short week, but we made the best of it. We are preparing for the SLLR on Friday, March...

Angles and Catapults

Despite a short week and many students missing Friday, we accomplished a fair amount in class. We were reviewing/learning what an angle is, how to describe it and estimate it, and also how to...

Rights Denied — Action taken

We had anther busy week with some interesting learning engagements. We had Room to Read give a talk to the Grade 5 about the actions they are taking to provide access to the right...

Lots of Designing Going On!

It’s been a busy week of designing! We have created our prototypes for the Chain Reaction Electrical Contraption. They aren’t perfect but we learned a lot about forces, motions, simple machines, and electricity while...

Ideating and ideating!

It was a fun week in 5C. We have finally started to work on our Chain Reaction Electrical Contraption. We completed the Empathy and Define stages of the #designthinking model early in the week....

Designing and Creating

Thank you to all the parents that supported the 5C assembly. The students did an amazing job of delivering a message about how people can learn through experimentation. All the groups experimented with language...

Electrons Flowing

We’ve had a busy week as we prepare for our assembly and continue to develop our understanding of the How The World Works unit. Our assembly will be next Friday at 1:40 and parent...

Thinking and Learning like a Scientist

This week we inquired into how scientists think and learn. We looked at the Scientific Inquiry process often used by scientists and a resource from Harvard Graduate School of Education. The project carried out...

Learning Through Experimentation

Welcome back to the new year of the Rooster. We wasted no time picking up our learning from where we left off.  The highlights of the week were creating works of art with the...

Gong Xi Fa Chai!

Gong Xi Fa Chai! I wish all a wonderful Chinese New Year as this is the last post before the holiday! We will see each other again in the Year of the Rooster. What...

So, 3/4 = 12/16. Prove it!

Fraction Inquiry We have been working on some of the basics for fractions this week: comparing fractions, making equivalent fractions, converting fractions to decimal and percent. Why? I have noticed that while many students...

Progress Reports + Portfolios

Happy New Year! How time flies! As we mark the halfway point of the school year, students will be receiving their Progress Report and parents will have time to review the Online Student Portfolio...

Packed Full of Learning

The Christmas season is always a busy time, but does it seem busier this year? As I reflect on all that happened in 5C this week, my head starts spinning. There were such a...

How do we learn about the past?

How do we learn about the past? If we hear different accounts of the past, how do we form an accurate picture of the past? These kinds of questions and more are what we...

A Successful Grade 5 Camp

Amazing camp!  Despite some rain the first day, he had fabulous sunny weather on Day 2 and 3. The students were real troopers and so positive and enthusiastic even during the rain. I was...

Inquiries into Change

We had an engaging week preparing our presentations for the mini-inquiries we have been working on. Students have been inquiring into different types of changes people experience in life. We finished off the week...

BOX of HOPE

Earlier this year, 5C decided that they would like to take part in the action that Box of Hope does every year at Christmas.  See this Box of Hope Slideshow for general information about...

What a Special Week!

Another busy week at CDNIS and in 5C. Jane Goodall visited our school today, which was terrific. I didn’t get to see the ceremony, as I left the school early for a conference in...

How and why DO people change?

Halloween was sure a fun day!  I hope you had a chance to check my Twitter account #Rminor2o. For a much more extensive list of pictures, you can always follow #cdnisls and #cdnishk on...

Camp: Online Enrolment Form

To provide Asia Pacific Adventure (APA), the Grade 5 camp provider, with the information they need to look after your children at camp, parents MUST complete a enrolment form that includes questions that will...

Interesting!

It’s been great to have a full week of school! 5C has been getting into and enjoying our body science discussions. The new knowledge is very interesting! Next week, we will have some more...

G5 Camp Parent Information Session

Since Grade 5 camp is only one month away (November 23-25th), our camp provider for the Grade 5, Asia Pacific Adventure, will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30pm in the school library....

S.M.A.R.T Goals

Learning to make SMART goals is an important part of metacognition: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time Bound. This week, students did some reflection about their strengths and areas that need improvement and then they...

Personal Digital User Profile

Firstly, thank you to all the parents that were able to come to the Curriculum Night on Tuesday. I hope you went away with a good sense of how we have organised our learning...

The Search for Parent Volunteers!

Yes, parents, your ten year old kids need your help still!   They might now acknowledge it, but they do.  I recognise the powerful impact parents can have on education. Your presence at school...

Risks and Opportunities of Digital Users

I hope everyone enjoyed the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend. Luckily, we missed that Typhoon! This past short week, we have discussed the opportunities and risks of using digital tools. Students are well aware of...

Book Club of Learning

What a jammed packed week it has been! We continue to setup routines for learning in the class. Two new routines were added to develop literacy skills: Book Club and Learning Centres. In Book...

Questions, Question Everywhere!

Loving 5C –their thinking and positive attitude. Ideas and questions are flying around the room and we are continuing to develop our skills as visual note-takers and reflectors. Our community is really bonding as...

The Chimps are Champs

I would like to introduce the 5C Chimps!  We had a fantastic week working on our classroom environment. Our Community Building group started leading the morning meetings, and as one class member said, they...

Update -August 19

We had a great first week of school in Grade 5C! There were a lot of opportunities to get to know each other and build an effective community of learners. We also had some of...

Welcome to Grade 5C

Welcome to Grade 5 and welcome to 5C!  My name is Robert Minor and it is my great privilege to be a Grade 5 teacher. I look forward to connecting with the new 5C...

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