Grade 5C Blog

Grade 5 Spotlight. Awesome!

What a busy week! If you were able to attend the Grade 5 Spotlight, you were probably blown away by the level of talent and cooperation required to get 125 students to coordinate this...

Managing Data

We had a short week and a lot to squeeze in. G5 has finished the MAP testing and Ms Butler has started the rehearsals for the amazing G5 Spotlight next week. Mark your calendars to...

Top Secret!

This week, we create a secret organisation in 5C. Shh..!  Members of 5C are now secret agents who go out on missions to inquire and collect data. Our organisation is using the book by...

Electricity!

Thank you to all parents for engaging in the Student Led Learning Review. While I don’t get to participate much, I get to listen to the conversations. It’s wonderful to hear the confidence and...

Happy Easter!

It’s Easter break already!!! Enjoy your well deserved break! We’ve been working very hard this past week. Students shared their learning from the Egyptian research with the class. On reflection, we found that we...

Ancient Egyptian Inquiry Process

Do you remember that the class decided to learn more about Ancient Egypt? Well, this week we took the next steps needed to really focus our inquiry on exploring the Central Idea and the lines of...

Ancient Egypt it is!

We’ve started digging into our history-focused unit this week. The class has chosen to do a whole class inquiry into the Egyptians. During the first part of this unit, we will be learning a...

History

What is history and why do we study it? These are questions we will talk about next week as we start our “Where We Are in Place and Time” unit of inquiry. Central Idea...

5C Assembly!

What a great week and what a great ending to the week! I’m proud to say that 5C pulled off an amazing show. Our goals for the show were to make it fun and...

Prototyping and Testing

G5 is in full swing designing and making things out of all kinds of materials for our  Wearable Art Fashion Show on March 15th at 1:00 pm.  Some groups are already prototyping their designs....

Best wishes for the Year of the Pig

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! I wish you all safe travels and special times with family and friends over the Chinese New Year! Hopefully, we will all come back rested from...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! And a warm welcome to the second half of the year. We have many exciting activities planned for the second term in Grade 5. This week we launched into our new...

Merry Christmas

Well, this is the last post for 2018. Can you believe how fast this school year is going? I wish it would slow down, but that isn’t about to happen. I do wish you...

Tweets about Learning

SInce my last post, we had the #CharityChallenge finals and we went to Grade 5 camp. What an action packed week we had last week! Congratulations to the HKDR (Hong Kong Dog Rescue) for...

Grade 5/6 Sports Day

Grade 5 and 6 Sports Day is on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.  Please use this link for detailed information about the day.  Greetings Parents G5-6 Sports Day 2018-19.  Below is the predicted schedule shared by the...

Pitches and Pitching Tents!

We had a great week!  The seven charity groups presented their pitches to the class and they were really good. I was very impressed by their emotive language, use of facts and details to...

Pitching

This week has been all about learning about persuasive speeches and writing our charity pitches for the #CharityChallenge. We all have a draft that we are happy with, but I’m sure there will be...

Getting ready for #Charity Challenge

This week had a large language focus as we worked through the writing process to complete our persuasive letter and started looking at examples of the language used in a pitch. If you remember,...

Happy Halloween!

And it’s Halloween again! What a fun day of celebration! Never think that there isn’t any learning happening on Halloween. Since the students organise their party, there are many opportunities to build leadership skills,...

Asbury Field Trip

Asbury 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. These families all live in subdivided homes...

HWOO Project Launch

This week we launched our big project that will be the focus of our next unit, How We Organise Ourselves.  In this next unit we will be exploring this big idea (Central Idea) and...

Camp Registration Processes

APA (Asia Pacific Adventures), our camp provider for Grade 5, will have a session explaining the camp goals, activities and safety procedures on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 8:00 AM.  You can see their presentation linked...

Grade 5 Camp

Grade 5 Parents and students. Camp is coming very soon and we have a parent information session on Thurs. Oct. 25 at 8:00 AM.  Parents wanting more information about camp can attend the session....

Pancake and Pajama Day!

This Friday is one of the biggest days in the Lower School – Pancake & Pajama Day!!! It’s a CDNIS tradition to put Lit Blitz to bed with this fun and yummy day! It’s...

Collaborative Learning

We have been becoming more aware of circumstances around the world like human slavery and poverty, and now it is time for students to do some guided research so they can learn how to...

MAP assessments

Dear Grades 3-6 Parents, Between 3-12 October, your children will take the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). MAP assessments determine a child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from...

Numbers and Mental Math

Well, what a week! I hope we all survived the typhoon with as little damage as possible. Lamma Island, where I live, was hit pretty hard. We are still shoveling sand and cleaning up...

Social/Emotional health with Ms Lora

Social/Emotional health with Ms Lora

As you may know, the theme Who We Are will now be a year-long unit. As part of this unit, G5 will be working with Ms Lora Lee, the guidance counsellor, will be supporting...

Analysing Circumstances

It’s been a busy two weeks in Grade 5. We are still working on setting up our classroom and its systems. It is process, and a valuable learning experience.  We change ideas, like our...

Building a Community

I’m really enjoying our 5C community. We are quickly developing a group of caring and supportive group members. Check out the twitter feed on the blog to see pictures of some of the learning...

Annual MacBook Parent Password Change

Annual MacBook Parent Password Change

Annual MacBook Parent Password Change On 31 August, the school will push out new parent administrator passwords for student MacBooks in Grades 4, 5 and 6. All students will continue to have standard account...

The Brain and learning

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

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 and Learning Leader. I look forward to connecting with...

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