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Sharing learning!

Welcome back from the Spring break. We wasted no time jumping back into our historical inquires as we continued with Stage 2 of the inquiry. In case you don’t remember, in Stage 2 we...

History and Science

5C students are very excited at the moment preparing creative presentations to share their learning about a period of time. ‘Presenting’ is an important part of learning as it gives an authentic purpose to...

Big Fashion Success!

We had an exciting week. The Wearable Art Fashion Show was a big success thanks to the creative thinking and collaborative skills of the Grade 5s and the support from Yes Talent! and Ms...

Looking back in time….

Welcome back from the break and best wishes for the Year of the Dog! We have quickly jumped back into our learning, starting a new unit of inquiry and a new math unit. Our...

Ratios and healthy eating

This week has been a full on week. It started with learning a bit about the brain, how it works and how neuroscientists have learned that the brain actually grows in response to the...

Experiential Learning

We had a full on week!  With the class field trip, sports day, a Chinese studies field trip, and spotlight, students had a lot of activity and chances to learn in different ways. Thank...

Thinking Approaches and Big Ideas

This week we spent much of the week learning more about ourselves. We had another lesson with Ms Williams on Body Science. We also worked together to learn about the skeletal system. We used...

Happy Holidays!

We’ve been busy in Grade 5 learning a whole bunch of new things. With the Charity Project, we have been learning how to organise a group to work together effectively, design things to specifications,...

What a week!  We seem to be juggling a lot of things, but we are learning soooo much. We spent the week really structuring and setting up our own organisations to meet the Twopresents...

We are designers!

This week we have spent a lot of time on our current projects: Charity Project and Buddy Project. I explained a little about the Charity Project in the last blog post, so please go...

Exciting Learning Projects!

I apologise that it has been two weeks since my last post. I was absent from school last Friday and had a whole-day PD opportunity on Monday. CDNIS was lucky to have Marian Small...

Learning from Halloween

Well another Halloween has come and gone. 5C had a great party planned by some of the students in the class. We learned a lot by having this opportunity, but also from reflecting on...

What a jammed packed week!

It was an exciting week! We had a guest speaker, went on a field trip, experienced a refugee simulation and started working on our personal/group inquiry. Our guest speaker, Mr Still, helped give us...

Camp Champions!

It seems like awhile since I have written a post. With 3-Way Learning Conversations, Mid-term Break and Camp, there haven’t been many Fridays for posting. Luckily, we have many full weeks of school ahead...

Camp Information Slideshow

Hey, if you missed the Parent Information session, you can download a pdf of the slideshow.  You will find most of the information you might need on there. Camp Presentation_CDNIS-G5-1017

Assembly Slam!

Apologies for not posting on Friday as normal. I headed off to a conference in Shenzhen for the weekend, so i had no time to post before leaving. I’m learning a lot at the...

Expressing Ideas!

We have been following the Design Thinking Model to plan how we will express an idea that we think the community needs to hear. We started by trying to EMPATHISE with the various needs...

A week of endings

We had a week of endings. We completed our Abstract Triangle Art and it will be shared next week on Portfolios and in the hallway. During this art project, we consolidated our learning related...

More about Angles

We have been looking at angles this week; more specifically, we are looking at how to measure and draw angles. For all students, it was their first time using a new measuring tool: a...

Getting to know our Community

We had another great week in 5C. We are getting deeper into the ideas of community and how people and the parts of communities interact.  Communities are quite complicated actually, but we are learning...

Love This Learning Community!

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. What a wonderful...

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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