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Hi Everyone, this is the 5E blog. This week’s writers are Takdeer, Lauren, Calvin and Elizabeth. We hope you enjoy reading!

 

In literacy, we have been writing historical narratives. We have chosen important times in history to write about. We have created characters and wrote about the event in their point of view. We also created murals. The murals are where the story takes place. We have some people in our class that have already finished drawing the murals and they look amazing! 

 

In Inquiry we have been doing our scientific discoveries, for that we had to create a two page long minum length of text, and a creation or recreation of the scientific discovery, and very soon 5C will be commingto asses our work so that means that we have to work extra hard, but so far we are doing okay, on thursday Mr. roberts gave us these sheets where we are meant to mark others scientific discovery based on how much they worked on it and etc…. But this week was really fun!!!!!!!

 

In buddies, we learned to work as a team and cooperate with each other. Our task was to build a long water tube with only a few blocks and tubes, it was very hard to connect all these parts together, we used our hands and buckets to block the leaking water and make the water go down by tilting the tubes up and down. After that, it actually worked, but the teacher gave us a bigger challenge, she told us to make the water go down without even touching the tubes. It was very hard, we had to cheat a bit by holding the blocks and tubes, after that, we got to play in the playground! It was a great learning experience!

 

In math we did a math test about translations ,algebra and patterns. We had 4 periods to finish the test, thinking deeper and understanding the questions better, The test was very open ended. This week we have also been learning more about algebra  and patterns so we can do more practice.

 

We hope you enjoy reading! Stay tuned to see next week’s blog!     

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Intro- Mystery, Guess Who… Karis!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to another blog post. This week’s writers are Sophie, Morning, Brendon, and Darren. This is the first week back from spring break and everyone is super excited (not really). In 2 weeks we have SLLRs (student led learning reviews) coming up; so parents, make sure you sign up! Anyways, let’s get into this week’s blog post…

 

Math- DL (Darren)

For math we have been learning coordinates which is when you locate a specific place. In class we have been creating our own shaped using coordinates which can be letters or numbers.We use a line graph to find which spot to mark or put the coordinates and connect the lines together to find the shape we are looking for.When using a line graph we write the alphabet or number in order, to find the y axis we put numbers on the side of the graph to know the height. We drew them out and found shapes or words. In math, we also played a game about coordinates and we had to put a marine animal in the right coordinates. We had a great time!

Inquiry- Morning

This week in inquiry we finished our presentations and we are about to start our inquiry into scientific discoveries during the time that we did on our presentations. We also had to type a document about why the creator invented the invention, how the invention was found and a whole other bunch of facts on the document, then present it to the class, for this assignment we can only work with ourselves or with 1 partner. Right now nobody is past the researching stage, but we have all decided on what invention we were going to inquiry into already. I hope the documentary’s will come along well!   

 

Literacy- Brendon

For literacy, we worked on our historical narrative writing and created our murals! The narrative writing genre was historical fiction, which meant we had to pick a specific period of time and write a story about it. The characters and the events could be made up. We had to paint our murals based on what our setting looked like. We worked really hard on them, and we got a lot done. The murals looked really good, and the writing was coming along nicely! It was really fun!

 

Coding- Sophie

This week we learnt how to make an app using the website called: http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/. Ms. Fung taught us the basics of making an app and gave us time to explore the website. Next, we got a task from Ms. Fung and it was to make an app… and the app was called Hello World. Although it sounded easy we still struggled to make the app. It’s where you click on a button and the sign “Hello World” appears. We learnt so much from this and it was such a good experience!

 

SLLR- Mystery, Guess Who… Karis!

This paragraph is going to be short, but if you want to know more; watch out for the next blog post! Anyway, so SLLRs are coming up, we are starting to prepare. If you don’t know, parents can sign up online!, 5E has been working really hard. Mr. Roberts gave us a planning sheets to help us, but most of us are finished. Well that’s all for now. Watch out for the next post for more information.

 

Screenagers- Karis & Sophie

On Thursday, we watch a movie called screenagers. If you haven’t watched it yet; it’s about teenagers that are addicted to screens. That’s probably why it’s called screenagers. This was a really important movie; the 5th graders (us) got to skip chinese. Which we all enjoyed; and middle school also came to watch this. This shows how serious this problem is. We think that the teachers wanted us to watch it because it’s a very educational “movie.” No, it does not teach us how to do math, nor writing. But what it does teach us is what harms the internet can do to us, how we can prevent getting harmed, and what impacts screens can do to us.

 

Ending- Sophie

5E really enjoyed this week! We all hope you learnt a bit more of what we were doing at school… if you want to know more, just keep on checking out our blog–we will be updating on the blog weekly 🙂 More activities are waiting for 5E… and we hope you can experience them with us!

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Spring Break Holiday

Intro: Vicky

Seussical: Karis

VR: Daniel

Inquiry: Sarah

Literacy: Vicky

Ending: Sarah

 

Welcome Back!
Today was a short week! We’re finally going on holiday! This week, we did lots of cleaning, organising and lots of working;because S.L.L.R’s are coming up! I hope parents are excited to see the amazing work we have been doing! This week’s blog writers are Victoria, Karis, Daniel and Sarah. I hope you enjoy the short, but exciting blog post!

 

After working really hard for months, the show is finally ready. This year, the topic is about an author and also a child motivator Doctor Seuss! Our actors have been really determined to perform a great show for the audience. We have combined some of the famous rhymes/songs that Doctor Seuss wrote in this musical. The show was a blast, all the tickets were sold and a lot of people enjoyed it.You gotta see it!

 

In Inquiry we’ve just started presenting our historical presentations, we have been working on the presentations for a few weeks now and we are finally presenting! Some of the topics are: Ice Age, World War 2, The Greek Empire, War of the Roses, Black Death and Roman Empire. Later on after the presentations (in one more day) we will start writing about them or other historical events that happened in the olden days, But we’ll finish that after the break!

 

We learnt about history and many other things with VR this week. For some people, it’s their first time and for others, they’ve done it few times or even a lot of times. I think we used VR because it would be more interesting looking around 360 degrees rather than writing or looking at pictures. Even though it makes us a bit dizzy but it’s worth it, we learnt a lot from this experience. We hope we could use it later again!

 

We did lots of writing this week! We first did a creative writing piece with the book “Three Years Eight Months” Many people changed it to make it so detailed, yet exciting story. We used the writing process and published it, many people loved it! Now, we are working on a creative novel! Since we did a presentation about historical ages, Mr Roberts decided to make a novel with all our research! We could choose any period of time and make a creative novel! It’s a great opportunity to show our writing and creative skills! Now, we are working on character descriptions. We first draw or print out a picture of our character in novel,Then we describe our character. After we do that, we’re going to make a mural of the period of time we’re doing it. Lots of creative painting and designing this week.  

 

That’s the end of the weekly blog post! I hope you enjoyed it! We had a great week and hope our Easter holiday rocks too! Thanks for reading!

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Historical Perspectives……Blog times

Welcome back to the 5Eggheads Blog!  

 

This week we will be talking about our experiences during Math, PA, Inquiry, Literacy and PE/Swimming too! We’ve learned so much together as a class. As the days have gone by, we have learned Algebra, Music, Survival Swimming and so much more! The blog writers this week are Audrey, Megan, Azzy, Oliver and Ashley.

 

In Math, we started learning about Algebra and continued learning about Patterns. We learned using multiple online games, Math booklets, Math sheets… Some of us thought it was harder than the rest of us. We learned using coordinates and how to use Y and X on a chart.  We were also given a math booklet that has more algebra and patterns.

 

In Inquiry, we worked on our presentations and on Monday we will present our presentations, we had to make a timeline about something that happened in history and if we wanted to we could make a slideshow, a iMovie or a play. Some examples of what people did their projects on are Ancient Egypt, The War of the Roses, Twin Holocaust, Roman empire, Trojan war, World War II, Black Death…

 

In Literacy, we learned about how a character looks at the scene/situation and what perspectives he/she has. We wrote a narrative about it, the book we read in order to do this was Three Years Eight Months. The book was about a family in Hong Kong going through The Japanese Occupation. In the narrative we could change the story and rewrite the storyline. It was very fun because it was a challenge to create a story based on only one page of the story! It gave us a lot of space and ideas to write creatively. When we wrote it was more fun than most writing pieces we normally do because it made us realise that we are much better writers than we really are, of course we still need some work but it has been quite an adventure writing this piece! The next writing piece is going to be a novel based off of the inquiries we have been doing in UOI.

 

In PA, we started our unit about body percussion and how we can use the sounds all around us to make music instead of just using traditional instruments like a guitar, violin, piano, etc. So, for the summative, we are going to make a song using everyday sounds or body language. So far, we’ve learned how to Hambone. A lot of us thought it was very difficult to Hambone, because it takes agility and fast reactions.  

 

In PE, we played and practised using a frisbee. We played Ultimate Frisbee. Mr. Wah taught us the 4 rules for throwing a frisbee. Number 1: Aim with your shoulder and feet. Number 2: Put your thumb on the top and the other fingers on the bottom and if it helps put you index finger on the side of the frisbee. Number 3: Don’t flick your wrist. Number 4: Stop your arm when it is straight and aim your arm where you want it to go. We did some contest and challenges and tried not to get stressed under a certain time limit. We had to cooperate with our team to get points.

 

During class time, we did Google Expedition. It is where you wear a VR headset and the guide chosen what you see in the topic. There are different expeditions, Black Death, Barbarian vs Roman and how animals see the world. We learned all the facts about what we were seeing in the VR headset. It was a fun experience and we will do it again on Tuesday.

 

Thank you for reading this weeks 5Eggheads blog post! Goodbye!

-Ashley, Megan, Audrey, Asrya, Oliver

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Welcome back to the 5 E blog,

PE Shiv: Hey for P.e we have been playing football this week we played with frisbees and it has been really fun and we all had good teams. Sadly it was wet on the field this week so we had to play with frisbee but that was still really fun we had a boys VS girls and Mr. Wah our P.e teacher threw the frisbee and one person from each team had to run and catch who ever caught it got a point .

 

FAUST, Wong’s Fantastical Shop of Curiosities Calum: On Tuesday an acting group called FAUST came to CDNIS and did a performance for us in the library pit. It was about a girl who needed to do a school project on something or someone who was historical but she decided to do it last minute, she was going to the library but it started raining and she went in to Wong’s Fantastical Shop of Curiosities for shelter. When she walked in the owners immediately greeted her by her name which was creepy because she said she has never been to the shop before.

Fashion show:Two weeks ago.  Tuesday we had fashion show so basically you were in a group of 5 and we had a theme to base our design around using recyclable materials, it was really hard especially with a group of 5. We at least got to pick our group which was good. Now the fashion show was really fun and it was cool to see every costume, Overall the fashion show was really fun.

 

This week:

Math: Functions and patterns, Looking at the pattern rules and functions of patterns

Literacy/Inquiry: Working on Perspective writing, Narrative writing Three Years 8 months

Inquiry: Creating timelines and researching scientific discoveries during the period of time.

Wellness time with the students. Two student volunteers lead this session for incorporating a healthy lifestyle through physical activity

Learning buddies sharing historical artefacts

Google Expeditions Introductions

House Day was full of fun today at school.

 

Next week:

Math: Algebra

Literacy: Creating our own personal Historical perspective narratives

Inquiry: Sharing our timelines and scientific discoveries/ looking at the perspectives of others during different timelines.

Learning buddies:  Innovation lab

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WWAPT Parent Overview

WWAPT Parent Overview 2017-2018

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CNY Break

On the Chinese New Year break, we got to miss an extra week because of the flu. I think that it was fun on the break because we got to spend more time at home and we got to spend some more time with our families. For me the CNY break was great! On CNY some people stayed in hong kong and and some people went to other places!

 

While we were on our Chinese new year break, Mr. Roberts had sent us an email about our home learning that we had to do. One of the things we had to do was make a minimum of 5 poems. It could be any kind of poem like a haiku, rhyme, imagery etc. and when we came back to school we had to read some of them out loud. 😀

In math we learned about patterns! Our big idea was: Every pattern involves some kind of repetition. A pattern can be represented in many ways. Each way highlights something about the pattern. Mr Roberts asked us to do a pattern hut around the classroom and the corridors, these are some of the patterns we found.

Over the break, we also finished our mini inquiries about how our body changes. That was the main idea. Many of us actually inquired more into the different systems in our body and we had to make questions related to change, from, function, causation and responsibility. Mr. Roberts would then have and rubric to mark us on how well we did the the rest of the class itself would take notes on how well the presenter did. It was really fun!

 

We are currently working on our wearable art for the fashion show next Tuesday! Many groups worked so hard for and I think it was a really fun opportunity to show our creativity!

 

We watched the CNY performance today and it was great! Lots of candy too! Hope you have a great weekend and stay tuned for the next blog post!

 

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Recently, we have been exploring more into literacy, we started doing poems. We learned the different types of poems there are as well as how they work! We made our own poems while learning how to use different types of poems such as hyperbole, rhyme, similes, alliteration etc. and we have also learned how to combine the different types of poems we learned. Here is an examples of poems that our peers did:

 

Drop

The world says believe in yourself and smile, but if I do, it only lasts a short while.

It’s not easy to see everyone succeed,

while you fail left there to bleed.

Be yourself, but if I do, people say bad things are what happens to me.

But it’s true.

When I try to be different they say I’m fake,

that’s when I collapse,

left there to break.

-Ashley

 

New York

New York is the city that never turns off lights,

They party all day and even all night,

The city that has unforgettable sights,

In New York,

The city that is always bright.

 

As quiet as some places can be,

Most places are all busy and bustle,

Something can be stopped except for a muscle,

In New York,

The city that is always set for a hustle.

 

New York is the city that has towers that scrape the sky,

When you’re in a building it’s like you can fly,

Everyone in New York wears a tie,

In New York,

The city that is like a bird soaring high.

-Megan

 

Now we are doing creative writing poems as well as inquiring into even more difficult poems and reading the poems written by famous authors. The most exciting thing we have learned is how you can find poems in famous song lyrics! This activity was especially fun for us because we get to search our favourite songs.

 

In my opinion, the blackout poetry was the most difficult task because you have to use vocabulary that wasn’t written yourself. Most of our blackout poetry didn’t rhyme. We used newspapers, books and articles to write our blackout poetry. Some of our peers have drawn on the poetry and made it more creative. Some of our peers had arrows to guide the reader. Even though it was a difficult task, we learned how to make a poem with a bunch of different words.

 

 

This week for math we learned about ratios and used online geoboards to make our own ratios and practise our scaling, as for mental math, we work in pairs to solve word problems. We learned how to use different strategies to understand deeper into all these different strategies and etc….

For ratios we have learned how to represent them from real life objects,

also we learned about proportion and how it is basically is like very similar to a fraction which is basically a ratio, Also we had a lot of big idea’s when we were learning about them and how a ratio is a little bit different to a fraction, for example, a fraction of the sandwich would be a part of a sandwich but if you were to look at a ratio it would be a 1:2 than it would be there are 2 people but there is only one sandwich!We have learned quite a lot but not enough to make this too long! Stay tuned!!!!

 

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Home learning

Dear class,

In the unlikely event of school being cancelled for the next couple days you are required to complete your home learning.
Here are a few things you need to do:
Personal Inquiries are due Wednesday February 13th 2018.
Poetry please create 5 poems minimum and share in our 5E eggheads folder named poetry. Then please peer assess 3 different people poems and give them feedback by looking at the poetry rubric.
Mathletics: Please complete your tasks for Fractions and ratios. Please share a couple concepts with your parents and be prepared for your math assessment when you return.
Reading every night and working on new vocabulary words for writing.
Finish your book club readings and assignment. Work on a book review once you have finished your book club to share orally or written with the class.
Reading Newsela articles shared for your Home Learning.
Choose two other articles of your choice to read and share with your parents.
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The Blog this week

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by the 5E eggheads blog post. This week has been very exciting! We hope you enjoy this week in review!

 

Literacy- Takdeer

 

This week in literacy, we worked on poems. We went through some of the different poetic devices, and we actually are creating our own poems! Some people are choosing to do haiku, free verse, and others are actually making songs. On Thursday, we focused on a poem called Iron Man by Brenda Williams. We analyzed the poem, and now we have to add our own twist by adding and/or deleting some lines and replacing them with our own. We have to use the poetic devices such as onomatopoeia, metaphors and alliteration. Then we will have our peers asses our poems and tick off what poetic devices we used with a checklist.

 

Buddies-Sophie

 

So on Wednesday, we had buddies. This time, we took our buddies on a tour… well around the school, that is. We looked for signs around us that help us in various ways. Our buddies identified the signs and drew it down (also helping them to improve their drawing skills). We were there to support them and make sure they were doing the right thing. Even though this practice is mostly for our buddies, we realized that there were so many signs that help us in our daily lives. It’s shocking how nobody really notices/pays attention to them. Some examples are like arrows pointing to the swimming pool, warning signs, and much more! Not only did our buddies find this activity fun and exciting––we did too! We look forward to doing more activities related to this one since it helped us and our buddies learn so much!

 

Swimming- Lauren

 

This Monday, we started swimming. Everybody is super nervous to get into the water, we sorted ourselves into different lanes according to our levels. After that, we had a swimming test to make sure we are in the right levels . We practiced different strokes, for example, breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly…… I think we all had fun, the teachers were very focused into teaching us and helping us step by step; we all learned really quickly. Although it was tiring, it was a great learning experience for all of us.    

 

UOI- Calvin

 

This week in UOI we have been working on our mini inquiries, we have to picked a topic about our unit to inquire on. First, we pick a topic to focus on for a couple of weeks. We would do research; then fill the notes in a graphic organizer.     

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