Home Learning for this Week
Item 1) Book club chapters and worksheet (Due Weds)
Item 2) Fractions booklet pg. 1&2 (Due Fri)
Item 3) Blog Photo Journal (Due Fri)
For this blog post: Minecraft Final Reflection
Now that we are wrapping up our Minecraft Community project it’s time to reflect on our work and evaluate the effectiveness of our individual groups. Your blog post should include:
- Screenshots or a ‘fly through’ video of your Minecraft community
- A reflection on how you progressed as a group. In which areas did you improve? (cooperation, resolving conflict, group decision making etc.)
- An evaluation of your overall effectiveness as a group. Did you achieve your goals? Why/why not.
Portfolios should be returned to school this week. My Time research can always be continued at home – this week is a good time to make any changes to your proposal and make sure that plans are realistic and achievable.
This week in 5C, students presented their Organization Posters to their classmates and explained the structure, operations and impact of their chosen team, charity or company. Students put a lot of effort into researching and putting together their presentations and did a great job of keeping their audience enthusiastic and engaged. As we begin to wrap up our current UoI, students will be reflecting on their own group work skills during the Minecraft city activity and posting to their blogs.
In math, we have been focusing on multiple strategies for comparing fractions. Next week, students will demonstrate their knowledge of these strategies and will help to teach others through an explanatory video, poster, performance etc. Students are encouraged to continue practicing their multiplication and division facts at home as we move into mixed numbers and improper fractions.
Today was CDNIS’s first Care Fair. More than 30 NGO’s and charity organizations in Hong Kong came to speak with students about ways to take action and help their community. Each year, school houses (Orca, Raven, Bears, Mountain Lion) choose to support two charities, with the money raised from dress down days going towards these organizations.