Another fun filled week in 5D! This week, students have brought home outlines for the expectations for their narratives, and we have continued to work on our historical fiction narratives. Lots of planning, revising and positive feedback has taken place, and the narratives are starting to take shape. We will continue with the narratives next week, and begin to transform the narratives into digital stories. In our unit of inquiry on Where we are in place and time, we have also started our personal inquiries, and students have worked really hard at developing their own central ideas tied to our grade central idea. Next week, we will work on gathering research to help answer some guiding questions related to our central ideas, and work on creating a presentation to share all of our hard work with the class. In math, we have solidified our knowledge of fractions, and used it to relate to decimals. We have also been really busy creating artifacts for our Grade 5 Dig Day.
Today, we went to the beach, and were archeologists excavating artifacts and bringing them back to examine. It was an awesome day! Students worked really well with their groups, and excavated the artifacts that the whole grade created. Next week, we will be restoring and interpreting the artifacts we have found and making predictions to the use, age and origin. We will then conduct a gallery walk with all of the grade 5’s, and discover the actual information regarding our artifacts.
Reminders for Next Week:
Friday April 30th- Student Led Learning Reviews
- It is not a regular school day. Students will come to school during their assigned time.
- Students have planned the process with their teachers and on the day of the student led learning review, the students will guide their parents through a journey of their learning and development.
- Teachers are involved in the preparation and planning, though not in the actual SLLR. Specialist subject areas will be integrated into the SLLR.
- Siblings will not be permitted to join the SLLRs. There will be responsible student leaders at a set location to mind small children while they participate in the SLLRs. Parents should consider leaving very young siblings at home.
Next Monday, the Grades 5-6’s have been invited to watch Faust Theatre in Education’s production of Oliver Twist. It will take place in the LLAC between 9:45-10:45. Parents are welcome to attend this performance. Below is a brief synopsis of the show.
Faust’s TIE version of Oliver Twist incorporates narration, dialogue, music, movement and audience participation to create the exciting world of nineteenth century London, in a production that inspires students .
After Oliver asks the nasty Mr Bumble for ‘more’, he has to flee the horrible workhouse and try to fend for himself. Soon he meets the Artful Dodger and then Fagin and his gang. When things go wrong Oliver narrowly misses arrest and finds himself in the care of Mr Brownlow – but not for long if Fagin and mean Bill Sikes have their way.
Be captivated by the wonderful story of a young orphan boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London in this charming production of Charles Dickens’ classic novel.