Oh Parents, I cannot believe this is my final Friday update! This year has absolutely flown. Amazingly, we all survived! 🙂
This has been a very busy week and the Battlers have had a fantastic week. They wrote their Summative Exam on Wednesday and success was found by ALL. I am so very proud of my students for their studying and hard work throughout this unit. We’ve tied up most of the loose ends for UOI and Math and everything else. We’ve worked with area and volume this week and have finished up the human body systems and puberty. We’ve also done some reflecting on the year and done work with portfolios.
The portfolios will be sent home on Tuesday at the end of the day, along with the Progress Reports.
MacBooks go home today! The Battlers are super excited about that! Have them be good to their computers, and find balance this summer 🙂
Beach Day is Monday, June 14th. Please make sure the students come to school with: backpack, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, bathing suit, towel, extra change of clothes, and whatever food you’ve signed up to share. We will plan to leave at 9:20am, and will make the “rain call” prior to that. Fingers crossed for no rain!!
Lots more to see in this week’s edition of The Flash.
Have a fantastic weekend and a fabulous summer! Be sure to say hello next year!
Miss K 🙂
I can hardly believe it’s June already!
It’s been a(nother) fantastic week in 5B! We started off the week with the campaign speeches for the Lower School Student Council. There were many articulate and persuasive candidates, which made the voting difficult. Congratulations to all of the LSSC members for next year!
We are fully in the midst of our unit “Who We Are”. Learning all about the systems in the human body and puberty has been excellent, and a lot of work has gone into our work. We have been having mini quizzes each day to help test our knowledge of what we have learned so far. This week, we also learned some effective study tips (See Post below). It would be great for parents to get involved and to help the students study this weekend, as part of some time spent together.
This week was the Grade 6 PYP Exhibition in the LLAC. What a fantastic event! I was thoroughly impressed by the Grade 6 students and the depth of understanding they showed through their personal inquiries. They were engaged with the process from start to finish, and the passion they have for their topics really came out when we spoke to them. It was really beneficial for our students to see the exhibition, as it will be what they do next year. Some of the Battlers are already talking about what they’d like to inquire into. I know that when they get to it next year, they will do a fantastic job!
For other important info and dates, please check out this week’s edition of The Flash.
Thanks to all parents who have signed up (through the GoogleDoc) to help with Beach Day on June 14th. It looks as though we are getting enough supplies to go through with the BBQ and picnic. If you haven’t signed up and still want to, PLEASE DO! As I tell my class, it’s always better to have more than not enough!
Heads up: Next Friday, June 11, 2010 will be a class clean out day. The MacBooks will go home, so please remember to send a case with your child. We’ll also be cleaning out desks and lockers. Please send some extra plastic bags so that supplies can be taken home easily.
The Portfolio and Progress Report will go home on Tuesday, June 15th.
Whew! The end of the year is quickly approaching!
Have a great weekend!
Miss K 🙂
What an amazing day we’ve had at school today!
To celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8th 2010) we had a couple presentations today concerning taking care of our oceans.
After recess we went to the L.L.A.C. to see another presentation organized by CISPA’s very own Naci Lobo and EcoVision Asia. They brought Canadian Rob Stewart, a film maker, oceanographer and passionate shark-lover to debut his incredible movie SHARKWATER to us, his very first Asian audience. After the show, Rob told us stories about his 5 years making this documentary, how he faced life-threatening challenges and political road-blocks, and he shared with us his enthusiastic spirit and dedication to the plight of sharks in today’s shark-fin market. What a masterpiece!
Date: Wednesday June 9th, 2010
Where: LLAC Theatre
Our Session 2 ECA students are hitting the stage to close out the year! Please come join us in an afternoon of dance, music, drama, gymnastics, martial art and literature. Students from Grade Prep to 6 will be on stage to show you what they have been doing all session long. Everyone is welcome to come watch the show. See you there!!! (Please do not hesitate to contact Quan McGough at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information).
Ms. Quan McGough
ECA Coordinator – Athletics Dept.
Office: 852 2525 7088 Ext. 302
The students in Grade 5 are busily preparing for their summative assessment for the current unit, Who We Are. The students will be given a test on Wednesday June 9 on all that we’ve done with this unit. We have learned about the different systems of the human body, and talked about changes that take place in the human body during puberty. The test will be cumulative, meaning that it will include ALL of what we’ve done in this unit.
Today in class, we talked specifially about studying: how do we study, where is the best place, what do we study, etc. I thought it’d be helpful for you to know what we learned about studying, so that you could help your child at home.
As a student, from Junior School through to University, you will study!! It is important to set routines and study habits now so that you will be a successful student. There are many ways to study and it’s essential that you choose the style that works for you.
Below are some ways that you can learn to be an effective studier.
• Take responsibility for you!
Recognize that in order to succeed you need to make decisions about your priorities, your time, and your resources
• Remember what’s important
Don’t let friends try to steer you in the wrong direction
• Put first things first
You do you your thing – don’t let anyone or anything else distract you.
• Find your best time and place to study
Morning, afternoon, or evening?
Find spaces where you can be the most focused and productive.
• Look for better solutions to problems
For example, if you don’t understand something, don’t just re-read it. Try something else! Ask the teacher, a classmate, or someone else who is knowledgeable.
• Look to continually challenge yourself
• Keep a positive attitude!
You can do it!!!!!!