A little experiment today to see what we thought have been important inventions and discoveries in the history of mankind.
We will follow up with this to see what ‘experts’ top 50 ideas are. Please read an interesting article HERE if you wish. What would be your thought on the matter? Please post your idea in the comments section below.
Please note: Groups may be changed in December or at the beginning of 2014
November 2013 Literacy Circle Books
- all students have changed ‘roles’ – but will keep their new role throughout this book
- this is Home Learning – students need to read one quarter of the book each week, to the group agreed upon page – and be ready to discuss/show their work to their group and myself on Mondays.
- Summarizer / Wordsmith / Illustrator and Discussion Director feedback templates are available on Google Docs. Please make a COPY each time you need a new document and put your own name on it.
- 4 weeks to read these books and 4 feedback discussions. Deadline Monday November 25th.
This forms an important part of Home Learning along with DIY projects in Grade 5
5W students and parents,
We are using a modeled science report from the Steve Spangler ‘Sick Science‘ websites to write about 1 of the great experiments we watched on Monday. We shall have finished it by the end of the week in our writing books (if you want to have a look at home, please do)
Please see Dry Ice Balloon _ Experiments _ Steve Spangler Science for an example of a science report that we can follow
There are normally one of these for each of his experiments.
Basically, you will need to write:
Paragraph 1: An introduction – why did you choose this experiment? Why is it interesting to you?
Paragraph 2: Materials
Paragraph 3: Experiment (method) – what actually happened, IN ORDER, use bullet points.
Paragraph 4: Taking it further – If you could change things, a ‘variable’ (one thing each time), what would it be?
Paragraph 5: Can you explain HOW it worked? If not, write your opinion. AFTER that, look on Steve Spangler’s sites
(click his print experiment
link for each experiment) site or the internet
Good luck and have fun
PS… please write in pen/pencil in your writing book. NEATLY please. Every other line.
5W students. Please remember to:
- be NEAT
- title and date
- show an ESTIMATE and how you worked that out
- show or tell HOW you worked out the answer – you will have to describe it here
- make sure your answer is clearly highlighted
OK – so… divide 1953 by 7
What would you do? Write your answer as a description in the COMMENT boxes below.
The annual YIS Cross Country will be held in Negishi Park on Wednesday November 20th.
Students will practice during the PE lesson for the run over the next couple of weeks.
Parents with students who have asthma or other respiratory challenges should make sure that their children are up to date with their medication (especially inhalers). Please bring the inhaler to the practice and cross country day if it is necessary.
Please inform the PE teacher and the nurse of any condition that could be affected by running.
YIS Health Office
Please see further details on Miss. Buehler’s PE blog HERE
Dear 5W parents,
I talked with many of you at the Parent Teacher Conferences about monitoring your child’s progress with Mathletics. Your child knows his or her username and password and I can supply these to you if necessary.
Parent registration for Mathletics can be found HERE. Which should look like this.
Mathletics is one resource we use at YIS to support our elementary Math curriculum.
Dear 5W students and parents and caregivers,
Good morning everyone. I have just sent this information to you by email.
If you go to your email – all the links below in BLUE will be ‘live’ – and therefore easy to access websites directly. Plus, there may be attachments on the email that you can use or need.
First of all – stay SAFE. Please don’t go running around in the wind. Gusts of wind can kick up at any time and be extremely dangerous.
5W students – here are some things for you to do – in order – if you get the time. Don’t worry if you are not able to work at home today. You do NOT have to do any or all of this work if you cannot do it for any reason. We shall continue with these activities in class in the next 2 days. So – your mission, should you choose to accept – is as follows:
1. Go to your SMART goals
on Google Docs and now that you have had your Parent – Teacher – Student conference, please finish this as best as you can, if you haven’t already.
2. Maths – why not try these 6 multiplication problems and use 2 or 3 different ways to solve them (as we did yesterday in class). Remember to estimate first
and show all your working out. See attachment if this LINK
3. Reading 1 – Literacy Circles – it is IMPORTANT that you have read and finished your literacy circle book on TumbleBook LIbrary – AND that you have written/drawn what you needed to do as part of your role as Wordsmith
or Discussion Director
. Remember that you can find the guidelines to write or draw for your role in Google Docs.
4. Reading 2 – Please join ‘Goodreads
‘ online if your parents will let you – where you can see what your friends are reading. When you have joined, I would like you to ADD 10 books that you have read in the last year that you really liked. Your friends will be able to see these books. If you can, why not write a short comment on why you liked each one.
Use this LINK
for Goodreads to get an invitation from me
– can you earn your last bit of money for Kiva by cleaning up the house (or outside after the winds have gone) ? Please add any money that you have earned to our KIVA spreadsheet HERE
6. 3. Newsademic
– have you finished? If not, the questions and crossword are attached to this email message.
– for Friday. Please have your latest and best DIY project to share with everyone in class for Friday 18th October.
But most importantly, please look after yourselves and I shall look forward to seeing you all on Thursday morning