WEEK6 (26th – 30th September)
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali
Another very successful week underway. We have been working very hard on REFLECTING in all our units of work. We have had a number of final assessments (Mathematics, Writing and UOI), We have been able to work with other grades to help us to reflect and provide us with some interesting feedback. We have sent our pieces of work home and the response from parents has been very positive and the discussions that have taken place have been fruitful.
We have been working on our Summative Assessment and the students have acquired a great deal of new knowledge and have made great connection to their previous learning. Each student has created their own investigation for a specific set of data. They carried out interviews and drew final conclusions. Some of the chosen topics were:
- Qualities that a future YIS teacher should have
- After school activities
- Food waste in our school
- Use of electricity in our Elementary school
- Best way to use our Library
STEPS IN STATISTICAL INVESTIGATION
- DEFINING THE PROBLEM
The main goal of the project we are involved in is to get some information about something important that happens at school. Then, you need to carry out a survey, and then you will need to analyze and draw conclusions from the data collected and represented.
|Question: What type of injury is most common during snack and lunch recess?|
- GATHERING RELEVANT INFORMATION
|Issue of interest||Tally Marks||Frequency|
|Cuts||IIIII IIIII III||13|
- PRESENTING/ORGANIZING DATA
This step is for you to work out what is the best graph to use to represent your findings. Use spreadsheets to represent your data by selecting the best possible graph. When completed copy and paste it to this sheet.
Here you need to analyse your graph and record what the graph is showing and ask yourself why this is happening? For example, what is the most common form of conflict within the playground, what makes people disagree easily and over what?
|These graphs show me that most people think the most common injury on the playground is cuts. These graphs also show me that the least common injury on the playground is having broken bones. These graphs also show me that the second most common injury is a sprained ankle. These graphs also show me that the third most common injury is a pulled muscle. These graphs show me that the fourth most common injury is a torn muscle. These graphs show me that more than half of the people thought that cuts were the most common injury on the playground. They also show me that no one thought that broken bones were the most common injury. They also show me that four people thought that a sprained ankle is the most common injury on the playground.|
- INTERPRETING RESULTS
With this step, we finish our project. This is the last step, but also, the most important point of our work and the reason for which we have carried out the surveys. It is the moment of drawing conclusions on what conflicts we have in our school and how we deal it with it. Looking at the tables we have made, we need to summarize the information, these tables contain only with two or three sentences, that is to say, only with the information we consider more important.
|I think that most people thought that cuts were the most common injury because all you have to do to get a cut is touching something sharp. I think no one thought broken bones is the most common injury on the playground because you have to land wrong when you’re falling down which is pretty rare or you have to do something dangerous. I think that only one person thought that a torn muscle is the most common injury because to get a torn muscle you have to do something that really isn’t right for your muscles. I think that three people thought that a pulled muscle is the most common injury on the YIS playground because it is pretty hard to get but still you only have to move your muscle in a way it isn’t supposed to. I think that four people thought that a sprained ankle is the most common injury on the playground because you have to land wrong on your ankle.|
- Finding Central Tendencies
|Range||Cuts – Broken Bones|
We have completed our Personal Narrative Unit and we were able to share our learning with Grade 6 students. It was a wonderful experience for us to get feedback from older students. Certainly, some of their comments will help us to improve our writing skills in the future. We were also able to share our final pieces of work with our parents.
We expanded our final pieces by adding and using different REVISION TECHNIQUES, this allowed us to focus on specific parts of our writing. Here is an EXAMPLE of how we added more details to our writing.
We have concluded our Unit on Aspects of the Novel. Each student was able to focus on how characters can change, how the setting can impact the outcome of the plot, why the author must convey a clear message. Students showed their learning by creating large displays and used their chosen novels to show their learning.
We have completed our Unit 1 – students were able to focus on their Reflection and Action stages of their inquiry. The final pieces of work were focussed on showing what they have learned and what they would do with their learning in order to change things around them. Next week they will be sharing their work with Grade 3 students and teach them about the best possible ways to resolve conflict when they experience a specific problem in the classroom or the playground. We will discuss this as a class and will look for ways to help the younger students develop good strategies when facing a conflict.
We have celebrated Rika’s and William’s birthdays this week and from 5S we wish her a happy day.