September 30

WEEK 6 (26th – 30th September)

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.

Reminders:
 
Monday 3rd October – deadline for sending back Camp permission forms
 
Tuesday 4th October – Grade 5 teachers will be happy to talk to parents about the upcoming Grade 5 camp in Tsunan, Niigata. We will be in 5W from 14:30 – 14:55 (Grade 5 students in Japanese/EAL/Dutch at this time). Our Head of Field Studies – Mr. Thomas, has visited and checked the camp, unfortunately the Grade 5 teacher team cannot yet talk to you from first-hand experience. If you do have any questions but do not want to come into YIS on Tuesday 4th, I would be delighted to find the answers to any questions you may have and email you back.
 
Monday 10th October – 3 Way (Student/Parent/Teacher) Conferences. You will be receiving sign up information soon.
 
Other Information:
 
Ms. Lemery wishes to share a presentation “Raising Bilingual and Multilingual Children” with interested parents to review at your leisure.
 
Here is the link? Raising Bilingual and Multilingual Children
 
Have a great weekend.
Here is an overview of what we have accomplished this week.

MATHEMATICS

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:

  1. Qualities that a future YIS teacher should have
  2. After school activities
  3. Food waste in our school
  4. Use of electricity in our Elementary school
  5. Best way to use our Library

STEPS IN STATISTICAL INVESTIGATION

  1. 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?

 

  1. GATHERING RELEVANT INFORMATION
Issue of interest Tally Marks Frequency
Pulled Muscle III 3
Sprained Ankle IIII 4
Broken Bones 0
Torn Muscle I 1
Cuts IIIII IIIII III 13
  1. 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.

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4.ANALYZING DATA

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.
  1. 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.
  1. Finding Central Tendencies
Mode Cuts
Median
Range Cuts – Broken Bones
Mean
  1. Interview
  • The nurse said the 4 most common reasons that people come in are bumps, headaches, stomachaches and sprained ankles.
  • She also said that the 2 least common reasons that people come in for are broken bones and concussions.
  • I shared with  that most people think cuts are the most common injury and that four people thought that sprained ankles were the most common injury.
  • I also shared that least people thought that broken bones were the most common injury.

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WRITING

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.

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READING

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.

UOI

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.

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Posted September 30, 2016 by Mr Broughton in category Uncategorized

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