May 12

WEEK 32 – 8th MAY – 12th MAY


We have had a wonderful week where each student has been able to work very independently on a number of personal inquiries (i.e. identity, author’s study, personal opinion writing, and measurement – angles). The quantity and quality of the work have been very effective and each student in 5S should be very proud of their achievements this week.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran


This week we have been focussing on two mathematical strands: numeracy and measurement/angles. The students have selected their level for learning and we have had some great discussions about using different strategies to find solutions to the given problems.

Here is an example of one of our students work NUMBER SENSE DOCUMENT. Each student has been able to reflect and has identified areas for future improvement.

We have started a new unit on angles (measurement, classification, and drawing). Our work has been based on how we can draw angles and the use of a protractor to construct angles. Please check one of our students work to visualize how angles can be measured, constructed classified and drawn.



This week we have been working on our AUTHOR’S STUDY. We have looked at a number of reading strategies, Most of the students have moved to their second book.

here is a sample of what each student is working on. Enjoy the reading. AUTHOR’S STUDY.


We have worked on our opinion personal writing pieces of work.


Beagles are the best pets!

Have you ever wanted a great pet that is very fun to have or to play with? Well, I believe that Beagles are the greatest pet that you can get. Beagles are incredibly cute because they are small dogs that have long floppy ears. Beagles are super loyal to their owners because they can detect human emotions. They are funny, playful, energetic and friendly dogs and therefore they are great family pets. They are small dogs that never seem to grow. If you are sad a Beagle will always cheer you up. They might not listen very well but that makes it extra fun to train them. Not only are Beagles the best dogs but they are the 5th most popular dog breed and they are the 3rd most bought to breed. Beagles are the best pets!


The first reason that Beagles are the best pets is that they are Incredibly cute. They have long floppy ears, black brown and white fluffy fur, and they always stay small dogs and that combination seems to make them incredibly cute. They seem to make funny actions for example just run around the house for absolutely no reason and them also sometimes just follow small insects around for a very long time. When a Beagles is sniffing something their nose is very cute. Beagles are incredibly cute!


The second reason that Beagles are the best pet is that they are very loyal to their owners. They are always very happy to see you when you come back home, and they always seem to be wanting to play with you. If you lie down on the couch a Beagle will always lie down with you. If you are sad a Beagle will try to cheer you up. They can do this because they can detect your emotions. They will cheer you up by trying to play with you or just simply be staying around you and that always helps. Beagle’s might get carried away easily but they remain a super loyal pet!


The third and final reason is that Beagles are great family pets. They are friendly dogs even though they have hunting instincts. they love anyone that they meet. They are super playful and energetic dogs. They do not bite easily which means that most kids will not be scared of them. They are small dogs and they always stay small so they will not be taller than a toddler. They are super cute and therefore every kid loves them. Beagles are a great family pet!


In conclusion, Beagles are the best possible pet you can have or that you can get. They are super cute small dogs that have long floppy ears and that are energetic. They are incredibly loyal to their owners and they can detect a human’s emotions. Beagle’s are super great family pets because they are friendly, playful, energetic, cute and funny dogs that are small so it is not larger than most toddlers. If you are getting a pet get a Beagle. Beagle’s are the best pet that anyone can have!


Daan Storm Verschoof


This week we have been focussing on our Finding Out stage of the inquiry. Each student has been able to share their own ideas about their identity and has shown this in a very creative way.

Stage of the Inquiry: FINDING OUT – 1


Audio Essays Response to the recording – Personal Thinking Main Ideas How does this recording HELPS you to figure out IDENTITY?


Stage of the Inquiry: FINDING OUT – 2


Draw a graphic organizer. Put  your name in the middle. Around the outside of your name, list as many “Identity identifiers” about you as you can.

What did you come up with?

– How is your visual organizer information different than your neighbours sitting next to you?

– Do you share any similarities or differences?


Stage of the Inquiry: FINDING OUT – 3


What influences people’s identity (causation)?

Find images that best represent who you are, think about your hopes, goals, hobbies, likes, dislikes, wants, fears, thinking, etc


Stage of the Inquiry: FINDING OUT – 4


Tip of the Iceberg – Use this organiser to represent your ideas about identity. Think about what is visible and what are the hidden elements of “identity”.


Stage of the Inquiry: FINDING OUT – 5


POETRY – Create a poem that talks about your identity – we need 3 stanzas and you need to record your poem but you can not use your face.


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