WEEK 36 – 5th JUNE – 9th JUNE
This week we have been working on our yearly reflections – Grade 5S Speech. We have looked at our Making a Speech presentation and have written our speeches and then we have delivered our ideas to the rest of the class. Each student was able to summarise the year with great creativity and they were very honest about how they perceived their year.
It was a very enjoyable experience to see each student shine and share their events for the year.
|Rubric to judge our ‘celebration’ speeches|
|Name: Jung Eun Oh||Date: 7/06/17||Class: 5S|
|Spoke loud enough||✔|
|Personal Stories + Examples included (2 or 3)||✔|
|Interesting to listen to||✔|
|Thank you’s to everyone||✔|
|Polite words + body language||✔|
|Eye contact + audience awareness||✔|
Total = 26 .
Speech Making Assessment Checklist
Name: Maité Lefever Date: 7/06/17
|Indicators||Not yet||Starting to||Yes!|
|My speech focuses in on significant experiences from my time in Grade 5||✔|
|My speech has a logical sequence||✔|
|My speech has a message and is meaningful||✔|
|My beginning gives my listener clues about what to expect||✔|
|My speech is written in paragraphs||✔|
|My speech has an ending that connects back to my message||✔|
|My speech has more parts that are more developed because they are important||✔|
|My speech includes some details of specific events for this year’s experience||✔|
|My speech has some descriptive words that I chose carefully||✔|
|My speech uses verb tense correctly||✔|
A Year Never to Forget
Hello, everybody. I want you to think, think what was your best year in elementary school? If you ask me, it will be 5th grade. If you ask why, I would say, “I am sorry, it is too much, to sum up” well… because it is you, I will tell you some of my highlights and other big things I learned. But first, I want you to think, what you’re highlights were in 5th grade.
First one of my highlights is camp. Why? Because we got to know each other better, did games, hikes, and we went canoeing, but most of all we learned a lot while having fun. In camp, I learned the most about my friends. Their personalities and what they felt and how I should interact with them without hurting feelings. Not only about my friends that I knew before, I also made new friends. I got to know people that I didn’t know or didn’t know very well before. That was the best part of camp.
Another highlight of mine was not so long ago, it was the exhibition. Our big grade 5 test if you know what I mean. I did my exhibition about earthquakes. I was kind of, a lot concerned about not getting everything ready on time. I liked the way we had to do our own projects. On the first day of presenting I was not so confident, but the second I was. I was also excited to explain to other kids what my exhibition was about. The best part of the exhibition was that I got to teach other kids and adults.
I am excited for going on to 6th grade. Let me give you an equation to solve. Own computer + more freedom + more responsibility + lots of other things = growing up! This is how I think middle school is going to be like. I think it will be hard in 6th grade to be the youngest again but that is alright. I think the hardest part of the 6th grade is that there is no whistle at recess and we have to move around a lot. I enjoyed the transition day because we could have a little peek of 6th grade. I am really excited about seeing that great grade 6 teachers again after summer!
This was the first whole year in YIS for me. And you know what? I learned more about Japan and it’s culture than if I would have been in a Japanese school. I also learned a lot about manners and service. For example, I never really thought of the kids who don’t have a good life like us. I learned a lot about homeless and their lives. I learned how bad their lives are and I feel really bad for them. Now over to the happy things again. I learned about, Japanese music in music, I learned about Japanese aesthetics in art, and about Japanese theatres in drama. There is also Japanese language in languages. That makes a lot of Japanese cultures!!!!
Now did you know Yokohama International School is one of the best international school in Tokyo/Yokohama? I didn’t, at least before search it up. So I didn’t really know. Well, of course, I did know. I think I did at least? Well in my point of view it deserves it’s placed there. Think, the food, the sport, did I forget something? Oh yeah, the teachers! I would like to thank teachers for making my year so special. Especially, Mr Saez, he was my homeroom teacher. I want also to thank the other two grade 5 teachers and single subject teachers because they have helped Mr Saez to make my year a year never to forget. Please give them a round of applause.
We have continued with our revisions for a number of mathematic concepts. Each student has been able to select their own level of learning and they have reflected on the areas for further development.
|REVISION – MATHEMATICS|
|How do I feel at this stage||What strategies have I used to learn this concept better||I still need help with this||What level have I achieved|
|ORDER OF OPERATIONS||I feel very confident because I don’t have any trouble with solving the equations that were given to me.||I used P.E.M.D.A.S to help me with order of operations.||I still need help with not being able to get confused in negative and positive numbers in the same equations.||1 because I felt I need more help with looking at the problems.|
|VOLUME||I feel very confident and at ease, because I can easily figure out the problems that were given to me, I also feel I can do this at any given time with a certain amount of objects.||I used multiplication and measuring to figure out the solutions.||I don’t think I need help in this certain topic.||10 because I wanted to feel challenged.|
|ALGEBRA (determining value)||I feel very challenged because I don’t really get algebra completely but I do enjoy it.||I used multiplication and timetables to help me figure out the solution to the problems.||I think I need to learn to understand expressions better.||1 because I forgot there were other levels that you could work on.|
|ALGEBRA (simplifying expressions)||I feel very challenged because I am not very experienced with expressions.||I used multiplication and P.E.M.D.A.S.||I think I need to work on learning and working out the value and way of working on expressions.||10 because I wanted to be challenged.|
|AREA||I feel very confident because I find measuring and simple multiplication very simple.||I used multiplication and measuring.||I don’t think I need any help on this topic.||9/10 because I wanted to be challenged and wanted to have more fun.|
|DETERMINING MEAN, RANGE, MODE and MEDIAN||I feel very confident because I can easily figure out the solution to the problem.||I used division adding.||I think I need help with long division.||10 because I wanted to be challenged.|
|DIVISION||I feel very confident because I felt like the questions didn’t challenge me and I felt like I am very experienced with this type of talking.||I used division.||I think I need help with longer and bigger division.||10 because I wanted to be challenged and want to learn more about this topic.|
|FACTORS||I feel very confident because I am very good with factors and that helps with my multiplication.||I used multiplication and division.||I don’t think I need help with factors.||I did level 10 because I wanted to be challenged.|
|PERCENTAGES||I feel very confident because the strategy that I use is very easy and always gets the correct answer.||Multiplying and dividing.||I don’t need help with this topic.||I did level 10 because I wanted to be challenged and wanted to have fun.|
|PROBABILITY||I feel very confident because I felt like the problems didn’t challenge me.||Multiplication.||I don’t need help with this topic.||I did level 10 and 9 because I wanted to be challenged.|
|IDENTIFYING SOLID FIGURES||I feel very confident because I find this topic very easy and very experienced.||Identifying solid figures.||I don’t need help with this topic.||I did level 10 because I wanted to be challenged.|
|3D SHAPES||I feel very confident because I found the sums they gave me not that hard.||Identifying solid figures, counting.||I don’t need help with this topic.||I did level 10 to because I wanted to be challenged and I felt this would challenge me the most.|
|LINES OF SYMMETRY||I feel very confident because I can determine of it is symmetrical.||Measuring and drawing.||I need help with drawing shapes.||I did level 10 because I wanted to be challenged.|
|ALGEBRA – EXPONENTS||I feel not too confident but also not to unconfident.||Multiplying, and identifying exponents. I also added.||I need help with understanding the equations more precisely.||I did level J because I wanted to be challenged and I felt this would challenge me the most.|
|GEOMETRY – ANGLES||I feel very confident because I am very experienced with this topic.||Adding and subtracting.||I need help solving addition quicker.||I did level J because I wanted to be challenged and I felt this would be the best way to do it.|
|DECIMALS – PLACE VALUE||I feel very confident because I have practised this topic for a long time.||Place value.||I don’t think I need help with this topic.||I did level J because I wanted to be challenged.|
|PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS||I feel kind of confident because I got a b- on 7th-grade math which is very good.||Multiplication and division, adding and subtracting.||I think I need to practice more on everything,||I did grade 6 and 7.|