GRADE 5 OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
- Friday, November 13 -Sulaolumnasio School students visit from 12pm.
- Friday, November 20 – Inservice Day for teachers. No school for students.
- Tuesday, November 24 - Loy Krathong Day.
- Friday, November 27 - No Uniform Day.
October was a fun and exciting month for the Grade 5 students. They were able to sample foods from around the world and learn about various cultures and dances at the International Food Fair.
The last week of October was filled with Halloween activities throughout the school. Some of us were able to take advantage of the haunted house as well as hand out candy to the younger students.
In Science, the classes continued with their work about Mixtures and Solutions. In the next few weeks or so, students will video and photograph a variety of science investigations. These will used to create a presentation to be viewed and shared at the ES Science Fair in February.
After reviewing the five themes of geography, the students will be challenged to produce their own online description of an Asian country. Grade Fives will use research, script writing and expressive speaking to complete the final product.
In Reading, the focus has been on understanding character development in the stories they read. How do they connect with various characters in their book and why do they connect?
The next step for Grade 5 readers is to navigate non-fiction. Students will be challenged to read more non-fiction texts and explain them with detail.
Remember to have your child read 20-30 minutes each night.
Are you an expert? The students of Grade Five believe they are experts.! There are experts about sharks, Old Trafford and Egyptian mythology. The challenge, now, is to turn this expertise into an informational article. We are looking forward to learning more about what our students know.
In Mathematics, the students moved through a unit of work about volume and geometry and took end of unit tests after the October break. Students were able to gain knowledge of how much space an object occupies by calculating exact volume measurements using the multiplication of the length, base, and height of 3D shapes Another method was to compare the volumes of different prisms and pyramids by filling them with rice.
The next unit of study is about addition, subtraction, and the number system. It will focus on place value and the relationships between small and large numbers.
We hope that everyone had a relaxing October break and that everyone is ready to get back to the business of learning. We would also like to thank the families who helped make The International Food Fair such an enjoyable experience.
The Grade 5 Team