ENewsletter

04/16/2010

 
Dear Parents,

Welcome back from the break. The next few weeks are a busy time, here is a brief summary of what is happening. You can also keep up to date with everything that happens in 5AB by reading the daily blog posts at the link below.

http://www.andysclassroom.com/blog.html

Parent Teacher Conferences
Next week is the parent teacher conference. I hope that you have received the form with your conference time on it. If you haven't email me for confirmation. Please take a moment to fill in the survey, many thanks to those of you who have done so already.

http://www.andysclassroom.com/ptc-2010-questionnaire.html

Even though we call these parent teacher conferences it is expected that the students do attend the conference time. They will be sharing some work with you and discussing their progress and goals.

Exhibition
Grade 5 are very busy working on the exhibition. You can stay up to date with the process here.

http://hkaexhibition-2010.wikispaces.com/Process

The students are busy working on their action. They should be able to tell you how they hope to solve their problem by taking action. They also have a wiki that you can visit to see how they are doing. It is expected that the students work on their exhibition each night. They are independently setting themselves what they need to do, and at the moment there is a lot to do!

Maths
The students should be working on their mathletics each week and follow the homework that is set on the homework timetables. Twenty minutes of math homework is set each night. Homework is available here:

http://www.andysclassroom.com/homework.html

For the next four weeks all reading and spellings are part of the exhibition. Students are building vocabulary pages on their wiki's to help them learn new words, and working hard reading lots of information to help their understanding.

Body Changes
On the 27th of April we will be continuing our focus on body changes. Each Tuesday we will be discussing issues that are raised from the books the students will be reading. Each student will be given a book at the parent teacher conference next week. The books we will be reading are:
On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow ! - Lynda Madaras
Ready, Set, Grow! - Lynda Madaras
Then Again, Maybe I won't - Juay Blume
Are You There God? It's Me. MArgaret - Judy Blume


Date for your diary:
Exhibition evening
13th May at HKA

Read the student blogs here:
[http://www.netvibes.com/andysclassroom#5AB_Blogs
Many of the students are currently taking part in a world wide blogging challenge and getting visitors from all over the world. Visit their blogs and add a comment to support them.

I look forward to seeing you all next week.

Regards,

Andy


Grade 5 Teacher
Hong Kong Academy
www.hkacademy.edu.hk
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