Camp Meeting

9/29/2010

 
Today we had a full house at our APA camp meeting. Many parents joined us to find out more about the exciting activities that will be taking place next week at Tung Lung. The packing list is available here. Remember that you should be able to carry your bag and no snacks, there will be plenty of food at the camp.

What is a goal that you have for camp? What is a fear that you have about camp? Create a VoiceThread and share them with the class. Visit other peoples camp VoiceThreads and give them support, ideas and encouragement. 

Have a good day off tomorrow for National Day!
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Our camp meeting is at 10:20 tomorrow!

Don't forget to bring your camp forms for the meeting!
 
You may have all noticed that I have been out of class for three days this week. I have been very fortunate to have been invited by the International Baccalaureate Organization to develop a document relating to ICT in the PYP. It is an honour to have been selected to help develop this document, something that may be used by every IB PYP school in the world. It is a very tiring but rewarding process and I look forward to bringing new ideas to 5AB and HKA.
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Camp
This Thursday we have a camp presentation by APA from 10:20 in 5AB. All parents are welcome to come along and find out more details about the grade 5 camp which takes place next week.

Spellings

9/27/2010

 
Spelling Words 27/9/10

adventure

participate
personal
cooperation
experiences
 
Well done to everyone who has posted to our goals and homework VoiceThread. For those of you who have not posted yet, you must get this done on Monday after spelling, or Tuesday afternoon. I also want you now to ask your parents to comment on them too! Remember to use your parent identity with their picture and rename that identity yournameparents so we can tell who they all are. Even if you do not have a microphone at home (which you need to get), you can type in comments.

Good luck with your ISA testing on Tuesday and Wednesday!! Remember it is all about trying your best and making sure you read the questions carefully! You all have good knowledge, skills, ideas and will do fine :-)

See you on Thursday for our first website lesson, remember to bring in the orange form signed by your parents. Your parents are also invited to our camp talk at 10:20 in our classroom.
 
Newspapers
Today you will all be working on your newspaper articles and formatting the different issues.  Remember that your newspaper should be full, there should be no empty space. Ask a partner to look at your newspaper to see if it is formatted correctly. Add photos in the empty spaces.

You can choose a new article to write from here. If you can think of a new article that you may want to write but is not on the list you can add it to  the bottom of the list. If your first article is not finished you must make that a priority so that it gets into one of the first issues of the newspaper.

VoiceThreads
Well done to those of you who have commented on the goals and the homework VoiceThreads. If you have not done this yet, do it first thing this morning before working on your newspaper article or formatting.

I think we need change the name of the VoiceThread parents identity. Could you make sure it is called 'yourname' parents.... for example mine would be called... Andy parents.

Once you have read this blog post click on the comment, add your name and write, 'I have read this mornings blog post.'

Have a great HKA 10th birthday party!
 
What do you think about homework? Add your thoughts to the VoiceThread below. Remember that your parents can also now comment now, what do they think? You should log in and choose the other identity for them (their picture should appear).

Important NEXT WEEK
Band will be on Monday and Tuesday next week.
P.E. will be on Monday only. (Friday is a holiday).
 
It was great to see so many parents at the Back To School Night this evening. The presentation that I showed is available here and all of the documents are in First Class under class connections.

Please take a moment to fill in the parent survey about the start of the year. Students will also be asking you this week to comment on their VoiceThread about their goals. You can add your comment in video, audio or with text. In the coming few weeks students will need to add audio at home to some of their assignments.

Goals

9/20/2010

 
Students, I want you to add your comment to the VoiceThread below answering this question with as much detail as possible. Why do you think goals are important? You can talk, add video or type into the VoiceThread. Visit links to get the log in details.

Learning 2.010

9/20/2010

 
Learning 2.010
I'm back from the Learning 2.010 conference in Shanghai where I met many great educators and discussed digital learning and all of the implications of using a computer in a classroom. I look forward to sharing this with you at a later date when we have our 1 to 1 meeting.

Tomorrow is our Back to School Night
The evening begins at 6:30 and is followed by a board social at 7:30. Full details have been sent out via FirstClass. At the moment is is going ahead, we will have to wait and see if the weather changes our plans. You can keep an eye on the storm that is close by here

Spellings
celebration
dynamite
anniversary
birthday
founding


RRJ
All Reading Response Journals are due next Monday. We will have a special activity and will need them all at school at the same time.