solar system
universe
galaxy
planet
astronomy

You now need to choose another five words from this website http://www.kidsastronomy.com/dictionary.htm

RRJ's are due tomorrow along with the money for the hunger banquet.
 
Exhibition
Today we gave out the Exhibition booklet. Remember it is your responsibility to bring your booklet to each of the Exhibition meetings. You will also need to have your parents sign the booklet after they have looked at it. You should read the two pages at the front and the rubrics at the back. 

Exhibition Logos
You can see our presentation from today here. This shows you some examples of the logos that we talked about. The t-shirt logo competition is due this Friday and should also be working on a group logo, although this is due when your group decide. 

Spellings
consequences
liability
problematic
clarification
synthesis

World Math Day

2/27/2011

 
Spellings
monotheism
transcendence
ceremonies

Sikhism
philosophy

You will also need to choose 5 spellings of your own and bring them in tomorrow.

World Math Day
Tomorrow is World Math Day. We will be using the website www.worldmathday.com and competing against other students around the World. Due to time differences World Math Day actually starts at 7:00 p.m. this evening. You have full access to this site with your Mathletics sign in. 


Sikh Temple
Today we visited the Sikh temple at the bottom of Stubbs Road. We were taken on a tour and given a very informative presentation about the 10 founding Sikh Gurus.
Picture

Spellings

2/20/2011

 
percussion
instrumental
excursion
primary research
questionnaire

 
Today we started a new unit of inquiry - How We Express Ourselves. As a provocation activity the grade 5 students were divided into two distinct cultural groups and role played the rules associated with the made up culture. Here are some of their thoughts from our reflection discussion:

Why did we do this activity?
"To get into other people's shoes"
"We are learning about cultures for the new unit. It is related to out new unit."
"To see how we reacted to difference"
"To see what it was like to be with people that are different to us and to see how they interact"

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about lots of different religions and cultures, visiting many places of worship and researching what similarities and differences they have.

Spellings
comparison
religious
Christianity
Buddhism
algebraic

 
Field Trip
Today Grade headed to Sham Shui Po to purchase material for their Chinese costumes at the shops. There were hundreds of shops to choose from with an endless supply of materials and prices. All groups ended up under their 100 HKD budget and fulfilled all their requirements. It was great to hear the bargaining techniques as the students negotiated deals with the shop owners. Many thanks to all the parents who came along as well.

Spellings 
bargaining
negotiate
Sham Shui Po
justification
wholesalers

Welcome Back!

1/2/2011

 
Welcome back to the start of 2011! This week we will be discussing a new year resolution or goal that you may have. Take a moment to think this through and write your goal in the comments below.

RRJ's
As we get started for the new year we will give you two weeks grace from your RRJ's. Your reading response journals are not due until the 17th of January. As I am writing your reports I will also be looking through your RRJs. Please bring them in this week and put them on my desk.

Spellings
relevant
referenced
composite
estimation
resolution

Old newspapers
If you have any old newspapers please bring them in for Friday. We need lots for our costume designs.

Well done to everyone wrote their holiday blogs. If you wrote something in a special blog Zap all grade 5 students and let them know!

Spellings

11/21/2010

 
thousandths,
hundredths,
ten-thousandths,

civilisation
societies

Spelling words

11/14/2010

 
comprehension
descriptive
instructions
physical
animation

Spellings

11/7/2010

 
invasion
diagram
concept
accrue
complimentary