June 15

It’s the last day! Our 5th graders are now Middle Schoolers! It has been an amazing year full of wonderful memories. Thanks so much for being an integral part of your child’s schooling career and for all the support. Best wishes to all of 5B wherever they may go next year. I hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Please don’t forget to download any pictures you’d like from this site before the start of next school year. Also, report cards are available via SchoolBase.

Enjoy these last pictures! Happy summer from all of Grade 5!

 

 

June 8

Important Dates
  • June 13: Parents are invited to attend the Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in the SPAH
  • June 13: Grade 5 Promotion Celebration lunch for students in the Grade 5 classrooms–11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • June 13: Grades 4 and 5 pool party at Jingshan pool (weather permitting)
  • June 15: Half Day for Students–11:30 a.m. dismissal – Last Day of School

Can you believe that it’s the last week of school! This year has gone by so quickly!

This week we finished up our fantasy book clubs, memoirs, and science units. Thanks to those who braved the rain to attend the publishing party! See below for pictures.

Next week the students will be sharing with the fourth graders all they need to know about being in fifth grade. Those who want to take band next year will be heading to Bayside in the afternoon for the music placement. An email has gone out to all parents whose children said they wanted to take band. We’ll also have an extra PE class run by the Grade 6 PE teachers on Tuesday (weather permitting).

Wednesday is the big day! Since this is a special day, please have your child dress nicely–no jeans or track bottoms or SIS PE shirts, etc. Here’s a picture of the ASA Choir from last night (which sounded fabulous!). This is a great example of what the students should be wearing (minus the sunglasses).

Thanks to those who have already signed up to bring items for the celebration lunch for the kids. Here’s the link if you haven’t signed up already: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0D45AFAF29A4FA7-grade2

Please note that students need to bring swimming caps for the pool party on Wednesday or they can’t swim.

Lastly, if you know your child will be leaving early for vacation, please let me know as soon as possible so I can make sure they have all of their things.

Stay dry!

June 5

Important Dates
  • June 6: Last library day for 5B. ALL books need to be turned in.
  • June 7: Memoir Publishing Party–11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. in the Grade 5 classrooms
  • June 8: SIS Spirit Day – Game Day–Bring board games to play during a set time
  • June 13: Parents are invited to attend the Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in the SPAH
  • June 15: Half Day for Students–11:30 a.m. dismissal – Last Day of School

We have finished our Coordinate Graph unit in math. We’re finishing up our memoir writing unit, fantasy book club reading unit, and Earth: systems and interactions unit in science this week.

Please see the invitations below.

May 25

Important Dates
  • May 29: SIS Spirit Day – Sports Day–Grades 4 & 5 Dodgeball voluntary event at morning break (10:30 – 10:50 a.m.) Dress up for Sports Day!
  • May 29: Pizza Celebration & KoolFly with Grade 6 at Bayside campus – leaving at 11:40 a.m.–Students DO NOT need to bring a lunch
  • May 30: Chinese Field Trip to Ziyuan Tea House at 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.–STUDENTS NEED TO WEAR THEIR PE SHIRTS.
  • June 7: Memoir Publishing Party–11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. in the Grade 5 classrooms
  • June 8: SIS Spirit Day – Game Day–Bring board games to play during a set time
  • June 13: Parents are invited to attend the Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in the SPAH – More information to come.
  • June 15: Half Day for Students–11:30 a.m. dismissal – Last Day of School

This past week we had the MAP testing. The students were focused and put in their best efforts. We also started our short Unit 7 in math on coordinate graphs and functions. The test will be next week. Please click on the link to see how you can hep your child at home. Unit 7 Newsletter In writing, students continued to develop their memoirs.

Next week is a full week. Please look closely at the dates above. The Pizza and KoolFly trip is being paid for by the PSA, which is amazing! A HUGE thanks to them!

May 16

Tomorrow is the Unit 6 math test on volume and geometry. The students should have been studying the vocabulary from the two packets we did earlier. This will be very important for the geometry part.

They will be doing a review sheet today in class and bringing it home to study with. If they can answer and EXPLAIN these problems, they will do fine on the test.

In reading, we started fantasy book clubs. In writing, we started gathering ideas for our memoirs. In science, we have been studying the patterns in shadows.

Below are the important dates for the rest of the year. Please mark them in your calendar. After them are pictures from the Student Led Conferences. Thanks to all who came to celebrate the students’ growth!

May 17: Art Show – drop-in reception 6:00-8:00 p.m.
May 22: Transition to Grade 6 at Bayside campus – leaving at 12:40 p.m.
May 23-25: MAP testing–Please let me know if your child will be absent on either of these days.
May 29: SIS Spirit Day – Sports Day–Grades 4 & 5 Dodgeball voluntary event at morning break (10:30 – 10:50 a.m.) Dress up for Sports Day!
May 29: Pizza Celebration & KoolFly with Grade 6 at Bayside campus – leaving at 11:40 a.m.
May 30: Chinese Field Trip to Ziyuan Tea House at 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
June 8: SIS Spirit Day – Game Day–Bring board games to play during a set time
June 13: Parents are invited to attend the Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in the SPAH – More information to come.
June 15: Half Day for Students–11:30 a.m. dismissal – Last Day of School

May 8

Important Dates

  • Thursday, 10 May–STUDENT LED CONFERENCES, no school for students
  • Friday, 11 May–SWIMMING
  • Thursday, 17 May, 6:00-8:00 p.m.–ES Art Show, Kinbay, Jingshan Phase 9 Club, Level B4

The results from the eye exam went home last week. Please ask your child if you haven’t gotten them.

Thank you again for supporting your child through the Exhibition. The student groups all took risks and presented well in front of a variety of audiences. It was great to see their passion for their issues shine through!

With the end of Exhibition comes the beginning of our last units. We’ll be starting our Fantasy Book Club unit in reading, our Memoir unit in writing, and our Earth and Sun unit in science. We’ll be finishing up our Volume and Geometry unit in math, as well.

There are a LOT of vocabulary terms in geometry. The students completed a geometry review packet of what they learned in 4th grade for geometry that included a lot of these terms. It would be helpful if the students learned these terms in their home language and reviewed them often. Please ask your child for this packet so you can go over the terms together.

I’m excited for you to come on Thursday to hear from the students at the Student Led Conferences. The kids have been working hard putting their presentations together and gathering their evidence of growth. After your time in my room (or before), you are invited to go to the specialist classes. The teachers all have activities for you and your child to do together. These activities should not last more than 10-20 minutes.

Please enjoy the pictures from the Literacy Lounge and Exhibition.

 

May 2

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, 2 May, 3:00-5:00 p.m.–Session 1 of the SIS Exhibition
  • Thursday, 3 May, 8:15-9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.–Session 2 of the SIS Exhibition
  • Thursday, 3 May, 1:15-3:00 p.m.–Session 3 of the SIS Exhibition
  • Friday, 4 May, 8:30-11:30 a.m.–ISNS PYP Exhibition Field Trip
  • Monday, 7 May–SWIMMING
  • Monday, 7 May–Exhibition Celebration Lunch  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d45afaf29a4fa7-grade1
  • Thursday, 10 May–STUDENT LED CONFERENCES, no school for students
  • Friday, 11 May–SWIMMING
  • Thursday, 17 May, 6:00-8:00 p.m.–ES Art Show, Kinbay, Jingshan Phase 9 Club, Level B4

Today is the day!!! Exhibitions! Each group will be doing a formal presentation either at Level 5 or in the Gecko Theater for each session. When they aren’t presenting, they will be at their booths in and around the Grade 5 classrooms to interact with those attending. There are 3 sessions. Each session will be exactly the same, so you can choose which time works best for you. See below for the times.

This Friday is our field trip to see ISNS’s PYP Exhibition. We’ll be leaving right after the assembly and returning around 11:30/11:40 a.m.

Next Monday, all of Grade 5 will be eating lunch together to celebrate all of the work we’ve been doing for Exhibition. Please sign up here if you haven’t already to bring in food for the celebration.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d45afaf29a4fa7-grade1

Please be on the look out for the sign ups for the Student Led Conferences that will be held on Thursday, 10 May. There is no school that day for students.

April 20

Important Dates:

  • Monday, 23 April–SWIMMING
  • Monday, 23 April–Field Trip Permission Form Due
  • Monday, 23 April–Visiting Author
  • Tuesday, 24 April, 9:50-10:30 a.m.–Learning Comes Alive in Chinese and German classes
  • Wednesday, 25 April, 8:30-11:30 a.m.–SWIS PYP Exhibition Field Trip
  • Thursday, 26 April–SWIMMING
  • Friday, 27 April–SWIMMING
  • Friday, 27 April, 1:00 p.m.–Talent Show in the SPAH
  • Monday-Tuesday, 30 April-1 May NO SCHOOL for students
  • Wednesday, 2 May, 3:00-5:00 p.m.–Session 1 of the SIS Exhibition
  • Thursday, 3 May, 8:15-9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.–Session 2 of the SIS Exhibition
  • Thursday, 3 May, 1:15-3:00 p.m.–Session 3 of the SIS Exhibition
  • Friday, 4 May, 8:30-11:30 a.m.–ISNS PYP Exhibition Field Trip
  • Monday, 7 May–SWIMMING
  • Friday, 11 May–SWIMMING

This week has been a lot more work on the SIS Exhibition. Each group will be doing a formal presentation either at Level 5 or in the Gecko Theater for each session. When they aren’t presenting, they will be at their booths in and around the Grade 5 classrooms to interact with those attending. There are 3 sessions. Each session will be exactly the same, so you can choose which time works best for you. We will be sending home the exact times when each group will be presenting next week. This is our first year doing Exhibition, and we are excited for the students to share what they have researched about their group and what action they took.

In math, we’ve been solving word problems using volume. We’ve also been figuring out the area of mystery rectangles using tiling and multiplication, as well as solving word problems using area. The biggest thing when solving word problems is to SLOW DOWN and understand the story first. Drawing a picture second helps to understand the problem even more. Finally, the equations come, but only after the story is understood.