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 educational journey and for all the support. Best wishes to all of 5A wherever they may go next year. Report cards are available via SchoolBase and MAP test scores went home with all students yesterday. I hope you all have a wonderful summer!
June 12: Grades 4 and 5 pool party at Jingshan pool (weather permitting)
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 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!
Last week, we finished up our fantasy book clubs, memoirs, and science units. Thanks to those who braved the rain to attend the publishing party on Thursday!
This 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 today for the music placement. An email from Ms. Terrell went out last week 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, no track bottoms, no SIS PE shirts, etc. Here’s a picture of the ASA Choir from last week (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 for students this Wednesday. Here’s the LINK if you haven’t signed up already and wish to.
Please note that students need to bring swimming caps for the pool party on Wednesday or they can’t swim in the Jingshan pool.
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.
The end of year is always a busy time with many great events. Here are several important dates / events to write down:
May 15: DRA Testing begins in class 5A
May 18: Art Show – leaving Jingshan campus at 13:35
May 21: Warm up with sample items in preparation for MAP testing
May 22: Language MAP test for class 5A at 8:00 – 9:00 – Please inform me as soon as possible if you know your child will be absent during this testing
May 22: Transition to Grade 6 at Bayside campus – leaving at 12:40 – Please inform me as soon as possible if you know your child will be absent during this testing
May 23: Mathematics MAP test for class 5A at 11:00 – 12:00 – Please inform me as soon as possible if you know your child will be absent during this testing
May 24: Reading MAP test for class 5A at 13:15 – 14:15
May 29: SIS Spirit Day – Sports Day; Grades 4 & 5 Dodgeball voluntary event at morning break (10:30 – 10:50); dress up for Sports Day!
May 29: Koolfly & Pizza Celebration with Grade 6 at Bayside campus – leaving at 11:40
May 30: Field Trip to Ziyuan Tea House at 10:00 – 12:15
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 – More information to come
June 15: Half Day for Students – Last Day of School
I wanted to make sure you had these dates to write down in your calendars. But, as the year continues, I’m sure more dates will be shared. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email / Dojo / private message me.
Thursday, 10 May–STUDENT LED CONFERENCES, no school for students
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, promoted learner agency, and professionally presented in front of a variety of audiences. It was great to see their passion for the issues they chose shine through!
With the end of Exhibition comes the beginning of our last unit, “Where We Are In Place & Time.” Within this unit of inquiry, we’ll be starting our fantasy book clubs in reading, writing memoirs, and investigating the Earth and Sun in science. We’ll be finishing up volume and geometry 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 wide variety 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.
On Thursday, May 10, we would like to invite you to attend your child’s student led conference.
What is a Student Led Conference?
This is an opportunity for your child to share with you their learning. Most importantly it is a chance for you to celebrate with them their growth and development.
What should I expect?
They will carefully take you through their goals and the work they have prepared. They will talk about their strengths and areas of growth both in their homeroom and specialist classes. There may be 3 conferences held at the same time.
What is the Teacher’s Role?
The teacher will be present in the classroom observing the students’ celebrations as they share. The teacher will not be directly involved in the conference.
How to support your child during the conference?
Give specific and positive feedback.
Ask specific questions.
Express confidence in their ability to lead this conference.
Here is the link for 5A’s signup.
If you wish to meet with your child’s specialists teacher, you may stop by before or after your homeroom conference.
Also, we will be having a celebration for our wonderful students and their exhibition mentors this Monday. Please consider donating food items if you are able. Thank you so much.