Week of April 1

Important Dates:

  • Friday, April 5–Qing Ming Holiday, NO SCHOOL for students
  • Monday, April 8–Trimester 3 ASAs start

What we’re doing…

In math, we have started our unit on area, volume, and categorizing 2D shapes. This week we looked at rectangular prisms and how we can find the volume by counting cubes and decomposing the prism into layers. Please click on the Unit 6 Newsletter for tips on how you can help your child during this unit. We are also looking at how this connects to the formula for finding the volume of a rectangular prism, as well as reviewing how to find the area of rectangles.

In reading, we’re continuing with our fantasy book club unit. Students have been reviewing story elements and looking at craft techniques, tracking the internal and external struggles/conflicts for the characters, and finding evidence for the themes that are developing.

In writing, we are drafting our memoirs. We will begin revising to make sure that our memoirs are an effective blend of narrative and essay.

In science, we’re continuing with our Earth, Sun, and Stars unit. We looked at the ways that the Earth moves and how this affects the length of day and night. We also supported an argument that gravity pulls objects “down”. We will finish the unit by graphing data and looking for patterns in the length of shadows throughout the day, and the constellations that we see throughout the year.

TEDx @ Jingshan

Congratulations to Emma Lin in 5B and Shian Joo in 5C for a fantastic job at TEDx @ Jingshan. Please view, like, and share their official TEDx talks below.

Don’t forget to check out all the TEDx @ Jingshan speakers by simply searching the keywords “TEDx Jingshan” on YouTube.

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