January 14

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January 14

  1. 1. JANUARY 14, 2011 W E E K LY U P D A T E GRADE 5A @ CDNIS The Students Made it Happen!Dear Parents,Wow, what a week!• Two full days of rehearsals in the LLAC on Monday and Tuesday• An absolutely stunning performance put together and delivered by the Grade 5 students• A field trip to the SENT Landfill in Tseung Kwan O• A viewing of “Sparrow Village”• Applications being sent home for the annual Grade 5 Zigen trip to Guizhou Province Your children really have experienced a wide range of learning engagements over the pastweek. In addition to that, we have started our new unit, “Sharing the Planet.” You can findbelow the Unit Update. It’s also been posted on the blog along with the two summativeassessments; the hard copies of these assessments have been sent home with your childtoday. Please read them carefully, discuss them with your child and return them on Mondaywith your signature. In Math we are working to conclude our investigations into fractions. Students arecreating their own summative assessments to demonstrate their understandings. We’vebrainstormed a list of possible tasks, such as poetry collections, posters, interviewingfractions, short stories, reference books, “How To” manuals board games, and more! We’llstart our investigations into decimals very shortly. In Literacy, we’ll begin looking at the language features and organizational structures ofrecounts next week. For some more information, check out the Literacy link on our blog. Photographs from Tuesday’s performance have been posted. Thanks those who haveprovided some pics for the slideshow. If you have any that you’d like to contribute, by allmeans send them to me and I’ll include them in the blog. Please note the reminders on this blog. There are many important dates and notificationsabout which you should be aware.Kind Regards,DJ MacPhersondonaldmacpherson@cdnis.edu.hk & http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/teachers/donaldmacpherson//

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