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  1. 1. MAY 28 2010 W E E K LY U P D A T E GRAD E 5 A @ C D N I S Measurement, Literature Circles and Who We Are Dear Parents, students have been looking questions, please let me know at the different body and I can help. I think it is safe to say we are systems, such as the in the final stretch of our 2009-10 A reminder that school for muscular and skeletal school year. With only a few students will be finished on systems. They’ll continue weeks left of school, we are June 15. This was noted to with the digestive, nervous finishing off our Math, which parents at the end of the first and reproductive systems includes measurement combined s e m e s t e r. O n J u n e 1 5 , next week. We’ll also be with decimals. Students have Portfolios and Progress discussing changes in our been discovering ways to find Reports will be sent home. I body as we reach area and perimeter of spaces, intend to start sending home adolescence. A letter to you and, while doing so, are receiving student work that has not bee explaining our objectives mini-lessons on how to use included in the portfolio will be sent to you as a part decimals appropriately. starting next week. of the weekly Our Literacy for the remaining communication (via email). of the school year will stay Students have completed “reading-based” as I feel the their digital stories, which We have missed a few students have done a tremendous were transformed from their weeks due to Cheung Chau amount of (great) writing this pieces of historical fiction. I camp and the China Trip. y e a r. W e h a v e j u s t a b o u t hope to have these digital There will be more awards completed one round of stories uploaded onto the than normal this week and Literature Circles on books of the blog by the end of the next. students’ own choosing. Students weekend (fingers crossed!). will work in groups to present Congratulations to Kelly their books while at the same An email about our planned Wing, Andrew Choi, time, self-select another book for Beach Day, to be held on Dorothy Leung, Ena Cheng a second (and final) round of June 14, was sent to you and Justin To for receiving Literature Circles. earlier in the week. As part the 5A@CDNIS awards this of that email, you received week. Our final unit of inquiry, Who a Google Docs link should donaldmacpherson@cdnis.edu.hk We Are, will involve students you wish to contribute food, investigating the central idea: http:// snacks, cutlery, drinks, etc. “Throughout life, our bodies go djmacpherson.edublogs.org/ It is a very easy process but through a series of changes that should you have any make us who we are.” So far, Dates to Remember June 4: Grade 5 Assembly June 14: Beach Day June 15: Last day of school for students