Today as a grade 5 group we got together to watch part of the Discovery Channel's: The History of Singapore. We took notes as we watched and created open-ended questions about the history of Singapore. Ms. Anji and I were impressed with the depth of the questions the students came up with. We will try to answer them during our trip to the Chinese Heritage Museum, in our library sessions, and in the classroom.
At first we were a little daunted by our first unit of maths, as the Central Idea seemed so difficult! However, when broke down the Central Idea, that "using our knowledge of the base 10 value system, patterns can be generalised" we saw that we had a great deal of pre-existing knowledge about our unit. Firstly we looked at place values up to the millions and investigated how much each number was actually worth! We partitioned the values and reflected on how they related to base 10 values. We created our own representations of numbers using our knowledge of operations, base 10 value, place value, and visual representations. We reflected on the process and the challenges we faced. Next we will apply our knowledge to patterns. Fantastic work 5.2!
Welcome to Grade 5!
If you have just made the move from Grade 4, I hope you enjoy your new class and I extend a special welcome from ISS to all our new students.
After meeting the students of 5.2 today I'm very excited for the upcoming year. Our first unit of inquiry is Where We Are in Place and Time, and I'm so interested to learn how our unique backgrounds shape our stories and learning experiences. It is exciting to be the guide for 5.2's final year in the PYP.
Mrs. Michelle Jasinska
I'm very excited to be the classroom teacher for 5.2! I hope you enjoy the window into our world as we complete our PYP journey in grade 5.