This Week in Grade 5

Reminder that this week we will be going to Camp!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can we use models to solve multiplication of fractions?

Writing:

  • What is the importance of different features found in a non-fiction text?

Reading:

  • What is the importance of primary and secondary sources?

Science:

  • What is the importance/use of finding the brightness of stars in our galaxy?

17. February 2019 by ksumner
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What’s New in Grade 5

Reminder that this week finishes our Winter MAP testing!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How are fractions and decimals related?
  • How do we solve addition and subtraction of fractions?

Writing:

  • What is the importance of organized subtopics in non-fiction writing?
  • How do we hook a reader into a non-fiction piece?

Reading:

  • How do you determine implicit main ideas in reading?
  • What is the importance of primary and secondary sources?

Science:

  • What are some of the patterns of our solar system?
  • How do these patterns affect our everyday life?

11. February 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Reminder that this week starts our Winter MAP testing!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • What is the standard algorithm for mathematics?

Writing:

  • What are the components of a non-fiction writing?

Reading:

  • What are some productive ways to record and take notes?

Science:

  • What are the different elements of the solar system/universe?

27. January 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can I use multiples to efficiently solve partial-quotient division?
  • What other strategies can I use to solve division problems?

Writing:

  • What are the key components of a lab report?
  • How do I share data and information I have learned in science?

Reading:

  • What are some creative ways to demonstrate what I have learned in our fantasy unit?

Science:

  • Unit of Inquiry: How the world works?
  • What forms of communication can I use to demonstrate my science work?

13. January 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can I classify quadrilaterals within a hierarchy?
  • How can I use the attributes of shapes to categorize them?

Writing:

  • What are the key components of a lab report?
  • How do I share data and information I have learned in science?

Reading:

  • What are some different ways I can identify unknown words?
  • What are the different forms of figurative language?

Unit of Inquiry: How the world works?

  • Why is communication an important aspect of the scientific method?
  • What should I include in a reflection for my experiments?

10. December 2018 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can I classify shapes within a hierarchy?
  • How can I use the attributes of shapes to categorize them?

Writing:

  • What are the key components of a lab report?
  • How do I share data and information I have learned in science?

Reading:

  • What life-lessons can I learn from the fantasy genre?
  • What is the significance and differences between internal and external struggles?

Unit of Inquiry: How the world works?

  • Why is observation an important aspect of the scientific method?
  • What should I include in a hypothesis for my experiments?

04. December 2018 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can I use what I know about x and y-axis to graph unknown points on a coordinate plane?
  • How can I represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points on a coordinate plane?

Writing:

  • What are the key components of a lab report?
  • How do I share data and information I have learned in science?

Reading:

  • How can I keep track of the complexity in a fantasy story?
  • How can I alter my thinking of a character in my fantasy books (using evidence from the text)?
  • What goals can I set for my continued fantasy book club reading?

Unit of Inquiry: How the world works?

  • What types of questions do we have about the world?
  • What would make a good experiment?
  • What pieces would we need to complete a given experiment?

24. November 2018 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

This Week in Grade 5

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can geometric ideas be communicated using a variety of representations? (i.e maps, grids, charts)
  • How can geometry be used to solve problems about real-world situations, spatial relationships, and logical reasoning?
  • How is geometry connected to my world?

Writing:

  • What are the key components of a lab report?
  • How do I share data and information I have learned in science?

Reading:

  • How does the setting affect and influence fantasy books?
  • What are some qualities that make fantasy books unique?
  • How can I keep track of the complex worlds and problems of a fantasy novel?

Unit of Inquiry: How the world works?

  • What is science and what makes it unique?
  • How do scientists communicate to other scientists?

19. November 2018 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • What math skills have I learned in this unit?
  • How have I improved as a learner?
  • What do I still need to work on?

Reading:

  • What do I know about the fantasy genre?
  • Why do we learn/read fantasy books?

Writing:

  • How has my narrative writing improved over this unit?
  • What can I do to improve my narrative writing?

Unit of Inquiry: How We Organize Ourselves?

  • What will my group need to efficiently run our small business?
  • What did I do well while working with my group?
  • What can I still improve on with my group work?

13. November 2018 by ksumner
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Parent Teacher Conferences

A message from Sabrina Sambola, our PYP Coordinator:

November 14 & 15, 2018, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

You can sign up using the UAS Parent Portal.  See instructions to book your appointment here.  If you are having technical problems please contact portalsupport@uasdubai.ae. The booking system on the Parent Portal will close on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm. Please be sure to select your appointments by that time.

We kindly ask that you complete this Google Form (G5) for each of your children in the Elementary school. This form will provide information to your child’s teachers in order to help them best meet your needs during these conferences.

04. November 2018 by Richard Bird
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