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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This week in Grade Five

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 themes and how to find evidence to support a theme?
  • How have my reading abilities improved in this reading unit?

Writing:

  • What have I learned about myself as a writer in our realistic fiction writing unit?
  • What question do I still have about writing and realistic fiction?

Unit of Inquiry: How We Organize Ourselves?

  • What product will my group sell on Market Day?
  • What do I need to prepare for Market Day?

04. November 2018 by Richard Bird
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This Week in Grade Five

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

Math:

  • How do I solve multi-digit multiplication using different strategies?
  • How can the use of estimation help us make logical problem solving decisions?
  • How do we solve problems with whole numbers and decimals?

Reading:

  • How do we identify themes across multiple texts?
  • How do the choices an author makes in their writing affect the final story?
  • What are some of the goals and techniques we can identify that authors have used?

Writing:

  • What are some ways we can use figurative language to improve our narrative writing?
  • What are some strategies we can use to end our narrative writing pieces?

Unit of Inquiry: How We Organize Ourselves

  • What do businesses need to be successful?
  • What business do I want to create with my group? (continued into next week)

28. October 2018 by Richard Bird
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This week in Grade 5

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

Math:

  • What is a variable?
  • How can we use mathematical models for addition and subtraction to solve number stories?

Reading:

  • How are our ideas about our books in Book Club evolving?
  • How do we use evidence from our books to develop the complexity of our ideas?

Writing:

  • How can I improve the quality of my written piece using the writing rubric?

Unit of Inquiry: How We Organize Ourselves

  • What are businesses? How are they related to other kinds of organizations?
  • What do businesses need to be successful?
  • What questions do we have about businesses? How can we answer them?

13. October 2018 by Richard Bird
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Tryouts for Elementary Competitive Swim Team

Dear Parents,

We will have the first tryout for the competitive elementary swim team on Monday October 29th starting at 3:15pm. It will last until 4:20. If your child needs to take the late ASA bus home you must contact transportation and register him/her.

Any students in grade 1-5 can tryout, however swimmers from grades 1-3 must be able to swim at LEAST 25m (a full length of the pool) in a recognizable stroke. Grades 4 and 5 must be able to swim 50m. No dog paddle or under water swimming will be allowed. Swimmers may be cut after the first practice if they can’t swim the required lengths. Since we only have a 25m /6 lane pool we can only fit a max of 24 swimmers on the team. Please make sure your child is truly interested committed to the whole season.

Please note this is NOT a “learn to swim” program like we had last year on Thursdays.

Any student trying out MUST be mature and responsible. For the first tryout Ms Waldo will meet the grade 1s and bring them down to the pool. They will have to be able to dress themselves in the changeroom on their own.

Students making the team will be traveling to other schools to compete. They must be well behaved and able to follow directions.

Please go to this site and fill out this form if you are sending your child to the first practice on Monday Oct 29th.

Please note: There are 6 elementary swim meets scheduled; one in each month from November to April. All these meets are on Saturdays. Please do not sign up your child if they cannot attend Saturday meets.

 

Thank you for your interest,

Ms Terry and Ms Waldo

 

 

06. October 2018 by Richard Bird
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