- No classes on Thursday, 3 OCT, for parent-teacher conferences. Traditionally, this conference is between parents and teachers only.
- This is week 8...so Math Mates Term 1 Sheet 8 has been assigned, and is due on Monday, 7 OCT.
- If you're reading Orwell's Luck or Flush, keep in mind that they are to be completed by Tuesday, 1 OCT.
- In times table action, we're focusing on the 6 times table, and 7 times table beginning at the end of the week.
- Here's an article we will be looking at this week: http://www.savetheserengeti.org/issues/highway/stop-the-serengeti-highway/. Why would the highway be a good idea? Why would it be bad?
- Are you reading at home? You should be! Comment about the book you're reading in the comment section below. Do you like it? Would you recommend it to a friend?
The IT team was nice enough to give us our login and password info for everydaymathonline.com. Although Mr. Nonato has taught Everyday Math before, he has never seen the website. He has no idea how it will benefit learners. In the comment section below, tell him the positives and the negatives of this website. Does it have anything on estimation and chance (the next sections we will be studying)? Let him know!
Here's a list taken by our very own animal expert Pietro. Throughout the trip, 5N students would help Pietro mark down the animals they saw. Thanks for keeping track, Pietro!
While we were busy prepping for and away in Mikumi, 5N missed Peace Day on Saturday, September 21. Here's a video by Mr. Jeremy Gilley, a film maker and founder of Peace One Day.
I know we missed that day - we were too busy sitting on a bus for four and a half hours. But it's not too late to get in on the action. What can you do to (belatedly) commemorate Peace Day? 4% of the world's population knew about World Peace Day in 2012. How many more will know about it in 2014?
Today IST celebrated its 50th anniversary since the first day of classes were held. Big festivities took place with visits to national stalls, a (huge!) parade of nations, and a ceremony that included dancing featuring some of the 5N girls.
Well done to all who participated. A special thanks goes out to the parents. Thanks for helping the children with their costumes running the stalls - great food, great drinks, great info...lots of fun had by all.
Posted at 12 SEP, 12:40: Representatives from the World Wide Fund for Nature are here to talk to all the Fifth Graders about poaching and Borders. Stay tuned to the comments to read what the young learners found out!
This graphic was taken from the New York Times on an article titled Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits. What is this graphic saying? What can be done to prevent this problem? Answer in the comment section below.
Alright 5N students! It's time to get this blog up and running at full speed with your participation. Having you contributing to this blog includes many things, but right now I would like to focus on commenting.
Commenting allows for feedback and conversation on a blog. It allows for students to present ideas, and for other students to contribute to those ideas and to build upon them.
But for this to happen, we must come up with a set of agreements for commenting on a blog. What agreements do you believe need to be in place if we are to have an effective blog and comment section (or, what rules should we have for comments)? Answer in the comment section below!
This is the second video in this series. Please watch the "The Missing Piece" video below first!
In the comments box write what you think the message is behind the book.
This blog will be taken care of by the 5N teachers and students .