About a month back, students in 5B Skyped with Mark Wood, explorer, on his way to the top of the world. See the past post about our Skype call. May 20th, Mark finished his journey about 500 meters from the top. His team was suffering, and he made the decision to turn back to save […]
These past few weeks, we have been discussing natural resources in 5B. What are they? Who has them? Why are natural resources so important? How do they affect us? Our most recent inquiry was into countries and their natural resources. Students chose two countries: one they thought was rich and another one poor, and they […]
I am an advocate of reading aloud to children, and I teach grade 5. I feel like it’s a confession. It’s the first step, and one I would hope everyone would follow. In the early grades, I think most teachers read to children because they can’t read too well themselves. However, as children get older, […]
We call it genius hour or DIY. Inspired by the DIY site, students have taken on a challenge. Become skilled at something they don’t know by June 7th. The DIY site and the Internet has made it so easy to learn new skills. We should all try it. There’s magic going on, interior design, clothing […]
It all ended with a bang and tired, but excited, students, relieved but sad to see it all go. Exhibition. Our school holds one night for parents and the next day for students. Students set up their spot in the auditorium, having worked hard on their visual display throughout the Exhibition with the art teacher’s […]
Last month, three 5B students and four other grade 5 students took the UK Maths challenge. The UK Maths challenge is a problem solving test given to students in the UK and around the world. YIS Grade 6 and grade 7 students all take the mathematics test, and it is an option for grade 5. […]
Love it when students take the initiative! Julynn made this video about Grade 5 camp. Take a look and see where we traveled and more–from a student’s perspective. Please comment about this great video!