Friday, January 24, 2020

Grade 4: Term 2 - Week 3


We have been trying out more styles of art this week. We have tried our hand at some geometrical patterns and linked it to our mathematics. We first looked at art from different cultures - including African pattern making inspired from nature and geometrical patterns created in Islamic art. We then looked at tessellations created by Escher, inspired by his travels to Spain. We made our own tessellation templates to create a simple symmetrical pattern. 


We have continued to work on our understanding of poetry by examining the features of poetry - especially the poetic language including similes, metaphors, personification and onomatopoeia. We then wrote poems based on our own likes and dislikes. At the end of the week we performed our texts in front of Grade 5 & 6 in a poetry slam in the library on Friday. It was great to hear everyone write (and read out) such a wide range of poetry - free verse, rhyming - even haiku about anything we wanted. 


As we were looking at geometrical patterns and tessellation in our art inquiry, we spent our mathematics sessions investigating the properties of 2D shape. We have looked at quadrilaterals, the different types of triangles (and their angles) and also parallel and perpendicular lines. At the end of the week we played a fun game called 'Which Shape?' to show our understanding of the vocabulary needed to describe shapes.

Term 2 Week 3 PYP Inquirers

We sought to find hidden objects in a Disney "Frozen" book. 

During Library recess, Grade 2 students are drawing pictures of some of our Learner Profiles. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Term 2 Week 3 Library

Grades 4 and 5 participated in a lovely poetry contest in the Library.

Grade 6 officiated the event. 

Afterwards, the two classes presented a group poem as a gift to the seniors for helping them. 

Term 2 Week 3 PE

We are continually thinking of ideas to accommodate our new PE equipment in our closet.

We have new junior size rackets and padded hula hoops. 

Grade 3 Creating Commercials

This week during Inquiry, grade 3 began creating commercials for products that they want to create and sell to a target audience.  Working in groups the students have to design a product or redesign a real product, create the product, plan out how to shoot the commercial and then next week they will video their commercial.  Each group is working hard to create and design their products.  Stay tuned for pictures from their video shoot next week!

Grade 2 Term 2 Week 3

During inquiry, we observed and analyzed several performances and are now thinking about the different stories they might be telling. We also talked about the different body movements we saw and tried them for ourselves. 

We played a fun game of mirror where they had to copy the body movements of our partner. It was a lot of fun! 

We continued to work on making posters and donation boxes for the Australian fires. We even had grade 5 students record us for the SIS News.

Grade 2 students continue to take action! These 3 students made a poster of how to become an inquirer and shared it during our morning meeting!

One of our students made a poster at home to help out!

This week in math, we compared numbers using the greater than, less than, or equal to symbols. We also practiced reading and writing them as well. 

We enjoyed our buddy reading with preschool.