Thursday, September 29, 2016

Grade 5/6: Week 5: Who We Are

This Friday Grade 5 an 6 went on an excursion with Jinsho. We went in our suisha groups, and some Grade 6 students were given the opportunity to be the leader of their groups.

In class, students created poems using their name.

Students also completed their peer feedback, using medals and missions for their Pakistan newscast they created.

Music class:

9/30/2016 Who We Are Week 5 Grade 3

 Sean, Leyla and Eren displayed information about the Archimedes Principle. The PYP Learner Profile tells us that one of the attributes that we should exhibit is being principled or fair. The King in Archimedes's day wanted to find out if he had been cheated by a jeweler who made him a crown. He hired a scientist to find out. Click on the poster to get the rest of the story.

 Mario and Emine did a poster about Socrates. He asked many questions. He (like us) was an inquirer. The Government even though it was democratic didn't like him questioning authority and sentenced him to death by drinking hemlock. In the PYP, we answer our questions.

Beyza, Sumire and Lilly created a Greek poster about marathons. We run marathons on Fridays. One of our Learner Profiles in the PYP is about being a communicator. There was a battle at the Greek city of Marathon and the runner had to go 47 kilometers and tell the people in Athens that they had won the battle and the Persian enemy was coming to Athens. The runner died from exhaustion after saying the message.
During our morning assembly, we celebrated a lot of birthdays for this month.

We went on an excursion with Jinsho to Yoyogi Park. It is about a 15 minute walk from our school.

We played games, ate lunch and got some fresh air. As you can see, they keep the place well manicured and trimmed!
We were very organized and everyone had a great time besides a crow stealing a younger boy's lunch.

In Mathematics, we have been doing some binary math to help us learn about patterns and place value. Computers use this method. The rule is that there can't be 2 in a place value. In our standard base ten math, we can't have more than 9 in a place value. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Grade 2 term 1 week 5 Who we are.

On Monday the children worked extremely hard to get their models finished. The results are really impressive. I was also happy to see some of the children making a big effort to help their fellow classmates get their work finished on time. The children also put in some additional research to go with their models.  In maths we worked on addition of three numbers.

Tuesday was another busy. Having completed the models the children needed to write some accompanying information. Additionally we collaborated on a self -assessment form, which the children then used to reflect on their work. We also had literacy and numeracy classes, where we continued with addition and developed both writing and listening skills.

For our inquiry on Wednesday the focus was on reviewing the knowledge that the students had gained in the course of their investigations into different communities and to then compare their communities with life in Japan. This involved the production of a slightly longer piece of writing than normal. Overall, the children did an excellent job expressing their ideas clearly and neatly.

In the Thursday language lesson, we continued to develop strategies that students could use to develop their spelling. We also reviewed the work that we had already done on conjunctions. For our inquiry, we began to think about the work that the children could do to display their understanding of community, beliefs and values.  We also edited and completed the writing which they had begun comparing Japan and the communities that they investigated. 

Counting our treasure

Practicing counting up to 30, in order to be able to count our treasure.