Grade 5 have continued to learn about equal rights this week. They have been researching human rights violations around the world and throughout history. The children worked together to gather information based on their own questions and presented their research to their peers. In language, they have begun to write biographies about human rights activists who stood up and made a change for their chosen right. After watching speeches by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environmental activist who is only 16, the children decided they too could be changemakers. Over the next few weeks, they will decide what action they want to take at the end of our first unit of inquiry.
We have continued our collaborative learning with Grade 4 and 6, reflecting on the approaches to learning. This week we focused on communication skills. Grade 5 also visited Pre-K again this week to read with the younger children. They are becoming more confident in themselves as reading coaches and in their ability to share their knowledge.
In preparation for Sport's Day, we went to the nearby park to practise for the event. The children showed great sportsmanship and perseverance throughout the day. The children look forward to seeing you there.