I feel a little bit nervous for the Exhibition coming up.
My group is collaborating and I’m really happy about that.
This week we sorted out our Exhibition Questions.
We made Essential Agreements and finally today we contacted our Mentors by sending them an email about interviewing them.
Challenge for the coming week - start thinking of meaningful and measurable action connected to our interests.
The highlight of the week was the poetry recital and the final formation of Exhibition groups.
For the recital, a majority of the students performed poems written by them using various literary devices.
It took courage to overcome their inhibitions and perform before an audience. Way to go, 5.1!!
Today we had to do a poetry recital. 5.1 ( my class ) and 5.2 had to share our poems to our parents and each other. When I was on stage I honestly felt nervous and scared, now I feel happy. My poem was about being afraid of the dark, it was called “The unseen side of the dark”. I felt like I couldn’t speak and that I just wanted to run off the stage. Overall, I think I did quite okay.
This experience was honestly sort of fun, once I got off the stage I felt better because I was just happy I got the presenting done and over with.
I actually felt kind of proud that I managed to speak in front of a large group of people.
I wrote a poem on bullying and when I started presenting I felt very frustrated and nervous to go up in front of everyone in Grade 5 but when I was up there I actually felt more and more proud, confident but I messed up in the middle but I guess nobody noticed. I liked presenting and Ms. England's speech at the end. It was fun.
This week, we went through various exercises to expand our areas of interests. What do we really care about? what problems and issues are related to it? Is it worthy of a five week inquiry? Students shared their ideas with each other, giving suggestions. In the process, some ideas were considered, some dropped.
The students also received their Exhibition journals that will document their journey till March 16.
This week, grade 6 students paid us a visit to share their experiences during the Exhibition last year.
The mood is upbeat! Our class is quite excited.
Last week, we kicked off our Exhibition process by deconstructing the six trans-disciplinary themes. We tried to identify the different topics that could be associated with each theme.
We also had a workshop with our principal Mr Pinchbeck on how to write central ideas. We looked at what a central idea should be and what it should not. Students had a go at writing examples of both, and voted on some central ideas they found interesting and challenging. Creative juices are flowing!
View life from the lens of a 10 year old, and it will bring much humour and joy. That sums up my experience with my grade 5 students at ISS.
Mr Pinchbeck's blog
Grade 5.1 2017-2018