Message from the PTA:
Dear Elementary School Community,
Here's how YOU can help make this day a great success...
One Dish Per Student
This year we are asking that every family bring in one dish of food per student to share at the ES International Buffet. Bring in a dessert, main dish, savory dish, sweet dish, appetizer - whatever you like making and would like to share with our families!
**If a group of parents from the same country would like to get together and provide a table with an assortment of dishes from your home country, please do!
The food will be organized by country of cuisine.
What else do I need to know?
The food may be dropped off in the morning (Friday, 9 October) or any time before 12:15 PM in Room 16 of the ES (first room on the ground floor when entering from the ES main entrance).
Please clearly label the dish with the type (country) of cuisine. Please also label if the dish contains peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg, or pork.
How can I help?
We are also looking for parents to help set up, serve food, and clean up at the International Buffet.
Please click on the link below to complete this very short form:
We look forward to seeing you and trying your delicious buffet contribution at this year's International Day!
This week, the sky was so hazy and sometimes, haze level was over 200 or 300 somewhere. We couldn’t go outside to play, so we had to stay in the classroom. I didn’t want to stay in the classroom, because I didn’t play outside for a week and I wanted to move around. Everyone were using computers to play games. (I think it is not good thing…) I couldn’t use computer (because everyone were using it a lot) so I used whiteboard to draw and make a maze.
-INTERNATIONAL TRADE GAME
Last week, we did an international trade game in grade 5. We are trying to connect that game with our new central idea (Businesses depend on local and global supply and demand for goods and services).
CHELSEA'S BLOG POST:
“In our international trade game we had to make these shapes that had to be really good. The only hard part was that many groups (Countries) only had scissors or rulers, and some groups only had paper and pencil.
My role was making shapes with my group. We sold these to the traders to get money. The traders are a big part of the game because they would tell us if the shape we made was precise. They bought it only if the shape was right”
Tuning In to the new unit - How we organize ourselves - INTERNATIONAL TRADE GAME
TUVA'S BLOG POST -
This week Ms .Charis shared her migration story of her family.
The best part of the presentation was when me Delfina,Hanna were her models of people's clothing in 1950.
Also this week we showed our migration story to each others this week was very awesome. I also learned about Ms.Charis migration; things about her I didn’t know.
SANGJE - This week Ms. Charis showed us a slideshow about her family migration story, it had a lot of information, not only about her family, about the unit and the story of singapore’s past.
It said about opium and she also explained how to make a slideshow. I really liked it because it really helped me making my slide show of my family migration story. I think I am going to make the presentation well!
XIANGHANG'S BLOG POST:
This week I study migration and watch the Singapore and Raffle movie. I like watching the Singapore movie.
I like the PE this week because in P.E I run, take the timer and play push the steel ball. The steel ball was very hard. Playing with the steel ball made me very tired but I very happy.
I like this week's Math because we learnt about negative numbers. In China I have not learnt this week math: 1 2 3 4 5 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5. So I like challenges in math.
In the library I borrowed two books Space and Wimpy kid to take back home .I like reading space star map. so I borrowed it to take in my home.
In the break time I have many friends to play Sangje and Praveen…… today in the assembly, we saw the photos of last week’s Fun Run. My friend Praveen got an award - Friday certificate. I’m very happy I’m so very like this week…..
KEAGAN'S BLOG POST:
This week, I put thought into my questions to ask my mom about her migration story connected to my unit, ‘Where We are in Place and Time’. The central idea of my unit is, “Human Migration is a Response to challenges, risks and opportunities.” At the end of this unit, grade 5 will give an individual presentation on a member of their family who migrated as their assessment. I worked on a google presentation to show my mom’s experience.
In Literacy, I read a book called 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl, in school. I changed the ending to the story.
In the real story, the monkeys reared by Mr. Twit decide to play a trick on the Twits by creating the illusion that the room is upside down. The monkeys use super glue to stick all the furniture onto the ceiling. This leads the Twits to glue their heads to the floor thinking they are the right way up. When their heads touch the floor, they get stuck forever and shrink into nothing!
However, In my story, when the Twits glue their heads to the floor, all of the furniture comes crashing down and it hammers the Twits through the ground.
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