Last week, we inquired into our personal questions: what is menstruation? how can we keep ourselves clean during our period? What are hormones? what food should we eat during puberty? How can we handle stress during puberty? We shared our findings with the class.
DEBATES: To prepare for our summative assessment, we started debating topics in class. WE made two teams; our first topic of debate was: Computers are useful to us (11 year olds) One team spoke against the topic, and the other in favour of it. It was a heated debate, and the team against computers won by one point.
More debates to follow this week before the summative.
May 31 and June 1: Grade 5 students will spend a day and a half in MS as Grade 6 students to prepare for their transition to the Middle School.
MATH: Exploring Measurement. What is capacity and how is it different from volume?
How are WEIGHT and MASS different?
AROHA'S BLOG POST: My favorite part of this week was Math, because we were inquiring into Probability and I made a probability game as a summative assessment. We could choose if we wanted to be with a partner, my partner was Shabiya. We made a game called Even and odd. Even and odd is used with a spinner and a chart. We used the spinner instead of a dice. It's used to show the probability. In our game, the player spins the spinner. They check the key to see if they get a chance to move up or down.
My game is called the Math Board game. I have made questions and answers to move forward. The probability is in the use of the Spinner. There is the least chance of landing on Orange, and 5/12 chance of landing on Green.
THOMAS's Maths Big Adventure Game: I used a dice. I made the dice with counters. To win you have to throw the dice and reach the Prize.
Central Idea: There are changes that affect our body.
In this unit we will look into the social, emotional and physical changes that occur in our body during puberty, a very significant time in the lives of our students. We will also explore hygiene and peer pressure.
There is a Question box in the classroom into which students can drop their questions ... anonymously. Write your question only. No names. We will discuss the answers in class as a group. A great time to ask questions and clear mis conceptions!
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.
Grade 5.1 2017-2018