Friday, the 5 June was my last day of school in elementary! It was of course very sad that I knew that I wasn’t able to spend anymore time with my friends but still I tried to enjoy the moment while it lasts. At the end of the day (after assembly) Mrs.Batlaw said thank you and good luck for the people that were leaving earlier which was very nice. After school I met some other girls in the class and we talked a little bit and ate chips covered in chocolate which was the best by the way :)! We said bye which was really sad. I don’t know why I think it’s sad if I know that I’m still going to come back again after the summer but I think it’s because you can’t see them for a long time. I wished them and they wished me a happy holiday/summer and so we went off.
The last day of school was a very good day, it was fun, it was enjoyable, and a lot more. I really like our class because they are very helpful, funny, creative TOGETHER, and everything else! I hope the last week of school for them is really good.
It has been a great year in grade 5.1. I will miss, Ms Batlaw she helped on a lot of things. Especially my friends in 5.1 and 5.2 were very nice to me but now it is going to be a new journey in Middle School. This was great experience from camp to Steven’s bee catching (R.I.P. bees).I will miss a lot of things that I did in grade 5.
Both teams debated passionately...made excellent points. Their candour and honesty were amazing. Children do view the world differently from adults. Their point of view is a lot simpler and less complicated. The only way to know what transpired is to ask the students or to be a mysterious fly on the wall!
The past few days in class we have been working with debating. What is debating, what happens when you debate, and what does “debate” even mean?
We have learned that when you debate it basically means that you have a topic, you do research and you argue about that special thing. It’s also good if we give examples and give sources.
We have been divided in 2 groups and the day before we needed to study both pros and cons about our main topic. Whenever we have time we would sit in a line and talk about it. We are though NOT ALLOWED to research/go on the internet at the same time that the debate is happening! We do our best to talk as a group and to let everyone be part of the debate which I (Maya) think we are succeeding very well with. Each time we give an example or gives a source we get 1 point. If you give a very good point about your argument you have a chance that you can get 2 points. The team with the most points win the round.
How do we decide who starts?
1 person from each team do rock, paper, scissors up to 1, the team that wins gets to start… AND pick what thing they want to argue about, for example
Say the category is Dogs VS Cats! There is team A and team B, 1 person from team A and 1 person from team B do rock, paper, scissor and team B wins. Team B then gets to pick if they want to go against cats or if they want to go against dogs.