Annisaa's blog post:
I really enjoy doing Unit and Inquiry this week because we had fun doing role play about the reasons for Migration and act it out!
Aika, shabiya, keitaro and I did a role play about three push factors - civil war, tsunami, which is natural disaster and a role play about a pull factor - Singapore had a better education!
Push means forced to move and pull means come to this country or place. My part was being migrants. Once we were done practising our role play we had to present and the audience had to guess if our situation was pull or push.
The other groups also had to present their role play to the audience. I was being a risk-taker when we did the role play with my group because we had to present to the audience.
I was being Inquirer because I enjoy learning new things when we did the role play!!!
DAVID'S BLOG POST:
Zheng He and his Treasure Fleet
It is incredible how someone who lived in the dark ages and reached South Africa even before the Europeans even put foot on it’s soft bay of sand with a ship 6 times bigger than the biggest European ship of the 1700s. And that boat was called The Treasure Dragon.
Ms. Yanping told us more about Zheng He and his treasure fleet that brought many Chinese people to South Asia. It was great and interesting, but all our favorite was the National Geographic documentary.
I enjoyed this week talking to my friends because I made friends in G5 . I like friends because friends is so kind. And talking to them is so fun.
This week we have done something most exciting and I can’t wait to tell all of you people.
McKayla,Evangelina & ME (Aroha) were together in one group.
We made a play on Refugees I and Evangelina were the children and McKayla was our mother we had lots of fun making the play. We had to move from India to Singapore because India has lots of pollution. So on our way we passed different kinds of dangers just like what refugees face on their ways to other countries. We started off in Mumbai and we finally found ourselves in Singapore even if refugees are not allowed. They allowed us.
Middle School Adventure
We just came back for lunch it was almost end of school. We were sitting in our classroom then we heard a loud and clear BANG! On our door.
Ms. Batlaw went to answer the door and it was Mrs. Jasinska and she was calling Ms. Batlaw out to discuss something. Everyone was so confused suddenly Mrs. Jasinska went bashing thru the door with Ms. Batlaw. She said in a panic “Okay guys me and um um Ms. ba……. Oh Ms. Batlaw sorry i'm just such in a panic that I can’t speak. Ms. Batlaw and I paired you up in partners and we’ll give you a sticky note with a location IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL NOT HERE so first we have, Evangelina and Keitaro?”Said Mrs. Jasinska “Yes here” I said “Okay you two have to go to the science lab” said Mrs. Jasinska “um, Okay” I said confused “come on go now!”said Mrs. Jasinska. So as we were told to go to the middle school but there was one BIG problem…. WE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE THE SCIENCE LAB WAS!!!
So we asked a man in his class and he told us to go to the very left and go all the way up. We found the science lab and so we entered quietly because there was a class there.
WHAT SHABIYA HAD TO SAY ABOUT THAT.......
This week, something very unusual happened in our class.
So Ms. Batlaw and Ms. Jasinska came up with a plan to trick us. They said that there were a problem in the elementary school so we are forced to go to the middle school. I am suppose to go to room 5 in middle school. I felt very scared and uncomfortable sitting in a class full of middle school students. Then, our friends said we have to go so we quickly so we ran to our classroom. At the class, we did a quick activity about how we felt and what we did.
Just before we go home, Ms. Batlaw told us about why we were forced to go to the middle school.
SOSUKE'S BLOGPOST -
In Literacy we worked on how to read and respond to books. How you feel, What is the story about, and the Question. It was fun because I like to read book and make the Questions but some books were little bit hard. I didn’t understand some word.
What McKayla enjoyed the most -
Last week I enjoyed writing about myself. We all wrote about ourselves for others to get to now us better. We wrote on a sheet of paper, and we could also decorate our sheet of paper. The reason I enjoyed writing, is because I enjoy writing even though my hands hurt when I finish ! All my friends don't like writing because their hands get tired and hurt!
I am very excited to begin working with a fantastic and talented bunch of students.
Our first unit of inquiry will be into Where We are in Place and Time.
Central Idea: The story of humanity is a story of migration.
The lines of inquiry -
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