Lately, we have been reading and writing lots of poetry. We have looked into devices that poets use to make their poems more interesting and enjoyable. We now know what are alliterations, ononomatopoeia, similes, and metaphors, and are beginning to use them in in our poems.
In class we have been having fun with POETRY THEATER. We are working on projecting our voices, pacing our words, rhythm, and using the right expression.
To view some of our performances, please click click on the page above.
This week was so much fun so I want to tell you what we did. Just sit back relax and enjoy my summary.
This week was UN Night and UN Day.
Let me take you back to the beginning.
We went to music class every week as usual then we heard that we were going to do the UN Night it was first time for ALL of us.
So we all had groups and I wanted to sing so I went in the singing group. There were 4 people in my group at first I was shocked at the small number but then I realized that if there were less people the audience gets to hear your voice more so I was happy about that.
Once we were starting to set things out after we practice I felt bad for Ms.Stacey ( Our music teacher ) because she was the one who tells us what to do sort of like a manager. She was stressing out so we all tried to behave the best we could.
It was the day before it was our time to shine so we were trying to make it perfect. There was other music teachers there to give us feedback and most of them were good.
So today is the day I was horrifically nervous but if anyone could do it it should be me so I just believed in myself and I could do it.
Just to let you know that when I am nervous and excited at the same time I really need the bathroom. Don’t worry I did not pee myself, when it was over I felt great and all the negative emotion in my body went away and felt good emotions.
On UN Day we were singing and doing parades of our countries.
I represented Spain even though I am half spanish and half indonesian
There was many countries that is what makes our school very special.
So it was the day that we would share our parents the beauty of ISS.
So we all went on stage country by country and most of us weren't nervous so that was very good..
Once it was done K1,2 Grade 1,2,3,4 sang Hello To All The Children Of The World Then it was grade 5 turn to sing so we sang One World One Song That was the same song we sang on UN Night.
This was my summery and hope you enjoyed.
In a span of two hours, we went skiing in Norway and Sweden, played ancient games in Korea, tried to listen to aboriginal instruments in Australia, took photos at Mt Fujji and tried our hand at some more traditional Japanese sport.
By KRISHNA-ON-THE-FLOOR: This week was fun because we learnt about equivalent fractions and poems. I found doing equivalent fractions fun because last year I was so confused when we were learning about equivalent fractions and now since I know more about how to do equivalent fractions, I find it fun.
We also did some performing in our class and reading poems. This was our new unit of inquiry. This was one of the best units I’ve ever had since I was in Singapore because acting and performing is one of my favourite things to do.
This week was fun and I had the best week yet in Grade 5!
BY SARA: "This week in school we learnt about equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. We use models to understand it better but I found it easier just doing it.
At the beginning of the week it was a bit hard but now I really get it. Ms.Batlaw explained everything really well to now I am confident.
If somebody would ask me what is equivalent to 6/7 , I would directly know the answer which is 12/14. Thats equivalent fractions. Equivalent fractions basically mean that you multiply both the numerator and the denominator with the same number and then the answer to that would be an equivalent fraction to that original number.
Simplifying fractions is done like this: if somebody asks me simplify 2/4 then you would have to divide the numerator and the denominator by the same number to get the answer. So simplifying a fraction is basically making the fraction smaller.
So 2/4 is the same as ½ if you simplify it!"
We tuned into poetry this week by first expressing our impressions and feelings about poetry. We followed a routine called Chalk Talk - there were six stations and students visited each in groups. They individually thought about the question, discussed it with their group mates and then jotted down their ideas before moving on to another station.