The Media Unit
Recently we have started our new unit HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES in which we are learning about media. We are looking at HOW MEDIA INFLUENCES THE WAY WE THINK AND ACT. So far we looked at WHAT IS MEDIA and HOW IT INFLUENCES AUDIENCES. We did a few activities to help us answer those questions and get deeper into what media is.
What we did this is week is we have chosen a partner to work with, and go to Britanica and research about medea using Cornell notes. Also we did a brainstorm about what we all think media is and shared our definition of media in group’s. Than later on we had pictures given to us that we put under Print, Broadcast, Outdoor and Digital and then once done as a class we and Ms.Anji had a debate about what goes where. We also did a skit in groups to represent the central idea.
For us the most valuable experience to the class was the debate about where in media does the CD/DVD belong to because we weren't sure if it goes under Digital or Broadcast since you have control over it and it's pretty high tech but it has the content of BroadCast. It was a good class discussion/debate. And we really enjoyed it too.
We think that this is a very interesting unit and its knowledge will help us a lot in the future.
Teachers, can you please forward this to parents as needed.
This Friday, 17 November, will be out ES Fun Run for Houses and to support the Food Bank.
Students are encouraged to donate 50 cents to 2 dollars to the Food Bank.
Students are allowed to dress in house colours with their PE shorts on if they want to. We are also asking them to bring their House Bandanas to show support for their houses.
The Fun Run will take place on the Grass Field.
K1-G2 will come down at their assembly time (1:00) and run/ walk for 12 minutes, earning a point for each lap they run. The house captains, along with a few teachers as needed, will give out rubber bands for each lap completed. At the end of the run/walk, house captains will take the rubber bands and place them in house buckets (one for each house).
G3-G5 will come down at their assembly time (1:30) and run/ walk for 20 minutes, earning a point for each lap. The house captains, along with a few teachers as needed, will give out rubber bands for each lap completed. At the end of 20 minutes, house captains will take the rubber bands and place them in house buckets.
House captains will be responsible for counting the rubber bands after each run, so we can reuse the rubber bands. The scores will be announced by the House Captains at assembly in the future, where the points will be added to the House Scores.
We are looking forward to a fantastic afternoon!
International Day is almost here! As an initiative to reduce waste at ISS we are encouraging everyone to bring your own re-useable container and cutlery to International Day.
Can you please send your child in with a clean re-useable container and cutlery so they may sample the buffet without creating waste.
Thank you for your support!
Recently we've been working on Word Problems in Math using decimals, addition & subtraction. Last week the students worked in groups to solve a problem they were given, then think of a creative way to ACT IT OUT! The students used their creativity to act out their work.
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME PHOTOS OF THE STUDENT'S PREPARATION & PRESENTATIONS!
Central Idea: Using our Knowledge of the Base 10 Value System, Patterns Can be Generalised.
Take a look at our representations of a six-digit number. We had to represent the number within the different place values using pictures, words, manipulatives and symbols.
We are looking forward to an amazing Grade 5 year filled with success and challenges to be overcome...
To start off our learning, our first Unit of Inquiry falls under the theme of WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME.
Our Central Idea is: The story of humanity is the story of migration.
Grade 5.1 2017-2018
"The future of the world is in our classroom today"