5.3 Class blog
We are open-minded, balanced, caring, knowledgeable, principled, thinkers and inquirers, who communicate, take risks, and reflect on our actions. Follow our journey on our final year of the PYP.
This week we linked our Unit of Inquiry's theme of business to persuasive writing. We found about an action that we didn't agree with and developed compelling arguments to try and stop that action. We even earned a class certificate because of our skills as insightful thinkers.
For our summative investigation of our central idea that We Can Investigate Data With Suitable Graphs we formulated a question that was suitable for a grade 5 audience. We developed a method to keep track of the responses then used them to create a suitable graph. We justified why we chose that graph (or graphs!) and analysed what they told us about our grade 5 friends.
We had so much fun doing our Inter-house quiz! Thank you Mr. Nathan for organising it and may the odds be ever in your favour!
Grade 5, in preparation for our new Unit of Inquiry: How We Organise Ourselves, partook in a trading game that would better help us understand our Central Idea: Understanding Supply and Demand is Essential for a Business to Succeed. We were organised into countries that had an envelope with money, some 'resources' and 'tools'. We needed to create shapes for our traders (who were very strict) that were to the exact size required. Some of us noticed that we didn't have the same resources and tools (or money!) as other countries and had to trade or negotiate a price for the items we didn't have. It really helped us start our new unit and understand our Central Idea.
Hi! I'm Liem! I will tell you about an unwanted encounter with driver ants. On Wednesday the 2nd of November, Every student and a few teachers were in for a big surprise! Two kids actually had the ants on them! One boy had an ant attached to him because the ant had pierced his sock and got stuck! Their nest was at the field's center and the ants were crawling around like crazy! Aled D. Saw some in the trash can as well. Their nest was found to be UNDERground. The situation got so extreme that the field was closed from 12:40 Wednesday to 12:20 Thursday. An exterminator arrived Wednesday afternoon and destroyed both the ants and the nest. ISS has had one pest situation to another starting in January! First snakes, then wasps, then bees, then MORE wasps, Then nothing and now this?? When will it end??? Besides the heat, humidity and the weather, you ALSO have to get used to the pests in Singapore. Just another day in the tropics!