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.
Yesterday we were lucky enough to visit two year groups' exhibitions. This was perfect timing as we are beginning to prepare ourselves for the commencement of our exhibition. We interacted with as many displays and presentations as we could and learned quite a lot about the medieval times (grade 6) and the human body (grade 4). Both year groups did a fantastic job at research and presenting their findings in ways that were interesting and interactive. We then went back to our classroom and as a group dissected what we thought made a good exhibition. Our ideas were recorded so we can use them as a class-made checklist for what we need to remember for our own exhibitions.
Wow, what a morning! We had a terrifically successful market day, thank you to all the parents for their help and thank you for all that visited. We learned a lot about the importance of supply and demand for a business - especially when time is a factor!
We're very excited for our performance tonight! We've worked very hard these past weeks for our production and we are finally ready. Looking forward to see you there!
Grade 5 is very excited to begin planning our marketplace that will take place on Tuesday 13th December, 2016. We will be developing our businesses from start to finish, tuning into our central idea that supply and demand is essential for a successful business. We will be offering baked goods, nail services, and ball games for our K1-Grade 7 classes at ISS.
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.