Concepts

Feb
22

How the World Works

Welcome Back! What an amazing week back to school after our Chines New Year break! We started our week reconnecting with our learning buddies from Grade 2. Finding our partner who matched our postcards, we had the opportunity to start bonding with our new partners and share our experiences and activities we did over the […]

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Feb
02

Happy New Year! 新年快乐!

What a week! We finished our third unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves! We started our week giving the final touches to our class comics! We shared a summary with our classmates! And we took some time to reflect and set up our SMART Goal planner! Getting ready for a great second semester in […]

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Feb
02

Happy Chinese New Year!

We were hard at work the last few weeks writing opinion pieces, independently completing our literacy circles, solving addition and subtraction problems with regrouping and borrowing, and wrapping up our third unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves. In the midst of the busyness we made a good luck fish, and a pig in lieu […]

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Jan
27

Last two weeks!

We’ve been busy for the past two weeks in Grade 5! We worked on our opinion writing to learn how to build arguments and develop some debate skills…  An we used our notes to have a small debate in our class…agree to disagree? As a community we are always working on finding ways to support […]

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Jan
13

Happy 2019!

We were happy to be back in school and share with each other about our winter holiday. We loved hearing about all the wonderful places and things everyone did.   In math we focused on using our knowledge of place value to add and subtract 10, 100, and 1,000. We worked on identifying which digit would […]

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Jan
13

Welcome 2019!

Happy 2019! Welcome back, after our winter break we came back ready to create a vision board for 2019! Sharing our dreams, hopes and goals for 2019 was a great start for our second semester!!! As part of our continuing activities on building community, we cleaned up our room and got it ready to add […]

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Dec
21

Happy Holidays

  Last week of 2018! What am amazing journey we are sharing! We started our last week of school with the “Hour of code” thank you Mr. JD for this great experience!   We shared some lovely time with our reading buddies from Peony singing some songs together! Our class meetings are getting better and […]

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Dec
21

Happy Holidays!

We have been working with understanding place value. We have discussed how each digit has a value and this helps us to determine which one is greater, less, or in some cases equal. We focused on using the appropriate symbols and language: greater than, less than, and equal to. We had special guests in our classroom, […]

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Dec
21

Merry Christmas

Hard to believe four months of school have already passed by. Our last two weeks of the year have gone fast and so many things have happened. Snowflakes falling through the air, in my face, in my hair… (the last song we learned). Snow surprised us early last week and turned our day into a […]

By Helena Arranz | Change . Montessori . Reflection . Responsibility . Toddler
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Dec
17

How We Express Ourselves!

In Grade 5 we consistently  develop our reading and writing skills. Working with our Literacy Circles also helps us to understand and respond from different perspectives! We continue building community in our class, and we are learning more and more to collaborate and work together! Our Yoga class is also helping us to become more […]

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