Language Acquisition

Apr
21

Xi’an Field Trip

What a trip! We spend 4 days together in Xian and we loved every minute of it! Reconnecting with the history of our host country China, inquiring, applying the ATL skills plus getting to know each other better and making memories together is PRICELESS! We visited different museums and historic sites… We started at Banpo […]

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Apr
21

How the World Works

We were all very excited to come back after our fun-filled Spring break. We loved sharing and hearing the relaxing, fun, or exciting experiences we all had. We have started our fifth unit of inquiry, How the World Works. In this unit we will focus on Earth’s changes. We unscrambled our central idea: Earth goes […]

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Apr
14

Unit Celebration: How We Express Ourselves

We wrapped up our unit of inquiry How We Express Ourselves: Story-telling with an intimate unit celebration for our parents! For this unit we chose to sing the song Brave, which speaks about raising our voices in a positive way. We “let the words fall out” with positive messages. We were courageous and presented all […]

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Apr
14

Exhibition begins…

Exhibition time is here… we started our process since day 1 in Grade 5 and now it is our turn to use and apply everything that has been part of our journey…We are so ready to present who we are as learners, stay tuned…the best is yet to come! Math is an essential element of […]

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Apr
05

Enriching experiences in Bamboo Cottage.

Ready for a break? Our students definitely need a well deserved pause since they have been working hard for the past months. Do you want to see? We kicked off the past week celebrating Yi’s birthday! She turned 3 and we gathered together with her family to sing her our well practiced song in three […]

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Mar
31

Meeting our Exhibition Mentors and HONK!

What an eventful week we had in Grade 5! We completed our ATL posters, which helped us to guide our inquiry as we organized ourselves to present our proposal for Exhibition to our Mentors! To be able to integrate Math in our Exhibition process we are learning about Statistics. Collecting and analyzing data is an […]

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Mar
25

Leprechauns and gold!

St. Patrick day was celebrated across the world on March 17th, so we had a greenish theme last week. Leprechauns and lucky clovers everywhere, as you can see! If you hear your child talking about O’DonPa, that is our Leprechaun friend who is very naughty and likes to play hide and seek around the class. […]

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Mar
24

Pot of Gold!

We kicked off our week with a fun filled morning with our Grade 5 Learning Buddies doing a “green challenge” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We were pleasantly surprised when we found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Our literacy blocks are very productive. We are working on vocabulary puzzles for […]

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Mar
17

Eventful Literacy Week!

We began our literacy week with D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read). Throughout the week we enjoyed reading our favorite books at various times of the day! We enjoyed going to the black box theater and experiencing The History of Writing so creatively. A special shout out and thanks to Mr. Tommy Beck for sharing with […]

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Mar
17

How the World Works Debate: Energy

We love to start our week with meditation, yoga, and tai chi! Arthur shared his passion about volcanos during his class meeting! Sharing our knowledge and strategies during Math class is a great way to grow in our learning community! We loved working on the final details and our costumes for our debate… Literacy week […]

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