Grade 5

September 21st-25th

Thank you Parents!!!

As sugar and flour come together to make a wonderful cookie creation that you bake, parents and teachers join as one to create an educated daughter or son.


Thank you so much for coming to Parent Night. It was great to see you all and take the opportunity to introduce you to fifth grade. I hope you found the night informative and beneficial. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a great school year. Remember the best way to contact the teachers is through the communication book or email.


We again would like to stress the importance of signing your child's communication book every day.

Unit Of Inquiry


This week we worked on enforcing our theme and central idea by participating in an activity that promotes another line of inquiry.


Using interpersonal skills to act responsibly.


Students worked together in groups to construct an object using K'nex. Students learned how important interpersonal skills are. Interpersonal skills are the life skills we use every day to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups. Interpersonal skills become so natural that we may take them for granted, never thinking about how we communicate with other people. Students are connecting the importance of developing better communication skills, as it can lead to better understanding and relationships.

Writing

Students have now started working on their autobiographies in class. The students together made a list of possible questions that could be used to guide them. They do not need to answer all of the questions; just the ones they want to include in their autobiographies. They have also started a timeline to jot down ideas for what they want to write about. You can help them with the specific details of their memories.

Maths

We are now working on a math unit that focuses on developing an understanding about our place-value system. This week students learned the difference between place and value. They have also began reading, ordering numbers and writing them in word form, standard form and expanded form.

Example:
Seventy-six is 76 in (Standard form)
76 = 70 + 6 (Expanded form)

Qatar History ( in English)

The Grade 5 students this week had a chance to express what they know about Qatar History, what they want to know and what they want to learn.

Art

Soon your child will be producing first works of art. Carefully, we are going to help the children learn about art and improve their art skills. Students in Grade 5 have beautifully completed their art folders!