5th Grade ISL Qatar Update

Week of March 2nd-6th

EXHIBITION

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Grade 5 exhibition meeting. It was good to hear some of your questions and concerns and we hope you found it to be very helpful. For parents who were unable to attend here is the link for the presentation we went over:

http://prezi.com/_i5x8s24vw8o/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy


In preparation for the exhibition, students have signed up for workshops to help them in areas they feel they need support. These workshops include research skills, creating presentations, performing arts, making displays, oral presentations, interpersonal communication skills, organization/time management, and asking good questions. Students have been getting very excited about attending these workshops and have gained a lot from the workshops held so far.

Unit of Inquiry

This week for Unit of Inquiry we looked at the different forms of performing arts. We had discussions in class about their prior knowledge and the students issued topic related books from our school library to read in class. Following this we watched some performance clips and made comparisons between the performances.

Language

We continued reading various types of poetry. Classes then chose a form of poetry to focus on and the students were able to write their own poetry.

Mathematics

We continued exploring in more depth fractions, percentages and decimals for our new unit.

Please continue to encourage you child to use Mathletics and also practise times tables and division facts regularly.

Important Reminders

Parent conferences are on Tuesday 11th March 2.30-6.30. Remember to book a time to meet your child's teacher to discuss their progress so far this year. This can be done on the following link:

http://islqatarparents.wikispaces.com/home


P.E. is on Wednesday and Thursday. Students should always remember their hats and a change of clothes on these days. They are also encouraged to bring and use non-aerosol deodorant.

We are your 5th Grade Teachers

Mrs. Musa: smusa@islqatar.org

Ms. Creed: jcreed@islqatar.org

Miss Brooks: tbrooks@islqatar.org


As always, we are happy to answer any question you may have. Please feel free to email us any time.



Welcome

This week we welcomed Keshav Singh to 5C. Keshav has joined us from South Africa.