Grade 5 BMS
Thursday, January 28th 2016
5th Grade News for the Parents by the Students!!
Alessia Vogel loves singing. It's her passion. For 1 1/2 years she has been part of the Berliner Children's choir. She wanted to sing more and develop her singing skills further, so on Monday, Alessia was happy to have received an Invitation for an audition at the Staatsopera. She did very well and has been accepted in the main choir of the Staatsopera. She is thrilled and very excited. We are also very thrilled and excited for Alessia. Many congratulations to her!
What are we looking at?
Excursion to the Ottobock Science Center
For a while there we thought it wouldn't snow, so we had to make the most of it!
We appreciate Ms. Douglas for so many reasons. She helps us in the library. For example, in this photograph, she was showing us how to independently sign out books.
In maths we have been learning about division and also measurement of perimeter.
An example of a division problem we did is 550/14 = 39 remainder 4.
Mr. Osatchoff showed us many division strategies that are very cool and interesting.
We learned to take the answer (the quotient) and multiply it with the divisor as a method of checking our answer.
We learned different technical words about division like: divisor, dividend, and quotient.
A few weeks ago, we learned about chunking, which is also a division strategy.
We have started exploring polygons, asking ourselves: What is a polygon? Irregular? Regular? What are the criteria? We know that a polygon is 2D, closed, and has straight lines. We have measured and listed the names of shapes with how many sides they have.
We're going to keep practising how to find perimeters and even missing sides in compound shapes.
Many of us are looking foward to making formulas with letters to find perimeters of polygons such as decagons (eg, D = 10s).
In addition, many of us are excited about exploring patterns and functions in by doing a fabulous Fibonacci fact find!
By Kalani, Lukas, and Julius
The Fibonacci spiral: an approximation of the golden spiral created by drawing circular arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in the Fibonacci tiling; this one uses squares of sizes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and 34.
Kushtrim has been putting forth an extraordinary effort to understand how to divide.
We have been learning how to find the perimeter or irregularly-shaped polygons like this one.
Reading and Writing
We have written about Georgia O'Keeffe and the persuasive story, Varmints, about animals who need protection so that they can survive in the face of a threat against their habitat.
Unit Of Inquiry - How We Express Ourselves
In this unit of inquiry, we learned about what art is. We learned that art can come in many different forms. For example:
We have been inquiry into many different artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Pablo Picasso's Guernica. We understand that art comes from within the artist and that it is often connected to social issues.
It takes time and passion to create artwork. Artists use different styles, techniques and elements of art to make their artwork unique.
By Nastasia, Anna, Luana, and Julia
What is art?
Did you know that creating a dance is a form of artwork?
Phini is thinking about how she can use her artwork to persuade YOU to protect turtles.
What we did in sports:
Our first area of learning were games such as hit man, Mario, chain tag, volleball, and bench basket.
The second area of learning is gymnastics. We have been learning different types of gymnastics and how to warm up.
We learned how to do cartwheels, struggle roll, forward roll, and backward roll. After that, we learned how to combine them to make a little performance out of them.
By Linus, Flinn, and Jamiro
We have been drawing our own shoes in grey pencil from three different angles. Looking from above, side and back of the shoe, we colored our drawings with color pencils.
Some of us have started making another drawing to re-design our shoe.
By Emil, Lewis, Kai and Kushtrim