Grade 5 BMS
Thursday, February 18th 2016
5th Grade News for the Parents by the Students!!
17.2.2016 Three-Way Parent Conferences
18.2.2016 Three-Way Parent Conferences
22.2.2016 5C visits the Reichstag and Ai Weiwei exhibit at Berlin Concert House
23.2.2016 Grade 5A, 5B, 5D children to visit Berlin Concert House to view Ai Weiwei exhibit
24.2.2016 Grade 5 children to visit Ai Weiwei studio to talk to him about his work
7.3.2016 5B visits the Reichstag
7.3.2016 5A, 5C, 5D visit the Germany History Museum
8.3.2016 5B visits Staatsballett Berlin
9.3.2016 5C visits Staatsballett Berlin
14.3.2016 5B visits the German History Museum
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You 5th Grade Parents!
The 5th Grade Teachers
How We Express Ourselves Unit-Art Cafe
3 Way Confrences
In this article we will talk about how we got ready for the three way conference. It will also talk about how the kids are leading the conferences. They are called three way conferences because there are the teachers, students, and parents.
At the start we got ready for the three way conferences we wrote a lot of reflections. In the three way conference we show all our work, in 5th grade, that is in our portfolio. For example math, units, reflections, and goals.
In the three way conferences the student talks/leads the conference. When the students lead the conferences the teachers listen to the student like the parents. When the student is explaining the teacher does not talk. The parents learn about what their daughter/son learned this year.
This was what we did at the three way conferences. I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Thank you for reading!
Luca and Nathaniel
Participation of parents
For our new German Unit about local news we need your support. If you work is related to news, newspapers or magazines, TV or radio, we would appreciate your help. Maybe you would like to help us in organizing a visit or come to school to share your expertise. If you want to collaborate with us, please contact your German teacher. Thank you!
Reading and Writing
In writing we have been focusing on writing a persuasive text and editing it. The children have been writing a persuasive text about a social issue they want to change. It was a very hard and challenging exercise for the children to achieve. They learned how to persuade someone through this piece of writing. Children had to read a lot of non-fiction books and other non-fiction texts to find out more about their social issue they were studying to develop there persuasive writing piece.
At Family Literacy Day children got a bingo sheet where they were supposed to do practice reading and writing trough different activities.Most of the children managed to finish Wonder, which is a book we started reading in class four months ago.
Unit Of Inquiry - How We Organize Ourselves
Theater Trip to Die Ministerpräsidentin
They have been practicing gymnastics like a forward roll, backward roll, cartwheel, tripod headstand, pyramid and candle. Then they have been moved into groups where they had to present some moves with their classmates. The sport teacher Ms. G has made videos of all the groups presenting, and she was very proud of the 5th grade.
They are doing a short Hip Hop unit which will end on the 18.02.2016 while the gym is being used by secondary students for exams.They have practiced the basic steps with a song called Stressed Out from 21 Pilots. They had to try to think of their own 16 beats, with their groups that Ms. G gave them.
Next they will be starting volleyball.Thank you for reading the 5th grade news
Sport by: Metehan, Alejandro
The children were given different artists self-portraits from the teacher. It was an interesting experience for the children to search on ipads for more information about these artists with a partner.Your children have practiced drawing realistic paintings though art.They have drawn shoes in a realistic as well as beautiful ways.
The imagination that the children have has a vast impact in their art. The children have started designing their own Piccaso style faces that we eventually make out of clay. Everyone has shown a lot of improvement in their abstract form of art.
We also worked on our own art pieces in class to express our social issue.
In our opinion it is great to see how the students have been improving during the musical classes.They put allot of effort in it while learning their scripts and the songs.They were practicing really hard and applied a wonderful work.They have grown out of their experiences and are now showing great effort. The dances and drama they are performing is getting better and better.The songs they are learning now are called: Romeo and Juliet, show in the globe, don’t mention Mac, all the words a stage, Will´s wonderful words, To be or not to be and no girls aloud. The teachers of the musical classes, Ms.Eichvalds, Ms.Karen and Ms.Katie, have been working a lot with the 5th graders. Sometimes the behavior of the 5th graders was getting unstable. But all in all they are doing a pretty good job. So we hope you enjoyed reading our writing.
By: Talia and Emma