This week student really applied what they have been learning about multiplication and division. Students played and made their own games!
Students also have been working on individualised writing, reading and word work in Daily 5, and in our unit of inquiry.
This week Satoshi made a math homework page for the class. He checked student work for accuracy. And Yoojin was teaching the class about food webs!
This week in math, students used cubes to make arrays. These models can be used to multiply!
Groups presented their information about different ecosystems. Each group received feedback from their peers. Presentations will can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
Aaqil and Ronen already sold 30 copies of their book "Clagen"! All proceeds go to Singapore Food Bank.
This week, students spent time honing their research and group-work skills. Students were really invested in inquiring into the ecosystems in different ways; also sharing that information with their Grade 6 buddies.
"When we were researching about the assigned habitat, we looked on BrainPop and Ducksters.com, and some searches on Google." - Aaqil
"We had books from the library about our ecosystem to gather more information for our poster. The ecosystems there were: desert, rainforest, forest, ocean, freshwater arctic." - Ronen
"In my group, we made two posters. One is a food chain and one is data collecting. We searched what kind of animals lived in the different ecosystems." - Yoojin
"We learned the producer, consumer, and decomposer with our grade 6 buddies. And we sort them in different categories. A producer can be trees, a consumer can be frogs, and decomposer can be a mushroom. A decomposer eats the dead things. And some consumers eats other consumers. It was fun!" - Satoshi
Students are in the process of practicing their presentations so they can share their learning. They will also be providing feedback to each other after their presentations! Videos will be available next week.
It was a short week but students spent a good chunk of time exploring the natural environment this week. Students walked the field, the grade 1 garden and areas around the parking lot looking for living things. They found all kinds of organisms! They found snails, a silk worm, many kinds of flowers and plants, several butterflies, ants working away, and lots of trees!
Our trip to Prunus Trail at MacRitchie was exciting!
Archie's favourite part of the trip was "when a group of monkeys were in front of us. One of the monkeys came close to me!"
Chihiro's best memory was when "I saw the rooster because I saw a rooster for the first time." She also learned about a monkey's habitats; she said "I thought monkeys lived in a zoo!"
Li learned that there can be many habitats in one big ecosystem.
So much great learning!
Students of G2.3, Ms. Musiowsky & Ms. Nisa
All posts are accounts of authentic student learning at ISS, an IB PYP school in Singapore.