Sunday, May 10, 2015

Fitness Morning Assignment

In Grade 5 we just started our Health and Wellness unit and the students are very excited. Our central
idea is "personal well being is dependent on a complex balance or inter-connected factors." Our lines of inquiry are: Changes in your body, Building a network of support and Caring for your changing body.

The importance of proper food and exercise is crucial to learn at an early age and it should be a fun unit. One of the activities Ms. Skye and I are having the students complete is researching and leading 10-15 minutes of exercise for our "Fitness Mornings"

Here are some resources that can be used to find activities and games if you want to lead your own Fitness Mornings!

Activity Corner
Family Education
Activity Village
30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play
Inexpensive Indoor and Outdoor Party Games for Kids


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Showing Compassion

Last Wednesday night, right before Exhibition, I found out that my grandfather passed away. It was a very hard thing to experience, especially being so far from home. When occurrences like this happen, it makes you question life choices, like being an international school teacher and going on that last holiday instead of saving money for an emergency. I really wish I could have been there for his service but everyone at ISL has been so supportive. The teachers and staff have been giving me hugs and listening to my amazing stories about him. The students have also been giving me hugs, being extra kind and made me fantastic cards to cheer me up. I can not express enough how special ISL is to me.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Exhibition Celebration!

Yesterday the students celebrated their work on Exhibition. They all worked so hard throughout the process and learned not only a ton of facts, but also a bit about themselves as learners too. Ms. Skye and I were so proud of them and loved watching them flourish and shine in front of their families and the ISL community. Congratulations kids!!!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Multiplying Decimals

Here are some videos using the array method.

Here is one not using the area model too.

Also, here is some work from PBS showing how to use the array method to solve multiplication problems with some extra downloadable worksheets too.

Exhibition In Full Swing

The students have been working hard and getting excited for Exhibition Night 2015 on Wednesday. Here are some photos to show the progress throughout the process.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brain Challenge

Without lifting your pencil, can you connect all of the dots with 4 straight lines? If you show me how to complete this you will win a prize from your lovely teacher.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Order of Operations: Pemdas

Today we went over PEMDAS to explain the Order of Operations. If you need further help or to study, please use this website.

Here is a Flocabulary Video you can watch.

Also there is a good StudyJams video here that will also help.

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Millionaire Order of Operations
Order of Operations




Monday, March 23, 2015

Scientific Notation

Happy Monday kids! Today we began our exploration into scientific notation and this is something that you will encounter for years to come in math class. To get a jump start and a good solid base for your middle school math class, here are some resources.


Scientific Notation Concentration