Creating our own dances in pe, appreciating each other's writing, learning to write reports - highlights of this week!!
The power of feedback and appreciation -
On Friday, each of the students selected one piece of writing they were exceptionally proud of and offered it to the class community. We read in silence and gave feedback - one thing that we really enjoyed in the stories, and suggested something the student could do to improve .
What students felt when they read each other's work:
BEA: "Exciting. I was curious to see what others wrote."
ANNIE: " I felt happy. I wanted to know if they were writing the same things as I."
What students felt when they gave each other feedback:
"I Felt like a teacher."
" I felt like an author."
"I was scared because I did not know how to say it"
What I liked doing this week was when we did writers appreciation so everyone reads other’s work and I Feel like a teacher, it is like reading students work.
In P.e we are learning some dance moves my partner was Sofia and we get to perform on the stage. I’m telling you it was so fun. It is the Fun Run today and I am really excited.
This week in the 3.2 class we have chosen and wrote some writing when we finished we shared with our class ms.Batlaw hung up papers that said each of our names and people read the writing that everyone did and did 1 complement and one thing you could do better .When everyone read everyone’s writing we all looked at our feedback that the class wrote.
Today at PE we did dance and we got 20 30 min to practice a dance and we would have a choice if we wanted to perform me and Mia performed and it was awesome.we did so many cartwheels and at the end I felt so dizzy but that did not renew how much fun I was having.
This week I enjoyed learning how to use the green screen. I was making a advertismet on the city we were planning. I was wrote a speech too. I enjoyed it because I can choose my own picture for the background. It was a little difficult because we had to speak loudly and not get distracted.It was my first time using the green screen it was very fun.
My favorite part was the green screen because we had to a lot of complicated things like going in apps also choosing photos and writing our speech. And printing are speech on the paper. Also practicing our speech and presenting it also the group and I had to make are own city on a A3 paper . After that our group and I researched on our systems .
BEA'S BLOGPOST: I think the best activity in this week was learning about telling and reading time. I learned that people say to or past in time to explain time in analogue system. For example 45 past 2 or 15 to 2. I think the games in time are very fun because you get to sometimes teach your classmates some corrections in saying time but they get better and better.
HUISANG (ABOVE with Mr Gallagher):
I enjoyed speaking in front of the green screen because I wrote a funny script on sanitation. I was not shy. I worked well with my group.
This week I liked make a video of Water System and insert the image, I like also math, in the math we learn how to use coordinates and compass directions. I liked to make the small traverse of the figure with left and right. I liked the activities in PE, I liked to jump, to run
to play with my friend, I liked to go to the library and to keep the book at home. I liked the free choice and assembly.
THREE WAY CONFERENCES:
ANNIE'S FAVOURITE MOMENTS THIS WEEK:
I really enjoy the 3 ways conference this week.I am really excited to tell my mother about my studies in our school.I think my mother is excited to know about my study ,too!I could not wait to told her about my studies next time!
WHAT LUCY HAS TO SAY ABOUT THAT ......
Today my class was filming our videos for our systems in our city.I think my voice was good but not the best.I had fun filming our videos and choosing the background for green screen.filming was fun and scary.Today was AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I made a video on healthcare.
I enjoyed it because I learnt a new skill.
We worked well as a team. I was scared when I had to speak before the screen. It was scary. I thought I would mess up and I didn’t want to embarrass myself.
Yesterday we read to K1. I liked it because my buddy could read. And she liked the same books as I did when I was in K1. She asked me to read the same book over and over again. Never wanted to choose a new book.
MIA: my reading buddy was not shy. She loves high 5s. I gave her high 5s every two pages to encourage her.
LUCY: I thought my buddy was so cute! She loved giving me hugs. Every time we finished reading a book, she would run to get a new book.JINGCHONG: was very fun to read to the little kids because I like to read to others.
CLARA: I read in English to my buddy. I liked the book.
Natania: I enjoyed asking questions to check for understanding.
Some highlights of the day:
Jingchong: I liked the Singapore song!
Sofia: I liked to see students carrying country flags in the parade. It made me feel nice.
Lucy: I enjoyed seeing all the flags on stage, and singing Edel Weiss!
Bea: I liked the competition in the workshops, when we played with the cups we made in the French workshop. I could scoop the ball 10 times in a minute!
Annie: The international day was fantastic!!
Keita: I loved playing with the cups the best.
We were lucky to have grade 11 boys and girls visit our class for some workshops on Indonesian and French culture. Our grade 3 students learnt to play some instruments and some traditional dance moves. In the French workshop, they made a local cup and ball game.
KEITA'S BOG POST:
I like to do handwriting because it helps me to calm down and makes me feel good and confident. When I write, I take a deep breath while listening to a slow, relaxing music.
I like to draw when it is mindfulness because it can cool me down when i finish running and after doing other sports. And ,what is more , i wish mindfulness 's time will be longer next time.
I have enjoyed mindfulness this week. My favorite part of mindfulness is the calming music and drawing. I brought my own colouring in book for mindfulness so that I could draw on and on.
Mindfulness helps me forget about anything bad that happened at snack or lunch play and it is one of my favorite ways to calm down after lunch .
Ms Batlaw sprays this really nice smelling thing in the air that sometimes from how good it is I get distracted and just smell the air.
Some of the boys don't like it and I am really surprised because it smell extremely good and no one could trust me with it because I would probably kill someone with it.
Mindfulness is a lovely way to calm down
And so is the smell (:
Making real life connections with data handling in math-
We were very lucky to have Carolyn Milligan, Lucy's mum visit us this Monday to share how she collects data in the real world for a living, and how her company uses the data.
Students made a clear connection.
Annie: "Lucy's mom is very good at talking about data. And data is very useful."
Natania "I found it interesting that she works in a company, and they work with technology to find data."
I have enjoyed working on data this week. This week my mum came in and shared some data related stuff she does at her work.
She showed some graphs and some feedback of when she went on her night run and it showed how fast she ran how many people she past and how many people past her.
It also told us her age which we did not need to know. My mum showed us a few things that were not related to her work but thought that they would help.
My favorite was the data she shared called what triggers asthma in different countries.
I have enjoyed working on data this week because it is fun to ask the questions to do the data handling . The only thing that i need to work on is the measuring the space part it needs to be equal and it is a little - bit hard for me. I learned alot of things by using graphs and by doing data handling at math time this week and i am starting to use graphs by my own. I enjoy giving the options for the tallies too and by turning them into groups.
In class, we designed our own data handling experiments
We created questions - favourite foods, and collected data by interviewing each other.
Then we organised the data into categories. Lots of interesting groups popped up. Some were: meats, fruits, and others. A student put them in groups based on types of meat. Another creative student viewed the data as desserts and mains.
We wrapped up our inquiry into Who We Are with a discussion on our own rights after we watched a short clip by BBC on the displaced Rohingya children. It was easy to count the rights that these children have lost and we we were reminded of our good fortune.
We applied our knowledge of the UN Charter of rights for children to make a charter of rights for ourselves to do the best we can at home. Here are some examples:
In Literacy, we reviewed our work and made some goals based on the Six traits of writing. Each student developed her/his own goals and identified what he/she would do to achieve this goal.
We will review these goals in a month's time to see if we need to set new goals or work some more on current ones.
In Math, we wrapped up our inquiry into place value and strategies to add and subtract three digit numbers and launched into investigating data handling. We will focus on collecting, organizing and interpreting data.
This week we did very well on showing cooperation with each other to work on tasks in class. In addition, some of us were reflective about our actions and developed plans to work cooperatively with each other. Excellent job grade 3.2!
How parents can help celebrate and make it a fun day for our students!
International Day is on the 6th of October and it is quickly approaching! We are excited to share our cultures and celebrate together on that day. We would love to have as much parent involvement as possible and besides sharing the day with your children, here are some ways you can participate:
Country Display: We will be making the Elementary School hallway's display boards available to parents to decorate. Each board will be assigned a country and you are welcome to come by and decorate during the week of 2nd October - 5th October. If you are interested, please let Ms. Jasinska know by email which country you are representing so she can try to connect you together email@example.com
Food: One of the highlights of International Day is the food! Please feel free to share your national dish with us that day. You can bring it in the morning for it to be kept in a safe place while you participate in the fun. Later, each country will have a table where you can place your food and we can celebrate the wonderful cuisines of the world together.
We are all looking forward to International Day, and hope you can join us for a morning of fun!
We have been looking at the UN Charter of Children's rights.I learnt this week that the children have the right to be free and safe from kidnapping. I interviewed Ms Noreen to find out what the law is in Singapore. I found out that you are not allowed to kidnap in Singapore. If you kidnap you are sent to jail or fined, or both. The government and police is responsible for this right.
I will find out what the law are to keep children safe in Philippines by interviewing my parents over the weekend.
I noticed we have laws because children are supposed to grow up and learn more things. So the laws are important to keep the children safe. The Article of the right to choose your own friends is interesting because when you are lonely you can find a friend yourself. We are responsible for this right.
Another fun thing we did in our class was - in our classroom we were learning about conflict. We did role plays about conflict. We had to choose between win/win or lose/lose situations.
My partner was Lucy. we were doing win/win and Hagen and Jingjong were doing lose/lose. Our plan was to act like we were playing a board game and telling each other where to go. The win/win was that we would have a little problem and solve it.
The way lucy and I solved our problem was that Lucy said we will go wherever we want on the board game.
I learnt from this activity that you can have a peaceful solution to every problem.
I cooperated with Lucy to make a plan. We listened to each other. To make it better next time, we could think of more ideas. Hagen and Jingchong worked well.
Below N and M show us a lose/lose situation to a conflict on the playground.
This week I liked Math the most because I learned a new strategy to add called Break apart. It is a very easy way to add. I was doing Break Apart so fast (because it was SO EASY TO DO IT!!!!)
MATH: HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A POSTER MADE BY STUDENTS TO SHARE THEIR NEW STRATEGIES FOR ADDITION