This year’s camp is over and what a great time we all had. Your students were spectacular and I would gladly take them on another camp if we only could. Added to this was probably the finest air quality I have seen in the 8 years I have been in China and great weather. Everything seemed to align just in time for 5HD camp and it showed in the faces of the students as we came home. Smiles from ear to ear. This post is filled with pics from camp and here is a brief video of your students at camp.
Next week is a week of some really neat
experiences. As part of their Performing Arts class, they will do the sword dance for a special meeting on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday the HS Science class is collecting data on heart rates and breathing so the grade 5 class will help them with the collection of this data for their experiments. Then on Friday is the annual ISB Terry Fox run. The specifics for this will come from the ES office as it is determined on the day depending on the air quality. If you ordered a shirt, it will be delivered in time for the students to wear during the run.
Students will complete their first formal writing piece this week and publish it. We will complete our first book club this coming week and then do a blog post on it. Finally we will complete our current math unit with the end of unit assessment.
Homework this week will also be completely different as students use Newsela to report out on a different article each day. As we get going with this, you may have to spend some time with your student getting them into the site and locating news articles that interest them. We are doing this in class as well so it should be a mostly seamless transition from home to class. There is a special current event book they use for this. Use of a computer/device each night is necessary.
There will be no blog post next Friday as we head into Fall Break but there will be one the following week as we prepare to return to school.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.