Friday, September 28, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I have read through your peer assessment comments. Well done everyone! Now you know what it is like to try to assess your work. Not easy huh? I would like to give all of you until this Wednesday to finish your assignment. You can edit your work. If you have been told to edit that could mean that you have copied and pasted. Please change your post if that has happened to you.
Today in UOI time I would like you to assess 2 of your friend's work. You must look for:
The introductory paragraph - (rating: Well Done, Good Effort or Editing required)
- Does it have attention grabbing sentences?
- Does it explain about the report?
- Is it written in their own words or do you think that it was copied? How can you tell? Copy one of the sentences and paste it into the search bar at Google.com and hit the search button. Can you find the original? Is it the same? If it is it was copied.
- Is there a map? Is the writing in the person's own words? If you are unsure try the Google test. Is the information clear?
- Has the person included pictures? Is there an explanation? Is it in their own words?
- Did the person include a conclusion paragraph? Does it include the main points of the report?
- Is it complete? Does it have Author, (year), Title, URL and date accessed? Is it in alphabetical order?
I, (your name) have read your Religion Report and you have the following rating:
The introductory paragraph -
An explanation about the religion -
The history of the religion -
Religious symbols -
You can add a motivational sentence here :-)
Friday, September 21, 2007
- Look up the relevant information on the topic you have to write your report about in a book or on the Internet. Keep a record of the resources.
- Prepare an outline. Outline what you want to do on a piece of paper. You could use a mind map. There should be at least:
- An introduction.
- Middle sections with headings, detailing your research, ideas and discussion. Keep this at about 3 different topics at the most. For this report choose - Religion explanation, History and Symbols.
- A summary and/or conclusion. A summary is a retelling of what you have reported on; a conclusion draws together your feelings or arguments about the topic to reach your final point of view.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I'm sorry that we couldn't get the Internet Safety game to load at school. I have found this new game and it's quite good. It will help you prepare for your Cambridge exam coming up soon on November 5th. You need to identify different parts of speech. CLICK HERE
Here is a game about Peter Rabbit CLICK HERE
Beatrix Potter liked to write picture letters. Here is a link to one of her letters online. CLICK HERE
Below is an actual photo of Beatrix herself.
Do you remember in the film that Beatrix's brother was really interested in insects? Even his father said that he should be an entomologist (a scientist who studies insects). Here is an actual page from Beatrix's sketchbook that shows that she liked to draw insects too. Beatrix drew this when she was 8 years old.
Today in English the Grade 5 students learned to write an introductory paragraph. This is to further help the students to write an introductory paragraph for their religion inquiry for UOI. We discussed that an introductory paragraph should include the following:
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
You have a small project to write about the origin/history of your group's chosen religion study. You will need to write in your own words (300 - 400)
Include pictures of religious symbols and the meaning
Include a map showing the location of where the religion started
Include at least 4 resources in your bibliography - print resources or online resources. You will need to post this on your blog.
The rubric is:
Knowledge - Including at least 8 facts about the history. Include this in your report and not as a separate list. (8 points)
Spelling - (2 points)
Punctuation - (5 points)
Report writing style with introductory paragraph and conclusion (5 points)
Relevant pictures must include religious symbols and the meanings and a map showing where the religion started. (5 points)
Bibliography with at least 4 resources in alphabetical order - (5 points)
TOTAL - 30 points
Monday, September 17, 2007
We have a new PYP website for all grades. You can access it by clicking this link - PYP SITE
You need to visit the site and click on Grade 5 - English. I have put a new game there for you to play. Our grammar focus this week will be about Past tense and Future tense. Remember to check this site every week as we will post the newsletter here. If you click on the UOI page I have put a quiz about world religions.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I need you to post three things on your blog;
1. Your answer to 'What is God?'
2. Your UOI reflection about 'Bodyworks'.
3. Your description about what you used to believe in when you were little.
Christian Glitter by www.christianglitter.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Hi Grade 5,
I was very happy with your work today in English. Listening to your descriptive answers to my question 'What is God?' made me realize how much I am enjoying teaching you. I have found this beautiful site called 'The Interview With God'. Click here to see it for yourself. GOD
You will need to click the button "view presentation".
We will watch it together on Thursday in UOI time.
Friday, September 7, 2007
I used to believe that my dogs could talk to me...all I had to do was practice barking so I could understand them. JamesB
When I was a kid I used to believe that I had to the count of 10 to turn off the light and make it to my bed to get under the covers or a monster from under the bed would get me. Of course it was MY ten-count and I always made it! JACKIE
My mum used to tell me that if i suck my thumb long enough, it would disappear.
This one really works. Qing
My daughter Luli used to believe that all babies are born boys because they have short hair. When they get older their hair grows and they can turn into girls. That's why I think she doesn't want to have her hair cut. Mrs. Jane
What did you used to believe when you were little? Post it on your blog.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Your first online task this week is to visit 5 blogs and give a mark out of 10 for their Digestion Story. Your criteria is:
Facts (2 points)
Picture (2 points)
Writing - grammar, spelling, paragraphs and descriptive words (4 points)
Bibliography (2 points)
Don't forget to add a comment explaining your score. Remember your Internet manners!
Please make sure that everyone gets at least one comment each. Try to visit both boys and girls blogs.
Ever wondered what is under the skin of your hands? Leonardo Da Vinci was famous for his work in human anatomy. Below are some actual sketches done by the famous artist.
Webmaster (2006) The Sketches of a Renaissance Man http://www.davincisketches.com/Default.htm
Accessed on 3/9/07
Yahoo Education (2000) The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Hand http://education.yahoo.com/reference/gray/subjects/subject/126
Accessed on 3/9/07
Sunday, September 2, 2007
You will have 2 UOI tests this week. One about the human skeleton and another about muscles. To help you prepare, I have found an online puzzle for the human skeleton. Try to learn the names of the bones as you do the puzzle http://sv.berkeley.edu/showcase/pages/bones.html
A muscle identifier is here http://www.kidport.com/Grade6/Science/BodyMuscles.htm
Knowledge - Including at least 10 facts (10 points)
Spelling - (5 points)
Punctuation - (5 points)
Descriptive words - (5 points)
Creativity - (5 points)
Relevant pictures included - (5 points)
Bibliography - (5 points)
TOTAL - 40 points
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Hi Grade 5,
I will go to Kemang today to my favourite art suppliers called 'Aneka Warna' in Ampera Raya. I will look for graphite pencils and other drawing equipment. In the meantime you can have a look at this amazing online drawing site. You should look at the portrait of Avril Lavigne. You can watch as she is drawn online. If it is too fast, adjust the 'draw speed'.
Click here for Avril's Portrait
If you want to join the site you can click here
Rate My Drawings.
This site is a quality site. No scribble or rude pictures allowed.
I tried it out! You can see my drawing here
Mrs. Jane's Drawing.