Tonight is really your only chance to prepare for tomorrow’s checkpoint. This has been a crazy week!
Tomorrow, I will be expecting you to do the following things:
- Explain which key concepts you think will help you become an expert on your spark and why
- Share the driving questions you have created so far and where you think you can get answers to those questions
- Share some of the most interesting information you have found using those questions
- Involve the adults that visit us tomorrow in conversations about your spark, the work you have been doing and progress you think you have been making
- Find ways to involve them in your learning by asking questions and seeking advice
Make a comment to tell us what you plan to do tonight to make sure you’re ready for tomorrow.
This afternoon was fantastic. You guys really nailed it, and your parents were an outstanding audience and brought so much knowledge and so many new perspectives and ideas into the Exhibition process. I am so glad that I had my Nikon camera with me today because I think it has helped me capture the atmosphere in the room this afternoon.
Share the photos with your parents, and if you want a high-quality copy of any of the photos you can download them from our Flickr account.
Today, spend 10 minutes working out how to tell your parents what you think your spark might be now. Decide how you will explain it and what examples you will use to help them see what you mean. Prepare two questions to find out what they think is good and bad about your spark at the moment.
Then, tell them about your spark and ask them your questions. Try your best to turn it into a proper conversation, not just a rushed Q &A thing that you can’t wait to get over with so you can get away from them! Your parents are an important part of your Exhibition as they will have loads of ideas, suggestions, ideas and questions. Involve them now as you try and work out what is most important to you.
Make a comment to tell us about your conversations with your parents. Make the effort to make your writing detailed, accurate and interesting to read. Get your parents to read your comment and tell you if they agree with what you have written.
Did you ever wonder what your name meant? I have two different names. My really name is Gayoung and I asked my father who name me. He told me that my name is connected with Mandarin. Ga is Beautiful Ga and Young is corolla. So that means my name is a beautiful corolla. Now, I know the true meaning of my name and I appreciate it. The other name which is Vicky. My mom named me like this because she wanted me to be more strong and be to have a meaning of victory. I felt so happy I have parents that really care about me!
So now, can you tell me your story and why your parents named you like that? What do you feel about it? Do you like it? Can you really feel and understand your name and are you going to be a person like that? How do your parents think about your name? Do they think you are a person like that?
Show your parents your comments from yesterday’s homework and explain that this unit is all about how people’s thinking can change. Ask them how their thinking has changed as they have grown older. Get several examples and make a detailed comment to tell us about them.
Year 6 Curriculum Newsletter 3
Tuesday, 22 November, 2011
Dear Parents of Year 6 students,
Since returning from our break the Year 6 students have begun inquiring into their next unit. Since our current unit is about the way humans share the planet we have found it particularly pertinent to use the current flooding situation in Thailand as the vehicle for inquiring into our broader theme.
As you know we greatly value parents taking the time to discuss educational and current event issues and with their children. Our current unit really lends itself to some great discussions – please feel free to engage your child in discussions about issues related to the flooding situation and what this means for your family and Thailand as a country. Please see the details below:
Tomorrow at 8:00 you go to the staff lounge for food and drinks. Then, at 8:30 you can come up to our classroom on the 4th floor in the thon po area.
Vin, Hannah, Yuki and Madhav