Thursday – May 29, 2014

Notes

  • Bring all library books back by this Friday, May 30
  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY JUNE 2 – Dragon Boat festival
  • G3 end of year celebration field trip – Monday June 9
  • G3 sports day – Tuesday, June 10
  • 3F end of year lunch – Tuesday, June 10
  • ES End of Year Assembly: 2:15 on Thursday, June 12th.
  • Whole School End of Year Assembly: 10:30 am on Friday, June 13th
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Period 1 (8:40 – 9:20) Language Arts

Reading Groups

Period 2 (9:20 – 10:00) – Language Arts/U.o.I.

Continue your work with

Period 3 (10:00 – 10:40) – Language Arts/U.o.I.

Continue your work with

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Period 4 (11:00 – 11:40) – Math

Basic math practice flash cards

Period 5 (11:40 – 12:20) – Math

A little competition… heh heh heh!

——————Lunch Time (12:20 – 1:20) ——————————————

Period 6 (1:20 – 2:00) – Specials

Languages (Chinese, Dutch, ESL)

Period 7 (2:00 – 2:40) – Specials

PE with Ms. Watkins

Period 8 (2:40 – 3:20) – Really hard work

Clear out your trays and your lockers… again!

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HOME LEARNING

Don’t forget to work on your home learning tasks! Bring everything in on Friday!

Wednesday – May 28, 2014

Notes

  • Bring back G3 celebrations field trip forms ASAP!
  • TODAY 12:50 pm –  ES Gym – ODS G2 and G3  medal ceremony.
  • Wednesday, May 28 – G2R is coming to visit us for their Transition visit … for real this time! Get ready to answer their questions!
  • Bring all library books back by this Friday, May 30
  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY JUNE 2 – Dragonboat festival
  • ES End of Year Assembly: 2:15 on Thursday, June 12th.
  • Whole School End of Year Assembly: 10:30 am on Friday, June 13th

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Period 1 (8:40 – 9:20) – Language Arts

RAZ-kids / Typing Pal

Period 2 (9:20 – 10:00) – Specials

PE/Swimming with Ms. Watkins

Period 3 (10:00 – 10:40) – Specials

Performing Arts with Mrs. Long

——————-Snack Time (10:40 – 11:00) —————————————-

Period 4 (11:00 – 11:40) – G2R Transition meeting

G2R will come and ask us questions abut being in G3. Think back to your G4 transition meeting and tell them all the cool things they can look forward to in G3!

Period 5 (11:40 – 12:20) – U.o.I. / Language Arts

Continue your work with What do you mean … there are more Biomes?! or We are going to begin a new story! yey!

——————Lunch Time (12:20 – 1:20) ——————————————

Period 6 (1:20 – 2:00) – Specials

Languages (Chinese, Dutch, ESL)

Period 7 (2:00 – 2:40) – Math

Basic facts post assessment

Period 8 (2:40 – 3:20) – Math

Finish the Ben the Gardner wants to make more money story.

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HOME LEARNING

Don’t forget to work on your home learning tasks! Bring everything in on Friday!

Story writing – from the other end

A new story to write… yey!!!!

Normally you are given a story genre to explore and then we write  story in that genre, and normally the story can be about anything (theme) you like. This time, we are going to work from the other end. I will give you the content (or theme), and you will choose the genre.

You can use any genre you like to write this story, as long as you follow the requirements for whichever one you choose (see the posters on the wall).

The theme for today is….. UNDERWATER CITY.

 

Port_holes

No doubt we’ve all heard of the legend of Atlantis, the ancient, once great city that was lost when the ocean submerged it.

To this day the legendary city has yet to be found (or proven to have ever existed) yet over the years many other underwater cities have been found, each of them as eerie as they are mind blowing. Click on each link below to learn about a real life underwater cities found at the bottom of the ocean.

1. Port Royal, Jamaica

2. The Pyramids of Yonaguni-Jima, Japan 

3. Dwarka, Gulf of Cambay, India

4. Lion City of Quiandao Lake, China

5.  Cleopatra’s Palace, Alexandria, Egypt

 

Port_holes Try to imagine yourself walking in these cities before they were swallowed by the sea.

Think about these questions: –

  1. ‘WHEN’ will you set your story (past, present)? This will influence what tense you write in
  2. WHERE is your story set? (Is the city a ruin of an ancient city, or is it a city underwater with magical beings in it?)
  3. WHO are your main characters? (Are you in it? Can the people breathe underwater?)
  4. USE your FIVE SENSES to describe what you see (What can you see/ hear/ feel/ smell/ taste?) Check out the video below to help you experience what you might see under the ocean waves.
  5. WHAT will your problem or conflict be? How will you resolve it?
  6. What happened? What’s the story behind these ruins? (Who lived there? What were their lives like?Why did it sink?)
  7. What vocabulary do you need for this story? Brainstorm some words and have them ready

E.g. sunken pirate ship, sea monster, gurgling, bubbles, floating, darting, graceful, mermaid, merman, trident, conch shell, turtle, dolphin, shark, cave, etc …

Ready to start?!!

remember – plan, draft, C3B4 me, edit *check for grammar and spelling), conference, refine, publish

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Cleopatra’s Palace, Alexandria, Egypt

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Just off the shores of Alexandria lies what is believed to be the palace of Cleopatra, an ancient Egyptian queen. It is believed that the ruins were cast into the sea by an earthquake over 1,500 years ago and lay dormant until recent years.

Along with the royal quarters, archaeologists also believe they have found the temple of Isis alongside them. To date, more than 140 artifacts have been uncovered from the site and experts now believe they have located the tomb of Cleopatra and an ancient museum within the ruins.

Hopefully the ruins will be opened up to divers and tourists in the years to come, allowing us all to have a closer look at the marvel that is Cleopatra’s palace.

 

Lion City of Quiandao Lake, China

 

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Hailed as the most spectacular underwater city in the world, China’s Lion City certainly is a marvel.

Built in Eastern Han Dynasty at roughly 25-200 CE and spanning about 62 football fields in area, today Lion City can be found 85-131 feet beneath the surface of Thousand Island Lake, an area that was intentionally flooded in the 1950s to create a dam.

The sculptures that decorate the city rival the beauty of even Alexandria so it’s little wonder that Lion City is now one of China’s most popular tourist destinations.

Dwarka, Gulf of Cambay, India

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The ancient city of Lord Krishna was once thought to be merely a myth but ruins discovered in 2000 seem to be breathing life into the old Indian tale.

The story goes that Lord Krishna had a magnificent city which was made up of 70,000 palaces made of gold, silver, and various other precious metals. The city was prosperous however upon Lord Krishna’s death Dwarka supposedly sank into the sea.

The ruins are situated 131 feet beneath the ocean surface in the bay of modern-day Dwarka, one of the seven oldest cities in India. Acoustic studies have shown the ruins to be amazingly geometric, stunning experts.

Many artifacts have been recovered from the site but perhaps none more important than one which was dated to 7500 BCE, supporting the theory that the ruins may well be the ancient Dwarka.

The Pyramids of Yonaguni-Jima, Japan

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To this day experts still argue over whether the Yonaguni Monument which lies underwater just off the coast of Japan is man made or simply a natural occurrence.

While there is evidence to support the natural theory, looking at the terraced stones and triangular shapes that which make up the pyramid it’s hard to believe such a monument could happen naturally. The pyramid rises a massive 250 feet from the sea floor and is a constant lure for scuba-divers for obvious reasons.

If the structure was man-made, experts suggest it was likely built during the last ice age at roughly 10,000 BCE.

Port Royal, Jamaica

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Once well known for being the center of pirate activity and raging all-night parties, Port Royal was once branded ‘the most wicked city in the world’.

That was so until June 1692 when a massive 7.5 earthquake shook the island of Jamaica, sucking Port Royal into the ocean due to its unstable foundations and killing over 2,000 of it’s inhabitants.

In the years since then the infamous city, once one of the largest European cities in the New World, has continued to sink and now it lies forty feet below the ocean. The sunken city is a hive for archaeological exploration as amazingly many near-perfect artifacts are still being found at the site.

Tuesday – May 27, 2014

Notes

  • Bring back G3 celebrations field trip forms ASAP!
  • Wednesday, May 28, ES Gym – ODS G2 and G3  medal ceremony. Medals will be awarded to those students who have completed and qualified by competing in the required number of events.
  • Wednesday, May 28 – G2R is coming to visit us for their Transition visit … for real this time! Get ready to answer their questions!
  • Bring all library books back by this Friday, May 30
  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY JUNE 2 – Dragonboat festival
  • ES End of Year Assembly: 2:15 on Thursday, June 12th.
  • Whole School End of Year Assembly: 10:30 am on Friday, June 13th

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Period 1 (8:40 – 9:20) Language Arts

Reading groups

Period 2 (9:20 – 10:00) – finishing off

End of year writing sample

Period 3 (10:00 – 10:40) – Specials

PE with Ms. Watkins

——————-Snack Time (10:40 – 11:00) —————————————-

Period 4 (11:00 – 11:40) – Language Arts

We are going to begin a new story! yey!

Period 5 (11:40 – 12:20) – Language Arts

as above

——————Lunch Time (12:20 – 1:20) ——————————————

Period 6 (1:20 – 2:00) – Specials

Languages (Chinese, Dutch, ESL)

Period 7 (2:00 – 2:40) – U.o.I.

Continue your work with What do you mean … there are more Biomes?!

Period 8 (2:40 – 3:20) U.o.I.

Continue your work with What do you mean … there are more Biomes?!

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HOME LEARNING

Don’t forget to work on your home learning tasks! Bring everything in on Friday!

 

What we did in G3 brainstorm – we did a lot!

Predator/Prey game                     Significant Person Presentation

Making your city                            Tug of war

Blog                                              Sim city

Volcano eruption                           Relay

Rocks (Science) investigation        Math cards

Potato Olympics                           ISAC – International Schools Athletics Competition

Fun Fair/Rock in the Park              Ms Sandra

Charity Bazaar                              International day

Pantomime                                   Book fair

Book swap                                   Author visits – The 2 Steves

G5 Exhibition                               Olympic Dream Series

Science Lab                                Buddy Class

Individual Laptops                      Special visits – E.g. Aaron from Wings + Wheelz

Field trips – e.g. Buddhist temple, church, mosque, Maizidian area, Almost went to Olympic Park