Sunday, January 27, 2013

Proactive Teachers and Future Leaders of Grade 5

First two weeks in Social Science and Science

Social Science and Science

During the first two weeks  of school, students have been taught about the importance of CIVIC SENSE and UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSE in Social Science and Living Things in Science.

In Billabong High International School,  Social Science is important in developing investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, in the present and future.
Similalry, Social Science  curriculum is developed in a way that inspires students to think about their own values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet. Discussions and debates in the classroom offer the students the possibility to think critically and creatively about current issues in the world.
During the first and second week of the science lesson, students have been introduced to LIVING THINGS AND NON LIVING THINGS. In the third week, students  will do experiments in the class.

Here are some pictures of the students as they discussed in their groups about the survey they conducted. Afterwards they created posters to decorate the classroom.

Ms. Shaan
Grade 5 Social Science Teacher

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Presentation on Types of Texts

A presentation I prepared and used in class during the first week on different types of texts.

(Click on the title to view the presentation)

Ms. Eda

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

First Two Weeks in English Language and Literature

English Language

During the first two weeks of school, students have been introduced to autobiography as a type of text and read three passages (Liverpool Miss, Steven Gerrard and the Goat Race) from this genre. Not only did they analyze these texts, but also they answered questions provided in the Check Point book. Students have come across new vocabulary in these texts and have been assigned to find and learn their meanings as homework for this weekend.

Today in all three classes, we started working on a different type of text: poetry. In this period, students have written their own poems on daffodils as a group activity. We will continue working on poetry with a poem called `Daffodils` by William Wordsworth next week.

Here are some images of the students as they were discussing in their groups and producing their poems.

English Literature

In English Literature, in this volume, we`ll be reading a novel called `The Eighteenth Emergency` which focuses on bullying and its results. During this volume, we will be doing a lot of interactive projects on bullying along with the novel. So far, we have finished the first two chapters of the book and students are asked to do their first vocabulary homework from chapter 1 and also read chapter 3 during the weekend.

This is a short summary of the first two weeks in English. Next week, I will be sharing some of the poems students have written and a summary of the 3rd week in English along with pictures from the classrooms.

Ms. Eda
Grade 5 English Teacher

Sunday, January 20, 2013


First of all we would like to welcome all of our students back to school and hope that you will enjoy being in Grade 5 this year. Ms. Elizabeth (5A), Ms. Shaan (5B) and Ms. Eda (5C) will be your class teachers.

In this blog we will keep you updated about what we do in the classrooms, assignments, projects and more so that you can be a part of our school experience. Also this blog will give you the chance of making inquiries   and commenting on what we do at school online and at any time.

So if you have any questions, please go ahead and ask them! We will be more than happy to answer you.

Ms. Elizabeth, Ms. Shaan and Ms. Eda