Wow! May already. May 1st, Labour Day, is a public holiday and there will be no school on that day. Take the day to celebrate and recognize the contributions that workers make to the economy and life of Morocco.
Last week was a fabulous week spent honouring the Earth and understanding how we can all make small changes that will impact our world. The beach clean-up in Dar Bouazza was a fabulous activity. The difference we made was incredible! Please say no to plastics when and where you can to end plastic pollution.
Thank you to those parents who attended the meeting in the library to learn more about ISM’s homework policy. Being informed is so important to us all. Thank you also to those parents who came in on Friday to see their child’s Rube Goldberg machine. Your interest and support is truly appreciated.
This week the new year 5 unit of inquiry begin, while the year 6s engage in the Tuning in and Finding out stages of their PYP Exhibition. The year 5 central idea is: Reproduction of living things contributes to the continuation of the species. This unit will have a science focus and will include inquiries into differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird, the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals and the changes as humans develop to old age.
The next writing prompt is a ‘free-write’ and each student may write either a fiction or nonfiction piece. As always, the author’s work must be his or her own and demonstrate academic honesty. The work will be assessed against the 6 + 1 Traits writing rubric. The due date is May 11.
In math, the “Back to Basics” focus is on subtraction. This entire week each year 5 and 6 mathematician will be working on 3 tasks each day: Mathletics, working on a variety of levelled subtraction questions and conferring with the teacher. Students who don’t get enough work done during maths class will continue the work at home.
Friday is our ISM Sports’ Day. The Years 1-10 athletes will be competing in a variety of competitive and non-competitive activities from 9am -12noon. Your child needs to have a hat and reusable water bottle on Friday. Each student should have decorated a shirt to be worn on the day. If not, then full school uniforms must be worn. Parents are encouraged to come to City Foot and cheer. Please remember to bring your own hat and water bottle J
Have a great week.