Exhibition 2 Photographs

Revival & Rebirth : Researching the Renaissance – 5th

What’s new and what’s old in the time of the Renaissance?

What can art tell us about society?

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Coming Soon: Pictures from Exhibition 2

Term 2 Exhibition pictures are coming soon!

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Trimester 2 Exhibition!!!

Our fifth grade students are working hard at preparing for the Trimester 2 Exhibition. Come and see the Renaissance Salon, Inventions from the Renaissance, and the Egg Drop Project Thursday March 10, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm.

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Exhibition Overview Trimester 2: Revival & Rebirth : Researching the Renaissance – 5th

Revival & Rebirth : Researching the Renaissance – 5th

What’s new and what’s old in the time of the Renaissance?

What can art tell us about society?


Project Description:

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the Renaissance by investigating a prominent personality of the era and writing a formal paper showing the contributions made by this individual. 
Each student will assume the identity of this Renaissance personality by:
  • identifying and researching a personality from the Renaissance
  • writing a formal research paper on this person
  • preparing a short introduction to this character and delivering it orally
  • presenting a Keynote slide presentation they created on a planet they have researched
  • dressing in attire that is typical of clothing of the time period and communicates their social status
  • creating a mixed media/collage self portrait in the style of Renaissance art
  • creating two three-dimensional artifacts that represents the work/role of the this Renaissance personality.
  • sing, perform, and write about Renaissance music
  • learn and perform a Renaissance Dance
  • create a Renaissance clothing poster with written descriptions of the outfits in French or Spanish
Fifth Grade Students Will Learn:
  • how to work independently
  • how to plan, organize and showcase research
  • how to conduct research using reference material (online and print)
  • how to write responses to prompts and support answers with research and with material learned in class
  • how to cite sources and create a bibliography
  • how to use iPads to research our solar system and create a Keynote slide presentation.
  • how to prepare and deliver a monologue
  • how to sketch/draw using multi-media
  • how to sing Renaissance songs and analyze musical elements through writing
  • how to dance in the Renaissance style
  • Color and adjective agreement in French or Spanish
  • Clothing and fabric vocabulary in French or Spanish
  • Seasons and weather vocabulary in French or Spanish

Required Components:

  • Research Paper
  • Monologue
  • Self-portrait
  • Two three-dimensional artifact
  • Keynote presentation on assigned planet
  • Choral performance of Pastime with Good Company with musical accompaniment
  • Written piece analyzing Renaissance music
  • Renaissance clothing poster in French or Spanish

 

Standards, Strands, Skills (Students will learn, do): 

A basic list of major standard, strands, and skills assessed in this projects. These should follow the state frameworks, including ELA and Math Common Core.

  • reading
  • writing
  • research
  • speaking
  • history
  • economics
  • mathematics
  • science
  • visual design and composition
  • singing
  • playing instruments
  • critical response through analyzing music
  • descriptive writing pertaining to clothing in French or Spanish
 
These assessments should be identified in your curriculum map and documented in our assessment portfolio.
  • Three paragraph research paper with bibliography
  • Monologue
  • Weekly and end of term assessments on the Renaissance
  • Portrait
  • Inventions of the Renaissance Research Project
  • Egg Drop Project
  • Greensleeves essay
  • Singing  of Pastimes with Good Company with analytical written component
  • Costume
  • Two 3-dimensional artifacts
  • Foreign language clothing poster
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Why do we have Monday off?

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The Renaissance Revealed!

On Thursday students will discover their Renaissance Man/Woman that they will research!

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Math Support

Math Support

The Math Support program assists students with emerging math abilities at each grade level.  The goals of the program include building number sense, fostering self confidence, filling any gaps in knowledge, increasing accuracy of computations, and supporting learning in the math classroom. Typically, students receive small group instruction twice a week, focussing on individualized areas of need. As students increase in confidence and competence in their math skills, they graduate from the program with fading support.

 

Recommended online resources are:

Grades 4-6:

Kahn Academy www.kahnaccademy.org

Manga High www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Everyday Math http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/

 

 

Online Games:

www.interactivesites.weebly.com (Grades 4-8)

www.math-play.com (Grades 4-8)

www.coolmath.com (Grades 4-8

www.ixl.com (Grades 4-8)

www.mathplayground.com (Grades 4-8)

www.mathopolis.com (Grades 4-8)

 

Apps:

Splash Math (Grades 1-5)

Monkey in the Middle (Grades 6-8)

Sushi Monster (Age 9-11)

Mathmateer (Age 9-11)

Math Ninja (Age 9-11)

 

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Happy New Year!!!

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Wishing everyone a great, prosperous, blissful, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic and extremely Happy New Year 2016!!!!

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Weathering and Erosion!

 

Fifth grade students are studying changes to the Earth’s surface.

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Mangahigh Update

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Great work fifth graders!!! We have officially won FAI-TO vs Merici College (all girls high school in Australia)!!! We are currently number 33 out of all schools. Keep up the good work!

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