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16th April Friday

Dear G5 Parents,
Please find below the details about the coming week;
19th April: Day 5a
20th April: Day 6a
21st April : (Late start at 9:15) Day 1b
22nd April: Day 2b
23rd April: Day 3b

What is happening at G5?
We have completed the seventh week of the PYPX process. Students were busy collecting information about their topics by doing research, citing their resources, and taking notes for the last few weeks. This week they’ve started using the information they’ve collected to create different components for the information-sharing part of their project. They have started creating their websites which will be their tool to share information, and they will be busy working on them the whole week next week.

During PYP Exhibition, students are required to engage in a collaborative inquiry process that involves them not only in identifying and investigating real-life issues but also in offering solutions to them. When students see concrete actions that they can take in order to make a difference, they see themselves as competent, capable, and active agents of change. Action is a means for students to show that they have linked their learning to real-life issues and that they are developing responsible personalities towards social and physical environments and to the community within and beyond school. Taking action is the final part of PYPX, and sometimes students need parent support at this stage. Please ask your child if they need your help with taking action component of their project, and try to provide the support they might need.

Art

Please check this link to learn more about the role of visual arts during the Fifth Grade Exhibition.

Important Dates:
April 27 and April 29: PYP Exhibition. Next week, you will receive detailed information about the PYP Exhibition schedule.
April 30 – Russian Labor Day – No school

April Break

Dear G5 parents;
Please find below the details about the week after the April break;
12th April Monday: Day 6b
13th April Tuesday: Day 1a
14th April Wednesday: (Late start 9:15) Day 2a
15th April Thursday: Day 3a
16th April Friday: Day 4a

What is happening at G5?
We have completed the sixth week of the PYPX process. This week, students have continued to collect information by doing research and taking notes. They have started sorting out the information they’ve collected and think about different ways they’ll use to express their learning and take action. After the break, they will start working on different components (written, interactive, visual, technology, art, etc. ) to express their learning. They will also start working on their action plans. Your child’s participation is extra important during this process. Please inform your child’s homeroom teacher immediately if your child will have to be away from school after the break.

This week, we heard from three changemaker guest speakers. Our first guest speaker was Thomas Grove, Moscow reporter of Wall Street Journal. He shared his experiences and how journalism allows journalists to be changemakers by providing reliable information about what’s happening worldwide. Our second guest speaker was Helena Lassen, who worked at Danish Refugee Council and still works at Maternity Foundation. She explained about the actions she and her colleagues have been taking to help refugees. She also explained how the use of technology might be a game-changer. The application they have developed for health care workers, especially midwives, is being used worldwide, and it is a helpful tool for people who do not have access to proper health care. Our last guest speaker was Mr. Konstantin Gromov, who has worked at NASA and is currently working at Google. He shared how the technologies discovered and used on Mars can be implemented in construction and exploration on Earth, using robotics and programming.


Important Dates:
April 5 to 9: Spring break – No school. Please note that the 14-day exclusion from campus requirement remains in place for those who travel internationally.
April 29: PYP Exhibition
April 30: Russian Labor Day – No school.

We wish you a happy April Break!

G5 Team

Book Character Day & PTO Used Book Fair

Dear parents,

Please find below two reminders about book character day and used book fair;

March 31 – Book Character Day

Students can dress as their favorite book characters and come to school in their costumes on Wednesday, 31st March. If they choose not to, then they should wear their school uniform.

April 1 & 2 PTO Used Book Fair
The PTO is very excited to announce the Annual Used Book Fair will be held on Thursday, April 1st, and Friday, April 2nd!

Each Elementary class will be taken by their class teacher to visit the fair and will be able to choose up to 5 “new to you” books! We ask for a minimum donation of 200 Rub for up to 5 books, the money raised will go towards up-coming PTO events.

ES families will be receiving an envelope in their children’s bag with a brief note explaining the event; the envelope can be used to return your voluntary donations.
There are some fantastic books to choose from, happy reading!

From the PTO!

25th March Thursday

Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear G5 Parents,
Please find below the details about the coming week;
29th March Monday: Day 1b
30th March Tuesday: Day 2b
31st March Wednesday: (Late start 9:15) Day 3b
1st April Thursday: Day 4b
2nd April Friday: Day 5b

What is happening at G5?
We have completed the fifth week of the PYPX process. It was another busy week for all of us. This week, students have continued to work within their groups to develop lines of inquiry, deepen their research, cite their sources, and take notes. They continued to have check-in meetings with their mentors. We have heard from two changemaker guest speakers this week. On Wednesday, we had Mr.Abovskiy as our guest speaker. He shared some of the actions his company took during the peak of the pandemic. Today Mr. Kolomytsyn was our guest speaker. He shared the changes that have been made in his company’s regulations in recent years to show more responsibility about some issues. He explained the actions they have taken to work towards gender equality, affordable and clean energy, responsible consumption and production, and many other goals, which are also included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals list.

Students continued to add paper copies of some of the activities they have completed to their binders. Please encourage your child to walk you through their PYPX binder and share their experiences, feelings, and ideas with you.

Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences will take place on 26th March Friday, and will consist of 2 parts: 

  1. The first part is a 45-minute at-home component where students share their work & goals from their learning journey with their parents. Students will share with their parents the skills and knowledge they have developed and the goals they have worked toward throughout the year.
  2. The second component will be a 15 minute Webex meeting with the homeroom teacher to discuss progress and goals with both the student and parents.


Important Dates:
March 26 Friday: Student-Led Conferences. No school for students.

March 31 Wednesday: Book Character Day. Students can dress like their favorite book character and come to school in their costumes. If they choose not to, then they should wear their school uniform.

April 5 to 9: Spring break – No school. Please note that the 14-day exclusion from campus requirement remains in place for those who travel internationally.
April 29 PYP Exhibition
April 30 – Russian Labor Day – No school

19th March Friday

Dear G5 Parents,
As you have been already informed, we will move to the full on-campus model next week. Please find the details below;
22nd March Monday: Day 3a (Day 3 Week a)– all G5 students on campus
23rd March Tuesday: Day 4a – all G5 students on campus
24th March Wednesday: (Late start 9:15) Day 5a – all G5 students on campus
25th March Thursday: Day 6a – all G5 students on campus
26th March Friday: Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences, No school for students.

What is happening at G5?
We have completed the fourth week of the PYPX process. It was a very busy week for all of us. This week, students have continued to work within their groups to write their lines of inquiry and create their unit planner. One of the first things students did this week was to contact their mentors to set the first of many mentor meetings they will have, and most of the groups had their first meetings towards the end of the week. Students continued to learn about how we change our language with respect to our audience. Mr.Burnett continued to visit classrooms to teach the “Research and Note Taking” lesson. Students started researching their topics, citing their resources, and taking notes. We continued to hear from changemaker guest speakers. On Thursday, we had Ms. Chantal Duvieusart as our guest speaker. She shared her own experience about being a changemaker and passed valuable messages. She told that she did not need any specific qualifications to be a change maker. Even with no specific qualifications or skills, with only the wish to do something positive, you can achieve a lot. She encouraged students to take their own steps to become changemakers, no matter how small their step is. When we all take small steps, altogether it will be a big step.  Ms. Irem Sunar was our second guest speaker this week. She shared her experiences as a changemaker for gender equality.

Please encourage your child to walk you through their PYPX binder and share their experiences, feelings, and ideas with you. There is a suggestion from us: Please watch hese two brain-pop videos together with your child. Note Taking Skills and Research (username: aasmoscow, password: penguins)

Important Dates:
March 22 – Transition to the full on-campus model
March 26 – Student-Led Conferences – No school for students.
April 5 to 9 – Spring break – No school. Please note that the 14-day exclusion from campus requirement remains in place for those who travel internationally.
April 29 PYP Exhibition
April 30 – Russian Labor Day – No school

We wish you a nice weekend!
Grade 5 Team

12th March

Dear G5 Parents,
We will continue with the hybrid learning model next week. Please find the details below;
15h March Monday: Day 6b – Huddle B on campus
16th March Tuesday: Day 6b – Huddle A on campus
17h March Wednesday: (Late start 9:15) Day 1a – Huddle B on campus
18th March Thursday: Day 1a – Huddle A on campus
19th March Friday: Day 2a – Huddle B on campus

What is happening at G5?
Math: We are wrapping up our current math unit, Multiplication & Division with Fractions and Decimals. During this unit, students learned how to model the fraction problems for comprehending the questions correctly and figuring out different ways to solve them. They also developed a deeper understanding of the standard algorithms when working with fractions.

Literacy: Our reading and writing is tied to PYP Exhibition. Students will be using the skills and knowledge they gained during our previous literacy units, and exploring how we alter our language depending upon the purpose and audience.

Please remind your child that reading is an expectation every night – including weekends and holidays. A minimum of 30 minutes per day is recommended.

PYPX: We have completed the third week of the PYPX process. This week, students continued to learn more about UN Sustainable Development Goals, completed activities in order to decide about the topics they are interested in, and PYPX groups were formed according to their topic choices. Students then worked together within their groups to decide about their essential agreements and prepare the digital documents they will be using in the upcoming weeks. Mr.Burnett visited/will be visiting classrooms to teach the “Research and Note Taking” lesson. Like previous weeks, we had changemaker guest speakers. Ms. Risdon, AAS Middle School Humanities teacher, was one of our guest speakers. She shared how small changes we make in our daily life routines might result in big improvements for the solutions of big issues. Today, we heard from Brian Tupper, who shared information about his initiative to help students make good choices when using technology. Please encourage your child to walk you through their PYPX binder and share their experiences, feelings, and ideas about PYPX with you.

Important Dates:
March 22-25 transition to full on-campus model

March 26 – Student-Led Conferences – No school for students
April 5 to 9 – Spring break – No school
April 29 PYP Exhibition
April 30 – Russian Labor Day – No school

We wish you a nice weekend!
Grade 5 Team

4th March Thursday

Dear G5 Parents,
Please find the details of the next week below;
8th March Monday: Women’s Day – No School
9th March Tuesday: Day 4b – Huddle B at school
10th March Wednesday: (Late start 9:15) Day 4b – Huddle A at school
11th March Thursday: Day 5b – Huddle B at school
12th March Friday: Day 5b – Huddle A at school

What is happening at G5?
Math
: We continue with the Multiplication & Division with Fractions and Decimals unit. Students are expected to model their thinking so that they can develop a deep conceptual understanding. Please check the following resources in case you would like some suggestions about how to support your child at home.   Topic ATopic BTopic CTopic DTopic E, Topic F, Topic G, Topic H

Literacy: Our reading, writing and speaking is tied to Exhibition. Student will be exploring how we alter our language depending upon the purpose and audience.

Please remind your child that reading is an expectation every night – including weekends and holidays. A minimum of 30 minutes per day is recommended.

PYPX: We have completed the second week of the PYPX process. This week Students continued to learn more about UN Sustainable Development Goals, and also had activities to have a deeper understanding of the Key Concepts. We continued to hear from changemaker guest speakers. Some of our 5th graders had AAS community members from the Peace Corps as guest visitors, and some classes will meet them next week. Today, all G5 heard from Faith Aweko from Uganda, who introduced us her and her friends’ initiative “Reform Africa”, and explained how they “add value to trash”. We have started to work on “life spirals” and “doors of possibilities”. Please encourage your child to walk you through the binder and share their experiences, feelings and ideas with you.


Important Dates:

March 5 – Teacher PD day – No School for students

March 8 – International Women’s Day – No school

March 26 – Student-Led Conferences – No school for students

Happy upcoming International Women’s Day & enjoy your weekend!
Grade 5 Team

Friday, 26th February

Dear G5 Parents,
We’ll continue with hybrid learning model next week. Please find the details below;
1st March Monday: Day 2b – Huddle B at school
2nd March Tuesday: Day 2b – Huddle A at school
3rd March Wednesday: (Late start 9:15) Day 3b – Huddle B at school
4th March Thursday: Day 3b – Huddle A at school
5th March Friday: No school for students, PD day for teachers


What is happening at G5?
Math: We will continue Module 4 – Multiplication & Division with Fractions and Decimals. Students are expected to be modeling their thinking so they develop the deep conceptual understanding. Please check the following resources in case you would like some suggestions about how to support your child at home.  Topic A, Topic B, Topic C, Topic D, Topic E

Literacy: Our reading, writing and speaking is tied to Exhibition. Student will be exploring how we alter our language depending upon the purpose and audience.

PYPX: This week, the students have started learning about PYPX(Primary Years Programme Exhibition). Please find the Vocabulary for this PYPX unit here. At this first week of PYPX, students received their PYPX binders and started to get familiar with the process. We worked on some of the activities like “picture book read aloud”, “film fest”, and “build a perfect world”. Today, we heard from our first guest speaker, Maddalene Taylor, about being a changemaker. Next week we will continue diving into PYPX. Please check in with your child to see what they have been working on.

We wish you a nice weekend!
Grade 5 Team

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