Dear Parents,

PYPX: This week students heard from many guest speakers: AAS community members from the Peace Corps, Tom Grove, a journalist for the Wall Street Journal, Irakli, a surgeon living and working in Moscow. We discussed how to do deeper research and how prompts and sentence starters can help us do that. Finally students have been divided into their PYPX groups created around the issues they have expressed interest in.
Next week we will develop lines of inquiry to guide our research. Students will make mind maps to see what they can do now, and they will make concepts questions to go deeper into their research.

Math: We continue to work with multiplying and dividing fractions. Please find helpful math tips G5 Unit 4 Topic D Newsletter, G5 Unit 4 Topic E Newsletter and G5 Unit 4 Topic F Newsletter.

Coronavirus Information and Resources: As a part of our school’s ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, AAS is committed to keeping our community informed. Please visit the Coronavirus Resources and Information Page for daily updates, and instructions.

Next Week: Please be advised that next week there is no school for students on Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10. Students are expected back in school Wednesday, March 11.

Swimming: The pool is closed and students will be doing dry land workouts. Please bring appropriate clothes for that.

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