Welcome to Grade 5

Robert Munn-New PE Teacher

Robert Munn-New PE Teacher

Hi,  I am very excited to be teaching at ABIS.  I have been teaching Physical Education for the last 20+ years in a variety of places such as Spain, Germany, and the USA.  I love to travel and visit new cultures. My favorite part of teaching is the relationships that...

Hello from Ms Deb (Grade 5)

Hello from Ms Deb (Grade 5)

Hi everyone,   I'm going to be the new teacher in Grade 5 with Ms Nikkie. I have come from a school in Uganda and I’m hoping that you’ll all be able to help me learn about Oman and ABIS. I’m really looking forward to being part of your community. We have been busy...

Hello from the New Information Literacy/Teacher Librarian!

Hello from the New Information Literacy/Teacher Librarian!

Hello Abis Community! My name is Margot Simonds and I am very excited to be the new Information Literacy teacher this year.  I am from the northeast part of the United States and have lived and taught in many different places around the world. Besides devouring books,...

G5 Arabic

G5 Arabic

Dear students: Thank you very much for the cooperation, participation and interactions during this school year, especially during the distance learning period. Sincere appreciation for your support, children, best wishes for all success, happy holiday

G5 Arabic

G5 Arabic

Dear students: Thank you very much for the cooperation, participation and interactions during this school year, especially during the distance learning period. Sincere appreciation for your support, children, best wishes for all success, happy holiday

Home Movie Competition

Home Movie Competition

We have some wonderful home movies in so far and there is one week left to go. If you wish to make an exciting action movie or hilarious comedy you’ve still got time. Get your entries in by the 11th of June for your share of the house points and awards.

Easy-Peasy Cookies

Easy-Peasy Cookies

I had been saving baking activities for the final weeks of school thinking that the Grade 5 students would find them quite challenging. Such was not the case with this week's "Cookie Challenge"... On to something even more difficult next week!

Home Movie Challenge

Home Movie Challenge

The home movie challenge is going well and we have received some entries already. A few have been in the drama category as well as one very creative Sports Movie. Remember you can earn House Points with your movie. The more people ( students ) you have in your movie...

Noggle in Grade 5

Noggle in Grade 5

This week we tried a new number activity called "Noggle". Students had to use their knowledge of the order of operations to reach a target number. The possibilities were many!

Which One Does Not Belong?

Which One Does Not Belong?

This week in a number talk activity, students had to decide which picture did not belong and justify their choice. The yellow cylinder is an obvious one for color, but students found many other reasons why each of those shapes might not belong. Give it a try!

House Points

House Points

Students across school are still earning house points. We will continue to keep track in houses. Here is the current tally of points Keep showing off your use of good Approaches to Learning and your attributes of the Learner Profile. Here is to all of us doing good...

SKIPPING CHALLENGE

SKIPPING CHALLENGE

Over the past 4 weeks students in Grades 1, 5 and 6 have been taking part in a skipping unit. Many students made great progress with their skipping and by the end of the unit could do some amazing tricks. The top three in each grade earnt house points. Grade 1 Carole...

Distance Cooking

Distance Cooking

Over the past two weeks of distance learning students have made omelets and pancakes as a practical application of measuring skills. It's been quite a hit with the students and we plan on more cooking and baking!

Exploring Biodiversity

Exploring Biodiversity

Students completed an introductory activity on biodiversity in Seesaw on Tuesday and shared pictures of a diverse range of organisms. One of the strangest was a tardigrade, which you can see in the picture.

Ski Trip

Ski Trip

Once upon a time a group of skiers and one snowboarder from ABIS went on a ski trip to Artesina in Italy. Well who could have thought that so much could happen in one week. Despite the virus threatening our return and a serious injury to Reed we managed 5 days of...

Skip, Skip, Skipping

Skip, Skip, Skipping

Over the last few weeks grades 1, 5 and 6 have been undertaking a skipping challenge. Their efforts have seen some of them improve their skills to an unbelievable level. Special mention to Renée, Emma, Rawan and JJ in grade 6. Mohammed Q, Christopher and Zainab in G5...

Food Systems – Final Projects in Seesaw

Food Systems – Final Projects in Seesaw

Students have been busy submitting their final projects for our unit on the industrialization of the food system. One student wrote, "Industrialized food saves time and effort for making it from scratch." What does your child see as positives and negatives?

Using Seesaw in Grade 5

Using Seesaw in Grade 5

We have really honed our Seesaw skills these first weeks of distance learning, haven't we? This week we used Seesaw to review rounding. So glad it has become an important part of distance learning!

We’re still performing!!

We’re still performing!!

So it might not be in the normal band or choir setting, but ABIS musicians are still practicing at home thanks to submissions being handed in using Google Classroom. Honing Individual practice is an integral part of becoming a well-rounded musician and this period of...

Week 1 in the Books

Week 1 in the Books

We made it through week 1! All things considered, I believe that it has been an excellent week of distance learning, and I have truly felt a sense of community. Let's continue to support each other next week and enjoy the Sunday holiday with our families.