In writing we wrote a recount on our trip to the ECC. Here it is:
At 12:25pm, on a hot and sunny tuesday, March 8th 2018, the Grade 5 class of 5C walked over to the ECC. We did this to experience the large transition from Grade 5 to Kindergarten.
First we had to walk all of the way from 5C to the ECC. It’s not very far but since it was an extremely hot day, it felt like walking in an oven. We then sat down in the class.
We were then surprised by a song called “open shut them” and our teacher started treating us like K1 children and we soon realized that we were going to be acting like 4 and 5 year olds for entire the lesson!
Second, we did a math lesson where we first did who sank the boat. Who sank the boat is a story about 5 farm animals, the pig, the sheep, the donkey, the cow and the mouse. All of the animals get on the boat and you have to figure out which one sank the boat.
We then made numbers in different ways with our fingers. This is what the K1 children do for their math, it seems simple but they are really doing things very similar to grade 5 math. They have to show their answer in many ways, just like in grade 5.
Finally went back to the classroom. Overall I really liked this day and I hope we can do something like it again someday. I think that this lesson was very important to our new transitions unit and that we really learnt something about how big the transition from G5 to K1 is.