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Dear Future Grade 5 Students

Dear Future Grade 5 Students,

Hi my name is Lindsay and my topic for Exhibition was Immunizations vs non Immunizations. This year the central idea was “Society’s responsibility is to build a physically and mentally healthy community.”

One piece of advice for you is to stay on task! My group wasn’t on task all the time. We each lost our iPad once one of my group members. Was playing a video game and lost hers. I was trying to get her off of it but my teacher didn’t understand and he took mine too. My other group member was misusing her iPad and she got it taken away.

My second piece of advice for you is to get along with your group. Even if your with people who make you uncomfortable or don’t work well with you. Even if their your best friend you need to work with them. I was with someone who argues with me a lot and makes me unhappy. I worked with her and it wasn’t as bad as I thought.

My last piece of advice is to have fun and don’t be nervous just relax. You and your group researched this topic for 9 weeks so you will be experts on your topic. You may not think you can remember all the information but it’s in your brain waiting for Exhibition.

Best Wishes,


LS Final Reflection

I’m proud of myself and my group I think we made a great effort and we were ready! I am proud of how well we did during Exhibition night. I am also very proud of our art. The most challenging thing was probably staying on task. The second most challenging thing was working with my group, we didn’t get along all the time. The least challenging task was probably was doing our art we couldn’t decide who would do what. To be honest our interview was not as fun as I thought it would be but, it was kind of cool we got to see the fridges that the immunizations are kept in. Interviews are kind of fun because we got to go off school grounds to go meet an expert on our topic. Sylvia (the person we interviewed) gave us lots of answers and we got a lot more of our research done and questions answered. It is important to interview experts on our topic because they know all about our topic and can give us lots of information on our topic. It is also important to interview experts because they know how to explain what their talking about. Another reason we interview people is because if there is a question that even the internet can’t answer the expert probably can. One thing I gained was more knowledge on my topic and a few other things. I also gained some new friends. My goal for Exhibition was to get along with my group this was sort of achieved, I was with someone who argues with me a lot and makes me unhappy I worked with her and it wasn’t as bad as I thought.


What is the biggest challenge you faced during the process of Exhibition?

I feel like the biggest challenge was getting along with my group because  we were always getting into big fights over little things and not getting our work done.

How did you work to solve or overcome that challenge?

We usually  just yell at each other until one of us gives in.  Sometimes we talk to each other and see which way we like better, but not to be offensive, some of my group mates are quite stubborn so sometimes we get a teacher to help and that usually works.

What have you learned about yourself since being involved in Exhibition?

I learned that I like to work with people, but sometimes I like to work alone. I also discovered that I really like to present things.

What was the most important, interesting or meaningful aspect of Exhibition for you? Why?

The  most important part of exhibition is…

Everything Because it’s all important. You can’t present without research and you can’t go on to present without a display. It’s all important!

What would you do differently, or be more mindful of if you could experience Exhibition again?

I would probably choose a different group. We didn’t work well together and were always fighting about who does what and  that it has to look professional. I liked my topic, but not my group.

What advice and suggestions would you like to give to the students who will work through Exhibition next year?
I would say to stay on task, use your time wisely, don’t be shy to express yourself when decorating your display and choose a topic that you actually want to do. Trust me, it makes things a lot easier.

Feedback Abby

Roman from mrs. Chapman’s class says: “there was a station about Immunizations. They had needles to represent what Immunizations are and what they are made of.”

I agree with this one because we did show them a model of a vaccine and told them what they were made out of and what they were.

On mrs. Spears blog it said : “ the grade 5 students were very knowledgeable about their topics “

I agree with this because we knew a lot more about our topic than most of the grown ups would think.

Jana from ms. Michies class says: “ they added a lot of detail”

i agree with this because the presentation was kinda long because we added a lot of details.




Feedback from Exhibition

This one applies to me because this one is for my group. It’s just saying good job and we did amazing.





We taught Rohan about immunizations and yes we had needles to represent outer topic.

I agree there were some pretty good topics this year.


I disagree and I agree. Most groups did put a lot of detail but most groups didn’t put that much detail in there display.






Final Reflection- interviews

Explain who you interviewed and why you chose them. 

I chose to interview a nurse because I wanted to see behind the scene. She is a professional nurse and we knew that she would help us.


 What was it like to interview people?

It was cool interviewing a nurse and someone who doesn’t believe in immunizations. We get both perspectives and interviewing them helped us a lot with our questions.

 What was challenging about it?

It was challenging because it was hard because we had to send the lady questions. She did answer them but it took awhile for them to send because she emailed them to us on the last day of research.

Why is is important to interview people?

It is important because it gives you experience talking to starngers and learning how to do an interview. It’s also important because you will feel more comfortable talking to others.

 What did you gain from interviewing people?

I gained confidence because before I was shy talking to others.  I didn’t talk as much until I did more interviews and I gained confidence.

Final reflection Abby

Explain who you interviewed and why you chose them.

We interviewed a lady named Sylvia. We interviewed her because she works at the Chestermere community health Center and she could probably answer the rest of the questions.

What was it like to interview people ?

It was pretty cool and you get to learn some things that you didn’t know before.

What was challenging about it ?

I think that finding a person that was against vaccines  to interview was hard because not very many people really want to talk about it.

Why is it important to interview people?

Its important because sometimes you can’t just search up a question or read a book and it’s nice to talk to a real person not the internet.

What did you gain from interviewing people?

We got info and since we only had those Qs left, we gained the permission to start on our display.