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Sekolah Mentari Grand Surya  Jln. T. Bougenville 1, Taman Surya 5, Blok MM2  Pegadungan, Kalideres, Jakarta Barat

July — August 2012


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Enter — the new school year, the new grade six Welcome to the new school year! Greetings go out as we start a fresh chapter of fun and learning! Sekolah Mentari Grand Surya is definitely growing stronger as we salute the pioneer batch of grade six students. Not only that, but there are a lot of new faces around school – from both students and teachers alike.

“This academic year

Sekolah Mentari Grand Surya continues to strive to give the students the best education. This academic year promises to be better than ever, with more activities in and out of the classroom, and creative and innovative learning and teaching techniques.

promises to be better The grade six Whisnu students working and learning.

than ever — Bendera Merah-putih: Indonesia at 67

with more activities in and out of the classroom.”

The great red and white symbolizing the 67 years of independence, freedom and peace.

The ceremony was conducted by the grade five Arimbi students, while the grade six Whisnu students actively participated in the singing. It was a very special event shared by the entire school, together with the teachers, staff, and students. Everyone was dressed in red and white to commemorate the special occasion. The entire event served as a constant reminder of the hardships and sacrifices done by the heroes and the forefathers so that peace and prosperity in the country and all its islands may be attained. Happy Independence Day!

Inside this issue:

Mission: the sembako bag distribution

English Language Arts

The Sekolah Mentari Grand Surya students are never too busy to lend a helping hand, and the Grade 6 Whisnu displayed this trait by sharing and caring for the less fortunate through the distribution of sembako bags in the light of the holiday spirit. The sembako bags contained rice, noodles, cooking oil as well as a variety of other items necessary for the preparation and enjoyment of the Lebaran celebration. Those that received the sembako bags were truly grateful as smiles, handshakes, and words of appreciation were extended to the students for their utmost generosity. Sekolah Mentari Grand Surya has been distributing sembako bags for

Math Science Geo-history

The Republic of Indonesia’s 67th Independence Day was celebrated with the raising of the flag and the singing of the national anthem by the students of Sekolah Mentari Grand Surya.

Proud to be Indonesians— the grade 6 Whisnu standing strong despite the heat.

many years as part of its outreach program, setting as an example of goodwill to all. Many heartfelt thanks go to the parents and the students who have shared and continue to share their blessings.

Students of grade six Whisnu sharing with others through the sembako bag giving.

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English Language Arts

“In order to fully master the language, the students have to constantly practice speaking in English.”

The students revisited the old world of nouns, pronouns, root words, prefixes, suffixes, the spelling rules when adding suffixes, and composition writing while engaging in newer and more advance grammar rules and writing techniques on the said topics. They also had pre-reading activities on the novel “The Giver”. The Grade 6 students now have pre-spelling and post spelling tests of words found and taken from their classes in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Geo-history, from the given novel, and chosen words in which the students may have misspelled. This is done in order for the students to better gauge and expand their vocabulary.

Upcoming lessons in English Language Arts include the assigned chapters of the novel “The Giver”, more spelling words, more on the right usage of pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs, as well as lessons in composition writing using the proper grammar skills. It is deeply requested that you encourage your child to continue to speak in the English language even at home. The teachers are very much willing to help the students improve on their English proficiency; however, in order to fully master the language, they have to constantly practice speaking in English.

Mathematics The Grade 6 students explored the world of algebra. They were able to enjoy mathematics activities such as the “Who wants to be a Billionaire?” and the Magic Square about algebraic expressions games. The students are certainly in for The grade 6 Whisnu students learning in class while being observed by the principal Ms. Vilma. a fun-filled year of learning that everyone can enjoy. Upcoming lessons in their Science mathematics class include the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of The wonders of Science focused on the human body, Algebraic Expressions. specifically the Nervous and Excretory systems. Students of the grade six Whisnu class learned interesting facts from the brain and spinal cord, down to the kidneys and urethra. Their next topics include “Caring for Ourselves” and “Cells: Growth and Division”. Interesting news in the Science classes of Sekolah Mentari Grand Surya is that a Science Laboratory will be opening soon; however, the laboratory is still in need of any simple laboratory instruments, samples of plants or animals, experiment materials, and the like.

Geo-history The students take a look at their very own country – the Republic of Indonesia. They are taught to better understand the country’s flag, the national emblem, the principles embedded in each symbol of the emblem, the national anthem, and the various land and water forms found in the different islands of the country.

Grade 6 Whisnu: Mr. Alfredo Francisco J. Bretaña “Mr. Francis” Class Adviser

Ms. Dwi Classroom Assistant

The grade 6 Whisnu students listening attentively while working diligently in class. Learning is definitely fun.

Upcoming lessons in Geo-history include more land and water forms found in the Republic of Indonesia, the different ethnic groups, the language(s), and the education of the country.

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