Sunday, 10 December 2017
We move into our second week of Advent which represents Peace. We light a second purple candle to represent the hope of Christ coming to the world. Students will be celebrating during an Advent Liturgy on Monday morning in the Learning Commons. The last two weeks of school will be very busy for Grade 5 students. We are finishing up our Christmas Fractured Fairy Tales that we have been working on with Mr. Kline's Grade 2 students. My students have been writing the stories, and Mr. Kline's Students have been drawing the pictures to go along with the stories. Once the stories are finished, we will be presenting our stories to the Grade 1 classes. We will also be continuing to work on our Christmas Cafe presentations with Mrs. Souliere's Grade 5 students. We have a dress rehearsal on Thursday morning. Our Christmas Cafe will be held in the Learning Commons on Wednesday, December 20th from 9:30-11:30. We hope to see lots of parents!!
Sunday, 3 December 2017
Sunday celebrates the beginning of the Advent season. The Advent period is a time of preparation and anticipation for the birth of Jesus. It is a time for waiting. Our first Advent Liturgy will be on Monday afternoon in the Learning Commons. Reconciliation will be taking place on Friday morning. Information will be sent home concerning our Christmas Cafe. The tentative date will be December 20th in the morning, in the Learning Commons.
Math - This week we will be learning about the properties of triangles. We will be doing a fun activity on Monday using straws and pipe cleaners. I have shared a video link from Math Antics. Students will have a math quiz on Geometry in a couple of weeks. More information to follow. Students will also be participating in The Hour of Code this week. https://hourofcode.com/ca
Language - This week we will be continuing to work on our Christmas Fractured Fairy Tales with Mr. Kline's Grade 2 class. Partner Biographies are almost completed and we will share our Biographies in a Carousel style of presentations. Carousel Brainstorming is a cooperative learning activity that allows information to be learned and reviewed through movement, conversation, and reflection.
Sunday, 26 November 2017
I hope students enjoyed their PD day on Friday! We will be having a busy week this week!
Math - Students did well on their Patterning Test. We are moving into Geometry. The focus will be on Polygons, Angles, and Triangles. I have attached a short video to introduce angles. On Friday, we spent time on learning more about Polygons. Keep practicing multiplication tables and please continue to complete any math practice work that is sent home.
Language - Students will be spending time this week on their Christmas Fractured Fairy Tale. We will be getting together with Mr. Kline's Grade 2 class. Students will also continue to work on their Partner Biographies. We have been practicing with Mrs. Souliere's Grade 5's for our upcoming Christmas Cafe. More information will be going home with students soon.
Sunday, 19 November 2017
This week is Bullying Prevention Week. Students will be participating in activities concerning kindness towards others.
Math - We will finally be having our math quiz on Patterning on Monday. Students will need to know the following curriculum expectations:
1. Analyze a number pattern and state the pattern rule(growing, shrinking, and repeating patterns).
2. Use an Input/Output machine to create number patterns.
3. Model numerical and geometric patterns and make predictions.
Here are a couple of anchor charts:
Language - We will be finishing up our read aloud and Partner Biographies soon. I would like to continue to focus on grammar, paragraph writing, and summaries. It is important for students to be writing in language notebooks, as well as continuing to use Google Slide Presentations on the chrome book. Students have also started writing their Christmas Fractured Fairy Tales. We will be collaborating with Mr.Kline's Grade 2 class for this wonderful project.
Students will be participating on Wednesday afternoon in our Kid-Friendly Zumbathon. Thank you for your support of this Parent Council Fundraiser!
There will be a PD day on Friday, November 24th for all students.