Sunday, 13 May 2018
Happy Mother's Day! Hope you enjoyed the card that your child made for you! We had a wonderful and busy Education Week, it was nice to see parents during our open house. On Wednesday, students will be traveling to Carleton University to participate in a Science Expo. On Thursday, I will be at the Peace Festival with a few of our student volunteers. A reminder, that Friday is a PD day for all students. It will be a busy, short week!
Math - We continue with Probability and Fractions. A short quiz will take place next week. More information to follow.
Language - We are continuing with our read aloud "Wonder." We have completed the reading in our Book Clubs. We will be doing some consolidating this week, and begin if we have time, our media project that will be connected to our Book Clubs.
Saturday, 5 May 2018
Education Week is here! Grade 5 and Grade 1/2 will be responsible for our Easter Mass on Tuesday at 10:45 in the gym. Everyone is welcome. I hope to see parents on Wednesday morning for an interactive learning experience involving your children, teaching you how to code! There will be many activities happening throughout the week!
We have started working on a Probability Unit in Math. We are hoping to finish Book Clubs this week. We are continuing our read aloud - "Wonder"- there are lots of wonderful discussions during the reading of this amazing book.
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Math - We had interruptions last week with our Earth Week activities, so we will be finishing up Fractions and Decimals this week, and then focus on a short unit on Probability. The unit on Algebra, I will teach at a later date.
Our next unit of math will be a short unit on Probability.
full of rolling dice, flipping coins and spinning spinners!
Language - We will be continuing our Read Aloud this week. We will also be continuing with our Book Clubs. It is very important that students put emphasis on producing quality work in their book club jobs, and not rush to get the work completed.
All week, students will be asked to bring a toonie or a loonie each day, to help support the Grade 6 Entrepreneurial Project "Jumpstart." Monday is Crazy Hat Day, Tuesday is Crazy Hair Day, Wednesday is Dress Like an Athlete Day, Thursday is Sports Movie Block, and Friday is Outdoor Gameday!
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Math - We will spend one more week with Fractions and Decimals and then move into a unit of Algebra.
Language - We will continue with our Wonder Read Aloud, grammar work, and our Book Clubs.
This week is Earth Week. Students will be participating in various activities. A reminder that Friday is a PD day for students. Have a great week!
Continue to look for my pictures on Twitter and my Blog to see what is happening in our classroom!
Check out this "Awesome" clip from Kid President!
Sunday, 15 April 2018
Math - We will be continuing our studies on fractions and decimals. This week we will be practicing finding equivalent representations of 1/2 and 3/4. We will also be looking at converting fractions and decimals, and working with proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers.
Language - We will be continuing with our read aloud "Wonder." Students will also be continuing to work in their book clubs.
Sunday, 8 April 2018
Math - We have finished our unit on double-digit multiplication and division. Students will now be spending time learning about relating certain fractions to decimals. Students will be comparing and ordering fractional amounts with like denominators; adding and subtracting decimal amounts to hundredths.
Language - We have just started our Book Clubs. Students will spend time reading a book that was selected for them with their specific group. There are also specific roles every week for each group member and activities to go along with the reading. If your child is absent or is not keeping up with the reading and activities, this will need to be completed at home or during their recess time. The Book Club members have to work together as a team to complete their books. We are also starting a new read aloud called "Wonder." Please read what this amazing book is about.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.
Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Wonder has been a New York Times bestseller for over 5 years in a row (with over 140 weeks as #1). It's received numerous national and international awards, including being one of Time magazines 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time (January, 2015), and USA Today's Top 100 bestsellers. The movie Wonder is scheduled to be released on November 17th, 2017.