Saturday, April 13, 2019

Week before Easter Break

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Students are encouraged to dress in neon on Thursday and be ready to bust some moves! 

Sneak Peek at this Week:

Language Arts:

Students will be receiving their Word Work assignments back and will be preparing for the assessment that will take place on Thursday.

This week will also continue our ‘Treesearch’ writing. Inspired by Wishtree, students are becoming tree characters. We are learning about many similarities and differences amongst trees!


Students will wrap up the patterning unit this week with a review and then an assessment taking place on Wednesday.

Social Studies:

This week students will practice map reading, including how to use a legend and scale, as well as latitude and longitude coordinates! A quiz on Thursday will allow students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and understanding of these concepts.


Students will be learning vocabulary related to Easter (les Paques) this week and will create une carte de LOTO for a game on Thursday!

Easter Celebration: Thursday

Thank you to the following families who offered to send snacks for Thursday’s celebration:

Cheese and Crackers: Bobbi

Vegetables and Dip: Brooklyn

Fruit Platter: Lily

Juice and Napkins: Logan

Cookies or Cupcakes: Spencer

Please note that there are no classes on Friday due to Good Friday. Students will be dismissed at 3:15 on Thursday and school will resume on Monday, April 29th.

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Week of April 8-12


We have another exciting week on the way! 

*Students are encouraged to wear green on Monday in memory of Logan Boulet and to bring awareness to organ donation.

*Monday will also see our wrap-up assembly of the One District One Book project, and on Tuesday we will get to see a visit by the author of Wishtree, the one and only Katherine Applegate! The author will be giving a presentation at Chinook High School, and all of our students will get to watch, either live in person, or by live streaming from our gym! It is sure to be an exciting event!

*Also happening on Tuesday is a meeting with some personnel from G.S. Lakie Middle School.

*On Wednesday we have a presentation about sun safety!


Sneak Peek at this Week:

Language Arts:

In addition to wrapping up Wishtree, students will be moving onto their next Word Work lesson this week. As always, the assignment is due on Thursday. For the quiz next week, we will focus on column 2 of the Frequently Misspelled Words.

We will also begin working on a piece of writing this week. Scholars, do you have a favourite kind of tree?


Students will continue working on patterning this week by identifying patterns, writing pattern rules, using variables to write equations and then solve equations using all four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This is an excellent introduction to algebra!

Social Studies:

Students will get their tests back from last week and then complete a KWL and begin exploration of the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Lowlands region before learning how to use latitude and longitude coordinates to identify locations on maps next week!


After reviewing farm and wild animals, students can look forward to learning the parts of the body and how to describe animals and then animal habitats in the coming weeks as well!


Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Week of April 1-5

Although short (there are no classes on Monday, April 1st), our week promises to be fun-filled with exciting events like continuing our reading of Wishtree, embarking on our patterning unit in Math, wrapping up our visit to the Canadian Shield, and a trip to the World Men’s Curling Championship! Students will be bused to the Enmax Centre on Wednesday morning for the draw that will see Team Canada taking on Japan! Students will be allowed to bring a water bottle and a snack that would fit into their jacket pocket (i.e. a granola bar, cut fruit or vegetables). Please note that there will be no backpacks allowed. In addition, students may bring a small amount of cash (no more than $10) if they would like to buy a food item from the concessionfor after they have eaten the healthy snack they brought along. This promises to be a very exciting time, especially now that we have a greater understanding of the sport!

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World Autism Day is Tuesday, April 2nd. 
Students are invited to wear blue in an effort to raise awareness. 

Sneak Peek at the Week:

Language Arts:

Students will continue to explore and reflect on their reading of Wishtree this week; they have been very excited searching for and discovering figurative language, pieces of wisdom, and passages that resonate with them. They have also become skilled at creating titles for chapters! This week we will continue to ‘sketch’ our characters and ‘jot-note’ about our reading!

*Families are encouraged to cuddle up together to read Wishtree. Our committee is requesting that families take pictures of themselves reading and send them to their classroom teachers. Our closing assembly will feature a slideshow that may contain these pictures!


Keep those detective skills sharp, grade 5, this week marks the beginning of our 'Patterns and Relations' unit of study! As we will soon find out, there are many different kinds of patterns which we will be thinking of as mysteries to solve.

See how many of the following mysteries you can solve (what comes next?):

2, 4, 6, 8...

3, 2, 1, 3, 2...

4, 6, 5, 7, 6...

and here’s a bonus challenge for you (this won’t be part of our unit):

O, T, T, F, F, S, S...

(If you figure this one out, write it out on a piece of paper and include the next two terms to show you know your answer is correct and give it to Ms. B. on Tuesday morning. Good luck!)

This week we will be focusing on patterns and pattern rules as we look to become familiar with what a pattern is and what constitutes a pattern, as well as how to write a pattern rule.

Scholars are also encouraged to check out the following supporting links:
Missing Numbers (Identify numbers missing from a sequence)


Our learning about ‘les animaux’ (animals) continues this week with some specific vocabulary about farm animals and wild animals and if that isnt enough, we will celebrate musique mardi by reviewing more tunes by Gregg LeRock, a French performer we will have the opportunity to see in concert next month! Youpi!

Social Studies:

Students will have some time in class to study (Tuesday) for our Canadian Shield assessment that will take place on Thursday. Reviewing the scavenger hunts as well as the trip we took to Algonquin Park would prove VERY wise! Next stop? The Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Lowlands!

Let’s have another awesome week!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Week of March 25-29


In the rear-view mirror…

We rock! What an awesome experience we had curling last week! Mike Mountain Horse School has a reputation for having some of the most respectful, well mannered, and fun-loving students and our crew have not disappointed! The volunteers who have come out from the Curling Club have been very impressed with the manners and spirit of this fine group. Thank you to the parents who have been able to join us at the rink…there are two more sessions this week on Tuesday and Thursday, if you have the chance to stop down at the rink and check out what your young curler has been learning, you should! We would love to see you!

Sneak Peek at the Week:


We will enjoy another ‘musique mardi’ this week and will revisit our safari learning!


Wow! I continue to be impressed with the level of commitment students are giving to learning how to do long division. Way to go, crew! Many students are experiencing the highest level of success and are ready to take on their final assessment (happening Friday) while others are just beginning to catch on now. Keep practicing at home too, the fog will continue to clear with enough practice!

Language Arts:

We wrapped up our novel study of Underground to Canada last week! What an excellent shared reading experience!

This week will see the kickoff of our One District, One Book project! We are very excited as every student in our district as well as many community members are participating! Every student in our class will receive his/her copy of the book that will come with a reading schedule. Families are encouraged to carve out a little time every evening over the next two weeks to read together (approximately 15-20 minutes). This reading experience is optimized when all family members set aside distractions and engage in the reading and discussion of the story. Students will have the opportunity to enter a draw with correct answers to daily trivia questions that will take place first thing each morning (and are based on the previous night’s reading). Students are expected to bring their novels home every night and back to school every morning so that our class can share some experiences with the novels together each day as well.

Although I am unable to share the book’s title at this time, I can tell you that I’ve participated in every One School, One Book project that MMH has done and this novel is my favourite!

Social Studies:

Our Social Studies time gets cut short this week, so we will only have time to wrap up our scavenger hunts and go mining. Next week students can look forward to a unit wrap-up and assessment.

What’s up next? The Great Lakes, St Lawrence Lowlands!

Looking ahead:

Monday April 1st is a District-Wide Professional Learning Day, and therefore there will be no classes for students. Enjoy your long weekend!


It’s going to be an amazing week!