Friday, March 16, 2018

Week of March 19-23


In the rear-view mirror…

I want to thank everyone who came out to our Celebration of Learning evening last week. What a lovely experience watching students shine as they shared their learning with loved ones! If you were unable to come, I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you, but certainly understand busy lives.

We are now officially embarking on our third and final term in grade five. (How did THAT happen?) In addition to our subject-specific curricular objectives, our aim is to ‘get ready for middle school’. In addition to the expectations of added responsibility, focus on homework completion and increased maturity, we take our students over to GS Lakie School in April to attend an orientation. At this time they will tour the school, meet school personnel, and familiarize themselves with the options available to them before registration takes place. Parents will also be invited to a separate orientation evening at Lakie shortly thereafter.

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 help drive us to and from the rink…there are two more sessions left this week on Wednesday and Friday! Even if you are unable to drive, 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!


Wednesday March 21st is Rock Your Socks Day!

In honour of World Down Syndrome Day, we invite everyone to wear brightly colored socks! Enjoy!

Career Dress-Up Day: Thursday, March 22nd:  Students are invited to dress up as whatever they want to be when they grow up! There will be a spirit assembly in the gymnasium beginning at 10:20a.m.

Sneak Peek at the Week:


Ah! Les gouters-sains! We are having a grand time learning names of fruits and vegetables as well as many other snacks. ‘Le sac mystere’ has been a great hit once again in helping us work on expanding and remembering our vocabulary! All of these nouns for food (especially fruit) as well as the verbs we’ve been learning, are getting us set for a special creation on Wednesday! Nous allons faire la salade de fruits mercredi! Students will be asked to contribute approximately 1 cup of the fruit of their choice (that would go nicely in a fruit saladno tomatoes please) and will review the many verbs this week that will give all the process details!



Wow! I am very 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 while others are just beginning to catch on now. Keep practicing at home and have no fear, we will continue to practice this week, because the end is near!

Students: to show Ms. B. that you read the blog, on Monday morning, present her with a paper including your name and the steps in long division! You may wish to use the family alliteration technique or simply the sequence of 5 symbols!


Language Arts:

We aim to finish our beloved novel, Underground to Canada, this week! With some reading and written responses planned, we will likely wrap up the book on Thursday! We will also have a special presentation related to the topic of slavery from someone we all know and love on Tuesday.

Word Work is back on this week! Students will receive their learning and lesson assignment on Monday, and their assignment will be due on Thursday as usual! The assessment will take place next week.

Social Studies:

We are taking up our scavenger hunts and learning about the Natural Resource Cycle this week in preparation for going mining later in the week!

Looking ahead:

Wow! There are only two weeks left until the Easter Break and lots of learning to do! Now that we seem to have recovered from the time change, we are hoping to stay on track with good sleep and nutrition habits so that we are at our best for our learning!

Have a wonderful week!