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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!
21st is Rock Your Socks Day!
In honour of World Down Syndrome Day, we invite everyone to wear
brightly colored socks! Enjoy!
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.
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 salad—no 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!
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.
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!
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!