Sunday, May 13, 2018
Week of May 14-18
Greetings and Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms! You should be told every day of the year how wonderful you all are. Thank you for everything you do to help your children grow to be successful young people!
In the rear-view mirror…
Thank you to our school and school council for putting on a fabulous celebration of our school’s 30-year anniversary! The assembly was incredible, the opportunity to listen to a Blackfoot Elder and witness a mini Pow-Wow was amazing, the salute to the 80’s and Dance-A-Thon was great fun and the Gala was an evening of excitement and entertainment! On Friday, our class was treated to a presentation by a former teacher at Mike Mountain Horse, Ms. Merri-Ann Ford, who taught us all about the wonder of travel and exploration in our world, what a fantastic role model of lifelong learning! We had a wonderful time with all of the events!
Sneak Peek at the Week:
We tackled some of the toughest learning we will do in French this year when we took a look at adjectives and how to make them ‘agree’ with the nouns they are describing. A French adjective may change depending on two things: whether the noun is singular or plural (one or more items) AND whether the noun is feminine or masculine. Students understand these two things as: gender and number. After reviewing these concepts, we will take a look at animal habitats and then introduce our final project for this animal unit Students should be thinking about their two favourite animals for this project!
Last week students were introduced to equivalent fractions, after reviewing this week, we will continue to compare and order fractions and then we will see how fractions relate to decimals!
Try this link to brush up on equivalent fractions:
Our focus this week in Health is boundaries! Students will talk about how to establish and maintain boundaries in relationships. During this lesson we will spend time discussing examples of both respecting and breaking boundaries.
Wow! Our students are in for another treat this Friday when we participate in three different art-based workshops! As part of our PBL unit, our students will practice three modes of art and then choose how they wish to portray the poetry they are writing!
Our grade five teachers will be bringing all the fives together for a meeting on Monday morning. During that meeting, teachers will be celebrating the growth they’ve witnessed this year and making plans for the final weeks of Grade 5. Of course, this ‘home stretch’ involves our big year-end trip to Calgary! Teachers will reveal details of the trip and remind students of expectations. We will also be sending home a permission form that must be signed and returned to school as soon as possible. In addition, families may pay for the trip using Schools Cash Online on or before June 1st. If payment presents great challenges for your family, please contact me as soon as possible. Thanks!
Posted by Ms. B.