Sunday, May 27, 2018

Week of May 28-June 1


Greetings!
This is a very big week in grade five as we are getting set for our Art Show and Poetry Slam taking place Thursday evening between 5:30-7. Please feel free to drop in anytime. Students will have the opportunity to share all of their poetry portfolio with their parents and also perform some of their poetry (if they choose) during that time! Parents, please ask your scholar how to ‘applaud’ for a poetry performance!

Sneak Peek at the Week:

Language Arts:

The poetry focus continues! This week students will learn to write about their favourite place in the world with a form of poetry inspired by Canadian author and poet: David Bouchard! We will also develop and use a process to select our best poetry for our Poetry Slam on Thursday!

French:

This week we will wrap up our final project for our animal unit! This has been a fun project that has allowed us to demonstrate our learning in this unit (animal names, parts of the body, adjectives to describe and habitats.) Parents, be sure to ask your scholars about their ‘animaux etranges’.

Math:

Last week we spent a considerable amount of time comparing and ordering fractions. Students also began converting fractions to decimals by finding an equivalent fraction with the denominator of 10 or 100. This week we will continue with this as well as focusing on thousandths. We will compare and order decimals and then our next steps will be learning how fractions and decimals relate to division. For example, if 3 people were sharing 4 donuts (4 ÷ 3), each person would get 1 whole donut plus 1/3 or 4/3! If 4 people were trying to share 3 donuts (4÷3), each person would get less than one whole donut! If we cut each donut into 4 equal parts, each person would get ¾ of a donut (1/4 from each donut).



Social Studies:

Last week students had the opportunity to demonstrate their level of understanding as well as their skills in locating and interpreting information in order to answer questions in an open-book format of an assessment for the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Lowlands region. These skills require great thinking, perseverance, and some patience. It is not easy to scan for specific information and do the thinking to make sense of it all at the same time. Great job, scholars! You will receive your assessment back on Monday.

.And thenIf you’re not from the prairie, you don’t know the sky

We are mixing some Language Arts in with Social Studies in the next couple of weeks as we explore David Bouchard’s ‘If You’re Not From the Prairie’!

We will also be going on a scavenger hunt through the Interior Plains region and taking a trip to the Breadbasket of Canada soon!

Planning ahead

Calgary!

We are getting very excited about our big trip to Calgary, it is less than a month away! Thank you to all the families who have already sent in their permission forms and money for the June field trip to Calgary! These are due this coming Friday on School Cash Online. Once again, if payment presents great challenges, please contact me. This is an amazing experience for students, so I would not want anyone missing out.  



Hope to see you at the
on Thursday!