Saturday, January 13, 2018

Week of January 15-19


Greetings!

In the rear-view mirror

What a great and busy first week back! While I expected to see signs of tired that would inhibit our ability to do our best learning, I was happy to see most students demonstrating a great deal of ‘Christmas Magic’ even though we had a few too many indoor recesses! While we still have some work to do, our group is coming along beautifully! I can’t wait to see what they show me this week!

Sneak Peek at the Week:

Language Arts:

Last week students wrote a Word Power (what is commonly referred to as spelling work) screening assessment. This assessment will be used to create groupings of like-levelled spellers for our Word Power focus. We will launch the program next week with a lesson and an assignment, with a quiz to follow the next week.



This week will be a busy one in Language Arts as we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and begin learning about civil rights. (Students, to show Ms. B. you've read the blog, present her with a note that explains who Martin Luther King Jr. is on Monday before O'Canada!) We will also continue working on our fiction writing, and of course, we will be reading!



French:

Last week students learned some new vocabulary and wrote New Year's resolutions in French! We also experienced 'la fete des rois', a French cultural celebration also known as Epiphany. This week we will continue our study of the school, with a focus on telling time.

Check out the links to practice with time in French by clicking on the French tab above!

Math:

Transformational Geometry is really quite challenging! This unit will wrap up this week and then we will head into more complex multiplication and division studies!

I am noticing some significant growth in many students with their multiplication facts, way to go! It is clear that some students are working on these every night as their scores and times are continually improving. Keep up the super effort, grade five, and get ready for a Multiplication Mania coming your way on Friday!

Social Studies:

Wow! Breezy has been busy travelling all over our great country, and the postcards are rolling in! We are enjoying them as we read about the places, locate them on our map and determine which region of Canada they are located in!

Last week we were introduced to our current events projects (What's Happening?) and signed up for presentation dates (all Wednesdays). In order to keep the projects 'current', students will receive their forms to begin working on their projects one week prior to their presentation date (a reminder note with student’s presentation date should have come home last week). Although this project is completed at home, students are welcome to come see me anytime with any questions, concerns or needs!

This week we will take a trip to Rankin Inlet!



Science:

Mr. Kollias has requested a reminder about the Science Quiz taking place on Tuesday of this week. Let’s study and knock his socks off!



Have a terrific week!