Saturday, 10 November 2018

Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th

Important dates this week:

Zumbathon - Tues, Nov. 13 -9:30-11:30

Mrs. Chamberland out for a Math Workshop - Nov 14

Mrs. Gordon from SEL visiting Grade 5s -Thurs., Nov 15

Faith Assembly - Thurs., Nov 15 - 11-12

PD Day - Fri., Nov 16

It was great meeting with so many parents on Thursday evening. If I did not have the chance to meet with you, please give me a call at school. 

Math - Lots going on this week! We will be finishing up Patterning this week, however, because of all the interruptions, I will postpone the unit test until Monday, November 19th. 

Language - Finally our "All About Me" presentations are finished!! This week we will be talking about how to write a narrative paragraph.  

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Monday, November 5th - Friday November 9th

Just a few reminders about next week!

I am sure your child has been telling you that we have been fortunate to have April Gordon from SEL (Social Emotional Learning), a specialist from our board, to teach students mini coping lessons and strategies on how to react to stress in our bodies. The students are very engaged and love to share. 

School photos and retakes will be happening Tuesday, November 6th.

Scholastic Book Fair is next week. Our time at the book fair will be Thursday morning during the second block. There will be no book exchange this week.

Parent Teacher Interviews will also be held on Thursday from 4-7:30. 

Our Remembrance Day Ceremony will be on Friday, November 9th, from 10:40-11:40. Parents are welcome to attend.

Math - We will be finishing up Patterning this week, with a focus on geometric patterns and will have a Patterning test sometime during the week of November 12-16. I will let students know ahead of time. Our next unit in math will be Geometry.

Language - We have two more presenters on Monday to finish up their All About Me Biographies. Students will have one more block this week to finish their Halloween Writing activity. We will begin a CASI this week. There were a few interruptions last week, so I am hoping to start the CASI on Monday and finish it up by Tuesday. 

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2nd

Starting Monday it is Spirit Week! Bring a loonie or a toonie each day to donate to the United Way/Centraide of Ottawa/Carleton Campaign. 

Monday - Favourite Literary Character Day

Tuesday - Crazy Hair/Hat Day

Wednesday - Black and Orange

Thursday - Wear anything Math Related

Friday - Wear PJ's during a block, playing board games. No electronics.

Progress Reports go home on Thursday, November 1st.

Math - Continuing with Patterning this week. Students will be learning about patterns found in Input/Output machines. 

Language - Students are finishing up their Haunted House Persuasive and Descriptive Writing by the end of the week. On Wednesday, students will be completing a CASI. A CASI is a reading test that assesses their comprehension and reading abilities. I will read the non-fiction text with them as a group. We will discuss the content, and then they will be reading the CASI again, on their own, and answer questions based on what they have read. A CASI is used throughout Ontario to study students reading abilities.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Monday October 22 - Friday October 26

Math  We will be starting a unit on Patterning on Monday (repeating, growing, and shrinking patterns). I will be introducing this unit to students on Monday. I am encouraging students to continue to practice their multiplication facts on a regular basis. Flip cards are a great way to practice multiplication. Students are still having difficulty with basic division. 

Language - Students have started their "Sell My Haunted House." They are coming up with some wonderful ideas! This is a descriptive, persuasive writing activity. We still have many students that need to present their "All About Me and My Family" Biography. These presentations will also continue throughout the week.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Monday October 14th - Friday October 18th

Math-We are finishing up rounding and basic multiplication and division. Please continue to remind your child to practice their multiplication and division facts at home on a regular basis. 

Language - Students should now be finished their "All About Me" family biographies. We will be continuing to orally present their google slide presentations this week. We will also be starting a fun descriptive and persuasive writing activity this week. 

Just a reminder that picture day is on Tuesday!!

Monday, 8 October 2018

Tuesday, October 9th - Friday, October 12th 2018

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends

Math - Students are finishing up their Place Value Test that they started on Thursday. The next focus will be on Rounding, basic multiplication and division, and our second math strand, which is Patterning.

Language - Students will begin presenting their All About Me Biography Presentations this week. A reminder, if your child has not finished their presentation, there will be no more class time for this. The presentation will need to be completed at home. We are almost finished our read aloud "Beautiful Warrior", and we will continue to work on grammar activities on Thursday. 

Sunday, 30 September 2018

October 1st - October 5th

Math - Students will be reviewing addition, subtraction, and place value for their quiz on Thursday. Please continue to have your child practice their multiplication tables at home. Any unfinished math work in class tomorrow becomes homework that is due on Thursday. 

Language - Tomorrow will be the last day for students to work on their All About Me during class. Please make sure your child completes any unfinished work at home. Presentations of their project will begin on Tuesday. Thank you for your support. 

There will be no school for students on Friday. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend with your family.