It was wonderful meeting parents during curriculum night! If you were not able to make it, and you would like a copy of my slideshow please let me know through a note in the agenda or an email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had another great second week! I will be continuing to post pictures of what is happening in the classroom on my Twitter account.
Math - We will be finishing up Jo Boaler's week of inspirational math this week. I will then be starting to work with students on place value. This is an important concept in the Number Sense and Numeration unit. Please make sure your child completes any practice work that is sent home. As I said during curriculum night, I will not be chasing down homework. Students are in Grade 5 and need to take responsibility for their own work. I have set students up with a math Prodigy account. Prodigy is a math game based on Ontario Math Curriculum.
Language - We will be continuing to work on our Family Tree/All About Me Biography. I have given students a little notebook to keep in their green writing folder. The notebook is to ask parents questions about family history, and then students bring this information to class to enter into their Google Slide presentation. I have also asked students to have pictures for their slideshow. We will also start our read aloud this week. It is a novel about making connections to self, text, and the real world. The novel is called "Rapunzel, the One with all the Hair."