May 7-11- Students need helmets for PE (classes are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)
Friday, May 18- No School
Monday, May 21- No School
Wednesday, May 23 - Children’s Festival Play Viewing and Downtown History Walk (we need 8 parent volunteers for this full day trip)
Fort Steele Reminders
5.3 leaves Wednesday, May 9th
5.4 leaves Saturday, May 12th (no school Wednesday, May 16)
Buses depart at 7:30 AM. Students should arrive around 7:00 AM, but not earlier. Students are asked to bring 2 dozen nut free snacks to share with the group. These can be put in the large snack bins before loading the buses. If your child has medications please label them and place them in a ziplock with the medical administration form filled out (also in the attached booklet). These can be sent to school the day before, or given to the teacher before departure. If you follow @connectcharter, @GailStevenson and @ErinCouillard on twitter you will be able to view our camp activities while we are away. We regularly post photos and video of our time at camp. Clicking on the above links will take you right to our twitter pages and you can view the feeds, even if you are not signed up with twitter.
Math - This week in math we continue our exploration of patterns. Students finished, peer and self assessed the Garden Plot Problem and submitted it to Freshgrade for teacher assessment. Additionally students worked on creating expressions from patterns represented in figures and tables. Some students even attempted an advanced patterning problem called “sticky triangles”.
Science - This week in science we spent time in the lab looking working on a solubility lab. Through this lab students learned about solutes, which ones are soluble and why. Important terms such as solute, solvent, solubility and insolubility were learned and discussed.
This week students started researching an immigrant group that settled in Canada prior to 1950. They are paying close attention to how their group contributed to the development of Canada and the role that group played in making Canada the country it is today. The contributions are grouped into categories and students are identifying social, economic, humanitarian and political contributions. This research will be presented as either a documentary, Heritage Minute video or digital book. We will upload our work to a website that curates contributions from students across Canada. This research will continue next week. As a class, we examined the role the Underground Railroad played in immigrant movement.
Over the past weeks our lessons have focused on friendship and building healthy relationships. When we return from the spring trips we will begin teaching the human sexuality outcomes. The permission forms were sent home this week.