Nov.6- Glenbow Field Trip
Nov. 8 - No School
Nov.11- No School
Nov. 18- Report Cards
Nov. 21&22- Student Led Conferences
We hope you had a restful break. It was great getting back into the classroom this week. Halloween is coming up next week, please see the message below, from admin. The students have requested an in class celebration, we will take some time Thursday afternoon to celebrate and socialize with games and a movie. You are welcome to send in some snacks. Feel free to access the google doc to sign up. We have a field trip coming up, the form is on powerschool, and volunteers can sign up on Better Impact.
Humanities: This week in humanities, the students choose their next novel study book. Students have divided their book into six sections, and have a weekly checklist with assignment targets they need to meet. Most students completed the week one tasks and are on track. A 5 day week coming up should help any that are behind, catch up. Our book club discussions will center around the characters in the stories and the traits they possess. We will inquire into whether or not the character traits we see in the book are beneficial in the real world. Students also worked on their map skills and we are using latitude and longitude to determine absolute location. Next week, we will continue working on book clubs and will examine people and events in Canadian history that impact identity.
Science: We were fortunate to have some Mount Royal University students teach us a science lesson this week. We also learned about food webs and how humans impact wetlands.
Math: We continued working on estimation and mental math strategies in math.
Halloween: For those who participate in Halloween festivities, students may wear costumes during the afternoon of Oct. 31st. Please be mindful of the following:
• No masks, hoods or face paint that will obscure a student’s identity
• No weapons or replicas are permitted
• Arrangements must be made to accommodate students who do not participate due to cultural or religious doctrine. Please see one of us if any issues arise.
Enjoy the weekend
It was wonderful connecting with so many families over the parent teacher conferences. In humanities, we worked on mapping skills this week. This work will continue throughout the year. We also talked about homophones. This is a concept we will continually revisit as we look at spelling patterns. Students finished up their work in life cycles in science. In math, the concept of estimation was introduced. Estimation, mental math and rounding will be continues after the break.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
Oct. 7- Pajama day
Oct. 8- Grade colour day (grade 5 wears purple)
Oct. 9- Beach day
Oct. 10- Fancy dress day
Oct. 10&11- Parent Teacher Interviews
Oct. 11- 20- Fall Break
Oct. 25- No School
Humanities: Students spent most of the time this week examining artefacts from WWI. We had a collection on loan from the Canada War Museum. This was the first collection we will examine, as we inquire into, “What can collections tell us?” So far students have determined that collections can inform us about events in history. Students also finished off some assignments and completed their “Wishtree” novel study work. Next week we will practice some mapping skills and build on our understanding of Canadian geography.
Math/Science: This week in Science we continued our talk about adaptations and started to explore the life cycle of different wetland organisms and vegetation. We will continue looking at the life cycle more in depth next week before the Fall break. In Math, we have been practicing key skills such as place value, rounding numbers, estimation strategies, and adding large numbers. On Tuesday we completed a check in on place value, and many students demonstrated a strong understanding of these concepts. Well done!