Here is the weekly update!
Stephen’s Backpack:Last week we included two google doc links in the weekly update regarding donations for Stephen’s backpack. All students now have access to these documents through FreshGrade, but here are the links again in case you haven’t had a chance to sign up. Donations are due by Thursday, Dec. 14th.
Looking Ahead to Important Dates:
Dec 13: 5.3 to Masters Gallery, morning only (EXPO Trip) - Will need parent volunteers (2 ish)
Dec 13: EVENING - Screening of Bee Nation documentary (see Connect Film Festival for more information). Event is open to all but you must sign up through Eventbrite.
Dec 18-21: Peace Festival
Dec 22: PD Day (No School)
Dec 23-Jan 7: Winter Break
Jan. 10: Glenbow/Fort Calgary (EXPO Trip ) - Will need parent volunteers (Lots-5 per homeroom!)
Jan. 25: 5.4 to Masters Gallery, morning only (EXPO Trip) - Parent volunteers have been found
Math: This week we reviewed two strategies in multiplication and students were given some practice problems to do in their book. We also finally finished the proofs we started a few weeks ago. There are some new additions to FreshGrade, so please check it with your child over the next few days. There will be another multiplication check-in next week. We may move on to an introduction to division before winter break.
Science: Students worked on their weather instruments this week and there were many a’ha moments! There were some very innovative designs, and most of them worked (with some tweaking, sharing ideas etc.). Students created a short video or google doc to explain what weather phenomenon their instrument measured and described what unit of measurement they created that matched their device. These should be mostly posted to FreshGrade, or very close to being posted. Students were very focused on these projects and I was impressed with how much they accomplished in a relatively short time frame. This week coming up we will be doing a fabric testing experiment and discussing the scientific process in more detail.
Humanities: This week we finished two regions. Students learned about the Appalachian and the Canadian Shield. Next week we will spend time learning about the The Arctic Region, which is the last region. We will then begin a deeper inquiry into the issues people face within the regions. We continue with our reading of Rain, Reign.