Feb. 6th- Swim to Survive @ Southland Leisure for PE forms. Please email the PE teachers if you can volunteer.
Feb. 14th & 15th- No School- Staff Retreat
Feb 18th- No School -Family Day
Humanities- This week students had the opportunity to think like Historians. Students examined artifacts from WWI and inferred information about people and events that occurred in the past. Our focus was on the stories that artefacts can tell. Students also found out that, “Hello Lighthouse” won the Caldecott medal. It wasn’t their top pick, but it is a beautifully illustrated book and the award is well deserved. Students are working on a proposal that requests a Mock Caldecott book be purchased for the school. The proposal includes a book trailer and a piece of opinion writing. Look for the book trailers that will be posted to Seesaw next week.
Science: This week in science we continued to investigate how we can prove whether or not there is moisture in the air. We spent time working on our scientific procedure as we went through a demonstration together. Additionally, we brainstormed examples of where we see proof of this in the world around us (steam on the bathroom mirror, dew on the grass, frost on the inside of car windows etc). This led into an exploration of clouds using the chinook arch yesterday as a jumping off point. We will continue to learn about how clouds help us forecast weather.
Math: This week we continued to look at division and how it relates to multiplication. Using the bar model we represented remainders as fractions (which is something new for grade 5s). Have your child show you how we would do this by giving them a simple division sentence such as 11/3. Students did a quick check-in yesterday on this concept and are well on their way. Next week we will look at strategies for dividing larger numbers. Continue to practice those times tables at home.