Monday, June 17th - Heritage Park
Tuesday, June 18th-All Humanities work and Amazing Race Finished
Monday, June 24th- Family Bar B Que 4pm-6pm
Monday, June 24th- Track Day AM
Thursday, June 27th- Last Day of School and Report Cards
Math: We will have wrapped up our decimals topics (adding/subtracting/comparing) by early next week. Students can expect a check-in on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. We will spend the last few weeks of school exploring patterns and relations (pre-algebra). We have already done regular work this year in the area of algebra (simple expressions) so this will be a celebration of our learning and some time to explore these topics in a more indepth manner. Please refer to my email earlier this week regarding Khan Academy decimal assignments and due dates.
Humanities: Our Humanities time this week was spent working on Amazing Race Tasks and Novel Reading. Most students have finished, “The Girl Who Drank the Moon.” Students started their final task that will demonstrate their understanding of the novel. Many of the students are on the 5th or starting the 6th region of the Amazing Race. All work with Amazing Race and the novel study will wrap up June 18th. After June 18th, we will engage in a short inquiry that examines Inuit art work and focuses on how the regions we live in impacts the art we create.
Science: Our focus in science this week was on mixtures and solutions. The students completed a lab where they tested different substances to see if they were soluble in water. An assignment has been posted to Seesaw where students are asked to create 6 different mixtures, identify what is in each mixture, and then upload their neatly formatted results (due Thursday June 13). This task will need to be done at home as there will be no class time for the students to work on this. Please assist your child in whatever way possible as they complete this mini-project. We will move in to separating mixtures and examining the distinct properties of water next week.
Health: In health, we have covered the first 3 lessons of the human sexuality unit. We reviewed the changes that occur during puberty and learned about the female and male reproductive system. Our final lesson will occur on Wednesday, June 12th, followed by a class for answering questions from the question box.
June Procedures: During the final month of school there are a few things to keep in mind for a successful closing to the grade 5 year.