Reminders: *Please send back the research consent form sent home last week regarding a study we are participating in around media and food choices. We will start the lessons this week. If your child does not bring the form back, they will not be part of the pre and post lesson surveys but will still take part in the healthy eating lessons.
*Watch for an email from the office on Monday regarding sign-up for student-led conferences this week.
March 12: Report Cards go home
March 15&16: Student Led Conferences (Thurs. 4pm-8pm, Fri. 8am-1pm)
March 23: PD Day-No School
March 24-April 8: Spring Break!
April 9-18: Indigenous Artists in Residence
April 10: Telus Spark*
April 18: Heritage Park (5.3 AM, 5.4 PM)*
April 19: Pow Wow
April 25: Fort Calgary and St. Patrick’s Island: ALL DAY (both classes)*
*Volunteers are still required
Looking WAY ahead- Spring Camps!
May 9-12: 5.3 at Fort Steele
May 12-15: 5.4 at Fort Steele
**We are beginning to compile a list of potential parent volunteers. Please let Erin or Gail know if you are able to come on this trip.
Math:This week, students completed their quadrilateral analysis including peer feedback loop. They began to look at transformations of shapes using pattern blocks. They will continue to explore tessellations over the coming week and move into 3D objects before the break.
Science: This week students worked very hard on their Ember Inventions. They are really starting to take shape and students are being very thoughtful and deliberate with their design and circuit choices. This coming week they will co-create an assessment criteria and begin to work on a google slide show of their building progress which they will be excited to share with you at student-led conferences on Thursday or Friday. They also participated in an exciting lab where they tested a variety of materials to determine if they were conductors or insulators.
Humanities: We finished with the Metis Road Case this week. Students learned about the Red River Jig, body percussion and found instruments. Next week we will begin our inquiry into the stories of the First Nations. We also made a lot of progress with, “The City of Ember.” Several students are finished the book, and all students will be finishing up on Monday. We will complete some wrap up activities, finish work on vocabulary & booksnaps and compare the book and the movie in the upcoming week.