Monday, May 20th- No School
Thursday May 23th- Band Petting Zoo (PM in school)
Friday, May 24th- Walk to Wetland AM
Wednesday, May 29th- Inglewood Bird Sanctuary - Seeking Volunteers
Friday, June 7th - No School
Monday, June 17th - Heritage Park - Seeking Volunteers
Band instrument choice
On Thursday of next week students will have the opportunity to try out all the instruments that they can choose from for the grade 6 band next year. They will be asked to have a discussion about their choices at home. Please have this conversation, as they will be the making their top 3 choices the following week. Every effort will be made to match students with an instrument that is of interest to them and suited to them. Efforts will be made to ensure their first choice. However, students must understand they may end up playing the second or third choice as approved by the band teacher. We must ensure the proper instrumentation to provide success to each student and the band program as a whole.
June Procedures: As the final month of school approaches there are a few things to keep in mind for a successful closing to the grade 5 year.
Science: Students have been spending time working on the science detours for the Amazing Race. While these have direct curriculum connections to topics we have studied this year, they are also a way for students to demonstrate their understanding of the scientific method and conducting fair tests. We have also been visiting our local wetland for amphibian monitoring purposes. The last time we were there we heard evidence of amphibian life and saw many of the species who call the wetland home including muskrat, red winged blackbirds and a few species of waterfowl. The last 6 weeks of the year will be dedicated to an exciting look at classroom chemistry, finishing up Amazing Race detours and one last visit to the wetland on May 24.
Humanities: Most of our Humanities time this week was spent working on Amazing Race Tasks and Novel Reading. We enjoyed a day on a Humanities focused field trip to Fort Calgary. The students learned about the impact of Treaty 7 and made connections to our Fort Steele trip through a program about the North West Mounted Police. Next week we will continue with our novel study and learning about the regions through our Amazing Race.