Important Dates and Reminders
Friday, Nov. 9 No School
Monday, Nov. 12 No School
Monday, Nov. 19 Report Cards go home
Thursday, Nov. 22 & Friday, Nov.23 Student Led Conferences
Math In math we worked on 2 estimation strategies, front end estimation and rounding. Estimation is a skill that helps with mental math and evaluating if answers are reasonable. Looking ahead: multiplication! Your child should be well versed in their multiplication facts before heading into more complex calculations and problem-solving questions. You can support them at home by talking about numbers and playing math card games such as multiplication war with them (rules to cards games can be found in the Oct 5th post on our grade 5 blog).
Science Students reviewed wetlands and completed a check-in on the concepts we have been working on so far this year. We will discuss the results of this check-in next week. Next week we will be investigating how humans have affected wetlands in both positive and negative ways.
Humanities We completed part 2 of our read aloud novel and students completed an “AEIOU” as a quick assessment of understanding. This can be viewed on Seesaw. Students started the research for their Canadian Identity TED talk. They are collecting information on a google doc. Feel free to ask them to see it and talk to them about their topic. We will wrap up the research phase on Tuesday, Oct 30th. Students will use their research to write a script. We will begin presenting TED talks in class on Nov. 6th.