Monday, Sept. 24 - Wednesday, Sept. 26: Camp! All classes depart at 9:00ish AM for Impeeza.
Friday, Sept. 28: No School
Monday, Oct. 1: Fort Calgary Trip (seeking volunteers)
Thursday, Oct. 4 & Friday, Oct. 5: Parent teacher interviews
Oct 8-12: Fall Break
Camp update: All grade 5 students are now attending camp at Camp Impeeza. This large facility was able to accommodate us on short notice when the Waterton camp was cancelled, due to bed bugs. We are excited for the opportunity to have all the students together and enjoying the same experience. Additional information was sent to the 5.4 parents. The camp booklet will go home Monday, and a new consent needs to be returned ASAP.
Humanities: The students examined the history of the flag this week, as we began digging deeper in to elements of our collective identity as Canadians. We finished our autobiographical poems. We also wrote in the opinion journals, and 5.4 started a read aloud. Book talks will start next week. Each Wednesday 2 students will share a book, they think others should read, with the class. This is an informal 2-5 minutes presentation about a book they liked. The book doesn’t need to be a recent read, just one they can speak about. Students have an assigned date and an organizer to guide them. Next week we will learn about Confederation and how it impacts our identity.
Science: This week we looked at the types of wetlands, and their role in the environment. Moving forward students will learn about the wetland adaptations of plants and animals.
Math: Students used based 10 blocks this week, as we continued looking at the number system, place value and large numbers. We continue to use daily math talks to support the building of numeracy concepts.
Parent Math Corner: Here is a blog that outlines some ways you can support mathematical growth at home with your children utilizing games: https://blog.mindresearch.org/blog/big-list-mathematical-board-games
PE: Students in 5.3 need helmet for class on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week.
Seesaw: An email was sent with links and information for sign up. Many parents have already signed up to access their students portfolios. You need to join each class by using the separate links. If you require the links again or would like support please contact us, we are hoping all parents sign up.