Math: While 5.4 was away at camp 5.3 continued to work on Place Value. They completed Check-in #2 on Wednesday. Both classes have posted Check-in #1 to Freshgrade. 5.3 also tackled a problem called Deca Tree. 5.4 will work on that problem next week as well as complete Check-in #2.
*Parent Math Corner*: Take a look at this Parent Math Night Series offered by the Calgary Regional Consortium (PD provider in Calgary). https://www.crcpd.ab.ca/program/1487 It is aimed at grades 3-7 and should provide some great information around supporting math development in your child. I will be attending the preschool one to help me learn how to approach math with my tiny little developing brains at home!
Science: This week we continued to examine Wetland habitats by sharing our research from last week on marshes, fens, bogs, ponds and swamps. We also spent Thursday learning about the Autumnal Equinox as it occurs today and is significant to our understanding about weather and climate.
Humanities: Students in 5.3 worked on their province presentations. They created some criteria to follow and will develop a rubric next week. 5.4 was provided with some time to work on this Thursday. Next week we will complete the presentations and begin sharing our knowledge.
EXPO 5.4 and 5.1 had an amazing time at Camp Sweet. The students all seemed to be in positive spirits and we had a great time on our fall camp. Highlights included the animal game, a river study, beading, camp fire and a night hike. Thank you to our volunteers that worked so hard to feed us and make this trip so successful. Pictures of our trip can be found on twitter and the class website.
Electives selection will take place on Monday, September 25th. Your child will be bringing home a list of electives being offered as well as descriptions. Our electives run in the afternoon of every Day 5 for 4 periods. Some of the electives run for 4 blocks (red coloured) and some run for 2 blocks (blue coloured). Students choose 1 red or 2 blue. If your child’s first choice is a blue elective, their second choice should also be blue. All 2 block electives need to be selected as pairs. Please help your child choose their top choices and have them bring that sheet back to school for Monday. The students will select their choices at school using a digital form.
Preparations are underway for our book fair in 2 weeks, our Librarian Mrs. Veteikis is looking for any parents who might be available to assist with the book fair for an hour or two on Thursday Oct. 5. We’ll be open for for business during the school day, and some extra eyes and hands would be greatly appreciated.
October 4th: EXPO Trip
Health and Safety
Information about head lice was sent home. You should have also received an email from the office with more information.
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