We hope you have a fantastic fall break. It was great seeing so many of you at the recent Parent- Teacher conferences. We are halfway through term 1 and it was wonderful to reflect on the learning that has taken place and set goals as we move forward.
Humanities: The province presentations were completed this week. The students shared their google slides presentation with their peers. The overall understanding of the geography of our country has improved and the students feel they know more about Canada. Up next is an inquiry into the geographic regions of Canada and a look at current issues and challenges each region faces. On Monday, we started Global Read Aloud. We are reading “The Wid Robot”. This approach to a novel study involves sharing our understanding and discussing the book with classes across the world. We know that one of the classes we are working with lives in the St. Louis area. After fall break the students will learn where some of our other connections reside. We will read and connect with several different classes. This novel also lends itself to connections in the scientific world and we will have many cross-curricular discussions as science and humanities interact. The Global Read Aloud creator, Pernille Ripp shared these thoughts as she welcomed the world to this year’s event.
Math: We had a third check-in for place value. Students were asked to represent a number in the millions in as many ways as they were able. These included: standard form, expanded form, word form and pictorially. Feedback for this check-in is on FreshGrade and students will upload a picture of their work when we are back on the 16th (this week got away from us a bit!).
Science: We had a great trip to the Ralph Klein constructed wetland. A big thanks to our parent volunteers - you are the best! Students had the opportunity to re-visit some of the classroom learning as well as do some pond dipping for aquatic invertebrates. Please visit the website to see pictures of this trip. Back in the classroom, students shared their wetland adaptations projects with their peers. We are now working on wetland food chains and incorporating the knowledge we have learned first hand in wetland ecosystems into our projects. Stay tuned to FreshGrade for feedback on both the adaptations task as well as the food-chain task.
October 16-20 Giant C3 map visits grade 5 Humanities https://canadac3.ca/en/digital-classroom/c3-giant-floor-map/
October 20: Mucho Burrito fun lunch in-lieu of the day we missed.
October 20: Electives in AM, EXPO Kick-off and Greenhouse launch(PM), and first Family Group gathering
Nov 6: EXPO trip to Weaselhead - Parent volunteers are needed
Nov 8: EXPO trip to Inglewood Bird Sanctuary - Parent volunteers are needed
Nov 9: Remembrance Day Ceremony (AM)