Sept 12-16

This week in Grade 5, we are diving into our curriculum with a Bootcamp theme.

In Math, we are reviewing times table facts, from 1×1 to 10×10, with a different focus each day, learning the tips and tricks, and playing army-themed games.

In Language Arts, we are reviewing common and proper nouns, and pronouns. We are also learning about main idea and supporting details. We have started a novel study on Shiloh, and will be starting a biography project where we interview a classmate and write about them. We are also working on building our reading stamina.

In Bible, we are beginning to look at who we are in God’s eyes. We have our first chapel on Tuesday, and our first BMV, Philippians 4:13, is due Friday.

In Science, we are starting our first unit on rocks and minerals. This ties into our field trip next Thursday, where we will look at Margaret Falls and discuss how the rock was formed. Field trip forms went home today.

In Social Studies, we are talking about Queen Elizabeth and how she was tied to Canada and it’s government, as we start our unit on Government.

We will be starting an art project this week, and having our first buddies activity with Grade 2.

We will also be continuing to get to know each other and learning routines and expectations for Grade 5.

Any students who wishes to be house leader needs to hand in their application letter by this Friday.

Next Monday is Pirate Day, so students are encouraged to dress like a pirate!

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Welcome to Grade 5!

Here you will find weekly reminders, updates on our learning, and so much more!

I am very excited to be teaching Grade 5 at King’s for my 6th year, and I think I’ve been teaching for over 16 years total. I already know many of the students, but we are blessed with new and returning students this year, and right now our class size is at 26.

Our first day of school is Tuesday, Sept 6th, which is a half day.

We have a very large class library to encourage a love of reading and the hope to build lifelong readers and learners. However, many books go missing from year-to-year, so I have started an Amazon wish list of books we are missing or would love to have added to our classroom library. If you are able to purchase and bless our class with some books we would really appreciate it! I will be adding to this list throughout the year as students show an interest in different books or request certain ones be added. Thank you for supporting our class!

Here is the link:

I’m looking forward to getting to know your child and meeting you!


Melissa Ramsey

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