May 29 – June 2

We are so close to the end, and this means we are very busy with our academics and all the fun things!

Our BMV:

A printed calendar of all the things went home Friday and is on the blog.

This week, imbetween all the fun interruptions, we are working on finishing our research projects so we can present to the class next week, before we show off all we’ve learned to other classes and our parents from 1:20-2:45 Friday, June 9th, in front of the school.

We have our Spelling Bee this week, so those are the spelling words we are working on.

Students are reading a novel of their choice then creating a poster as a book report.

Students are sharing their research on a province, territory, or state for Social Studies, then we will be finishing up our unit by looking at towns and cities, landmarks, bodies of water, and where we live on this planet.

We did our muscular system test today and will be starting the digestive system this week.

In Math, we are learning about 2D ans 3D shapes and their properties.

Have a great week!

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End of Grade 5

Here is a calendar with upcoming dates and events, it was also sent home today with the permission slip for Herald Park.

Please note that if you are planning on joining us for the field trip, you will need to drop by the office to get your criminal record check done, as indicated in my email earlier this week.

Have a great weekend!

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Provinces, States, Territories

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Research Projects

We are well underway with our research projects, and have 3 weeks until we will be showing off everything we’ve learned!

Here are the parameters that have been set, and are being completed at school:

Everyone is researching something they are interested in and are becoming “geniuses” on their topic (thus why it is sometimes called Genius Hour).

Everyone planned out 5 key points that fit their topic question, that will show how much they know and have learned. These 5 key points are being turned into paragraphs.

All students have to write at least 5 paragraphs, using at least 3 different resources, and keep track of their resources. These paragraphs are being edited before they are typed up. The resources are also being typed up.

Students are creating tri-fold displays with their paragraphs, resource list, and pictures, and anything else that will help them to show what they’ve learned.

Students are also creating something to add to their presentation, this is mostly being done at home. For example, the student researching desserts will be making some desserts for viewers to taste. The student researching Lego is working on creating a big Lego structure. Some students are making pamphlets to show additional information that didn’t go into their paragraphs.

By the time they show off what they’ve learned, it should be obvious that they have gone above and beyond

and are showing great effort in what they have created, and that they are truly experts or “geniuses” on their topic.

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May 8 – 12

Our BMV for the week:

Spelling words for Spelling Shreks:

Spelling words for the other groups:

This week is the final week for cross-country. They have a big practice today at lunch, running their race route, then Thursday is the race!

In Socials, we are doing a test on what we’ve learned so far, then starting to learn about the difference between regions, nations, and countries.

In Science, we are starting to learn about the muscular system.

In Language Arts, we are working on taking notes for our research projects. Students should be starting to create their project at home. We are also continuing to work on literature circles in small groups.

In Math, we are continuing to work on area and perimeter.

In Bible, we are finishing up learning about Jacob before we start learning about Joseph.

Have a great week!

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April 24 – 28

Our BMV for this week:

Our spelling words for this week are below. Here are the words for the Spelling Shreks:

Here are the words for the other groups. They have the same numbers as usual:

The bonus words for this week are:

In Language Arts this week we are writing the good copies of our poems and making a poetry book. We are also starting literature circles, which is like novel studies but in groups of 5. This Friday afternoon we are having our Poetry Cafe, and would appreciate donations of food or drink to share, as we celebrate all our hard work this month. Students will be performing a poem they’ve memorized and one they’ve written.

In Math we are continuing to work on measurement, but are moving on to perimeter and area of rectangles.

In Science we are continuing to learn about the respiratory system, which we may finish this week.

In Social Studies we are continuing to learn about the continents and oceans and other landforms.

In Bible we are finishing up learning about Abraham’s life and reviewing, then writing a test to see what we’ve learned.

Reminder that we are going to the Science Center next week and a few more permission slips still need to come back for that.

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April 17-21

Welcome to a new week!

We are adding on a new verse to our BMV this week, due Friday:

We have new spelling words. These are for the Spelling Shreks:

These are the words for the other groups. They all have different numbers of how many to learn:

These are the bonus words for everyone:

This week we are finishing up learning how to calculate elapsed time in Math.

In Science, we have a test on the circulatory system on Wednesday, which the students have a study guide for (this went home Friday). Then we will be learning about the respiratory system. We have a field trip to the Science Center in Vernon planned for May 2, and will be focusing on 3 body systems when we go there. The field trip permission slip will be sent home today.

In Language Arts we are continuing to work on Poetry and are finishing up so we can start making our Poetry books.

In Social Studies we are starting to learn about the 7 continents and 5 oceans.

In Bible we are continuing to learn about Abraham.

We also have Peer Mentoring throughout the week and a fun Friday afternoon planned.

Missed School: reminder that if your child is sick and missing school they will need to catch-up on missed work. Missed work is left at their desk, and it is their responsibility to take it home and complete it. If they need clarification they need to ask the teacher, and if they need help, they can ask to stay in at a recess and the teacher will help them. If you know your child will be sick for a few days, feel free to drop by or email to pick up the missed work so they can work on it at home before they come back.

Reminders for the week:

Monday: Field Trip form coming home

Wednesday: circulatory system test, library

Thursday: Idiom Dress-up Day – all students dress up as idioms and be prepared to explain what yours means!

Friday: BMV due, spelling test, fun afternoon, wear as many shirts as possible school dress-up theme

Saturday: Community Garage Sale, Kidzone, Car Wash, BBQ, and more at the school from 8am-3pm. All proceeds go to grad. Should be a lot of fun!

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March 27-31

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a great spring break.

This is our Poetry Month! So everyday we will be reading, analyzing, listening to, writing and reciting poetry.

On Mondays for the next four weeks we will be doing a Poetry Race where students will be given a poem and will be tasked with reading it to as many people as possible in a week. For every person they read it to, they will get the back signed, and return it for prizes the next week.

At the end of the month we will have a Poetry Cafe. Students will bring snacks to share and they will recite a poem they have memorized, and read a poem they have written.

In Science, we will continue to learn about the skeletal system.

In Social Studies, will be starting a mapping unit while looking at the different regions of Canada.

In Math, we are comparing and ordering decimals.

For Bible, we are practicing an Easter play for chapel next Tuesday.

The BMV is due next Wednesday. The spelling words are due this Friday.

Spelling Shreks:

Other spelling groups:

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