Thursday, 12th October, 2017

Grade 5 have had a great week! In Unit of Inquiry, we learned various research techniques and applied these while researching our lines of inquiry. Students collected and organized data and will decide how to represent their research next week. This could be in any format the students choose, as long as they apply their skills of time management in order to complete it in time. This could include a google site, a poster, powerpoint, video, etc.  It will be a busy week in UOI!

In Math, students completed their summative test for Unit 1 and pre-test for Unit 2.  Next week we will go full swing into unit 2 by starting with multi digit addition and subtraction and applying these skills to solve word problems.  We will explore estimation and find how this supports our ability to do mental arithmetic.

In Writers’ Workshop, Grade 5 have been honing their writing skills by taking a seed idea and letting it grow and develop through rewrites, editing and reviewing to ensure they’ve raised the level of their personal narratives.  Next week we will continue to develop our narratives, celebrate our successes and highlight areas for improvement.

In Readers’ Workshop, we have been using our knowledge of writing in order to critically analyze fictional stories. We are doing so by comparing and contrasting, ranking parts of the story, investigating emotions and finding evidence to support our ideas and opinions. Next week we will begin our Book Clubs. Students will investigate what makes a meaningful and helpful discussion, they will discuss their exceptions of their book club members and consider the importance of accountability.  Students will agree on how much will be read of their novel each night in order to have a meaningful discussion the following day in Readers’ Workshop.

Map Testing

Children will have their Science make up test next week.  This is for students who were out on Sunday or did not finish. Please remind them to make sure that their macbook is fully charged when they come to school.

Bullying Prevention

This week Grade 5 completed Lesson 2 of 4 of the Second Step Bullying Curriculum and the focus was on Bystanders and having Empathy.  Please have a look here to discuss at home.

Important Dates

Sunday October 15th – Home Learning Due

Thursday October 26th – Halloween Parade