What a short but action packed we had! We finished up with Art this week, presenting our final projects to other classes in the school, and will now begin our 4 weeks of Music lessons. Students need to bring in their recorders everyday starting this Sunday. This week we also started our new unit by tuning into our central idea, ‘Matter changes.’ This unit falls under the transdisciplinary theme of ‘How the world works’ and is our first science unit of the year! We have lots of Mystery Science experiments that will get well under way starting next week.
In Literacy, we will begin to explore informational texts. We will inquire into the different features of these texts and how we can begin to apply our knowledge to create our own. Our writing for the next 6 weeks will be directly linked to our Unit of Inquiry. We will continue our book clubs this upcoming week and dive into developing theories and debating our opinions related to themes we’re uncovering in our novels.
In Math, we will continue to work with double digit multiplication and check the reasonableness of our answers by rounding and estimating. We will also review addition and subtraction of decimals and apply problem solving skills to solve and create our own real life math problems.
This week Grade 5 completed their last Bullying Prevention lesson of the Second Step Bullying Curriculum and the focus was on Cyber Bullying. Click here for your home link.
-Recorders need to be brought in every day for Music class starting this Sunday
-All school supplies (laptops, headphones, water bottles, pencil cases, etc.) need to be labelled with your child’s name and homeroom class.