Grade 5

 

 

Welcome to Grade 5! Our school-wide theme for 2017-2018…

Care For Everyone In Our Common Home

 

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

This morning we started off with starting our last class novel study for the year, ” A Bad Beginning”, after, Mrs. Draayers came in for music testing. After recess, the grade 5’s had time to do some independent work, and then we continued to science. In Science, we labeled all the organs in the Respiratory system, and did a crossword with the organ’s functions. After lunch Mr. Brophy came in for Math where the grade 5’s had to find the area of irregular shaped objects. The grade 5’s then went to computers. In Religion we watched a video about the vestments that a Priest wears, where all clothing pieces were explained in great detail. We finished off the day reading some more of our class novel, Wonder.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

This morning we started off with our writing workshop, where the grade 5’s got time to edit and peer edit each other’s stories. After in Math we did our mid chapter review, and more practice, in the skills we have been learning. We then went to Langley Lodge to visit with seniors in our community, and the grade 5’s were excellent. I was so proud of all of them with their compassion and great listening skills. After lunch we had French, and Library, and then talked about elections in Socials. To finish off the day we had P.E.

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

This morning we started off with our last week spelling test, before doing our weekly pre test, and activity. If the grade 5’s had time, they continued to work on their rough copy stories. After recess in Religion, we looked at some of our Easter poem’s and did our weekly gifts. Mr. Brophy then came for Math where we continued to work on Area and Perimeter. After lunch, the grade 5’s went to a presentation about Autism awareness, and then after in Socials we talked about the role of the provincial government and our premiere. To finish the day we went outside and played California kickball.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pg 64-265
  3. Rough copy story due Wednesday
  4. Socials Provincial and Premiere worksheets

 

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a great weekend! This morning we started off with our spelling pre-test and spelling activity for the week, the grade 5’s will not have their spelling test until next Monday, since we have our Victoria trip and Walkathon this week! After spelling, we continued to read Wonder, and did comprehension and extension activities based on the reading. After recess, the grade 5’s had some time to read independently until Mr. Brophy came for math. After lunch, we continued to talk about government, this time specifically the Prime Minister, what their role is, how they are elected and their responsibilities. In Religion, we did our gifts, and we went back and spoke about the Corporal works of Mercy as review, and tied it to the outreach we will be doing when we go to visit the Seniors and Langley Lodge! We finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

 

Friday, April 13th, 2018

This morning we started off with Adoration, and then we did a finger painting butterfly activity with our buddies! After recess, we had our spelling test, and Mr. Brophy came for math where the grade 5’s learned about formulas and how to calculate them. After lunch, we started looking at the respiratory system! We finished off the day with Art where the grade 5’s got to make their own cherry blossom trees.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Walkathon Pledges

 

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

This morning we continued looking at characterization, and the grade 5’s were asked to analyze three characters they have previously read about, and then made up their own character that had their own traits, and then they went to Music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, we worked on our class novel, Wonder, and then in Math we spoke about how mm convert to cm. After lunch, the grade 5’s had their science quiz on digestion, and then we continued to discuss objects, and vestments in Mass in Religion. We finished off the day with Computers with Mr. Robins.

 

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

This morning we started off our day by talking about different people, objects, and vestments that we find and see at Mass. After, in Language Arts, we read excerpts from Peter Pan and looked at character traits in the different characters we read about. After recess, The grade 5’s had time to study for their science quiz this Thursday, and then we marked and did more work in our communicating skills workbook, we finished off the morning with going to library. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French, and then Mr. Brophy came for math. We finished off the day with P.E

 

Friday, April 6th, 2018

This morning we started off with Mass, and after recess until just after lunch we had our intermediate speech arts! I was so proud of all of the grade 5’s who went down to the gym! They all did excellent and their hard work showed! After, Mr. Brophy came in and finished off the day with a math test.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Walkathon pledges
  3. Victoria permission

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

This morning we started off with Math with Mr. Brophy, and then in Religion we continued to speak about Easter, and I posed a question from our news blast to the grade 5’s “When followers walked into the empty tomb, did they understand this represented the most important moment in the history of the world?” The grade 5’s had many great thoughts into this topic, and wrote such thoughtful reflections. After recess, we continued to read Wonder, and did some work on perspective and how it is shown in the story. We then did a quick desk change before heading off to Library with Mrs. Piper. After lunch, Madame Morrow came in for French, and then we ended the day talking about the constitution and the charter of rights.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Victoria Permission form
  3. Wonder comprehension questions
  4. Easter reflection
  5. Socials worksheet
  6. Readers are Leaders permission – for the team going.

 

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you had a restful and blessed Easter. This morning we started our creative writing unit, and started with a simple exercise where students were asked to write an alternative ending to one of their favorite stories, from what I have seen so far, they are such creative students! After they went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, we went to the gym to practice our class poem for our speech arts competition this week. In math, the grade 5’s had review time to review and practice concepts from the unit so far. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French, and in Religion we spoke about Easter traditions we have, and did our gifts. To finish off the day we did our in class competition for readers are leaders.

Homework:

  1. Victoria permission form
  2. Home Reading
  3. Math learning log questions
  4. L.A alternative ending

 

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Welcome back!! I hope everyone had a restful and fun filled spring break! Today we started off the day with a welcome back assembly from Mr. Brophy, then we went back to class and had the opportunity to share what we did over spring break. After, we did a quick journal write and silent read until recess. After recess we practiced our class poem, and had our last opportunity to practice individual speech arts, and we will be doing our in class competition this Wednesday. After Mr. Brophy came in and reviewed comparing fractions, and different methods of doing so. After lunch we spoke about the government and the constitution, and then in Religion we prepped for confessions tomorrow, and also did our gifts. We finished off the day with a very exciting session with the Vancouver Stealth Lacrosse team! We also had a very exciting announcement today in our grade 5 class, we will be travelling to Victoria! More information to come this week, but if as a parent you are interested, please ensure you have a criminal record check with the school and if not, please use the link and access code pasted below to do so:

Link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/ 

Access Code: P53LFEMP89

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Journal
  3. Socials worksheet
  4. Walkathon pledges
  5. Math – 2 questions off the board
  6. individual speech arts Wednesday

 

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The grade 5’s had a very busy day today! We started off with our speech arts, and spot testing the grade 5’s to ensure they have been practicing and are memorizing their poems. After the grade 5’s went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess we changed our desks and silent read. In Math the grade 5’s did their multiplication facts in a timed drill. We then talked about the phrase: #causeweresupposed2. The grade 5’s will be going to the Gardens of Gethsemani next week to learn about cemeteries and also do an outreach by cleaning headstones. We spoke about why we do these things, and about our call from God, we encouraged the students to talk about this phrase at home, and have it spread among our community. After lunch the grade 5’s did a self assessment for their report card, and then they went to computers. After computers, the grade 5’s wrote a reflection in Religion about their Lenten cards they have been doing at home and what that experience has been like for them so far. To finish off the day in Science, we did a stations activity where the grade 5’s wrote about things that they knew about certain body systems.

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
This morning in L.A the grades 5’s started off with a self assessment for our student lead conferences next week! The grade 5’s then went to music Mrs. Draayers. After recess we continued with our beautiful Saint project presentations, then Mr. Brophy came in for Math and the grade 5’s got to use the ipads and spent some time using Mathlectics. After lunch Madame Morrow came for French, and then in Religion we watched a fantastic video and wrote a reflection about what we heard and saw. This website is doing a video each day for the duration of Lent, if you want you can go to dynamic Catholics – best Lent ever and also sign up to see these videos. To finish off the day we had P.E

 

 

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

This morning the grade 5’s started off with a special treat and got to listen and see the foothill bluegrass group. After recess, grade 5’s did their spelling pre test and activity for the week. After in Math we practiced our timetables in a timed drill and marked our workbook pages 55 ad 56. After lunch, we had HCE where we glued down the final portions of our smoking project. In Religion we cut out our Lenten promise cards, which is something they will be doing throughout Lent at home and brainstormed ways that as a school we can raise money for Catholic charities. To finish off the day we had P.E

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

This morning we started off our day with Ash Wednesday Mass, and began our Lenten journey. After recess the grade 5’s practiced their class poem and read silently. Mr. Brophy came in for Math and continued to discuss equivalent fractions and then we went to library. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French, we had time to practice individual speech arts and then went and cheered on the grade 7 boys basketball team!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

This morning we started off with L.A where we did our last Lit circle time, I was so impressed how well the grade 5’s conducted themselves each and every time. We then went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, we got to go have our Shrove Tuesday Pancakes- thank you to the many parents who made this happen, and then Mr. Brohpy came in for Math and we discussed equivalent fractions. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French, and then we had time to hand out our Valentine’s and then did our weekly gifts in Religion. To finish off the day we had a presentation from SJB.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Science project due tomorrow
  3. Over due Pitt Pony projects
  4. Letter from the Archbishop

 

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

This morning we started off with L.A where we did our weekly Literature circles, and I am continued to be impressed with how well they work together in these groups, we then went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, we had time to start working on our HCE project about the dangers of smoking, then Mr. Brophy came in for math where we started fractions! After lunch we had Religion, then a quiet work block where students either worked on work they had or missing work. To finish off our day we had our Staff vs student vs Parent volleyball game!

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

This morning we started off with L.A where we continued to read wonder as a class, and then did some corresponding activities and comprehension to go along with the story. After we went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess we wrote our Socials quiz about the gold rush. In Science we had time to meet with our Science project groups and delegate jobs to each of the members, we then started the concluding topic to this unit; the rock cycle. After lunch the grade 5’s had silent reading then went to computers with Mr. Robins. In Religion we continued to talk about Saints, and then did two activities about Saints, and what they are patron Saints of. We finished off the day with our Math test.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Book Order due Feb 14th
  3. Igneous and Sedimentary worksheets due tomorrow
  4. Pitt Pony due Feb 13th
  5. Science Conservation Project due Feb 14th
  6. Gold Rush Newspaper due Feb 15th
  7. Know your Saint for Mon
  8. Lit Circles due next Tuesday
  9. Wonder questions due next week
  10. Billy Barker questions due Mon
  11. Saint Project due Feb 19th

 

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

This morning we started with Religion, where we reviewed everything we knew about Saints and the process of becoming one. The grade 5’s will be doing a Saint project about a Saint of their choosing. In L.A we started a writing activity about Billy Barker and making a mock interview. In HCE we continued to talk about smoking, and how it affects our health. In Math Mr. Brophy gave the grade 5’s an outline of what to expect tomorrow for their test and reviewed the strategies one last time. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French, then in Socials we got our Socials project and did a worksheet about the last spike. The grade 5’s then finished off the day with P.E

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

This morning we started off with L.A where we did our weekly literature circles, again the grade 5’s did an excellent job of discussing and getting right to work. After Mrs. Draayers came in for Music. After recess we spoke about smoking, some facts about it and factors that influence smoking. After in math we started our chapter review. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French and then in Science we started a project about looking at the resources we use here at St. Catherine’s and how we can conserve them. To finish off the day the grade 5’s went to P.E with Mr. Robins

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pf 213-214 #1-14
  3. Social Quiz Thursday
  4. Book Order due Feb 14th
  5. Pit Pony project due Feb 13th
  6. Science project due Feb 14th

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

This morning we started off with L.A where we did a journal write, and once the grade 5’s were finished they did silent reading. After Mrs. Draayers came in to continue their playing tests. After recess in HCE we spoke about smoking, what we knew about it, and what some of the influences could be. After in math we continued where we left off yesterday in the textbook. After lunch in Religion we discussed our worksheet from yesterday, and we prayed 2 decades of the Rosary. To finish off the day we did jeopardy to prepare for tomorrows test.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math # 4,5,9,10,12,13
  3. Science test tomorrow

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

This morning Mr. Brophy came in first thing for math, where the grade 5’s learned another way to multiply two digit numbers, and allowed the grade 5’s to practice this new method. After math, we started something new in L.A. We are going another class novel study, but this novel will be read aloud by myself while the grade 5’s listen. We started Wonder, a book that ties well with our school theme for the year, and with upcoming anti bullying month. After recess the grade 5’s had a short silent reading block before starting Religion. In Religion the grade 5’s were given prompts about the Mass and they had to write their own ideas about what each part meant. The grade 5’s then went to the library with Mrs. Piper. After lunch, Madame Morrow came in for French, and then we learned about the Gold Rush in socials. To finish off the day we had P.E

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pg 204 #1,2,3,6,7,8
  3. Religion worksheet
  4. Individual speech arts due tomorrow
  5. Science test Friday
  6. Gold Rush Worksheet

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

This morning we started off with L.A and we did our weekly literature circles and the students did yet again an excellent job. Mrs. Draayers then came and they continued their playing tests. After recess, we learned about appositives and how they work. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math and taught a strategy for multiplying two digit numbers together. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French. In Religion we reviewed the 10 commandments, we finished off the day with P.E

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math 5 original multiplication questions
  3. French practice play at home
  4. Communicating skills pages 51-52
  5. Lit circles due next Tues
  6. Speech art individual materials due Thursday
  7. Religion writing due tomorrow

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

This morning we started off with a desk change before diving into our weekly routine of our spelling pre- test. After our spelling pre-test we worked on our spelling activity for the week and then ad time to work on our literature circle work before tomorrow’s meeting time. After recess, we formed a study guide for our upcoming Science test this Friday, and then reviewed the water cycle. Mr. Brohpy then came in for math where the grade 5’s continued to work on their multiplication facts. After lunch in Social Studies we continued with the fur trade, and learning about the bartering system. In Religion we did our weekly gifts and then finished off the day with P.E

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math textbook pg 199 #2-7 and workbook 43-50
  3. Keyhole art due tomorrow
  4. individual speech art materials due Thursday
  5. Literature circles due tomorrow
  6. Spelling due tomorrow
  7. Socials worksheet
  8. Science Test Friday

 

Friday, January 19th, 2018

This morning we started off with Adoration, and then we went to Kindergarten with our buddies where we decorated umbrellas to try and brighten things up from the gloomy weather. After recess we had our spelling test, and then Mr. Brophy came in for math. The grade 5’s had to ensure that their math work was all in order then they had the chance to go on Mathlectics. After lunch we went to the library and the grade 5’s had the chance to look for their poems, or stories for their individual speech arts. To finish off the day we continued working on our Keyhole Art.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Pitt Pony Package due Monday
  3. Literature circles due Tuesday
  4. Individual speech art materials due Thursday
  5. Keyhole art due Tuesday

 

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

This morning in L.A we practiced one last time with both persuasive writing and having a bias in our writing with writing our very own advertisement! From what I saw of the students work, they did a fantastic job, and were very convincing of the product they were advertising. The grade 5’s then had music, where they have a written and playing test with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, the grade 5’s had time to work on both Pitt Pony novel study and their literature circles. In math we took time to review all the strategies we have learned so far for multiplication. After lunch, we continued to work on and finish our works of Mercy hamburgers, and then we went off to computers with Mr. Robins. To finish off the day we did science where we learned about fossil fuels, and then did the chapter review for chapter 10.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Good Copy essay due tomorrow
  3. Pitt Pony package due Monday
  4. Lit circle work due Tuesday
  5. Math workbook: pg 45, 46, 47 and textbook pg 195-197 #1-8
  6. Speech arts stanza 3 memorized due tomorrow
  7. Works of Mercy hamburger due tomorrow
  8. Science pg 226 #1-3, pg 229#1-4
  9. Advertisement due tomorrow
  10. speech arts form due

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

This morning we started off with Religion where we put our knowledge of the works of mercy into practice where we made a “Works of Mercy Hamburger” where student’s could talk about all the different works of mercy into a hamburger form. In L.A the grade 5’s did their very first literature circle and they thoroughly enjoyed it! After recess we had science, and we talked through the process of opening and closing a mine, and both the advantages and disadvantages for these processes. We then went to library as a class. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French. Mr. Brophy then came in for  quick Math block and the grade 5’s marked their homework. In Social Studies we started talking about the fur trade, and the importance of furs for the people. We finished off the day we P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Speech Arts form due tomorrow
  3. Pitt Pony chapters 7 and 8 due tomorrow

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

This morning we started off with L.A where we started our good copy essays, and continued reading our current novel Pitt Pony. The grade 5’s were then given their books for our Lit circle/ readers are leaders program. All the grade 5’s seemed very excited about the new novels! After recess the grade 5’s had n opportunity to start these new books. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math, where the grade 5’s continued multiplication strategies. After Lunch Madame Morrow came in for French. In Religion we spoke about the spiritual works of mercy. To finish off the day the grade 5’s had P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Book Order due tomorrow
  3. Speech arts form due Thursday
  4. Pitt Pony Chapters 7 and 8 due Friday
  5. Good copy essay due Friday
  6. Lit circle book chapter 1 and 2 for Thursday
  7. Math pg 193 #1-9
  8. Class poem stanza 2 memorized

Monday, January 15th, 2018

This morning we started off with our spelling pre-test, and our weekly spelling activity. Afterwards the grade 5’s had the opportunity to work on their rough copies of their persuasive essays. After recess, the grade 5’s had a little time for silent reading and then we dived into our class poem for speech arts! Speech arts has officially started, and I will be sending a letter home tomorrow where the grade 5’s will note their choices for the individual categories and they will get it signed to ensure you have seen it. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math where students continued to work on their doubling and halving in multiplication. After lunch in socials we started talking about different resources found in Canada. In Religion we did our weekly routine of our gifts. To finish off the day the grade 5’s went to P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pg 190-191 #4-14
  3. Spelling activity
  4. Rough copy essay due tomorrow
  5. Book order due Wednesday
  6. First stanza of speech arts poem memorized for tomorrow

 

Friday, January 12th, 2018

This morning we started off with Mass, and then we went to kindergarten and had time to read with our little buddies. After recess Mr. Brophy came in for Math, where student’s continued working on multiplication strategies with different world problems. We then did our weekly spelling test, and marked it as a class. After lunch in Science, we talked about different forms of mining, and advantages and disadvantages of both kinds. We then talked about how minerals that are extracted are processed. To end the day we had Art where the grade 5’s started a new keyhole art!

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Pitt Pony chapters 5 and 6 comprehension questions due Monday
  3. Science page 211 #1-2 and page 215 #1-2
  4. Book Order due Jan 17th
  5. Persuasive essay paragraphs 3 and 4 due monday

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

This morning the grade 5’s started with L.A where we reviewed persuasive writing, and the grade 5’s were given three different writing choices for their next essay. After, they got right down to work planning for their essay. We then went ot music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess we started our new novel study, Pitt Pony, a book that also related to both our science and social studies units. Mr. Brophy then came in for math and started a new chapter all about multiplication. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French where the grade 5’s started learning goldilocks and the three bears. We then had the opportunity to have some time to work on things from this morning. To finish off the day we had P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Essay outline
  3. Math pages 178-179 #1-14

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful break, and enjoyed your holidays. I just want to say thank you to everyone, for such beautiful gifts, I felt very blessed! This morning we started back into our routine, by assigning jobs for the week and started with our spelling pre-test for the week and our spelling activity. The grade 5’s also had the opportunity to share something from their winter break. After recess, the grade 5’s either silent read, or continued with their spelling activity. After in math. the grade 5’s refreshed their memories and did a package to practice adding and subtracting decimals. After lunch in Social Studies we started a new chapter about transportation, and how transportation has changed over time. In Religion we did our class gifts for the week. To finish off the day the grade 5’s had P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math up to page 5
  3. Social Studies worksheet
  4. Spelling worksheet and sentences

Thursday, December 7th,  2017

This morning we started off with L. A, where we discussed idioms, and the grade 5’s got the opportunity to not only draw but explain different idioms they knew. After we went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, we worked in our communicating skills book to practice using a dictionary, and picking the best meaning for a word. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math. After lunch in Religion the grade 5’s continued their manager scenes, and then we went to computers with Mr. Robins. After computers we had a fire drill! To finish off the day we had science, where we watched videos about the water cycle, and watersheds and did some questions with those topics.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math corrections
  3. Science pg 193 #1-4

 

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

This morning we started with Religion, where we started making nativity scenes! After, in L.A we spoke about onomatopoeia, and the students were tasked with writing either their morning routine or Christmas morning using onomatopoeia. After recess, the grade 5’s did a much needed desk clean and then continued to work on their writing from this morning. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math, where the grade 5’s continued to work on corrections in their math packages or worked in the textbook. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French and we finished off the day with social studies.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Onomatopoeia writing
  3. Materials for good copy French poster.

 

Monday, December 4th, 2017

I just want to say thank you to all the parents who came this past Friday for our conferences, it was very nice seeing you all again! This morning we started with our spelling pre-test, and then did our weekly spelling activity. We then continued practicing turning irregular verbs into the past. To finish off our morning we had a desk change. After recess, we marked pages 4 and 5 of math, and then had time to work on page 6. We then went down to kindergarten to meet our buddies to sit together for our Christmas dinner (lunch)! After lunch, we did our class Kahoot based off Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. In religion we read the Bible passages associated with the first few days of Advent, and the students got to lay their ornaments on our class Jesse Tree. To finish off the day with P.E outside.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math page 6
  3. Communicating skills pg 16, 38, 43
  4. Book Order due Dec 6th
  5. Picture retake orders due Dec 6th

 

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pages 4 and 5
  3. Report Card Covers
  4. Parent Teacher Interviews tomorrow
  5. Book Order due Dec 6

 

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

This morning in Religion we laid all of our boughs of evergreen onto our wreaths, and then they were all glued down. We will put the final touches on them tomorrow. In L.A we continued our mini figurative language unit ad spoke about Similes. After recess, we had Math where we corrected the next worksheet, and the grade 5’s continued working in their math package. The grade 5’s then went and paid Mrs. Piper a visit in the library. After lunch, Madame Morrow came in for French where they continued to talk about different French Festivals. In Social Studies, the grade 5’s learned how to use a grid system to locate different places on an atlas and then did a word search related to all the important map terms. To finish off the day they had P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pg 3
  3. Simile worksheet
  4. A treat for the movie – if wanted

 

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

We had a very busy day today! This morning we started our personal advent wreaths! We started by painting our base color and let that dry. After the grade 5’s went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, we had our last session with the SJB basketball. In Math, Mr. Brophy marked and corrected the first page in the math package, and then allowed work time to continuing working. After lunch the grade 5’s had French with Madame Morrow, and then the grade 5’s finished painting their plates and their tea candles. To finish off the day we had L.A where we talked about alliteration.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Report Card covers
  3. Math page 2
  4. Alliteration sheet

 

Monday, November 27th, 2017

This morning we started with our spelling pre-test, and then did our weekly spelling activity. We then discussed as a class about how to change a verb tense, and the rules associated with it. The grade 5’s had practice changing regular verbs and irregular verbs. After recess, the grade 5’s had time to read silently. Mr. Brophy then came in for math, where students were given a package of adding and subtracting decimals to work on. After lunch, we watched a video to introduce the grade 5’s to the rock cycle, which we will be studying next in science. After, in Religion, grade 5’s had the opportunity to finish their advent calendars and start their very own personal advent wreaths. To finish off the day the grade 5’s had P.E with Mr. Robins. Please remember to return the report card covers back to the school so they can be used again next term.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Spelling Sentences
  3. Communicating Skills pg 35 nd 41
  4. Report Cards Signed
  5. Lion Witch and Wardrobe permission slip
  6. Evergreen boughs

Friday, November 24th, 2017

This morning we started off with Mass, and then went to kindergarten with our buddies! We continue talking about emotions, and gave different scenarios and asked how the students would feel in those given situations. After recess, the grade 5’s had their weekly spelling test. Mr. Brophy then came in for math, and the students had an opportunity to practice skills they made need extra practice in, organize their math materials and then go on mathlectics. After lunch in Science, we spoke about the importance of salmon, and how salmon get processed in the salmon industry, and we started talking about forests, and the logging industry. To finish off the day we had art, where students finished off their emphasis art, and then decorated their folders for their portfolios.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Science pg 183 #1-4, and pg 187 #1-4
  3. Lion Witch Wardrobe Permission.
  4. Choir members please wear full uniform tomorrow,

 

 

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

This morning we started off with L.A where we worked in our communicating skills workbook. We reviewed commas, and talked about helping verbs and moving the subject in a sentence. After, the grade 5’s went to music.  After recess, the grade 5’s had some time to silently read. After in Math, we corrected our math homework from last night, and then continued to work on adding decimals with three places. After lunch in Religion, we continued to work on our personal advent calendars to try and plan what we can do to prepare for Advent. The grade 5’s then went to computers with Mr. Robins. To finish off the day we watched a bill nye video about forests and renewable resources.

Homework

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pg 93 #1-7

 

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math workbook page 25 and 26
  3. Fragment and Run on Sheet
  4. Canada Mapping Sheet
  5. Lion Witch and Wardrobe Movie Permission Form

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

This was a very busy day today! This morning we started off with a story called the day the crayons quit to show persuasive writing in the form of a letter. The grade 5’s then had to take the perspective of a crayon and write their own letter to me with their own ideas. After we went to music. After recess, we went to the gym for another session of basketball with SJB students. Mr. Brohpy then came in for Math, where the grade 5’s corrected homework from last night. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French. After French in Religion each grade 5 was given an ornament to decorate for our class Jesse Tree, once that was done the grade 5’s had time to quietly read. To finish off the day we had a fun game of jeopardy to recap science from first term.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Crayon Letter
  3. Finish French province sheet
  4. Math pg 91 #3-9

Monday, November 20th, 2017

This morning we started off with our spelling pre-test for the week, followed by our spelling activities and then a journal topic for the week. After recess, the grade 5’s had a little more time to work on their emphasis art before math. Mr. Brophy then came in for math where we continued working on making estimations, adding and subtracting decimals and mental math. After lunch in social studies we continued to talk about community and why communities are in certain places. In Religion, we spoke about this past Sunday’s readings at Mass, and compared them to the importance of recognizing our own talents. We then did another sharing of talents with the class, something that the grade 5’s want to do each week. To finish off the day we went outside for a short block of P.E.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math workbook pg 25, and textbook page 83
  3. Socials front and back sheets in handout
  4. Book order due Nov 22

 

Friday, November 17th, 2017

This morning we started with our buddies where they continued their kindness program and talking about emotions. After recess we had our spelling test, and then Mr. Brophy came in for math. After lunch we talked about ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle and what it means to be a renewable resource. To finish off the day we had art where we started a new art project all about color, line, and emphasis.

Just a note – we will be having a class photo retake on Monday, I was away the day the picture was taken so we are taking a new one with myself in the picture.

Homework:

  1. Home reading
  2. Scholastic due Nov 22
  3. Photo retake day Monday
  4. Science pg 171 #1-3, pg 173 #1-4, pg 179 #1-3

 

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

This morning we started off with Religion, where we first did a reflective self assessment on our communication skills with members of our class and myself. We then had a conversation how every one of us is a gift from God, and each of us have special talents to share with our class. We then did an activity where each individual was given another persons name from the class, and they had to write what they thought their talent was. I was very pleased ad quite touched at all the beautiful comments that the grade 5’s has to say to each other. In L.A we started to talk about persuasive writing, and the grade 5’s did a journal entry about whether or not they should have homework and the reasons why. After recess the grade 5’s had some quiet work time to either read or work quietly on things from the morning. Afterwards, we started a new chapter in Social Studies all about community. We talked about what makes a community a community, and some pull reasons why we would want to live in certain communities. We then read about Powell River and its community. After lunch the grade 5’s had French with Madame Morrow, and then Mr. Brophy came in for Math. To finish off the day we had P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Socials questions 10-17
  3. Math workbook page 21
  4. Scholastic book order due November
  5. Journal Persuasive writing due tomorrow
  6. Parent teacher interview sheet
  7. Gift card order sheet

 

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

I hope you all had a great long weekend! I just want to start by saying how very proud I was of all the grade 5’s for this past Friday’s assembly. The readers, helpers and students with their buddies all did a fantastic job that left me very proud. This morning we started with L.A where we did our spelling pre-test, spelling activity and did a review activity for the units covered so far in our communicating skills. After they went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess we had a bit of time to continue work from this morning. Mr. Brophy then came for Math where the grade 5’s started learning about adding and subtracting decimals. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French. To finish off the day we had an assembly from N.E.D who gave a great talk about never giving up and being champions.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Communicating skills page 5 and 26
  3. Scholastic due November 22
  4. Math pg 84 #2-10

 

Thursday, November 9th. 2017

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Socials Test tomorrow
  3. Scholastic due Nov 22
  4. Math reflection plus comment

 

 

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

This morning the grade 5’s paired up with the kindergartener’s and we did a practice for our Remembrance day this Friday.  I was impressed with the behavior and the leadership that the grade 5’s showed during this time. After in L.A grade 5’s either worked on their good copy Remembrance day essays or they worked on a story package about the book Purple, Green and Yellow. After recess the grade 5’s did their chapter 3 science review in preparation for their science quiz tomorrow. Mr. Brophy then came for Math where students had a work block to finish up math from this chapter or work on Mathletics. The grade 5’s then went to library. After lunch the grade 5’s had French with Madame Morrow, and they had their weekly test. Afterwards, in Social studies we did a Kahoot that I created specifically for our socials test this week. We then finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

If students want to revisit the Kahoot this is the link: https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=a3a88716-5e8c-42a7-abb7-65822789ccf0&user=MISSSHEPPARD345&token=f1692bfc-ee66-42b3-8e75-680af2eb7505

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Socials Test Friday
  3. Science Quiz tomorrow
  4. Math test tomorrow
  5. Science  Chapter review due tomorrow
  6. Picture orders due tomorrow
  7. Scholastic book order due Nov 22
  8. Remembrance day essay good copy due Friday

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

This morning we started off with Language arts, where we once again practiced our inference skills this time the grade 5’s were tasked with filling in missing comic squares to make sure that the story still followed a logical flow. After we went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess we went for P.E with the SJB students in a basketball camp. Mr. Brophy then came for Math where the grade 5’s continued to review for their chapter test. In Religion we watched a video all about advent. It was full of details about the reason why we celebrate advent, the specific colors and their meanings and other symbols. In science we finished off chapter 3 with talking about forestry in B.C and the Nisga fish wheel.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. French Test Tomorrow
  3. Peanuts comic activity
  4. Photo orders due Nov 9
  5. Scholastic due Nov 22
  6. Science 3.5 and 3.6
  7. Basketball boys confirm schedule
  8. Math pg 68 #2-6, 72 #1-7, 75-76 #1-11

 

 

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The grade 5’s had a very busy day today! We started off with L.A where we did our spelling pre-test for the week, did a spelling activity and worked on our good copy Remembrance essays. We also took time for those who are speaking in our assembly this Friday to practice their parts. After recess, we had Science where we compared what compound machines used to look like compared to how they looked today, and explored the mining industry. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math where students started to review for their chapter 2 test. After lunch the grade 5’s were given an activity in Social Studies to help start studying for their test this Friday. We then did Religion and we spoke about Advent, and our different family traditions and what we do to prepare for the Christmas season within our Church. To end off the day we had P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pg 67-68 #1-6 and workbook pages up to 20 except pg 14
  3. Science pg 67 #1 and pg 71 #1-2
  4. Socials review due tomorrow
  5. Socials Test Friday
  6. Science Quiz Thursday
  7. Math Test Thursday
  8. Scholastic due Nov 22
  9. Picture orders due Nov 9

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

This morning we started off with L.A where students worked on the skill of making inferences. They were tasked with providing a script for a wordless picture book. They all did a fabulous job and I am thrilled with the results. After they went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess we continued with our presentations for our Immigration project. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math, where students did more comparisons of decimals to fractions, they will have a quiz on this tomorrow. After lunch, we revisited Confirmation in Religion since many students wanted to know more about it. The grade 5’s then went to computers with Mr. Robins. To finish off the day we had science where we started talking about compound machines and how simple machines are the building blocks of the compound machines.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. LWW package due Monday
  3. Science 3.1 and 3.2 due tomorrow
  4. Picture order form due Nov 9th
  5. Scholastic Book order due November 22nd
  6. Math Quiz tomorrow
  7. Math pg62-63 #1-9, workbook pg16

 

 

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

This morning the grade 5’s started with Religion. We revisited the Sacrament of Holy Orders since may grade 5’s expressed they had questions about it still. After that we discussed how Jesus’ life related to the life of a priest. After in L.A students had the opportunity to use this as a work period either on their Remembrance Day essay, or reading the 16th chapter of LWW. After recess we started to present our Immigration projects, it has been very interesting to hear everyone’s stories that they are sharing. Mr. Brophy then came in for math, where the grade 5’s did more practice with expanded forms and decimals and how fractions relate to decimals. The grade 5’s then went to library with Mrs. Piper. After lunch we had French with Madame Morrow. To finish off the day we continued with immigration presentations.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Rough copy of essay due tomorrow
  3. LWW chapter 16 due tomorrow
  4. Book Orders due November 22nd.

 

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Happy Halloween! This morning the grade 5’s started with our annual costume parade where the whole school showed off their fabulous costumes and after they went right to music. After recess we continued to work on our Remembrance day essays. I am very impressed with the effort and care the grade 5’s are putting into these. After Mr. Brophy came in for Math where students marked their homework and had a homework quiz on rounding and expanded form with decimals. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French. We then continued on with L.A where we either worked on our essays or read the 15th chapter of LWW. To finish off the day the grade 5’s went to P.E with Mr. Robins. I hope everyone has a very fun filled, but very safe night!

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Immigration Project due tomorrow
  3. Remembrance day essay paragraphs 3 and 4 due tomorrow
  4. LWW ch 15
  5. Math workbook pg 13

Monday, October 30th, 2017

The grade 5’s had a very busy day today! We started with our spelling pre-test, which we then corrected and put the words in our planners. After the grade 5’s were working on their Remembrance day essays. After recess, the grade 5’s had the chance to work on their Lion Witch and Wardrobe Maps that they started last week. Mr. Brophy then came for math, where students practiced writing out decimals in expanded form. After lunch we had Social Studies where we discussed the prejudices that the Sikh’s faced when emigrating to Canada. In Religion the grade 5’s had one last opportunity to work on their comparisons for Lion Witch and Wardrobe and the Bible. We finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Remembrance day essay paragraphs 1 and 2 done for tomorrow
  3. Math questions from board, and read pages 61-62
  4. Immigration project due Wed
  5. French Quiz Wed
  6. Narnia and the Bible due tomorrow
  7. Narnia Map due Wed
  8. Halloween tomorrow- make sure costumes are appropriate

 

Friday, October 28th, 2017

This morning we started off with Mass, and then we did a buddy activity revolving around emotions and made our friend Little Penguin, from a story we read as a group. After recess, the grade 5’s had their spelling test for the week. After, Mr. Brophy came in for Math. We are starting something new for Fridays during our math block, we are taking it as an opportunity to conference with students who may require extra help in any topic in math, but also things they may need help with the other subjects as well. After lunch we had our chapter 2 science quiz, and then took  more time to work on our Remembrance day essay planning, and some students even started writing their rough draft! To finish off the day, we had art where students completed their art fundraiser work, and started to create their very own map of Narnia! I hope you all have a great weekend!

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Up to chapter 14 of LWW completed
  3. Art fundraiser order sheets, due Nov 14
  4. Immigration project due Nov 1st. – Good Copy interview questions went home today
  5. Remembrance day essay plan for Monday

 

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

This morning the grade 5’s started with Science where we did a discussion style review, and then students were asked to complete the chapter review in their book. After, they went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, we worked on our art fundraiser art, which everyone will be taking home this weekend. Afterwards, we did a lesson in Math about how to model decimal numbers in charts, and using base 10 blocks. After lunch, Mrs. Brennan came in and spoke to our class about the new program we will be doing with our buddies, the kindness program. This program will cover many great topics such as; emotions, growth mindset, being peacekeepers, self control, and being positive people. The grade 5’s then went to computers with Mr. Robins. To end the day we had L.A where we discussed the theme of Remembrance, and each grade 5 was given a Remembrance day package, and they will be in charge of picking a topic from that package and writing an essay about it.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Science quiz tomorrow
  3. Science chapter 2 review due tomorrow
  4. Math pg 58-59 #1-12
  5. Socials project due Nov 1st.
  6. Any missing work

 

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

This morning we started with Religion, where students either worked on their vocational callings and how we respond to them, or they continued the work on the Lion Witch and Wardrobe comparisons to the Bible. It is very interesting to see all the ideas that the grade 5’s are sharing. After, in L.A we spoke about good topic sentences and providing enough supporting detail. This exercise will help build student skills which they can use when essay or paragraph writing. After recess we did a worksheet to help students prepare and study for our science quiz Friday. This will be a tool to help them study the rest of the week. Mr. Brohpy then came for math, where students did a retest of the rounding quiz they did yesterday. The grade 5’s then went to Library with Mrs. Piper. After lunch Madame Morrow came for French, where they had their weekly quiz and started talking about French celebrations in Canada. After the grade 5’s were given time to do their map for their immigration project, they will take their completed map home to add to their project. To finish off the day they went to P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Science quiz Friday
  3. Socials project due Nov 1
  4. Communicating skills pg 14,15,18,19

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

This morning we started with Language Arts where students were read a story, and had to pick a statement from the story and create 6 supporting questions. This will help students with keeping on topic, and supporting the original idea. We also discussed how author use rich languages so we are easily able to picture the characters, setting and plot as we read it. The grade 5’s then went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After music the grade 5’s read the 12th chapter of Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Mr. Brophy then came in for math where students had a rounding quiz, and was given more practice with this topic. After lunch, Madame Morrow came in for French. In Religion we started an activity that pairs with our novel study, throughout the novel there are many biblical references, and the grade 5’s are in charge of finding the similarities and illustrating these. To finish off the day they went to P.E with Mr. Robbins.

Homework:

  1. LWW chapter 12
  2. L.A – questioning worksheet and picture activity
  3. Science quiz Friday- know the simple machines in depth and you will do well.
  4. Any missing work
  5. French quiz tomorrow
  6. Math workbook pages 16-18
  7. Bake Sale Friday, change only

 

 

October 23rd, 2017

The grade 5’s had a very busy day today! This morning we started with our spelling pre-test, corrected our words, put them in our agendas and then did a crossword revolving around the words of the week. The grade 5’s then had time to read Lion Witch and the Wardrobe and complete their novel study work. After recess we had Science and we spoke about the simple machines screws, and the work that they do. After Mr. Brophy came in for math where students marked math homework, and then started their mid- chapter review. After lunch we had Social Studies where we discussed the immigration of the Chinese people, and the prejudice and hardships that they faced when coming to Canada. In Religion students read about how different people and groups of people respond to their vocational calls and practiced note taking skills, and wrote down important information about each section that they read. The grade 5’s finished off the day with Mr. Robins in P.E

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Have up to chapter 11 of LWW complete
  3. Science section 2.7
  4. Math pg 54-55 #1-4, quiz tomorrow on rounding to 10ths, 100ths, 1000ths
  5. Science Quiz Friday
  6. Socials Project due November 1st
  7. Spelling Crossword
  8. Social Chinese immigration worksheet
  9. Religion Worksheet

 

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

This morning we started off our day with Music with Mrs. Draayers. We then had L.A where students read the 7th chapter of Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. After recess, Madame Morrow came in for a little extra French time since we missed our French block yesterday. Mr. Brophy then came in for math where students did a rewrite quiz, and the started working on rounding. After lunch Madame Morrow came again for our regular French block. Afterwards we had Social Studies where we started talking about the underground railroad. We finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math pg 51 #5 and 6
  3. Social Studies underground railroad worksheet
  4. LWW chapter 7
  5. Any missing work
  6. Picture day tomorrow

 

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Today the grade 5’s went to SJB for their volleyball tournament against the other elementary schools in the area. I was really proud of everyone, they gave their best effort and showed great sportsmanship ship. When the grade 5’s returned, they did math with Mr. Brophy.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Make sure you are competed up to ch 7 for Lion Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

Monday, October 16th, 2017

This morning we started off our day with L.A where we did our spelling pre-test, corrections and put our words in our planners. We then did sentences about the words for the week and read chapter 6 of Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.  After recess we did our first mapping lesson to help with our immigration project. Students learned Cardinal directions, the names of all the continents and oceans, and how to use a grid map to locate things. Mr. Brophy then came for Math. In math students corrected their quiz from last week, and did some practice questions so they could get more practice if they wanted to redo their quiz tomorrow. After lunch we had Social Studies where we discussed key vocabulary for this unit, and what push and pull factors are for immigration. We then compared and contrasted two different stories of immigration from children. In Religion we talked about Prayer and did a decade of the Rosary. To finish off the day the grade 5’s had P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework

  1. Home Reading
  2. Spelling Sentences
  3. Lion Witch and Wardrobe chapter 6
  4. Math pg 46-47 #1-9, read pages 50-51 and do #2-4 on pg51
  5. Immigration sheet, Hannah vs Nicholas sheet
  6. Wear full P.E strip tomorrow for SJB tournament
  7. Christmas Concert Auditions tomorrow morning at 7:30

 

Friday, October 13th, 2017

This morning we started off with Adoration with our Kindergarten buddies. After, we had some reading time, and then helped our little buddies finish their apple barn worksheet and drew a picture together. After recess the grade 5’s read the third chapter of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math, where the grade 5’s corrected all their workbook and did a quiz based off the current chapter. After lunch, we did Science and the grade 5’s learned about the wheel and axel and the three different kinds of pulleys. The grade 5’s did a great job at finding examples for each type of simple machine so far. To finish off the day we had art where we continued our beautiful fall artwork.

I also want to say thank you to all the parents who are making our field trip possible on Tuesday by graciously giving their time to help drive us! It is very much appreciated. Have a great weekend!

Homework

  1. Chapters 4 & 5 of Lion Witch and the Wardrobe
  2. Science sections 2.4 + 2.5

 

 

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Today we continued with our novel study and read the second chapter in the lion the witch and the wardrobe, and we also had a discussion about different types of thinking questions. I was very impressed with the grade 5’s and their understanding between quick questions, and deep thinking questions. The grade 5’s then went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, we had an exciting trip to the book fair! The grade 5’s were all so excited with the selection, and many got such great books to read. After, Mr. Brophy came in for math, where students had the opportunity to work on their math questions that have been assigned this chapter. After lunch we had science, where the grade 5’s learned about the 6 simple machines that are used to build more complex machines, and they we took an in depth look at what levers were, and the different classes of them. The grade 5’s then had computers with Mr. Robins. To end off the day we had Social Studies and we started our new chapter all about immigration. Students were assigned an immigration project which will be due Novemner the 1st. They have a package outlining all the criteria.

Another important note, we are still short drivers for our volleyball tournament to SJB next week and if you are able to drive please do contact me as soon as possible, and it would be very much appreciated.

Homework

  1. Lion Witch and Wardrobe chapter 2
  2. Volleyball permission must be in tomorrow or you will not be attending!
  3. Science check you understanding 2.3
  4. Math read pg45 and 46-47 #1-9
  5. Scholastic due October 18th.

 

 

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving long weekend! This morning we started off with Religion, and Mr. Brophy came in and talked about respect among classmates and what we can do to monitor our own behavior. This ties nicely in with our school wide theme for the year of Caring for Everyone in Our Common Home. After in Language Arts, we started our first novel study! The grade 5’s will be reading The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe for the remainder of the term. It is important to not get behind in our chapter activities. After recess the grade 5’s had science where we had an introduction to our new chapter “Simple Machines”. After Mr. Brophy came in for Math, where students worked independently on work from this chapter or was able to work on the tablets doing math activities. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French. After French the grade 5’s had their chapter 2 Social Studies test. We finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Volleyball tournament sheet due Friday: if it is not in by Friday you will not be able to attend!
  2. Home Reading
  3. Science 2.1 due tomorrow
  4. Special Connection writing due tomorrow
  5. Chapter 1 of Lion Witch and Wardrobe
  6. Math pg42-43 #1-10, pg45 read and #1-4

 

Friday, October 6th, 2017

We started off our day with Mass, and then did a Thanksgiving craft with our little buddies. After recess, we did our weekly spelling test, then Mr. Brophy came for Math. In math students got their chapter one test back, they went over it and corrected it as a class, and made a entry in their learning log. After lunch the grade 5’s had their science quiz. To finish off the day the grade 5’s finished off their cupcake art, and started a new fall art project. All the grade 5’s produce such beautiful artwork. Today interim report cards went home, please make sure you see and sign them to return back to the school. Today was also the last day to wear summer uniform so please make sure all grade 5’s come in the fall/ winter uniform next week. Finally, I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy the long weekend!

Homework:

  1. Math ch1 wrap up
  2. Home Reading
  3. Book order due Oct. 18th
  4. Interim report cards signed
  5. Social studies ch 2  test next Wednesday.

 

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The grade 5’s had a very busy day today! This morning we started with Language Arts, where the grade 5’s started writing about their special connection books. After Mrs. Draayers came in for music. After recess, we reviewed what verbs are, and how verbs can be used to state facts. We also learned about the Pronunciation key, and how words look differently when they are spelled phonetically. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math where the grade 5’s reviewed place value, and did some practice questions. After lunch, we did a quick desk clean and then did a review for our science quiz tomorrow. The grade 5’s then went to computers with Mr. Robins. When they came back, the grade 5’s did a chapter review for further practice for their Science Quiz. We finished off the day with Religion where we talked about Thanksgiving, and they did a journal entry about their family traditions and what they are thankful for.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math, 5 numbers in a place value chart
  3. Scholastic due the 18th
  4. Spelling Test tomorrow
  5. Science Quiz tomorrow
  6. Socials Chapter 2 test next Wednesday
  7. Communicating skills pg 17 and 22
  8. Good copy Terry fox writing due tomorrow
  9. Science chapter review due tomorrow
  10. Please wear full uniform for mass tomorrow

 

 

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Today the grade 5’s started with Religion where we looked at both Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders in close detail. After students were given an activity where they had to match either describing phrases, or words to which sacrament they belong to. After we had L.A where we started to work on brainstorming for our special connection write. After recess, students had a quick work period where they could work on good copy Terry Fox writing, Religion or L.A from the morning. After we started looking at chapter 2 in Math, which is all about numeration. We reviewed what standard form, numerals and words, written form and expanded form was. We also reviewed the different base ten blocks and what they look like. After the grade 5’s had Library with Mrs. Piper. After lunch Madame Morrow came for French, where students did their weekly quiz and a vocabulary game. To finish off the day, students began to review chapter 2 in social studies, to prepare for our test next week.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Terry Fox good copy due Friday
  3. Read Math textbook pg 40 & 41
  4. Book Orders due October 18th
  5. Spelling Test Friday
  6. Science Quiz Friday
  7. Social Studies Review Chart due tomorrow
  8. Social Studies Quiz next Wednesday

 

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Today the school started with a quick assembly to promote our upcoming book fair, and we even had a special visit from Jack from the Vancouver Giants! After, we came back and spent our L.A time working on our good copies of our Terry Fox writing, they are all turning out so well! Mrs. Draayers then came for Music, where students had their playing test. After recess we had our last session of Volleyball camp, which the grade 5’s thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. Brophy then came and students had their first chapter math test. After lunch Madame Morrow came for French, and after we spoke about the Vessels and Vestments in the Eucharist. We finished the day off with a science experiment about how surface texture affects friction.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. French Quiz tomorrow
  3. Chapter 1 Science Quiz Friday
  4. Spelling test Friday
  5. Any missing work
  6. Mom and Dad please check email.

 

 

 

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

This morning we started with our spelling pre-test for the week, after students marked, corrected and put words in their agenda. They then completed a spelling activity based on the words for the week. Once students finished the spelling activity, they had an opportunity to get their rough Terry Fox draft corrected and start their good copy. There were many students who had not completed their rough copies for today, please ensure they are done for tomorrow so they can work on the good copies. After recess the grade 5’s continued to learn rules to make singular nouns plural, and completed two exercises for practice. After Mr. Brophy came in for Math, where the grade 5’s went through their quiz, and did more practice questions for their chapter test tomorrow. After lunch the grade 5’s brainstormed a large list of areas that we see French presence today, and learned about our final founding group in Canada;the British. In Religion we looked closely at our second last Sacrament, Anointing of the sick. The grade 5’s finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math test tomorrow
  3. French quiz Wednesday
  4. Cowboy/ Cowgirl dressup tomorrow
  5. Communicating skills pg 13 & 20
  6. Terry Fox rough draft- must be in tomorrow
  7. Soccer boys remember your uniform
  8. Remember your special connection book

 

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The first month of school had just flown by! This morning we had a recognition for some of our classmates that have stood out for various reasons in the first month of school. Each month we will be doing this, and every students will be recognized at some point throughout this year. After we had buddies where they did a Terry Fox art piece. After the grade 5’s came back and did corrections in their communicating skills grammar book. After recess we did our spelling test, and then did a chapter quiz for Mr. Brophy in Math. This quiz will help students to know what areas to study for their chapter test this upcoming Tuesday. After lunch we had art, where they were working on one of two art projects. We are concluded our day with a short assembly about Terry Fox and then our Terry Fox run. I was really proud of the grade 5’s for how great they were with sticking with their buddies and making sure they stayed safe.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Math Test Tuesday
  3. Terry Fox rough draft due Monday
  4. Cross country permission due Monday
  5. Music playing Test Tuesday.
  6. Special connection book for Monday

 

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

This morning we started with Language Arts and this was students last chance to work on their rough copy Terry Fox writing in class. After the grade 5’s went to Mrs. Draayers for Music. After recess we looked closely and the Canada food guide and what was expected of servings of each kind of group for the grade 5’s. They had many questions and was very engaged with the discussion. After they had time to finish off the chapter review for chapter 1. They will be having a small quiz tomorrow with Mr. Brophy to prepare them for their math test next week. After lunch we had science where we discussed how different forces combine, and how much force is needed to make an object move. After, the grade 5’s went to the computer lab and had computers with Mr. Robins. After they returned we had Religion where we discussed and read about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To finish off the day we had our first desk change of the year!

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Toonies for Terry – tomorrow is the Terry fox run, rain or shine so please have good footwear!
  3. Terry Fox rough copy writing due Monday
  4. Music playing test Tuesday, practice # 38, 39 and 40 pg12-13
  5. Math quiz tomorrow
  6. Study for French quiz next Wednesday
  7. Special connection book for Monday
  8. Math textbook pg 34 #5,6,7 and workbook pgs 7 & 9
  9. Science check your understanding pg 27

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Today the grade 5’s started with Religion, where we revisited the Sacraments again but this time spoke in depth about Confirmation. I was very impressed with everyone’s knowledge around this Sacrament and what they knew about the Holy Spirit. After we did Language Arts where we reviewed connections we can make since students were given the task of finding their very own special connection book. They will be doing an assignment around this book, so it is important every student has one for next week. After recess we did a short grammar lesson about singular and plural nouns. Mr. Brophy was away today, so for Math we started our chapter 1 review. The grade 5’s then paid Mrs. Piper a visit in the library before Lunch. After lunch Madame Morrow came for French where students learned how to talk about their favorite subjects in school. After, students continued to work on their Life in New France charts from yesterday. To finish off the day students had P.E with Mr. Way.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Study for French Quiz next Week
  3. Toonies for Terry
  4. Have special connection book for next week
  5. Connecting skills page 10-11 due tomorrow
  6. Math pg 33-34 #1-4
  7. Socials life in New France chart due tomorrow

 

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

Welcome back from our first long weekend! I hope everyone enjoyed the extra time off. This morning we reviewed expectations during an earthquake drill, and also the new important roles the grade 5’s will have as big buddies during earthquake drills. After we did our spelling pre-test, did corrections, put the words in our agendas and then did a spelling activity with our new words. The grade 5’s then went to music with Mrs. Draayers. After recess, the grade 5’s had our second session with the SJB students for their volleyball camp. After Mr. Brophy came in for math, and spoke about the grades received so far, and how grades will be calculated. After lunch Madame Morrow came in for French where they reviewed the date, how to ask and say their name, say their favorite color and numbers. After we had our earthquake drill, the grade 5’s did a great job of finding their little buddies and helping them find where to go. We finished off the day with Social studies where students filled out a chart to see how life was for the French people when they first arrived in Canada.

Homework:

  1. Home reading
  2. Spelling worksheet due tomorrow
  3. French quiz Wednesday
  4. Toonies for Terry
  5. Any missing work

 

 

 

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

This morning the grade 5’s had a very exciting start to the day because they got to meet their little buddies! All the grade 5’s were so excited, and were so great with welcoming their little buddies. After they had the chance to read them a couple stories and give them the cards they made, we went back to class. We then did some grammar lessons on Proper Nouns, Run on sentences and capitalization. After recess we had our spelling test and then had silent reading time until Mr. Brophy came. During math the grade 5’s continued to work through practice questions of solving problems with variables. After lunch in Science we started setting up for our very first experiment and took our times setting up our lab reports to record data in. We finished off the day with Art where students continued working on line art or started a cupcake using oil pastels.

Homework:

  1. home reading
  2. Communicating skills pg 6-8
  3. French quiz Wednesday
  4. Boys bring soccer uniform for Tuesday.

 

 

 

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The grade 5’s had a very busy day today! We started with Language Arts, where the grade 5’s started their biography essays about Terry Fox. After they went to music. After recess we had science where we talked about ramps, loads and surface texture and how all of those things affect the amount of force needed to complete an action. After we had math, we marked yesterday’s math homework did some final practice on expressions in our workbooks before moving onto solving problems with simple equations. We talked about the difference between an expression and an equation and did some practice as a whole class. After lunch we had Health and Career, where we revisited some of our goals from the first week of school and had a class meeting to talk about expectations in the class, and what we can do to help each other. After students went to computers with Mr. Robins. In religion we spoke about the Vocations in the Holy Order, and what it could look like being called to the single life as a vocation. We then read about Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton who was called to three vocations. We finished off the day by finding out our little buddies, and writing them a welcome to St. Catherine’s note.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Science pg 19 check your understanding due tomorrow
  3. Math pg 28 #1,2
  4. Spelling test tomorrow
  5. French quiz next Wednesday
  6. Don’t forget your big buddy note!