Grade 5

 

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

Care For Everyone In Our Common Home

 

 


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!!!!!

 

 

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

This morning the grade 5’s started off with Religion . We started by learning Pope Francis’s 5 finger prayer, which is an easy way for students to pray for at least 5 different groups with individual needs. After we continued to speak about Vocations, and listening to God’s call. After the students did a graphic organizer so they can plan for their Terry Fox essay. I am impressed with the amount of detail and care the grade 5’s put into their organizer. We also finished off the last of the all about me presentations and they were fantastic! After recess, students did an activity to further practice their spelling words for the week until Mr. Brophy came for math. In math the grade 5’s continued to learn about expressions and how to use them. After lunch we had French with Madame Morrow, where they continued to review and had their first French quiz. We then discussed in Social Studies about the lasting impression Aboriginal culture has made, and where we see it. Next, we spoke about the French our second founding group in Canada. The grade 5’s finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Terry Fox outline due tomorrow
  3. Spelling Crossword due tomorrow
  4. Math pg 25 # 5-9

 

 

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We started off our day by doing more of the all about me presentations, and I am so happy and impressed with all the work the grade 5’s put into this project. We will finish off the final few presentations tomorrow. After Mrs. Draayers came in for music. After recess, we had our very first volleyball camp where the grade 5’s had a great time. After, Mr.Brophy came in for math where they started to learn about expressions. After lunch Madame Morrow came for French and they continued to review, correct worksheets and practice for their quiz tomorrow. After French the grade 5’s had confessions, and when they were waiting for their turn did a crossword about the sacraments. To end our day, we had a discussion about healthy and unhealthy lifestyles.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Journal due tomorrow
  3. Scholastic due tomorrow
  4. Math pg 23 1-4
  5. French Quiz tomorrow #1-79 and feelings
  6. Cross Country meet permission slips
  7. Those in cross country, social studies from yesterday.

 

 

 

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Today we started off with beginning our All about me presentations, and they have all been great so far! I am so happy and proud of all the work they put into this first project. After some presentations, we did our spelling pre-test for the week, marked and did corrections and put this weeks words in their agendas. After recess Mr. Brophy came in for math, and students started the mid chapter review. After, the cross country people left for their first meet, and we continued on with presentations. After lunch we learned about the Inuit and the Metis and completed a chart comparing the three groups we have studied so far. After Social Studies, the grade 5’s had Religion. In Religion we reviewed expectations for our Confessions tomorrow, and did a discussion about Vocations, what they are and examples of them. We then learned the prayer for Vocations, which is our prayer to focus on for this term.

Homework

  1. Home Reading
  2. Scholastic due September 20th
  3. Math pg 19-20 #1-5
  4. Social Studies First Nations Chart
  5. If you did not present today for all about me, then tomorrow it is your turn

 

 

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Today the grade 5’s started with Adoration. After Adoration, we came back to do Language Arts. In language arts we read a story, and did a connection sheet, where students we asked to make connections to the story, to a character, to a picture and to a feeling. By making these connections it engages students in their reading. After recess we did our first formal spelling test, and some work out of our communicating skills book. After Mr. Brophy came in, students did a mad minute, checked over last nights homework, and did some work with division word problems with tables out of the textbook. After lunch we talked about how to measure weight using a spring scale, and did a hands on demonstration with how things are weighed, and how weight changes with equal distribution. We then spoke about different surface textures and how those can affect friction and what exactly that means. We finished off the day with art, starting a new line art project. The grade 5’s are all so creative and are doing beautiful work.

Homework:

  1. Home reading
  2. Scholastic due Sept 20th
  3. Communicating skills pg4-5
  4. Science pg 9 #1,2 and pg 13 #1-4
  5. All about me bags and presentation due Monday! Students will start presenting this day so please be prepared

 

 

 

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Today we started off with Language Arts, where we started about good reading skills and making connections. As a class we discussed the three different types of connections we can make, text to self, text to text, and text to world. The students then did a connecting sheet about themselves to get them warmed up. To finish off the block we read a story, and after I asked students what connections they made while I was reading. Mrs. Draayers then had them for music which took us until recess.

After recess, students completed a journal, the topic today was what can I do to help others? This was a nice tie in to our theme for the year “Care for everyone in our common home”. Mr. Brophy then came to do math, where students worked on times tables, and started reviewing division with remainders and how to solve word problems with division. After lunch we did Science, students finished talking about forces and what pushes and pulls are. We then did an experiment to see how force can affect the distance and the path a ball will take depending on the ground they are using. After students completed a check your understanding section of questions. We finished off the day with our Sacrament quiz. Please remember tomorrow is Mass which means students need to be in full uniform which includes our school sweater.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Spelling Test tomorrow
  3. Math 3 division questions (written off the board)
  4. Earthquake kits
  5. Scholastic Book order sept 20
  6. Journal Due tomorrow
  7. Science check your understanding questions pg7 #1,2
  8. Music sheet due Tuesday, Remember recorders for Tuesday
  9. All about me bag and presentation – Sept 18th

 

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Today the grade 5’s started off with Religion where we covered the Sacraments, Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. We reviewed the steps and expectations for confession, and discussed what confession will look like next week when the students go for Confession on Tuesday. After we talked about First Holy Communion and completed a crossword associated with that. After, in Language Arts I introduced a hamburger planning sheet to help them plan their ideas for their Terry Fox Biography. We used a Hamburger analogy so students could picture how each part of a paragraph plays an important role and you need each of those for it to be complete. Students will be using these sheets next week to start their rough draft. After recess students had a short work period to finish off any work from the morning or to work on their all about me presentations. Mr. Brophy then came, they did a mad minute, and talked about strategies to solve word problems using tables. The grade 5’s finished off their morning with a visit to Mrs. Piper in Library. After lunch students had French with Madame Morrow where they reviewed the date, how to ask and answer our names and how we are feeling. The grade 5’s finished with a review sheet of previously learned vocab. After we did social studies where we read about the first group of Founding people in Canada, the First Nations and completed a fact chart about the group. The grade 5’s finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. First Communion Crossword
  3. All about me bags and presentations- September 18th
  4. Sacrament Quiz tomorrow
  5. Music sheet due tomorrow
  6. Scholastic due sept 20
  7. Social Studies First people chart- due tomorrow
  8. Earthquake Kits ASAP
  9. Math pg 13 #1 (all of it) due tomorrow, study times tables

 

 

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The grade 5’s started their day off with Language Arts where we started to brainstorm important facts and ideas about Terry fox for their very first essay! We did this until Music time with Mrs. Draayers. After recess students had the opportunity to continue to write their all about me presentations or get timed by myself to see how much they had. After Mr. Brophy came and he continue times tables and patterning. After lunch students had French with Madame Morrow where they went over classroom rules, and reviewed numbers 1-79 and emotions. Starting next week there will be a quiz every Wednesday in French. After grade 5’s had religion where we reviewed for our Sacrament quiz Thursday, and spent the remainder of the time looking closely at Baptism. Students finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Scholastic due September 20th
  3. Cross Country Permission due tomorrow
  4. Sacrament quiz Thursday ( Study guide given)
  5. All about me due sept 18th– presentation and bag
  6. Music sheet due Thursday
  7. French study numbers 1-79 and emotions quiz next Wednesday
  8. Earthquake kits ASAP
  9. Math: Text pg9 A-d, Workbook pg 5 #1-3, Text: pg10-11 #1-7
  10. Terry fox Brainstorm due Tomorrow

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The grade 5’s had a very busy morning this morning! They did their first spelling pre-test, marked and corrected their words, put them in their agenda for practice and did a exercise with these words. Spelling pre-tests will be every Monday, with the formal test every Friday. Once students finished with Spelling they have time to start working on their All About Me presentations.  After recess we started our coming to Canada unit, we discussed what it means to be founding, the founding groups of people in Canada, and what lasting impressions we see of those groups. Mr. Brohpy then came and did a Mad minute, a skills computation sheet and some workbook work about patterns.

After lunch students watched a short video about Terry Fox and did a corresponding worksheet about the video. In religion we introduced Sacraments and briefly spoke about what each of them are, when they occur, symbols and signs associated with each. Students finished off the day with P.E with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home reading
  2. Math: Workbook p3 and 4, study times tables, Textbook pg9 A-D
  3. Scholastic Book Order due September 20th
  4. All about me project due September 18th
  5. Crosswalk permission due tomorrow
  6. Cross country meet permission due ASAP
  7. Comfort kits: ASAP

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Happy first Friday of school! We started off the school day with Mass, and when we returned we had a discussion about uniform attire and behavior during mass as a reminder. For weekly masses students must be in full uniform which includes the school sweater. After our discussion we started decorating our All about me bags until recess.

After recess we did a journal write about what we did this past summer, and then Mr. Brophy covered 5 times tables and patterns in math today. After lunch we started looking at our first unit in Science which is forces! Students started by discussing what scientists do, the scientific method and the steps involved and we compared that to Aboriginal knowledge and what they do for science. After we started talking about how objects moved, and what was needed to move. We finished off the day with Art, which we started talking about elements of design starting with line and students got an overview of what our first art project will look like and what they will be doing. They finished their art block with more time to decorate their bags. Some students opted to take their bags home to continue to work on at home, however it was not made homework. Enjoy your weekend everyone and see you all next week!

Homework:

  1. Home Reading
  2. Girls volleyball – If wanting to join first practice is Monday at 2:45-4
  3. Crosswalk permission form if wanting to do crosswalk duty.

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

This morning we started with Health and Career Education, where we spoke about goal setting, and S.M.A.R.T goals and some examples of what those kind of goals could look like. The grade 5’s then made their own goals for first term, something we will revisit in December to see if our goals were achieved. The grade 5’s then had Music with Mrs. Draayers until recess.

After recess students did another grammar lesson, this time about nouns, and did an exercise in their communicating workbooks. Mr. Brophy then came in for Math, did a mad minute on the 3 times tables, reviewed the 4 times tables and spoke about patterns.

After lunch we started talking about Terry fox, and read an article about his life and all the things he did. Students will eventually be writing a biography about Terry fox, once they have planned and outlined their ideas and thoughts. In science we discussed the topics for the year and focused mainly on forces which we are starting tomorrow, the students then made a title page for their science duotang. Students finished off with Religion where they made prayer rocks and prayer cards for a special group or individual who they want to pray for.

Homework

  1. Home reading
  2. Math p6 #1-5, study 4 times tables
  3. If you do not have recorder and music book please pick one up tonight at meet the teacher
  4. Bring decorations for all about me bags – we are decorating tomorrow!
  5. Earthquake kits
  6. Communicating Workbook  pg 3
  7. Socials title page
  8. Parent teacher night tonight starting at 6:30

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The grade 5’s had a very busy first full day back! We started off with L. A this morning, and we talked about classifying words and how we can describe things based on certain qualities. We did some practice as a class and then the grade 5’s got independent time to work in their communicating skills workbook. After we did Religion, and spoke about our theme for the school year “Care for Everyone in Our Common Home”, we compared it to last years theme but also looked at how it was different. The grade 5’s did a great job coming up with an extensive list of different groups of people who could use help or support and thought of simple, yet great ways to help these people.

After recess students had more time to brainstorm for their all about me bags, before Mr. Brophy came into teach math. Mr. Brophy reviewed expectations with the class and the 3 times tables.

After lunch they had French with Madame Morrow where the organized their new French folders, and began to review vocabulary from past years such as emotions and numbers 1-79. They finished off with starting a title page for social studies and gym with Mr. Robins.

Homework:

  1. Home reading – 20 minutes recorded and initialed
  2. Math – title page, review 3 times tables for mad minute tomorrow and read pages 3 and 4 in textbook
  3. All about me bags – Bring things to decorate with for Friday!
  4. Earthquake kits
  5. Cross Country Permission
  6. Soccer Permission
  7. Parent teacher night tomorrow- see you all there!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Welcome back! We had a busy but fun morning getting all the necessary things done for back to school. We had a welcome back assembly hosted by Mr. Brophy where we found out that St. Catherine’s now has their very own school bus! After we got back we labeled school supplies, handed out textbooks, and made a set of classroom rules and expectations. We made owl’s for our grade 5 bulletin board, and started an All about me project. Each student has a sheet with criteria set for the project.

Homework:

  1. Please bring P.E strip
  2. Please bring earthquake kit if not already done so
  3. Those interested in Cross Country please bring permission slip tomorrow- first practice tomorrow at 7:30
  4. Boys interested in soccer- bring Soccer form back.
  5. All about Ms. Sheppard riddle sheet (optional)
  6. All about me Project, due September 18th (will be given class time to work on)

Monday September 4th 2017

Dear Grade 5 Students, Parents and Guardians

Welcome to grade 5! My name is Ms. Sheppard and I am delighted to be your teacher for this upcoming school year. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all in the upcoming months. Students please arrive tomorrow in full uniform, including your black shoes. Be prepared for an exciting and busy day tomorrow!

See you all tomorrow

  Ms. Sheppard

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