November 2015 Grade 5 News

On Tuesday, November 10th, the grade 5’s will be reciting In Flanders Fields for the Remembrance Day Ceremony at WG Murdoch.  The assembly starts at 10:30 am and parents are welcome to attend this important community gathering.

MATH: We have started working with our Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers Unit.    Students are expected to recall multiplication/division facts to 9.  We strongly encourage students to visit the Grade 5 helpful math websites folder and practice math facts through interactive games and quizzes.

WRITING: Paragraph writing is an important focus for November/December.  Our work continues with 6-trait writing focusing on ORGANIZATION and SENCTENCE STRUCTURE in our Pros and Cons assignment.

SCIENCE: Recently, students completed a partner project on Matter and wrote their first exam. We continue to explore properties of water, acids and basis in our Classroom Chemistry Unit.

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Students are beginning their iMOVIE’s on one of the six geographical regions of Canada. They have enjoyed researching the natural resources, bodies of water, landforms and climate of their region. They will be presenting within the next couple weeks.

PE:  Students have enjoyed various team games focusing on movement, collaboration, strategy and good sportsmanship.  Floor Hockey and Basketball are up next!!  They are sure to be crowd pleasers!!!

HEALTH:   We will continue to explore the Friends for Life program and begin our nutrition unit shortly.

December will bring our annual Christmas Concert/Play.  Please refer to our school calendar for dates and times.  In the spirit of Christmas, each grade 5 class will be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Items must be able to fit in a shoebox and can include toothbrushes, pencil crayons, note pads, etc.  This is an important opportunity to give to those who are far less fortunate.

We are looking for adult mentors with knowledge and practice in different areas of the curriculum who would like to share their expertise with our students.  This might include an electrician for our science unit on Electricity, an artist, mathematician, athlete, etc.  Please contact either Ms. Petit or Mrs. Stengler if you are interested in sharing your knowledge and mentoring our youth.

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