Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tomorrow is National Aboriginal Day!
Our grade fives will be heading downtown to take in the festivities around 9:30 and returning before lunch.  Please join us if you can  :)
Please expect to begin seeing school supplies coming home over the next week.  In an effort to make getting things home the last day easier some items will be trickling home as we finish using them.

There will be no more weekly homework assignments, so last night you should have seen the spelling and math weekly duotangs come home.  Expect also to see the very important portfolios make their way home the end of this week or beginning of next week.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

What a wonderful Wetland experience that we had.
A few highlights from the students pond dipping: lots of leeches and shrimp with some caddisfly and dragonfly nymphs, as well as a few predacious diving beetle larva and whirligig beetles.  As well there were a number of killdeer, ducks, and a pair of loons in the pond today!  To see all of our pictures please follow the link to our Wetland Pictures.

Take a look at this video of an adaptation race we played today.  Each group had a different adaptation assigned which made it easier (or harder) to participate in this event :)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tomorrow is Track and Field!

The track meet starts with a short welcome and general overview of the rules of the day at 10:45  in the center of the track.  Students should come prepared to stay outside for the whole day that means hat, sunscreen, food and lots of water. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

This week's a busy one!  Take a look at the main things you need to know.

Tuesday: All library books to be returned to the library after lunch.
Wednesday: Track and field.  Runs from after first recess until the end of the day.
Thursday: Wetland field trip.  Students need a backpack with a bag lunch, appropriate clothing for all day outside (plus rain gear just in case), rubber boots and sunscreen/bug spray may be good ideas too.  Thank you to our 5 parent volunteers joining on this trip as well!!

Additional notes: There will be no math weekly assignment this week and the final reading record assignment was handed out today but won't be due back until Friday the 23rd (since we will be missing some of our daily reading times)

Finally - we have started our health topic of Body Sciences.  Today we talked about puberty in general and what changes happen to boys, girls and both.  There was not a hand out for this class but you may start getting more questions at home.  In the classroom we also have an anonymous question box where students can ask their questions.  I will address any relevant questions during a later health period.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Welcome to June!  Important dates for this week:

  • Wednesday book orders are due
  • Friday math weekly #12 is due
Most everyone has now started doing a little car building in class as well.  (You should receive your receipts for the car supplies that you purchased tonight)

Please remember that there are probably supplies that you have at home that can help such as: plastic lids for wheels, wooden BBQ skewers for axles, drinking straws, cardboard or coroplast, elastics... 

A reminder also that students each need a shoebox or small reusable bag to keep their car body and car parts safe during building.
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Final book orders of the year are due back this Wednesday.
Payment can be made by VISA online or send in a cheque to Scholastic with your order.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Electric car supply orders have arrived!  A small, reusable bag (think Lululemon size) or a shoe box are needed to keep everyone's supplies in one place (if you have extras that would be great if you're willing to share).

Also, if you have been collecting supplies to build car bodies, please send those in at the same time.
Coming home tonight:

  1. Final book orders of the year.  Due back by next Wednesday at the latest.
  2. Health permission form (Body Science/Human sexuality).  Please return with a signature by next Wednesday as well.  Give me a call or stop by the classroom if you have any concerns or you would like to talk about this.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Image result for pond clipart  New wetland field trip date is June 15th.
Can you help by volunteering to be a group leader that day?  We will be leaving from the school just after attendance and returning just before the end of the school day.  You would need a bag lunch, rain boots and clothing appropriate to the weather (which we'll hope is a lot better then what happened last time!)
Please send me an email or a note in your child's agenda if you can come along. 
We'd love to have you!