Wednesday, 20 September 2017

It may have been a bit chilly but what a great afternoon we had today!  Thanks very much to Christian Wright who showed us around the garden and gave us lots of great information about the special adaptations that different plants have (to grow in Canmore, to make use of different levels of sunlight and moisture, and even how they can help other plants to thrive).  The samples and taste testing of herbs and plants was a big highlight too!

Tonight you should see two things coming home in agendas.  Your child's reading record which is due tomorrow (please take a look at how detailed their answers are and then sign to show you've seen and discussed it),  and a questionnaire about seating in the classroom for maximum on-task time.  Please discuss and go through the questionnaire tonight.  It will be used as one more piece of information when I consider our next seating plan.

Finally, one last reminder that Reading records are due tomorrow and math weekly #1 is due Friday (though many smart cookies have already turned it in).

Thanks to all of you fabulous parents who attend to agendas and notes each evening as we transition into the routines that will continue throughout the year.



Monday, 18 September 2017

Happy Monday to everyone!  Coming home tonight you should find, as always, an agenda of the week's due dates (thank you so much to all of the parents that sign this each evening), a purple pizza order form and the first homework assignment (math weekly #1).

Important dates to take note of this week:
Tues: the next time to hand in magazine orders (not completed online) is tomorrow

Wednesday: we will have our first fire drill of the year and also we will be getting a garden tour from Mr. Christian Wright

Thurs:  the first reading records are due.  These reading reflections go towards showing comprehension of student choice books. In class we've discussed that specific and detailed answers help to show greater understanding.  Thanks to all of the parents that have already seen and discussed this assignment with their child.

Fri: noon dismissal.  Math weekly #1 is due (but it can be handed in earlier once finished)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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Our LGMS magazine fundraiser has begun.  Students will be bringing home information and order packages tonight for you to look through.  There are three collection dates for returning orders with double points incentives (these points allow students to choose their prizes at the end of the fundraiser) for orders brought in during the first collection time.
Collection dates:
This Friday, Sept.15th
Next Tuesday, Sept.19th
Final collection: Wednesday, Sept.27th

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Thank you very much to all of the diligent families that have been not only supporting your children as they start a new school year, but reading, signing, and returning all kinds of forms to the school so promptly!

I appreciate very much your help and I apologize to all of my grade five families that tried to find technology forms that never were included in the info. packages that you received.  The confusion was mine, I hadn't realized that only the grade four students, as new students to LGMS, were filing those in.

It's been a great first week, I'm super proud of all of the students in our class and I know that we're going to have a great year together!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


Welcome to a fabulous new year!

It was a great first day in our 4/5 class with many more to come!

Our focus this week will be on developing our work habits and expectations together, as well as organizing our supplies and getting to know each other a little better.  Once we begin to work more on the curriculum I will also post updates and assignment deadlines here on our blog.

Thank you to everyone that was able to drop by this morning and say hi,  I look forward to working with you and your children this year!  Please drop by to see me after school, or send me an email if you have any questions now, or as the year progresses.

Friday, 30 June 2017

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That's it, that's all folks!  Thank you so much for being part of your child's learning this year and for all that you do to help them celebrate their wonderful, unique selves!

Looking ahead, class lists and teacher assignments for grade 6 will be posted on PowerSchool for you to log in and see two days before the beginning of school.  It has been a fabulous year and I wish you all the best for the summer.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Here is what is coming up for our last busy week of school!
 - Tonight a couple important items should be coming home : French duotangs and Portfolios.  Please take some time in advance of report cards the end of this week to take a look through your child's portfolio at all of the great learning that we have done together in grade five!!
 - Tuesday - to celebrate the end of our French and ELA classes Mme. Santerre's class and ours will be going for a walk and heading over to the ice cream bus downtown for treats.  Students are invited to bring money if they would like to buy something, or to bring their own treat to enjoy.
- Wednesday - Grade five finale party at the pool!  We will be walking over around 1:00 and heading back to the school for dismissal at the end of the day.  Students need to bring their own bag in the morning with their  towel, swimwear and anything else that they need.
- Thursday - LGMS year end BBQ.  Thank you SO MUCH to our parent council for supporting this great end of year event.
 - Friday 9:00 LGMS awards assembly.  Dismissal at noon.  Report cards available online.

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!
* We are back on schedule with a full week of school so new reading records have been handed out and need to be completed and handed in by next Monday.  Just a reminder that these are one way to show understanding of books that students are choosing for themselves so I am looking for answers that are as complete and specific as possible.  There will only be a couple more this year so I've asked everyone to really focus and do their very best on them *

Thursday: Science electricity and magnetism exam - please see the study guide handed out earlier last week and the study notes in Drive and posted on the blog last Friday.

Friday: Spelling test and assignment #2 are due Friday morning.

Friday, 26 May 2017

We've been working in study groups in class to help each other prepare and collect information to practice for our science test next Thursday. These study notes help to address the main points from the study guide. I've also added quite a few comments to direct students to give more information, or to help them focus on the right pages of notes during their independent study.
If you are studying at home these can be a big help for you.  Please follow the links below to any of these guides:
Group 1 Study Notes
Group 2 Study Notes
Group 3 Study Notes
Group 4 Study Notes

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Next Thursday, June 1st students will have a unit test for our electricity and magnetism unit.  Today we will be working in study groups to collect the most important pieces of information from our units and notes and we will be working together to check for accuracy.  Once groups finish these notes they will be available to everyone.  Each student was also provided with a study guide to help them to prepare at home. All the information that they need (at our grade level) is based on the notes and labs we complete in science class. Parent help with study skills and quizzing are always greatly appreciated!
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Electricity & Magnetism Study guide

  • What is a magnetic field?  What does it look like around a bar magnet and a horseshoe magnet?
  • Can a magnet be created? How?
  • Given a situation (described or pictured) tell why it is dangerous and what you should do to be safe? (look back at your Safety Rules worksheet)
  • What is an insulator? A conductor? (be able to give examples of each)
 A circuit? A current?
  • What type of circuit must you have for electricity to flow through it?
  • What direction does current flow?
  • Given a picture of a circuit tell me if the light will turn on.
  • Know the symbolic way of diagramming parts of a circuit. (circuit symbols)
  • Explain what a switch is, how it works and one way of making one.
  • What is a series circuit? How does it work? What are some uses for it? (advantages, disadvantages)
  • What is a parallel circuit? How does it work? What are some uses for it? (advantages, disadvantages)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017


This week's important dates and deadlines
  • Please remember to send in electric car part orders tomorrow (I doubled checked with our fabulous office staff and though cheques are preferable we can also accept exact change).
  • There will be no new reading records or spelling this week due to the short week but story good copies need to be finished by Thursday at the very latest.
  • Thursday is also instrument tryout day in music class!
Hi everyone.  I am VERY sorry to say that the weather is choosing not to agree with us for our wetland trip tomorrow.  We have confirmed with Kananaskis as well that we can rebook for the alternate date of June 15th.  Let's all cross our fingers for a sunny clear day instead.

Attached is the actual weather warning in effect so that you can understand our reason for cancelling.  Volunteers - I am so SORRY!  I hope that you can make it work to join us on the 15th instead.  If not, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility.
Tina

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Special weather statement in effect for:
  • Kananaskis Improvement District near Highwood House
  • Kananaskis Improvement District near Kananaskis Village
  • M.D. of Bighorn near Canmore Exshaw and Ghost Lake
  • M.D. of Bighorn near Ghost River Wilderness
An abrupt change in the weather is coming to most of Alberta tonight into Wednesday.

A strong low pressure system is forecast to develop by this evening west of Edmonton near the BC border. This low will then move east-southeast through the province. As it does so, a big change in the weather will occur.

An area of rain will move into west-central parts of the province on Tuesday night, into the Capital Region by Wednesday morning, and to the Saskatchewan border byWednesday evening. The heaviest rain will extend from Hinton and Grande Prairie eastward to Edmonton, Cold Lake and Lloydminster. Current indications are that rainfall amounts will be in the 30 to 40 mm range, but some areas of 50 to 75 mm are possible, especially with any thunderstorms embedded in the rain.

In addition, higher elevations of the foothills and mountain parks to the west of Edmonton and Calgary may see the precipitation change over to snow late Wednesdayovernight. Current indications are that some parts of these regions may receive 5 to 10 of snow by Wednesday morning.

Finally, this system will bring strong winds to much of the province. Beginning Wednesday afternoon much of east-central Alberta will likely see northerly winds with gusts up to 100 km/h.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

I hope everyone has a sun-filled and fun May long weekend.  A few reminders since there are many important dates next week.

We come back to school Tuesday.
Car supply orders with cheques made out to the school are due Wednesday.
Wednesday is also our Wetland field trip with 5B.  Students will need a bag lunch, a full water bottle, rubber boots and appropriate clothing to be outside all day.

What a great week we'll have!


We were building switches today in Science.  Take a look at our twitter feed to see a few pictures, or follow the link to look at all of the different styles of switches that we created!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sent home last night were two very important pages with information about electric car building in grade five. In case you didn't get a chance to see them, here are the same copies.  Please return cheques and order forms by next Wednesday.
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Dear Parents and Guardians:
Last week your child participated in a presentation by
George Pastirik of Science Is... The presentation focused on the
final project in our Using Electricity unit, which is building an
electric car.  Through the presentation students learned about basic car
structure, building principals, and they collected ideas for their own car designs.  

All students will be creating their own car during class time.  We will be using primarily recycled items that you could help collect at home (cardboard or coroplast, milk lids, skewers and straws are especially useful).  Other supplies like motors, pulleys and wires are also available to borrow from the school though students are encouraged to purchase their own if they would like to keep the items.

For purchase information and pricing, please see the order form from Science Is…  Please make your cheques payable to the school (we will make one large deposit to George Pastirik after all order forms are received).

You can help  as well by collecting supplies to send in or by volunteering your time (and glue gun) to come and help in our classroom once we start building. If you are interested in joining us, please contact your child’s teacher.

Please return your completed order form and a cheque made out to our school by May 24th if you plan to order supplies.

Thank you!

Monday, 15 May 2017

May 15-18th (no school for students on Friday)

- No new reading records were handed out today due to disruptions last week and our short week.  Everyone is encouraged to keep reading, and any old reading records can be turned in by Thursday.
- Math weekly #11 assignments are also due Thursday

Other important information - we are nearing the end of our legend writing assignment.  Most students are now typing up their good copies.  Please check in with your child about their progress, and if they are working on the computer already be sure to ask them to read what they have! :)  And finally, this wednesday is the final round of grade 5 immunizations.  Please remind your child to wear short sleeves (or a shirt underneath a sweater) and they are welcome to bring a little comfort stuffy if it will help them.

Thanks and have a great week and upcoming long weekend!



A big thank you goes out to Naashki and her family for the very thought provoking presentation this morning on truth and reconciliation!  They all did a very good job of sharing their personal experiences around residential school, and their impact on our communities and first nations people, in a way that was meaningful.  Our students also did a fabulous job of showing respect and asking thoughtful questions at the end of the discussion.




Friday, 12 May 2017

Monday, May 15th we have been invited to a presentation directly linked to our Social studies curriculum which looks at understanding the the lives and stories of the aboriginal people of Canada.  This has been made possible through the focus and drive of a grade six student here at LGMS and we look forward to supporting her, and getting a chance to learn and experience first hand the information that she and her grandmother will share.
Truth and Reconciliation Presentation by:
Naashkii Soler and her Grandmother Florence Kelly

Monday, May 15, 2017

Inline image 19:00 - 10:00 am
  • Smudge
  • Presentation and sharing
  • recess
  • Question and answer
10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Naashkii to facilitate the Project of Heart with all three classes 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Our legends are coming along and lots of great story ideas have been developing in class!  Please take a minute tonight to ask your child to show you (or tell you) how the beginning of their story starts.  You should be able to identify the main character(s), the setting (somewhere in Canada) and the problem of the story.  If not - please ask your child to explain those three things to you.

Important dates this week:
Tomorrow we have a presenter coming from Calgary to introduce the topic and tools for building our electric cars.  This is a super cool project that requires a lot of creative thinking and problem solving.  Keep an eye out for information about ordering these kits a little later this week.
Friday In spelling we are working on list 10 and the assignment that is homework for it is assignment #1 (we have looped back to the top of the assignment list and will be continuing in order)

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

What a grand finale on the steps of the civic centre in Canmore for Music in May.
A collaboration of LGMS and ERS students along with students from Banff and Exshaw.  If you didn't have a chance to come downtown and join us here it is for all of you to see!



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Thank you to everyone that has already returned their field trip permission forms and an extra big thank you to each of the four parents that have also volunteered to join us for our day in the wetlands May 24th!  I'll be in contact nearer to our field trip date to share information and answer any questions.  If there are other parents still interested in joining us, please let me know and I'll look into what we have available for room on our bus because we'd love to have you.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Canadian Pacific Railway musical presentation this morning.
These talented presenters gave us great information about the forming of the national railroad along with music and humour!  Here are a few pictures of the event.




Friday, 28 April 2017

Coming home tonight - Field trip forms for our wetland exploration happening on May 24.  We are also looking for at least three parent volunteers to join us for this all day event.  Please let me know if you are able to come with us to Kananaskis.

Also - two very exciting musical events are taking place next week.

  • Monday - there will be a musical presentation called The Birth of the CPR in the gym.  This relates specifically to our social studies unit as well about how our nation has grown!
  • Tuesday the grade fives will be participating in Music in May from 10:00-12:00. Along with other classes and schools in CRPS we will be giving a live musical performance at the Canmore civic center at 11:00.

Monday, 24 April 2017

For the week of April 24th

 - new reading records were handed out today for tracking daily reading.  They are due back by next Monday but can be turned in any time once the five reading sessions are complete.  Students are marked based on their answers being specific and detailed to show a thorough understanding of the story they are reading
- Tuesday we are lucky to have an elder joining us at LGMS to share some traditional legends with our grade five students before we embark on creating our own original legends.
 - Friday spelling test and assignments are due (students get to choose which if the 8 assignments they wish to complete this week)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Today in Science we connected our first light bulb circuits! The winking lights met with lots of smiles.  We also explored a little by adding a second light into the circuit to see what happened and how it could be hooked up.  Take a look!
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Welcome back to everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful spring break!  

Your updates for this week:
- New reading records were handed out today for the week (due back by next Monday)
- Friday's homework assignment in Math weekly #9

We are also beginning a Legend unit related to our focus in Social Studies on the early tribes of Canada. We will be reading some legends and writing our own as well.  If you know of, or have a favorite legend, share it with your child to help get them excited about this project!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Scholastic book orders update.
I'm sorry to say that our book orders for this month aren't going to be able to make it here before spring break.  Normally they ship quite quickly, but it looks like they will arrive while we are all on vacation.  I'll get them out to students that ordered right away once we are back.

I'm sorry, I know a new book or two for the break would have been great!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Today in Science we were creating devices that use electricity to create a magnetic field. This handy device allows you to turn on and off your magnet and it is called an electromagnet.  Ours are much smaller then those used in scrap metal yards but we were still able to pick up some everyday school items.  Take a look at these groups that wanted to share how they did.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Upcoming deadlines:
(Please be sure if you are leaving early for spring break that you send me a note so that your child can arrange to have their work completed ahead of time)

  • Friday: Spelling test and assignment #8 is due
  • Friday (or the Monday after spring break) - the next reading record for this week was handed out this morning.  Students can either get a couple of extra reading times done at home to help them complete their record early and hand it in Friday, or they can finish filling it in over the holidays (and take care to not lose it) and hand it in Monday, April17th
Just a quick reminders that we are still missing 5 portfolios in our classroom.  We do add newly completed assignments into our portfolio binders every couple of weeks and we will need to do so again before we break for our spring holidays.  If you still have your son or daughter's portfolio at home I hope that's because you've been spending a lot of time looking at their work in detail, but please send them back as soon as possible.
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Friday, 24 March 2017

April challenge:  To bike every day in April!
Check out this video:  http://30daysofbiking.com/pledge-2017

As our roads and trails dry up, here's a chance for students or anyone to take on the 30 day challenge. Pledge to ride your bike every day in April.  Students can pick up a pledge sheet at the LGMS office.
Happy biking!

Thursday, 23 March 2017


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Check out this great technology contest!  Some of our Smart Cookies will get a chance to begin a submission for this contest on Friday, but if there isn't time in school there's still a chance to try for it.  The deadline isn't until May.
https://doodles.google.ca/d4g/index.html

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


We have begun our Electricity and Magnetism unit in Science.  So far we have been working mainly with magnets and discussing electrical safety, but soon we will be moving on to electricity labs.  Although we have some spare batteries at the school, students are encouraged to bring (and label) two D cell batteries for their own use during experiments and for building their electric car.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Today in Science we were discussing magnetic fields.

  • What do they look like? (we did an experiment last week so that we could "see" it)
  • How can we use them?
The challenge was to make a magnet move using the magnetic field, but not actually touching the magnet. Take a look at some of the creative ways our class accomplished this by following the link to all of the videos 



Upcoming dates for this week:
Tomorrow: book orders are due (so that they have time to get here for spring break reading!)
Thursday: We Day bake sale ($1 treats)
Friday: Math weekly #8 is due
Next Monday: the newest reading record was handed out today.  All students have until next Monday to complete 5 reflections about their own reading.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

It's a perfect day to build a snowman.  Some VERY big snowmen were created through a lot of teamwork and cooperation by students in 5A and 5C!  Take a look at at few here and follow the link to more!

 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

From our LGMS library:

The Festival du Livre needs volunteers. 
The money raised from this fair goes to buy new french books for our library.
Please use the following link to sign up for times to volunteer at the book fair. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S2I6XGempkd1kejDq38SvBwgQJ0s0aZYiWTE0UHdpE0/edit?usp=sharing

Without parent help this book fair will not be able to run.

Thanks for your time,
Ms. McLeod

Monday, 13 March 2017

One more reminder for this week: Parent-teacher-student interviews will be taking place Wednesday and Thursday night as well as Friday morning.  Times are set for 20 minutes per family.  Please be prompt and respectful of everyone else's time.  Please also plan to take home your child's portfolio for the night or the weekend to spend more time looking at it in depth and celebrating all of the learning that your child has been doing this year!

In case you have lost track of your time block.  Please take a look at the schedule for your day.
Interview times:
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Upcoming assignments this week:
* After taking a break while we worked on a couple of larger reading related assignments, reading records are re-starting.  Students will be handed out a reading record to complete over the course of the week and turn back in each Monday. They are marked on the clarity and completeness of their responses to each prompt.
Thursday: 
-Students will begin presenting their Logging Opinion speeches.  In preparation they each need at least three facts that help to support their opinion which they should have found by tomorrow to include during speech writing.
-Spelling assignment #7 is due and we'll have our test Thursday as well.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

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So proud of all of our great scientists that really showed their understanding on their Chemistry unit test yesterday!  Thanks to all of the wonderful parents that helped to support their child in their studying as well.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Have you heard about our kindness challenge?  With the purpose to spread smiles and happiness our class has come up with a series of challenges to help make everyone's day just a little better! :)
This week's challenge:  To smile, make eye contact and say hi to 5 different people.

Other important dates this week:
Wednesday is our Chemistry unit test.  Study guides to help focus study times went home last Wednesday. Taking a few minutes each day to find the answers (in our science notes) and read over them with be very helpful.  Thanks to any parents that are able to help with studying and asking questions!

Thursday Insect investigation presentations will begin.  This online assignment needs to be completed and printed before then.

Friday: this week's homework assignment will be math weekly #7 due, as always, first thing Friday morning.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


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Parent - Teacher - Student interviews are March 15,16,17th.    Please help me to book your meeting time by completing the attached google form.  



Through slow motion walking we were practicing mindful movement in class today with Mrs. Langford.  How might our world be different if everyone practiced being mindful of their own bodies and how they move all of the time?


Monday, 27 February 2017

Upcoming dates this week:

Wednesday: Pink shirt day.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a pink shirt to stand up against bullying.

Friday: Spelling test and assignment # 6 is due

Friday, 17 February 2017

Image result for pencil clipartTime for a refill
At this time of year many students have lost or used up supplies that are needed in the classroom on a daily basis.  Right now pencils, fine liners and whiteboard markers seem to be in very short supply and we still have a lot of time together this year.  Over the week's break could you please check in with your child about their school supplies and take a few minutes while you are out in town, or getting groceries, to top up their supplies to last for the rest of the year.

Thank you and I hope you all have a great time together over the family day weekend!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

La Carnaval D'Hiver!
Well, it may not have been the most winter-like of days but we still had a great time at our winter carnival.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and especially to Mme.Santerre and Mme.Provencher for organizing such a great afternoon.  Take a look at some of our great pictures  and follow this link to see more.




Reminder that Math weekly #6 is due tomorrow on our half day Friday. Also that next week for Family day and teacher's convention there will be no school for students.  Classes resume Feb.27th.

Also - if you missed it...
Dear Parents,
WordSmash Registration is now open for Grades 5-12. Click on Word Smash 2017
We are limited to 60 spots this year! Students who apply should be ready to spend the day writing with various authors and journalists.
Thank you!
Myka Breymann
WordSmash

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Today is science we introduced the topic of surface tension with a challenge: How many drops of water can be placed on the surface of a single penny?  Our predictions ranged from 2 - 10 but when we tried it we were blown away by how many could actually be held together by water's surface tension before it finally spilled over!