June 19 – 27

Hi Everyone,

We are finishing up current projects in the classroom and the students continue to work very well. As you know, we sent home our Math binders yesterday, but continue to work on Shape & Space as well as Statistics & Probability. The students have learned about the attributes of a quadrilateral and we have been working on Transformations this week. I will show you some of their work on reflections, tomorrow.

In Science, we have finished up clouds and will end with learning about the Water Cycle. We have one more video to watch on Abuse and that will end our Health unit. Students are working hard on their First Nations & Inuit posters and I look forward to seeing those presentations on Tuesday. Your child is able to access their Google account at home (username)@cloud.edu.pe.ca. Please have them share with you their Nubia slideshow. They put a lot of time and effort into this and you will be very proud of their work!

In Writer’s Workshop, we will be completing a Poetry booklet on Friday. Please look for their green Language Arts binder to be coming home on Friday. Their student-led conference materials will be in there, as well. Also included in this is binder their “best writing” scribbler (yellow). You will find recounts and other heart-warming stories from the beginning of the year, on. I think you’ll find some treasures amongst your child’s work, so make sure it doesn’t all go in the campfire, next week ūüėČ

Just a reminder, our class party will be on Friday afternoon. Thank you to those who are planning on contributing. Next Monday is our field-trip to the pool and then to the movie. Students will eat their bagged lunch before heading to the cinemas. It might be a good idea to pack a plastic bag to hold any wet clothes/towels.

That’s all I can think of for now! ūüôā

Have a great week,

Meredith

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June 11 – 14

Hi Everyone,

5B will be participating in “Right to Play” activity Friday afternoon. Please remind your children to dress appropriately as they will be outside for most of the afternoon. Bringing layers and sunscreen might be a good idea.

Also, a reminder that food orders are done on Friday, June 22.

We will be attending our end-of-year field trip on Monday, June 25th.  It is a good idea to bring a plastic bag for any wet clothes and towels, and perhaps a change of clothes.

I have sent home a permission form as part of your child’s health curriculum: students will be expected to identify personal boundaries, and recognize that boundaries vary depending on the nature of the relationship, situation, and culture. Please read, sign and return by Thursday. If you would not like to give permission for your child to view the vide: If It Happens To You, they will be provided with work in a setting outside of the classroom during that time.

I have not sent homework home this week, but Quiz 4 was returned to students yesterday. Please sign and return.

Have a great week!

Meredith

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June 4 – 8

Hi Everyone,

Your child is coming home with Math Quiz 2 to be corrected and signed. We went through the questions today as a class. They are also bringing home “Forget-me-not Friday” homework, due Friday.

We are seeing some improvement in the results and will continue to reach back to all the foundational outcomes for the next couple of weeks. In the graph below, the blue indicates correct answers, red is incorrect, and yellow means the question was not answered. The estimation questions (#1) is proving to be difficult and personally, I am not a fan of the questioning in either test, but we are having discussions about when we round up and down, depending on the context. This week’s division question did not require students to interpret a remainder, and questions #5 and #8 proved to be challenging for a number of students.

Just a reminder, I am still collecting money and forms for the end-of-year field trip.

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May 29 – June 1

Hi Everyone,

Well the countdown will soon be on, but 5B isn’t going to be taking it lightly as we are looking to wrap up the rest of our outcomes in the next few weeks.

In Math, we are finishing up Patterns & Relations. We will have a mini-quiz in that area on Monday. As usual, it is a bit of a crunch to get all outcomes covered, so to make sure we have enough time and exposure to the remaining outcomes, I will be covering the Statistics and Probability unit during our “warm-up” time during Math workshop, prior to our classwork within the Shape and Space Unit. So, for the 3 weeks or so, your child will be doing such things as collecting, displaying and analyzing data for the first bit of Math class, as well as the determining the characteristics of 3-D and 2-D shapes, identifying and sorting quadrilaterals for the latter.

We are continuing to work on our Descriptive Report slideshow and will move on to different forms of Poetry to finish off the year.

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We are closing in on the end of our Science unit: Changes in Matter. Next week, we will begin a new Science unit on Weather and wrap up with Health: Relationship Choices, before we begin a new Social Studies unit. In this unit students will demonstrate an understanding of the diverse societies of First Nations and Inuit in what later became Canada and examine decision-making practices in First Nations and Inuit societies in what later became Atlantic Canada.

As some of you are aware, the “Spring Fling” is being held on Friday, June 2nd. This is a wonderful community event and a huge fundraiser for both schools. The organizers are working tirelessly and are in need of volunteers. A sign up sheet via google docs is being circulated on Facebook by some members and can also be found on the Stratford Elementary Home & School Facebook page. If you find yourself available to help out, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you to the parents of 5B who are volunteering!

Just a reminder to send in your child’s school supply money and end-of-year field trip forms/money if you have not already done so.

Have a great week!
Meredith

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May 22 – 25

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! Just a reminder the school supply fee is due May 31st and the end-of-year field trip money is due June 8th. I am still collecting forms for both.

Your child is coming home with Math homework, titled “Forget-Me-Not Fridays”. These are all the grade five foundational outcomes your child should have mastered by the end of the year. I will attach the correct answers to class dojo if you would like to refer to them throughout the week. It is due Friday. We have completed one in-class quiz on the foundational learning outcomes, and will do so each Friday until mid-June. Some students forgot how to “show their work”, so this week’s homework should help with that.

We continue to work hard on our flash drafts on Nubia. We will be looking to start our Descriptive Report slideshow this week.

In Humanities, we continue to work on Science – Properties of Matter, and we have begun Health: Relationship Choices. We are focusing on identifying and using long-term strategies for managing feelings, practicing effective communication skills, recognize that people’s response to stress is different, and resolving conflict.

This Thursday, 5B hopes to be hosting in a Mass Blanket Exercise, teaching reconciliation through participation. Your child may have participated in this activity, last year. Led by a member of the Aboriginal community, this exercise is used as a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. If your child would like to bring in their own blanket or one from home they are welcome to, but it is not necessary. Some students have felt in the past that bringing their own blanket in helps them connect to the exercise on a stronger level. We have read the picture book Stolen Words by Melanie Florence and are in the middle of As Long as the Rivers Flow, a memoir by Larry Loyie which have helped guide our meaningful discussions. If you are interested in knowing more about the activity you can find information here:
https://www.kairosblanketexercise.org/

Ms. Susan Fitzpatrick will be in for me on Friday as I will be out with my son for his Kindergarten orientation.

Have a great week!
Meredith

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Change in field-trip date

Hi Families,

Due to scheduling conflicts beyond our control, our “Water Day” field trip will be rescheduled to Thursday, May 17th instead of Friday, May 18th.

Ms. King Compton will have all on-line lunch orders delivered to the Town Hall for lunch on Thursday. For those students who will bring their own lunch,¬†please¬†keep in mind there will be no microwave at the Town Hall. Also, the bagged lunch meant for Friday might come in handy for school on the 18th ūüôā

Thank you for your understanding,

 

Meredith

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May 14 – 18

Hi Families,

Important Dates:
Field trip – Friday, May 18th to Stratford Town Hall (bagged lunch that does not require a microwave)
No school – Monday, May 21st

Your child is coming home with their Area and Perimeter test today. This test required a lot of work. There were a lot of opportunities to gain and/or lose marks. Although your child’s mark may not be what is usually is because of the extra attention to detail required, I am pleased with the understanding they show every day. That being said,¬†your child is to correct any mistakes on a separate piece of paper to be stapled to their test, due back Friday. We continue to work on Patterns & Relations, in class. I will post the correct Area and Perimeter dimensions for the test on class dojo if you would like to confirm your children’s corrections.

Also, a reminder that I am still collecting the pink school supply form, indicating how you would like to pay for next year’s school supplies as well as the white and blue forms for the end-of-the-year school field trip.

Thank you,
Meredith

 

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