5B Blog: December 4 – 8

Hi Families,

Report Cards will be going home, tomorrow, December 5th. Please sign the envelope (include comments on the insert, if you wish) and return as soon as possible. If you have any questions about your child’s report, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

The grade six students are initiating a “Feed A Family” food drive starting the 6th. Students are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item for their efforts, if possible. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

5B will be writing a math test on Decimals, on Wednesday. The test will be on representing decimals which you saw during the student-led conference as well as comparing and ordering decimals. The following link is an introductory video focusing on comparing decimals, which we have been working on the last couple of weeks. There is a “practice” component following every few videos that are also helpful. The students are familiar with the website and the practices that can be found on the left-hand-side of the website.


Students are still expected to be reading a minimum of 20 minutes each night. The “within”, “about”, and “beyond” question sheet you took home from the conferences will be beneficial for your child’s comprehension over the coming months.

Have a great week! 🙂


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December 1

Hi Everyone,

I will be out tomorrow, December 1st. If you should need to contact your child, please let the office know.

I will update the blog for Monday letting you know what we are working on in all subjects along with some links for Math. 

Just a reminder, $10.00 is due tomorrow for the Christmas Variety Show at the Confederation Centre. 

Thank you,


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November 23rd

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder, tomorrow afternoon we are heading to Pownal Rink for an afternoon skate. If your child would prefer not to skate, they are allowed to watch from the stands or bring something to occupy themselves in the quiet room with me. Please let me know if your child is not attending.

We had a lovely morning at the movies watching Wonder. It was a great way to celebrate our first read aloud of the year. I think the children really enjoyed it. There was a huge applause at the end and maybe a few tears throughout. Look for their Wonder fan art next time you are in 5B!

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I am attaching the correct answers to your children’s homework that is due tomorrow. I know some students have already passed it in, but I thought some of you would like to see what I am looking for. I’m also attaching a link to the concept of working to the thousandths.


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November 7 – 24th

Hi Everyone,

No school November 17th
School Skate at Pownal Rink, November 24th.

Thank you for your patience with the student-led conference confirmations. I believe I have accommodated everyone’s preferences. It is likely I have made a mistake, so please let me know if I have you down for a time you did not request. We are working hard on our binders and we are excited to share our learning with you!



Tuesday, November 14th Wednesday, November 15th
3:00 – 3:45 L. R
B. P
C. M-L
B. J
H. B
E. H
4:00 – 4:45 L. P
K. B
H. S
C. C
I. W-H
L. F
5:00 – 5:45 S. C
M. C
T. Y
J. K
L. M
K. K-H
6:00 – 6:45 E. D
B. F
J. X
D. H

Along with the book fair, the school will be hosting the annual Scholastic Book Fair during the days and evenings. 5B is scheduled to check out the fair on Tuesday, November 14th at 11:00am. The book fair will also be open to parents at the following times:
Tuesday, November 14 from 2:30-5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 15 from 2:30-5:00 pm
Thursday, November 16 from 2:30-8:00 pm
Friday, November 17 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Class scholastic book orders have gone home and any orders from here are due before November 23rd.

As some of you know, we have been reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio, coming out as a major, motion picture. As a celebration of the unit, we would like to attend the movie on Thursday, November 23rd. A permission form has gone home, today. It is to be signed and returned with $8 by November 16th.

As a class, we have only raised $12 in donations for the Christmas Craft Fair. It would be very helpful if you could send in $1 with your child if you have not done so already. This money goes towards creating gift baskets for each grade, which is then raffled. It is an important fundraiser for the school and your donation is very much appreciated.

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Student-led Conferences 

Hi Families,

I hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy this beautiful Sunday. I was hoping if you had a couple of minutes, if you could email me at mlcameron@cloud.edu.pe.ca with a few times that might be suitable for you and your child to attend student-led conferences on Tuesday, November 14th or Wednesday, November 15th. 

Conferences last 45 minutes and run every hour. A maximum of 4 groups can go at once and some times have been spoken for. If students come from two homes, both parents are welcome to attend. The binder which your child will be sharing their work from can go home to share, as well. If you prefer to have a translator present please contact me and we can arrange a separate time for your conference. 

The available times for student-led conferences on both days are as follows:

3:00 – 3:45, 4:00 – 4:45, 5:00 – 5:45, 6:00 – 6:45

If you could email with a few preferred times at your earliest convenience, I would really appreciate it 🙂 

Thank you,


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October 23 – 27

Hi Families,

Your child is coming home with Math homework today. We have completed a review that will identify what areas need some extra practice in. Please have a look at their work from today as today’s review and this week’s homework will support them for their Math test on Friday. If your child is struggling with any of the concepts or procedures, I am available to provide extra support before the test.
We do not work solely from the grade five math textbook, but there are useful lessons and reviews which can help support your child. The following link is an online PDF to the Math Makes Sense 5 text if you should need it in the future.
Math Makes Sense 5

As mentioned at our Meet the Staff night in September, 5B will be holding student-led conferences instead of the traditional parent-teacher interviews. These will take place on the evenings of Tuesday, November 14th and Wednesday, November 15th. Students share the room for 45 minutes with 2 or 3 other families, as they lead their parents/guardians throughout their learning so far this year. Your flexibility with scheduling helps make these conferences a success! I will forward more information within the next week or so but I just wanted to give you a heads up as to when the conferences take place.

Students are asked to donate $1 to the Christmas Craft Fair for the raffle ticket sales table rather than during the annual Spring Fling basket. Your support is very much appreciated.

This morning we started off the week sharing what we are grateful for. I ended off the sharing with what I have been most grateful for over the past few weeks: supportive parents! Whether it’s donating cutlery, a microwave or an exercise ball, to an email stating your understanding and confidence in me, I feel truly blessed to have such support. The demands in the classroom can be challenging at times but you all help make my job easier, and for that, I am very grateful. The children feel it as well. I know with your continued support and efforts at home, the students in 5B will go above and beyond our expectations.

Thank you!

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5B – Zones of Regulation

Today, our youth worker, Ms. Lori, joined 5B to talk to us about Zones of Regulation: a framework to foster self-regulation and emotional control. It was very informative and something we can all learn from and practice. I thought I’d share a few pictures from the session as well as a link for more detail. 

Throughout the year, 5B will be engaging in activities that help promote “mindfulness”: the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. 

I hope these lessons translate outside of the classroom and that you also see a positive impact, in some way. 🙂


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