October 12 – 18th

Hi Families,
A few things to remind you of and one change:

Thursday, October 19th – No School
Friday, October 20th – No School

In Writer’s Workshop, we have been focusing on the question; what counts in grade five writing? With this, we have been working on recounts (writing about a past personal experience). As you may have seen in your child’s agenda, they will be writing an “official” recount on Monday, October 16th. This is an in-class assignment and not something you will see come home.

I will be sending Math homework home, next week, focusing on Estimation.

Picture orders are due on October 18th. There is a spot to check if you would like your child to have re-takes. Re-takes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 1st.

I am requesting all Scholastic Book Orders be in by Monday, October 16th instead of the 20th as previously mentioned.

Also, I want to thank you all so much for the support you provided for your child towards their oral history project. The students are working very hard on their slideshow and the information they have learned through this activity is important. I think the children were nervous to complete the interview at first, but they seem to have really enjoyed it. Thank you!


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October 4th

Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know, I stuck your child’s school pictures in their bags while they were in French, so they may not know they are in there. The order deadline is October 19th. If your child was absent or requires retakes, they will be offered November 1st. 

I am attaching photos of the handouts the students will receive tomorrow: Stratford Babysitting Course and the Home Alone Course. 

I will be out tomorrow, as well. 

Have a great long weekend! 


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October 2 – 6

Hi Everyone,

Reminder: No school October 6th!

I hope your child came home Friday with positive things to say about our excursion to Orwell Corner. We had a really great time! There were many positive comments from the Orwell staff on how pleasant the students were and what great questions they had. It was a really nice way to end the week. Jason MacNeil from Orwell Corner will be in our school tomorrow with a number of registered artefacts to help us learn even more about the past!

Students are coming home with their interview questions today for their oral history project. If the students could have the interview finished by October 10th, that would be great.

I will be out Thursday, October 5th of this week instead of the 10th as previously stated. Ms. Charlene Chubbs will be in for me.

Have a great week!



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Thank you!

Just wanted to send a big thank you out to a parent of 5B who graciously donated a microwave to our classroom, today. This makes things run much more smoothly at lunch time as students won’t have to run around looking for a place to heat their food. 

Thank you! 🙂

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Ms. Cameron MacIsaac’s 5B Blog – September 25th

Hi Everyone,

A few important dates:
Tuesday, September 26th – Picture Day
Friday, September 28th – Excursion to Orwell Corner (9:00am to 2:00pm)
Friday, October 6th – PD (no school)
Monday, October 9th – Thanksgiving (no school)

I will be out the morning of October 4th, returning in the afternoon. Ms. Rebecca Hughes will be in for me. I will also be out on Tuesday, October 10th for the day. Ms. Charlene Chubbs will be in for me. Both teachers are quite familiar with the students and the school. Please contact the office if you should need to on those days.

For the past few weeks in Math, we have been working on Place Value and representing numbers up to one million. Homework was assigned today, due Thursday. Please take a peek at the worksheet. Your child should be able to complete all questions, independently. This week we are beginning a foundational outcome on Estimation. Students will be expected to know how to estimate large numbers in a variety of ways, depending on the context of the situation. This will be an ongoing outcome and I will provide more information as we get into the unit.

Our trip to Orwell Corner will complete our Social Studies unit Learning About the Past. For their final project, students will be completing a slide show with the help of their oral history project, interviewing someone from the past. I will provide each student with guiding questions for their interview. This will look different for each student, but ideally, students have some sort of recording device (ipod, ipad, phone, or a scribe such as you) so they can refer to their interview notes later on. The main questions we want students to think about is “how was life different in the past?” and “how is life the same as the past?“. We would also like them to reflect on what was most interesting thing they learned from their interview. An in-person interview is ideal, but phone, skype and email work too. We talked about taking pictures with the interviewee and ideas for photos they are to include in their slideshow (actual photos or something from the internet). Please look for the interview questions to come home by the end of the week. I would like the students to complete the interview after their trip to Orwell has happened so they have an opportunity to make some connections. Interviews are asked to be completed by Tuesday, October 10th.

Please remind your children that our trip to Orwell on Friday requires a bagged lunch with no microwaveable items. Also, it’s a good idea to dress in warm layers as part of the day is spent outside.

Thank you! 🙂

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September 18-29th – 5B

Hi Families,
5B is starting September off really well. I am so pleased with how hard-working and engaged the students have been so far. We have a really nice group of students and I am looking forward to doing great things together in 5B!

In Writing, we are continuing to focus on Recounts (telling about a past personal experience). I am learning a lot of interesting facts about everyone! 🙂

In Reading, we will be focusing on self-monitoring. This strategy focuses on thinking about reading. Asking questions such as: “Why am I reading this?“, “Am I understanding what I’m reading?“, “What can I do if I don’t understand what I’m reading?“, and saying to myself, “If I don’t understand what I’m reading, I need to fix the problem.” It might not be a good idea to ask your child these questions every now and then during their nightly reading.

In Social Studies, we are continuing to learn about the past. Students are reminded to select a person to interview for their oral history project. (Reminder: the older the better.) We will be traveling to Orwell Corner on the 29th and students will need a bagged lunch that does not require heating. Forms were sent home on Friday, due back with $7 by the end of the week.

In Math, we continue to work on place value, focusing on numbers in the following ways:
standard form = 457 324
word form = four hundred fifty-seven thousand, three hundred twenty-four
expanded form = 4 00 000 + 50 000 + 7 000 + 300 + 20 + 4
We will be moving onto Estimation shortly.

On Friday, students will be participating in the Terry Fox Run at the end of the day. We ask that each student donate $1 to go towards his legacy and fundraising efforts.

Thank you for your support so far. 🙂


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Ms. Cameron’ MacIsaac’s Blog – 5B Stratford Elementary

Thanks to all the families of 5B who have signed up for this school year’s blog. You will find any and all important here!

I hope to see you all tomorrow night at Stratford Elementary for “Meet the Staff” night at 6:30pm!

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