Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In continuation of my weekly dialogue about research, we’re nearing the end of the research time I’ll be providing in both science (grade fives) and social studies.  Since technology is in high demand in the school these days, I’m going to permit students to bring their own Internet-accessible devices to school on research days.  I’ll post “research days” on the homework posts in advance.  If your child is going to bring a device, he/she must first have your permission; use it only during the assigned times; and be responsible for its safe keeping.  Again, students should be doing additional research on their own time as “homework” at this stage.  Depending on your child’s work habits, the class time provided may not be enough and, before long he/she will fall behind.

On the subject of homework, Mr. Hencher has noted several times that students need to be practising their notes for music on a regular basis.  Signing out instruments and going over the sheet music should be a part of the evening routine.  He thanks you in advance for your support with this.

Photo orders went home on Monday and are due back on Wednesday.  Whether you’re ordering some, all, or none, you have to return something to the school.  If some, then send payment and return the times you’re not keeping; if all, send payment and keep everything; if none, send the entire package back so it can be returned to the photographer.  Unlike the proofs you get in the fall, these must be returned or paid for.

Saving the best for last, Monday is our trip to Adventure Bay.  A message has already been sent to parent chaperones through Class Dojo.  Students are reminded to wear suitable bathing suits that can withstand the vigor of rushing water (see my Digest from last week), and bring a plastic bag for wet suits when the day is done.  A lunch from home or money from the concession stand is also required.  With all that activity, hunger will come on quickly.  Lastly, a lock for storing valuables is encouraged as there’s no way to monitor everyone’s belongings.

Today’s fog wasn’t heavy enough to cancel or delay busing, fortunately.  If weather should cancel the buses on Monday, I’ll send out messages via Class Dojo and the blog to keep you updated as quickly as possible.

Happy weekend!

Homework for Friday April 17th

Reminders

  • May lunch orders due April 28th
  • Photo orders due Wed.
  • To Bring List for Adventure Bay on Monday:  bathing suit, towel, lock, lunch or money, plastic bag for wet suits.

Homework

  • Writing:  first draft of narrative due by Tues. (in writer’s notebook)
  • Math:  measurement quiz on Tues. (length, mass, capacity)
    Extra Optional Practise: More Converting Measurements
  • Social Studies: research on your societies on-going (all research done by 04/30)
  • Science:  G5 human body system research on-going (all research done by 04/24)
  • Music: practise your notes
  • PHE:  Wed. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day:  What do you like better, handball or speedball (the handball/soccer game we played yesterday)?

Homework for Thursday April 16th

Reminders

  • Spare change for cancer being collected until Fri.
  • Adventure Bay permission form & money by due Friday
  • Photo orders due Wed.

Homework

  • Word Study: List #13 test on Fri.
  • Writing:  first draft of narrative due by Tues. (in writer’s notebook)
  • Math:  measurement quiz on Tues. (length, mass, capacity)
    Optional Practise: Converting Measurements
  • Social Studies: research on your societies on-going (all research done by 04/30)
  • Science:  G5 human body system research on-going (all research done by 04/24)
  • Music: practise your notes
  • PHE:  Wed. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day:  What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?

Homework for Wednesday April 15th

Reminders

  • Spare change for cancer being collected until Thurs.
  • Adventure Bay permission form & money by due Friday
  • Photo orders due Wed.

Homework

  • Word Study: List #13 test on Fri.
  • Writing:  first draft of narrative due by Tues.
  • Math:  measurement quiz on Tues. (length, mass, capacity); corrected conversion sheet due Thurs.
  • Social Studies: research on your societies on-going (all research done by 04/30)
  • Science:  G5 human body system research on-going (all research done by 04/24)
  • Music: practise your notes
  • PHE:  Wed. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day:  Mountain climbing or scuba diving?

Homework for Tuesday April 14th

Reminders

  • Spare change for cancer being collected until Thurs.
  • Adventure Bay permission form & money by due Friday
  • Photo orders due Wed. (next week)

Homework

  • Word Study: List #13 test on Fri.; grammar sheet due Wed.
  • Writing:  first draft of narrative due by Tues.
  • Social Studies: research on your societies on-going (all research done by 04/30)
  • Science:  G5 human body system research on-going (all research done by 04/24)
  • Music: practise your notes
  • PHE:  Wed. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day:  Homework:  is it worth having, or should school-based learning end when the school day ends?  (I’m not asking whether you like it or not; rather, is there value in it?)

Homework for Monday April 13th

Reminders

  • Spare change for cancer being collected until April 16th.
  • Adventure Bay permission form & money by due Friday

Homework

  • Word Study: List #13 test on Fri.; grammar sheet due Wed.
  • Writing:  narrative outline (in writer’s notebook) due by Tues. (most finished in class)
  • Math:  G5 p.217-218 #1-5; G4 p.227-228 #1-6 due Tues. (this may have been altered by the supply teacher)
  • Social Studies: research on your societies on-going (all research done by 04/30)
  • Science:  G5 human body system research on-going (all research done by 04/24)
  • Music: practise your notes
  • PHE:  Wed. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day:  How did today go?

Student of the Week

A strong performance in Class Dojo is just one reason why Madison is our newest SOTW.  She has also been asking a lot of questions in math and making every effort to see where her errors are when we take up our work.  That shows she cares.  Keep it up, Maddy!

Leave your congratulatory notes for Madison here.