Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I’m pleased to announce that our fundraising efforts for the residents of Fort McMurray were very successful.  Although donations tapered off this week, we managed to generate $1,186.47 to help some very needy people.  Next week, I’ll be sending a cheque to the Canadian Red Cross with a note from the students.  I’ll also forward the information on to the School Board so they can advertise 5M’s successful campaign.

Our trip to Gesstwood Camp takes place next Wednesday.  Students are to arrive at the usual time but we will be returning after 6:00pm.  Dinner will be provided but students need to bring a snack for the morning and lunch as usual.  Since most of the day is spent outdoors, dressing for the elements is key.  Sunscreen, bug repellent, a hat and layers are encouraged.  If the weather is anything like this week, additional water is a must.  There is a possibility that shoes and clothing will get wet or muddy (FYI).  As for the trip itself, students will enjoy a variety of team-building challenges and physical activity.  These may include archery, crafts, cooperative games, and exploring nature.  We look forward to a wonderful day of fun and engagement.  Please ensure you’ve made arrangements to get your child home safely when we return at 6:15pm.

In science, we’ve been learning about some of the most impressive architectural structures from around the world.  Students were given some time yesterday to look up information about their topic.  The finished research is due for Monday, which is when we will use the iPads to create and publish our findings.  Below is an example of what one might look like.  Please check in with your child to see if his/her research page is complete and allow him/her some time to find any needed information.  Thank you.

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Also relating to science, I showed the students a video about the development of the skyscraper over the decades.  Some missed it due to track or absence, while others missed the second half due to Junior Band.  It has been linked to YouTube on the homework posts this week.  Please ensure your child watches it if he/she missed it in class.  Thanks.

Next week, we’ll wrap up our health unit with a quick quiz.  As I had mentioned in last week’s Digest, I wanted to put the test questions in the students’ hands by having them create the questions.  Unfortunately, on a long weekend with no other homework, only seven students about of a possible 18 did the work.  So, I’ll have to supplement what I’ve been given with questions of my own.  Nevertheless, reviewing a few times over the next several days is encouraged.

Have a great weekend!

Homework for Friday May 27th

Reminders

  • Pop tabs
  • For Colin & Hannah:  read chapters 12, 13, and 14.
  • Gesstwood permission form & money overdue:  Hannah, Ramses, Caleb, Bryson, Alysha, Blake, Sierra, Colin and Dominic.

Homework

  • Math: Angles sheet due Mon. (Only for some, others finished in class)
  • Science: Structures project research due Mon. (class time already provided)
    Video link from Wednesday’s lesson:  Big, Bigger, Biggest – Skyscrapers
  • Health:  quiz on Thurs.
  • PHE:  Tues. & Fri. Wear tribal colours.

Question of the Day:  If you could be half human, half animal, what animal would you choose and what part (top or bottom) would be the animal part?  Ex. Upper body of a hippo with the lower body of a human.

 

 

Homework for Thursday May 26th

Reminders

  • Pop tabs
  • For Colin & Hannah:  read chapters 10, 11
  • Gesstwood permission form & money due Fri.

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 16 test on Fri.
  • Math: p.85 read “Connect”, p.86-87 #1-5 due Fri.
  • Science: Structures project research due Mon. (class time already provided)
    Video link from yesterday’s lesson:  Big, Bigger, Biggest – Skyscrapers
  • Health:  quiz on Thurs.
  • PHE:  Tues. & Fri. Wear tribal colours.

Question of the Day:  The Summer Olympics take place in Brazil this year.  If you were to represent Canada, in which sport would you like to compete?

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Homework for Wednesday May 25th

Reminders

  • Pop tabs
  • For Colin & Hannah:  read chapters 7, 8, 9; you can also watch the video under science homework, which we viewed in class today.
  • Gesstwood permission form & money due Fri.
  • Book Fair money for Thurs. (optional)

Homework

Question of the Day:  If you were chosen to go on a diving internship at Poseidon with three of your classmates, who would you want to take with you? (Two boys, two girls.)

 

Homework for Tuesday May 24th

Reminders

  • Pop tabs
  • Blank book money ($1): Blake
  • Pizza orders due tomorrow (cash only)
  • Spare change for Fort McMurray.
  • For Colin & Hannah:  read chapters 4,5,6
  • Gesstwood permission form & money due Fri.
  • Book Fair money for Thurs. (optional)

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 16 test on Fri.; New Words sheet due Wed.
  • Math: bring a protractor if you have one
  • PHE:  Tues. & Fri. Wear tribal colours.

Question of the Day:  Would you?  Why or why not?

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