Wednesday being our last day, there are many activities planned for the students. There will be a sports/outdoor period from 9-10. There will also be a year end assembly in the afternoon.
Before lunch, 5F will be with me, doing an amazing cleaning job. This will be followed by some snacks and a movie. Students are encouraged to bring something small (chips/pop/cookies) so that everyone can share. Students are able to do this in partners should they choose.
Here are some images of 5A from earlier this month with Ms. Shirley Hill.
This week, we looked at persuasive writing and formed a paragraph that argued either for or against the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. We also had an amazing presentation from Shirley Hill of Siksika Nation. Pictures to be posted soon! Coming up, our focus on writing and indigenous culture continues.
We are moving through our Chemistry unit, having completed a lab on liquid mixtures. Coming up, we will look at dissolving solids into liquids and whether they are recoverable. Also, we will explore the concept of chemical change with a chemically delicious lab on Friday.
We are designing our Mini Golf courses and exploring different shapes. Next week, students are expecting a quick quiz on area and perimeter (Wednesday)
Coming up this week in Humanities, we will begin a book club that will run until the end of the year. Here, students will practice the reading and writing skills that we have been working on with a group of their peers (as selected by me!)
Also, look forward to continuing our study of the Canadian Pacific Railway and how it shaped our country. Look forward to a writing task on this in the coming days.
In Science, we are beginning our study of Chemistry. Wetland diorama rubrics will go with you on Tuesday.
Have a great long weekend everyone!!
Here is some review on perimeter and area of a rectangle. If you are having difficulty with the concept, watch this and make sure you come Tuesday at lunch!
Here are some Math Challenges if you are feeling up to it this weekend:
1. Have some graph paper at home? Use it to find rectangles with the perimeter of 14, 18 and 24.
Could you find multiple shape of rectangle that had that perimeter? What are the areas of those rectangles? Do rectangles with the same perimeter have the same area?
2. Do you have measuring tape at home? Try making a floor plan of your room. Just like when we measured the classroom with meter sticks, record the measurements next to the lines that represent the walls. Can you calculate the area? Can you calculate the perimeter?
Good luck and have some fun this weekend!!
On Monday morning, we will be going on the French Field trip. Upon coming back, there will be approximately 90 minutes allotted to our Amazing Race Canada Pitstop #6. This will be a good time to ask questions, make small improvements, and finalize parts of the pitstop.
Due to some unforeseen class interruptions this week, the due date for pitstop #6 will be pushed to Tuesday, May 15. There will be a more in-depth update tomorrow. Have a great evening.
Task sheet for AMRC The Final Pit Stop
Plans should include:
-an overview of your vision
Use exemplars at the back of the class to help you create a vision
This Pit Stop is due on Monday, May 14
Please make note that the submission date has changed from Friday, May 11 as it was previously posted.
The Wetlands Diorama construction will take place in class. We will construct until Thursday and reserve Monday for a labeling and detail day.
Students are responsible for following the checklist to ensure they are on pace to finish by Monday as they will not be permitted to take the project home.
Amazing Race Canada
The final installment of Amazing Race Canada will be due on Friday, May 11. The Final map will be due the same day. We are going to create a group checklist and rubric tomorrow for the final pit stop. Information on map #3 will go out Wednesday as it will be slightly different then the previous 2.
We are beginning our wetlands diorama build tomorrow. We have Kleenex boxes provided to build in as well as some other basic materials. Students are welcome to bring a larger box to stage their diorama and other materials for their 3D model of their chosen wetland.