October 16

Traveling Across the Country

Who says you need to get on an airplane to travel across the country? Thanks to Canadian Geographic Education, we got to experience the map of Canada like never before.

And what was even better (in my opinion) was that students were able to identify how this activity would benefit a visual and kinesthetic learner! Love how this is becoming more and more a part of their vocabulary and how they are starting to make choices for themselves to use the tools they need to be their best.


September 28

Homework September 28

  1. Problem of the Week – due Friday Oct. 5 (please keep self-evaluating. It’s helpful for me to get your problems just right for you!)
  2. Writer’s Workshop Wednesday – Due Wednesday Oct. 3 (topic: tell your Ottawa Tornado story)
  3. Social Studies quiz on the provinces and territories – Thursday Oct. 4 MAKE SURE YOU COMMENT ON THE BLOG POST HOW YOU WILL BE STUDYING AND WHAT YOUR QUIZ WILL LOOK LIKE

Shabbat Shalom!

Mrs. Thompson

September 20

Oh Canada!

Social Studies in Grade 5 explores the people and systems that are important to Canada, both in the past and today. In order to know our present, we must also know our past. Therefore, the two major social studies themes this year are Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Government.

This past week we have been refreshing our memories of Canadian provinces and territories. Given all the work we’ve been doing about knowing ourselves as learners, each student will be selecting the study method that will work best for them, and they will also each be creating their own quiz that reflects the type of learner they are.

Here are some resources that can help you as you study. Please comment below with the strategy you intend to use to study or any useful sites you come across that can be helpful to your peers.


Quiz Links:

Click on the correct province

Click on the correct province

Type the names yourself

Drag and drop the province in the correct space


Study tricks:

Mnemonics of provinces

Provinces song