In the spirit of Lag BaOmer, and Rabbi Akiva’s teachings: ” love your neighbour as yourself” we brought both classes together to incorporate the themes of teamwork, self-control, kindness, joy, gratitude, forgiveness, modesty and humility with the “Win-Win” mindset ( one of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®)
Through meaningful discussions and activities, the students focused on understanding how to resolve conflict in a positive way, so that everyone can be happy with the solution.
Having a Win-Win mindset means:
Seeing life through a lens of cooperation instead of competition
Balancing courage for getting what you want with consideration for what others want
Being kind to others and trying to make them happy
Working to find solutions to problems that make everyone happy
We finished off our time together with spreading kindness and leaving each other meaningful messages.
Students also received a study package to take home today. Students also have access to 6 lessons with examples and videos to review concepts. Students will receive an answer key to the study package on Thursday to make corrections.
As always, there will be check-in sessions in class with the teacher and peer mentoring opportunities. If you need to reach out, please do not hesitate!
We are excited to announce that we will be doing a Funhaven night out for the grade 4/5 students. You are invited to Funhaven (1050 Baxter Rd, Ottawa, ON K2C 3P1) on Tuesday, May 2nd at 5pm. Students will be able to play arcade games, laser tag, bumper cars and enjoy a sweet treat provided by the school. Students will need to be dropped off at 5pm and picked up by no later than 7pm.
Who: Grade 4/5 students
What: FUN and a sweet treat
Where: Funhaven (1050 Baxter Rd, Ottawa, ON K2C 3P1)
When: Tuesday, May 2nd (5-7pm)
Price: 15 $ paid in advance to teacher with cash or etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (with student name)
-students will not need any other money for the evening
Please let us know here if your child will be joining us!
Students have now started their digital copy of their speech writing work packs for public speaking. In this package you can find the due dates for each part of the writing process. In Grade 5, most of the written work is completed in class with submissions dates for teacher feedback on each section. In class, we will also have writing workshops to remind students of writing hooks, interesting openers, persuasive writing tools and impactful conclusions.
Students will also have opportunities to check in with myself, ensuring everyone is on track with writing deadlines and to discuss feedback.
Writing the speech is only half of the task…presenting their speech to a kind (yet critical!) audience is also really helpful. Please encourage your child to read their speech out loud and offer feedback. If you’re unavailable, ask your child to record themselves! You can listen later plus your child gets to see themselves and begin to make adjustments independently.
Passover is an important Jewish holiday that celebrates the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. It is a time of joy and reflection, and a time to come together with family and friends. This year, we celebrated Passover with our students in a fun and engaging way, with a Model Seder and various educational games.
The games were a great way to engage with the students and help them learn more about Passover. It was also a great way to bond and create memories together.
Congratulations to the Grade 5 students on their amazing Innovation Day projects! Using the design thinking framework, the students answered the question: How can we provide electricity to community outdoor spaces in an energy efficient way that still maintains the safety and “fun” aesthetic of the space?
Here is a sneak peak of the projects, please visit the student blogfolios to see more about these amazing projects!
This is a reminder that this week is our Innovation Day. If you were hoping to come by to see your child’s project, the 5 – 8 projects will be on display for parents from 3 – 4pm this Wednesday (March 29th) in the gymnasium.
The class has been hard at work on their energy projects and students are either now finished or putting the finishing touches on their work before Wednesday.