October 1

Welcome to October

Hello All,

It has been my true pleasure getting to know your children in grade five along with their friends and siblings throughout the school. 

We are now into October and we are well into our curriculum studies in all subjects.

It was very impressive to see so many orange shirts  throughout the school on Friday. As a student of Indigenous Studies, …awareness is everything!

In both grade five Science classes,  students are well under way creating 3D models in the Maker Space so that we can have a 3D model of human organs and other body parts.

The Social Studies class has almost wrapped up all of the individual and partner presentations stemming from the artifacts found in the museum Discovery Box on loan from the Canadian Museum of History.  Next we are investigating the Haudenosaunee long house and Village.

 students will be investigating and Gathering a list off materials need to make a scaled model off a long hose in hopes for us to create a small village.

In math, we have started the Algebra unit and our resource teacher, Miss Cleveland has been in introducing the concept of Algebra through patterns, variables, and constants.  The students have been working through expressions and equations.  Homework was assigned last week to help the students remember and recall number sense rounding. 

In ELA, the students have been working on character traits and diving deeper into the author’s intended description off the characters found in Wonder.  To show their understanding, the students had to write a short paragraph introducing and developing a character with a set of predetermined traits often found about characters in a Grade 5 level novel.

REMINDERS: Some of the grade 5 boys are off Monday to a soccer tournament and the girls will be playing Wednesday October 4th. Good Luck!

Sukkot Activities are planned throughout the week, stay tuned for various teachers posting and the schools media posts 

Chess Club starts this Monday at lunch in the Maker Space and I will be heading up as the on-site teacher. 

Photos coming soon.

April 20

Grade 4/5 Night Out!

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 e.jiang@theojcs.ca (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!
We hope to see you all then!
February 13

Inspirational Special Guest

In preparation for our special guest, we did an activity in which we typed a message we use daily only using 1 knuckle. We did the same activity using our nose. We were able to see how difficult a daily task can be for people.

As part of JDAIM, we welcomed Peter, a gentleman with Cerebral Palsy who uses a device to communicate and a power chair for mobility. He has a great sense of humour and we were able to ask him many questions. We learned about his inspiring story and his future career plans. Peter really put it into perspective that you can do anything you put your mind to!