April 25

Algebra Quiz: Monday, May 2nd

We will be having our end of unit algebra quiz on Monday, May 2nd. 

Here are some review videos of all the concepts we have learned for this unit:

Vocabulary Review

Evaluating Expressions

* This video has two examples with exponents. You DO NOT need to know exponents. Watch the first two examples until 2:10

Solving Equations (Balancing)

Reading Inequalities

Solving Inequalities

* This video has one example at the end with negative numbers. You DO NOT need to know this. We are only using whole numbers. Watch the first three examples until 4:15

Graphing Inequalities

Writing Equations from Word Problems

 

Students are encouraged to use IXL algebra and patterning recommendations and assigned tasks, alongside paper practice. Here are the worksheets to print if you prefer paper copies:

To help you study at home, here is a study planner, as well as tips for how to study!

Students also received a study package to take home today. Students also have access to 6 lessons with examples and videos to review concepts.

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!

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April 4

Public Speaking

Hello Grade 5 families!

Students will be coming home with their speech writing work packs for public speaking today. In Grade 5, most of the written work is completed as homework with submission dates for teacher feedback on each section. In class, writing workshops will be held to remind students of writing hooks, interesting openers, persuasive writing tools and impactful conclusions.

Students will also have opportunities to check in with me, 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.

Check out this awesome speech by a 10-year girl, looking at not only the words but the non-verbal cues and these amazing Tedtalks showcasing the use of anecdotes.

The finals in class are planned for May 19th-20th with the Grade 4 and 5 finals planned for the following Friday, May 27th
Thank you in advance for your support with this. Please reach out if you have any questions or queries regarding this writing project.
February 7

Book Club!

Today marks the launch of Book Clubs (or literature circles) in Grade 5. We book-talked 4 different books:

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Holes by Louis Sachar

I am David by Anne Holm

Here’s how it will work:

Students will have 4 weeks to read their book. With their groups, they’ll decided on weekly reading goals. Each week, in addition to reading, they will also have a “job” to prepare for their group discussion. These will be based on the section they read that week. This is all to be done AT HOME as homework. Other than meeting discussions, students will not have class time to work on this.

As an example, their schedule may look something like the one below. As you can see from this picture, the top schedule outlines what everyone in the group is doing and when. The bottom chart is each student’s INDIVIDUAL schedule that says what they need to read, and what job they need to complete. They only need to complete the sheet in their folder that matches the job they are doing that week. So in week 1, as the Figurative Language Finder, I would only need to fill out the sheet titled – Week 1 – Figurative Language Finder. If they are unsure how to complete their job, students can refer back to the first pages of the package where the requirements are explained in detail. The other Week 1 sheets will be completed in class when we meet in groups for discussion.

Book Club will take place every FRIDAY, so it is important that students bring their books and duotangs, with all their work completed, for FRIDAY’s class for the next 4 weeks.

Happy Reading 🙂

December 6

Math Homework Due: Friday, December 10th

Please use this Flipgrid code: https://flipgrid.com/dc5206ab to complete the multiplication practice homework this week:

Instructions:

You have 60 seconds to read the equation and tell us the answer.

DO NOT SOLVE OR WRITE THE ANSWERS DOWN BEFORE.

Example: zero times zero equals zero, zero times twelve equals zero,…

Try to read as much of the page as you can in 60 seconds.

Make a new video for each page. Complete all the pages by Friday, December 10th

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10g20zMbRtPGWwK5mznLdmb8Bj3Q_Rx0xDxEker7N240/edit?usp=sharing