October 19

Science Quiz – Thursday October 29

Good afternoon Grade 5!

As you will find in your homework folder this week, we will be having a science quiz next Thursday on the three systems we have learned thus far: Digestive System, Respiratory System, and Circulatory System.

There is a lot of information to review, which is why we wanted to give you as much time to study for this as possible. Fortunately, we have made a sample schedule with suggested review activities to help you organize your time from now until next Thursday.

Here is the digital version of the quiz outline and study guide. Add in the dates that work for your schedule and check them off as you’re done!

Happy Studying

 

September 23

5B – A little peek into our learning so far…

Hello Grade 5B families,

Here is a little peek into our learning this week. From math problem solving to Wonder reading and comprehension, Genuis hour planning, and inquiry experiments into the Human Body, we have been busy!

Keep checking in both here and on your child’s personal blog as new posts continue to be shared!

Stay well,

MissM

September 23

5B – Back school night

Hello Grade 5B families,

Please see below the Grade 5B General studies video. This is the detailed, extended version of my recording which gives a little more information. The shorter version I will share tonight in our Back to School virtual meeting.

Please see the below slides document from Morah Ofra detailing the 5B Hebrew curriculum and protocols

Thank you and hopefully ‘see’ you tonight!

Miss Mellenthin and Morah Ofra

 

March 6

Reminders for Next Week

Don’t forget that Book Club folders are due on Tuesday. 

Our Math test will be on Wednesday on addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals. More practice sheets will be coming home today – due on Monday

Students must complete their Innovation Day reflection post on their blog – due next Friday. Here is a checklist of everything that needs to be included. Check here for even more detailed instructions. 

The most exciting reminder for next week is that it is Ruach(Spirit) Week! Each day, students are invited to come to school in different costumes!

Monday: Crazy Hat/Hair Day (they should still wear their uniform, but wear a crazy hat or do their hair in a crazy way)

Tuesday: PURIM! Come dressed in your favourite costume

Wednesday: Class Theme Day (our class has chosen “Through the Decades” as our theme. Students should come dressed in any clothing from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or 2000s)

Thursday: Favourite Book/TV/Movie character

Friday: Wear a pair-Bring a pair Pyjama Day (in addition to wearing our pyjamas to school, we are asking students to bring in NEW childrens’ pyjamas that will be donated to charity.

March 5

Experiments, Research, and Innovation Galore!

What a morning! We had such an amazing time showcasing our projects during Innovation Day today. If the walls around the school could talk, they would tell you that all the adults in the building were buzzing about how impressed they were with the grade 5 students. The projects were creative, thoughtful, well researched, and the students themselves were so well prepared to talk about what they had done and learned.

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts and friends who were able to be there to support us today, and for your feedback through our QR coded surveys. Your comments will be vital as we continue to learn and reflect on our work.

If you weren’t able to make it, here are some great pictures capturing our day.

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March 3

Homework – March 3 to March 9

  1. Innovation Day is on Thursday 🙂 You’re all welcome to join in our class from 8:45 – 9:25
  2. Book Club notebooks – all worksheets (only your job sheets and the extra class activities for each week) are due next Tuesday.
  3. Math Test on Wednesday March 11 on Addition and Subtraction of whole numbers and decimals. Students will be getting one review sheet (with a few questions) each night this week (starting tomorrow) to ensure they are ready for Wednesday.

 

February 24

Reminder – Innovation Day is March 5th

As I mentioned in my post about Innovation Day, students have been hard at work on their various projects. Some have chosen to work as a group, others individually, but no matter the pairing, the projects are all amazing. Don’t believe me? Come see for yourself!

On Thursday March 5th, from 8:45 – 9:30 you are invited to come into our class and see the amazing projects the students have been working on. They have all been following the Scientific Method in some manner, specifically by conducting research before beginning their work. Whether they are learning about a topic of interest, developing a new innovative product, or testing a hypothesis, they will all have something interesting to share.

As scientists, our work is never fully complete, and we are always asking questions and taking our learning through a cycle of processes. You may see projects in different phases of learning, and we would love to get your thoughts and feedback to help guide future studies!

We will be sure to document our learning, take lots of pictures, and blog about it both on our class blog and on individual student blogs. Therefore, if you are not able to join us on Thursday, don’t worry! We will still have plenty to virtually share with you.

January 21

Innovation Day

As you may have seen on the calendar, or remember from previous years, we always have a day where we welcome parents in to see what students have been working on in Science. In the past it was called Science Fair, then became STEAM Fair, and this year we are calling it Innovation Day, and it will be taking place on March 5 (more info about this to come).

Before I give you any more information, I just want to say that this is a project where students will have ample time to work on it IN SCHOOL. There is no obligation for students to work on this at home. Even more than this, I have told the students that they are not allowed, under any circumstance, to have their parents help them with their project.

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here’s our thinking behind this. The point of Innovation Day is for students to learn about something they are interested in, think about solutions to real world problems on their own, be creative, and have fun! They are not being graded on how fancy their model is, how perfectly cut their papers are, or how creative their presentation board is. They ARE being graded on the information THEY collect. The way THEY can explain what they have learned. And how THEY document their learning throughout the process. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask questions or give suggestions. We’d really like this to be a student led project though, where they can feel ownership and pride over their work.

Here are some useful documents for students, and for you as well, if you’d like to see how we will be working through this project.

I am encouraging students to make their models from mostly recycled materials. We also have some new materials in our Marker Space that we will have access to. Hopefully, we will be able to provide everything your child will need for this project at school, including their presentation boards.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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