Due by: Friday, September 24th
We came together as a grade level (5A & 5B) to develop our learning of Indigenous Peoples Day.
It was a reality check to notice how many students were unaware of this day and that in itself is a part of the continued teaching and learning that must go on as non-indigenous groups.
We began with a brief overview, looking at what Indigenous People Day is, why it is celebrated and why there is a need for continued learning and a change in narrative from non-indigenous people. In Grade 5, we took our language Arts lesson as a learning opportunity to learn about core values teaching of the ‘7 Grandfathers teachings‘ (TO learn more about the 7 grandfather teaching, use used Trival Trading Co, an indigenous website with authentic teaching tools) and how these values are important for all people to live a positive, wholesome life. Students chose one teaching that ‘spoke’ to them the most. Here are some examples:
Hello, Grade 5 families!
Students will be coming home with their speech writing work packs for public speaking. In Grade 5, most of the written work is completed as homework with submissions 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. There is also helpful writing tips and tricks worksheets in the above document.
Students will also have opportunities to check in with their class teacher 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.
Please reach out to Miss. Mellenthin, if you have any questions or queries regarding this writing project.
Hello, Grade 5 Families,
We are so excited to invite you into our classroom (virtually, of course!) to explore our innovation creations! We based our Innovation Day around our Science unit of Energy, looking specifically at renewable sources of energy. Using project-based learning, students were given a ‘problem to solve’. Students had to incorporate renewable energy sources into a park, first empathizing with how and why parks should use renewable energy then collaborating and cooperating to build a model of this park. Students used a variety of tools to develop their idea from Minecraft, to Scratch to Floorplanner 3D and even, old fashioned building! Please see their creative journey develop below and their individual projects on their blog sites.
Dear Grade 5 Parents,
Please find below an embedded video which will be shared with you on parents’ night (Wednesday, September 23).
If you are unable to join us virtually, you may review the video at your convenience.
Shalom Kitah Hey!
Get ready to make some delicious food with your fellow students. Are there foods that connect to Israel, to being Jewish?
Shalom Grade 5,
I hope you all had a wonderful Shabbat. I am proud of all of you for writing letters to Holocaust Survivors! You are all modeling our North Stars: Being Responsible For One Another.
This week we will memorialize our Heros (Israeli Soldiers) on Tuesday and Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with the world on Wednesday.
Today, I would like all of you to watch this video about Women of Israel (Zionism). When you finish we will play a fun Kahoot about these amazing women. Women of Zionism
Have a wonderful day.