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.
March 24

Mark Your Calendars- Innovation Day 2022

Dear Families, 

Innovation Day will take place on April 7th. Without being able to physically welcome you into our classroom, we would like to virtually invite you in!

Students have been working through the Design Thinking process to learn about renewable energy sources and develop a plan for a community space that is inclusive, safe, and takes into account the various gatherings that would normally take place inside, that were moved outdoors because of COVID-19. The challenge is to DREAM BIG! How can we bring electricity to community spaces through renewable energy sources to deal with the ever-growing desire to gather outside? See how we worked through this here.

We can’t wait to share what we’ve come up with!

Please mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of Innovation!! More information to follow. 

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