January 22 week at a peek

Dear students and families,

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It is good to see that we were able to find our way through the fog on the weekend.  I decided to venture out into the sepia looking world on Sunday.  As promised, class – here is one of the photos I took that captured that magical day!

Student Blogging

We hope to have student blogs up and ready to roll in the next week.  Digital literacy is a big part of our learning – I put a copyright and a watermark on my photo, as an example.  We will talk about copyright in class.   🙂

Social Studies

We have been working our way “Over Canada” in social studies and were excited to find some of our favourite places in Canada on the giant map last week.  A big thank you to Ms. Bishop-Yong and MP Kevin Waugh for bringing this opportunity to our school and class.  If you would like to see more of the “Over Canada” video from class, see below.

Class Twitter Account

See the class Twitter account for tweets that link to the monstrous map, our class art show and the new cashierless Google-Go store discussed in class today.  Our class Twitter widget is on the right sidebar.  I tweet sparingly but when I do tweet, our class and links of enduring importance are featured.

Class Art Show

Our class art show – “The Chronicles of our Altered Egos” – continues until Friday of this week.  A big thanks to Ms. Hall for creating this opportunity for our class and our school.  See photos from the art show below.

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V.I.P. of the Week

We look forward to Shazmeen taking the V.I.P. spot this week.  Here is the up-to-date revised schedule.

Date  Student  Date Student  Date  Student  Date  Student
    Jan. 22 Kieran 
 Jan. 29 Avery  Feb. 5  Junaid   Feb. 12 Abbas Feb. 26  Lala
Mar. 5  Ibraheem Mar. 13  Emily Mar. 19  Ethan   Mar. 26  Camden 
Apr. 9 Ray Apr. 16 Tayyab Apr. 24 Mohamad Apr. 30 Abdurrehman
May 7 Manvir May 14 Taazveer May 28 Allen June 4 Bree
June 11 Brooks  June 18 Julissa 

Grade 5 Math Update

The grade 5s will have daily multiplication fact quizzes during the multiplication unit.

  • Practice sheets that are exactly the same as each daily quiz will be sent home this week.
  • Ideally, student fact recall should be accurate and 2-3 seconds or faster.

Grade 6 Math Update

The grade 6 quiz on factors, prime and composite numbers is on Wednesday.

We are moving forward with multiples.

For students who need or want further review on factors, primes, composites and multiples, I highly recommend following this link to Math Live:

  1. Click on lessons in the bottom left hand corner.
  2. Click on Multiples, Factors, Primes and Composites (second topic from the top).

Spelling

  • We work on our twelfth spelling lesson on Tuesday and Wednesday with the spelling tests and assignments due on Thursday.  This is a review lesson for the white and buff groups.
  • Students can expect to get caught up on corrections and complete the new lessons this week.

Here are this week’s spelling lists:

Here’s a look at week 19 . . .

Monday

  • Kieran V.I.P. of the week
  • homework:  media booklets 1 & 2 due; gr. 6 math p. 13 due; gr. 5 math p. 61 due
  • phys. ed. a.m.
  • band a.m.
  • library exchange p.m.
  • bowling notes home

Tuesday

  • gr.5 x0, x1 whiz quiz
  • coupon redemption day
  • homework:  media booklets 1 & 2 overdue; gr. 6 math p. 13 overdue; gr. 5 math p. 61 overdue
  • gr. 5 multiplication practice package home today

Wednesday

  • gr. 5 x2 whiz quiz
  • gr. 6 factors, primes and composites math quiz
  • phys. ed. a.m.
  • band a.m.

Thursday

  • gr. 5 x3 whiz quiz
  • coupon redemption day
  • band a.m.
  • spelling tests and assignments due

Friday

  • “Flash Back Friday” school spirit day  🙂
  • phys. ed. a.m.
  • Avery’s V.I.P. of the week materials may go up today or Tuesday

What are you looking forward to in student blogging?

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