March 19 week at a peek

Dear students and families,

Student art display table at the “Artists Against Hunger” Art Auction on Saturday

Our art project last week was a huge success!  We produced 49 pieces of art, many of which made it to the Artists Against Hunger Art Auction on Saturday.  Even if your artwork did not make it to the auction, your spirit of generosity and caring did.  $1000 was donated on Saturday night for art kits for students in art clubs in the core neighbourhoods of Saskatoon Public Schools.  We were very thankful to have more than enough student art!  All the pieces were not put out at once so both schools that participated in donating art pieces will receive some of their pieces back.  Julie and Ruth sent small thank you gifts for all the students in our class.  Thank you again, class.  You have helped create opportunities for many kids in our city.

Our cross-country ski trip on Wednesday ended up being the perfect day.  Students gave it all they had out on the trails and represented our school and community well.  Well done, everyone!

The video below includes our ski trip, our artwork and artwork at the auction on Saturday.

Book Fair

Our first book fair will be held Thursday evening and Friday morning in conjunction with conferences.  Parent volunteers are needed during these times.  Please contact Mrs. Basky if you are available.

  • Students will receive book fair previews on Wednesday.
  • We will browse Wednesday.  Students can make up their wish lists.
  • Students may enter a draw for prizes.
  • All purchasing will be done Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Term 2 Program Summaries

Ms Hall Arts Education

Dance:

Our main outcomes in this term for dance are associated around popular culture. We have been working on a unit called “The Evolution of Dance” which has allowed us an opportunity to respond to various iconic songs throughout time. This mash up will be presented to the school during an assembly to celebrate our learning. The students and I are so proud of their hardwork and dedication to this unit! As we move forward, we will be refining our steps and movements in preparation for the performance.

Visual Arts:

The main goal for this term was to investigate working with 3D materials. The students created an Altered Book that represented their identity. We participated in co-creating the criteria for this assignment which allowed the students more of an artistic voice and vision. We hosted a school viewing of this installation in February to showcase our talents. As we move forward to the rest of the year, we will be focusing on building our artistic skills and techniques!

Mrs. Fulton Science

For Term 2 Science, the Grade 5/6 class spent some time looking at weather, specifically tornadoes and other severe weather.  To add to their weather knowledge, we were lucky enough to have Tornado Hunter, Chris Chittick, come and present to the school about his job as a storm chaser and how tornadoes work. The rest of the term has been spent exploring the diversity of living things and all of the amazing kingdoms, including animal, plant, fungi, protista, and monera.  The students took some of their knowledge of animals and scientific naming and created their own unique animal. We have recently started our new unit on electricity. From here we will wrap up the year by looking at the solar system as well as experimenting with forces.

Mrs. Mckenzie Band

A handout will be included with the report card.

No new spelling this week

Because of all the extra activities this week and the short school week, there will be no new spelling lessons this week.

Tissue request

Thank you to those of you who brought tissue last week.  A reminder to those of you who did not – please bring a box of tissue for sharing.

V.I.P. of the Week

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

Date  Student  Date Student  Date  Student  Date  Student
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 Caroline  June 18 Julissa 

Here’s a look at week 26 . . .

Monday

  • phys. ed. a.m.
  • gr. 6 boys house leagues a.m. recess
  • band a.m.
  • library p.m.
  • report cards home today

Tuesday

  • gr. 6 girls house leagues a.m. recess
  • assembly 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday

  • phys. ed. a.m.
  • band a.m.
  • gr. 6 boys house leagues a.m. recess
  • sub lunch (for those who pre-ordered)
  • book fair browsing 1:50 – 2:10 p.m.
  • 3:00 – dance practice
  • art club 3:40 p.m.

Thursday

  • band a.m.
  • gr. 6 girls house leagues a.m. recess
  • staff vs. students basketball assembly p.m.
  • evening conferences and book fair

Friday

  • conferences and book fair a.m.; staff planning p.m. – no classes for students all day

What is your favourite activity this week?

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March 19 week at a peek
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