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January 20 - 24, 2020

Good afternoon parents/guardians:

I have noticed that many parents are struggling to access our teacher blog on our school website, so I think I will switch to weekly agenda/ updates to let you have a better idea about what we are working on. Here's how the two grade 5 classes are set up.

1. We will have weekly homework, if it not completed in class, on:

Tuesdays: Current Events

Fridays: Problem of the Week

These two assignments are guaranteed and manditory for completion.

2. Language Arts:

Students work on thier literacy for an hour a day. The first half-hour is working on writing skills and once a week they are pulled into specific, small targeted groups for both guided reading and/or word work. Student's word work group goals are currently:

Goal 1: to spell the correct spelling for high-frequency words

Goal 2: recognize that some rhyming words need different decoding strategies as they may have different spelling patterns. (right/bite, toad/code)

3. Mathematics:

Your child will be working in a math class with either myself, Ms. H., Ms. Echo, or Ms. Amanda so we are best meeting the needs of every student. You will be updated weekly by myself and Ms. H to share our learning intentions

4. Open Minds Fieldtrip:

I am still missing some students permission forms and payment. Please ensure both are in by the end of the week. Also, could you please see if you are able to volunteer? I need about three parents every day and currently only have one a day. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with you child and see how we spend our days learning! If you need to get you security clearance, please call the office for their assistance.

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at kljoyce@cbe.ab.ca

Sincerely,

Kimberly Joyce & Mrs. H.

November 11 - November 15

Currently in our class, we are working on the following:

Math:

-In Ms. Joyce's math class students are learning about doubling numbers in multiplication, grouping and breaking-down the numbers.

-In Ms. Nazifa's math class we are learning about adding 3 by 3 digit number (with or without regrouping and what strategies students are using to drive at the answer) - see below!

Science:

-We have started our oral presentation for our graffiti global warming project /poster

Social Studies:

-We are currently learning about histories and stories of way of life in Canada - we are about to embark on a project that focuses on different Indigenous regions of Canada (eg. Northwest Coast)

-Students have completed their presentation for their research project

Literacy:

- Is being taught by Mrs. H, Mrs. Joyce and Ms. Kristi. We are currently working on the Reading Power Program, Writing:

Here are important upcoming dates/events:

- Important dates: Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday November 21 (4:00 pm to 7:30 pm) and Friday November 22 (8:30 am to 12 pm)

IMPORTANT:

October 28 - November 1

Currently in our class, we are working on the following:

Math:

-In Ms. Joyce's math class students are learning about estimation and representing numbers up to a million (

Science:

-We have started our graffiti project about global warming - student have completed their rough draft in their visual journals.

-Students are working in groups of two to complete the poster for our science graffiti art (it looks amazing / beyond words)

-Students will have an opportunity to present in class

Social Studies:

-We are currently learning about histories and stories of way of life in Canada - we are about to embark on a project that focuses on different Indigenous regions of Canada (eg. Northwest Coast)

Literacy:

- Is being taught by Mrs. H, Mrs. Joyce and Ms. Kristi. We are currently working on the Reading Power Program, Writing: learning how to write a Reader Response and writing outlines

-In addition, students will be given the opportunity to preset their outlines on Seesaw

Here are important upcoming dates/events:

- Important dates: NO School on November 1

IMPORTANT:

Currently in our class, we are working on the following:

Math:

-In Ms. Joyce's math class students are learning about multiplication & place value/ base-ten

Science: We are currently learning about weather/global warming

Social Studies: We are currently learning about histories and stories of way of life in Canada - we are about to embark on a project that focuses on different Indigenous regions of Canada (eg. Northwest Coast)

Literacy:

- Is being taught by Mrs. H, Mrs. Joyce and Ms. Kristi. We are currently working on the Reading Power Program, Writing: learning how to write a Reader Response!

Here are important upcoming dates/events:

- Important dates: NO School on October 11 and 14

January 20 - 24, 2020

Good afternoon parents/guardians:

I have noticed that many parents are struggling to access our teacher blog on our school website, so I think I will switch to weekly agenda/ updates to let you have a better idea about what we are working on. Here's how the two grade 5 classes are set up.

1. We will have weekly homework, if it not completed in class, on:

Tuesdays: Current Events

Fridays: Problem of the Week

These two assignments are guaranteed and manditory for completion.

2. Language Arts:

Students work on thier literacy for an hour a day. The first half-hour is working on writing skills and once a week they are pulled into specific, small targeted groups for both guided reading and/or word work. Student's word work group goals are currently:

Goal 1: to spell the correct spelling for high-frequency words

Goal 2: recognize that some rhyming words need different decoding strategies as they may have different spelling patterns. (right/bite, toad/code)

3. Mathematics:

Your child will be working in a math class with either myself, Ms. H., Ms. Echo, or Ms. Amanda so we are best meeting the needs of every student. You will be updated weekly by myself and Ms. H to share our learning intentions

4. Open Minds Fieldtrip:

I am still missing some students permission forms and payment. Please ensure both are in by the end of the week. Also, could you please see if you are able to volunteer? I need about three parents every day and currently only have one a day. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with you child and see how we spend our days learning! If you need to get you security clearance, please call the office for their assistance.

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at kljoyce@cbe.ab.ca

Sincerely,

Kimberly Joyce & Mrs. H.

November 11 - November 15

Currently in our class, we are working on the following:

Math:

-In Ms. Joyce's math class students are learning about doubling numbers in multiplication, grouping and breaking-down the numbers.

-In Ms. Nazifa's math class we are learning about adding 3 by 3 digit number (with or without regrouping and what strategies students are using to drive at the answer) - see below!

Science:

-We have started our oral presentation for our graffiti global warming project /poster

Social Studies:

-We are currently learning about histories and stories of way of life in Canada - we are about to embark on a project that focuses on different Indigenous regions of Canada (eg. Northwest Coast)

-Students have completed their presentation for their research project

Literacy:

- Is being taught by Mrs. H, Mrs. Joyce and Ms. Kristi. We are currently working on the Reading Power Program, Writing:

Here are important upcoming dates/events:

- Important dates: Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday November 21 (4:00 pm to 7:30 pm) and Friday November 22 (8:30 am to 12 pm)

IMPORTANT:

October 28 - November 1

Currently in our class, we are working on the following:

Math:

-In Ms. Joyce's math class students are learning about estimation and representing numbers up to a million (

Science:

-We have started our graffiti project about global warming - student have completed their rough draft in their visual journals.

-Students are working in groups of two to complete the poster for our science graffiti art (it looks amazing / beyond words)

-Students will have an opportunity to present in class

Social Studies:

-We are currently learning about histories and stories of way of life in Canada - we are about to embark on a project that focuses on different Indigenous regions of Canada (eg. Northwest Coast)

Literacy:

- Is being taught by Mrs. H, Mrs. Joyce and Ms. Kristi. We are currently working on the Reading Power Program, Writing: learning how to write a Reader Response and writing outlines

-In addition, students will be given the opportunity to preset their outlines on Seesaw

Here are important upcoming dates/events:

- Important dates: NO School on November 1

IMPORTANT:

Currently in our class, we are working on the following:

Math:

-In Ms. Joyce's math class students are learning about multiplication & place value/ base-ten

Science: We are currently learning about weather/global warming

Social Studies: We are currently learning about histories and stories of way of life in Canada - we are about to embark on a project that focuses on different Indigenous regions of Canada (eg. Northwest Coast)

Literacy:

- Is being taught by Mrs. H, Mrs. Joyce and Ms. Kristi. We are currently working on the Reading Power Program, Writing: learning how to write a Reader Response!

Here are important upcoming dates/events:

- Important dates: NO School on October 11 and 14