Friday June 21

Mrs. Wheelhouse and Ms Dick want to thank our parents for the wonderful lunch we were provided on Friday.  It was delicious, especially those wonderfully tasty desserts!  We would like to thank all our parents for the support you have provided throughout the year.  We have truly enjoyed teaching your children, and are very proud of all the learning and growth they accomplished this year.

On Monday we had our ‘annual’ cup-stacking event in the gym.  It was teachers vs. students!  We all had a great time and Me to We club was able to raise more money for their fundraising event.

This week in Science, we worked on our Wetlands diorama.  We discussed what should be included in our diorama.  For example, we wanted to make sure that we included producers, consumers and decomposers.  As well, we tried to create depth by making a background and foreground.  Also, we used mixed media to create our dioramas by using paint, pastel, natural branches, leaves and pebbles and more.






On Wednesday, we started our Human Sexuality topic in Health.  We began by reviewing puberty and related vocabulary from the Grade 4 curriculum.  Then, we learned about the parts of the female and male reproductive system.  Also, we learned new vocabulary and found out about fertilization.

Looking forward:

Please make sure your child brings a backpack everyday next week, as we will be sending home their work from the year. 

The last day of school will be a half day on Wednesday, June 26 with a 12:15pm dismissal.  Report cards will be sent home that day. 

Friday, June 21nd is Ethel M. Johnson’s Annual Sports Day.  Our whole school (Kindergarten to grade 6) will be heading outside in the morning from 8:30-9:45 am to participate in various ‘Active living’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray.

Important Dates:

June 24 – Sports day (weather permitting)

June 26 – Last day of classes – early dismissal 12:15pm



Friday June 14, 2019

We started off the week with a fraction problem.  The challenge was to solve the problem in at least 2 ways.  Several people were able to explain their thinking during our Math talk, where we put the students’ work on the smartboard to present to the class.





Tuesday was epic because we went on our field trip to the Weaselhead Wetland in North Glenmore Park.  We learned about various species of invertebrates and plants and why they are important to keep the wetlands clean and pollution-free.


On Friday, the students learned about the Calgary Public Library’s summer reading program.  Kids can read all summer and earn great prizes.  Please check with your child, as they brought home the brochure.


Looking forward:

Friday, June 21nd is Ethel M. Johnson’s Annual Sports Day.  Our whole school (Kindergarten to grade 6) will be heading outside in the morning from 9:00- 11:00 am to participate in various ‘Active living’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray.

******We will be started Wetland dioramas next week.  Please bring your shoeboxes and any supplies you want to put in your project.

Important Dates:

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead

June 11 – Grade 6 PAT SS

June 12 – Grade 6 PAT Math Part B

June 13 – Grade 6 PAT ELA Part B

June 14 – Grade 6 PAT Math Part A

June 17 – Grade 6 PAT Science

June 20 – Fun Lunch - Subway

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes – early dismissal 12:15pm


Friday June 7, 2019

In Literacy learning, we have started a new read aloud, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  This week, Miss Tucker brought in some Turkish Delight (candy) to try because in the novel, the White witch tempts one of the characters with this sweet treat.

Along with our study of the Wetlands in Science, the students have been looking at what ecosystems consist of and why they are important.  Our class created a paper circle, took them outside in the field, placed them on the ground or in a tree and sketched what was in that ecosystem. 


In gym, we have been working on our throwing skills by using Frisbees to make a given target.  Also, we are learning how to throw a football properly and we played a tag game with pinnies, similar to a flag football game.

In Social, we continued to look at the difference between fact and opinions.  We discussed several current events and watched a video about fake news and how we can start to be more critical about what we read, in order to decide if a current event that we read is fact or fake.  We played an online game about how to stay safe online, protect your personal information and how to recognize fake news.




In health class, we continue to learn about making strong bones through different bone building activities and nutrition. This week the class tried a cheese treat good for supporting good bone growth.  It was called Paneer.

Looking forward: we will be going to Weaselhead for our Wetlands field trip on Tuesday, June 11.  

Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and a lunch and your best behavior.  It looks like we will have a wonderful day, weather-wise!

 We have a few Shoeboxes for our Wetland diorama but we need many more!  Please look at home and bring them in.

Important Dates:

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead

June 11 – Grade 6 PAT SS

June 12 – Grade 6 PAT Math Part B

June 13 – Grade 6 PAT ELA Part B

June 14 – Grade 6 PAT Math Part A

June 17 – Grade 6 PAT Science

June 20 – Fun Lunch - Subway

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes – early dismissal 12:15pm




Friday May 31, 2019

Recently in Literacy learning, we have been learning about the difference between antonymns, homonyms and synonyms.  This week we played a “Headbands” game where we guessed synonyms and last week we practiced by playing homonym bingo.

In gym, Alien Inline came to E.M.J. to teach us how to inline skate.  We practiced our skating for 5 days! It was fantastic to see everyone either learn to skate or improve on their skating skills.  We learned how to brake, how to fall properly, how to do the criss-cross and we played a raucous game of bowling pin dodgeball while on skates!



We are studying the Wetlands in Science!  We are learning about what a wetland is, why wetlands are important and we looked at pictures and photos of wetlands.  We are learning to draw a wetland food web and identify who and what gives energy for survival.

In Math, we have started to look at fractions.  We are beginning to learn new vocabulary such as part, whole, numerator and denominator.  This week we have been working toward identifying fractions and placing them accurately on a number line.



Social Studies included a discussion about current events!  In small groups, the students worked on discussing, recording and presenting the definition of current events. We read about current events and what fake new is as well as how to seek out credible sources.  We also learned about the difference between fact and opinion and we played a snowball game where we each wrote 2 facts and 1 opinion, crunched it up into “snowballs” and mixed them up.  When we opened up and read the “snowball” we looked at the difference between the facts and opinions and guessed who wrote it.  We had so much fun!

Looking forward: we continue to look for more volunteers for our Wetlands field trip to Weaselhead on Tuesday, June 11.

 We have a few Shoeboxes for our Wetland diorama but we need many more!  Please look at home and bring them in.

Important dates:

June 3 – Field Trip forms to Weaselhead due

June 4 - Wheel Week - Ride your bike/scooter/skateboard to school!

June 6 – Volunteer Tea 10:15-11

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaselhead

June 20 – Fun Lunch - Subway




Friday May 24, 2019

We will be In-Line skating for gym class next week.  If you did not hand in your permission form please bring it on Monday so that you will be able to participate.

We had our Jump Rope for Heart wrap on today for gym class.  The whole EMJ community joined together to do some skipping from 11:30-12:00.  We were all really glad that the rain held off.

The students were given their quiz results back for math and science today.

Looking forward:

We will be starting a unit on Wetlands in Science.

We are looking for volunteers for our Wetlands field trip to Weaselhead on Tuesday, June 11.  Permission form will be coming home next week.  Please email or call us if you would like to volunteer for this trip.

Bring a shoebox for a Wetland diorama that we will created after our field trip.

Important Dates:

May 27-31 – Inline skating gr 4/5

May 30 – Fun Lunch – Little Caesars

June 6 – Volunteer Tea 10:15-11

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead 


Friday May 17, 2019

This week we learned about different types of poems such as a haiku, cinquain, limerick, acrostic, shape poem and blackout poetry.  We worked on one of the poems in our poetry centre.  Then we used a self-assessment where we rated ourselves based on four “I can” statements that included our effort, focus, listening skills, and our ability to cooperate with other classmates in a group.  Some of the students shared their work with the class.





In gym, we have been using the jump rope elastics and created different jumping patterns for classmates to follow.  The students used a code reader app on the ipads, to get more ideas for jump rope fun.

Science included working on a review of electricity by working on a Kahoot quiz using technology.  We will review all of our work on electricity this week and have a quiz next week on Wednesday May 22. 

In Math we are working on understanding how to measure using centimetres and millimetres.  Also, we are working on converting centimetres to millimetres and millimetres to centimetres.  We ate watermelon and looked for black seeds in our pieces to use in a spitting competition.  We couldn’t find many so we used sunflower seeds instead.  In our colour groups, we had a “spitting” contest with the sunflower seeds and measured our “spits” in centimetres.  Then we converted our “spits” to millimetres.  We had so much fun measuring!


In our Power 4 Bones program, the students ate some Skyr blueberry yogurt which is called the Icelandic yogurt.  The blueberry flavor that we tried had a healthy portion of calcium, half the sugar of most flavoured yogurts and the same amount of protein as Greek yogurt. Many of the students thought it was delicious. 

There is no school Friday May 17 or Monday May 20th (Victoria Day).

Looking forward:

Bake sale next Wedesday (Me to We fundraiser) at recess.  Each item is $1.00

We are looking for volunteers for our Wetlands field trip to Weaselhead on Tuesday, June 11.

Please complete the Inline Skating Acknowledgement of Risk form and send back to school with payment by May 24th.  Thank you!

Bring a shoebox for a Wetland diorama that we will build after our field trip.  You can bring the shoebox anytime between now and June 11th. 

Important DatesMay 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 27-31 – Inline skating grade 4/5

May 30 – Fun Lunch – Little Caesars

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead


Friday May 10, 2019

This week we explored the AABB and ABAB pattern in poetry.  Students searched for these patterns in poetry books, shared the poems and created a poem of their own.

In gym, we have been practicing our skipping both inside the gym and outside on the sports court.  



Our Science projects are complete and the students presented what they knew about their electricity project.  The teachers were listening for science vocabulary such as open circuits, closed circuits, and the flow of electricity.

The Social Studies projects are also being completed this week.  The students worked on a self-checklist to assess their own work and make sure they included all the facts and pictures on their project.

In Math we are working on perimeter and area.  The students were given a task to create as many rectangles as possible that equals 24 square units.

In our Power 4 Bones program, the students learned about weight bearing activities like skipping that are good for their bones.  We also shared some bone-healthy foods for snack.  Everyone gets a Power 4 Bones skipping rope to take home today.

Looking forward: we are looking for volunteers for our Wetlands field trip to Weaselhead on Tuesday, June 11.

Inline skating forms were sent home today.  Please read, complete Acknowledgement of Risk form and send back to school with your child by May 24th. 

We need the students to bring in a shoebox for a Wetland diorama.  We will be completing this project after our field trip, but students can bring in their shoebox anytime before that.

Scholastic Orders due Thursday May 16th.

Important Dates:

May 14 – School council and AGM 6:30pm

May 17 – Non Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 27-31 – Inline skating grade 4/5

May 30 – Fun Lunch – Little Caesars

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead


Friday May 3, 2019

In Literacy this week, we are beginning our study of poetry.  The students are reading poems together, sharing poems with the class and creating a list of what they notice and wonder about with this type of writing. 

In Social Studies, we are finishing our research projects about the people who formed Canada.  Some students are creating an individual paper bag project with facts, drawings and pictures.  Other students are making a report based on information collected as a group.

In Health, we have started our work with the Power 4 Bones program.  This week, the students were able to break a symbolic code in order to learn about the types of minerals that are necessary to create strong bones.  Then the students went on a “Shopping Spree” game on the laptop, in order to identify all of the foods in the supermarket that assist the body in creating strong bones.

Thursday night the students in room 13 did a fabulous job performing in the Spring Concert.  Their hard work and practise really paid off. 

On Friday we had a kick off assembly for Jump Rope for Heart. Our special guest explained to our students the importance for this fundraiser event, heart health and healthy eating. Each student received an envelope and a parent letter about the fundraiser. We will be fundraising for EMJ’s Jump Rope for Heart event which will be held on May 24th.”

Looking forward, next week we will be learning, identifying and creating different poetry patterns.  In Science, we will be completing our electricity projects and will be presenting what we learned.  

Next Friday in Health class the students will continue to learn about creating strong bones.  We will like to invited anyone to bring a bone healthy snack to share with their classmates for our Friday nutrition break.

Important Dates:

May 6 – vaccinations in PM

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 27-31 – Inline skating grade 4 and 5

May 30 – Fun Lunch – Little Caesars

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead

Friday April 26, 2019

In math this week we starting learning about Space and Shape. We started off with an activity that had the students draw what they saw when shown a picture for a few seconds.  They were shown this picture a couple of times.  After they drew the picture they had the opportunity to describe what the picture was.  This was very interesting as the students shared their thoughts and used line vocabulary to share what they visualized.  The students also learned how to draw lines (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, parallel and perpendicular). They also identified 90 degree angles while they drew perpendicular lines.   







In gym this week the students learned about Yoga.  We had a guest Yoga instructor come in and instruct the class.  They participated in breathing exercises and different poses that will helped to teach them how to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. 


We continued to work on our science projects this week.  Next week we will present them to the class.  The students will describe how their project works using electricity vocabulary and showing their project light up.  Please remind your child if they need to bring in supplies to help them complete their project.

Looking ahead:

The Spring Concert is coming up next week.  Here is the important information that students need to know:

Tuesday April 30th – Transition Rehearsal (during school day)

Wednesday May 1st – Dress Rehearsal (during school day)

Thursday May 2nd – Morning Show 9:00am (all invited)

Thursday May 2nd – Evening Show (students must arrive at 6:00pm)

Book Fair May 2nd will be open before and after the evening show.

Friday April 18, 2019

This week was fun!  We started to learn about shapes and lines in Math.  The first thing we learned was how to draw and explain 2 dimensional shapes using our new knowledge and vocabulary.  So far, we have learned about horizontal, vertical, diagonal, parallel and perpendicular lines.

Science included some hands-on building this week!  The students each chose an electricity project.  Some items such as recyclables (plastic bottle, cardboard box) needs to be brought to school from home.  Please encourage your child to look and bring in items for Tuesday.


We have started Reader’s Theatre where we are reading scripts aloud in a group.  We are working towards greater fluency, expression and adding interest to our voices as we read aloud.  One group presented their script to the class.

Important dates:

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day

April 25 – Fun Lunch – Edo

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 6 – Vaccination in PM

May 14 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

Friday April 12, 2019

This week in art the students completed a water colour painting of a sunflower. Their artwork turned out really well.  Some of the paintings are in the display cases on the main floor of the school and some are displayed in the classroom.


In gym, we played King’s Court with doubles badminton games.

In Science we are starting a project.  The students started making their plans of organizing needed materials and completing a blue print drawing of what they are going to make.  Their choices are: flashlight, lighthouse or an alarm that turns on a light or buzzer.  They will need to collect some materials at home.  The school will provide batteries, lightbulbs and wires. 

In Social, some of the students are working on a research project of the groups of people that helped to form Canada from the 1600 – 1800’s:  The Coureur de Bois, The United Empire Loyalists, The Northwest Mounted Police and The Chinese.  The students are creating a paper bag project to showcase facts that they learned and pictures that show the different groups of people.

Looking forward, in Math we will be learning about Space and Shape.  On Monday we will be asking the students to share what they know about 2 and 3D shapes.

Important dates:

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day

April 25 – Fun Lunch – Edo

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 6 – Vaccination in PM

May 14 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day


Friday April 5, 2019

The students learned how to think more critically about their online activity when they post on the Internet. A representative from Telus presented the students with a WISE (Web Internet Safety Education) presentation about student safety online and how to become a responsible digital citizen.

We started badminton in gym!  The students have been working on holding the badminton racquet properly, serving and using the power of their wrist.

“Frindle” is our new read aloud novel.  We have been working on identifying character traits and citing evidence from the book to support the student’s understanding.

In Science this week the students learned how to build a switch using a battery, bulb, three wires, two brass fasteners and a paper clip.


Looking forward, we are creating Sunflower art to go into the display cases on the main floor of the school.

Important dates:

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day

April 25 – Fun Lunch – Edo

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 6 – Vaccination in PM

May 14 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day


Friday March 15, 2019

The students continued to work on writing their stories this week.  We hope to finish the good copies next week.

In social we are continuing to learn about the travels of the Voyageurs and Couer des Bois.  The students had fun in gym class working as a group on scooters, pretending they were in a canoe, and worked together to move quickly from one place to another.

In science the students are learning about open and closed circuits.  Further experimenting on the way they work will be investigated next week.

In math, Mrs. Wheelhouse’s group starting learning the steps for long division.  They made an acrostic McDonald’s burger chart to help them remember the steps.  We will be practicing the steps next week by solving word problems.


Please take time to book an Interview on March 21 or 22 so we can have the opportunity to talk to you about your child’s learning.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

March 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

March 21 & 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 25-29 Spring Break – No School

April 1 – Classes Resume

April 4 – Digital Safety Presentation for Parents (Calgary Police) 6:30pm

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 16 – Guest Speaker rms 12,14,15 and 7 in afternoon

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non Instructional Day

April 25 – Fun Lunch – Edo

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert


Friday March 8, 2019

In Literacy this week, we worked on our story plan and included story elements. Some students started working on interesting leads/hooks to start our narrative stories.

In Social we are researching who the Voyageurs and Couer des Bois were in Canadian history.  We are using slickies (special post it notes that stick with static electricity to the whiteboard)to write down our facts in order to work on a Venn diagram about the similarities and differences of both groups.

During our gym times, we have been participating in dance, specifically hip hop with Alexa from Sound Kreations.  We performed our dance and showcased what we learned at the assembly on Friday.

In Science, we are working on making a lightbulb light up, using a battery, wire and a bulb. 

In Math, Ms. Dick’s group is working on playing a game called Leftovers where you divide manipulatives into groups and calling the leftovers “remainders”.  We are working towards adding the math equation to the game and including the remainders.




The students have been working with Ms. Nicole on learning to regulate their emotions and building strategies to remain calm when stress builds.  The students filled out a survey about what keeps them calm and what makes them “flip their lid” where they get frustrated.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

March 14 – Fun Lunch Boston Pizza

March 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

March 21 & 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 25-29 Spring Break – No School

April 1 – Classes Resume

April 4 – Digital Safety Presentation for Parents (Calgary Police) 6:30pm



Friday March 1, 2019

The students enjoyed the coding workshop they participated in on Wednesday afternoon.  They learned how to use coding to program a micro bit to turn on and off LED lights.  They had the opportunity to program a repeating pattern of their choice. 

Here is the website they were using:   makecode.microbit.org

We started learning about electricity in science. The students came up with some safety rules after looking at pictures where electricity was use in an unsafe way. Next week we will be learning the parts of a bulb, and working on building simple circuits.

Last week in LA the students created a character by listing the different characteristics they had.  Then they painted a picture of their character to bring them to life.  This week they filled out a story plan graphic organizer to help create the events of the story that they will be writing.  They will continue to work on this over the next week. 

Important mail

School Council is selling Spolumbo’s sausage and Simple Simon Pies to raise money for the school.  Place your orders online before March 11.  A letter with all the information went home earlier this week.


Next Week

Sound Creation is going to be at our school all next week.  The students will be learning some Hip Hop dance moves.  Room 13 will be performing their dance on Friday morning at 11:00am in the gym.  Parents are welcome to come and watch the show. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 27 – Pink Shirt Day

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4 – 8 Sound Creation Residency (Hip Hop Dance)

March 14 – Fun Lunch Boston Pizza

March 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

March 21 & 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 25-29 Spring Break – No School

April 1 – Classes Resume

April 4 – Digital Safety Presentation for Parents (Calgary Police) 6:30pm


Friday February 22, 2019

In Social Studies we have been working on a Canadian timeline.  We have moved on from the Canadian Indigenous nations to the Vikings, and the French and English explorers that came to Canada.  Mrs. Wheelhouse brought in her Viking hat and Viking sword replica to support our discussion about the first Europeans to come to Canada.  Next week, we will continue learning about New France and the fur trade.



In Math, we are working on understanding what division means and when we might use division in our everyday lives.

Last week in Physical Education, the students enjoyed learning about the basics of curling and how to score points in a curling game.

This week in Physical Education, we learned a cooperative game which we played in teams.  It was a dodgeball-type game that included mice and cats.  The students loved it and started to come up with some ways to strategize with team members.

Important mail

We sent home some important mail on Friday;  tax receipts for lunchroom fees.

On Monday, we will be sending a food fundraiser.  School Council is selling Spolumbo’s sausage and Simple Simon Pies to raise money for the school.

 

Next Week

Looking ahead to next week, the students will be having a coding workshop on Wednesday afternoon where they will learn the basics of computer programming.  Wednesday will also be anti-bullying pink shirt day where we will discuss ways to communicate with each other respectfully and with kindness. Please wear a pink shirt on Wednesday February 27th to show your support!

 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 27 – Pink Shirt Day

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4 – 8 Sound Creation Residency (Hip Hop Dance)

March 14 – Fun Lunch Boston Pizza

March 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

March 21 & 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday February 8, 2019

This week we had to opportunity to play some African drums.  The students learned about the history of the African drums and learned different beats to play as they practiced for their performance on Friday morning.  



We wrapped up our science unit on classroom chemistry and had a quiz on Thursday.  Before we had the quiz the students studied their notes and then had a practice quiz using the Kahoots website.  It is an interactive website that allows the students to answer multiple choice questions and they can see their results right away.  A fun way to study.


In LA we are starting to look at what makes a good story.  The students will be writing their own story during future classes.  The picture below shows what the students think makes a good story.

Me to We is having a Bake Sale on Monday February 11.  Each item will be $1.00 so bring your loonies.

Looking Ahead:

The students will be learning about curling in gym class on Tuesday when Rock and Rings comes to our school.

On Wednesday afternoon we will be having a Valentine's Day Party.  The students can bring Valentine's cards for each other and some treats to share.  During our class meeting on Friday we decided that it would be fun to wear slippers Wednesday afternoon.  

In Science we will be starting to learn about Electricity by building and testing circuits. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day


Thursday January 31, 2019

Report Cards were sent home with the students today.

This week we finished Mission Impossible in gym class.


Scholastic Book Orders are due on Wednesday February 6th.

Looking ahead:

Ethel M. Johnson School is planning on participating in the Alberta Winter Walk Day Wednesday, February 6 2019.  Walking is a great way to enjoy a beautiful winter day.  We will be walking outside around the block, on the sidewalk, weather permitting.  Students are asked to dress for the weather to enjoy the fresh, crisp Alberta air (i.e coats, mitts, boots and snow pants).

Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 6 – Winter Walk

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day


Friday January 25, 2019

We have been working on personification skills for an object. The students have been learning to make an object come alive in their writing. When the students are finished, they have the option of sharing writing and receiving feedback from their classmates during Author’s Chair.




This week in math the students learned the lattice method for multiplication.  Pictured below.   The students chose which multiplication method they wanted to become an expert in.  Check with your child to see which method they like to use. Maybe they like all three.

               

There is more equipment in the gym this week.  The students worked on moving over and around the equipment and attempted the rope and ladder climb.  Mission Impossible starts next week. 



Looking ahead:

The students will be working on creating a narrative story.

In Social we will be wrapping up the Indigenous presentations.


Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 1 – No School

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 6 – Winter Walk

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day


Friday January 18, 2019

In math this week we started learning how to multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number.  We learned this skill using the regular algorithm and the box method.  The students are trying both to see which one they like best.  Next week they will learn the lattice method. khanacademy.ca is a good website to watch videos that show all the steps to multi-digit multiplication.

Algorithm                    




In Science this week the student made a second crystal to see if they changed something in the saturated solution (manipulated variable) would their crystal grow differently.



In Phys Ed class the students continued working on their skills of movement in different ways to get from one end of the mat to the other.  Next week more equipment will be added to practice moving over different objects.


In Social, we continued working on our research projects about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  Presentations have started.  One student used google slides to present his project.  One of the slides is shown below.


We finished the novel “The Grand Escape”.  The students were able to complete the mind mapping they were creating as we read the story.  Their mind map picture shows the characters and events of the story.



Upcoming Dates to Note:

January 24 – Fun Lunch

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14&15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day


Friday January 11, 2019

In math this week we reviewed multiplication of 2 and 3 digit numbers multiplied by a 1 digit number.  The students had to figure out how many days old they were on their 9th birthday.  We also work on the mathletics website to practice math skills.  This is a good website to use for homework time.

Next week we will be learning how to multiply a 2 digit number by a 2 digit number. 

In Science this week we made a saturated solution with water and salt, epsom salt or sugar. The students set up a glass with dental floss and a paper clip hanging in the solution.  We are going to watch and see which solution will create the best crystals.  



The students are also observing a crystal rock that Mrs B has growing in the library. We are taking pictures each day to record the growth rate.


During art this week the students looked at art pieces created by great masters of art. Such as Van Gogh and Picasso.  They recorded their thoughts and impressions of the paintings.  


We started gymnastics in Phys Ed class.  The students were working on their skills of moving in different ways to get from one end of the mat to the other.

Looking Ahead:  In Social, we will continue to work on our research about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  We will be finishing up this work and starting presentation in the next couple of weeks.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

January 18 – Last day to order Fun Lunch

January 24 – Fun Lunch

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14&15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

Friday December 14, 2018

In math this week we worked on problem solving after looking at a picture.  One of the pictures we looked at was a box of girl guide cookies.  The students came up with things that they noticed and wondered about after looking at the picture.  Then we solved one of the questions.  How many cookies are in a case of girl guide cookies?  The students shared how they solved the problem with their classmates.





Looking Ahead:  In Social, we will continue to work on our research about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  In Science, we will keep learning about Classroom Chemistry.  In Math, we will be working on multiplying

2 digit numbers by a 2 digit number.

Music

The students must have their recorders for every music class. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 18-20 Caroling in the Gym

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24 to January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – Students back to school

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 18 – Last day to order Fun Lunch

January 24 – Fun Lunch

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies 


Friday December 7, 2018

In French the students have been learning French holiday vocabulary, and are designing an old fashioned window display on a bulletin board.



In Science this week we did an activity to make a solution out of water, lemon juice and sugar.  Lemonade.  Now we are going to experiment with being able to separate the sugar from the liquid.

Looking Ahead:  In Social, we will continue to work on our research about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  In Science, we will keep learning about Classroom Chemistry.  In Math, we will be working on multiplying

2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number.

Music

The students must have their recorders for every music class. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

December 10 to 14 - Scholastic - All Welcome

December 13 – Winter Concert 9:00am and 6:30pm

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 18-20 Caroling in the Gym

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24 to January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – Students back to school

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 18 – Last day to order Fun Lunch

January 24 – Fun Lunch

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies


Friday November 29, 2018

This week Mr. Andrew Schultz, the meteorologist from Breakfast Television, came to visit our Grade Five classes to talk about the weather.  He also brought a video clip that showed how he uses a green screen. He told us about how important the Farmer’s Almanac records are and how he uses climatology to help him with his job.


In Math, some students had a quiz on addition, subtraction and creating their own problems.  We played a game called Multiplication Memory.

In Science this week we did an activity to find ways to sort solids of different sizes.


Music

The students have started playing recorders in Music class.  They must have their recorders for every music class.  Room 13 will be having an additional Music class on Monday December 3.

Winter choir will have rehearsal on Monday and Wednesday next week.

Advanced choir will have rehearsal on Thursday as usual.

Handbells will have a rehearsal on Tuesday and an extra rehearsal Wednesday after school. 

Adopt-a-Family Donations are due Thursday December 6.

Looking Ahead:  In Social, we will continue to work on our research about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  In Science, we will keep learning about Classroom Chemistry.  In Math, we are starting to learn about Multiplication strategies.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

December 1 - Practice Lockdown Drill

December 7 – Non-Instructional day - NO STUDENTS

December 10 to 14 - Scholastic - All Welcome

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24 to January 4 – Winter Break



Friday November 23, 2018

We have started a new read aloud novel called “The Grand Escape” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

The students have been recording their thoughts about what they are hearing on a mind map.  More information to come on this next week.


This week the students had the opportunity to access a program called Read Theory.  This allows them to read passages and answer questions to help with their comprehension.  This is a program that they can use for their 30 minutes of reading homework.  Each student was given their user name a password so they can access the program.

Mail that has been sent home:

 Gingerbread orders due Monday November 26th             

 Box of Cards due back on Thursday November 29

Looking ahead:

In Social we will be studying Canada’s Indigenous Tribes.  When you have time this weekend please look over the websites (Kids’ copy) on google docs.

Important Dates:

November 27 – Grade 5 Weather presentations with Andrew Schultz

November 29 – Fun Lunch – Simple Simon Pies

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day of school before winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume


Friday November 16, 2018

In Science this week we finished up our study of weather by doing some cloud watching.  We focused on the three main clouds: cirrus, cumulus and stratus.  The students recorded what they saw and talked about how more than one cloud could be seen, which led to a talk about combining the cloud names.  Andrew Schultz will be doing a weather presentation for our class on the 27th.  

We will be moving on to a new focus of classroom chemistry.  We worked on a couple of experiments to learn how to write up the Scientific Method.  Something that all scientists need to know how to do.  A great example is pictured below.

We completed our propaganda posters which represented industrialization and urbanization in Canada during WWI.  Below are some of the completed posters.

In math this week we worked on problem solving and learning the words that help us know which operation to use.  We worked together to make a reference sheet to help us recognize the words that help us to know which operation should be used.     

Up coming dates:

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Early dismissal 12:15pm

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 27 – Grade 5 Weather presentations with Andrew Schultz

November 29 – Fun Lunch – Simple Simon Pies

November 29 – Gingerbread night

Friday November 9, 2018

This week we have been creating propaganda posters in Social.  We are learning about industrialization and urbanization in Canada during World War I.  This unit is connected to our Military Museum field trip last month and the E.M.J. Remembrance Day Assembly in which many of our students were involved.  After the assembly, Leading Seaman Kyle Hawkings was invited to attend our class to answer the students’ questions.


While some students were rehearsing for the Remembrance Day assembly, the gym was closed so we for physical education class we played Silent Soccer in our classroom.  This gave us a much needed movement break!


We had another home reading raffle today and this is the book that a student won!

Looking ahead:  In Science, we will be learning about types of clouds next week.  Also, next week in Literacy, we will be finishing our centres based on our read aloud novel that we completed this week, “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”

Important Dates:

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Early dismissal 12:15pm

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 27 – Grade 5 Weather presentation with Andrew Schultz

November 29 – Fun Lunch – Simple Simon Pies

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day


Friday November 2, 2018

For Halloween this week we carved a class pumpkin for the Pumpkin Carving Contest with Me to We club. 

We also wrote Rhebus stories where the students included story elements such as a setting, characters, a problem, events, a solution and an ending.  The Rhebus stories combined words and pictures to help the students to express their ideas.  Then, we ended off our day by reading books with our Grade 2 buddies and we had a little party in our classroom.


Later in the week, we painted wooden poppies that we received from the Military Museum during our field trip last week.  If you would like to take a look at them, the Military Museum will have the poppies displayed for their Remembrance Day Commemoration (by Nov. 11) on the fence outside of the museum as you drive along Crowchild Trail.

Just a reminder that E.M.J.’s Remembrance Day Assembly is next Friday, Nov. 9th at 9:00 am.  All parents are welcome to attend.

Important Dates:

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Early dismissal 12:15pm

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 27 – Grade 5 Weather presentation with Andrew Schultz

November 29 – Fun Lunch – Simple Simon Pies

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day


Friday October 26, 2018

We had an epic week in Room 13 this week!  On Wednesday, we went on a field trip to the Military Museum.  At the museum, we watched a power point about Indigenous veterans, created our own story robe, dressed up in various military uniforms, learned how to march, handled artifacts from the war, and learned about Armistice.  

In Science this week, we presented our storm projects.  There were a variety of ways we presented our learning.  Some of us used powerpoints, Imovie, diorama, posters and verbal reports.  We will continue with more presentations next week.  In the photo below is a diorama of a tornado.

For Halloween next week, we will have a Halloween celebration Oct. 31 in the afternoon.  Students can choose to wear a costume in the afternoon and the students voted on having healthy food and a few treats.  Please let a teacher know if you would like to send food in that day.  Thank you.

Important Dates:

October 30 – Vaccinations #1 – Any grade as needed

October 31 – Halloween

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Early dismissal 12:15pm

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

Friday October 19, 2018

The school Halloween dance was a big success on Thursday night.  There were many great costumes and a lot of dancing.

We had a guest Artist on Thursday.  She told us that you can draw almost anything by using simple shapes (circles, rectangles and triangles). She taught us how to draw in 3D by shading on one side of an object and using a horizon line. We also learned how to draw perspective by making the objects closer to you bigger than the ones further away. 



In math we are working on increasing accuracy while regrouping in an addition equation. 

This week in science we used the weather vanes we made to check for wind direction.

By using an anemometer, (made from a ruler, protractor and a ping pong ball) we were able to check the wind speed. 


In Social we focused on learning vocabulary words to help us understand more about life in Canada during WWI.  We were in groups to work on putting the words into categories.

We are looking forward to the field trip next Tuesday to the Military Museum.

Military Museum field trip volunteers please meet us at the museum at 9:00am.   Parking is free.  

We are planning to have a Halloween Party next Wednesday October 31.  We will be giving you more information in next week's blog.

Important Dates:

Oct. 24 – Grade 5 Field Trip to the Military Museum

Oct. 26 – Amazing Coupon Book orders due to the school

Oct. 26 – No School for Students – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 – Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously.)

Oct. 31 - Halloween

Nov. 6 - Photo Retakes

Nov. 9 - Remembrance Day Assembly - All are welcome to attend

Friday, October 12, 2018

This week in Literacy learning, we began to explore brain pockets.  We learned that the brain has a memory pocket, a fact pocket and an imagination pocket, which helps use when we are reading and writing.  The students drew a brain pocket and we had a discussion about people, places, events and pets that might be in their memory pockets.  When we write, the brain pocket helps us to use these ideas to write about.  When we read, our brain pocket finds things that turn into connections, which help us to understand what we are reading.  In the next few weeks, we will be learning more about the fact and imagination pockets.



In Math, we had a quiz about place value and greater than/less than.  Our class needed practice with creating number lines, so we started creating our own number lines on a whiteboard.  Also, in Math, we played a game called “Splat” on the smart board with one digit numbers, where we were asking the students to show their thinking on a whiteboard.  The game consisted of a visual of a single digit number, then a picture of coloured paint was thrown over the visual on the computer program, as a “splat” and the students were asked what happened and how to represent what happened on their whiteboards.  Some students were visualizing addition and subtraction by drawing a picture.  Other students are thinking symbolically and writing down addition and subtraction equations based on what they saw during the splat. 



    

The students are learning about the Zones of Regulation.  These zones are divided into green, yellow, red and blue colours, which help represent how the students’ might be feeling.  The Zones are meant to be a talking point for students to express how they are feeling and develop strategies to be in the “green” zone at school which is optimal for their learning.



We had our home reading book raffle draw today and one lucky student’s raffle ticket was drawn.   Keep reading at home because the next book raffle draw will be in 4 weeks on November 9th.


Today our field trip forms went home for the Military Museum.  Please have your consent forms signed and returned to the school by October 17th.  Also, please check off the volunteer section (the second page of the blue sheet) if you have your police clearance and would like to volunteer for this field trip or you could also send us an email if you'd like to volunteer.  Thank you!!

Important Dates:

Oct. 18 – Halloween Dance – 6:30pm

Oct. 24 – Grade 5 Field Trip to the Military Museum

Oct. 26 – Amazing Coupon Book orders due to the school

Oct. 26 – No School for Students – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 – Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously.)

Oct. 31 - Halloween

Nov. 6 - Photo Retakes

Nov. 9 - Remembrance Day Assembly - All are welcome to attend



Thursday October 4, 2018

Our Reading Raffle ticket draw will be done on Friday October 12.

You still have time to do your reading every day and get a ticket into the draw.

This week we read a book called “What Do You Do With A Chance”.  After discussing the book the students wrote about a chance that they took in their life.  They wrote a good copy of their writing on a leaf that was attached to our “Take A Chance” tree in our classroom.  This tree is a visual reminder that taking a chance can be a very good thing.  We will continue to add more leaves as the students share times that they are taking a chance right now in grade 5.


There is something missing from our Take A Chance tree display.  If you know what it is tell us on Tuesday.

In math this week the students had an opportunity to practice their math skills on the website mathletics (mathletics.com).  They continued to build their knowledge about numbers by working through activities that involved place value, ordering and comparing numbers and using the greater than less than symbol. The students will be taking a quiz next Wednesday that will cover these math concepts.  The picture below shows one strategy of how to remember to use the symbol correctly.  The alligator always eats the bigger number.




In Social the students completed colouring their maps of Canada and did further work on learning about the regions of Canada.  The picture below shows the results of a class activity we did to sort out the different characteristics that can be found in each region.  The headings included:  regions of Canada, vegetation, landforms, natural resources and climate.


In Science we continued to work on our Storm projects.  Here is a website that has some good information if your child wants to do some work on their project at home.

http://www.2learn.ca/kids/listSciG5.aspx?Type=54

Next week we will be making a weather vane that will help us to determine wind direction.  We will be testing it outside.  We are hoping for some nicer weather and some wind to make this a experiment a success.  The weather this week was quite a surprise with all the snow.  EMJ students did their best to enjoy their time outside.  Here is a picture of what a couple of students in room 13 created while outside enjoying all the snow that we received.


We sent an envelope home on Wednesday that contained information about ordering Amazing Coupons books and an order sheet for tickets and food for the Halloween dance.

Important Dates:

Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 9 – Photo Day

Oct. 9 – School Council Meeting – All Welcome – 6:30pm

Oct. 18 – Halloween Dance – 6:30pm

Oct. 24 – Grade 5 Field Trip to the Military Museum

Oct. 26 – Amazing Coupon Book orders due to the school

Oct. 26 – No School for Students – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 – Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously.)

Oct. 31 - Halloween


September 28, 2018

In Social this week the students used maps to locate the Canadian provinces and territories.  They coloured their maps and a legend and completed a compass rose that included the four directions.

We have been working on place value in math class.  The students are learning about the different ways to write numbers.

Standard form:      45 682

Expanded form:   40 000 + 5 000 + 600 + 80 + 2

Word form:  Forty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Two

They are also identifying the value of each digit in a number.  Using a place value chart can help them place a digit in the correct place value position.

  Hundred

Thousands

    Ten

Thousands

Thousands

Hundreds

    Tens

    Ones

  

      4

      5

     6

     8

     2

In Science the students have been researching about storms.  They will be choosing a type of storm that they are interested in, and creating a presentation to give to their classmates.  They can represent their learning in a way that they feel most comfortable with.  Such as a poster, google slides, diorama, verbal report or video like a weather forecast.  We will start presentations the week of October 15.  Some class time will be given to work on their projects, but they may also need to do some work at home.

On Friday all of EMJ participated in the Terry Fox Run. It was great to see the entire school community get together to support such a great cause. If you forgot to bring in your toonie for Terry we will still be accepting donations next week.

Important Up-coming Dates:

No school for Students

Oct. 5 – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 9 – Photo Day

Oct. 9 – School Council Meeting – All Welcome – 6:30pm

Oct. 18 – Halloween Dance – 6:30pm

Oct. 24 – Grade 5 Field Trip to the Military Museum

Oct. 26 – No School for Students – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 – Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously.)

Oct. 31 - Halloween


September 21, 2018

We watched some videos this week as a warm up in math class.  One of them was about how it is good to make mistakes because it makes our brain grow. Another video had a focus on problem solving. We learned different ways to solve problems.

Such as:

-drawing a picture

-team work or work with a partner

-use smaller numbers

We played some math games to learn how to add single digit numbers together accurately and quickly.  Then we came up with a poster to help us remember some addition strategies.

The math games we played were:

Snakes and Ladders, Addition War and Connect Four.


In Science this week we watched a Bill Nye video about storms.  All students will be involved in doing a project about some kind of storm.  Start thinking about what you would like to research. Watch the weather channel this weekend so you can share what you learned on Monday.

We continued to read about the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and completed our 6 frame summary sheet.

In Social we are learning about the provinces and territories of Canada and where each one is located.

province and territories game:
http://www.scholastic.ca/books/series/canadacloseup/game/index.htm

canada puzzle:

https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/sites/cgcorp/files/images/web_articles/kids-games/flash/games/storepuzzle.html


Everyone in room 13 is part of a colour group.  Each colour group will get together to start the Terry Fox run on September 28th.  Make sure you have a T-shirt of your colour to wear that day. 


Important Up-coming Dates:

Sept. 27  - Fun Lunch

Sept. 28 - Terry Fox Assembly and Run

Oct. 5 – No School for Students - Non Instructional Day

Oct. 8 – No School - Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 9 - Photo Day

Oct. 9 - School Council Meeting - All Welcome - 6:30 pm

Oct. 18 - Halloween Dance - 6:30 pm

Oct. 24 - Grade 5 Field Trip - Military Museum

Oct. 26 - No School for Students - Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 - Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously)

Oct. 31 - Halloween



September 14, 2018

Last week we started reading a class novel called The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  This week we have been introduced to the main character named Edward who is a magical rabbit. Also, we have been learning about some secondary characters that are important.  The girl who owns Edward is Abilene and the Grandma, Pellegrina purchased Edward in France.  


                                                                                  
  


This week we started creating summaries after each chapter of the story. 

These summaries were created through recall and/or inference. We could draw a picture, write sentences or do both.  

In our new notebooks last Friday, we learned about the steps to writing a letter and we wrote a letter to our teachers telling them about ourselves. Today in our notebooks we wrote about what we did this week in school.

The pancake breakfast last Friday was really fun!  We were able to eat breakfast together before school started and we saw Mr. Radu and Ms. McKay flip pancakes. It was really nice that our parents will able to come with us if they could.

During our first week of school, we played a lot of Name games and played a Math game called “Junk it” with the Math coach, Ms. Hilliard.

This week we learned more about place value in Math by playing Yahtzee with 3 and 4 digit numbers.

In Social Studies we are learning about Canada.

In Science we are learning about weather.  We just started talking about the different kinds of precipitation.

Mail came home with your child today regarding the home reading program we would like to start this year.  Please take time to read over the information regarding the monthly home reading book raffle with your child over the weekend.  Tally sheets will be coming home on Monday. 

Important Up-coming Dates:

            

Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Sept. 20th – Early dismissal 12:15 pm
  • Sept. 20th Conferences from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sept. 21st Conferences from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Terry Fox Assembly and Run - Sept. 28th, 9:00 am

Fun Lunch Available to Order - September 27th (Edo)

No School for Students

  • October 5 – Non Instructional Day
  • October 8 – Thanksgiving Day 

Photo Day - October 9 



Ms. Dick and Ms. Wheelhouse

Friday June 21

Mrs. Wheelhouse and Ms Dick want to thank our parents for the wonderful lunch we were provided on Friday.  It was delicious, especially those wonderfully tasty desserts!  We would like to thank all our parents for the support you have provided throughout the year.  We have truly enjoyed teaching your children, and are very proud of all the learning and growth they accomplished this year.

On Monday we had our ‘annual’ cup-stacking event in the gym.  It was teachers vs. students!  We all had a great time and Me to We club was able to raise more money for their fundraising event.

This week in Science, we worked on our Wetlands diorama.  We discussed what should be included in our diorama.  For example, we wanted to make sure that we included producers, consumers and decomposers.  As well, we tried to create depth by making a background and foreground.  Also, we used mixed media to create our dioramas by using paint, pastel, natural branches, leaves and pebbles and more.






On Wednesday, we started our Human Sexuality topic in Health.  We began by reviewing puberty and related vocabulary from the Grade 4 curriculum.  Then, we learned about the parts of the female and male reproductive system.  Also, we learned new vocabulary and found out about fertilization.

Looking forward:

Please make sure your child brings a backpack everyday next week, as we will be sending home their work from the year. 

The last day of school will be a half day on Wednesday, June 26 with a 12:15pm dismissal.  Report cards will be sent home that day. 

Friday, June 21nd is Ethel M. Johnson’s Annual Sports Day.  Our whole school (Kindergarten to grade 6) will be heading outside in the morning from 8:30-9:45 am to participate in various ‘Active living’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray.

Important Dates:

June 24 – Sports day (weather permitting)

June 26 – Last day of classes – early dismissal 12:15pm



Friday June 14, 2019

We started off the week with a fraction problem.  The challenge was to solve the problem in at least 2 ways.  Several people were able to explain their thinking during our Math talk, where we put the students’ work on the smartboard to present to the class.





Tuesday was epic because we went on our field trip to the Weaselhead Wetland in North Glenmore Park.  We learned about various species of invertebrates and plants and why they are important to keep the wetlands clean and pollution-free.


On Friday, the students learned about the Calgary Public Library’s summer reading program.  Kids can read all summer and earn great prizes.  Please check with your child, as they brought home the brochure.


Looking forward:

Friday, June 21nd is Ethel M. Johnson’s Annual Sports Day.  Our whole school (Kindergarten to grade 6) will be heading outside in the morning from 9:00- 11:00 am to participate in various ‘Active living’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray.

******We will be started Wetland dioramas next week.  Please bring your shoeboxes and any supplies you want to put in your project.

Important Dates:

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead

June 11 – Grade 6 PAT SS

June 12 – Grade 6 PAT Math Part B

June 13 – Grade 6 PAT ELA Part B

June 14 – Grade 6 PAT Math Part A

June 17 – Grade 6 PAT Science

June 20 – Fun Lunch - Subway

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes – early dismissal 12:15pm


Friday June 7, 2019

In Literacy learning, we have started a new read aloud, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  This week, Miss Tucker brought in some Turkish Delight (candy) to try because in the novel, the White witch tempts one of the characters with this sweet treat.

Along with our study of the Wetlands in Science, the students have been looking at what ecosystems consist of and why they are important.  Our class created a paper circle, took them outside in the field, placed them on the ground or in a tree and sketched what was in that ecosystem. 


In gym, we have been working on our throwing skills by using Frisbees to make a given target.  Also, we are learning how to throw a football properly and we played a tag game with pinnies, similar to a flag football game.

In Social, we continued to look at the difference between fact and opinions.  We discussed several current events and watched a video about fake news and how we can start to be more critical about what we read, in order to decide if a current event that we read is fact or fake.  We played an online game about how to stay safe online, protect your personal information and how to recognize fake news.




In health class, we continue to learn about making strong bones through different bone building activities and nutrition. This week the class tried a cheese treat good for supporting good bone growth.  It was called Paneer.

Looking forward: we will be going to Weaselhead for our Wetlands field trip on Tuesday, June 11.  

Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and a lunch and your best behavior.  It looks like we will have a wonderful day, weather-wise!

 We have a few Shoeboxes for our Wetland diorama but we need many more!  Please look at home and bring them in.

Important Dates:

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead

June 11 – Grade 6 PAT SS

June 12 – Grade 6 PAT Math Part B

June 13 – Grade 6 PAT ELA Part B

June 14 – Grade 6 PAT Math Part A

June 17 – Grade 6 PAT Science

June 20 – Fun Lunch - Subway

June 21 – Sports day

June 26 – Last day of classes – early dismissal 12:15pm




Friday May 31, 2019

Recently in Literacy learning, we have been learning about the difference between antonymns, homonyms and synonyms.  This week we played a “Headbands” game where we guessed synonyms and last week we practiced by playing homonym bingo.

In gym, Alien Inline came to E.M.J. to teach us how to inline skate.  We practiced our skating for 5 days! It was fantastic to see everyone either learn to skate or improve on their skating skills.  We learned how to brake, how to fall properly, how to do the criss-cross and we played a raucous game of bowling pin dodgeball while on skates!



We are studying the Wetlands in Science!  We are learning about what a wetland is, why wetlands are important and we looked at pictures and photos of wetlands.  We are learning to draw a wetland food web and identify who and what gives energy for survival.

In Math, we have started to look at fractions.  We are beginning to learn new vocabulary such as part, whole, numerator and denominator.  This week we have been working toward identifying fractions and placing them accurately on a number line.



Social Studies included a discussion about current events!  In small groups, the students worked on discussing, recording and presenting the definition of current events. We read about current events and what fake new is as well as how to seek out credible sources.  We also learned about the difference between fact and opinion and we played a snowball game where we each wrote 2 facts and 1 opinion, crunched it up into “snowballs” and mixed them up.  When we opened up and read the “snowball” we looked at the difference between the facts and opinions and guessed who wrote it.  We had so much fun!

Looking forward: we continue to look for more volunteers for our Wetlands field trip to Weaselhead on Tuesday, June 11.

 We have a few Shoeboxes for our Wetland diorama but we need many more!  Please look at home and bring them in.

Important dates:

June 3 – Field Trip forms to Weaselhead due

June 4 - Wheel Week - Ride your bike/scooter/skateboard to school!

June 6 – Volunteer Tea 10:15-11

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaselhead

June 20 – Fun Lunch - Subway




Friday May 24, 2019

We will be In-Line skating for gym class next week.  If you did not hand in your permission form please bring it on Monday so that you will be able to participate.

We had our Jump Rope for Heart wrap on today for gym class.  The whole EMJ community joined together to do some skipping from 11:30-12:00.  We were all really glad that the rain held off.

The students were given their quiz results back for math and science today.

Looking forward:

We will be starting a unit on Wetlands in Science.

We are looking for volunteers for our Wetlands field trip to Weaselhead on Tuesday, June 11.  Permission form will be coming home next week.  Please email or call us if you would like to volunteer for this trip.

Bring a shoebox for a Wetland diorama that we will created after our field trip.

Important Dates:

May 27-31 – Inline skating gr 4/5

May 30 – Fun Lunch – Little Caesars

June 6 – Volunteer Tea 10:15-11

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead 


Friday May 17, 2019

This week we learned about different types of poems such as a haiku, cinquain, limerick, acrostic, shape poem and blackout poetry.  We worked on one of the poems in our poetry centre.  Then we used a self-assessment where we rated ourselves based on four “I can” statements that included our effort, focus, listening skills, and our ability to cooperate with other classmates in a group.  Some of the students shared their work with the class.





In gym, we have been using the jump rope elastics and created different jumping patterns for classmates to follow.  The students used a code reader app on the ipads, to get more ideas for jump rope fun.

Science included working on a review of electricity by working on a Kahoot quiz using technology.  We will review all of our work on electricity this week and have a quiz next week on Wednesday May 22. 

In Math we are working on understanding how to measure using centimetres and millimetres.  Also, we are working on converting centimetres to millimetres and millimetres to centimetres.  We ate watermelon and looked for black seeds in our pieces to use in a spitting competition.  We couldn’t find many so we used sunflower seeds instead.  In our colour groups, we had a “spitting” contest with the sunflower seeds and measured our “spits” in centimetres.  Then we converted our “spits” to millimetres.  We had so much fun measuring!


In our Power 4 Bones program, the students ate some Skyr blueberry yogurt which is called the Icelandic yogurt.  The blueberry flavor that we tried had a healthy portion of calcium, half the sugar of most flavoured yogurts and the same amount of protein as Greek yogurt. Many of the students thought it was delicious. 

There is no school Friday May 17 or Monday May 20th (Victoria Day).

Looking forward:

Bake sale next Wedesday (Me to We fundraiser) at recess.  Each item is $1.00

We are looking for volunteers for our Wetlands field trip to Weaselhead on Tuesday, June 11.

Please complete the Inline Skating Acknowledgement of Risk form and send back to school with payment by May 24th.  Thank you!

Bring a shoebox for a Wetland diorama that we will build after our field trip.  You can bring the shoebox anytime between now and June 11th. 

Important DatesMay 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 27-31 – Inline skating grade 4/5

May 30 – Fun Lunch – Little Caesars

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead


Friday May 10, 2019

This week we explored the AABB and ABAB pattern in poetry.  Students searched for these patterns in poetry books, shared the poems and created a poem of their own.

In gym, we have been practicing our skipping both inside the gym and outside on the sports court.  



Our Science projects are complete and the students presented what they knew about their electricity project.  The teachers were listening for science vocabulary such as open circuits, closed circuits, and the flow of electricity.

The Social Studies projects are also being completed this week.  The students worked on a self-checklist to assess their own work and make sure they included all the facts and pictures on their project.

In Math we are working on perimeter and area.  The students were given a task to create as many rectangles as possible that equals 24 square units.

In our Power 4 Bones program, the students learned about weight bearing activities like skipping that are good for their bones.  We also shared some bone-healthy foods for snack.  Everyone gets a Power 4 Bones skipping rope to take home today.

Looking forward: we are looking for volunteers for our Wetlands field trip to Weaselhead on Tuesday, June 11.

Inline skating forms were sent home today.  Please read, complete Acknowledgement of Risk form and send back to school with your child by May 24th. 

We need the students to bring in a shoebox for a Wetland diorama.  We will be completing this project after our field trip, but students can bring in their shoebox anytime before that.

Scholastic Orders due Thursday May 16th.

Important Dates:

May 14 – School council and AGM 6:30pm

May 17 – Non Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 23 – Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 27-31 – Inline skating grade 4/5

May 30 – Fun Lunch – Little Caesars

June 10-11 – Lacrosse residency

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead


Friday May 3, 2019

In Literacy this week, we are beginning our study of poetry.  The students are reading poems together, sharing poems with the class and creating a list of what they notice and wonder about with this type of writing. 

In Social Studies, we are finishing our research projects about the people who formed Canada.  Some students are creating an individual paper bag project with facts, drawings and pictures.  Other students are making a report based on information collected as a group.

In Health, we have started our work with the Power 4 Bones program.  This week, the students were able to break a symbolic code in order to learn about the types of minerals that are necessary to create strong bones.  Then the students went on a “Shopping Spree” game on the laptop, in order to identify all of the foods in the supermarket that assist the body in creating strong bones.

Thursday night the students in room 13 did a fabulous job performing in the Spring Concert.  Their hard work and practise really paid off. 

On Friday we had a kick off assembly for Jump Rope for Heart. Our special guest explained to our students the importance for this fundraiser event, heart health and healthy eating. Each student received an envelope and a parent letter about the fundraiser. We will be fundraising for EMJ’s Jump Rope for Heart event which will be held on May 24th.”

Looking forward, next week we will be learning, identifying and creating different poetry patterns.  In Science, we will be completing our electricity projects and will be presenting what we learned.  

Next Friday in Health class the students will continue to learn about creating strong bones.  We will like to invited anyone to bring a bone healthy snack to share with their classmates for our Friday nutrition break.

Important Dates:

May 6 – vaccinations in PM

May 14 – School council 6:30pm

May 17 – Non Instructional Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – no school

May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 27-31 – Inline skating grade 4 and 5

May 30 – Fun Lunch – Little Caesars

June 11 – Grade 5’s to Weaslehead

Friday April 26, 2019

In math this week we starting learning about Space and Shape. We started off with an activity that had the students draw what they saw when shown a picture for a few seconds.  They were shown this picture a couple of times.  After they drew the picture they had the opportunity to describe what the picture was.  This was very interesting as the students shared their thoughts and used line vocabulary to share what they visualized.  The students also learned how to draw lines (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, parallel and perpendicular). They also identified 90 degree angles while they drew perpendicular lines.   







In gym this week the students learned about Yoga.  We had a guest Yoga instructor come in and instruct the class.  They participated in breathing exercises and different poses that will helped to teach them how to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. 


We continued to work on our science projects this week.  Next week we will present them to the class.  The students will describe how their project works using electricity vocabulary and showing their project light up.  Please remind your child if they need to bring in supplies to help them complete their project.

Looking ahead:

The Spring Concert is coming up next week.  Here is the important information that students need to know:

Tuesday April 30th – Transition Rehearsal (during school day)

Wednesday May 1st – Dress Rehearsal (during school day)

Thursday May 2nd – Morning Show 9:00am (all invited)

Thursday May 2nd – Evening Show (students must arrive at 6:00pm)

Book Fair May 2nd will be open before and after the evening show.

Friday April 18, 2019

This week was fun!  We started to learn about shapes and lines in Math.  The first thing we learned was how to draw and explain 2 dimensional shapes using our new knowledge and vocabulary.  So far, we have learned about horizontal, vertical, diagonal, parallel and perpendicular lines.

Science included some hands-on building this week!  The students each chose an electricity project.  Some items such as recyclables (plastic bottle, cardboard box) needs to be brought to school from home.  Please encourage your child to look and bring in items for Tuesday.


We have started Reader’s Theatre where we are reading scripts aloud in a group.  We are working towards greater fluency, expression and adding interest to our voices as we read aloud.  One group presented their script to the class.

Important dates:

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day

April 25 – Fun Lunch – Edo

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 6 – Vaccination in PM

May 14 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day

Friday April 12, 2019

This week in art the students completed a water colour painting of a sunflower. Their artwork turned out really well.  Some of the paintings are in the display cases on the main floor of the school and some are displayed in the classroom.


In gym, we played King’s Court with doubles badminton games.

In Science we are starting a project.  The students started making their plans of organizing needed materials and completing a blue print drawing of what they are going to make.  Their choices are: flashlight, lighthouse or an alarm that turns on a light or buzzer.  They will need to collect some materials at home.  The school will provide batteries, lightbulbs and wires. 

In Social, some of the students are working on a research project of the groups of people that helped to form Canada from the 1600 – 1800’s:  The Coureur de Bois, The United Empire Loyalists, The Northwest Mounted Police and The Chinese.  The students are creating a paper bag project to showcase facts that they learned and pictures that show the different groups of people.

Looking forward, in Math we will be learning about Space and Shape.  On Monday we will be asking the students to share what they know about 2 and 3D shapes.

Important dates:

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day

April 25 – Fun Lunch – Edo

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 6 – Vaccination in PM

May 14 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day


Friday April 5, 2019

The students learned how to think more critically about their online activity when they post on the Internet. A representative from Telus presented the students with a WISE (Web Internet Safety Education) presentation about student safety online and how to become a responsible digital citizen.

We started badminton in gym!  The students have been working on holding the badminton racquet properly, serving and using the power of their wrist.

“Frindle” is our new read aloud novel.  We have been working on identifying character traits and citing evidence from the book to support the student’s understanding.

In Science this week the students learned how to build a switch using a battery, bulb, three wires, two brass fasteners and a paper clip.


Looking forward, we are creating Sunflower art to go into the display cases on the main floor of the school.

Important dates:

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non-Instructional Day

April 25 – Fun Lunch – Edo

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert

May 3 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 11:15am

May 6 – Vaccination in PM

May 14 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

May 17 – Non-Instructional Day


Friday March 15, 2019

The students continued to work on writing their stories this week.  We hope to finish the good copies next week.

In social we are continuing to learn about the travels of the Voyageurs and Couer des Bois.  The students had fun in gym class working as a group on scooters, pretending they were in a canoe, and worked together to move quickly from one place to another.

In science the students are learning about open and closed circuits.  Further experimenting on the way they work will be investigated next week.

In math, Mrs. Wheelhouse’s group starting learning the steps for long division.  They made an acrostic McDonald’s burger chart to help them remember the steps.  We will be practicing the steps next week by solving word problems.


Please take time to book an Interview on March 21 or 22 so we can have the opportunity to talk to you about your child’s learning.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

March 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

March 21 & 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 25-29 Spring Break – No School

April 1 – Classes Resume

April 4 – Digital Safety Presentation for Parents (Calgary Police) 6:30pm

April 9 – School council meeting 6:30pm

April 16 – Guest Speaker rms 12,14,15 and 7 in afternoon

April 17 – Class photos

April 19 – Good Friday – no school

April 22 – Non Instructional Day

April 25 – Fun Lunch – Edo

April 25 – Spring Carnival

May 2 – Spring Concert


Friday March 8, 2019

In Literacy this week, we worked on our story plan and included story elements. Some students started working on interesting leads/hooks to start our narrative stories.

In Social we are researching who the Voyageurs and Couer des Bois were in Canadian history.  We are using slickies (special post it notes that stick with static electricity to the whiteboard)to write down our facts in order to work on a Venn diagram about the similarities and differences of both groups.

During our gym times, we have been participating in dance, specifically hip hop with Alexa from Sound Kreations.  We performed our dance and showcased what we learned at the assembly on Friday.

In Science, we are working on making a lightbulb light up, using a battery, wire and a bulb. 

In Math, Ms. Dick’s group is working on playing a game called Leftovers where you divide manipulatives into groups and calling the leftovers “remainders”.  We are working towards adding the math equation to the game and including the remainders.




The students have been working with Ms. Nicole on learning to regulate their emotions and building strategies to remain calm when stress builds.  The students filled out a survey about what keeps them calm and what makes them “flip their lid” where they get frustrated.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

March 14 – Fun Lunch Boston Pizza

March 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

March 21 & 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 25-29 Spring Break – No School

April 1 – Classes Resume

April 4 – Digital Safety Presentation for Parents (Calgary Police) 6:30pm



Friday March 1, 2019

The students enjoyed the coding workshop they participated in on Wednesday afternoon.  They learned how to use coding to program a micro bit to turn on and off LED lights.  They had the opportunity to program a repeating pattern of their choice. 

Here is the website they were using:   makecode.microbit.org

We started learning about electricity in science. The students came up with some safety rules after looking at pictures where electricity was use in an unsafe way. Next week we will be learning the parts of a bulb, and working on building simple circuits.

Last week in LA the students created a character by listing the different characteristics they had.  Then they painted a picture of their character to bring them to life.  This week they filled out a story plan graphic organizer to help create the events of the story that they will be writing.  They will continue to work on this over the next week. 

Important mail

School Council is selling Spolumbo’s sausage and Simple Simon Pies to raise money for the school.  Place your orders online before March 11.  A letter with all the information went home earlier this week.


Next Week

Sound Creation is going to be at our school all next week.  The students will be learning some Hip Hop dance moves.  Room 13 will be performing their dance on Friday morning at 11:00am in the gym.  Parents are welcome to come and watch the show. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 27 – Pink Shirt Day

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4 – 8 Sound Creation Residency (Hip Hop Dance)

March 14 – Fun Lunch Boston Pizza

March 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

March 21 & 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 25-29 Spring Break – No School

April 1 – Classes Resume

April 4 – Digital Safety Presentation for Parents (Calgary Police) 6:30pm


Friday February 22, 2019

In Social Studies we have been working on a Canadian timeline.  We have moved on from the Canadian Indigenous nations to the Vikings, and the French and English explorers that came to Canada.  Mrs. Wheelhouse brought in her Viking hat and Viking sword replica to support our discussion about the first Europeans to come to Canada.  Next week, we will continue learning about New France and the fur trade.



In Math, we are working on understanding what division means and when we might use division in our everyday lives.

Last week in Physical Education, the students enjoyed learning about the basics of curling and how to score points in a curling game.

This week in Physical Education, we learned a cooperative game which we played in teams.  It was a dodgeball-type game that included mice and cats.  The students loved it and started to come up with some ways to strategize with team members.

Important mail

We sent home some important mail on Friday;  tax receipts for lunchroom fees.

On Monday, we will be sending a food fundraiser.  School Council is selling Spolumbo’s sausage and Simple Simon Pies to raise money for the school.

 

Next Week

Looking ahead to next week, the students will be having a coding workshop on Wednesday afternoon where they will learn the basics of computer programming.  Wednesday will also be anti-bullying pink shirt day where we will discuss ways to communicate with each other respectfully and with kindness. Please wear a pink shirt on Wednesday February 27th to show your support!

 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 27 – Pink Shirt Day

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

March 4 – 8 Sound Creation Residency (Hip Hop Dance)

March 14 – Fun Lunch Boston Pizza

March 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

March 21 & 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday February 8, 2019

This week we had to opportunity to play some African drums.  The students learned about the history of the African drums and learned different beats to play as they practiced for their performance on Friday morning.  



We wrapped up our science unit on classroom chemistry and had a quiz on Thursday.  Before we had the quiz the students studied their notes and then had a practice quiz using the Kahoots website.  It is an interactive website that allows the students to answer multiple choice questions and they can see their results right away.  A fun way to study.


In LA we are starting to look at what makes a good story.  The students will be writing their own story during future classes.  The picture below shows what the students think makes a good story.

Me to We is having a Bake Sale on Monday February 11.  Each item will be $1.00 so bring your loonies.

Looking Ahead:

The students will be learning about curling in gym class on Tuesday when Rock and Rings comes to our school.

On Wednesday afternoon we will be having a Valentine's Day Party.  The students can bring Valentine's cards for each other and some treats to share.  During our class meeting on Friday we decided that it would be fun to wear slippers Wednesday afternoon.  

In Science we will be starting to learn about Electricity by building and testing circuits. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day


Thursday January 31, 2019

Report Cards were sent home with the students today.

This week we finished Mission Impossible in gym class.


Scholastic Book Orders are due on Wednesday February 6th.

Looking ahead:

Ethel M. Johnson School is planning on participating in the Alberta Winter Walk Day Wednesday, February 6 2019.  Walking is a great way to enjoy a beautiful winter day.  We will be walking outside around the block, on the sidewalk, weather permitting.  Students are asked to dress for the weather to enjoy the fresh, crisp Alberta air (i.e coats, mitts, boots and snow pants).

Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 6 – Winter Walk

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day


Friday January 25, 2019

We have been working on personification skills for an object. The students have been learning to make an object come alive in their writing. When the students are finished, they have the option of sharing writing and receiving feedback from their classmates during Author’s Chair.




This week in math the students learned the lattice method for multiplication.  Pictured below.   The students chose which multiplication method they wanted to become an expert in.  Check with your child to see which method they like to use. Maybe they like all three.

               

There is more equipment in the gym this week.  The students worked on moving over and around the equipment and attempted the rope and ladder climb.  Mission Impossible starts next week. 



Looking ahead:

The students will be working on creating a narrative story.

In Social we will be wrapping up the Indigenous presentations.


Upcoming Dates to Note:

February 1 – No School

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 6 – Winter Walk

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14 & 15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day


Friday January 18, 2019

In math this week we started learning how to multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number.  We learned this skill using the regular algorithm and the box method.  The students are trying both to see which one they like best.  Next week they will learn the lattice method. khanacademy.ca is a good website to watch videos that show all the steps to multi-digit multiplication.

Algorithm                    




In Science this week the student made a second crystal to see if they changed something in the saturated solution (manipulated variable) would their crystal grow differently.



In Phys Ed class the students continued working on their skills of movement in different ways to get from one end of the mat to the other.  Next week more equipment will be added to practice moving over different objects.


In Social, we continued working on our research projects about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  Presentations have started.  One student used google slides to present his project.  One of the slides is shown below.


We finished the novel “The Grand Escape”.  The students were able to complete the mind mapping they were creating as we read the story.  Their mind map picture shows the characters and events of the story.



Upcoming Dates to Note:

January 24 – Fun Lunch

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14&15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day


Friday January 11, 2019

In math this week we reviewed multiplication of 2 and 3 digit numbers multiplied by a 1 digit number.  The students had to figure out how many days old they were on their 9th birthday.  We also work on the mathletics website to practice math skills.  This is a good website to use for homework time.

Next week we will be learning how to multiply a 2 digit number by a 2 digit number. 

In Science this week we made a saturated solution with water and salt, epsom salt or sugar. The students set up a glass with dental floss and a paper clip hanging in the solution.  We are going to watch and see which solution will create the best crystals.  



The students are also observing a crystal rock that Mrs B has growing in the library. We are taking pictures each day to record the growth rate.


During art this week the students looked at art pieces created by great masters of art. Such as Van Gogh and Picasso.  They recorded their thoughts and impressions of the paintings.  


We started gymnastics in Phys Ed class.  The students were working on their skills of moving in different ways to get from one end of the mat to the other.

Looking Ahead:  In Social, we will continue to work on our research about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  We will be finishing up this work and starting presentation in the next couple of weeks.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

January 18 – Last day to order Fun Lunch

January 24 – Fun Lunch

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies

February 11&12 - Rocks and Rings

February 12 – School Council meeting 6:30pm

February 14&15 – Teacher’s Convention

February 18 – Family Day – no school

February 28 – Fun Lunch – Jugo Juice

March 1 – Non Instructional Day

Friday December 14, 2018

In math this week we worked on problem solving after looking at a picture.  One of the pictures we looked at was a box of girl guide cookies.  The students came up with things that they noticed and wondered about after looking at the picture.  Then we solved one of the questions.  How many cookies are in a case of girl guide cookies?  The students shared how they solved the problem with their classmates.





Looking Ahead:  In Social, we will continue to work on our research about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  In Science, we will keep learning about Classroom Chemistry.  In Math, we will be working on multiplying

2 digit numbers by a 2 digit number.

Music

The students must have their recorders for every music class. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 18-20 Caroling in the Gym

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24 to January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – Students back to school

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 18 – Last day to order Fun Lunch

January 24 – Fun Lunch

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies 


Friday December 7, 2018

In French the students have been learning French holiday vocabulary, and are designing an old fashioned window display on a bulletin board.



In Science this week we did an activity to make a solution out of water, lemon juice and sugar.  Lemonade.  Now we are going to experiment with being able to separate the sugar from the liquid.

Looking Ahead:  In Social, we will continue to work on our research about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  In Science, we will keep learning about Classroom Chemistry.  In Math, we will be working on multiplying

2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number.

Music

The students must have their recorders for every music class. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

December 10 to 14 - Scholastic - All Welcome

December 13 – Winter Concert 9:00am and 6:30pm

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 18-20 Caroling in the Gym

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24 to January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – Students back to school

January 8 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm

January 18 – Last day to order Fun Lunch

January 24 – Fun Lunch

February 1 – Non-Instructional Day

February 4-8 One World Drum Residency

February 8 – One World Drum Assemblies


Friday November 29, 2018

This week Mr. Andrew Schultz, the meteorologist from Breakfast Television, came to visit our Grade Five classes to talk about the weather.  He also brought a video clip that showed how he uses a green screen. He told us about how important the Farmer’s Almanac records are and how he uses climatology to help him with his job.


In Math, some students had a quiz on addition, subtraction and creating their own problems.  We played a game called Multiplication Memory.

In Science this week we did an activity to find ways to sort solids of different sizes.


Music

The students have started playing recorders in Music class.  They must have their recorders for every music class.  Room 13 will be having an additional Music class on Monday December 3.

Winter choir will have rehearsal on Monday and Wednesday next week.

Advanced choir will have rehearsal on Thursday as usual.

Handbells will have a rehearsal on Tuesday and an extra rehearsal Wednesday after school. 

Adopt-a-Family Donations are due Thursday December 6.

Looking Ahead:  In Social, we will continue to work on our research about Canada’s Indigenous tribes.  In Science, we will keep learning about Classroom Chemistry.  In Math, we are starting to learn about Multiplication strategies.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

December 1 - Practice Lockdown Drill

December 7 – Non-Instructional day - NO STUDENTS

December 10 to 14 - Scholastic - All Welcome

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day for winter break

December 24 to January 4 – Winter Break



Friday November 23, 2018

We have started a new read aloud novel called “The Grand Escape” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

The students have been recording their thoughts about what they are hearing on a mind map.  More information to come on this next week.


This week the students had the opportunity to access a program called Read Theory.  This allows them to read passages and answer questions to help with their comprehension.  This is a program that they can use for their 30 minutes of reading homework.  Each student was given their user name a password so they can access the program.

Mail that has been sent home:

 Gingerbread orders due Monday November 26th             

 Box of Cards due back on Thursday November 29

Looking ahead:

In Social we will be studying Canada’s Indigenous Tribes.  When you have time this weekend please look over the websites (Kids’ copy) on google docs.

Important Dates:

November 27 – Grade 5 Weather presentations with Andrew Schultz

November 29 – Fun Lunch – Simple Simon Pies

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day

December 10-13 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 11 – School Council

December 13 – Winter Concert

December 17 – Vaccinations #2

December 21 – Last day of school before winter break

December 24-January 4 – Winter Break

January 7 – classes resume


Friday November 16, 2018

In Science this week we finished up our study of weather by doing some cloud watching.  We focused on the three main clouds: cirrus, cumulus and stratus.  The students recorded what they saw and talked about how more than one cloud could be seen, which led to a talk about combining the cloud names.  Andrew Schultz will be doing a weather presentation for our class on the 27th.  

We will be moving on to a new focus of classroom chemistry.  We worked on a couple of experiments to learn how to write up the Scientific Method.  Something that all scientists need to know how to do.  A great example is pictured below.

We completed our propaganda posters which represented industrialization and urbanization in Canada during WWI.  Below are some of the completed posters.

In math this week we worked on problem solving and learning the words that help us know which operation to use.  We worked together to make a reference sheet to help us recognize the words that help us to know which operation should be used.     

Up coming dates:

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Early dismissal 12:15pm

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 27 – Grade 5 Weather presentations with Andrew Schultz

November 29 – Fun Lunch – Simple Simon Pies

November 29 – Gingerbread night

Friday November 9, 2018

This week we have been creating propaganda posters in Social.  We are learning about industrialization and urbanization in Canada during World War I.  This unit is connected to our Military Museum field trip last month and the E.M.J. Remembrance Day Assembly in which many of our students were involved.  After the assembly, Leading Seaman Kyle Hawkings was invited to attend our class to answer the students’ questions.


While some students were rehearsing for the Remembrance Day assembly, the gym was closed so we for physical education class we played Silent Soccer in our classroom.  This gave us a much needed movement break!


We had another home reading raffle today and this is the book that a student won!

Looking ahead:  In Science, we will be learning about types of clouds next week.  Also, next week in Literacy, we will be finishing our centres based on our read aloud novel that we completed this week, “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”

Important Dates:

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Early dismissal 12:15pm

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 27 – Grade 5 Weather presentation with Andrew Schultz

November 29 – Fun Lunch – Simple Simon Pies

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day


Friday November 2, 2018

For Halloween this week we carved a class pumpkin for the Pumpkin Carving Contest with Me to We club. 

We also wrote Rhebus stories where the students included story elements such as a setting, characters, a problem, events, a solution and an ending.  The Rhebus stories combined words and pictures to help the students to express their ideas.  Then, we ended off our day by reading books with our Grade 2 buddies and we had a little party in our classroom.


Later in the week, we painted wooden poppies that we received from the Military Museum during our field trip last week.  If you would like to take a look at them, the Military Museum will have the poppies displayed for their Remembrance Day Commemoration (by Nov. 11) on the fence outside of the museum as you drive along Crowchild Trail.

Just a reminder that E.M.J.’s Remembrance Day Assembly is next Friday, Nov. 9th at 9:00 am.  All parents are welcome to attend.

Important Dates:

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Early dismissal 12:15pm

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

November 27 – Grade 5 Weather presentation with Andrew Schultz

November 29 – Fun Lunch – Simple Simon Pies

November 29 – Gingerbread night

December 7 – Non-Instructional day


Friday October 26, 2018

We had an epic week in Room 13 this week!  On Wednesday, we went on a field trip to the Military Museum.  At the museum, we watched a power point about Indigenous veterans, created our own story robe, dressed up in various military uniforms, learned how to march, handled artifacts from the war, and learned about Armistice.  

In Science this week, we presented our storm projects.  There were a variety of ways we presented our learning.  Some of us used powerpoints, Imovie, diorama, posters and verbal reports.  We will continue with more presentations next week.  In the photo below is a diorama of a tornado.

For Halloween next week, we will have a Halloween celebration Oct. 31 in the afternoon.  Students can choose to wear a costume in the afternoon and the students voted on having healthy food and a few treats.  Please let a teacher know if you would like to send food in that day.  Thank you.

Important Dates:

October 30 – Vaccinations #1 – Any grade as needed

October 31 – Halloween

November 6 – Photo Retake day

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13 – School council Meeting 6:30

November 22 – Early dismissal 12:15pm

November 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8pm

November 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 8-1pm

Friday October 19, 2018

The school Halloween dance was a big success on Thursday night.  There were many great costumes and a lot of dancing.

We had a guest Artist on Thursday.  She told us that you can draw almost anything by using simple shapes (circles, rectangles and triangles). She taught us how to draw in 3D by shading on one side of an object and using a horizon line. We also learned how to draw perspective by making the objects closer to you bigger than the ones further away. 



In math we are working on increasing accuracy while regrouping in an addition equation. 

This week in science we used the weather vanes we made to check for wind direction.

By using an anemometer, (made from a ruler, protractor and a ping pong ball) we were able to check the wind speed. 


In Social we focused on learning vocabulary words to help us understand more about life in Canada during WWI.  We were in groups to work on putting the words into categories.

We are looking forward to the field trip next Tuesday to the Military Museum.

Military Museum field trip volunteers please meet us at the museum at 9:00am.   Parking is free.  

We are planning to have a Halloween Party next Wednesday October 31.  We will be giving you more information in next week's blog.

Important Dates:

Oct. 24 – Grade 5 Field Trip to the Military Museum

Oct. 26 – Amazing Coupon Book orders due to the school

Oct. 26 – No School for Students – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 – Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously.)

Oct. 31 - Halloween

Nov. 6 - Photo Retakes

Nov. 9 - Remembrance Day Assembly - All are welcome to attend

Friday, October 12, 2018

This week in Literacy learning, we began to explore brain pockets.  We learned that the brain has a memory pocket, a fact pocket and an imagination pocket, which helps use when we are reading and writing.  The students drew a brain pocket and we had a discussion about people, places, events and pets that might be in their memory pockets.  When we write, the brain pocket helps us to use these ideas to write about.  When we read, our brain pocket finds things that turn into connections, which help us to understand what we are reading.  In the next few weeks, we will be learning more about the fact and imagination pockets.



In Math, we had a quiz about place value and greater than/less than.  Our class needed practice with creating number lines, so we started creating our own number lines on a whiteboard.  Also, in Math, we played a game called “Splat” on the smart board with one digit numbers, where we were asking the students to show their thinking on a whiteboard.  The game consisted of a visual of a single digit number, then a picture of coloured paint was thrown over the visual on the computer program, as a “splat” and the students were asked what happened and how to represent what happened on their whiteboards.  Some students were visualizing addition and subtraction by drawing a picture.  Other students are thinking symbolically and writing down addition and subtraction equations based on what they saw during the splat. 



    

The students are learning about the Zones of Regulation.  These zones are divided into green, yellow, red and blue colours, which help represent how the students’ might be feeling.  The Zones are meant to be a talking point for students to express how they are feeling and develop strategies to be in the “green” zone at school which is optimal for their learning.



We had our home reading book raffle draw today and one lucky student’s raffle ticket was drawn.   Keep reading at home because the next book raffle draw will be in 4 weeks on November 9th.


Today our field trip forms went home for the Military Museum.  Please have your consent forms signed and returned to the school by October 17th.  Also, please check off the volunteer section (the second page of the blue sheet) if you have your police clearance and would like to volunteer for this field trip or you could also send us an email if you'd like to volunteer.  Thank you!!

Important Dates:

Oct. 18 – Halloween Dance – 6:30pm

Oct. 24 – Grade 5 Field Trip to the Military Museum

Oct. 26 – Amazing Coupon Book orders due to the school

Oct. 26 – No School for Students – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 – Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously.)

Oct. 31 - Halloween

Nov. 6 - Photo Retakes

Nov. 9 - Remembrance Day Assembly - All are welcome to attend



Thursday October 4, 2018

Our Reading Raffle ticket draw will be done on Friday October 12.

You still have time to do your reading every day and get a ticket into the draw.

This week we read a book called “What Do You Do With A Chance”.  After discussing the book the students wrote about a chance that they took in their life.  They wrote a good copy of their writing on a leaf that was attached to our “Take A Chance” tree in our classroom.  This tree is a visual reminder that taking a chance can be a very good thing.  We will continue to add more leaves as the students share times that they are taking a chance right now in grade 5.


There is something missing from our Take A Chance tree display.  If you know what it is tell us on Tuesday.

In math this week the students had an opportunity to practice their math skills on the website mathletics (mathletics.com).  They continued to build their knowledge about numbers by working through activities that involved place value, ordering and comparing numbers and using the greater than less than symbol. The students will be taking a quiz next Wednesday that will cover these math concepts.  The picture below shows one strategy of how to remember to use the symbol correctly.  The alligator always eats the bigger number.




In Social the students completed colouring their maps of Canada and did further work on learning about the regions of Canada.  The picture below shows the results of a class activity we did to sort out the different characteristics that can be found in each region.  The headings included:  regions of Canada, vegetation, landforms, natural resources and climate.


In Science we continued to work on our Storm projects.  Here is a website that has some good information if your child wants to do some work on their project at home.

http://www.2learn.ca/kids/listSciG5.aspx?Type=54

Next week we will be making a weather vane that will help us to determine wind direction.  We will be testing it outside.  We are hoping for some nicer weather and some wind to make this a experiment a success.  The weather this week was quite a surprise with all the snow.  EMJ students did their best to enjoy their time outside.  Here is a picture of what a couple of students in room 13 created while outside enjoying all the snow that we received.


We sent an envelope home on Wednesday that contained information about ordering Amazing Coupons books and an order sheet for tickets and food for the Halloween dance.

Important Dates:

Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 9 – Photo Day

Oct. 9 – School Council Meeting – All Welcome – 6:30pm

Oct. 18 – Halloween Dance – 6:30pm

Oct. 24 – Grade 5 Field Trip to the Military Museum

Oct. 26 – Amazing Coupon Book orders due to the school

Oct. 26 – No School for Students – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 – Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously.)

Oct. 31 - Halloween


September 28, 2018

In Social this week the students used maps to locate the Canadian provinces and territories.  They coloured their maps and a legend and completed a compass rose that included the four directions.

We have been working on place value in math class.  The students are learning about the different ways to write numbers.

Standard form:      45 682

Expanded form:   40 000 + 5 000 + 600 + 80 + 2

Word form:  Forty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Two

They are also identifying the value of each digit in a number.  Using a place value chart can help them place a digit in the correct place value position.

  Hundred

Thousands

    Ten

Thousands

Thousands

Hundreds

    Tens

    Ones

  

      4

      5

     6

     8

     2

In Science the students have been researching about storms.  They will be choosing a type of storm that they are interested in, and creating a presentation to give to their classmates.  They can represent their learning in a way that they feel most comfortable with.  Such as a poster, google slides, diorama, verbal report or video like a weather forecast.  We will start presentations the week of October 15.  Some class time will be given to work on their projects, but they may also need to do some work at home.

On Friday all of EMJ participated in the Terry Fox Run. It was great to see the entire school community get together to support such a great cause. If you forgot to bring in your toonie for Terry we will still be accepting donations next week.

Important Up-coming Dates:

No school for Students

Oct. 5 – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 9 – Photo Day

Oct. 9 – School Council Meeting – All Welcome – 6:30pm

Oct. 18 – Halloween Dance – 6:30pm

Oct. 24 – Grade 5 Field Trip to the Military Museum

Oct. 26 – No School for Students – Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 – Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously.)

Oct. 31 - Halloween


September 21, 2018

We watched some videos this week as a warm up in math class.  One of them was about how it is good to make mistakes because it makes our brain grow. Another video had a focus on problem solving. We learned different ways to solve problems.

Such as:

-drawing a picture

-team work or work with a partner

-use smaller numbers

We played some math games to learn how to add single digit numbers together accurately and quickly.  Then we came up with a poster to help us remember some addition strategies.

The math games we played were:

Snakes and Ladders, Addition War and Connect Four.


In Science this week we watched a Bill Nye video about storms.  All students will be involved in doing a project about some kind of storm.  Start thinking about what you would like to research. Watch the weather channel this weekend so you can share what you learned on Monday.

We continued to read about the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and completed our 6 frame summary sheet.

In Social we are learning about the provinces and territories of Canada and where each one is located.

province and territories game:
http://www.scholastic.ca/books/series/canadacloseup/game/index.htm

canada puzzle:

https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/sites/cgcorp/files/images/web_articles/kids-games/flash/games/storepuzzle.html


Everyone in room 13 is part of a colour group.  Each colour group will get together to start the Terry Fox run on September 28th.  Make sure you have a T-shirt of your colour to wear that day. 


Important Up-coming Dates:

Sept. 27  - Fun Lunch

Sept. 28 - Terry Fox Assembly and Run

Oct. 5 – No School for Students - Non Instructional Day

Oct. 8 – No School - Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 9 - Photo Day

Oct. 9 - School Council Meeting - All Welcome - 6:30 pm

Oct. 18 - Halloween Dance - 6:30 pm

Oct. 24 - Grade 5 Field Trip - Military Museum

Oct. 26 - No School for Students - Non Instructional Day

Oct. 30 - Vaccinations (For students who have missed previously)

Oct. 31 - Halloween



September 14, 2018

Last week we started reading a class novel called The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  This week we have been introduced to the main character named Edward who is a magical rabbit. Also, we have been learning about some secondary characters that are important.  The girl who owns Edward is Abilene and the Grandma, Pellegrina purchased Edward in France.  


                                                                                  
  


This week we started creating summaries after each chapter of the story. 

These summaries were created through recall and/or inference. We could draw a picture, write sentences or do both.  

In our new notebooks last Friday, we learned about the steps to writing a letter and we wrote a letter to our teachers telling them about ourselves. Today in our notebooks we wrote about what we did this week in school.

The pancake breakfast last Friday was really fun!  We were able to eat breakfast together before school started and we saw Mr. Radu and Ms. McKay flip pancakes. It was really nice that our parents will able to come with us if they could.

During our first week of school, we played a lot of Name games and played a Math game called “Junk it” with the Math coach, Ms. Hilliard.

This week we learned more about place value in Math by playing Yahtzee with 3 and 4 digit numbers.

In Social Studies we are learning about Canada.

In Science we are learning about weather.  We just started talking about the different kinds of precipitation.

Mail came home with your child today regarding the home reading program we would like to start this year.  Please take time to read over the information regarding the monthly home reading book raffle with your child over the weekend.  Tally sheets will be coming home on Monday. 

Important Up-coming Dates:

            

Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Sept. 20th – Early dismissal 12:15 pm
  • Sept. 20th Conferences from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sept. 21st Conferences from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Terry Fox Assembly and Run - Sept. 28th, 9:00 am

Fun Lunch Available to Order - September 27th (Edo)

No School for Students

  • October 5 – Non Instructional Day
  • October 8 – Thanksgiving Day 

Photo Day - October 9 



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