Grade 5

NEWSLETTER

November  14th to November 21st, 2019

Dates to remember: 

Explorando el Español Field Trip- YMCA-Rocky Ridge, Nov. 15th, 11:00 am-2:45 pm

Family GLOW Dance, Nov. 15th, 6:00 pm

Photo Retakes, Nov. 20th

Ski trip, COP, Nov 25th

Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada- Social Studies

As we continue our exploration of Canada’s Physical Geography, we will also start introducing topics of the following General Outcome from the Alberta Program of Studies:

“Students will demonstrate an understanding of the people and the stories of Canada and their ways of life over time, and appreciate the diversity of Canada’s heritage”. 

This unit is an invitation to bring history to life through legends, myths, creation stories, narratives, oral traditions, songs, etc. We will support this exploration with biographies, autobiographies, archives,  short stories and news items,. We will provide students with opportunities to understand the dynamics of peoples, cultures, places, issues, and events that are integral to Canada’s history and contemporary society.

Resources: 

Heritage minutes

https://www.historicacanada.ca/thecanadians

Canada Over the Edge

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/canada-over-edge 

Weather Watch/Statistics-  Math and Science

We will close our weather unit by making observations and comparisons of weather patterns in different cities. This data will allow us to apply some of the statistics concepts learned in class regarding first and second-hand data, as well as construct and interpret double bar graphs to draw conclusions.

Resources: 

This video will prompt conversations about data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXwuFpIScyI

Creating picture and bar graphs

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-third-grade-math/represent-and-interpret-data/imp-bar-graphs/v/creating-picture-and-bar-graphs-2-exercise-examples

Curious mind.- D-Day: How meteorologists helped win the war

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/how-meteorologists-helped-on-d-day-normandy-landings-eisenhower-juno-beach-meteorology

Personal narratives ELA|SLA

Fictional Narrative

We will continue transitioning our work from personal narratives into fictional narratives inspired by Canadian Historical figures and Spanish culture.

To promote our Spanish listening and speaking skills, we are studying the telenovela ‘Buena Gente.’ This telenovela (soap opera) opens up possibilities for students to replicate the Spanish, as well as create their own telenovelas! More details to come...

Resources

Buena Gente (Episode 01)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtCorVH5ukU 

Fictional Writing for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ3RwPeerOg&list=PLTCzXKdxBpDB0Prk1FCwDMu136HHQZUZV

Multiplication and Division Strategies and more!-Matemáticas

We continue developing our mathematical thinking by observing patterns, representing and describing numbers up to 1,000,000 and practicing different multiplication and division strategies.

We will continue building an understanding of the metric system by finding patterns on mm, cm, M.

We will continue learning the basic patterns to identify equivalent fractions.

As we study transformations, we continue to develop our spatial sense by performing translations of 2D objects and drawing the image.

Resources: 

Transformations

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geo...

Translations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW602kH52Ec 

Khan Academy math lessons and practice

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Open-ended math problems

https://nrich.maths.org/

Remember Homework expectations|daily|20 minutes|independent work

Guidelines:

-The goal of homework is to help facilitate conversations at home about your student’s learning.

-Homework is practice at home of concepts that students have already explored and practiced at school.

-Although homework is not part of our summative assessment, it informs our daily instructional decisions.

-Although deadlines are flexible, meeting them is an important skill your child should practice.

-Homework is not prescriptive, and it will be class dependent. Each grade 5 class will be designing activities according to students’ needs.

Sr. Carlos Plata


Grade 5

NEWSLETTER

November  14th to November 21st, 2019

Dates to remember: 

Explorando el Español Field Trip- YMCA-Rocky Ridge, Nov. 15th, 11:00 am-2:45 pm

Family GLOW Dance, Nov. 15th, 6:00 pm

Photo Retakes, Nov. 20th

Ski trip, COP, Nov 25th

Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada- Social Studies

As we continue our exploration of Canada’s Physical Geography, we will also start introducing topics of the following General Outcome from the Alberta Program of Studies:

“Students will demonstrate an understanding of the people and the stories of Canada and their ways of life over time, and appreciate the diversity of Canada’s heritage”. 

This unit is an invitation to bring history to life through legends, myths, creation stories, narratives, oral traditions, songs, etc. We will support this exploration with biographies, autobiographies, archives,  short stories and news items,. We will provide students with opportunities to understand the dynamics of peoples, cultures, places, issues, and events that are integral to Canada’s history and contemporary society.

Resources: 

Heritage minutes

https://www.historicacanada.ca/thecanadians

Canada Over the Edge

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/canada-over-edge 

Weather Watch/Statistics-  Math and Science

We will close our weather unit by making observations and comparisons of weather patterns in different cities. This data will allow us to apply some of the statistics concepts learned in class regarding first and second-hand data, as well as construct and interpret double bar graphs to draw conclusions.

Resources: 

This video will prompt conversations about data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXwuFpIScyI

Creating picture and bar graphs

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-third-grade-math/represent-and-interpret-data/imp-bar-graphs/v/creating-picture-and-bar-graphs-2-exercise-examples

Curious mind.- D-Day: How meteorologists helped win the war

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/how-meteorologists-helped-on-d-day-normandy-landings-eisenhower-juno-beach-meteorology

Personal narratives ELA|SLA

Fictional Narrative

We will continue transitioning our work from personal narratives into fictional narratives inspired by Canadian Historical figures and Spanish culture.

To promote our Spanish listening and speaking skills, we are studying the telenovela ‘Buena Gente.’ This telenovela (soap opera) opens up possibilities for students to replicate the Spanish, as well as create their own telenovelas! More details to come...

Resources

Buena Gente (Episode 01)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtCorVH5ukU 

Fictional Writing for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ3RwPeerOg&list=PLTCzXKdxBpDB0Prk1FCwDMu136HHQZUZV

Multiplication and Division Strategies and more!-Matemáticas

We continue developing our mathematical thinking by observing patterns, representing and describing numbers up to 1,000,000 and practicing different multiplication and division strategies.

We will continue building an understanding of the metric system by finding patterns on mm, cm, M.

We will continue learning the basic patterns to identify equivalent fractions.

As we study transformations, we continue to develop our spatial sense by performing translations of 2D objects and drawing the image.

Resources: 

Transformations

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geo...

Translations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW602kH52Ec 

Khan Academy math lessons and practice

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Open-ended math problems

https://nrich.maths.org/

Remember Homework expectations|daily|20 minutes|independent work

Guidelines:

-The goal of homework is to help facilitate conversations at home about your student’s learning.

-Homework is practice at home of concepts that students have already explored and practiced at school.

-Although homework is not part of our summative assessment, it informs our daily instructional decisions.

-Although deadlines are flexible, meeting them is an important skill your child should practice.

-Homework is not prescriptive, and it will be class dependent. Each grade 5 class will be designing activities according to students’ needs.

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