Ms. Wilkinson (MacGillivray)

June 20 - June 23

Important Dates:

June 27 – Sports Day

June 28 - Last day of classes

June 29 - Appeals day

June 30 - Staff Organizational Day


There were many highlights from this week! Grade 6’s designed and tested their parachutes. First, they had to research how parachutes work. Using their research, students developed a parachute. They had to consider their parachute material, size and shape, and length of their shroud lines. Students had multiple opportunities to test their parachute designs and will be launching the final “egg drop” on Monday!

Grade 5's were amazing volunteers at the Grade 6 farewell, everyone was able to participate by helping with decorations, set up and clean up, and even some MCs and Tech crew. 



June 13 - June 17

This week in Room 16, Grade 6's spent the week in Room 17/ 18 writing PATs and preparing for the remainder of their tests, while Grade 5's spent the week with Ms. Person.  Grade 6's prepared for the exams by playing Kahoots, brainstorming, trivia games, and mini-lessons to review concepts. We ended our week with some outdoor time and a special treat - which students came to a consensus on together!  💙💚

Important Dates:

June 20 - Grade 6 Math (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - 24 Indigenous Awareness Week (CBE)

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 23 – Grade 6 Farwell Events

June 24 – Sports Day

June 27 – Alternative Sports Day

June 28 - Last day of classes

June 29 - Appeals day

June 30 - Staff Organizational Day


Sports Day At EMJ

Friday, June 24th 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- 10:30 am to participate in various ‘Fun Day’ activities set up around our school. Please dress your child for the day; sunscreen, hats, good running shoes and bug spray. Thank- you to parent council for providing a small treat for after our ‘Sports Day’ activities.

Thanks,

Sports Day Committee




June 6 - June 10

Important Dates:

June 14 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 15 - Grade 6 Science Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 16 - Grade 6 Social Studies Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 17 - Grade 6 Math (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - Grade 6 Math (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - 24 Indigenous Awareness Week (CBE)

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 23 – Grade 6 Farwell Events

June 24 – Sports Day

June 27 – Alternative Sports Day

June 28 - Last day of classes

June 29 - Appeals day

June 30 - Staff Organizational Day







May 30 - June 2

Important Dates:

June 14 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 15 - Grade 6 Science Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 16 - Grade 6 Social Studies Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 17 - Grade 6 Math (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - Grade 6 Math (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - 24 Indigenous Awareness Week (CBE)

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 23 – Grade 6 Farwell Events

June 24 – Sports Day

June 27 – Alternative Sports Day

June 28 - Last day of classes

June 29 - Appeals day

June 30 - Staff Organizational Day


May 24 - May 27 

Important Dates:

June 14 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 15 - Grade 6 Science Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 16 Grade 6 Social Studies Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 17 - Grade 6 Math (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - Grade 6 Math (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - 24 Indigenous Awareness Week (CBE)

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 28 - Last day of classes

June 29 - Appeals day

June 30 - Staff Organizational Day

Looking ahead:

This week in ELA, Grade 5 and 6 will be focusing on reading comprehension skills. We will be reading over several short excerpts and working on specific skills such as deciphering unfamiliar vocabulary and inferencing. In Math, students will be learning about percentages and relating them to ratios and decimals. In Social, Grade 6 students will be learning about the structure of the Iroquois consensus and going through the process of consensus themselves. In Science, Grade 6 students will continue with their learning about b

May 16 - May 19 

Important Dates:

May 20 - No School – School-based PL Day

May 23 - No School - Victoria Day


June 14 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 15 - Grade 6 Science Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 16 Grade 6 Social Studies Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 17 - Grade 6 Math (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - Grade 6 Math (part B) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

June 20 - 24 Indigenous Awareness Week (CBE)

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 28 - Last day of classes

June 29 - Appeals day

June 30 - Staff Organizational Day



Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, students will be focused on myths. They will be retelling a Greek Myth of their choice in a variety of different ways using the writing skills they have learned this year, such as news articles, stories, and interviews. In Math, students will continue learning about ratio and how it relates to percentages and fractions. In Social, Grade 6 will continue learning about the Haudenosaunee confederacy and how it works. In Science, Grade 6 will be reviewing Bernoulli's principle and adaptations that allow birds and insects to fly.

May 9 - May 13 

Important Dates:

May 18 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

May 19 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May 20 - No School – School-based PL Day

May 23 - No School - Victoria Day



Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, Grade 6 students will have their first PAT! The PAT focus will be writing a narrative and a news article or formal letter. We will spend the first part of the week going over parts of a news article and narrative. In Math, we will continue working with mixed numbers and improper fractions and learn how to order and compare them with a variety of denominators. We will finish our week working with percentages and ratio. In Science, Grade 6 students will be learning about adaptations that allow birds and insects to fly, as well as wrapping up the four forces of flight. In Social, we wil begin our next unit about the Iroquois confederacy.

May 2 - May 6 

Important Dates:

May 10 - School Council Meeting

May 18 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

May 19 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May 20 - No School – School-based PL Day

May 23 - No School - Victoria Day


Looking ahead: 

In ELA this week, students will be completing a personal narrative writing assignment based on a picture prompt and then later in the week will be writing a news article using a writing prompt as well. In Math this week, we will begin learning about Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions. In Science, Grade 6 students will begin their last units of Air and Aerodynamics and Flight by learning about the properties of air. 

April 25 - April 29

Important Dates:

May 4 - Hats On! for Mental Health

May 5 - National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

May 10 - School Council Meeting

May 18 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

May 19 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May 20 - No School – School-based PL Day

May 23 - No School - Victoria Day



Looking ahead:

This week in Math, students will be wrapping up their geometry unit with a check-in covering Perimeter, Area, and Volume as well as single and successive transformations. We will have the review on Monday and the check-in Tuesday. In ELA, students will be wrapping up their Wonderopolis articles with a self-assessment piece by going through success criteria and using it to identify areas of strength and needs in their own writing. In Social, Grade 6 students will be discussing fairness and equity in Ancient Greek democracy, and in Science, Grade 6 students will begin their next unit, Air and Aerodynamics, first by looking at the propertie   

April 19 - April 22

Important Dates:

May 4 - Hats On! for Mental Health

May 5 - National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

May 10 - School Council Meeting

May 18 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

May 19 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May 20 - No School – School-based PL Day

May 23 - No School - Victoria Day

Looking Ahead:

This week in ELA, students will be nearing completion of their Wonderopolis Articles by receiving peer feedback on their summaries and creating their final copy on a given template. In Math, students will be continuing learning about transformations by reviewing slides and rotations, then beginning successive transformations. In Social, Grade 6 students will be reviewing Key Vocabulary pertaining to Ancient Athens and democracy and will be applying their knowledge through games. In Science, Grade 6 students will be reviewing their Sky Science unit and having their final check-in before beginning heir next unit on Air and A 

April 11 - April 14 

Important Dates:

April 12 - School Council Meeting, Annual General Meeting

April 15 - No School - Good Friday

April 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day

April 22 - Class Photos



May 4 - Hats On! for Mental Health

May 5 - National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

May 10 - School Council Meeting

May 18 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

May 19 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May 20 - No School – School-based PL Day

May 23 - No School - Victoria Day

Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, students will be working on completing their research for their  Wonderopolis article.  This week, the focus will be on using their research notes to summarize their ideas and begin adding textual features. In Math, students will be learning about Transformations of shapes. In Science, Grade 6 students will be completing the Sky Science unit with a review and a check-in test before starting their next unit, Air and Aerodynamics. In Social, Grade 

April 4- April 8

Important Dates:

April 12 - School Council Meeting, Annual General Meeting

April 15 - No School - Good Friday

April 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day

April 22 - Class Photos



May 4 - Hats On! for Mental Health

May 5 - National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

May 10 - School Council Meeting

May 18 - Grade 6 English Language Arts (part A) Provincial Achievement Test (am)

May 19 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May 20 - No School – School-based PL Day

May 23 - No School - Victoria Day



Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, Room 16 will begin their research topic for their very own Wonderopolis article. Students will need to come up with criteria for their research and develop a question to answer. In Math, students will begin learning about Transformatio

March 28 - April 1 

Important Dates:

April 12 - School Council Meeting, Annual General Meeting

April 15 - No School - Good Friday

April 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day

April 22 - Class Photos


Looking Ahead: 

This week in ELA, students will be learning to incorporate multiple sources from research by first creating jot notes and then writing a summary. They will be demonstrating their understanding by comparing Earth with a different planet from previous research. In Math, students will continue learning about Area, Perimeter, and Volume, they will be using their learning to then begin learning about transformations, translations, and rotations of shapes. Afternoons will look different in Room 16 as of this week. In preparation for upcoming PATs, all Grade 6 students will be learning together in Room 17/18 and Grade 5's will continue their learning of the Grade 5 curriculum in Room 16.  


March 14 - March 18 

Important Dates:

March 28 – Classes Resume

April 2 - World Autism Day

April 12 - School Council Meeting, Annual General Meeting

April 15 - No School - Good Friday

April 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day

April 22 - Class Photos



Looking ahead: 

Following Spring Break, we have several new units that will be on the go! We will begin looking at myths from Ancient Greece in ELA. In Math, we will begin learning about fractions. We will begin with a review of equivalent fractions and eventually learn about mixed numbers and improper fractions, moving into percentages and representing fractions as a decimal. In Social, Grade 5's will be wrapping up their work with explorers of New France and Grade 6 will begin their next unit of Ancient Athens. 


March 7 - March 11

Important Dates: 

March 8 - School Council Meeting

March 11 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 18 - Last Day of Classes

March 28 – Classes Resume


April 2 - World Autism Day

April 12 - School Council Meeting, Annual General Meeting

April 15 - No School - Good Friday

April 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day

April 22 - Class Photos

Looking ahead: 

In ELA, we will be wrapping up news article writing with students writing two news articles independently this week. In Math, we will also be wrapping up our work with Division. Students will have a Multiplication and Division check-in on Thursday. In Science, Grade 5s will be learning about electricity safety, and Grade 6s will be learning about constellations and the distance of the planets from one another. In Social, Grade 6 students will be wrapping up provincial government and beginning their next unit on Ancient Athens. Grade 5s will be continuing their research about the first explorers of Canada. 


February 28 - March 4

Important Dates: 

March 8 - School Council Meeting

March 11 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 18 - Last Day of Classes

March 28 – Classes Resume

Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA students will be using their goal setting for news article writing to write a second news article in pairs using fairy tale prompts. This will help refine their skills before completing one on their own. In Math, students will be completing a "Division Passport" and will need to complete several tasks demonstrating their understanding of division. In Science, Grade 6 students will continue learning about Sky Science with Emit vs Reflect and in Social, Grade 6's will be wrapping up with Provincial Government by learning about the different responsibilities of a MLA and Cabinet Minister. Grade 5 students will be learning about various mixtures in Science and in Social, will be looking more deeply into the confederation of Canada as a country.  

February 22 - February 25

Important Dates: 

March 8 - School Council Meeting

March 11 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 18 - Last Day of Classes

March 28 – Classes Resume

Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, Room 16 will begin writing their own News Articles based on fairy tales. Students will be given a writing prompt and will recreate the fairy tale as a news story. In Math, students will continue with learning division strategies. Students have learned the standard algorithm and lattice method and next week will be learning the box method before beginning division with decimals. In Science, students will wrap up their research for Planet Trading Cards which they began this week. 

February 7 - February 11

Important Dates: 

February 17/18 - No School - Teacher’s Convention

February 21 - No School - Family Day

February 23 - Pink Shirt Day


March 8 - School Council Meeting

March 11 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 18 - Last Day of Classes

March 28 – Classes Resume



Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, students will be focusing on reading comprehension by discussing our read aloud and continuing to add to their mindmaps, as well as annotating news articles related to Black History Month. In Math, students will continue their work with decimal multiplication by completing a "Decimals Passport" with a number of tasks throughout the week. In Science, Grade 6 students will begin their next unit of Sky Science. To begin, they will be learning about the phases of the moon and begin tracking through a "moon journal". In Science, Grade 5's will also begin their next unit of Classroom Chesmistry by first identifying examples of different types of mixtures. In Social, Grade 6 students will discuss how a law is created and passed in Provincial Government and Grade 5's will begin learning about how anthropology and archaeology contribute to our understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples  

February 1 - February 4

Important Dates: 

February 8 - School Council Meeting

February 17/18 - No School - Teacher’s Convention

February 21 - No School - Family Day

February 23 - Pink Shirt Day



Looking Ahead: 

This week in ELA, we will continue our discussion about Fact vs Opinion in news articles. Students will also be doing some work around prefixes and suffixes later in the week. In Math, we will complete our work with the multiplication of 2 by 2 digits with some word problems before continuing to do multiplication with decimals. In Science 5, Grade 5's will be wrapping up their weather unit with their final research assignment surrounding human impact on the environment. Grade 6 students will end their unit as well with a review on Monday and then a "Mini-PAT" on Trees and Forests and Evidence and Investigations. In Social, Grade 5's will be continuing their learning about the Indigenous people in Canada's Arctic region and Grade 6 students will finish their work learning about the Provincial Government by researching about Alberta's Lieutenant Govenor. 

January 24 - January 28

Important Dates: 

February 8 - School Council Meeting

February 17/18 - No School - Teacher’s Convention

February 21 - No School - Family Day

February 22 - March 11 - Gymnastics in Physical Education Class

February 23 - Pink Shirt Day


Looking Ahead: 

Next week, in ELA we will continue our work with news article writing. Students will be identifying parts of a news article and then begin writing their own using a co-created exemplar and writing prompt. In Math, students will begin complex multiplication and be able to develop and use strategies for 2 by 2 digit multiplication and eventually multiplication with decimals. In Science, Grade 6 students will be wrapping up with Evidence and Investigation with a unit test and begin their next unit, Sky Science. Grade 5 students will be looking at the seasons and why they change. In Social, Grade 6 students will be continuing with their learning around Provincial Government and how a law is passed. Grade 5 students will be looking at different Inuit legends.    


January 17 - January 21

Important Dates: 

January 31 - No School – School-based PL Day

 

February 8 - School Council Meeting

February 17/18 - No School - Teacher’s Convention

February 21 - No School - Family Day

February 22 - March 11 - Gymnastics in Physical Education Class

February 23 - Pink Shirt Day



Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, students will continue their study of news articles. We will begin our week by practicing writing strong leads and then students will be writing their own. In Math, students will begin learning about Integers. In Science, Grade 5 students will continue their work with Climates of Canada. And Grade 6 students will be investigating soil samples. Grade 5 students in Social will be wrapping up their learning about the Potlatch and continue learning about other Indigenous groups in Canada. Grade 6 students will be looking into how school boards work in municipal government. 

January 10 - January 14 


Important Dates: 

January 4 - Classes Resume

January 11 - School Council Meeting, 6:30 pm - Virtual meeting open to all EMJ parents

January 31 - No School – School-based PL Day

 

February 8 - School Council Meeting

February 17/18 - No School - Teacher’s Convention

February 21 - No School - Family Day

February 22 - March 11 - Gymnastics in Physical Education Class

February 23 - Pink Shirt Day





Looking ahead: 

This coming week in ELA, students will begin learning about the parts of a newspaper article. They will first be looking at headlines, and then begin creating their own based on photos. In Math, we will continue learning about the Order of Operations. In Science, Grade 6 students will be doing an experiment with soil and investigating different types of fabric. Grade 5 students will be comparing a particular climate of the world with our own climate in Calgary.  In Social, Grade 6 students will complete their work learning about the Suffragettes and Grade 5's will continue learning about the Haida potlache. 

December 13 - December 17

Important Dates:

December 6 to 10 Scholastic Book Fair *Our class will be visiting the bookfair on Monday*

December 14 - School Council Meeting, 6:30 pm - Virtual meeting open to all EMJ parents

December 17 - Last Day of Classes - Winter Break





Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, we will be studying stories by comparing two films.  Students will also continue with their annotation work. In Math, we will continue with patterns work, students will be wrapping up their understanding with a short quiz. In Science, Grade 5 students will continue their learning around weather and begin learning about types of clouds and cloud formation. Grade 6 students will look at tire tracks. In Social, Grade 5 students will be completing a task on minecraft education around indigenous stories of Canada. Grade 6 students will be wrapping up their learning with municipal government by learning about school boards and the structure of municipalities.



November 29 - December 3

This year Ethel M Johnson School will be hosting an online Virtual Scholastic Book Fair for Family and Friends to shop and an In-School Scholastic Book Fair for Students to shop.   

Family and Friends will be able to access EMJ’s online Virtual Book Fair Friday, December 3 - Friday, December 10 using this link:  EMJ's Virtual Online Scholastic Book Fair or, copy and paste the web address into your web browser https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5149076

Students will be able to buy books in person during the In-School Book Fair running Monday, December 6 - Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Free Shipping!  Books purchased through the online Virtual Book Fair will be delivered to EMJ and passed out to the students to take home December 13-16.  Each order will be sent home in a sealed (not see through) package marked with the purchaser’s name. 

Shopify URL 

EMJ's Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Featured Books  Check out some of the great new books available this fall. 


Important Dates:

December 6 to 10 Scholastic Book Fair *Our class will be visiting the bookfair on Monday*

December 14 - School Council Meeting, 6:30 pm - Virtual meeting open to all EMJ parents

December 17 - Last Day of Classes - Winter Break







Looking ahead: 

This week, we will be continuing with our unit on jot notes in ELA and using it to begin our next unit on news articles. Students will be choosing a news article to make jot notes and summarize in their own words. In Math, students will continue learning about prime and composite numbers, and begin looking at number patterns and algebraic thinking. In Science, Grade 6 students will be learning about fingerprints and their use in investigations. Grade 5’s will continue their weather reporting and continue learning about the climates of our world. In Social, Grade 6 students will begin learning about bylaws specific to Calgary, and Grade 5’s will begin using Minecraft Education to make their way through a quest teaching them about some of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.


November 22 - November 25 

This year Ethel M Johnson School will be hosting an online Virtual Scholastic Book Fair for Family and Friends to shop and an In-School Scholastic Book Fair for Students to shop.   

Family and Friends will be able to access EMJ’s online Virtual Book Fair Friday, December 3 - Friday, December 10 using this link:  EMJ's Virtual Online Scholastic Book Fair or, copy and paste the web address into your web browser https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5149076

Students will be able to buy books in person during the In-School Book Fair running Monday, December 6 - Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Free Shipping!  Books purchased through the online Virtual Book Fair will be delivered to EMJ and passed out to the students to take home December 13-16.  Each order will be sent home in a sealed (not see through) package marked with the purchaser’s name. 

Shopify URL 

EMJ's Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Featured Books  Check out some of the great new books available this fall. 


Important Dates:

December 6 to 10 Scholastic Book Fair

December 14 - School Council Meeting, 6:30 pm - Virtual meeting open to all EMJ parents

December 17 - Last Day of Classes - Winter Break



Looking ahead: 

This week, we will begin a few new units in ELA and Math. In ELA, we will be continuing with identifying key words and phrases in informational texts, students will be eventually using this skill to transition to news article writing. In Math, students will begin a new unit on number patterns. In Social, Grade 5’s will continue their learning around the different treaties within Canada, they will be using this learning to begin a Minecraft Education project. Grade 6 students will pick up with their learning on municipal government. In Science, Grade 5’s will continue their learning about climate vs weather and research the climate in another part of the world. Grade 6 students will begin their next unit, Evidence and Investigation. 


Looking ahead: 

This week, we will be continuing with our unit on jot notes in ELA and using it to begin our next unit on news articles. Students will be choosing a news article to make jot notes and summarize in their own words. In Math, students will continue learning about prime and composite numbers, and begin looking at number patterns and algebraic thinking. In Science, Grade 6 students will be learning about fingerprints and their use in investigations. Grade 5’s will continue their weather reporting and continue learning about climates of our world. In Social, Grade 6 students will begin learning about bylaws specific to Calgary, and Grade 5’s will begin using Minecraft Education to make their way through a quest teaching them about some of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.


November 15 - November 19 

This year Ethel M Johnson School will be hosting an online Virtual Scholastic Book Fair for Family and Friends to shop and an In-School Scholastic Book Fair for Students to shop.   

Family and Friends will be able to access EMJ’s online Virtual Book Fair Friday, December 3 - Friday, December 10 using this link:  EMJ's Virtual Online Scholastic Book Fair or, copy and paste the web address into your web browser https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5149076

Students will be able to buy books in person during the In-School Book Fair running Monday, December 6 - Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Free Shipping!  Books purchased through the online Virtual Book Fair will be delivered to EMJ and passed out to the students to take home December 13-16.  Each order will be sent home in a sealed (not see through) package marked with the purchaser’s name. 

Shopify URL 

EMJ's Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Featured Books  Check out some of the great new books available this fall. 


Important Dates:

November 20 - Booking for Parent/Teacher Conferences opens

November 26 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

December 6 to 10 Scholastic Book Fair

December 14 - School Council Meeting, 6:30 pm - Virtual meeting open to all EMJ parents

December 17 - Last Day of Classes - Winter Break








Looking ahead: 

This week will be a busy one in Room 16! In ELA, we will be looking at how to effectively write jot notes when completing a research assignment. Students will first start by highlighting keywords in an informational text, and then as a class, we will summarize using jot notes, before students will begin summarizing independently using their jot notes. In Math, we will be wrapping up our unit on angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals with a check-in, which will be on Wednesday. In Science, Grade 5 students have started their next unit on Weather Watch. This week, we will be going over important terms, such as precipitation and the difference between climate and temperature. Grade 6 students will be finishing their unit about trees and forests with a review and final test. In Social, Grade 5 students will begin looking at the Indigenous treaties throughout Canada and Grade 6 students will be wrapping up their learning about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 


November 1 - November 5

Important Dates: 

November 9 - School Council Meeting

November 11 - No School - Remembrance Day

November 12 - No School – School-based PL Day

November 26 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences







Looking ahead: 

In ELA this coming week, students will be researching Indigenous soldiers for Indigenous Veteran’s day, Monday, November 8. Our class will be contributing their learning during our Remembrance Day assembly later in the week. Students will also be comparing their recent Halloween stories with their Memoir stories written earlier in the year to reflect on their use of figurative language and overall improvements. In Math, students will continue their work with measuring angles using a protractor. Students will learn to draw their own angles using a protractor and begin learning about different triangles. In Science, Grade 5’s will be wrapping up their Wetland unit with a test on Wednesday (originally planned for Monday), but some need more time to complete their final project. Grade 6 students will be learning about human impact on forests and branching patterns. In Social, Grade 6 students will be continuing their work on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by completing an assignment connecting their family to the Charter; an assignment outline will be sent home later next week. Grade 5’s will be completing a look at the different physiographic regions with some research.

October 25 - October 29

Important Dates: 

November 2 – School Photo Retake Opportunity

November 9 - School Council Meeting

November 11 - No School - Remembrance Day

November 12 - No School – School-based PL Day

November 26 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences



Looking ahead: 

In ELA this week, students will be completing their Halloween story writing. We will also be reviewing an exemplar as a class and discuss and annotate the exemplar looking for writing outcomes. Students will then annotate their own writing using these same outcomes to self-assess their story. In Math, students have completed their unit on Graph Analysis and will be moving on to identifying and measuring angles and triangles. In Social, Grade 5 students will begin learning about the Great Lakes region in Canada. Grade 6 students will wrap up their learning about rights and responsibilities and begin discussing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In Science, Grade 5’s will be wrapping up their unit on Wetlands with their final assignment, “Saving the Wetlands”, which can be found on Google Classroom. Grade 6 students will be learning about Tree Cookies and the internal parts of a tree.

October 19 - October 22

Important Dates: 

November 2 – School Photo Retake Opportunity

November 9 - School Council Meeting

November 11 - No School - Remembrance Day

November 12 - No School – School-based PL Day

November 26 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences



Looking Ahead:

This week in ELA, students will continue their narrative writing unit. They will begin the week by looking at success criteria and reflecting on their personal narrative writing to formulate a learning goal for their Halloween stories. Students will be partaking in mini-lessons about using sensory detail and including relevant details. By the end of the week, students will begin planning their Halloween stories. In Math, students will continue their work with analyzing and evaluating graphs. Students will be collecting their own data from one another and using the data to create a graph. In Science, Grade 6 students will be continuing their work learning about Fungus, Lichens, and Conks, and begin discussing the differences between plants and trees. Grade 5’s will be wrapping up their learning about Animal Adaptations. In Social, Grade 6 students will begin learning about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and their Rights and Responsibilities. Grade 5’s will be continuing their learning about Atlantic Canada.

October 12 - October 15 

Important Dates: 

October 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day

November 2 – School Photo Retake Opportunity

November 9 - School Council Meeting

November 11 - No School - Remembrance Day

November 12 - No School – School-based PL Day

November 26 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences



Looking ahead: 

This week, in ELA, students will begin a fictional narrative writing unit. This week, students will focus on dialogue writing and strong story beginnings. The final product will be a Halloween story that students will be able to compare to their personal narratives done earlier in the year. In Math, students will have a review lesson on decimals on Tuesday and have their decimals test on Wednesday. The remainder of the week, students will begin learning about graph reading. In Science, Grade 6 students will be learning about Fungus, Lichen, and Conks in a forest. And Grade 5’s will begin learning about human impact on Wetlands. In Social, Grade 6 students will continue their work with municipal government, and begin learning about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Grade 5’s will continue learning about the Atlantic Region and hopefully begin learning about the Canadian Shield.

October 4 - October 7 

Important Dates: 

October 8 - No School – School-based PL Day

October 11 - No School - Thanksgiving

October 12 - School Council Virtual Meeting -6:30 pm

October 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day

November 2 – School Photo Retake Opportunity

November 9 - School Council Meeting

November 11 - No School - Remembrance Day

November 12 - No School – School-based PL Day

November 26 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences




Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, students will complete their memoir writing with a chance for further self-reflection by annotating their planning page to see how planning supported their final writing product. We will also have the opportunity to develop research and jot notes skills by preparing for the Municipal Election. In Math, we will continue practicing adding and subtracting decimal numbers, students will get to create their own “stores” and have to use their skills to calculate their receipts. In Social, Grade 5’s will continue their work researching the physical regions of Canada and Grade 6’s will continue learning about the responsibilities of the municipal government. In Science, Grade 5’s will be learning about the adaptations of aquatic animals, and Grade 6 students will be learning about the levels of the forest. 


September 27 - October 1

Important Dates: 

October 8 - No School – School-based PL Day

October 11 - No School - Thanksgiving

October 12 - School Council Virtual Meeting - 6:30 pm

October 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day




Looking ahead: 

This week in ELA, we will be completing the memoir of Fatty Legs, and students will begin writing their own memoirs to demonstrate their understanding of Figurative Language. In Math this week, we will wrap up addition and subtraction of whole numbers and begin work with adding and subtracting decimals. In Social, Grade 6 students will begin learning about Municipal Government to prepare for the upcoming municipal election. Grade 5 students will begin looking at different regions in Canada in more depth, starting with Alberta’s regions. In Science, Grade 6 students will have a lesson on levels on the forest and begin learning about Nutrient Webs. And Grade 5 students will be learning about Nutrient Webs within Wetlands. 


September 20 - September 23

Important Dates: 

September 30 - Orange Shirt Day (No School) 

October 8 - No School – School-based PL Day

October 11 - No School - Thanksgiving

October 12 - School Council Virtual Meeting - 6:30 pm

October 18 - No School - System-wide PL Day


Student Highlights from the Week:


"Everyone presented their All About Me projects.” 

“In Science, we are learning about Trees and Forest, this week we started researching about two trees, a Deciduous and Coniferous Tree.” 

“In Math, we learned about expanded form, standard form, and word form up to the millions and beyond, and we started with decimals, and a few fractions because it connects." 

“In ELA, we wrote notes about figurative language, like similes and metaphors, hyperbole, alliteration, synecdoche, personification, and onomatopoeia.” 

“In Social, we did the Student Vote and studied the results.” 

“We also did the Terry Fox run this week.” 


Learning Intentions for the Week: 

ELA

I can explain how literary devices/ figurative language enhance writing 

I can identify figurative language while reading 

I can use figurative language to enhance my writing

This week, students reviewed types of figurative language and added some new types, such as synecdoche, to their repertoire. Students made notes and came up with examples of figurative language, then rewrote a “bland” piece of writing to include figurative language, first with a partner/ class discussion, then independently. 

MATH

I can show an understanding of place value, including numbers that are greater than one million

I can demonstrate place value for numbers less than one thousandth

This week, students continued their work with place value, practicing reading and recognizing large numbers up to the millions. They practiced reading and writing numbers in word form, and comparing and ordering. Later in the week, students began learning about decimal place value to the thousands and practiced reading and ordering decimal numbers with games and independent practice. 


SCIENCE

I can identify a tree as deciduous or coniferous.

I can identify a tree by its leaves or needles (type, arrangement, margin, shape)

I can describe what a tree’s bark looks like

I can tell where 2 local deciduous and 2 local coniferous trees are found in Alberta.

I can identify plants and animals found in Alberta Wetlands

This week Grade 6 students began a research project investigating local deciduous and coniferous trees. They will use their research jot notes to summarize their findings and then choose a local tree to base an upcoming art project on. Grade 5 students also did some research and created a visual dictionary about animals that can be found in Alberta’s wetlands. 


SOCIAL 

I can analyze data from graphs and collected numbers

I can evaluate data and make logical inferences 

I can identify Canada's different geographical regions

Both Grade 5 and 6 students participated in Student Vote on Monday for the Federal Election. On Tuesday, Grade 6 students compared the election results to our student vote results and spent time investigating Alberta’s voting results. Grade 5 students have begun learning about the different geographical regions of Canada. 


Looking ahead:   

To recognize next week’s National Week of Truth and Reconciliation, one of the things students will be doing is as a class, reading Margaret Pokiok’s, “Fatty Legs,” the memoir of her time in residential schools.  In Math, students will continue their learning with decimal place value, as well as begin practice using addition and subtraction with large and decimal numbers. In Social, Grade 6 students will be learning about the pillars of democracy and Grade 5 students will continue their investigation into the physical regions of Canada. In Science, Grade 6 students will be completing their tree research project and Grade 5 students will be identifying roles of different organisms in the food web.


September 13 - September 17 

Mark Your Calendars

September 19 - Terry Fox (School Run is MONDAY Sept 20) 

September 22 - Signing of Treaty 7

September 24 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

September 30 - Orange Shirt Day 




Looking Ahead: 

Monday will be a busy day in Room 16! Students will be participating in the Terry Fox run on Monday as well as Student Vote. In ELA this week, students will continue practicing annotating close readings. We will also review types of figurative language and learn a few new literary devices. In Math, we will continue with learning about large numbers by ordering and comparing them. Grade 6’s will begin learning about decimals as well. In Social, besides partaking in Student Vote, Grade 6’s will be learning about the four pillars of democracy and Grade 5’s will continue learning about the physical geography of Canada. For Science, Grade 6 students will be using jot notes to complete research about deciduous and coniferous trees. Grade 5’s will be learning about different animals that can be found in wetlands. 

September 7 - September 10 

Mark Your Calendars

September 1 - First Day of School

September 16 – School Photos

September 19 - Terry Fox

September 22 - Signing of Treaty 7

September 24 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

September 30 - Orange Shirt Day



Looking ahead: 

Next week students will begin their “All About Me” presentations, they have been given some time to complete their work in class but will likely need to finish at home to add in personal photos.  In ELA next week, students will be completing a writing assignment describing their ideal schoolyard design. Students will be learning how to annotate a text for close reading. In Math, students will begin learning about place value. Grade 5’s will be learning about numbers up to one million, and Grade 6’s will be learning about numbers up to and above one million. In Science, Grade 5’s will continue learning about different types of Wetlands and the different biotic and abiotic factors of Wetlands, and Grade 6 students will be learning about the parts of a leaf and characteristics of leaves to continue with their unit on Trees and Forests. To prepare for the upcoming Federal Election, students will be partaking in ‘Student Vote’ and will be learning about the ins and outs of how an election works for Social Studies. 

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