Ms. Wilkinson (MacGillivray)

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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Monday, Oct. 18 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for students. It is also municipal election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/isScnELKOp

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