Grade 5 | Ms. Kerry Goodine

Learning update for the week March 1-5

Humanities – In Language Arts, we have started our class novel study on Underground to Canada.  Students will be completing written response activities (comprehension, vocabulary, figurative language, etc.) and will engage in meaningful discussions about the story. In Social Studies, students will learn about the history of the North West Mounted Police in the Interior Plains region.

Math – We are concluding the Fractions and Decimals unit with an assessment later in the week.  Students are reminded to complete assigned activities in Mathletics to ensure they are prepared. 

Science– We are concluding the Classroom Chemistry unit with a fun ice cream experiment on Monday. There will be a unit quiz on Thursday (March 4) – students were encouraged to take their duo-tang home over the weekend. A brief review guide can be found on Google Classroom under Classwork. Students are also to choose an experiment to complete as a final assignment for this unit. They are required to submit their experiment idea to Ms. Goodine by Monday (Mar 1) on Google Classroom or advise in class. They will then conduct the experiment sometime at home between Mar 2-7. Students have been advised to speak to their parents and choose safe experiments. Perhaps they can conduct them outside (if messy). They will need to record data, take photos or drawings to include in their lab report which will be due Monday, March 8.  

Health– We will begin our Human Sexuality unit on Monday, March 1.  A parent email was sent on Friday, February 26. Please email Ms. Goodine with any questions.



Wed. March 10 – Virtual Safety Expo

Fri. March 12 – PD day (no school)


Reminder: Any student who is absent may look to Google Classroom (GC) for activities/assignments they can do at home.  They are advised to look under “Classwork” and scroll through the posts as not everything will appear as an “assignment” or in their “To Do” list.  Some items are posted as materials for students to simply read or watch (i.e. copy of a handout given in class or a link to a Science video).  Please note: Items or assignments will be posted the day they are completed in class and will not necessarily be posted in advance.  This blog outlines the plan for the week.  Thank you.


During Parent/Teacher conferences, there were some requests for additional resources for students to do at home.  Here are some websites that can provide some extra practice in spelling and math:

Spelling  - Some sections are free, full access with subscription. - Free with Parent registration - Free trial, paid subscription.

There are also a number of spelling apps out there although most require payment. Scrabble or Boggle (board games or apps) can also be a fun way to practice spelling skills.


IXL Math - 

Khan Academy - 

Reminder for students to also utilize their Mathletics account.  Mathletics Live is where they can practice their math facts in real time and compete with other students around the world. Students have their own login.  If they don't know/have it, please contact Ms. Goodine.


  • Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather - we go outside multiple times a day. They should also have a pair of indoor shoes which they can leave at school.
  • Students should bring their tech to school each day (charged) so they can use it to work on/complete assignments.  If they forget their devices they will be expected to complete their work on paper.
  • Scholastic orders can be made online (see below)
  • Absent students may check our Google Classroom to keep up with some assignments they are missing in class
  • Parents, please see PowerSchool for feedback on assessments.  Tests will not be coming home.
  • Homework is assigned if students are unable to complete it during class.  Students are always encouraged to read nightly for 15-30 minutes and practice their basic (multiplication) facts.  They should regularly have a book to read in class and can borrow one book at a time from our school library (see book request to the right).


General Information:

Attention Parents:  The Scholastic book club for our class is now ready to accept online orders. Due to Covid, orders will be shipped directly to your home (free shipping on orders over $35).  Every order you make will benefit our classroom library. Browse items online or view the monthly digital flyer which is now a single flyer for all ages.  Click here to view the September flyer and here for the October flyer.  Don't forget to enter the class code when ordering - Class Code: RC194207

My Blueprint - Each student has been shown how to access their myBlueprint account.  Please follow these steps: My Blueprint Login- Student instructions.pdf

Birthdays - Unfortunately birthday treats for sharing with the class are not permitted this year.  We will make sure to celebrate your child's birthday in other ways.


Please feel free to email me with any questions/concerns.

Thank you,


Ms. Kerry Goodine

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