# Ms. Kazi-Tani | Grade 5/6

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Ms. K's Weekly Update! – November 27th- December 1st

Looking Back

• This week was another wonderful and busy week! And what an amazing field trip the Police Interpretive Centre was!
• In Math, students practiced problems using 3-digit by 2-digit division problems using long-division. Grade 6s learned how to use decimals when dividing.  Students are encouraged to use their Xtra Math accounts to practice and support their mathematical number sense at home for support (flyer with your child’s log in name and PIN number came home two weeks ago, use my email to log in when prompted ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca- link is in the google classroom). They also have their Name and PIN glued inside of their Jump Math book.
• In Language Arts, students participate in daily reading. This week they finished shared their character sketches, various narratives they have been working and were introduced to their new novel study book: “Stargirl”.  Also, a reminder, students have to access EPIC books where they can read fiction and non-fiction materials (we have a class account, see the google classroom).
• In Wellness- Students have begun a new project, ask them about it!
• In Science 6, students have been engaging in Forensic Science Centres! They are experimenting with: Paper Chromatography, fingerprinting, soil and fabric sampling as well as graphology. (please see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

• We will be delving into our new novel study, "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli, in language art and learning about Winter Solstice so that we can create works of art and poetry around its themes.
• Students will complete their new wellness assignment and begin a new art assignment as well as continue vocabulary learning in French.
• We will review math concepts such as multiplication, long division and adding and subtracting integers from this week and embark on more problem-solving activities daily. They will have a division quiz on Wednesday.
• Science 6 : We will dig a little deeper into our new Unit: Evidence and Investigation and complete our forensic centres.

Important Dates

·          No School for Students Dec. 8th

·          December 21st Winter Solstice Evening 6 pm-8pm

·          Winter Break 23rd- Jan. 7th

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Have a Wonderful Weekend!

·          Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

·          Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

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·          Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

·          ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Thank you everyone for coming to conferences. It was so lovely discussing all your child's successes so far this year.

Ms. K's Weekly Update! Nov. 13th-17th

Looking Back

·       This week was a short one but as always, a busy one!

·       In Math, students practiced problems using 3-digit by 2-digit multiplication algorithms. Grade 6s learned how to use decimals when multiplying.  Students are encouraged to use their Xtra Math accounts to practice and support their mathematical number sense at home for support (flyer with your child’s log in name and PIN number came home two weeks ago, use my email to log in when prompted ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca- link is in the google classroom). They also have their Name and PIN glued inside of their Jump Math book.

·       In Language Arts, students participate in daily reading. This week they finished their Spooky Halloween narratives using descriptive sentence starters, interesting adjectives and creative story lines. Also, students began to access EPIC to read fiction and non-fiction materials  (we have a class account, see the google classroom).

·       In Science 6, students have learning about the Scientific Method and the three important variables that are in an experiment. The learned about the type of evidence used in Forensic Science such as Paper Chromatography and fingerprinting. They also took imprints of their own fingerprints. (please see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

·            We will continue our Character Designs from the story “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse” and finish watching the story that we rea as a class.

·            Students will begin a new wellness assignment and art assignment as well as continue vocabulary learning in French.

·            We will review math concepts such as long division and adding and subtracting integers from this week and embark on more problem-solving activities daily.

·            Science 6 :We will dig a little deeper into our new Unit: Evidence and Investigation

Important Dates

·          No School for Students Nov. 9th - 15th

·          December 21st Winter Solstice Evening6 pm-8pm

·          Police Interpretive Centre Field Trip- Nov. 29th and 30th (We are in Need of Volunteers- Please email me if your clearance is up to date with our school and you would like to volunteer!)- Forms will come home after the break.

·          Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 23rd and 24th (Sign up for a time that works for you)

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Please Note: The events in Israel, the Gaza Strip and other parts of the Middle East are cause for concern around the world and impact many people in our own community. We recognize that for CBE’s Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian families, the impact is deeply personal and devastating. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our students. For some, this conflict may be particularly triggering due to personal experiences, or they may have strong reactions due to personal or family ties to Israel or Palestine. Many of our community members are concerned about what the future holds in the days and weeks ahead for the citizens of both countries and the world. As a learning community it is our duty to uphold human rights and to protect the well-being of every individual so that they feel a sense of belonging at school and work. We will not tolerate hate in any form in our schools and at Woodbine School. We understand that with the significant media coverage of these events, children of all ages will have questions or concerns and will reach out to adults, both teachers and parents, to help them make sense of the issue. Having the ability to engage in these conversations is important and requires the ability to listen, provide information, and engage in honest dialogue with children. We recognize children may have questions and we encourage families to answer these questions according to their own family beliefs and values. It is when children can engage in thoughtful conversations with a caring adult that they are able to build resilience for themselves and compassion for others.

Ms. K's Weekly Update! – Nov. 6th-Nov. 8th

Looking Back

·       This week was a short one but as always, a busy one!

·       In Math students continued problem solving using integers and working on concepts that require problem solving using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division patterns. Students are encouraged to use their Xtra Math accounts to practice and support their mathematical number sense at home for support (flyer with your child’s log in name and PIN number came home two weeks ago, use my email to log in when prompted ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca- link is in the google classroom). They also have their Name and PIN glued inside of their Jump Math book.

·       In Language Arts, worked on completing their spooky Halloween stories using descriptive sentence starters and an array of adjectives.

·       In Science 6, students have completed the Trees and Forest Unit. They had their Unit Test on Wednesday (please see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

·            We will complete their Halloween Stories and Work on their Character Designs from the story “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse”.

·            Students will complete their Leaf art and Quote art designs.

·            We will review math concepts such as long division and adding and subtracting integers from this week and embark on more problem-solving activities and practice solving problems that are multi-step.

·            Science 6 : We will start our new unit- Evidence and Investigation

Important Dates

·          No School for Students Nov. 9th - 15th·          Police Interpretive Centre Field Trip- Nov. 29th and 30th (We are in Need of Volunteers- Please email me if your clearance is up to date with our school and you would like to volunteer!)- Forms will come home after the break.

·          Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 23rd and 24th

·  Dec. 21st -Woodbine's Winter Solstice Woodbine Event- 6-8pm

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Please Note: The events in Israel, the Gaza Strip and other parts of the Middle East are cause for concern around the world and impact many people in our own community. We recognize that for CBE’s Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian families, the impact is deeply personal and devastating. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our students. For some, this conflict may be particularly triggering due to personal experiences, or they may have strong reactions due to personal or family ties to Israel or Palestine. Many of our community members are concerned about what the future holds in the days and weeks ahead for the citizens of both countries and the world. As a learning community it is our duty to uphold human rights and to protect the well-being of every individual so that they feel a sense of belonging at school and work. We will not tolerate hate in any form in our schools and at Woodbine School. We understand that with the significant media coverage of these events, children of all ages will have questions or concerns and will reach out to adults, both teachers and parents, to help them make sense of the issue. Having the ability to engage in these conversations is important and requires the ability to listen, provide information, and engage in honest dialogue with children. We recognize children may have questions and we encourage families to answer these questions according to their own family beliefs and values. It is when children can engage in thoughtful conversations with a caring adult that they are able to build resilience for themselves and compassion for others.

Have a Wonderful Long Weekend!

Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K's Weekly Update! – Oct. 30th-Nov.3rd

Looking Back

·       This week students went down to Fish Creek Provincial Park with their classmates. Ask them about all the learning and activities they participated in when they were down there.

·       In Math students have been learning about integers and working on concepts that require problem solving using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division patterns. Students are encouraged to use their Xtra Math accounts to practice and support their mathematical number sense at home for support (flyer with your child’s log in name and PIN number came home two weeks ago, use my email to log in when prompted ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca- link is in the google classroom). They also have their Name and PIN glued inside of their Jump Math book.

·       In Language Arts, students have written reflections based on their favorite quotes from the story:  The Boy, The Mole, The Horse and The Fox. Ask them about the story and the characters within it, their favorite quote. This week they also started writing a spooky Halloween story using descriptive sentences and an array of adjectives.

·       In Science 6, students have completed the Trees and Forest Unit. They will have a Unit Test on Wednesday. They have Homework( please see Google Classroom). They are encouraged to study using the resources in the Science section of the Google Classroom!!!  (please see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

·            Students will finish their "Meet Me" Projects, they are great so far!

·            We will complete their Halloween Stories and Work on their Character Designs from the story “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse”.

·            Students will complete their Leaf art and Quote art designs.

·            We will review math concepts from last week and embark on more problem-solving activities and practice solving problems using long division.

·            Science 6 Unit Test on Wednesday- Study Material is in the Google Classroom.

Important Dates

·          Picture Retake Day Nov. 6th

·          No School for Students Nov. 9th- NI day

·          Remembrance Day Assembly – Nov. 8th

·          Police Interpretive Centre Field Trip- Nov. 29th (We are in Need of Volunteers- Please email me if your clearance is up to date with our school and you would like to volunteer!)

·          Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 23rd and 24th

·

Please Note: The events in Israel, the Gaza Strip and other parts of the Middle East are cause for concern around the world and impact many people in our own community. We recognize that for CBE’s Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian families, the impact is deeply personal and devastating. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our students. For some, this conflict may be particularly triggering due to personal experiences, or they may have strong reactions due to personal or family ties to Israel or Palestine. Many of our community members are concerned about what the future holds in the days and weeks ahead for the citizens of both countries and the world. As a learning community it is our duty to uphold human rights and to protect the well-being of every individual so that they feel a sense of belonging at school and work. We will not tolerate hate in any form in our schools and at Woodbine School. We understand that with the significant media coverage of these events, children of all ages will have questions or concerns and will reach out to adults, both teachers and parents, to help them make sense of the issue. Having the ability to engage in these conversations is important and requires the ability to listen, provide information, and engage in honest dialogue with children. We recognize children may have questions and we encourage families to answer these questions according to their own family beliefs and values. It is when children can engage in thoughtful conversations with a caring adult that they are able to build resilience for themselves and compassion for others.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Don’t miss out on the highly anticipated Halloween Dance this Thursday October 26th!
*No printed tickets are required for entry at the door. We will have a list of tickets purchased.

Volunteers make this event a success! Please consider signing up to help as we cannot run this event without caregiver support.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woodbine-elementary-halloween-dance-tickets-736876516497?aff=oddtdtcreator
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EABA82DA0FF2-45168168-woodbine#/

Ms. K's Weekly Update! – Oct. 9th -13th

Looking Back

·       This week Grade 6 students had a wonderful time in Fish Creek Provincial Park with their classmates. Ask them about all the learning and activities they participated in when they were down there on their Trees and Forests Mission 3!.

·       In Math we have been reviewing concepts in algebra and patterns.  We also continued problem solving by analyzing patterns and their relationships to assign rules and equations to them as we see fit.  We have been learning about factors and multiples and how to find the LCM and GFC. Students are all enrolled in Xtra math to support their problem solving skills. A letter came home this week with information pertaining to your child.

·       In Language Arts, we have been editing and typing up their reflections after listening and reading to the story "The Boy, The Mole, The Horse and The Fox". Ask them about the quotes that they like from this story. Ask them about the themes and messages that are within the story itself and and the characters within it.

·       In Science 6, students have completed mIssion I and II and embarked on Mission III this week. They have created visual representations of the Levels in a forest, food webs and food chains within the Trees & Forests Unit. (please see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

·            Students are working on two art projects: Quote and Leaf Zen-tangle Art! Ask them about it!

·            We will continue to share and engage in reflective writing in Language Arts during Author's Chair and create some Halloween-ish narratives!!

·            Grade 6 Students will analyze and interpret their data collected from Mission 3 and present as a team. Students will also learn about photosynthesis, the nutrient cycle and embark on mission 3.

·            We will review math concepts from last week and embark on more problem-solving activities.

Important Dates

·          Picture Retake Day Nov. 6th

·          No School for Students Oct. 20th- NI day

·          Oct. 26th Halloween Dance

Please note: The events in Israel, the Gaza Strip and other parts of the Middle East are cause for concern around the world and impact many people in our own community. We recognize that for CBE’s Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian families, the impact is deeply personal and devastating. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our students. For some, this conflict may be particularly triggering due to personal experiences, or they may have strong reactions due to personal or family ties to Israel or Palestine. Many of our community members are concerned about what the future holds in the days and weeks ahead for the citizens of both countries and the world. As a learning community it is our duty to uphold human rights and to protect the well-being of every individual so that they feel a sense of belonging at school and work. We will not tolerate hate in any form in our schools and at Woodbine School. We understand that with the significant media coverage of these events, children of all ages will have questions or concerns and will reach out to adults, both teachers and parents, to help them make sense of the issue. Having the ability to engage in these conversations is important and requires the ability to listen, provide information, and engage in honest dialogue with children. We recognize children may have questions and we encourage families to answer these questions according to their own family beliefs and values. It is when children can engage in thoughtful conversations with a caring adult that they are able to build resilience for themselves and compassion for others.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K's Weekly Update! – Oct. 9th -13th

Looking Back

·       This week students had a wonderful time in Fish Creek Provincial Park with their classmates. Ask them about all the learning and activities they participated in when they were down there.

·       In Math we have been reviewing concepts in algebra and patterns.  We also continued problem solving by analyzing patterns and their relationships to assign rules and equations to them as we see fit.

·       In Language Arts, we have been reflecting upon what kindness and friendship means to us by engaging in written responses after listening to the story The Boy, The Mole, The Horse and The Fox. Ask them about the story and the characters within it.

·       In Science 6, students have continued learning about Trees & Forests Unit. They are studying about different types of trees a here in Alberta. Students have finished their second project and are creating visual representations of the layers of the forest. They are getting ready for Mission 3! (please see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

·            Students will finish their "Meet Me" Projects, they are great so far!

·            We will continue to share and engage in reflective writing in Language Arts!

·            Students will begin a new art project!

·            We will review math concepts from last week and embark on more problem-solving activities.

·            And in science will learn about photosynthesis, the nutrient cycle and embark on mission 3.

Important Dates

·          Picture Retake Day Nov. 6th

·          No School for Students Oct. 20th- NI day

·          Oct. 26th Halloween Dance

Please note: The events in Israel, the Gaza Strip and other parts of the Middle East are cause for concern around the world and impact many people in our own community. We recognize that for CBE’s Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian families, the impact is deeply personal and devastating. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our students. For some, this conflict may be particularly triggering due to personal experiences, or they may have strong reactions due to personal or family ties to Israel or Palestine. Many of our community members are concerned about what the future holds in the days and weeks ahead for the citizens of both countries and the world. As a learning community it is our duty to uphold human rights and to protect the well-being of every individual so that they feel a sense of belonging at school and work. We will not tolerate hate in any form in our schools and at Woodbine School. We understand that with the significant media coverage of these events, children of all ages will have questions or concerns and will reach out to adults, both teachers and parents, to help them make sense of the issue. Having the ability to engage in these conversations is important and requires the ability to listen, provide information, and engage in honest dialogue with children. We recognize children may have questions and we encourage families to answer these questions according to their own family beliefs and values. It is when children can engage in thoughtful conversations with a caring adult that they are able to build resilience for themselves and compassion for others.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms K's Weekly Update ~ Oct. 2nd- Oc.t 6th

Looking Back

·       This week students went down to Fish Creek Provincial Park with their Grade 3 buddy class! Ask them about their connection with the land and the experience they had!

·In Language Arts, students took part in their first Layers of Literacy Cycle. they participated in Author's chair and participated in some fire writing!

·       In Math students had a quiz on patterns and algebra. Ask them how it went. All students are encouraged to do corrections with their teacher or at home for homework (their choice, so they can learn from their quiz).

· In Art, students have been working on a completing their symbolic representation of their name and began quote art!

Ask your child what their favourite quote is and how it brings them well-being.

·       In Science 6, students have continued learning about Trees & Forests Unit. They are studying about different types of trees a here in Alberta and how to classify trees by leaf type, arrangement, and margin. Students have been working on their second “Mission II” investigation (see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6). They have also been learning about consumers, producers, decomposers and food chains!

Looking Forward

·            Students will continue presenting their "Meet Me" Projects, they are great so far!

·            We will continue narrative reading, literacy cycles, reflective writing  and editing in Language Arts!

·            All four classes will head to Fish Creek as a grade 5/6 group on Friday Oct. 13th!

·            More problem-solving fun in math, integers, patterns, expressions and algebra.

·            And in science will learn about food webs, photosynthesis and the nutrient cycle.

Important Dates

·          October 10: Picture Day

·          No school Oct. 20th- NI day

·        Picture Retake Day Nov. 6th

·          Fish Creek Friday Oct. 13th

·          Oct. 26th Halloween Dance

The Calgary Board of Education is inviting all families and caregivers to join in an online
series focusing on child and youth well-being. These sessions are hosted in partnership with Alberta Health
Services and will explore topics such as vaping, brain development, mental health, and sexual health. LINK:
https://insite.cbe.ab.ca/healt...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Just a reminder from our school

Please no dogs on school property:

A dog is a person's best friend, however, we need you to know that they are not allowed on school property, even if you have them on a leash.  A number of children are uncomfortable with dogs and not all dogs are as well behaved as yours.

We thank you for your support.

Ms. K's Weekly Update! – Sept -25th -28th 2023

Looking Back

·       This week students participated in their Author’s Chair in Language! Ask them about it!

·       In Math we have been reviewing concepts such as multiples, factors, fractions and inequalities. We also continued problem solving by analyzing patterns and their relationships.

· In Art, students have been working on a completing their symbolic representation of their name. Ask your child about it!

·       In Language Arts, we have been reflecting upon what kindness and friendship means to us.  How students hold others up and how they are held up by others. As a class we read the Indigenous story, “You Hold Me Up”. Ask your child about it and what it meant to them.

·       In Science 6, students have continued learning about Trees & Forests Unit. They are studying about different types of trees a here in Alberta and how to classify trees by leaf type, arrangement, and margin. Students have finished their first project! They have now started their second “Mission II” investigation (see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

·            Students will continue presenting their "Meet Me" Projects, they are great so far!

·            We will continue narrative and reflective writing in Language Arts!

·            Students will meet their grade 3 buddies next week also!

·            More problem-solving fun in math!

·            And in science will learn about parts of a tree, photosynthesis and the nutrient cycle.

Important Dates

·          Oct. 4th International Walk to School Day

·          October 10: Picture Day

·          No school Oct. 9th- Thanksgiving

·          Oct. 10th Picture Day. Retake Day Nov. 6th

·          Oct. 26th Halloween Dance

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K's Weekly Update! – Sept 18th -21st, 2023

Looking Back

·       This week has been another fabulous one! It was great to see most of you during our open house this week! Also, what an amazing Terry Fox Assembly and run we had. Thanks to all of you that participated and donated!

·       In Math we have been problem solving by analyzing patterns and their relationships.  They have been creating equations using variables to solve a repeating pattern.

· In Art, students have been working on a symbolic representation of their name. Ask your child about it!

·       In Language Arts, we have been reflecting upon what kindness and friendship means to us.  As a class we have finished reading story “The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy. It is a story about the importance of being true to oneself, the power of love and friendship, and the beauty that can be found in the world if we only take the time to look for it.

·       In Science 6, students have been working within our Trees & Forests Unit. They have learned about some different types of trees a here in Alberta, why trees and forests are important, and how trees are classified.  Students have mostly completed their first project! Ask them about it. Some students have begun their second science “Mission II” investigation (see your child’s other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

·            We will be completing our baseline testing next week.

·            We will continue problem solving skills and working on computations using basic math facts and analyzing patterns and relationships.

·            Students will present their "Meet Me" Projects next week and I am so very excited to see them all!

·            We will begin narrative writing in Language Arts!

·            We will continue working on completing name Art projects.

Important Dates

·          September 29: National Truth and Reconciliation (NO SCHOOL)

·          Oct. 4th International Walk to School Day

·          October 10: Picture Day

·          No school Oct. 9th- Thanksgiving

·          Oct. 10th Picture Day. Retake Day Nov. 6th

·          Oct. 26th Halloween Dance

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K's Weekly Update! – Sept 11th   – 15th, 2023

Looking Back

·       This week has been such a wonderful one and I am so proud of each and every student and their efforts to putting their best foot forward and adapting to the grade 5/6 classroom environment with ease.

·       In Math we have been problem solving as a class. Students have been faced with mathematical problems that have challenged their prior knowledge of basic math facts which required them to solve using 2 digit by 2 digit& 3 digit multiplication, addition, subtraction and division).

·       In Language Arts, we have been reflecting upon what peace means to us and how it connects us to who we are authentically and holistically. They have produces some wonderful written pieces around what peace means to them.  Students have also been engaged in our read aloud story “The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy. It is a story about the importance of being true to oneself, the power of love and friendship, and the beauty that can be found in the world if we only take the time to look for it.

·       In Science 6, we began our first unit, Trees & Forests, we learned about some different types of trees a here in Alberta, why trees and forests are important, and how trees are classified.  We also went outside to sketch two tree types and leaf shapes to gain real life examples as to how we classify trees. Students have begun their first project (Due Sept. 21st)! Ask them about it. ( See your other teachers blog for what they are doing in science 5, social 5 and social studies 6).

Looking Forward

·            We will continue our baseline testing.

·            We will continue problem solving skills and working on computations using basic math facts.

·            "Meet Me" Projects will be presented and I am so very excited to hear them all!

·            We will begin narrative writing in Language Arts!

·            We will continue working on our new Art project.

Just A Few Reminders:

·       Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

·       Please check Google Classroom regularly for supportive educational material as we go on through the year.

Important Dates

·          September 29: National Truth and Reconciliation

·          September 21 & 22: Meet the Teacher (No School 22nd)

·          October 10: Picture Day

·          No school Oct. 9th- Thanksgiving

·          Oct. 10th Picture Day. Retake Day Nov. 6th

·          Oct. 26th Halloween Dance

·          September 20: Terry Fox Run 1:15pm You are welcome to join us! *If you’d like to donate and support the cause, please use this link: https://schools.terryfox.ca/Woodbine

Ms. K’s Weekly Update!                                                                            Sept 5th – 8th, 2023

Looking Back:

·          What a wonderful start and first two days of our new and fresh 2023/2024 Woodbine School Year!!!

·          It was great to meet all of your wonderful children this week. I truly look forward to fulfilling year.

·          As a first whole group activity, the students completed a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) challenge last week in which they had to create a marble run that have their marble travel the SLOWEST across a board using only 2 sheets of construction paper, two arms length strips of tape, and scissors. This was a fun and challenging task that really made the students work cooperatively!

·          This week we reviewed class expectations, discussed how our classroom runs and flows, and learned about the power gratitude and setting daily meaningful intentions to achieve our goals. Ask your child about our Gratitude and Intention Board! Ask them about their “classroom rocks” and “friendship rocks”!

·          We began a mini-project called “Meet Me”- Google Presentation. Ask your child all about it and how it tied into our wellness curriculum.

·          Students wrote me “teacher letter” describing themselves and who they are as unique individuals and communicated their learning needs.

·          In Language Arts they reflected upon what Peace means to them.

·          In Science the grade 6’s learned about the difference between Coniferous and Deciduous trees as we begin our first Unit- Trees and Forests. As them about their tree sketches and how we learned from the land.

·          Thank you for raising wonderful beings! They came to school prepared to learn and engage in discussion. They have settled in well to their new learning environment which brings me such joy.

Looking Forward

·          In grade 5/6 we will be beginning some baseline testing to get an idea of where everyone is and where we need to go from here.

·          Your Grade 6 child will get deeper into their Science Trees and Forest Unit.

·          Meet Me Projects are due Friday September 15th.

·          We will begin a little art project next week too!

*Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Important Dates and Reminders:

·          September 29: National Truth and Reconciliation

·          September 20: Terry Fox Run 1:15pm

·          September 21 & 22: Meet the Teacher (No School 22nd)

·          October 10: Picture Day

·          Grade 6 Vaccinations Sept. 13th. Forms due back Sept. 11th.

·          Oct. 10th Picture Day. Retake Day Nov. 6th

*This current week we started our grade level class regrouping for Science and Social Studies. We will have two blocks of science/social studies each day at the end of the morning and the end of the day, Monday to Thursday.*

·          The teachers of each grade-level subject are:

·          Mr. Wolfe: Grade 6 Social Studies;

·          Ms. Kazi-Tani Grade 6 Science;

·          Mr. Pedersen Grade 5 Science

·          It has taken some practice, but we are getting the hang of moving between classes and settling in to work with our grade groups.

·          We have also instituted some changes to the entry and exit doors to make movement within the school more efficient. The grade 5/6 doors are now the southwest doors near the large green electrical utility box (the doors near the grade 2/3 portable classrooms.

·          Also, for parents of grade 6 children, please be reminded that the vaccination consent forms that were sent home are to be returned to school by Monday September 11, at the latest. The school nurse will be picking them up from the office on Sept 11 between 10:30-11:00 am. The vaccinations will be taking place on Wednesday Sept. 13th.

·          Also, if you haven’t already done so, please send with your child a pair of indoor shoes to wear in school and suitable for Phys. Ed. class; personal headphones for use with school technology, and please return the Admirable Use Policy forms sent by email this week. Look for hardcopies next week.

Have a Wonderful!

If your child has not already mentioned, I love quotes! So be prepared for a weekly quote attached to these blog messages!

Sincerely,

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

August 29th, 2023

Dear Grade 5 & 6 Families,

My name is Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani and I am simply delighted to be your child’s Grade 5/6
teacher this year. I hope you have had a wonderful and serene summer with your
friends and family. I look forward to collaborating with you as we journey through this
exciting, fresh, and new school year together. Let the experiences begin!
I have been a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education since 2011 and have taught
a variety of grades & subjects from Gr.4- Gr.12 as well as kindergarten.
I am a certified yoga teacher and enjoy sharing mindful practices with the wonderful
beings that I am so fortunate to teach. I have lived and travelled all over the world and
I am very proud to call Calgary my home. I spent my summer holiday with friends and
family, enjoying the beaches of Mexico, as well as our vast array of lakes, nature trails,
I look truly look forward to learning more about you and your child this year. To learn
more about what we will be covering in Gr.5 and 6, please use this Learn Alberta link
below: https://www.learnalberta.ca/co... (just click on the grade level of interest)
I hope you have all been able to subscribe to SchoolMessenger via our school website:
messages and information about our classroom such as important reminders and
information on field trips and dates to remember. This will be my main form of
communication along with our classroom blog where you will find more detailed
information on a weekly basis. Your child will also be enrolled in our private Gr. 5/6
Google Classroom this year. This will be an area where you can find supportive
resources, helpful links, and subject material which will be organized by topic as the
school year goes on.
Our first day of school is Thursday, August 31st and door will open for entry at 8:58am.
doors at the back northwest corner of the building between the portables and music
room (the grade 6 doors from last year) of the school. Teachers will be outside available
If your child is coming to school by bus on the first day, the bus generally arrives at
around 8:45 am. An adult will greet students at the bus and direct them to the correct
doors. If you have yet to check the bus routes, maps can be found on the CBE website:
http://cbe.ab.ca/schools/busin...
Supervision for students begins at 8:40am every morning, with school starting
9:00am. Reminder that your child will need a pair of indoor shoes that they can wear
for gym. Lunch time will begin at 12:15 pm-1 pm. Please ensure that your child does
not bring nuts, peanuts (peanut butter Nutella, nut-based granola bars etc). to school .
Students are released to go home at 3:40pm Monday to Thursday and 12:50pm on
When picking up your child during the day, we require you to sign them out through
the office. Our school calendar for the year can be found on our school’s website.
Also, the school will be providing school supplies. Students are encouraged to bring a
backpack, a snack, a reusable water bottle, a lunch, and labeled indoor shoes.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. I am always available to support you and
your child in answering any questions or wonderings you may have and to support your
child’s learning needs. I truly appreciate authentic, open and transparent forms
communication very much. It makes for such a truly peaceful, successful, joyful and
collaborative year.
I am looking forward to embarking on this special Grade 5/6 journey with you and your
family and look forward to meeting you soon.
Sincerely,
Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani
Gr. 5/6 Teacher
ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

“I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they
are beginnings.” ~ Jenny Han