Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Camp Arnes permission forms and the first deposit was due today. If you have not yet handed this in, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you. 

This week is Festival Week!
If students would like to dress up this week, they are encouraged to do so.
Feb. 18 - wear a toque 
Feb. 19 - wear a flannel shirt
Feb. 20 - wear a sash
Feb. 21 - wear voyageur clothing 

Next week, on Feb. 26, students are encouraged to dress up like a story book character of their choice. They can also bring a diorama, that they made at home, to share with the other students in the school.

Here is an example of what it might look like. This one can be found in the hallway near the office.

The Grade 5/6 students are learning about Black History Month and along with that, reading and studying the novel “Underground To Canada” by Barbara Smucker. The novel takes place in “the Deep South” before slavery was abolished. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

On Friday, two grade 5/6 students will be presenting their climate change PowerPoint to the school at 1:00 pm (after the Take Pride Winnipeg Presentation). The grade 5/6 students have taken on a green initiative and will help educate the other students in the school about global climate issues. Each student in the grade 5/6 room will have an opportunity to share their presentation with the school between February and June. 

The grade 5’s & 6’s are learning about the treaties the First Nations Peoples signed and how it effected their people for generations. They are learning about how First Nations peoples moved onto reserves and how they were treated by the government (not being allowed to vote federally until the 1960’s, for example). We are also discussing residential schools, and the impact that forced assimilation had on the First Nations Peoples.

The students are working on memorizing the Ten Commandments in Religion class. There will be a quiz a week from today. 

The Grade 5’s are working on both short & long division. Their memorized multiplication facts are coming in handy now, and they are seeing the benefits of memorizing their facts. 
The Grade 6’s are learning about the relationship between fractions, percentages, ratios and decimals. 

The students are very excited that they’ve earned a PAX Party. They have been so disciplined, responsible and respectful lately! I’ve seen a lot of growth already this year in so many students. The PAX Party will be tomorrow (Thursday). Students are allowed to wear their pajamas, if they want, and to bring a board game if you allow them to. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Grade 5/6 students were excited to get Chrome books in the class this past week. They have had the opportunity to work on their keyboarding and writing skills, and are enjoying working on their own designated device. 

Students were working hard on their ELA project this week. They have been on task and dedicated to their work. They each chose three writing assignments from a list, and showed that they were responsible for their own learning. 

The grade 5/6 students learned about the Klondike Gold Rush and how it helped build Canada.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Here are the Grade 5/6 students learning about electricity. They had a lot of fun with this hands-on experience. That same day they also participated in an introduction to coding class. 
On a related note, there will be a coding class after school on Wednesdays for the Grade 4-8 students. Notes went home this past week with details.

Working cooperatively to research important Chinese Canadians. The students learned about the gold rush in British Columbia and how Chinese workers were exploited by the government. They learned about the Chinese Immigration Act and how that effected them. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Welcome back!
It was so nice to see everyone again! All of the students seemed happy to see their classmates and to be back into the swing of things.
The grade 5/6 students are working on an assignment that enables them to show me their cursive skills. They have been practicing for months now, and will be able to incorporate these skills into their daily work now.

We are talking about worrying this week in Religion class and reading Luke 12:22-31. The focus is not to worry because we can’t change things and to trust in God. The following pictures show students drawing as they listen to a message in a song titled “Don’t Worry”.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Thank you to all of the grade 5/6 families for your contributions to the Christmas Cheer board Hamper! It’s much appreciated.

Our class Christmas party will be held in the afternoon on Friday. Only those families I’ve already contacted are asked to bring food for the party. A big thank you in advance to you! 

If you have any questions about anything happening in the next couple of days, please let me know.

Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you get some time off to celebrate with your family and friends, and to relax as well.