Friday, June 21, 2019

I just wanted to remind everyone of the Fun in the Sun event on Monday. There will be activities involving water, so please have your child bring an extra set of clothing and sunscreen for the day.
Thank you.

Friday, May 17, 2019

The grade 5’s & 6’s have been learning about climate change in recent weeks. 

We have discussed what is causing the Earth’s climate to change (increased CO2 in the atmosphere), what humans do that causes this to occur (burn fossil fuels, deforestation), and what we can do to help (purchase “green” electricity, walk or cycle when possible, and make climate conscious political decisions).

Growing up, they have learned about recycling, reusing, reducing, and composting, but wanted to know what else they could do to help the Earth.

And so, the class is very excited to get involved on a larger scale, by joining the School Strike for Climate on May 24th.

The School Strike for Climate is an international movement. Students take part in demonstrations to demand action from government to make changes to policy in order to better the environment.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Grade 5 & 6’s have been researching and learning about kindness, friendship, good manners, forgiveness, fair play, respect and empathy. They have created presentations to share with the rest of the school and will be doing so in the next couple of weeks.

The Grade 5’s are beginning to learn about fractions in Math class.

The Grade 6’s are learning about gathering data and conducting experiments in Math class.

It’s so nice to be back at school after Spring Break. The students seem well rested and happy to see their classmates again.

Monday, February 11, 2019

As you may have heard, our students have been working on being safe, responsible, and respectful and have been earning "PAX Party Points” when they put these into action.  We will have our party tomorrow, Tuesday February 12, to celebrate. Congratulations to the Grade 5/6 class!

The Grade 5/6 students have been reading stories from the Old Testament. They are listening to and comparing the stories from different Bibles.

The Grade 5’s are learning about area and perimeter. The Grade 6’s just finished their unit on fractions and just began exploring triangles.

The class had a great time at Camp Manitou last week! Students had a lot of fun playing outside, some of them trying things they’d never done before. We were even able to stream the Jets game onto the ceiling of the cabin, close to the warm fire.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

It's that time of year again! Time to put together Christmas Hampers for those less fortunate. Students have chosen items from the list that they would like to buy for the hamper. Please check your child's agenda for the list of items we are asking you to purchase. Please have your child bring the items with them to the classroom by December 20th. 

If you are able to deliver the hamper for our class, please let me know.

The students requested a "Secret Santa" which they will draw names for at the end of this week.  The limit has been set to $5.00. It is up to each giver to decide if they do small gestures for their classmate over the course of the week, or if they give one gift on the last day before the break (at which time the identity of each "Secret Santa" will be revealed).

Just a reminder that the Christmas Concertis this Thursday at the Caboto Centre. The students have been practicing and are excited to display their talent for you. See you there!!

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Grade 5’s are working on their multiplication and mental math and the Grade 6’s are starting to learn about angles in Math class.
In Social Studies class, the students are learning about how the First Nations peoples lived prior to European colonization.
We are continuing to discuss and reflect on the Fruits of the Spirit from the Bible. 
The students are working on learning the songs they will be singing at the Christmas concert next Thursday. Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Grade 5’s have been learning about representing large numbers up to 100,000. They are currently estimating sums. 

The Grade 6’s are exploring multiples and factors and are learning about prime & composite numbers. 

The class has been learning about the animals that existed during the last major ice age. They created Power Point presentations and shared them with the class. The students are now learning about the peoples that existed at that time, and why that time is referred to as the Stone Age. 
The Grade 5/6 class have been talking about the Fruits of the Spirit. We have been focusing on kindness and self-control specifically. We have discussed how being kind does not just benefit the recipient, but also the person being kind. How it decreases anxiety, depression and pain, and increases energy, happiness and pleasure.