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. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Two police officers came to speak with the class about being a patrol. They taught the students how to do the job, and what is expected from them when they are on their post. Each patrol was given a card that will allow them to participate in a number of activities. I will send home notices when I receive them throughout the year. 






The grade 5 & 6’s are currently working on writing an autobiography. They were given a list of criteria and a rubric to follow for this assignment. They seem to be enjoying it so far. 

Students are learning about the last ice age. We are talking about the theories of how the First Peoples came to North America.







Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Welcome back everyone!
It was so nice to see all of my students after the summer. We have done some fun ice breaker activities and talked about expectations for the year. We have been reviewing PAX, discussing what we want our class to look and feel like this year, and how we can be good PAX leaders.
A few notes have gone home already explaining a few things. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at jwhitney@bsls.ca.