Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Friday!

Students are working on two projects now....one for Health (Grade 5 & Grade 6) and one in Social Studies (Grade 5 only)

Health Project - Students are creating a brochure about the harmful effects of alcohol (grade 5 or 6) or tobacco, marijuana or another drug (grade 6).  The brochure has three parts:

1) Harmful effects of the substance (This is the largest section)
2) Strategies for avoiding exposure to unwanted substances, situations and peer pressure
3) A section on where to seek more information and help (Trusted adults, police, kids help phone, websites etc.)

Social Studies Project - Grade 5's are creating their own magazine about First Nations Before European contact.  They will include:

1) Map of early North American migration,(done)
2) A short explanation of Scientific Origin Theories,
3) From the Editor page
4) Letter to the Editor
5) Creation Stories
6) Map of First Nations Language Groups
7) Map of First Nations Traditional Ways of Life
8) Comparison of Traditional Ways of Life
9) Social Structures
10) Environmental Interactions
11) Lifestyles (Food, clothing, housing etc.)
12) Trade
13) Case study of one specific First Nations group
14) Extras!......Cartoons, advertisements, puzzles, how to section, stories from First Nations.

We will be working extensively on this for the next few weeks and I encourage the students to check out both the Social Studies page on this blog and also the Health page on the blog to use the links for further learning!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!


Welcome back everyone!  I hope everyone had a great break and I am looking forward to seeing everyone when we get together during class.  We have lots of new information to learn about in all subjects so I hope everyone is ready to learn!

I have added a new page to our blog for Social Studies.  If you click on the link at the top of this page you will find additional resources that will help you to learn about Canada's First Nations and early explorers.  We will be using these resources as part of our learning adventure.

I have marked everyone's letters that were written before Christmas and I am looking forward to reviewing them with you.  We will have lots of opportunities to practice letter writing throughout the year as our T.W.A.S. is written in a letter format.  Don't forget to get your parents to write back to you!

See you Monday!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Bain

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hello Class!

Congratulations to all the Grade 5's who studied for their Science test and got an A- or better!  Spectacular!

This is a quick reminder to make sure you wear appropriate clothing now that it is getting colder.  We are in a portable and with the door constantly opening and closing it is hard to maintain a constant temperature....so bring a sweater!

Reminders:   Day 1 is Gym Day and Day 4 is Library Day.
                     Wednesdays are Pizza Days and Litter free lunch days!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Science Test Reminder!

Our grade 5 students have been working hard on their science unit and are preparing for their test on Monday, December 5th.  This will be the first of two tests that will be administered this week.  Students have reviewed and studied with friends, taken a practice test and are well on their way to successfully completing this unit within the next week.

Once the science unit is finished we will begin to explore Social Studies......First Nations and European Explorer in New France. Students have had a short introduction to this unit a couple of weeks ago with a viewing of the first episode of "Canada - A People's History".  We will delve deeper into this subject over the coming weeks with both in class activities and some independent research.

Don't forget to check out the Literacy and Math pages for more information on those subjects.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Welcome Class of  2016!

This is the first time that you have been on this site....so here is what I need you to do.  Check out the links on the right side of the page.  This is where I will post links to games that will help you increase your skill level on tasks that we are working on in class.  Right now we have been working on patterning in math....so you can click on the link at the bottom of the list that is titled 'Pattern Games' and check out some of the information and games that you can do on that site.  When you are done, check out Hooda Math for more games.

I plan to try to keep this site up-to-date with messages for you.  I might even check to see who is reading the webpage each night!  I will be looking for more games and lessons that we can do right on this site...so when we eventually have a chance to use the chrome books or this computer lab we will have something interesting to do!

I would like to say a big 'Thank You' to everyone for their co-operation (or 'Cooperation' if your name is Cooper) I know that being out of our portable is a bit of a hassle and you are all doing very well with the changes.  Hopefully the portable will be fixed today.

Enjoy!

Mrs. Bain.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!  I hope everyone is enjoying some well earned vacation time.  Don't forget to check your e-mail because I sent one out to everyone as a group and I am curious to see who is trying to keep their skills up.

Cadence------I hope you enjoyed your time with your Dad at Dairy Queen (I know I enjoyed MY sundae!)

If I see you....make sure you say hello to me and I will post it here on the blog.

Have fun and play safely everyone.

Mrs. Bain

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Something New!

Hello class!  If you are reading this then you are in for a treat.....follow the clues to earn some money for the classroom store (DON'T TELL ANYONE!)  First....click on the literacy link at the top of the page to find the next clue......