* Send in any containers which resemble a house (milk, juice, cream..)
* started mind maps
Tuesday, December 1st – Day 4
* New Strings time begins 11-12
Wednesday, December 2nd – Day 5
* Bus Safety presentation
* phys-ed – volleyball is our focus right now
Thursday, December 3rd – Day 1
* Drama/Dance with Mrs. Crocker
* Girls Volleyball Tournament
* Junior choir – NB #2
* Junior Choir sings at Ancaster’s tree lighting ceremony 5:45-8:00
Friday, December 4th – Day 2
* Boys Volleyball Tournament
* This week, our language will focus on our Science topics of Rocks and Minerals (4) and Conservation of Energy (5). We are learning how to research and record our findings using “Mind Maps”. See the video link below to learn more….
The grade 4’s are asking: What is a rock? What is a mineral?
The grade 5’s are asking: What is energy? What are different types/forms of energy?
We finished up the last of our social studies presentations today. The students worked diligently for two weeks in class completing research, making notes, writing drafts and final published products that they were proud of. There were presentation boards and slideshows all exhibiting their hard work. We’ll move onto Science now and our focus will be in the area of ” Understanding Earth and Space Systems”
Progress Report interview days this year will be on Thursday, November 26th from 4pm to 6pm and Friday, November 27th from 9am-12pm. I look forward to sharing with you the progress your child has made so far in grades four and five. Interviews in the Junior grades are ten minutes in length due to the greater class size. Of course, if we need to continue our conversations after ten minutes, we can do so another time.
Please sign up for a time that works for you through this link.
Learning Skills are the foundation which need to be in place before great learning can happen. Students discussed today all of the areas assessed by their teachers daily such as Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work, Collaboration Skills, Initiative and Self Regulation. They also assessed themselves in all of these areas. Tomorrow I will follow up on […]
Today we had a hoot talking with Mayor Eisenberger through Skype. Despite our technical difficulties. He answered so many of our questions and patiently spent a hour with us to discuss Municipal Government, Industrial Pollution and the governments role.
We are continuing to research our social studies topics and the students are in the final stages of writing their good copies. We spent last week researching and taking notes through point form. Most students also had the opportunity to write their rough copies of their writing pieces. Most pieces were 1-2 pages in length and contained the answers to their questions such as:
What are industries doing to replace the resources they are taking out of our natural landscape? (4)
How has the natural landscape of Canada affected the development of industry(4)?
What is the difference between a province and a territory? (4)
Who are the leaders in each level of government? (5)
What are the roles and levels of Canadas court systems?(5)
It would be beneficial to have a discussion at home about their topic and at what stage they are at in the writing process. On Friday, we will be sharing all of our learning with others.
Tomorrow at approximately 9:30am, we will be Skyping with the Mayor of Hamilton, Fred Eisenberger. Since our social studies topics have been based around Government (Grade 5) and regions in Canada and Canadian Industry, we have many questions for the Mayor. Not only will we be asking him some off topic questions that the students had such as: Do you have any pets? Do you feel powerful being the mayor? We will more importantly ask him some questions the students brainstormed today.
It should be a great morning with some real world learning coming into our classroom through technology!