Today we were very lucky to have a guest musician visit Rousseau. Gabriel Ayala, a world class musician talked to our students about his background , education and experiences which have contributed to his success. He had many positive messages for our students today.
Well done Grade Fives, building a device which moves two meters and demonstrates a transformation of energy. We discussed how our devices were built and what energy source made them move. Here’s a peek at some…
I’m sending home these two worksheets for extra math practice tonight. Some students worked diligently in class to finish it here.
As well, if your child is bringing home this data management project you may want to have a discussion about why. We have had over a week to finish this project and much support has been given to those who need it.
The grade fives have been given the challenge to build a device which demonstrates an energy transformation and moves two meters. They will be working on their written information at school and building their devices at home. Their devices must be brought into school no later than Monday, January 18th. Have fun building!
Classroom Competitions: February 11th (Two students will be selected to move forward at the School Level Competition)
School Level Competition: February 29th, 2016 ( The two students selected to move forward will compete against other candidates from our school)
HWDSB Family of Schools Competition: April 8th, 2016(The first place winner from our school competition will move forward to this competition).
Grade four/fives have started to think about, brainstorm ideas, develop questions, and write about what they know on their speech topic. This is the plan for our week around speeches:
Monday: Brainstorming topic ideas in our writing books
Tuesday: Choosing a topic and writing down what we already know about our topic. Making a list of questions about what we want to know more about.
Wednesday: Research begins. We will answer the questions we wrote down yesterday. Students had a lesson on how to list research sources (websites, books, personal interviews) and how to record our research in point form only. Their research must be submitted in point form only. This will be a good starting point for their rough drafts.
* It is very important that we adhere to the HWDSB Oral Communications Festival guidelines and students research and write their speeches at school. Students may print up articles or research at home and bring these into school. Thank you for your cooperation around this.