Bonne vacances tout le monde!
Wishing all the families of 5C and 5F a wonderful March Break. I hope you find time to relax, get outdoors, and have fun. If you are having a stay-cation like me, you can check out the article below with over 30 ideas for fun in Calgary!
- 5C will have a math check-in on Wednesday. A review went home today where they can show their strategies for each of the skills they should be able to do. We will continue to work on ordering fractions tomorrow. 5C students will be receiving their rubrics for their dream house projects tomorrow as well. Some students will need to work at home to finish or improve their work and then will be re-evaluated.
- 5F will start their good copies for their Ma Journée projects this week. They are creating a comic book to explain the different things they typically do during a day. Students will also be receiving feedback on their first portion of their Ma Famille projects. As a class, we will continue to work on talking about what we do during the day, food preferences, family, and explaining things we did in the past tense.
Today in math, 5C discovered why today is considered National Pi Day, what pi is, some new vocabulary like diameter, circumference, and radius all through a story and hands on activity!
We read 'Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi' and stopped part way through to test what Radius had discovered about the pie. The students cut a piece of string or paper so that it was about the length of the diameter, and then tested to see how many they would need to go around the circumference. Our estimations were not perfect, but we discovered through trial and error, and reading the book, that it takes 3 whole pieces and a bit more than 1/8 of the diameter. This lead us to saying that the circumference was about 3 1/7 greater than the diameter.
Check out the photos below and ask your students about what we did! To relate it to our fraction unit, we talked about how pi is approximately 3 1/7 and that fractions have decimal equivalents. We talked about money and how 1/2 of $1 is $0.50 and 1/4 is $0.25 and that 1/7 is about 0.14....
Mme Crant is away on Monday, Thursday and Friday. It is Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, so take the time to thank the sub and show your kindness!
- In French we are starting to look at story telling and community. We will be looking at our local community, and working towards looking at other places in Canada all while writing an adventure story in French!
- In Math, we will continue to compare fractions and dig deeper into what to do when the denominators are different. We are working towards solidifying comparing two fractions and then ordering fractions.
- Next week, 5C will have a check-in/quiz on fractions before the break. Some of the things they will be expected to do are: explain what a fraction is, find an equivalent fraction, compare two fractions, order 3 fractions, and convert from improper fractions to mixed numerals. A study guide will go home on Friday!
- In French we will continue to develop our oral competencies for describing what we do every day. The students will continue to learn how to say what they did yesterday and what they will do tomorrow.
Parent Teacher Conferences Sign-Up
Parents can begin to sign up at 08:00 AM on Mar 15, 2018 , and booking ends at 16:00 PM on Mar 22, 2018.
5C parents- please sign up with Mme Crant to talk about French and Math, but Ms Quinn to talk about Humanities and Science!
5F parents- please sign up with Mme Crant to talk about Intensive French, but Mr Barg to talk about Math!
- Ma Famille is due tomorrow. Including the title you need 10 slides. Please refer to the blog to help you finish at home.
- If you are interested in volunteering in the classrooms, please look at the post below.
Qu'est-ce que tu fais après le souper ?
Après le souper, je __________
joue aux jeux vidéos. Je joue au _____....
lis un livre
regarde la télévision