We continued exploring capacity through a relay race outside and a race to 500mL as well.
First, we estimated which of the 4 cups had the lowest capacity and should be the first cup filled during the relay. Then, we went outside and made 4 teams and raced to fill the cups with sponges. The class estimated the goblet should fill first, but it was actually third. However, we came inside and measured the capacity in mL and even though the black mug filled first, the goblet and egg cup had lower capacities.
Next, the kids were doing some mental addition, measuring mL and trying to get 500mL first!
5F French Café
The students in 5F have now all had a real conversation with another person who speaks French and what a wonderful job they did! Today we celebrated with pétit pain au chocolat and juice while watching another version of The Three Little Pigs. Their plays are coming along well and they will continue to rehearse next year and then perform for the class. They have also started a new unit on Canadian wildlife.
If you have any empty containers at home that are clean and could be used for our capacity unit, please send them in. We will recycle what we don't use. We are looking for containers with equivalent capacities (i.e.; two identical containers that hold 1L each) and containers that aren't identical but have similar capacities. Thank you for sending anything in!
- Our French projects are almost due! Most students are complete, or almost complete, some will be attending homework club this week. As always, it is better to ask for help before the due date rather than after.
- In Math, we are continuing to study volume and capacity. Leading us into the end of the year we will review probability and chance, some algebra, and a student-led review of the operations.
- This week in French the last of the students will have a chance to complete a French conversation with someone who speaks French that is not their teacher. This is to celebrate their term in Intensive French and for them to see truly how far they've come.
- They will continue to rehearse for their production of The Three Little Pigs.
- There will be a classroom celebration on Friday morning.
This week I would like to start by saying a huge thank you to all of the parents in grade 5 that have volunteered at Nose Creek, helped out in the classroom, and supported their child's learning all throughout the school year. In total, there are over 30, 000 volunteer hours graciously spent helping out at Nose Creek and we really appreciate it.
Monday, June 4th- Volunteer Appreciation
Tuesday, June 5th- Nose Creek Triathalon
Thursday, June 7th- Fine Arts Night, both 5C and 5F will be performing
This week in class:
5C: Will continue to discover and learn about volume and capacity in class. They will have a conversation class in French on Monday where they practice scenarios talking to a tourist about their city, or asking questions as a tourist. They will continue to work on their writing as well.
5F: Students have finished their Maison de Rêve projects and are now focusing on their production of Les 3 Petits Cochons (The Three Little Pigs). As a class, we studied a few different versions of Les 3 Petits Cochons in French, we practiced sentences that the pigs and wolf say, and then we created a basic script. Each group is allowed to add details throughout their script as they see fit, and are expected to write their own ending to the story. They will then practice, practice, practice and, finally, perform for the class.
Today for FLEX Friday the students of 5C explored some different programs and coding. The three stations were: Scratch, MicroBits and Ozobots. Check out the pictures below to see what some of the students were up to!