- There are two new division games to be played this week. Students should play both at least twice by Monday, February 4th.
- This week the Intensive French students will be participating in celebration conversations! They will spend 10-15 minutes with a French speaker that is not there teacher to get the feel of what it would be like to have a conversation with someone who speaks French.
- There is no school Friday, February 1st.
- Term change starts on Monday, February 4th. It is a 2B day so the students will start in physical education and then have their option second block. After nutrition break they will be with Mr. Barg for period 3, Mme Crant for period 4 for math, lunch, Flex with Mme Crant, and then back to Mr Barg for periods 5 and 6. They will receive their new schedules on Thursday.
Your parents are going away for a week. They have decided you are responsible enough to be left home alone. They have given you a budget of $893.56 to spend on the things you'll need for the week. Don't forget, you'll need food for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (and snacks). You will also need hygiene items such as shampoo, and soap. With any of the remaining money, you get to choose if you will spend it or return it to your parents. Use the flyers below to plan your spending. Happy shopping!
- The math games are back! Students have two different math games that will help with division. They are expected to play them both at least twice by Monday, January 28th. Parents or guardians are asked to sign and date when they've played with their child. The two games can be found at the bottom of this post. Click the image to enlarge the text for instructions.
- Fun Lunch on January 23rd.
- The marks for the fractions and decimals quiz are now on PowerSchool. From my understanding, you can only see comments on the app and you must logon to PowerSchool online to see the grade they received.
- We will spend until the end of January working on fractions and decimals, then transition to division, probability and chance in February. Once our division theme is over, we will loop back and revisit all themes covered since September once more before June.
- In French, we are working on speaking about our daily habits using words like every day, sometimes, and rarely. As well, we are talking about the times we do certain things and discussing which habits are healthy or not.
The students and I have been hard at work in both math and French. This is our last month together in Intensive French and we are loading up on new vocabulary, sentence structures, questions and responses, reading and writing. Since break we have worked on speaking in the past tense to describe what we did on our vacation, talk about any of the meals we have eaten throughout the day, what we have done after school etc. We are focusing on a food unit right now learning how to talk about healthy and unhealthy choices, and use words such as often, sometimes and rarely to talk about our habits. The students also continued to work on speaking in the future tense and always adding details to their sentences. Lastly, we have read a book called Texts sur les pentes about two boys who meet at a ski hill and can't seem to find each other.
In math, we are digging deeper and deeper into the world of fractions, decimals and working on our problem solving skills. Students have seen an overview of comparing fractions, what an equivalent fraction is, fractions as decimals and decimals as fractions, money and equivalent fractions and more. We have completed hands-on activities, an art project, worked with counters, drawings, number lines and more. There will be a midpoint fraction quiz check-in on Monday, January 21st. To help your child at home you could have them cook or bake with you, total the cost of things you are going to buy, add and subtract decimals using real money, have them divide any group/set or object and speak about the fraction and more.
Next week there is a happy healthy hunger lunch and a full week of school. There is a note below about yearbooks that are for sale! They are $35 and will include lots of memories from this school year.
Grade 5 Intensive French and Math teacher at Nose Creek School
Jan 28, 29, 31: French Conversations
Feb 1: No school
Feb 4: End of semester 1
Feb 8: Report cards go home