What a week of bridge building, triangle exploration and imagination growth!
In Unit we continue to explore strong shapes and building popsicle stick bridges. Did anyone try this out at home?
We discovered how the truss can help support the bridge by balancing compression and tension forces. Next week we will start to explore how those forces exist in natural phenomenon, such as hurricanes and ice storms, and how the bridges withstand these natural events.
Math continues with solving geometry problems. Can you build a triangle with a 50 degree angle, a 60 degree angle and a side length of 5 cm? Grade 5 students can!
We illuminated our imagination with an exploration of Chris Van Allsburg’s Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Each student chose a picture and began the writing process of creating a mystery story of their own. This week we worked on brainstorming and creating a plan. Next week we move into drafting and editing. Stay tuned for a sharp editor coming to a house near you.
This week in Art, the Grade 5s learned about value. They mixed one colour of tempera paint with black and white and painted a cityscape that goes from light to dark. The art room is always looking for recycled materials for free art time and Art Club. If you have any boxes, containers, toilet paper rolls, cardboard, or anything else you can think of, we would love to take it in the art room!
In Music, we are learning the repertoire for this year’s Conference of Independent Schools Music Festival. One of the pieces is A Million Dreams which you heard at the Harmony Concert but also includes Blue Skies by Irving Berlin. It is optional for Grade 5 students to participate in the CISMF concert on Sunday, April 7th. It is an incredible opportunity to not only sing with four hundred other CIS students but to perform onstage at Roy Thomson Hall. All rehearsals will take place during music class, except for Tuesday, February 19th and Friday, April 5th, when we rehearse during the school day at another location. Please respond to this link, if you would like your child to attend. Tickets will be on sale in February.
This week in PHE we continued our development of sport-specific basketball skills and progressed into playing a game. The students incorporated dribbling, passing, and shooting. Everyone played fairly, showed teamwork, and had fun!
A NOTE ABOUT GOING OUTSIDE!
Grade 5 students resist the appropriate clothing at recess. It is very important on days when there is any snow, slush, rain, anything wet, that students have snow pants and boots. It is also useful to have an extra pair of socks around. It is very uncomfortable to have wet pants and shoes/socks for the rest of the day.
We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 13th. Students do not have to exchange cards but if they do, we ask that they include everyone in their class.
5A Ms. Prevedello
5B Ms. Baptist
Our school-wide Wellness Week is coming up! Please see the poster below for each day’s details.
Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.
- September 2019
- Aug 23, 2019 Grade 5 - August 22 / 2019 Aug 23, 2019
- June 2019
- May 2019
- April 2019
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- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- Aug 22, 2018 Grade 5 - August / 2018 Aug 22, 2018
- June 2018
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- December 2017
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- September 2017