Grade 5 - February 1 / 2019

REMINDERS

Reminder to fill in ski forms for ski day on line and Horseshoe Valleys OSBIE form that needs to be brought into the homeroom teacher. We are looking for more parent volunteers. Please let teacher know if you are able to help out.



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.  

HIGHLIGHTS

Unit

This week we spent our time building 3D designed bridges on Tinkercad. The students had begun by putting on the hats of an architect and engineer, planning and drawing different views of their bridge. These plans helped the students to work on Tinkercad to create their own bridge. Next week we should be completing these and then off to the printers they go! At the same time the students are also learning about the different natural disasters and the forces they present on bridges. Research followed by a Google Slideshow will cover the important points architects and engineers must think about when building a bridge in a climate that may be susceptible to tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes. A final project we are working on is to build a bridge out of recyclable materials. Please collect your toilet paper rolls and kleenex boxes and send them into school for our materials.

Language

We continue to read our mystery fictions for the weekly literature circle meetings. This past week discussions revolved around the connections the students have made with the book to themselves, to the world and to other texts. This coming week as we complete the 4th quarter of our books, the students will be summarizing their novel and sharing with their groups along with other members of the class to encourage people to read (or not to read) their book. We have also been doing some guided reading circles, looking closely at the inferencing reading strategy to help us become stronger readers. Spelling, letter writing and story writing are also included in our guided reading centres.

Math

With the geometry unit behind us, we are looking ahead at fractions. IXL has many practice sections, including J, K, L, M. A good way to practice skills already learned and to try new skills not yet learned. The unit focuses on equivalent fractions as well as fractions, mixed numbers and comparing and ordering fractions. We will then move on to relating fractions to decimals.

Music

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, whether or not you would like your child to participate. Tickets will be on sale in February.

Art

This week in Art, the Grade 5s learned about Spanish artist, Salvador Dali. They looked at his surrealist painting ‘The Elephants’ and discussed the strange proportion of the animals. Students then chose an animal and drew it in Dali’s surreal style.

French

Just a reminder that students can login to the AIM Portal at home. They are encouraged to practice their plays “Le Bistro des animaux” and listen to french music.

How to login:

Ex. John Smith = jsmith26

  • Password: grade5  

In Class we just finished a unit on asking and answering questions in the past about our winter vacations and now we have been working on filming a puppet show (Un spectacle de marionnettes) using the characters from our play “Le Bistro des animaux.” These puppet shows and interactions can be found and viewed on Seesaw.  

Merci,
Mme. Evelyn  


LOOKING AHEAD

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Next Caribou Contest: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 8:30 AM in the Junior School cafeteria.

The next interactive question will be Sudoku which your students can practice now at www.cariboutests.com on the games page. There is not a history questions in the coming contest.


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
Rob
Yidan
Pedram
Thomas
Roskana
Yamini
Rosa
Mark
Max
Teddy
Rishi
Morgan
Layla
Callum
Lindsay
Sam
Spencer

5B Ms. Baptist
Rowan
Ryan
Pierpaolo
Annie
Dylan
Oliver
Tate
Ella
Cameron
Robbie
Solomon
Simine
Leah
Arjay
Sid
Mackinley
Marissa
Helen
Beckett

WELLNESS WEEK

Our school-wide Wellness Week is coming up! Please see the poster below for each day’s details.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Our next sessions for the Athlete Institute will be for High Performance basketball  led by NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse. This is a great opportunity to come and learn and develop your basketball skills.If you partake in The York Basketball community you should sign up for at least 1 of these sessions that are being offered. Sessions are scheduled for Friday, March 29th to Sunday March 31st. You can sign up using the google form by clicking here.


IMPORTANT DATES

Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.

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