Greetings 5D Community,
This week students continued to be exposed to migration stories from various countries. We then started a discussion on the various reasons people move from one place to another. This inquiry is linked to mapping and our knowledge of our world. Have you ever tried to draw a map of the world from memory? How many countries are you able to accurately position. We also looked at our Identity Summative Assessment after self-assessing and group feedback. These have been posted on Seesaw.
Literacy also linked to Migration this week as we plotted migration stories with a focus on orientation, rising action, and resolution. We applied this to our own writing by self-assessing narratives and rewriting our orientation to include a descriptive picture of who, when and where. Word inquiry took centre stage as 5D partnered with Ms. Kristi to look at bases and suffixes. Can a word have more than one base? How many bases can a word have?
In Math, we investigated factors and applied these to The Locker Problem. We were able to look for patterns and classify numbers as prime, square and composite. What do these types of numbers mean for us in real life? Where do you see prime numbers most often? Why are they so important for mathematicians?
Grade 5 Retreat/Camp Updates
We are asking each student to bring an English book to donate to a local school that is building an English library.
An overview of the few days is available here.
Any medications that are required at scheduled times MUST be delivered to the School Health Center.
Written instructions from the parent must include the following:
Student’s full name
Name of medications
Times to be given
No medication from home will be administered without the above information.
Wednesday, September 26th – 28th – G5 Overnight Excursion (Camp)
Monday, October 1st – ES Parent – Teacher Conferences (No School or ASAs for ES)
Monday, October 8th – 12th – Autumn Break
Monday, October 29th – All Grade 5 homerooms bake sale items needed
Thursday, November 1st-2nd – Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day (No School or ASAs for ES)
Thursday, November 15th-16th – ES Open Classrooms
Friday, December 7th – UN day
Dinner Time Talk
What celebration happened at school this week?
What is the story behind the celebration – Moon Festival?
Tell me about some of the causes people migrate?
Could you explain factor captor and create a board where we could play?
What is the Rohingya crisis?
“Building friendships with people from dissimilar backgrounds and diverse perspectives will make you wiser and more creative” Rick Warren
Your help needed:
We continue to look for a class parent to support 5D. Please let me know if you are interested.
Have a migration story to share? Let me know, we would love to have you come in and share your family stories with us.