Greetings 5D Community,
Today we wrapped up a highly provoking week in fifth grade. We kicked things off on Monday by crowning Queen Mirabel with the birthright to govern our 5D monarchy. Some learning targets were achieved, but a lotmore fun was had than originally planned. On Tuesday, the class had to come to grips with a poisoned queen, and the power vacuum ensured anarchy for the day. The learning targets were very much ignored in favour of gaming and socialising across the grade level. On Wednesday, ‘Faithful Brewster, Mighty Leader’ asserted his power over the class. His strict dictatorship quickly made up for lost time as he ensured that all learning targets were achieved. Unfortunately, the power soon went to the Faithful Leader’s head, and he was overthrown. A sense of balance was regained on Thursday as the class began voicing their opinions and voting. A president was elected and laws were established. Next, the class chose to employ their democratic right to protest by selecting an important issue and designing protest signs. We capped off the day with a democracy protest that highlighted vital issues ranging from Black Lives Matter, Climate Change, LGBTQI+ rights, Gender Equality and Gun Violence. This morning, 5D took everything learned over the past week and established their own system of governance for the classroom. Be sure to speak with your child about how we have decided to govern ourselves in 5D this year.
In literacy next week, we plan to begin our new reading groups. Students will be split into groups according to their reading level and assigned a book based around the theme of migration (the theme of our next G5 unit). In math, we will continue to examine multiples and factors. Now that the beginning of year assessments are out of the way, we will also take some time next week to establish learning goals before our Learning Conferences which take place next Thursday.
Last Call for a Class Parent
“The SCO needs a few more Class Parents to help coordinate parents for activities that the teachers may need help with – for example, the teacher may ask the Class Parent to help recruit volunteers to accompany kids on a field trip, or organize an end of the year party. Being a class parent is a great and fun way to get involved with the school, support your child’s teacher and connect with other parents in your child’s class.
Please do know that SCO is there for you to support. Because we are Stronger Together! If you’re interested in any of these roles, have any questions, and want to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for considering volunteering your time this year!”
Dinner Time Talk
- Which governing system do you think is the most effective? Why?
- How does the governing system in 5D work?
- What are the factors of 12?
Save the Date
- Learning Conferences: October 1st
- October Break: October 10th – 18th