March 22

Important Information and Dates:

  • March 29 (Friday) Sports Morning! Wear House Shirt, Trainers/Runners & Hat. Bring Water Bottle with a name & snack
  • April 1-5th: Spring Break- No School
  • April 15 (Monday)- No School, Vietnamese Holiday
  • April 29th-May 1st- No school, Vietnamese Holiday

Questions to ask your child:

  • What are different spelling patterns for long vowel sounds?
  • What kinds of interesting words have you found to improve your writing?
  • What are you most proud of about the concert? How long did you practice for? What was easy and hard?
  • What was your favorite part of the field trip?
  • What are different strategies for division? Show me 3 ways to divide 96 by 6.
  • What style is Keith Haring famous for? What did you do to ‘try out’ his style?’
  • What is 479-81?  What are some ways we can figure it out?
  • What was your favorite painting or style in the Van Gogh exhibition. How were the paintings organized in each slide show? What were some themes?
  • What did you notice about the street art we observed? If there was a message, what might it be?
  • Can you teach me how to play some multiplication games? (5’s and 10’s, Landgrab, Array Bingo, etc.) How do games help you practice, and eventually, know your facts?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?

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March 15

Important Information and Dates:

  • March 21st (Thursday), 9:00am – 10:30am – Music Concert
  • March 22nd (Friday) Field Trip—Bring a packed lunch!
  • April 1-5th: Spring Break- No School
  • April 15 (Monday)- No School, Vietnamese Holiday
  • April 29th-May 1st- No school, Vietnamese Holiday

Questions to ask your child:

  • What kind of writing are you beginning to work on now? What excited you about narrative writing? What makes you nervous? What experience do you already have with it?
  • How can we improve our writing? What kinds of details can we add?
  • How are you preparing for the concert? What can I expect to see? What do you want me to pay special attention to?
  • What did you do during Open Classrooms? What was the purpose?
  • How can we ‘zoom in’ on art? What kinds of things might I notice?
  • What are some of Van Gogh’s famous paintings? What did you do to ‘try out’ his style?’
  • What is 731-81?  What are some ways we can figure it out?
  • What are some ways we can model multiplication? How can we model division? How are they related to each other? How are they connected to addition and subtraction?
  • Can you teach me how to play some multiplication games? How do games help you practice, and eventually, know your facts?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?
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March 8th

Important Information and Dates:

  • March 11: No School – Teacher Work Day
  •  March 13-14: Open Classrooms–More details here and down below!
  • March 21st (Thursday), 9:00am – 10:30am – Music Concert

Questions to ask your child:

  • Where is Antarctica? Why is it special? What are some interesting things you learnt from Ms. Laura as she shared about her Journey?
  • What are gender stereotypes? How are you stereotyped? How are others stereotyped? how does that make you feel?
  • What are you hoping I will notice at Open Classrooms next week?
  • How will you take action in sharing your infographic? Can I help you by sharing on my own social media pages?
  • What are you doing in your specialist classes right now?
  • What does subject-verb agreement mean? How is it related to plurals and tenses?
  • How did your final persuasive piece turn out? What are you proud of in this genre? What do you still want to improve in writing?
  • What is 436-69?  What are some ways we can figure it out?
  • What are some ways we can model multiplication? How can we model division? How are they related to each other? How are they connected to addition and subtraction?
  • What do you think art is? What makes art ‘good’ or ‘bad.’
  • What are you hoping to learn about in your unit on How We Express Ourselves through the arts?
  • Can you teach me how to play Land Grab? How does that help you practice multiplication and learn about area?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?
  • What did you enjoy about the Grade 5 Inventor’s Gallery? What impressed or inspired you? What would you like to work more with?

Open Classrooms Next Week:

 

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March 1st

Important Information and Dates:

  • March 3 (Sunday): AQUATHLON 
  • March 11: No School – Teacher Work Day
  •  March 13-14: Open Classrooms–More details to come! 
  • March 21st (Thursday), 9:00am – 10:30am – Music Concert

Questions to ask your child:

  • What are different ways to express multiplication? What is an array?
  • What games and choices do you have in math this week?
  • What does subject-verb agreement mean?
  • What is grammar? What kinds of things does this include?
  • What kinds of choices can we make as consumers that are better for people and the environment?
  • How do you play Splat? Array Bingo?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?
  • What are you writing about right now?
  • How are you working to become a better writer?
  • What are some routines we practice in class?

Ask your child to tell you about these pictures! 

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