February 20

LA  – Up to chapter 10 in our novel. We have been focusing on writing full sentence answers and on self-editing. Each answer is scored out of 2 marks. For example:

  1. At Camp Green Lake there are two trees. What are they used for?

The two trees at Camp Green Lake are used for a hammock that belongs to the warden. (2 marks)

The trees are for a hammock. (1½ marks)

A hammock. (1 mark)

Answers with missing capital letters to start sentences or for proper nouns will lose 1/2 mark, as will misspelling character names and forgetting a period.

Students will almost always have a chance to rewrite their sentences to improve their score.

MATH – We are estimating by rounding. For example: 2468 + 4972 would round to 2000 + 5000 = 7000

SOCIAL STUDIES – Working on an advertising unit. Students will write their own 30-second commercials using an advertising technique. We will begin filming the completed commercials after Spring Break.

SCIENCE – Chapter 8 TEST Friday this week! Students should start to review their vocabulary.

FRENCH – New vocabulary on prepositions. E.g. sur = on, entre = between, devant = in front of, derrière = behind.

PE – Winding up volleyball.

ART – New project is a symmetry pie. Hand art will need to be finished on own time.

We skate this Friday the 27th!. Bring skates and helmets if you have your own.

Speaking of science, check out this pic showing microscopic life in the ecosystem of an eyelash. Enjoy!
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Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H.

P.S. This “mite” be why your child asked to wash their sheets! 🙂

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February 13

LA  – Up to chapter 7 in our novel. We have been focusing on full sentence answers and editing their own work. Each answer is marked out of 2 marks. For example:

  1. At Camp Green Lake there are two trees. What are they used for?

The two trees at Camp Green Lake are used for a hammock that belongs to the warden. (2 marks)

The trees are for a hammock. (1½ marks)

A hammock. (1 mark)

Answers with missing capital letters to start sentences or for proper nouns will lose 1/2 mark, as will misspelling character names and forgetting a period.

Students will almost always have a chance to rewrite their sentences to improve their score.

MATH – We are rounding into the thousands. Ask your child round 18 394 to the nearest tens, hundreds and thousands. See instructions on page 104 of the math workbook.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Chapter 5 test will be returned Monday. We will go over it and have a re-write on Tuesday at lunch. Please ask your child about their score and encourage them to study for the re-test.

SCIENCE – Beginning chapter 8.

FRENCH – Quiz Monday on the worksheets; J’aime = I like, Je n’aime pas = I don’t like… etc.

PE – Winding up volleyball.

ART – New project is a symmetry pie. Hand art will need to be finished on own time.

We skate this Friday. Bring skates and helmets if you have your own.

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Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H.

February 7

LA  – Up to chapter 6 in our novel. We have been focusing on full sentence answers and editing their own work. Each answer is marked out of 2 marks. For example:

  1. At Camp Green Lake there are two trees. What are they used for?

The two trees at Camp Green Lake are used for a hammock that belongs to the warden. (2 marks)

The trees are for a hammock. (1½ marks)

A hammock. (1 mark)

Answers with missing capital letters to start sentences or for proper nouns will lose 1/2 mark, as will misspelling character names and forgetting a period.

Students will almost always have a chance to rewrite their sentences to improve their score.

MATH – We are rounding. E.G. Round to the nearest tens: 23 = ___, 48 = ___, 157 = ___ 894 = ___

And to the nearest hundreds: 371 = ___, 209 = ___, 451 = ___ 963 = ___ (this one is tricky)

As a review, we worked on multiplying 2-digits by one digit and 2-digits by 2-digits. There was some rust there! 🙂

Give your child a few of each for practice. Ask your child to solve a long division question. (See previous posts for examples of multiplying by 2-digits and for long dividing.)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES – Chapter 5 TEST- Thursday, February 12. Study notes, review worksheets, re-read chapter to prepare.

SCIENCE – Beginning chapter 8.

FRENCH – Review the two latest worksheets; J’aime = I like, Je n’aime pas = I don’t like… etc.

PE – Volleyball. Student grades are based on participation, effort, improvement and sportsmanship/fair play. The game is so much more fun if you are working hard to build up your skills.

ART – New project is a symmetry pie. Hand art will need to be finished on own time.

It was busy week! The author visit At Silver Creek School was very interesting. We also had our final day of curling on Thursday. Thank you so much to the curling club and to all the volunteers who helped out with instructing our kids. They had a blast!

Hope you have a great long weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H.

February 2

Enjoy these skating pics from last Friday!

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Skating Trip January 30

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Cheers!

Mr. H.

Friday, January 23

LA  – We started the novel, Holes. Title page is due Tuesday.

MATH – We are up to page 100 in the work book. Ask your child to solve any of the long division questions.

This sample and example may help them remember the steps.

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SOCIAL STUDIES – Continuing chapter 5 – Review the 3 levels of government in Canada.

SCIENCE – The Nervous System test will be returned Monday.

FRENCH – Review the two latest worksheets; J’aime = I like, Je n’aime pas = I don’t like… etc.

PE – Volleyball. Student grades are based on participation, effort, improvement and sportsmanship/fair play. The game is so much more fun if you are working hard to build up your skills.

ART – New project this week. Grid name art and hand art will need to be finished on own time.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to visit an author on Wednesday this week at Silver Creek school. Bus permission forms will go home Monday.

Also on Wednesday afternoon, we curl. Please ensure students have a clean(ish) pair of shoes to bring to the rink. (Gym shoes are fine.) They cannot curl in the shoes they wear! Also, bring your own helmet if you have one. We will be walking to the curling rink. Please dress appropriately.

Check out these pics of our last trip to the curling rink.

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Stay tuned for the skating pics. 😉

Hope you had a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H.