LA – We’ll be starting a novel unit next week.
MATH – Practice adding with regrouping (carrying) with your child.
SOCIALS – Chapter one test was returned and we went over the test. Students should have their marks in the planners. Students who want to improve can aways come to me at lunch or after school before a test to help them prepare.
SCIENCE – Chapter 4 test will be soon. Start to review notes on the digestive and respiratory systems. Vocab includes: cells, tissues, organs, body systems, digestion, nutrients and the digestive process (p. 89), oxygen, carbon dioxide, inhale, exhale, respiratory system (p. 93) which includes nose, mouth, trachea, lungs and diaphragm.
FRENCH – The new unit is all about school (ècole) and the vocabulary that goes with it. E.g. fenetre = ________, bureau = __________, brosse = __________, ciseaux = ___________, sac = ____________, gymnase = _____________, ordinateur = ____________, ecole = _____________.
ART – Completing our Dream Job project. New project next week.
PE – A focus on playing fair with sportsmanship and safe play.
A few housekeeping notes:
Pictures went home today. Some swim forms still need to be returned.
Every day after lunch we have a 15 minute time period that we FLEX time. It is a time that students can complete seat work, homework or overdue assignments, study for tests or quizzes, work on art projects, complete an SRA, take an AR test, or read or draw. The onus is on them to choose wisely with their FLEX time each day. (Just as the onus is on them to use their planners each day!) Grade 5 brings more work and harder assignments and a big goal this year is for them to become more responsible and independent with their work habits. FLEX time allows them a chance to stay a little more caught up and prepared…if they use their time wisely. It is a goal we will work on throughout the year.
Have a great Thanksgiving Weekend and enjoy the extra day off. See you Tuesday!