We are off to the start of another busy week. Here are the events and reminders for the week.
Math: With Mrs. Brown, we will finish working on our Financial Literacy projects where students have been given a profession and a monthly wage. Students are required to buy a house, car, groceries, pay for hydro, gas and insurance. Students should be completing their posters by the end of this week. Our multiplication of large numbers unit is going well. Students are working on using the traditional method and the box method to solve 2 digit by 1 digit and 3 digit by 1 digit problems. We will dive into 2 digit by 2 digit later in the week. Students should continue to work on learning their basic multiplication facts up to the 12 times tables. With Ms. Rickson, students will be discussing perimeter and doing some examples.
Reading/Writing: Students are working on finishing their poems based on the children's book, "I Wish". We also started our "Canadian Women of History" unit.
Science - Monday we looked at the circulatory system. We acted out the path blood travels along your body, lungs, and heart. Using a balloon, we demonstrated what it feels and looks like when a vessel (such as an artery or vein) expands when blood travels through. Lastly, we followed a recipe to make a candy version of all of the components of a drop of blood (platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells, and plasma). Ask your child what we used instead of the real components!
Applied Skills, Design and Technology We are working on creating an original GIF using Google Slides and the concept of stop motion. Today many students had success at creating the first few "movements" and shapes for their GIF.
Social Responsibility - On Monday, with Ms. Rickson, we read the story "Interrupting Chicken" to remind ourselves about the importance of respectful listening. As future Grade 5s and 6s, it's even more important that we are always listening respectfully and that we avoid interrupting. Those with a consistent interrupting problem may be asked to stay in for part of their lunch or recess with the teacher.
Art: Students will create symbols which represent their personalities, likes, dislikes, hobbies etc. They will use these symbols to create a personal mandala on paper with pencil crayons and felts. Next week, they will make a clay plate so they can etch their mandala design into their plate.
Wednesday, April 17th - Fun Lunch
Wednesday, April 17th - Bayside Band to visit Brentwood.
Wednesday, April 17th - First cross country meet at Centennial Park.
Friday, April 19th - Good Friday - No School
Monday, April 22nd - Easter Monday - No school
Wednesday, April 24th - Second cross country meet at Centennial Park. WE are the host school and hope to have parent volunteers to help with marshalling the route.
Monday, April 29th - Popcorn Day
Monday, April 29th - Grade 5s visit Bayside for a school tour and lunch. (Permission form to come soon)