Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13-17,2017

Monday-Multiplication basic fact drill nightly 
Math homework due 
Speech Arts Practice in class 
Start Planing Oral Reports 

Tuesday-Happy Valentines Day! ( wear red or pink)

Wednesday-Hot lunch money due
100th Day! Dress like you're 100 years old
Math Test- Long Multiplication 

Thursday -Interior Plains Social Test
( Return Social text book)

(Monday February 27 pink shirt Day)
Next spelling test- March 3rd 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Dear Parents,

          February already! Hearts and Valentines! First of all, a gigantic “Thank You” to all of the Moms and Dads who were able to help us with skate tying and skating, and Hockey playing for skating in January. We really enjoyed our four skating times this year.  All the help and support was much appreciated.

          January was Oratorical Month, however, this year the change is to Class Finals on Tuesday March 7th, with the Grade Finals in the Library to follow sometime that week. My students worked so diligently at memorizing their Halloween poems and preparing them for presentation, that I have no doubt the very same will be true of their chosen Speech Arts Poem.  I always marvel at how the choices suit the children. There are thirty-one different and funny poems to enjoy.  Our judges will have a most difficult time choosing only six finalists. Thanks for all of the at-home help with this project.  I’m sure we will see many of our parents come to support and listen on judging day.

          February is “How To” book report time for those of us who didn’t present in December. The children will have chosen a project to make at home. Upon completion, they will present to the class and give us the “How To” instructions. I chose February for this project so that the children would have the Family Week to prepare. It is “Sports” book report time for the other half of the class.

          February and March are also “Oral Report” months for Grade Five. The children will prepare an “oral report” at home on a topic of their choosing. Something that interests them, and that they can teach the rest of the class about. They may prepare a poster to help organize their thoughts.  This poster may include drawings, photographs, written or typed information on their topic, etc. I will provide the poster paper, and can help with printing at school if saved on a thumb drive. Both reports will be due at month end, or shortly thereafter. (Hopefully before the Easter holiday in April.) Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, or if I can help in any way.

          PLEASE continue Home Nightly Reading, signing your agenda page at Month end to track reading, Spelling Practice, and Math Basic Fact Drill. The more we have our Multiplication facts memorized, the easier our classroom work will be. If you access our Classroom Blogspot on the St. Patrick’s Home Page, there you will find links to “Spelling City” with all of our spelling lists, Raz Kids, and Mathletics.

           I have invited Constable Dave into our classroom to teach a lesson on Forensics in line with our Classroom Chemistry. You’ll be hearing all about “The Case of the Missing Stapler.”

          Things to look forward to include Scientists in the School Classroom Chemistry on March 2nd, Motion Geometry, Multiplication, Division, Data Management, Onomatopoeia, Personification, Valentine Story Writing, Valentine Party on Tuesday February 14th, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Interior Plains, and Cordillera Regions of Canada, Provincial Internet Research Projects, as well as an i-pad project based on the Seven Habits of Successful Learners.…….Wow! We are a busy bunch!

Happy February, and enjoy Family Week with your children.


Ms Sergo

Monday, January 30, 2017

January 30th - February 3rd, 2017

Monday :
Basic Math Fact Drill Nightly
Memorize Speech Arts Poem
Tuesday :
Skate 10:15-11:15
January Home Readi ng Due
Biography Book Report Due
February Book Order Due
Happy Ground Hog Day (Dress Up Day)
Spelling Test Friday,February 10th
Mult 9 times quiz
P.D. Day

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 23-27, 2017

Monday-Basic Math Fact Drill Nightly, Leadership Forms Are Due. 

Tuesday-Skate 1:30-2:30, Speech Arts Tues March 7 Class Finals.

Wednesday-Mult. Test(Visit The Neighbor) 

Thursday-Crazy Hair Day, Spirit Assembly 1:30, Math Homework Due Thurs.Feb.2  

Friday-Spelling Test-Valentine,X 8 Mult Test 
Practice "Start My Second Row With A Zero

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 16-20, 2017

Monday- Remember to do your nightly Basic Math Fact Drill
 also remember to practice "visit the neighbor" Multiplication

  Tuesday- We have skating from 9:30-10:30.

Wednesday- We have Farm Safety from 1:30-2:30

Thursday- Bright lights assembly at 8:45
- hot lunch is taco in a bag 
- Social Test on the Canadian Shield Region 
- math homework is due.

Friday- Spelling Test #7
- math time test 7x.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January nineth to the thirteenth, 2017

Monday- Happy New Year!
 Gung Hay Fat Choy!
   Bonne Anne!
 Welcome Back

Tuesday- December home reading due
December "Sports" or "How To" book reports are due
- Backwards  Dress Up day
- Skating from 1:30 2:30.

- January book report is "Biography."

- Social Canadian Shield Test Thursday, January 19.
Math Homework Due January 19th

Friday- Spelling Test List Six
-the times 6 test. 
-January Book Order Due Friday January 13th

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dear Grade Five Parents,


          Welcome back to school for the New Year! I hope your holidays were restful and happy family times. It is easy to see that we’re all ready to come back to grade five and have fun learning! The first day back flew by so quickly that we were all shocked when the bell rang.

            We will be celebrating the Feast of Epiphany on January 6th, the arrival of the Wise Men, in our French Classes with “La Fete Des Rois.” This tradition involves King Cakes, as well as a little game ending with a Class King and Queen. The children learn another language so quickly, as was evident in our Christmas Concert song.

            Please continue to encourage your children to participate in the home reading program four nights a week and to chart their progress. January is a Boston Pizza reading month.  I am sending extra tracking sheets home for you, but please continue to sign your child’s agenda as well. We are so proud of our reading efforts… not to mention the fact that the children who earned their pizza treat was sure thrilled! Remember that oral reading is still critical at our level in order to give us the boost we need for higher-level reading next year and beyond.

The genre for January is “Biography”. The December “Sports” and “How To” Projects are rolling in. We are enjoying the many presentations.

            Language Learning sees us continuing with Novel Studies, Creative Writing, Poetry, a study of Figurative Language, a new I-Pad Project Book Review, as well as the 7 Habits study we started in November.

We began our Multiplication unit before Christmas and only skimmed the surface. Nightly basic multiplication fact practice is essential. If you find that you child has actually “over-learned” their facts, then division drill is also helpful. Grade five math becomes much more difficult, and your child will be at a serious disadvantage if he/she does not have a firm grasp of basic facts.

            I hope you had a chance to enjoy your child’s electric car. We really had fun racing them, not to mention learning so much about electricity. In January we will begin our “Classroom Chemistry” unit in Science, so be prepared to learn the elements and compounds with your child!

            A special thanks goes out to all of you for helping to prepare your children for the Christmas Concert. I was so proud of them. They also did a spectacular job of leading the school in the Christmas Mass.  Oratorical month has been moved from January to February or March.  I will let you know as soon as I do when Speech Arts Finals will be. The poetry choices were made for the most part before the holiday and I will send copies home giving you ample time to prepare. I am looking forward to hearing our first run-through as soon as we get the ball rolling..

I hope you enjoyed your “String Art” gifts. The children had fun making them and were very proud of their efforts. Thank you all for the lovely and delicious Christmas gifts. I will treasure them and remember your child through them. Thank for your generous support and encouragement.


                                                                                    Happy New Year!