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!

Monday, December 19, 2016

December 19-23 2016


Tuesday-*Electric Car Races 11:30-12:30
 Start Your Engines !!

Wednesday-*Pajama/Movie Day
*7:00pm St. Mary`s Band Concert

Thursday-*10:00am-Christmas Mass and dinner

Friday-*Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 12, 2016

December 12-16, 2016

 December 12-16 2016

Monday:Remember Holy Childhood 
December Book Reports due Jan 9, 2017

Wednesday: Science Electricity Unit Test
(Return Folder Dec 14)

Thursday: Mult x5 Test
Christmas Concert 7:00 pm
Rounding test ( 10, 100, 1000)

Friday: Christmas Sweater Day
Electric Cars Tues Dec 20
Races Tues Dec 20 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December 5-9 2016

Monday- Remember Holy Childhood, 
December Book Report Due January 9

  Tuesday -Saint Nicholas Day

Wednesday- Science Electricity Unit Test Wednesday December 14

Thursday- Hot Lunch, 
Multiplication Test X4 

Friday- Spelling Test-Christmas ( Ho,Ho,Ho),
Electric Car Races Tuesday December 20,
Cars Due Monday December 19

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dear Grade Five Parents


It has been a wonderful three months of grade five. I can’t believe how quickly time passes, and that we’re on the home stretch to Christmas! We have already accomplished many great things together.  I very much enjoyed my Parent Teacher Interviews with you.  The ten minute time is far too short to say all there is to say, and to share all of your child’s accomplishments thus far. If ever you feel that you’d like to spend a little more time, please let me know and we’ll set up a time for that.

Thank you all for your support with our Christmas Wreath Fundraiser, as well as the generous Holy Childhood Box Contributions.  This “Children Helping Children” Program is an excellent opportunity for us to teach compassion.

We have begun to study “The Seven Habits of Effective People” or “Happy Kids”. J The first habit is “Be Proactive!” As your child about this, what it means, and what the “action” is to help us remember to be proactive!

Remember that a full Boston Pizza Reading Card will entitle your child to a free Individual Pizza. Since you are already completing your monthly home reading, this is easily attainable.

For the month of December, the children have been divided into two groups for Book Reports.  Half will be doing a Sports book and half have chosen a “How To” book. Then we will switch in February.  I have chosen these two months because there is a wee holiday time for them to work on their “How To” projects.  After these are complete, they present them to the class, and teach us “How To”. These may be presented in December or January in order to provide more time for completion. I look forward to these and am continuously amazed at the variety of projects. No two have ever been the same.

In January we begin our Skating Program. Grade Fives skate from 1:30-2:30 PM on Tuesday January 10th, from 9:30-10:30 on Tuesday Jan.17, and from 1:30-2:30 on Tuesday January 24th.  We skate with Grade 3 and 4 on Tuesday Jan 31st. from 10:15-11:15. The children are required to all be on the ice with skates, wear hockey helmets, and gloves. If you do not have skates that fit, or a helmet let me know and we will look through our school supply for you. Thanks also to all of you who volunteer to come and help tie skates.  We couldn’t do it without you!

January is also Speech Arts month. We will be choosing our Poetry before the holiday and have copies for you at home so that you may begin work on memorizing them before class finals at the end of January.

I wish you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas Season and a very happy holiday.  Thank you for all you do to make our days at school happy and productive ones. God Bless You!


                                                                   Ms Sergo