The Pajama Patrol will be visiting Holy Redeemer this Thursday. As a reward for collecting the most pyjamas in the school, our class will be having a pyjama day on Thursday.
Thank you again for your continued support!
Please note: *** If you have chosen Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars: you are required to add many more content, photos, and captions for full marks. You still need the same number of slides, so you should replace slides that do not apply to your planet (ex."Rings") with more content, pictures with captions of your planet.
*** If you are assigned Pluto: you are required to replace pages that do not apply to your planet with a definition of a dwarf planet and examples of other dwarf planets. Check here for more information.
*** Why?*** Students researching gas giant planets have more work to do. They have to write about more moons and rings!
Save your Google presentation in your Science Folder labelled as Planet Presentation. It will only be marked from this file.
Helpful Links for Research
-Remember that you will need to use several websites to find all of the information.
-You may not use search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, or Ask.com etc. and not give credit to the websites. This is plagiarism. You are required to take information and put it into your own words. Do your own research! Wikipedia is only one source. You will need multiple.
-You may use the resources below National Geographic -
National Geographic Virtual Solar System - Great Pictures!! and some good information.
NASA Solar System - This site will also be useful for our planet research project. It includes the important data for each planet and more.
NASA's Celestia Exploration - Planets are listed on the left, click your planet for quick data.
NASA's Worldbook - Click on your planet from the list for some great information.
NASA's Photojournal - Tons of pictures for your PowerPoint presentation!
Planet Symbols from NASA - Symbols of all the planets. MOST IMPORTANTLY, there is an explanation of the symbols at the bottom of the page.
Nine Planets - This site offers introductions to the nine planets, their satellites and other Solar System objects, including asteroids, comets and Kuiper Belt Objects.
JPL Planets - This site will be useful for our planet research project. It includes the important data for each planet.
Enchanted Learning Astronomy - Great site for simple planetary data that is very kid friendly. This site also has some good images to use with your presentation
Windows to the Universe - Contains information on all planets.
Grolier Online Encyclopedia - This online encyclopedia may only be accessible while you are at school. It is really easy to find information AND images of your planet. Type the name of your planet in the search tool.
What's Your Favorite Planet? - Nova Science online. Contains info on all of the planets and you can vote on your favorite planet!
Kids Nine Planets- Click on the links to find out lots of information about all of the planets. Every link brings you to something new. You really get go deep into this website to find out lots of extension information.
Kids Astronomy - Kid friendly planet data.
Your Weight On Other Planets - Type in 100lbs. and select your planet to get the answer!
Distance from Earth? - This website explains how you find the distance of other planets from Earth.
You do not need to save these files, they are here for you to use.
https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/index.html This PDF has AMAZING, up to date, photos of the planets, moon, and other celestial objects in our solar system. The descriptions of each of the pictures are on the page right after the photo. Check it out!
I am so thrilled to announce that we now have 24 pairs of pyjamas as part of our school initiative in collecting pyjamas for Pajama Patrol.
All students in the school are asked to donate a pair of new pyjamas for the Lenten project. Please consider donating a pair for such a wonderful worthy cause.
Well the hard work is finally paying off for the students as we begin our book report presentations tomorrow. I know the students are very excited to be sharing their book reviews.
As a reminder, there were items that needed to be placed inside the paper bag.
Math homework this week is 2 pages of Math Fractions. Students have the answers on the back of the 2nd page in order to verify and check their own work. I am hoping this will also help a few parents review the questions as well.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for some warmer weather!
Happy Shrove Tuesday! Tomorrow we have our Ash Wednesday celebration. Students will be receiving ashes in the gym at 10:30. Please join us if you are free.
Thursday we will be having our culminating Math Test on Angles and shapes in Geometry. A study homework booklet was sent home yesterday for review.
We will be having our Math test in Data Management this Wednesday. The review sheets sent home 2 weeks ago are the review. An additional review Homework sheet was sent home today.
Also, National Sweater Day is this Thursday. Put on a warm sweater and watch the temperature drop inside the classroom.
Happy baking for all those who are able to donate to the Cake Raffle. Tickets will be on sale next week. Good luck to all those who participate and a special Thank you to all those who offer donations!!
A special thank you to the parents, aunts, uncles, siblings and grandparents that came to celebrate our show today.
Our students were awesome this morning! The grade 5's sang their best and had amazing dance moves. The grade 6's were showing their jingle bell rock rap and also stole the show!
So proud of all the hard work the students put forth this year!!
We will be spending some time reviewing our Math multiplication facts this week. Please review often with your child to solidify facts.
We welcome the Ottawa 67's tomorrow in the afternoon. Go 67's
Homework was sent home today and is due on Friday.
Math tests will be sent home for parent signature this week.
Please remember to pack extra snacks for your child. We seem to have been having a surge in appetites in the afternoon!
Just a reminder that Tuesday is our Big Apple Crunch day. Please ask your child if they enjoyed their apple provided by Parent council.
A reminder that our Annual Halloween dance flyer went home today. We hope to see many families!
We have finished our Monster pictures and descriptions. Now the fun starts as we try to recreate the monsters from Mrs. Kalil's grade 5 class.
Luv to Groove will be joining us next week. Please remind your child to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.
We will be having a Math test on Monday morning as a wrap up for our Numeration unit this term. Place value, printing numbers (to ten thousand), writing numbers in expanded form and standard form will be on the test.
Students should know how to use < and > signs between numbers as well as place numbers from greatest to least and vice versa. Reading unifix cubes and making a representation drawing of unifix cubes will also be on the test.
Math duotangs will come home this weekend to review concepts and allow students to finish worksheets.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.