We will be having a Science Test this Friday.
Things to know include:
Different types of Renewable and Non-Renewable energy and how they are used. Their advantages and disadvantages.
What is energy? How can we conserve energy? The test is based on the reading material reviewed and highlighted in class. Orange duotangs came home this evening so students can review the material again.
Test questions will be fill in the blank, multiple choice and short answer.
Coming home tonight is the corrected Math quiz. The students worked really hard and their effort shows. I have broken the Math concepts into smaller chunks this term. As such, we will have another Math Quiz this Friday on concepts of Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, and 1000. There will also be some numbers to write given the word. Ex. One and nine tenths = 1.9
We are going to continue working on our Super Me in writing. The students are really dedicated!
I sure hope to see you all tonight!
We have had such an amazing start to our year. We are loving our new section of the school. It is clean and has a lot of space to work. Our cafe' tables are very popular. Students are excited to show off all their work they have done in class already.
See you tonight at 6:00pm. If you can't make it tonight, please let me know if you would like to meet another day.
So glad you're in my class!!!
I would like to welcome you back to an exciting new year in grade 5. I hope you all had a wonderful and restful summer. This is my 6th year at Holy Redeemer and my 20th year of teaching. I am looking forward to a productive partnership to ensure your child can achieve their highest potential. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, children need support from both home and school. I ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time.
2) Completes weekly homework assignments.
3) Shares school experiences with you so you follow their learning journey.
4) Knows that appropriate behaviour is expected at all times.
5) Takes care of personal belongings and technology.
6) Continues to take risks in their learning.
I look forward to meeting you on our School Parent Night on Wednesday September 11th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm.
The first week of school will consist of many “get to know you” activities while I get to know the students and they get to know me. I will be teaching grade 5 Math, English, Religion and Family Life in the morning. In the afternoon I will be teaching grade 5 Science, Physical Education, Health, Art and Drama. French and Social Studies will be with Mme. McCaffrey, Mme. Colasante or Mme. DesRochers in the afternoon.
** Please sign and return the Acceptable Use of Technology form, the Play Structure Use form as well as the Homework Pledge. A special thank you for paying the required Student Activity Fee on line (see link below) $35.00.
Chrome books are necessary learning tools. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own chrome book as they will be used daily in class. We have 10 chrome books to share. Sharing headphones is discouraged for sanitary purposes. Headphones should remain at school. Please label them and keep in a ziplok bag.
One Thing not to forget: Visit the school website: Cash on- line to sign up for pizza, milk, popcorn or subway delivery at http://red.ocsb.ca/our-school
Special points of interest:
Our school continues to be a nut-free environment
Classroom basics have been provided. Please consider the list on the following page to support our classroom needs. Thank you for your support!!
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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!
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