Friday, 4 November 2016

What's new!!

First thing is the diorama projects, which are due for Monday. Here is a copy of the assignment. The students have had 12+ classes to work on these so hopefully they are well on their way to being complete. They are also encouraged to use Showbie, which is an app or site that is used to store their written work in.

Next up is the digestive system design project they are suppose to make. I have sent home a sheet with it that has to be completed as well. They can bring in their model or email me a picture of it. Here is an example;

The students assignment looks like this: 

We also had a juggler come by and perform for us. His name was Robin Chestnut and he also worked with the kids to show them how to get started. 

Have a good weekend! 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Potlatch newsletter

This is the current edited version letter I sent home. Sorry I copied an old one! 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Book orders

Today I called to see what was taking the book order so long to get here and apparently there was a problem with their system on the day I placed an order. A few people have reported the same problem and there is no record of the order at all. They have switched to a new system and so I will have to put the order in again tomorrow when I return! Sorry for the delay, as I know I was excited for the order, as many of the students were and are! 

Thursday, 29 September 2016


Today in class I spoke to the kids about how grade 5 is the year to work on becoming more responsible for their work. We have had 2 items that were assigned as homework if they were not done in class. Most kids did get it done in class or did it as homework but a few didn't accomplish either. I explained how it will never go away (the work) and if you are not getting much done in class the result will always be homework. Some will obviously be working to catch-up during "finish up Friday" time. Unsure if this is pertaining to your child then just check the agenda and see if there was a note put in there during the week. 

Other news: 

Students will be having a quiz on Monday  on nutrition. They will need to know what fats, carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins/minerals are. They also need to know how to read a label in a food item. Finally they also need to understand the way the food guide is set-up and what kids their age should be eating. I have included this information incase they forget to bring it home.

Next week we will be starting some art that goes along with studying the Northwest coast tribes. Eventually this will include making plaster masks and holding a Potlatch. Look for a newsletter to come home about this. 

In Science we are needing some flyers with food pictures in them so please send any in that you may have. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Presentation September 15th

PAs your child might have already told you, we are going to have a special presentation that has recently been created on September 15th, after morning recess. I have included a picture of the information for you to read over as well. The most exciting part, I think for the kids, is that a television company will be here filming parts for a news report. I think it is CTV, but don't quote me on that. I will double check media release forms to see if any students cannot be included in the footage. Thanks. (I hope it isn't too blurry for you!) 

Friday, 9 September 2016

First homework! Yah!

This is my "bucket" of 10 items that I shared with the class. It may come in a box, bucket or bag of any type and there must be 10 items. I expect them to be brought in on Monday. The items I chose present me...
The Rubik cube represents my son who loves puzzles. 
The book because I love to read.
The medal for coaching basketball which I also play. 
The calculator because I love math. 
The pencil because I love doing art. I am a good artist.
I have an eraser because I have an eraser collection and did when I was little. 
I have a games price because I love to play games. 
The Elsa doll to represent my daughter who loves Frozen. 
An inhaler because I have asthma.
These are glasses because I need them but need a new pair. 

I hope this helps your child to make a collection to share with the class. Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Welcome back to a new school year!

I am excited for a new year with a few new faces in the class. I think this year is going to be one of the best years ever! Remember to bring your forms that were given to you at the meeting. Also please make sure you have indoor shoes and your gym stuff.

I will be sending home some curriculum information and your home reading program on Friday! Make sure you ask me any questions or voice any concerns right away so we can have a great start to the year. My email is See you Friday at 8:35 am sharp!

P.S. I hope you liked the cookie!