Weekly Outline

                                   

WEEKLY OUTLINE

 

December 10 - 14

Grade 5

 

LANGUAGE

(Ms. James)



 

Students will continue working in their spelling and grammar workbooks. They will also use their journals for sentence/paragraph writing. Spelling homework will be sent home daily and spelling tests will take place Fridays.

 

Spelling List:

 

Friends

Passes

Taxes

Buzzes

Benches

Bushes

Donkeys

Batteries

Patios

Echoes

Pictures

Valleys

Centuries

Radios

Tomatoes

 

This week we will focus on a new article of the week. Before reading, students will be asked to discuss and make inferences based on the title of the article and the pictures. During reading, students will be encouraged to mark important information as they read (i.e., highlight, underline, etc…). After reading, students will independently answer questions to check comprehension which will be followed by a class discussion.

 

Students will continue working on our new PBL unit on endangered species. We will focus on incorporating PBL into our literacy program, social studies (related to government) and math to maximize student development, communication and performance. Students will have opportunities to identify, investigate and discuss various real-world problems and address those problems by coming up with possible solutions. These cross-curricular units will allow students to build on important 21st skills including, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and more. The area of focus this unit will be bullying awareness.

 

MATHEMATICS

(Ms. James)


 

This week in math, we will be working on the following:

Monday

  • Lesson 41: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Common Denominators

Tuesday

  • Lesson 42: Short Division and Divisibility by 3, 6, and 9

Wednesday

  • Lesson 43: More Arithmetic with Mixed Numbers

Thursday

  • Lesson 44: Measuring Lengths with a Ruler

Friday

  • Lesson 45: Classifying Quadrilaterals

SOCIAL STUDIES

(Ms. James)

This week students will have a quiz. The quiz will cover the fundamental rights and freedoms of Canadian citizens, citizenship and how to become a Canadian citizen, the difference between immigration and emigration, and scenarios.

 

SCIENCE

(Ms. James)

This week students will continue learning about Human Organ Systems. This week we will focus on the digestive system.

Media Literacy

(Mrs. Grovum)

Students will use the Maker Space in a holiday themed challenge.

VISUAL ART

(Mrs. Adamson)

This week students will finish their cubism inspired Art projects! They will be using different colours and shapes to create their own unique piece. If time permits, students will also do some holiday inspired art!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(Mr. Fretz)

Students will be taking part in modified volleyball skills this week.  Students will also take part in cooperative games to earn points for their House (Torrin, Malliag, Kyleakin).  

 

MUSIC

(Mr. Kudera)

The students will focus on the music for the Christmas Play.

HEALTH & PEOPLE SKILLS

(Mr. Fretz)

Students will be taking part in the Personal Safety and Injury Prevention unit.  Students will learn about the safe use of technology as well as bullying. They will be creating Anti-Bullying posters focused on cyber-bullying.  

FRENCH

(Mrs. Israil)

Grade 5s will be introduced to “RE” verbs and continue learning about nutritions . Grade 5s will also be introduced to Christmas and New Years vocabulary . Grade 5s have a test on Monday. Details will be posed on the website.

DRAMA

(Ms. Murphy)

Students will continue our readers theatre this week.

COMPUTERS

(Mr. Kudera)

The students will continue to practice creating spreadsheets involving graphs/charts, calculating sums and averages, and sorting. There will be a Google Sheets assessment on December 17.