June 18/18

Wow, it has been awhile since I last posted on here!  We have been super busy getting work done, and of course having some fun too!  Going to the movie theatre to see Wonder, and having our school wide Fun Day has been the best!

Today we started off with returning the Math tests on Measurement.

Later, we started on the LEGO robotics.  I certainly have a lot to learn, as I was so confused about this!  As it turns out, I should have had the students use the IPADS as the programming APP is on that!  SILLY ME!!!  We will try again tomorrow using the correct things!

After recess we went to see the Park Ranger from the Skagit Valley who came to tell us and show us some of the cool things we could see in that park.  Students had an opportunity to see a stuffed wolverine along with skulls and an assortment of things.   It was a great opportunity to ask questions and learn in a fun way!

After lunch I was away, but the students had a substitute who went over some summer spelling words along with some fun worksheets.  I wonder if all of the students finished their Morse Code!

Later, they were to work on some simple machines for Science.  We will review that tomorrow!

Homework:

I have 3 students who need to return their library books!  Phoenix, Mika and Danika, get on this please!  Thank you!

Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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June 8, 2018

Today we had a pancake breakfast sponsored by McDonalds and the PAC.  Before we went down, we read from the novel Fatty Legs.

After recess we continued to work on our Idiom Booklet while others got caught up on things.

We had buddy time today and we did a very special project.

After lunch I spoke to the class about the fact that over half of the students did not have their Math done for homework (has been happening all week), and that I had given up every lunch hour to help students, yet they still are not doing it.  I was pretty disheartened, and am hoping that the students in my class figure out that they can’t do the fun stuff if they don’t get their work done.

Later we went to PE and practiced throwing and catching with a glove.

Last block was catch up and library book exchange.

Homework:

  1. Yes, believe it or not, some students have not yet returned their permission slip for the waterslides yet!  Grrrr….
  2. Read for at least 30 minutes this weekend please!
  3. Some students ( Carson, Ylenia, Phoenix, Braeden, Tanayah, Taylor, Mika have not caught up in their Math.  Please finish it over the weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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June 7, 2018

Today in Math we did P. 284 +286.  It was assigned for homework of not completed in class.

During Language Arts, we started learning about idioms.  We will be doing a booklet that will be really fun!

After recess we did the chocolate chip mining activity.  It was a blast and the students had a great time.  It took us until lunch.  Ask your students about this activity.

After lunch we started on mandalas, and will be making painted rock mandalas.

Last block was Dance with Mr. Ma.

Homework:

  1. Permission slips for the waterslides
  2. Book orders are due tomorrow
  3. Math p. 284+286
  4. Bring back library books for tomorrow
  5. Bring a glove for baseball

Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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June 6, 2018

Today in Math we did p. 281 and 283.  It was assigned for homework if not completed in class!

During Language Arts, we completed our Spelling Test and some students finished their Haiku poem.  Others did SRA cards.

After recess we discussed where all the residential schools were located and decided that the nearest one to Hope was All Hallows in Yale.  We then looked at a typical day  for a child in the fifth grade at Residential School.  We compared their day to ours.  What a difference.  We will finish discussing that later, as we ran out of time.

We then did a special project for the upcoming special day.  It is top secret, so I cannot say what the project was!

After lunch we finished up the top secret project, then worked on the LEGOS robots.  We will be getting to programming soon!  There was a little mix up in the kits, so we had to problem solve first.

Homework:

  1. Permission Slips for the waterslides and for some to go to the District Track Meet
  2. Book Orders are due on Friday
  3. Math p. 281+283

Have a great day!

Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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June 5th, 2018

Today in Math we corrected several pages in our Jump Math book.  We did p. 279 and 280 today and it was assigned for homework.

In Language Arts, we did our good copy of a haiku.  Do you remember how the pattern goes?  5-7-5 syllables!  Students then did some reading or worked on Math!

In Science we finished off our review of Chapter 10, then did a Kahoots review on the iPads.  Later, we prepared for the upcoming Chocolate Chip Mining activity.

In French, we played Lotto.  The students are getting much better at remembering the words.

After lunch we started baseball in PE.  We were learning how to throw and catch using a mitt.

Last block was Dance with Mr. Ma.

Homework:

  1. Permission Slip
  2. Book Orders due June 8th (this Friday)
  3. Math p. 279+280
  4. Spelling test tomorrow so please study!

Secret words again- write “I would love a new pencil” in your agenda!

Have a great day!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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June 4, 2018

Wow, what a busy day!

Today in Math we worked on P. 276-278.  Some students did not finish their homework from last week, so I stayed in at lunch for those that needed help.

During Language Arts, we discussed Haiku poems.  Each student wrote 2 poems, and did 1 in good copy.  We will finish it tomorrow!

During Socials, we read from the stories and read about why kids were sent to Residential Schools.  We will continue to read about this.

Art was finishing up the Something’s Wrong picture.

After lunch we did the last of our Self Evaluations and finished up art from this morning.

If students were caught up in things, they got to start on the Lego Robotics kit.  We will be doing more of this in the next few days.

Homework:

  1. Permission Slip for the Waterslides
  2. Book Orders are due on June 8th
  3. Math p. 276-278
  4. Spelling Test on  Wednesday for the last unit!

Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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May 31, 2018

First thing this morning our class went to the gym for an assembly.  Congratulations to Tanayah on being the Student of the Month for May for Athletics!

During Language Arts, we first did a self assessment on thinking!  This will be in the students’ report cards.  Later, we did SRA for today!

After recess we discussed the costs of opening and closing a mine.  This is in preparation of our Chocolate Chip Mining activity which will happen on Thursday of next week!

During French, we played LOTTO and I only said the words in English and students had to match up in French!  A bit tougher today!  I collected the books to be marked.

After lunch we had Math as we missed it this morning and we will miss it tomorrow!  Students should have finished up to the end of P. 274 by Monday’s class!

Last block they had Dance.

Homework:

  1. Permission Slip for the water slides in June
  2. Book Orders due June 8th
  3. Track meet tomorrow- be prepared- shoes, clothes water bottle
  4. Math- finish to the end of p. 274 by Monday!

Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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