Friday, January 22, 2021

This morning we went over reducing fractions to the lowest terms. For example 3/9 is the same as 1/3. We completed P. 20 and 21.

We had a spelling test today on Unit 11, then the students had time to silent read.

After recess we had Computers and we learned how to use the Typing Club. I have signed my class up and they can practice at home! The address in on the first page of their agenda book!

We continued with the Heart optical illusion and will finish it next class.

After lunch we had Science and we debriefed after the oil spill experiment. We then read the text book on Chapter 8.

In Socials we watched one final video on the Chinese immigrating to Canada to work on the railroad, followed by time to write their letter to their parents pretending that they were a young Chinese man. It was assigned for homework if not completed in class.

Homework:

  1. French test on Monday for the calendar
  2. Math p. 21
  3. Test on smoking/vaping on EWednesday
  4. Socials- letter to parents
  5. Read 15 minutes
  6. Storybook Character Day on Wednesday

Have a great weekend. Hopefully the frozen white particles that fall from the sky will NOT show up! LOL Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

this morning we marked a whole bunch of the math pages in our fractions booklet. We completed the last page of the first booklet. Tomorrow we start on the second booklet on fractions!

We completed some SRA today as well!

After recess, the students and I read the final chapter and the epilogue. We all decided that it was a terrific book and there should be a sequel! Tomorrow we will do the MEGA CHALLENGE of a crossword puzzle! Good luck kiddos, it will be hard!

During Teacher’s Choice today we had a catch up period. Many of those who were finished had some free time to explore other things.

After lunch the students had Drama with Mr. Becker followed by Math drills. We also had a little treat from the left overs from Christmas!

Last block was French so we played a game with our calendar words. It was the class against the teacher, and unfortunately I lost!

Homework:

  1. French test on Monday for the calendar words
  2. Spelling test tomorrow- Unit 11
  3. Test on Smoking/vaping on Wednesday
  4. Storybook Character Day next Wednesday, as it is also Family Literacy Day

Have a great day! We will see you tomorrow! Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

This morning I handed back the Math quizzes and we did P. 16 + 17 in our booklet.

We did the spelling puzzle pages for Unit 11 today.

After recess we had PE and we did some small group one on one trying to get the ball from the other person. We also had some free shooting time and we learned some tricks!

During Health, we talked about Vaping and the dangers of it. Next week we will have a test on smoking and vaping.

After lunch we read in the textbook for Chapter 8 and then did the oil spill experiment. It was interesting to see what the students choose to soak up the oil! Ask which one worked best! We also watched a video about the use of hair booms for oil spills!

In Socials we watched a short video on the treatment of the Chinese when they came to Canada to work on the railroad. We will be writing letters to Mom and Dad back home in China next class!

Homework:

  1. French test on the calendar on Monday
  2. Math p. 16 + 17
  3. Test on smoking and vaping next Wednesday
  4. Spelling Puzzle page
  5. Canoe magazine

Have a wonderful day! Hope you loved the gum chewing day! Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sorry for not posting yesterday! I had a workshop right after school until 5pm, then I forgot! Oops!

Today the students had a pop quiz on fractions. It was a 10 mark quiz to see if they understand what we are doing! We also completed P. 14 and 15 today, as they are easier pages.

We did SRA today in class and everyone is progressing well.

After recess we read the second last chapter of the novel and completed the worksheet on it. We are so close to finishing the novel!

We discussed the new assignment in Careers today but did not get to get it started yet. Next week we will start on it!

After lunch the students had Drama with Mr. Becker followed by Math Drills. We also had a little snack from the leftover food from Christmas!

Last block we learned how to do a table and a pie chart on the computer. It was all about Pizza today!

Homework:

  1. French test on Monday for the calendar
  2. Gum chewing day tomorrow! What a treat! I will supply the gum!
  3. Read 15 minutes!

Have a wonderful day! See you all tomorrow! Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

This morning we started on Pages 9 and 10 of the fractions booklet. It was assigned for homework off not completed in class.

We did SRA today and the students are working well through the colours! Well done Grade 5’s!

After recess we read Chapter 22 and completed the worksheet. I am quite behind in correcting these chapters but will definitely get them caught up this weekend.

During Teacher’s choice, we had a discussion about Oleta coming to school. She has seizures and we went over the routine of what to do and how we can be helpful to her. We are all excited that she will be here on Monday for the first hour of school only.

After lunch the students had Drama with Mr. Becker and then did a Math drill. Such improvement! I am so impressed!

Last block was French and today we played LOTTO! A fun way to spend the class and learn French all in one!

Homework:

  1. Pro D Day tomorrow- no school!
  2. Read 40 minutes
  3. Math P. 9 and 10 in fractions booklet
  4. French test on the calendar next Thursday
  5. Quiz on fractions next Tuesday

Have a wonderful long weekend! Enjoy the time off but remember to READ, READ,READ! Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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January 13, 2021

This morning we marked the first three pages of the fractions booklet and then worked on Page 8, adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. We also talked about improper fractions! (top number, or numerator, is larger than the bottom, or denominator).

We did a Real Life Reading assignment on the compass rose and then tried to find out which direction each person had to go on the map. Students then did some catch up/silent reading.

After recess we had PE and we continued on the 2 types of passes in basketball, then introduced the lay up. We will definitely need more practice!

The students were given some waxed paper to simulate what it would be like to have sever cataracts on their eyes from smoking. We also did a simulation of what it would be like to have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmanary Disease). We then watched a short video on first, second and third hand smoke.

After lunch we had Science, and we started the unit on Resources, and why it is important to protect Earth by reducing the amount of resources we use. We then completed a chart on what things were living and non-living, and what we need them for.

In Socials, we discussed what happened when the Chinese people came to Canada during the Gold Rush, and how they came to help build the railway. We discussed the head tax, and how unfair it was. I showed a couple of videos to the students about this. We will do an assignment next class.

Homework:

  1. Book Orders due Thursday
  2. Pro D day on Friday-no school
  3. Math- p. 8 in Fractions booklet

Congratulations to Katie, Cortez and Cason for figuring out the Armadillo Challenge! Have a wonderful day! Tomorrow is our last day this week! Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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January 12, 2021

I was away yesterday from school so I did not post anything. If your child was away, I will ensure they are caught up.

Today we started FRACTIONS in math! Yahoo! It is a fun unit. Today we learned what a fraction is (a part of a whole) and how to say fractions. We also did some recognizing fractions by shading in and identifying fractions by looking at a picture. We started off with adding and subtracting similar denominators, so it was simple today!

We did some SRA today, while others caught up on some work that was missing. It was a time for me to work individually with some students as well.

After recess we summarized the novel then read Chapter 21. We are getting close to the end and soon we will be doing several dioramas to explain the entire novel!

In Careers, I introduced the next assignment we will be doing. Each student will need to select 5 careers and do a little research on them using the internet. It will take us quite some time.

After lunch the students had Drama with Mr. Becker followed by Math Drills.

Last block was Applied Design and Skills Technology. We are doing a variety of assignments on the computer so students will learn how to become proficient at using Pages and Word and creating documents.

Homework:

  1. Book Orders due by the end of the week
  2. Pro D. Day on Friday- no school
  3. Read 15 minutes
  4. Some students did not finish their 4 pictures for Art, so they had to do it tonight as well.

Thanks to those students who stayed in at recess/ lunch or after school to try and get caught up. Well done! Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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Friday, January 11, 2021

This morning the students did a review on division. We will have a test on division on Monday. They were told to take home their review to practice over the weekend.

The students took their Spelling test today and I gave them the results right away.

We did some catch up and puzzle making today as well.

After recess we used the computers to do some Kahoots. It was fun and the students were reading all the questions! Ha, love when I can trick them into doing some reading!

We worked on Art for a bit, but the students will have time to finish it up on Monday. Pictures are due on Tuesday.

After lunch the test on the Muscular System was up first, then we started Socials right away. We talked about the Black people moving to Canada to escape slavery in the South. We talked about the Underground Railroad today.

Lastly, we did some catch up/ tidy up/ discussed the Armadillo Challenge and did some more puzzles. A fun day!

Homewor:

  1. Book Orders
  2. Math test on division on Monday
  3. Bring back library books
  4. Read 30 minutes minimum
  5. Art- 4 pictures due Tuesday

Have a wonderful weekend. Please know that I will be away on Monday as OI have a medical appointment. I will be back on Tuesday. Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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January 7, 2021

This morning we completed P. 97 and 98 in the Jump Math book. We will be having a test on Division on Monday!

During Language Arts today, we worked on the SRA cards.

After recess we read Chapter 20 in the novel and completed the worksheet.

During Teacher’s Choice, we did jigsaw puzzles today!

After lunch was Drama with Mr. Becker, followed by Math Drills. Way to go everyone- you are doing so much better! Yahoo!

Last block was French and we completed another worksheet on months and days of the week.

Homework:

1 Test on Muscular System tomorrow

2. Armadillo Challenge ends tomorrow!

3. Spelling Test tomorrow

4. Book Orders

Test on Division on Monday

Have a great day! Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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January 6, 2021

This morning we completed P. 96 and started on P. 97 in the Jump Math book.

We completed the Spelling puzzle pages today in class, and if not complete, it was assigned for homework.

After recess we had PE and we completed some dribbling drills as well as started passing in basketball.

In Health, we reviewed the harmful effects of smoking and what exactly is in cigarettes. We will look at the Gasp magazines next class.

In Science we played Jeopardy as a review for the Science test on Friday on the muscular system.

Last block was Socials and we started reading Chapter 3 and took notes on the boldfaced words.

Homework:

  1. Book Orders
  2. Armadillo Challenge
  3. Test on muscular system on Friday
  4. Test on Spelling words on Friday
  5. Cheers! Ms. Kneller

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