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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May 30, 2018

Today in Math we continued on Measurement and started on Area.  I did not assign any homework, but likely will by tomorrow!

During Language Arts, we did a self evaluation on Communication that will be part of the student’s report card and will go in their file.

After recess we discussed the Indian Act and learned how the gov’t treated Indians back then.  We have learned some dreadful statements that are mentioned in the Act.

Later, we did an update of our Agenda Book calendar as well as doing a run for the upcoming Track Meet.

After lunch the students did a STAR Reading Test followed by some reading.  At 1:30, Lillian, our First Nations Support Worker, came in to help us with the pouches and beading for the pouches.  We will spend one more class on this.

Homework:

  1. Permission Slip for the Water Slides
  2. Book Orders due June 8
  3. Track Meet on Friday- be prepared with running shoes, PE strip and a water bottle.
  4. French- worksheet on food

Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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May 28, 2018

In Math we did two pages together and there was nothing assigned for homework.  There are several people who need to catch up on their work in Math!

In Language Arts, we worked on the Poetry booklet.  I did not assign anything for homework.

In Socials, we discussed who has power over us and what kind of power they have.  We will be trying it in to how the gov’t agents took children from reserves and brought them to Residential Schools.

In Art we finally finished our Fuzzy Wallpaper project and worked on Something’s Wrong.  We will finish it next class.

After lunch we copied the list words of our final Spelling Unit for the year!  We did the exercises on Unit 17, then we worked on our pouch project with Lillian.  Today some started the beading!

Homework:

  1. Math- get caught up to p. 270
  2. Read- 15 minutes
  3. Friday- Track Meet

Special words today…… wait for it…… yahoo!  No more spelling after this week!  Please write this into your agenda and I will give you a prize!  Yahoo!

Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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May 22, 2018

Hello, and welcome back after a looooooong weekend!

Today in Math we had lessons on measurement and discussed how to calculate Perimeter, Area and Volume!  We also discussed how to measure correctly!  We completed p. 256-258 in class.  Some students are behind and need to catch up tonight!

In Language Arts we read from our Poetry booklets and discussed each poem.  We will answer the questions next class.

In Science we read and took notes on the two kinds of mining, Underground and Open Pit.  This will tie into our Chocolate Chip Mining activity!

In French we learned some of the new vocabulary and played LOTTO.  We made sure that everyone has copied the notes.

After lunch the students worked on High Jump in PE.  Last block was dancing with Mr. Ma.

Homework:

  1. Math p. 256-258
  2. Notice for the Track Meet
  3. Carnival on Thursday 5:30-8:00 at the High School
  4. Swimming on Thursday (must make sure your work is up to date or you will be catching up then!)
  5. Art Gala on Thursday 4:30-6:00
  6. Movie@7:00 pm at the school Despicable Me 3

Cheers!     Ms.  Kneller

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