Mathematics: We have wrapped up our multiplication unit and are reviewing division concepts from grade 4 in order to prepare us for working with one digit by three digit multiplication questions. The multiplication and division units, along with fractions and decimals are often the most challenging in grade 5. I have encouraged all students to practice at home as much as they can.
Language Arts: We are finishing our short stories, which are adventurous and imaginative! I encourage students to bring them home and read them to you! We have started our next reading focus using the book "ONE". This book is about bullying, which seemed fitting with anti-bullying day coming up.
Social Studies: We have studied several acts of discrimination and are well on our way to finishing our tribute projects. We are also researching natural resources in our country with a focus on a resource town. The focus of each resource town is to determine economic dependence on the resource that is mass produced in that town.
Science: We are researching natural resource and gaining an understanding of living/non-living, renewable/non-renewable, sustainable/non-sustainable, conservation, environmental impacts, and aboriginal interconnectedness in relation to our selected resource. Once we have gathered our information we will present our project using a cereal box.
French: This term we are studying cultural events in French Canadian culture. Our focus will be on the Carnival de Quebec and the Festival de Voyaguer. We will also be learning days of the week and months of the year.
Spelling: Students will receive their words on Monday and are expected to practice sorting and spelling the words throughout the week, either in class or at home. Tests will be on Fridays. In weeks where we have holidays or pro-d days, there won't be any spelling words.