Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Carleton University Field Trip

Tomorrow, May 30th is our class trip to Carleton University for a sports day! Students will participate in a variety of sports such as fencing, basketball and soccer. They will also be going swimming! As part of this trip, the class will have access to the cafeteria buffet for lunch. This is included in the cost of the trip ($8.00).

Students need to come to school dressed in comfortable clothes for the weather and physical activities. In addition, they will need to bring a towel, bathing suit and sunscreen.

Please return all permission forms and money tomorrow morning in order to participate in this field trip.

IMPORTANT: 
Students will not be returning to the school by the end of the school day. Therefore, parents are responsible to pick-up their child from the school. We will be leaving Carleton University at 3:45 and expect to return to the school around 4:30-4:45. If you give your child permission to walk home, please send a note to the school stating so.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Science projects

The students have been busy working on their science projects in class. At this point, all presentations are completed and groups are working on the models of their assigned system. This model should represent the system and have one element that moves or functions. In class, we have researched ideas and started creating/building models. Students are asked to have these models completed on Tuesday May 22nd in preparation for presentations on Wednesday May 23rd. If students require more time to complete the projects they are asked to work on them at home as well. They may bring materials we have gathered in our classroom home for their projects.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Destination Imagination Team

St. Gabriel's Grade 5  Destination Imagination Team Fundraiser Orders Due By May 16th.
We're going to Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee!!! Our School competed locally, provincially and now we've been invited to compete in Global Finals. We are incredibly excited as many, many hours have been spent preparing. As you can imagine this is a very costly trip which is entirely paid for by the students on the team. We would love to help them ease this cost by fundraising. You can purchase one of Thirty-One's Best Selling Tote for $50.00 (S\H and Taxes included) $16.00 minimum from every tote sold goes to the team, and additional 25% from personalization and accessories will also go to the team. Please forward this to any friends and family who might be interested. Let's help them get to Tennessee!!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

It's May!!!

We have an exciting two months left of school! May will be a very busy month for our Grade 5 team, please refer to the Blog and class Twitter for updates and reminders.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION and DATES

Book Fair:
Book fair is now on at St. Gabriel. Our class will preview (no purchases) on May 2nd. We will have a second visit to purchase on May 8th.

School Musical:
Two shows May 2nd and 3rd. 10:30 and 6:30

Raffle: Christie Lake Kids Fundraiser - 100% of the proceeds go to sending kids to camp. Raffle will be held this week (Tuesday-Thursday)
Each ticket is $1.00 and for $5.00 you get 10 tickets.  

Catholic Education Week
 - Our school Mass will be held on May 8th at 11:00 at St. Isidore Church. Our grade 5 classes will be hosting this Mass.

- Grade 6 classes are hosting their showcase on Thursday May 10th. If you are interested in purchasing items, please bring some change that day.


-Muffin Breakfast and Open House 8-9am on Friday May 11th
**Parents are asked to bring in 6 peanut/nut free Muffins PER FAMILY
Coffee and Juice will be served
- News Show in gym  9:15am
- School Spirit Day (kids to wear purple and grey)


May 16th - Grade 5 field trip to Carleton University for the STEM Fair
May 30th - Grade 5 field trip to Carleton University for sports day. We will leave the school around 9:15 and return around 4:00



Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Math

Long Division - We are working on long division in math right now. Students are using the letters DMSBR (divide, multiply, subtract, bring down and repeat) to help them remember the steps. See some of the resources below for extra practice at home.

Resources: 

- Watch the Math Antics video to review
- Play Dividerama to practice

Multiplication - The class has been busy working on their multiplication facts at school. Many of our students have met or, exceeded their personal goal for multiplication. Students are encouraged to continue to practicing their basic multiplication facts at home. You can practice math facts at home in fun ways by playing games with a deck of cards or a pair of dice. Ask your child to play with you and have them explain how it works. Here is a list of the games we have been playing in class:

Game #1 - Multiplication War
Materials needed: 
- deck of cards number ace-jack(11)
- 2 players
Instructions:
1. Deck of cards is split in half between the two players and place face down in a pile.
2. Players flip one card at the same time. The first player to say the product of the two cards wins the pair. First one to run out of cards loses.


Game #2 - Multiplication Heads-up
Materials needed: 
- deck of cards number ace-jack(11)
- 3 players
Instructions:
1. Players 1 and 2 take a card, without looking at it, and hold it face up on their forehead.
2. Player 3 tells them the product of the two numbers. For example, if the cards showing are  2 and  10, Player 3 would say, "20" because 2x10=20.
3. Players 1 and 2 then need to predict which card is on their own head. Using the same examples as above, the player can do this by saying  " 2x_=20" or "20/2= __." 
Example 

Game #3 - Area with dice
Materials needed: 
- 2 dices
- 2 players
grid paper
- markers or crayons
Instructions:
1. Each player chooses a pencil crayon or marker they will use.
2. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they roll to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square. Next, they will write the area in the middle of the shape. For example, if a 3 and 4 are rolled, it would be written as 3x4=12

3. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. The player with the most amount of area covered is the winner. 



Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Spring is here!

We have a lot of exciting things happening in our classroom and school this week and upcoming month. Please see the list below for some of the important dates happening within the school!

School Updates/Information:

- YEARBOOKS: Order your yearbook today!
 https://www.yearbookordercenter.com
code: 15978

- If you have gently used books you would like to donate to the new Kanata North school, you can drop them off at the school, starting Monday April 23 to Monday April 30th or bring them to movie night!  St. Gabriel is looking for some books to donate to the new school

** IMPORTANT DATES **


April 26th -- News Show
                  -- Cleaning up the Capital (come prepared to be outside for this. *Bring gardening                        gloves if you have them*)
                  -- Movie Night
April 27th -- PD Day
May 2nd-3rd -- School Musical Production
May 7th-11th - Catholic Education Week
       May 8th  - School Mass (Grade 5 classes hosting)
* Stay tuned for more exciting events  in May!

Class Update:

Students have started their final project for Human Body Systems. This project has two elements: an explanatory presentation and a model.
1. Students are required to research one body system and explain how it works. The final product will be presented using some form of technology (i.e., Google Slides/Prezi/WeVideo). This portion of the project is to be completed at school however, research can be gathered at home.
2. Students will be asked to create/build a model with one moving or functioning piece. We have lots of materials here at school to help with the projects but, the students may ask for parental help to design and/or build elements of their model. Again, most of the work will be completed in class.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Welcome back from March Break!

Important Dates:

Friday March, 23 - BIG CRUNCH

The month of March is Nutrition Month. On March 23rd at 2:30 pm, St. Gabriel School will take their BIG CRUNCH. The Great Big Crunch is an annual moment of anti-silence where everyone gets together and bites into crunchy fresh local produce in unison.  Please send an apple to school with your child on Thursday March 22nd so that they can participate in the school wide BIG CRUNCH!

Friday March, 30th - Good Friday (no school)
Monday April 2nd - Easter Monday (no school)


What We're Doing in Class
Math
Every Monday, we have a multiplication quiz. Students wrote their own personal goals after their first quiz and now, we are working towards meeting this goal. 
Homework: a multiplication package will be sent home every Monday. Students are asked to return completed work by the following Monday.

Language
Students are continuing to work on their Pourquoi Tales in class. Students are now writing their stories on Google Docs using the feedback given to improve their work. Next week, we will spend more time giving and using feedback to "bump up" their work.

Gym
Students are building their basketball skills through drills and games. Today we were playing red light, green light with dribbling. We also ran relay races with fitness exercises and basketball skills.