Monday, December 4, 2017

The Grade 5 & 6 students have been practising the songs that they will be singing at the Christmas Concert. They sound great so far! 
We are discussing Aboriginal Peoples when Canada was a new country. The class is learning about the treatment of the Aboriginal Peoples, and the long term effects it has had on them. We’ve talked about the treaties that were created in order for the Canadian government to obtain land. We have had interesting discussions about how Aboriginal People fit into Canadian society, and how they face discrimination to this day.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Grade 5’s are working on multiplication and division. They have been working on both long and short division, so they are able to choose which works best for them. Grade 6 students are learning how to divide decimals by a whole number. 
The class is currently talking about the different types of government in relation to Canadian politics.
The students ya e been working very hard on their vertebrates and invertebrates project. Since they used their class time so wisely, and several students spent extra time working with their partners outside of school, they were given additional class time to work, and will have extra opportunities to work in the computer lab on an exciting science resource, subscribed to by BSLS, called “Science A-Z”. It is developed and monitored by Scholastic, so parents can be ensured of the validity and safety of the site. Usernames and passwords will be provided to students, and they will be able to access the site from home as well as school. Some topics will be assigned to students, but they are also encouraged to use the site for personal reading and research.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Grade 5 & 6 students started patrolling last week. A police officer from the Winnipeg Police Service came to the school to train and talk with students about their responsibilities. 

Three patrols will be in the drop off loop in the mornings and after school. Two other students will we patrolling at the crosswalk after school. When it is your child's turn to patrol in the morning, please have them at the school by 8:30. They are very excited about their New responsibility.


Monday, September 25, 2017

The Grade 5/6 class was able to learn about food production last week on our field trip. Students were able to crush canola seeds to get oil and make their own flour from wheat.



Students were able to participate in an activity that showed how farmers manage their money and all the extra things they need to do besides planting and harvesting their crops.
Students were given the chance to see how large scale factory farms raise their animals for food production.


We discussed the types of nutrients found in soil and types of fertilizers that are put on the fields.
A beekeeper spoke with students about how important bees are in food production and the role they play.




Students earned tickets throughout the day for participating. They were able to bid on cookies in a lunch hour auction.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This week the Grade 5 & 6's have been learning about variables. They have been trying to figure out the unknown number in an equation.
We have been reviewing the world map and the map of Canada, and locating specific parts and places on these maps.
Identifying the equator and the prime meridian for example, are important first steps when working with maps.
The class has been reviewing PAX. We have been discussing what it looks like and feels like in the classroom, and how we can be good PAX leaders.
Students had a great time learning about agriculture today on our field trip! I will share more about this next week on our blog and include pictures.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Welcome back everyone!
It was so nice to see everyone again and to begin to get to know each other. We have done some fun ice breaker activities, talked about expectations for the year, and have started reviewing our math skills. 
A few notes have gone home already, explaining a few things. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at jwhitney@bsls.ca