Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Grade 5 & 6 students have been researching characters from the Bible, and have the opportunity to share what they’ve learned about that person with the class. They were given the chance to teach the class about the character, and to create an activity for the other students. They are loving this assignment and having so much fun! 

The Grade 5’s are beginning to learn about fractions. They have been learning how to compare fractions with common denominators, and how to make fractions with different denominators common. 

The Grade 6 students just finished learning about how to display data using graphs. They have learned how to create pictographs, bar graphs, double bar graphs, and line graphs.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Grade 5 & 6 students are excited to begin writing an essay. We have been discussing many different events going on in the world, and they are wanting to use the knowledge they have, research it to become more of an expert, and create an essay using their knowledge. 

Thank you to everyone who came to our classroom this week to view their child’s second term work. They put a lot of time into it and enjoy showing off their hard work.

Next week we will be celebrating Country Week. Students are going to be learning about India and the rich culture of that country. Please ask your child to see their Passport at the end of the week, so you can see a glimpse of what they were able to experience.

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Grade 5 & 6’s are currently learning about World War I in Social Studies class. We have been talking about the countries who were involved, how it began, and some of the implications of the war.
The students are researching current events, and creating PowerPoint presentations summarizing the event that they’ve chosen.
We are learning about a number of people from The Bible. Students will be preparing a presentation of their choice, to convey what they know about a certain person they’ve chosen from The Bible.
The class had a great time at Festival du Voyageur last week. Students were taught about the voyageurs and shown how to do First Nations Hoop Dancing. We had wonderful weather. Thank you again to our drivers!

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Grade 5’s & 6’s have been learning about the Underground Railway in Social Studies class. February is Black History month, so we’ll be discussing and reading more in depth, about the history of black North Americans. 

The class is currently working on a novel study related to the book “I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005”. They kept a journal to reflect on the novel while reading it, and are working on an assignment related to Character, setting & plot. In conclusion to the assignment, they are creating a presentation to share and promote the novel, following certain criteria. 

The Grade 5’s are multiplying 2-digit numbers and dividing whole numbers in Math class.
The Grade 6’s are exploring percents, decimals and fractions.

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.