Students are working hard each day on the multiplication unit. This week we are going to go over a wonderful article by Mammoth Math that will look at how to help students with multiplication.
In the article it will discuss some general principles in helping students with their multiplication tables:
1. Why study the tables?
2. Learning tables in a structured manner
3. Example: memorizing the table of 3 in five steps
4. Are timed drills necessary?
5. Multiplication games
7. What about mnemonic helps?
8. Math Mammoth Multiplication 1 book
This is a great resource to discuss with your child and to use at home! We will be going over it tomorrow in class and I will show students how to use the site:)
The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a world wide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. Each of these days, five contests are offered, one for each of the grade levels 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12.
The Caribou Cup is the series of all Caribou Contests in one school year. Each student's ranking in the Caribou Cup is determined by their performance in their best 5 of 6 contests through the school year.
While this test is completely optional, we encourage our students to participate and challenge themselves.
The goals of this project are to:
The next test will be taking place on Wednesday, October 18th at lunch with Mrs. Fisher's in room 301 (old wing). Students will bring their lunches.
To practice, click here to access previous tests.
Grade 5 students have started off the year in Health and Physical Education classes with fitness and cooperative games. Students have been introduced to a variety of fitness activities in the form of circuits focusing on lower body, upper body and core strength, as well as cardiovascular fitness. They have demonstrated a strong work ethic and support network in accomplishing these fitness challenges. Grade 5 students learned how to play “The Wall”, a fast-paced, high-intensity game that involves speed, agility and team work. They also participated in various tarp challenges, where they learned how to communicate effectively, and the different roles involved in cooperating successfully. Grade 5 students have moved on to their soccer unit, with the initial focus being on solidifying their fundamental skills such as dribbling, kicking, passing, trapping and ball control. During game play, students are encouraged to work together, persevere, and communicate with their teammates for a fun and successful experience. We are proud of all of the Grade 5 students who participated during our annual Terry Fox Run!
This year we’ve been using an exciting educational game called Prodigy. While we will be using the program during school hours from time to time, students can play with the same character at home to supplement their practice! p your child by registering a free parent account now.
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Our first unit in science is all about forces and machines.
Here is an overview of key learning components for the unit:
Introduction to the six simple machines:
Identifying the six simple machines
Recognizing examples of simple machines in our surroundings
Basic understanding of how simple machines work and their function or purpose in the past and present
Physical Sciences: Forces and Simple Machines
It is expected that students will:
Identify the six different simple machines; lever, wedge, inclined plane, pulley, screw, wheel.
Classify the six different machines into everyday devices that are used.
Exploring and comparing the different simple machines for identical tasks.(Choosing the right machine(s) for the right job) Recognize several examples of heavy machines that contain simple machines.
Mathematics Term 1
Here is a quick glance at the areas of math that will be covered in the first term.
September to Mid-October
October - December
Homework for math and science is almost always assigned on Tuesdays and due back on Fridays, unless their are tests/quizzes or holidays. I encourage students to preview their homework the first day they receive it. If they have questions I encourage students to ask me before the day it is due. Students are always given more than one day to do their homework. Using a calendar at home or using their wonderful agendas is an excellent way to have students stay organized. If for any reason your child is unable to do their homework please email me or write a note in their agenda. I also encourage parents to please sign the homework that is coming back.
Thank you for your support. This is going to be a wonderful year. Please feel free to reach out to me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are still some students who have NOT handed in their field trip form for tomorrow. Students must bring the forms in - both signed with $12. A parent note will not be sufficient as Dragon Boating needs to have the waiver signed.
Students who did not hand in their forms have been given another one to be signed and returned by tomorrow.
Math and science homework will be due on THURSDAY not Tuesday next week allowing you more time so you can study for your test in Mr. Leonards class:)
French: J’aime / Je n’aime pas rough copy due on Monday, June 12
1. Please sign and return corrected quiz by Monday May 15th - some students were given extra practice based on areas they need to work on - please review!
2. Next weeks math quiz on Thursday May18th will be on math - just like this weeks but we will be also adding area and perimeter. There will be no science quiz next week as students will be working on projects in class.
3. Homework package due Tuesday May 16th
Reminder we are going on a field trip tomorrow - Geo Caching rain or shine! Please dress for the weather:)
Please see the attached rock cycle study sheet.
Students will be given a blank rock cycle that they must label for the quiz on Thursday just like the one here available to be downloaded. All students have been given a hardcopy of this handout.