Welcome Back Everyone!
The first day of school! Thank you for checking out our classroom blog! This is a spot where the students and I will be posting information and examples of the things that are going on in our room. I will try to update this spot as often as I can but if you need to get a hold of me, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school (ext. 430).
Areas of Study
Learning in our classroom will be student-centred and hands-on, following the curriculum expectations for Grade Five and Six as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. We will also be enjoying special language instruction in French; taught by the talented staff at Aberfoyle Public School.
Homework tasks will be printed by your child in his/her agenda. Work will be sent home for completion if your child does not finish it during class time, therefore if is important for your child to learn to use his/her time wisely in class. If your child does bring home work that has not been completed in class, please encourage him/her to complete the pages and return them to school the next day.
Notebooks and agendas MUST be returned to school on a daily basis so that we may complete our daily work in them.
Agendas: Please check your child's agenda on a daily basis to see what homework (if any) has been assigned and if there are any important messages. I will continue to do random 'spot checks' of agendas to ensure that students are keeping up with the use of their agendas. Also, the week's spelling words will be written in the bottom right hand corner of that week's agenda pages. Please remind your child to do a quick study of the words nightly for the sentence test on Friday of each week.
Notes from home: The students have been instructed that they must notify me as soon as possible in the morning if there is a note from their parents that I need to read.
What is happening in MATH??????
Grade 5: For the first unit in math we are exploring decimal numbers and whole numbers from 0.01 to 1 000 000. The students will learn to compare and order numbers and will explore the use of numbers greater than 10 000 in everyday situations, such as sports events and city populations.
Grade 6: For the first unit in math the students will be extending their knowledge of place value to include numbers to one hundred million and decimal numbers to thousandths. Students will be reading, writing, comparing, ordering and rounding numbers, using tolls such as place value charts and number lines.
***Please engage your student at home by having conversations about numbers in the real world. Also, you may want to check out the link to Nelson Math that is on this page (right hand side of screen) and the follow the links to Nelson Mathematics 5 or 6, Chapter 2 for more suggestions and practice regarding numeration.
A huge thanks to all parents who have come up and introduced themselves to me already! I look forward to meeting everyone's parents at the BBQ which is on October 1st!