Grade 5 – September 25
It’s been another fantastic week in grade 5 with the students continuing to develop their confidence as communicators and as inquirers.
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In our unit of inquiry, students were able to share the results of their research by presenting to the class a significant event in world history. Using images and texts, they helped us to understand how these events have made a difference in the world. Our summative assessment was introduced this week and will focus on producing a newscast to highlight what they’ve learned during the unit. We look forward to sharing those with you once they are completed.
In math, students have explored rounding, estimating and are now moving into addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals. We will finish this unit after the break before we move on to multiplication and division skills.
In reading, we’ve been connecting our unit of inquiry to various texts and non-fiction articles on significant events around the world. Students learned about Arctic rescues, 9 /11 and the eruption of Vesuvius in Pompeii to name a few. Students are required to read every night a chapter book in English. Please take time to ask them about the book they are reading and specific questions about what it is that they understand.
In writing, we’re nearing the end of our journey through persuasive arguments and students have really made progress in using the various features of these texts, including transition words, strong verbs, organization and evidence. We will be publishing their works after the break for them to bring a copy home and share with you.
Thank you for your ongoing communication and support in making this year a successful one for your child. I hope that you have an enjoyable and relaxing Mid-Autumn Festival.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Sean Oussoren / Mr. O