Friday, December 7, 2018

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I hope had a fantastic night! Congratulations to all Grade 5's on a very successful student-led conference! Monday is day 6 (Gym, Music and French).
 Ski forms and waivers were sent home last week. Please read and fill in all sections of all forms and return to me by Friday, December 11th.  Report cards were sent last week. Please review and return the last page with your comments on it. Aftercare invoices are due by December 15th. Be sure to pay on time to avoid interest charges!

This month our class is responsible for the Bake Sale that is taking place on Tuesday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 19th. A kind reminder to make sure that all baked goods do not contain traces of peanuts or tree nuts. Thank you in advance!


Hot lunch for January is now open. The special for January is French toast with fruit. The website will close on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00pm. A kind reminder to please make sure you are ordering under the right grade and teacher!

Parent Guild has put together a fun day for our last day of school on December 20th. Please fill out the forms that were sent home. Forms are due December 10th. 




A message from our Librarian Mrs. Hayward





personalized Christmas Elf doll makes the perfect gift. Order forms have been sent home and are due back no later than Monday, December 10th. Each elf costs $6 and can be paid for by cash only. Don’t miss out!


March Break Camp registration forms were sent home. If you are interested please fill in the form and bring it back to school as soon as possible. 

*Please note that students doing any after school activity, soccer, karate, yoga, etc. will be charged until 4:00 PM in aftercare, when they will be dismissed to their program with their coach!**



Inquiry into Math

Today in math we focused on multiplying decimals by a 1-digit whole number. Remember when multiplying that you move the decimal over in your answers. Please see below for some examples. 




Points to remember:

4.9 = 4 and 9/10 (tenths)
4.99 = 4 and 99/100 (hundredths)
4.999 = 4 and 99/1000 (thousandths)
¼ = 0.25
½ = 0.50
¾ = 0.75

- 2.25 million is written in standard form as 
2, 250, 000. 

As a decimal we write it as 2.25 million (2 whole million + 0.25 million) and as a fraction it is ¼ of a million (25 is ¼ of 100). 

Place value decimals:
4.623
Tens
Ones
.
Tenths
Hundredths
Thousandths

4
.
6
2
3

Expanded Form:
4.623
4 + 0.6 + 0.02 + 0.003

Rounding Rules:
0-4: round down
5 and above: round up

Multiplying decimals:
10 -> move . 1 spot right
100 -> move . 2 spots right
1000 -> move . 3 spots right
10 000 -> move . 4 spots right

0.1 -> move . 1 spot left
0.01 -> move . 2 spots left
0.001 -> move . 3 spots left

Dividing decimals:
10 -> move . 1 spot left
100 -> move . 2 spots left
1000 -> move . 3 spots left
10 000 -> move . 4 spots left


Remember when multiplying decimals by a 1-digit number to move your decimal place over in your answer. 


Inquiry into Language

Today in language students wrote spelling test #13. After our spelling test students wrote three goals that they would like to focus on this term in their journals, and wrote how they can achieve their goals. We also practiced for Christmas concert, and had some time to practice our typing. 


Typing practice




Writing down goals for term 2







Unit of Inquiry

Today in UOI we continued to finish our skeletons!













Homework: 
- Math lesson #10  due Monday
- Sign spelling test and corrections x 5
- Practice for Christmas concert



Important dates/items:
Monday, December 10 - Fun Skate forms due
Tuesday, December 11 - JK-2 Christmas Concert and ski field trips forms due
Tuesday, December 18 - Bake Sale & 3-8 Christmas Concert 
Wednesday, December 19 - Bake Sale & Casual Day
Thursday, December 20 - Christmas Spirit Day
Friday, December 21-Tuesday, January 8 - Christmas Break - No School

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Love,
Ms. Cass

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I hope had a great night! Tomorrow is day 5 (Technology and House tie day). Please bring in devices.
 Ski forms and waivers were sent home last week. Please read and fill in all sections of all forms and return to me by Friday, December 11th.  Report cards were sent last week. Please review and return the last page with your comments on it. Aftercare invoices are due by December 15th. Be sure to pay on time to avoid interest charges!


Parent Guild has put together a fun day for our last day of school on December 20th. Please fill out the forms that were sent home. Forms are due December 10th. 




A message from our Librarian Mrs. Hayward





personalized Christmas Elf doll makes the perfect gift. Order forms have been sent home and are due back no later than Monday, December 10th. Each elf costs $6 and can be paid for by cash only. Don’t miss out!


March Break Camp registration forms were sent home. If you are interested please fill in the form and bring it back to school as soon as possible. 

*Please note that students doing any after school activity, soccer, karate, yoga, etc. will be charged until 4:00 PM in aftercare, when they will be dismissed to their program with their coach!**

Inquiry into Math

Today in math we focused on multiplying decimals by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.001  Remember when you are multiplying by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.001 your answer will get smaller. MMS lesson 9 is for homework due tomorrow. 

0.1 -> move . 1 spot left
0.01 -> move . 2 spots left
0.001 -> move . 3 spots left




Points to remember:

4.9 = 4 and 9/10 (tenths)
4.99 = 4 and 99/100 (hundredths)
4.999 = 4 and 99/1000 (thousandths)
¼ = 0.25
½ = 0.50
¾ = 0.75

- 2.25 million is written in standard form as 
2, 250, 000. 

As a decimal we write it as 2.25 million (2 whole million + 0.25 million) and as a fraction it is ¼ of a million (25 is ¼ of 100). 

Place value decimals:
4.623
Tens
Ones
.
Tenths
Hundredths
Thousandths

4
.
6
2
3

Expanded Form:
4.623
4 + 0.6 + 0.02 + 0.003

Rounding Rules:
0-4: round down
5 and above: round up

Multiplying decimals:
10 -> move . 1 spot right
100 -> move . 2 spots right
1000 -> move . 3 spots right
10 000 -> move . 4 spots right

0.1 -> move . 1 spot left
0.01 -> move . 2 spots left
0.001 -> move . 3 spots left

Dividing decimals:
10 -> move . 1 spot left
100 -> move . 2 spots left
1000 -> move . 3 spots left
10 000 -> move . 4 spots left


Inquiry into Language

Today in language students completed their pre- OWA (Ontario Writing Assessment). This term we are focusing on persuasive writing for our OWA's as we have speeches coming up. Then we practiced our Christmas concert with our props and in partners practiced for student-led conference.


Practicing for student-led conference







Unit of Inquiry 

Today in UOI we continued to cut out parts of our skeleton. Some students started to glue parts of the skeleton together. 







Homework: 
- Math lesson #9  due tomorrow
- Study for spelling Test tomorrow

Best of luck to all students on their student-led conferences tonight!

Important dates/items:
Monday, December 10 - Fun Skate forms due
Tuesday, December 11 - JK-2 Christmas Concert and ski field trips forms due
Tuesday, December 18 - 3-8 Christmas Concert 
Wednesday, December 19 - Bake Sale & Casual Day
Thursday, December 20 - Bake Sale & Christmas Spirit Day
Friday, December 21-Tuesday, January 8 - Christmas Break - No School

I hope you have a wonderful night!
Love,
Ms. Cass

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I hope had a great night! Tomorrow is day 4 (Student-led conferences). 
 A kind reminder that students must attend the conference as they are the ones who are leading it. Ski forms and waivers were sent home last week. Please read and fill in all sections of all forms and return to me by Friday, December 11th.  Report cards were sent last week. Please review and return the last page with your comments on it. Aftercare invoices are due by December 15th. Be sure to pay on time to avoid interest charges!


Parent Guild has put together a fun day for our last day of school on December 20th. Please fill out the forms that were sent home. Forms are due December 10th. 




A message from our Librarian Mrs. Hayward




personalized Christmas Elf doll makes the perfect gift. Order forms have been sent home and are due back no later than Monday, December 10th. Each elf costs $6 and can be paid for by cash only. Don’t miss out!


March Break Camp registration forms were sent home. If you are interested please fill in the form and bring it back to school as soon as possible. 

*Please note that students doing any after school activity, soccer, karate, yoga, etc. will be charged until 4:00 PM in aftercare, when they will be dismissed to their program with their coach!**



Inquiry into Math

Today in math we focused on dividing decimals by 10, 100, 1000 and 10 000. Remember when you are dividing that the decimal will always move to the left. 

10 -> move . 1 spot left
100 -> move . 2 spots left
1000 -> move . 3 spots left
10 000 -> move . 4 spots left


Textbook work








Points to remember:

4.9 = 4 and 9/10 (tenths)
4.99 = 4 and 99/100 (hundredths)
4.999 = 4 and 99/1000 (thousandths)
¼ = 0.25
½ = 0.50
¾ = 0.75

- 2.25 million is written in standard form as 
2, 250, 000. 

As a decimal we write it as 2.25 million (2 whole million + 0.25 million) and as a fraction it is ¼ of a million (25 is ¼ of 100). 

Place value decimals:
4.623
Tens
Ones
.
Tenths
Hundredths
Thousandths

4
.
6
2
3

Expanded Form:
4.623
4 + 0.6 + 0.02 + 0.003


Rounding Rules:
0-4: round down
5 and above: round up

Multiplying decimals:
10 -> move . 1 spot right
100 -> move . 2 spots right
1000 -> move . 3 spots right
10 000 -> move . 4 spots right

Dividing decimals:
10 -> move . 1 spot left
100 -> move . 2 spots left
1000 -> move . 3 spots left

10 000 -> move . 4 spots left


Inquiry into Language

Today in language we practiced our Christmas concert with our props, in partners practiced for student-led conference tomorrow and then students completed their comprehension questions for their DRA's.

Practicing for student-led conference




Christmas concert



DRA's



Unit of Inquiry 

Today in UOI we completed an activity sheet about the bones in our body and it reveal a hidden image (a hand) and a fill in the blank activity about the human body. Students started to cut out parts of a skeleton for tomorrow. 








Homework: 
- Math lesson #8  due tomorrow
- Spelling Test on Friday

Important dates/items:
Thursday, December 6 - Student-Led Conferences
Monday, December 10 - Fun Skate forms due
Tuesday, December 11 - JK-2 Christmas Concert and ski field trips forms due
Tuesday, December 18 - 3-8 Christmas Concert 
Wednesday, December 19 - Bake Sale & Casual Day
Thursday, December 20 - Bake Sale & Christmas Spirit Day
Friday, December 21-Tuesday, January 8 - Christmas Break - No School

I hope you have a fantastic night!

Love,
Ms. Cass