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Hello parents, guardians and students,
Room 16 has had an exciting past few months. We recently had the pleasure of going to Camp Cedarwood with all of the grades 5 and 6 students. At Camp Cedarwood, we had the opportunity to experience many new activities. To name a few; we wrote about our feelings, experiences and observations; went tubing down an incredibly steep slide; snowshoed through knee deep snow; cross country skied; baked and decorated cookies; performed at a karaoke competition; learned about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores in a game of The Living Habitat; connected with peers and staff, as well as many other activities. Camp Cedarwood was also a wonderful opportunity to learn more about ourselves, each other and develop relationships.
Spring Break is just around the corner. Although we will not be at school for a whole week, it is very important for your child to read independently, with an adult or a peer for a minimum of 20 minutes each day.
With the warm weather comes the melt. Please take a moment to review river safety with your child.
That’s all for now. Take care, and enjoy the break.
Miss Leah Pagé
Room 16 had a fantastic time at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum. We learned about different types of planes and their history, had an opportunity to design a plane out of recycled materials, learned about and review concepts about flight and went on a scavenger hunt around the hanger by being given visual clues. It was enjoyable time by all! Room 16 has also continued to work hard in writer’s workshop. We continue to review the stages of writing, paragraph structure and the students recently finished typing up their good copies of their flight paragraphs.
Welcome to Room 16! We have been busy at work this past month. For Science, we have begun learning about Flight. Our class made and tested out paper air planes, watched a video about flight, brainstormed living things and non living things that fly and swim and made a collage about living things that fly and swim.
For Social Studies our classroom has begun studying about Nunavut. We brainstormed what we know and want to learn about Nunavut, watched a video on the provinces and territories of Canada and learned about the geography of Nunavut and the major bodies of water by completing a map.
Room 16 is back at work following a restful holiday. We are continuing our learning with the Balanced Literacy program. Here we are working in groups at different centres. Some of us are working on Guided Reading, Roll and Spell – a game where you have different word exercises to perform, Spelling-working out of a workbook, Questions – answering questions on the book we are currently reading, Computers – visiting the website www.starfall.com or working on Spelling Levels, and W5- were we build a story using Who,What,Where,When, and Why as the building blocks to our stories.
Room 16 has been learning the main parts and the function of the heart.
Students did a research using the Internet to find information about the heart.
Students have been taking notes, viewing pictures and disecting chicken hearts.
1. What are the names of the official mascots and what type of animals are they?
2. Where is the Olympic Torch today?
3. What is your favourite winter olympic sport and where will it be played?
1. What was your favourite exhibit at the museum and why?
2. How did you use math to get your robot through the maze or around the chair?