It is with the fondest of well wishes, that I hope you have a great summer vacation. This school year did not go as planned, but maybe our students learned something more valuable then what we could have taught them at school...
May your summer provide many more opportunities for learning, family bonding and the most important, FUN!
See you in September!
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May 19th, 2020
Hi Families of Grade 5/6 students!
There has been some expressed interest in attempting to complete our Essential Learning assignments together. Starting today at 10:30am there will be a zoom meeting for half an hour where we can work on our Social Studies of the day readings and worksheet. If you are interested, please click on the meeting link and join us.
We will attempt to meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 as long as there is expressed interest. This is subject to change based on circumstances.
With a week left before report cards are being formulated, it would be great to have some more samples of student work to take into consideration. If possible, please email me pictures of assignments or complete the comment card on the class website and send that to me.
I have switched over to only email communication as I am having a challenging time medically. If you would like to speak to someone on the phone, Mr. Pilz is happy to talk to you and can pass the message onto myself. Thank you for your understanding.
I hope you all had a relaxing May Long Weekend.
I have had a few conversations about concerns that your child is falling behind. I do not believe that is so. This was sent to me and I think this situation is actually an opportunity for children.
Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education...but fall behind who?
BUT WHAT IF ....
What if instead of falling behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this? Hear me out.
What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.
What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own garden and sitting near a window in the quiet.
What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?
What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well-run home?
What if they learn to ride a bike, play a board game, do simple crafts, learn to bake, climb a tree, play without a screen?
What if they learn to Understand the value of money, what’s important and to live with less?
What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home.
What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?
What if they learn to just be, to be more resilient, to be content?
What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place?
What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?
What if they are AHEAD?
Remember that if you need any support for the Essential Learnings, please email me and I will respond during regular work hours 9-3.
Daily to do ideas
1-2 hours of Assigned work
1 hour of reading a day
1 hour of physical activity
Try a new skill or practice
April 29th Water Filter update
For the Water filter activity in Science today, please use:
o Cotton Balls o Clay
o Litter (bits of plastic, small objects like paperclips, etc.) o Food scraps (i.e. orange peels, egg shells, lettuce, etc.) o Bits of leaves or grass
o Food coloring
o Cooking oil
o Salt or other spices
o Use any of the above, or any other materials you may have
Assessment Comment Card
Here is the Comment Card for Assessment.
Please comment on the daily activities and email it back to me on Fridays. Feel free to attach photos of work completed as I would love to see what everyone is up to.
Math Lesson help
Quick video overview of PA6-17
Making sequences from graphs
Math Lesson Help
Quick video overview of PA6-18
Dependent and Independent Variables
Math Lesson Help
Quick video overview of PA6-19
rules for tables
Math Lesson Help
Quick video overview of PA6-20
Graphs and Equations