Stay tuned for the conclusion of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.
In Social Studies we continued reading about Clans, and the responsibilities of Clan Mothers. We also read and discussed the responsibilities of the Chiefs and how they were nominated. We read about the Iroquois Confederacy and started looking at our 3 levels of government.
In Science we continue in our unit on Properties and Changes to Substances (Matter). Students were given the question, "Does the weight of the whole equal the weight of the sum of its parts?" We began by weighing a pencil case filled with 10 school supplies and recorded the weight. We talked about whether or not the individual weight of the supplies will equal the total weight. We came up with the hypothesis that the weight could be the same, be higher, or lower, and students chose what they feel would be the result. Stay tuned to find out what the actual answer is.
In Math we continue in our unit on Multiplication. Students are completing 2x1, 3x1, and problem solving questions in regards to multiplication. Students continue to be encouraged to practice their basic multiplication facts, especially the ones they know are harder for them.
We continue working on our problem solving strategies.
Parents, feel free to visit my blog weekly to find out what we have been doing in the Grade 5 class.
Feel free to get in touch with me whenever you have a question or concern at school at 204-667-4862 or through my school email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates to Remember:
May 11-18--Virtual Book Fair
May 23--Victoria Day (no school)
May 26--Learning Fair (6 p.m.)