Friday, 25 May 2018


Our year is flying by with great speed! 
On that note our last science test on air & flight is next Thursday, May 31st. 
Permission forms will be sent home next week for our upcoming Ycamp trip. The completed forms will need to be returned by Monday, June 4th in order for you to join us on Thursday, June 7th. 

Thursday, 22 March 2018


We are about to begin phase two of our space project. Be sure to let your parents know what your mark was on your science test. 

We have almost completed the research of our planet and will begin the design and construction of our space station next week. Along with what is available at school, please look for extra materials at home that you and your partner can add to your station. There is no need to buy anything as everyday items can be found in your houses. Please have these materials ready to go and at school for Monday, March 26th. Be sure to find a box or other receptacle to be the shell of your station. 

We will also begin our French poetry unit in April. This is a wonderful writing project that brings out the poet in most. 

In physical education, we are finishing up our basketball unit and will be using the gym for our dance unit starting next week.  

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


We are excited to begin our next science unit on Space! Many of you really need to consider a career as astronauts with your enthusiasm for learning about this amazing subject! Tell your parents what you know about a day lasting 24 hours, a year lasting 365.5 days and the moon phases. We will be involved in a lot of exploring in the next 2 months.

In French, we are beginning persuasive writing. Most of you like to argue about things you are passionate about! This is a great place to start for your subject matter. 

Tomorrow, you will be going snowshoeing, so please dress appropriately. 

Finally, report cards are going home tomorrow as well and, for your parents' information, interviews can be requested by them or your teachers to discuss your progress moving into next term. They will take place next Thursday, February 22 from 3:30-5:30 or on another day by telephone. 

Tuesday, 30 January 2018


In health, we are learning about healthy living goals. Today, we are beginning a 2 week trial on achieving a healthy goal set in one of 4 areas. They are: Healthy eating, Healthy body, Healthy sleep habits or Healthy mental state. The goal cannot be to lose or gain weight. We are learning how to make a goal toward healthy living and making it meet the acronym S.M.A.R.T. Please show your parents the copy of your goal that you bring home today. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Please remember tonight to discuss your chosen family tradition so that you can continue developing your writing. Also a reminder that your science test on electricity is this Friday. 

Monday, 8 January 2018


Welcome to a fantastic new year! We have plenty of learning to do to finish up our Term One. 

In science, following our great scientists in the schools electricity workshop, we will be taking a closer look at the experiments we investigated. We will explore energies that transform into electricity, static electricity and both series and parallel circuits. A final test will be given either Friday, January 19th or Monday, January 22nd. 

In French, we will soon begin our narrative winter stories. More details on this once we begin. 

Please have your parents sign and return the possessive adjective quiz that was returned to you before the holidays. 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017


A very busy month and a half has gone by since our Nov. 11th ceremony!  We are now in the advent season which asks for patience and kindness. 
We've been busy working on and completing our biodiversity science projects on a mock situation: A local forest is being clear cut to make room for a new shopping mall. What are the positive and negative effects of this action? How can we inform others of it? Can this action happen and still preserve biodiversity? These questions were investigated, researched and then presented in a green screen video. 

We are lucky to be continuing our art with a workshop given by a local artist Susan Goold who taught us about water colours. 

In French, we are studying the use of possessive adjectives. Please keep an eye out for this package to come home this week as you need to practise for an upcoming test next week. 

We will be venturing into more oral expression practice and assessment, as well as beginning our narrative writing of winter stories. 

Please enjoy a wonderful holiday with your family and have a fantastic New Year!