Housekeeping:
  • Students do not have classes on Monday, March 25th, due to a division-wide PD Day.
  • Tuesday, March 26th (the students’ first day back from the break) will be a “pyjama day.”  We will also be serving toast with a few condiment choices.  Parents, if you can help out by sending a toaster with your son/daughter, please let me know.  We only have one toaster at school and it will take quite a while to make 70 pieces of toast with only one two-piece toaster. 🙂  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Gr. 6’s should be doing their lengthy “Climbing My Family Tree” parent and grandparent interviews.  They have 50 interview questions for each person, so they need to keep plugging away at this over the next week or so.  We will decide on a mutually agreeable due date soon.
  • A great big “Thank you!” to Mrs. Fisher for bringing us some popcorn and introducing us to engineering and dreaming big.
ELA:
  • Students spent time in their Quill accounts, working on writing, grammar, and mechanical skills.
  • We read on in The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure (Ch. 11).
  • Students continued working on their two limericks.  They will finish these up and submit them tomorrow.
  • DEAR
Phys. Ed.:
  • Students played the pylon game and kickball with Mr. Hassman.
Math:
  • Mrs. Fisher came to do a presentation and play a video on engineering and encouraging kids to dream big.
Science:
  • We started taking up together the unit exam.
Library Skills & Career Guidance:
  • Gr. 5’s had Library Skills with Mrs. Gritzfeld.
  • Gr. 6’s continued to help me take up the Science unit exam.
Housekeeping:
  • Students will be having a Science test on Wednesday, March 20th.  It will cover the unit on human body systems. 
  • Gr. 6’s should be doing their lengthy “Climbing My Family Tree” parent and grandparent interviews.  They have 50 interview questions for each person, so they need to keep plugging away at this over the next week or so.  We will decide on a mutually agreeable due date soon.
ELA:
  • Students worked on Spelling Lesson #25, completing pgs. 144 – 147, which are due tomorrow.  Spelling lists went home with students a few days ago.
  • Students used the Chrome Books to log into Imagine Forest and complete their Daily Goal and my writing assignment.
  • DEAR
  • We continue with the poetry lesson on limericks, as students practiced identifying iambic and anapestic patterns.
Math:
  • Due wre Jump Math worksheets PA5-3 to PA5-6.  Students were to do self-corrects and submit.  I introduced patterns and the writing of rules associated with patterns and then I assigned Jump Math worksheet PA5-7 for students to complete.  It is due tomorrow.
  • Parents, please make sure that your children are practicing their multiplication tables.  These are still not nearly as automatic as they need to be.  Thank you.
  • Gr. 6: Due were review worksheets from Math Makes Sense Practice & Homework Book: U1, L1 – 8.  Students completed their self-corrects and submitted the completed work to their yellow folders.  I assigned Jump Math worksheet PA6-35, doing Questions #1, 2, 4, and 8   This is due Wednesday, March 20th.   
  • Mathletics for those who finished early, only in the current areas we are studying (Gr. 6 = “Patterns & Relationships”).
Arts Ed.:
  • Students finished up and submitted their Minecraft Selfies assignment.  These are now due.
  • We began to decorate water bottle holders.
Science:
  • Students were given some time to finish and submit “Communicate” Ques. #2 on pg. 49.  It is due, but I will accept it tomorrow for those who didn’t finish up yet.
  • We reviewed for tomorrow’s Science unit exam.
  • Students will be having a Science test on Wednesday, March 20th.  It will cover the unit on human body systems. 
Housekeeping:
  • Students will be having a Science test on Wednesday, March 20th.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc. 
  • Gr. 6’s should be doing their lengthy “Climbing My Family Tree” parent and grandparent interviews.  They have 50 interview questions for each person, so they need to keep plugging away at this over the next week or so.  We will decide on a mutually agreeable due date soon.
ELA:
  • Students wrote their Spelling Lesson #25 pre-test.
  • Students will write their Spelling Lesson #25 test on Friday, March 22nd. 
  • Students used the Chrome Books to log into Imagine Forest and complete the Daily Goal and assorted assignments.
  • DEAR
  • Read on in The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure
  • We began the handout Figurative Language #10: Assonance & Consonance.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Reviewed Summative Assessment N5.7.  Due today were Jump Math worksheets PA5-3 – PA5-6.  Tomorrow students are to do self-corrects and submit.
  • Gr. 6: Due were review worksheets from Math Makes Sense Practice & Homework Book: U1, L1 – 8.  Tomorrow students can do self-corrects and submit to their yellow folders.  Some students began work on Jump Math worksheet PA6-35, doing Questions #1, 2, 4, and 8   This is will be due Wednesday.
  • Mathletics for those who finished early, only in the current areas we are studying (Gr. 6 = “Patterns & Relationships”)
Science:
  • Students were to finish up and submit “Work On it” on pg. 49 (“Body Improvements”).  This is due tomorrow. 
  • Then I assigned “Communicate”, Ques. #2 on pg. 49.  Students will have time to work on this tomorrow.
  • Students were to finish up their body posters.
  • Students will be having a Science test on Wednesday, March 20th.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc. 
  • Tomorrow we will begin review for Wednesday’s exam.
Health:
  • Students had their final in-class period to complete their “Emotional Stories” with their partners.  The proofread and final copy is due Friday, March 22nd.
Phys. Ed.:
  •  Students ran the Scottish Mile to warm up.
  • We played Q-Tip Ball to finish out the class.
Housekeeping:
  • Students will be having a Science test on Wednesday, March 20th.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc. 
  • Gr. 6’s should be doing their lengthy “Climbing My Family Tree” parent and grandparent interviews.  They have 50 interview questions for each person, so they need to keep plugging away at this over the next week or so.  We will decide on a mutually agreeable due date soon.
ELA:
  • Students wrote their Lesson #24 Spelling Test.
  • Students spent time continuing to explore the new tech learning sites that Mr. Swan introduced them to this past week.
  • Students spent time in their Quill accounts, working on writing, grammar, and mechanics skills.
  • DEAR
  • Students spent time in their readtheory.org accounts, working on reading comprehension activities.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Due today were Jump Math worksheets PA5-1: “Counting” and PA5-2: “Increasing Sequences.”  Students self-corrected and submitted their work.  I introduced and assigned PA5-3, PA5-4, PA5-5, and PA5-6.  They are all due for Monday.
  • Gr. 6: Students continued to work on review worksheets from Math Makes Sense Practice & Homework Book: U1, L1 – 6.  These are due Monday, March 18th.  I also did a mini-lesson on equality and the commutative properties of Math for addition and multiplication and assigned MMS: U1, L7 and U1, L8.  Students will have time to work on these next week.
  • Mathletics for those who finished early.
Science:
  • As a class, we reviewed the Bionics – National Geographic slide show as a way of introducing the “Work On It” activity on pg. 49 of the text.  Students worked on this and many finished.  They will have some time on Monday to complete this.
  • Students will have their Science unit exam on Wednesday, March 20th.  It will cover the unit on human body systems.
Phy. Ed.:
  • Curling at the rink with Mr. Hassman.
Library Skills & Math:
  • Gr. 5’s continued to work on their Math assignments and self-corrects.
  • Gr. 6’s had Library Skills with Mrs. Gritzfeld.
Housekeeping:
  • Because of the Book Fair at school this week, I have “bumped” the due date of our classroom Scholastic book orders.  Classroom Scholastic book orders will be due Friday, March 22nd.
  • Student report cards were sent home on Friday.
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews are this week (Wed. and Thurs.).  A letter went home a few days ago, assigning you an interview time.  Please contact the office if you need to make any adjustments to your scheduled time.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon (probably Friday this week).  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc. 
  • Gr. 5’s will be having a Math test, likely on Wednesday or Thursday, to cover addition and subtraction of decimals. 
ELA:
  • We continued reading The Hardy Boys: Tower Treasure (Ch. 7).
  • Students were assigned the Spelling review, Spelling Lesson #24 -> They were to complete the entire booklet (including “It’s Your Turn”), for tomorrow’s class.
  • Clerihew poems are now past due (due this past Friday).
  • DEAR
  • We began our study of the limerick form of poetry.
Science:
  • Students finished their environmental research presentations.  Before we could discuss them, as they apply to the textbook question, students were called away to have a preview of the book fair that runs all week in our library.
Arts. Ed.:
  • Mr. Eisler was in to cover for me and I had him work with students on a “Minecraft Selfie” portrait assignment.  A due date will be determined tomorrow.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Due was Jump Math worksheet NS5-92.  Students needed to self-correct this and submit it to their yellow folders.  Also due today was Pre-Summative Assessment N5.7.  Mr. Eisler took this up with students and this can be their study tool for the upcoming exam. Time permitting, Mr. Eisler assigned Math Makes Sense U5, L11, 12, and 13 for review.  Check with your kids about what’s due tomorrow.
  • Gr. 5: Math test on Wednesday (maybe Thursday) adding and subtracting decimals.
  • Gr. 6: Due were Jump Math worksheets PA6-25, PA6-26, PA6-27, PA6-28.  Students completed self-corrects and submitted their daily work to their yellow folders.  Assigned was Jump Math worksheet PA6-29,  due for Tuesday, March 12th.
Housekeeping:
  • Because of the Book Fair at school next week, I have “bumped” the due date of our classroom Scholastic book orders.  Classroom Scholastic book orders will be due Friday, March 22nd.
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews are next week (Wed. and Thurs.).  A letter went home a few days ago, assigning you an interview time.  Please contact the office if you need to make any adjustments to your scheduled time.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon (probably Thursday or Friday next week).  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc. 
  • Gr. 5’s will be having a Math test, likely on Wednesday, to cover addition and subtraction of decimals. 
ELA:
  • Students were given some time to finish up, print off and submit their clerihew poems to their yellow folders.  These were due today, by the end of class.  
  • DEAR
  • Students accessed their Quill accounts, where they worked on writing, grammar, and mechanics activities.
  • Students accessed their http://www.readtheory.org accounts, where they worked on reading comprehension.
  • Students wrote their Spelling Lesson #23 test today.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Students needed to finish up Jump Math worksheet NS5-92, and Pre-Summative Assessment N5.7 (the practice test for the upcoming exam).  These are due Monday, March 11th.  For students who finished early, they completed self-corrects on previous daily work.  Then, I assigned Math Makes Sense U5, L11 for review.  It is also due Monday, March 11th.
  • Gr. 5: Math test next week (Wednesday?) on adding and subtracting decimals.
  • Gr. 6: Due were Jump Math worksheets PA6-22 and PA6-23.  Students completed self-corrects and submitted their daily work.  I gave a mini-lesson on Mathematical notation for equations, and then I assigned Jump Math worksheets PA6-24,  PA6-27, and PA6-28, due for Monday, March 11th.
Science:
  • Students began their environmental research presentations to help us answer Ch. 13 questions in the textbook.  We will continue these next week.
Health:
  • Students completed the bi-annual OurSCHOOL Survey.
Phys. Ed.:
  • Free Day Friday, so after a running warmup, students played Q-Tip Ball and the Pylon Game.
Housekeeping:
  • Because of the Book Fair at school next week, I have “bumped” the due date of our classroom Scholastic book orders.  Classroom Scholastic book orders will be due Friday, March 22nd.
  • Spelling Lesson #23 test will be on Friday, March 8th.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc.  
  • I’m in a bit of a bind and reaching out to my parents who have a truck and may be able to do me a favour, please.  I have a water softening and reverse osmosis system that need to be picked up in Regina, before 4:30 PM (Mon. – Fri.), and delivered to my home in Strasbourg.  I’m willing to compensate you for your gas and your time.  If you think you can help me out, please give me a call at 306-725-7892.  Thanks!
ELA:
  • I Read Ch. 6 in The Hardy Boys: Tower Treasure
  • I did a homework check and we took up Spelling Lesson #23
  • Students worked on clerihew poetry.  By the end of tomorrow’s class, they need to have finished the brainstorming handout, as well as their final copy typed and submitted.
  • DEAR
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Finished taking up together the last few diagnostic assessments.  I assigned Jump Math worksheet NS5-92.  They will have time to finish this tomorrow.  Soon, students will be having an exam on adding and subtracting decimals.
  • Gr. 6: Jump Math worksheets PA6-21 and PA6-22 were due and needed to be self-corrected and submitted.  Then, I assigned Jump Math worksheets PA6-23 and PA6-24.  PA6-23 is due for tomorrow.
Science:
  • Students finished and submitted their environmental research assignments.
  • I assigned “Communicate” Ques. #1 – 4 on pg. 46.  For tomorrow, students need to have finished Question #1.
Phys. Ed.:
  • Cross country skiing with Mr. Hassman
Library Skills & Math:
  • Gr. 5: We continued working in Math.
  • Gr. 6: Library Skills with Mrs. Gritzfeld.
Housekeeping:
  • Scholastic book orders will be due Friday, March 15th.
  • Spelling Lesson #23 test will be on Friday, March 8th.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc.  
  • I’m in a bit of a bind and reaching out to my parents who have a truck and may be able to do me a favour, please.  I have a water softening and reverse osmosis system that need to be picked up in Regina, before 4:30 PM (Mon. – Fri.), and delivered to my home in Strasbourg.  I’m willing to compensate you for your gas and your time.  If you think you can help me out, please give me a call at 306-725-7892.  Thanks!
ELA:
  •  I read Ch. 5 in The Hardy Boys: Tower Treasure
  • Students continued working on Spelling Lesson #23, completing the whole booklet.  It is due tomorrow.
  • Students spent time in their Quill accounts, working on grammar, mechanics, and writing skills.
  • DEAR
  • Our IT person came by to fix some of the errors and trouble we’ve been having with tech lately.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Mathletics review activities of adding and subtracting decimals and fractions. Then, we continued taking up together the last few diagnostic assessments.
  • Gr. 6: I did a quick mini-lesson on input/output machines and the “gap.”  Then, I assigned Jump Math worksheets PA-6-21, PA6-22, and PA6-23. PA-6-21, PA6-22 are due tomorrow.
Science:
  • We are quickly nearing the end of our Science unit.  Today, we discussed how germs are spread.  We also read Ch. 13 together and then students worked in pairs on the health effects of environmental concerns.  This partner work is due by the end of class tomorrow.  Students will not receive any class time tomorrow to work on this assignment, as most students are already finished and we had extra time today to work on it.
  • Those who were finished used the extra time to catch up in other subjects.
Health:
  • Students worked in pairs to finish their “Emotional” stories.  They will likely only get one more class to finish these up.

 

Housekeeping:
  • Scholastic book orders will be due Friday, March 15th.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc.  
  • I’m in a bit of a bind and reaching out to my parents who have a truck and may be able to do me a favour, please.  I have a water softening and reverse osmosis system that need to be picked up in Regina, before 4:30 PM (Mon. – Fri.), and delivered to my home in Strasbourg.  I’m willing to compensate you for your gas and your time.  If you think you can help me out, please give me a call at 306-725-7892.  Thanks!
ELA:
  • Students organized their blue folders and their work in progress folders.
  • I read Ch. 3 in The Hardy Boys: Tower Treasure
  • Students wrote their Spelling Lesson #23 pre-test.  They will have their Spelling Lesson #23 test on Friday, March 8th.
  • I assigned Spelling Lesson #23, pgs. 134 – 137, due for tomorrow.
  • DEAR
  • We looked at some examples of clerihew poetry, and how it is structured.
Phys. Ed.:
  • Speedball with Mr. Hassman.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: We took up and reviewed a diagnostic assessment on fractions.
  • Gr. 6: Spent time on Mathletics activities, reviewing basic algebra and patterns.
Science:
  • We finished off board notes for Ch. 12 and we finished board notes for Ch. 13 (“Get Healthy; Stay Healthy”).
Library Skills & Career Guidance:
  • Gr. 5: Library Skills with Mrs. Gritzfeld.
  • Gr. 6: Career Guidance -> Some students presented their “My Stuff Is Me” boxes.  Others will present in one week.  Students were also given a “Climbing My Family Tree” double interview assignment.  Students are asked to comprehensively interview a parent and a grandparent.  They will then present their findings to the class.
Housekeeping:
  • New Scholastic book order forms went home today.  Book orders will be due Friday, March 15th.
  • Just a reminder that students do not have classes on Monday, March 4th.  Teachers will be in Humboldt for Collaboration Days.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc.  
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require. 
ELA:
  • Students wrote their Spelling LEsson #22 test.
  • Students spent three different 30-minute blocks rotating through DEAR, readtheory.org (practicing reading comprehension), and Quill (working on mechanics, grammar, and writing skills.
Math:
  • Students spent time in their Mathletics accounts, with Gr. 5’s reviewing addition and subtraction of decimals, and Gr. 6’s reviewing patterns.
Science:
  • Students spent 20 minutes finishing pg. 43 “Communicate” Questions #2, 3, & 4.  We took these up during the last half of class.
Phys. Ed.:
  • Students ran the Scottish Mile for warmup.
  • We played games of Q-Tip Ball and Battlefield.
Housekeeping:
  • I apologize for the lack of updates some days.  Because of my car accident a few weeks ago, I now find myself and my family having to rush to the city after school each day for various therapies.  I’ll try to keep up with the daily updates, but if I miss the odd one, please forgive me.
  • Spelling Lesson #22 test on Friday, March 1st.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc.  
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require. 
ELA:
  • We read on in The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure (Ch. 3).
  • Cinquain writing: Final copies were due.
  • Figurative Language #9: Alliteration -> We did a class brainstorm on how to create alliterative phrases.  We also reviewed the figurative language that we have studied so far this year.
  • DEAR
  • Poetry: We began the clerihew -> Board notes.
  • Lesson #22 Spelling Test on Friday.  
  • Quill for those who are finished everything.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Due were Jump Math worksheets NS5-59 and NS5-89 (Adding and Subtracting Tenths).  Students completed their self-corrects and submitted.  I assigned Jump Math worksheets NS5-90 and NS5-91.  These will be due Friday, March 1st.  From there, if they finish early, they can work on Mathletics.
  • Gr. 6: Due today were Jump Math worksheets PA6-17 and PA6-18.  Students completed their self-corrects and submitted.  I assigned Jump Math worksheets PA6-19 and PA6-20.  These will be due Friday, March 1st.  Students work Mathletics for those who finish early.
Arts Ed.:
  • Those who haven’t finished trimmed and painted their paper mache bowls.
  • When finished, they continued on their Science storyboard activity (“Work On It” activity, pg. 43).  Since they were light on the research and heavy on the guesswork, they were told to start over and do the activity properly.
  • For those who finished early, they had time to finish up other assignments (Health “Emotional Stories”, Mathletics, Quill, Math self-corrects, etc.).
Science:
  • If students finished their storyboard activity, they were to work on “Communicate” Ques. #2, 3, & 4 on pg. 43.  Mr. Eisler will have decided on a due date, as he felt appropriate.
  • Again, time permitting, students began board notes on Ch. 13, as well as reading of the text.
Housekeeping:
  • Tomorrow is our “Pink Day” in support of anti-bullying.  Students are asked to wear something pink to school, to show their support.
  • I apologize for the lack of updates some days.  Because of my car accident a few weeks ago, I now find myself and my family having to rush to the city after school each day for various therapies.  I’ll try to keep up with the daily updates, but if I miss the odd one, please forgive me.
  • Spelling Lesson #21 test on Wednesday, Feb. 26th.
  • Spelling Lesson #22 test on Friday, March 1st.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc.  
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require. 
ELA:
  • Student were given time to finish Spelling Lesson #22 booklet (including “Write to the Point”).  This will be due tomorrow. 
  • Lesson #21 Spelling Test on Wednesday
  • Lesson #22 Spelling Test on Friday
  • DEAR
  • I read on in The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure.
  • Students spent time finishing off their pre-writing and brainstorming on their cinquain poetry.  They will have about 15 minutes tomorrow to finish this off and then begin working on their final drafts.
  • Students who finished early spent time in their Quill accounts, working on writing, grammar, and mechanics activities.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: I passed back Summative Assessment N5.6.  We discussed the exam and we reviewed the importance of place value and lining up their equations accurately.  I assigned Jump Math worksheet NS5-58.  It is due tomorrow. 
  • Gr. 6: Due today was “Extra Practice with Patterns” packages and self-corrects. We reviewed basic algebra and understanding patterns to write a rule/equation.  I assigned Jump Math worksheets PA6-15 and PA6-16.  These will be due Wednesday, Feb. 27th.
  • Students who finished early worked on Mathletics.
Science:
  • Students took board notes for Ch. 12, on the body’s immune system.
  • We watched video on the immune system: The Immune System
  • We started reading Ch. 12 together.
Phys. Ed.:
  • Pylon Game, Treasure, and Battlefield with Mr. Eisler
Library Skills & Math:
  • Gr. 5: Continued with Math.
  • Gr. 6: Library Skills with Mrs. Gritzfeld.
Housekeeping:
  • Buses weren’t running today, so we only had about half of the class present. 
  • I apologize for the lack of updates some days.  Because of my car accident a few weeks ago, I now find myself and my family having to rush to the city after school each day for various therapies.  I’ll try to keep up with the daily updates, but if I miss the odd one, please forgive me.
  • Spelling Lesson #21 test on Tuesday, Feb. 26th.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc.  
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require. 
ELA:
  • I handed out Spelling Lesson #22 booklet and students worked on completing pgs. 128 – 131.  This is due Wednesday, Feb. 27th.
  • Spelling Lesson #21 test on Wednesday, Feb. 27th.
  • DEAR
  • Cinquain writing: Pre-writing/brainstorming is due today.  Students worked on their final copies of their poems.
  • Quill for those who finished everything.
  • Students organized their blue folders.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: I passed back Summative Assessment N5.6.  Students then work on Diagnostic Assessment N5.7 if they didn’t finish it before the break.  I also reviewed with students place value and addition/subtraction of decimals.  Then, I assigned Jump Math worksheets NS5-58 and NS5-59.  These are due Wednesday, Feb. 27th.  If they finished early, they worked on Mathletics.
  • Gr. 6: Due today was “Extra Practice with Patterns” packages and self-corrects. I introduced basic algebra and understanding patterns to write a rule/equation, input and output machines, etc.  Then, I assigned Jump Math worksheets PA6-15 and PA6-16.  These will be due Wednesday, Feb. 27th.
Arts Ed.:
  • Students worked on painting their paper mache bowls.
Health:
  • Students continued to work on writing their “Emotional Stories.”
Housekeeping:
  • I apologize for the lack of updates some days.  Because of my car accident a few weeks ago, I now find myself and my family having to rush to the city after school each day for various therapies.  I’ll try to keep up with the daily updates, but if I miss the odd one, please forgive me.
  • Please enjoy the winter break.  Classes resume Monday, Feb. 25th.
  • Students will be having a Science test soon.  It wouldn’t hurt to begin preparing by reading through notes, chapter questions, etc.  
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require. 
ELA:
  • Students wrote the Spelling Lesson #20 test.
  • We took up Spelling Lesson #21 booklet.
  • DEAR
  • We looked at and listened to the style of cinquain poems.  Students then were assigned pgs. 16 and 17 of their cinquain packages (pre-writing portion of the lesson).  This is due Monday, Feb. 25th. 
Phys. Ed.:
  • Students went with Mrs. Hubick and played Q-Tip Ball and dodgeball.
Math:
  • Gr. 5’s wrote their Summative Assessment N5.6.  Students were then assigned Diagnostic Assessment N5.7.  This is due Monday, Feb. 25th.  Those who finished early worked on Mathletics.
  • Gr. 6: Worked on “Extra Practice with Patterns” packages and they completed all their self-corrects.  The patterns worksheets package is due Monday, Feb. 25th.  Mathletics for those who finished early.
Science:
  • We took up the “Communicate” questions on pg. 40 (#1, 2, & 4).
Library Skills & Career Ed.:
  • Gr. 5’s went to Library Skills with Mrs. Gritzfeld.
  • Gr. 6’s were assigned the “My Stuff Is Me” project, which is due Tuesday, March 5th.  They were also assigned “Your Three Names”, which is due Wednesday, March 13th. 
Housekeeping:
  • I apologize for the lack of an update yesterday.  Because of my car accident a few weeks ago, I now find myself and my family having to rush to the city after school each day for various therapies.  I’ll try to keep up with the daily updates, but if I miss the odd one, please forgive me.
  • For Arts Ed. tomorrow, students need to bring old magazines, a plastic shopping bag, and a bowl (either plastic, metal, or wooden) that is between 7 and 8.5 inches in diameter.
  • Gr. 5’s will be having a Math test on Thursday, Feb. 14th.  The exam will cover demonstrating an understanding of decimals to thousandths by, describing and representing, relating to fractions, and comparing and ordering.
  • Today was our annual lunch at the rink and final skate of the school year.  Thanks to all the parent volunteers who cooked, served, and helped to tie skates! 
  • Scholastic book orders due Friday, Feb. 15th.
  • Tomorrow is the final day of our Secret Cupid event.  Tomorrow, students will come to school with a larger gift for their secret pick.  However, they will not deliver the large gift.  Rather, an assembly will occur in the morning, where students will have two guesses as to who their secret Cupid actually is.  The large gifts will be presented at the assembly.  For those of you who need to go shopping, please be sure to get your gifts this weekend, and keep the value at $5 or lower.  
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require. 
ELA:
  • Students write an “idioms” exam for practice.  This needs to be finished for tomorrow.
  •  Students wrote the Spelling Lesson #21 pre-test.
  • I introduced and assigned Spelling Lesson #21 (long “o” sound), pgs. 122 – 125.  This is due tomorrow.
  • As a form of “group DEAR”and to encourage reading for passion, I began reading a book to the class.  We will continue this throughout the next number of weeks.
  • We finished notes on Cinquain poetry and introduced the pre-writing portion of the lesson.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Students finished their Jump Math worksheet self-corrects.  Then we reviewed place value and decimals (fractions to decimals) and I gave students Fractions to Decimals Extra Practice Worksheet #1, due tomorrow. 
  • Gr. 5’s will be having a Math test on Friday, Feb. 15th.  The exam will cover demonstrating an understanding of decimals to thousandths by, describing and representing, relating to fractions, and comparing and ordering.
  • Gr. 6: Self-corrected and then submitted Jump Math worksheets PA6-1, PA6-2, PA6-3, PA6-4, and PA6-5.  I assigned Jump Math worksheets PA6-6, and PA6-7.  PA6-6 is due tomorrow.  Students who finished early started working on a “patterns package”, as we’ve moved into basic algebra and patterns.
Skating at the Rink:
  • Students enjoyed the last skating excursion of the year, as well as a nice lunch, prepared by parent volunteers.
Science:
  • Students worked with their partner to finish their search for images on healthy and unhealthy bodies, preparing for their presentations the week after the winter break.  This project should be close to finished.
  • Students began working on “Communicate” Ques. #1, 2, and 4 (pg. 40).  These are due on Friday, Feb. 15th.
Housekeeping:
  • There were no buses running on Thursday and Friday last week because of the cold weather, so it’s nice to have students today! 🙂 
  • Students are reminded to get their rink lunch forms and money in as soon as possible.  Our last time skating at the rink this year will be on Wednesday afternoon.  Remember to bring your skates and helmets.
  • Scholastic book orders due Friday, Feb. 15th.
  • This coming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (Feb. 12, 13, & 14) students will be participating in “Secret Cupid.”  Letters went home with students today to explain this more thoroughly.  All students have picked a name and they are to keep their identity a secret.  On Tuesday, students will covertly deliver/hide in their desk or locker a small gift (and possibly a clue) to the student that they have chosen as their “Secret Cupid” partner.  The same will happen with a second small gift on Wednesday.  On Thursday, students will come to school with a larger gift for their secret pick.  However, they will not deliver the large gift.  Rather, an assembly will occur in the morning, where students will have two guesses as to who their secret Cupid actually is.  The large gifts will be presented at the assembly.  For those of you who need to go shopping, please be sure to get your gifts this weekend, and keep the value at $5 or lower.  
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require.  
ELA:
  • Students completed Spelling Lesson #20 (short “o” sound).  The whole booklet is due tomorrow. 
  • Students will have their Spelling Lesson #20 test on Thursday, Feb. 14th.
  • I passed back and we went over Tunnels of Time novel-end exam.
  • DEAR
  • Students were given time to finish their acrostic poetry assignments.  Due tomorrow are their two differently-styled acrostic poem rough drafts, as well as one typed, final copy (of their choice).
  • Students continued with their Literably reading comprehension check-ins.
  • Those who finished early wrote an “idioms” exam, for practice.
  • For those who finished everything, they spent time in their Quill accounts, practicing writing, grammar, and mechanics activities.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Due today was Jump Math worksheet NS5-100 (Omit questions with decimeters/dm).  I assigned Jump Math worksheet NS5-101.  It is due tomorrow.  Students worked on and will complete their self-corrects of NS5-100 and NS5-101.  Those who finished early, went on to the Pre-Summative Assessment N5.6 and then on to Mathletics, after they finished their self-corrects.
  • Gr. 5’s will be having a Math test on Thursday, Feb. 14th.  The exam will cover demonstrating an understanding of decimals to thousandths by, describing and representing, relating to fractions, and comparing and ordering
  • Gr. 6: MMS U5, L4 (“Exploring Ratios”) and MMS U5, L5 (“Equivalent Ratios”) were due.  Students needed to complete their self-corrects and then submit.  I briefly introduced “patterns”, as we begin working on basic algebra.  I assigned Jump Math worksheets PA6-1, PA6-2, PA6-3, and PA6-4.  These are all due tomorrow.  If students finished early, they went on to Mathletics.
Science:
  • We read Ch. 11 of the student text. and I introduced media analysis/deconstruction of unhealthy images as students prepared to pair up and complete “Work On It” (pg. 39).  They will have time to work on this tomorrow.
Phys. Ed:
  • Floor hockey with Mr. Hassman.
Library Skills & Math:
  • Gr. 5’s continued working on their Math assignment.
  • Gr. 6’s went to the library for Library Skills with Mrs. Gritzfeld.
Housekeeping:
  • There were no buses running today, because of the cold weather.  As can be expected, this drastically affected attendance.  Consequently, the few of us that were here today spent time getting organized and caught up on old and unfinished assignments.  The rest of the day was spent on Math and Arts Ed. 
  • Students are reminded to get their rink lunch forms and money in as soon as possible.
  • Scholastic book orders due Friday, Feb. 15th.
  • This coming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (Feb. 12, 13, & 14) students will be participating in “Secret Cupid.”  All students have picked a name and they are to keep their identity a secret.  On Tuesday, students will covertly deliver/hide in their desk or locker a small gift (and possibly a clue) to the student that they have chosen as their “Secret Cupid” partner.  The same will happen with a second small gift on Wednesday.  On Thursday, students will come to school with a larger gift for their secret pick.  However, they will not deliver the large gift.  Rather, an assembly will occur in the morning, where students will have two guesses as to who their secret Cupid actually is.  The large gifts will be presented at the assembly.  For those of you who need to go shopping, please be sure to get your gifts this weekend, and keep the value at $5 or lower.  
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require.  
Math & Arts Ed.:
  • We spent time getting organized and caught up on old and unfinished assignments.  The rest of the day was spent on Math and Arts Ed. 
Housekeeping:
  • Scholastic book orders due Friday, Feb. 15th.
  • SRC members will be busy this week during recesses and lunches, getting ready for Valentine’s Week activities.  Some members even have homework that needs to be done for tomorrow.
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require.  
ELA:
  • Students helped Ms. Lovequist and her class with their Literably reading comprehension assessments, and then we began doing our Literably assessments.
  • DEAR
  • Students spent some time organizing their blue folders again, filing their marked assignments.
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Due today was Jump Math worksheet NS5-88.  Students did self-corrects on this worksheet and few of the recent ones.  I assigned Jump Math worksheet NS5-98 and NS5-99, both due for tomorrow.  If students finish early, they went on to Mathletics to practice decimal place value activities.
  • Gr. 6: Did Pre-Summative Assessment N6.8 and self-corrected it.  For half the class students did interactive review of ratios (links in my Google Classroom) and then they switched to “Ratios” in Mathletics for the last half of the class.

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/math/ratio_word_problems/quiz1309.html

https://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/ratio_proportion_math_sixth_6th_grade.htm

Arts Ed.:
  • We started two projects in Arts Ed. today, so we used the whole afternoon to complete one and begin the other.  Tomorrow’s Arts Ed. class will become a Science class for today’s lost period.
Housekeeping:
  • Scholastic book orders due Friday, Feb. 15th.
  • SRC meeting tomorrow at lunch.  SRC members will be busy this week during recesses and lunches, getting ready for Valentine’s Week activities.
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require.  
ELA:
  • I passed back marked work and gave students time to organize materials from their blue folders.
  • Figurative Language #8: Symbol (assignments from handout) was due.
  • Spelling Lesson #19 test.
  • We began our poetry unit with acrostic poetry (board notes and discussion to intro).
  • DEAR
Math:
  • Gr. 5: Due today were Jump Math worksheets NS5-84, NS5-85, and NS5-86.  Students did their self corrects.  I assigned Jump Math worksheet NS5-88 (a continuation of decimal place value), due for tomorrow.  If students finished early, they went on to Mathletics.
  • Gr. 6: Finished and submit self-corrects and then played the following games for half the class and then switched to “Ratios” in Mathletics for the last half of the class. The links for these games can be found in the Google Classroom as well.

    https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_RatioBlaster.html

    https://www.mathgames.com/skill/6.66-ratio-tables

Science:
  • Discussion and review/examples of how various body systems work together.
  • Students played an interactive game that had them correctly identify where the various body systems are located.  This game can also be found in my Google Classroom.
  • We did board notes on Ch. 11, which deals with our changing bodies.
Health:
  • We took up the “Range of Emotions” activity and then students were partnered up to write an “emotional” story that uses onomatopoeia to demonstrate a range of intensities for their chosen emotions.  They will have more class time to work on this.
Phys. Ed.:
  • Students ran the Scottish Mile to warm up.
  • We played floor hockey for the rest of the class.
Housekeeping:
  • Great weather and good times were had at the Bulyea School ski trip.  Thanks to all of the parent drivers. 
  • Spelling Lesson #19 test on Monday, Feb. 4th.
  • SRC meeting at lunch on Monday, Feb. 4th.
  • For an upcoming Arts Ed. class, we still need wipes cylinders, of the larger variety (think Kirkland, Clorox, Lysol, etc.).  I don’t need the lids, just the cylinders.  Yes, I’m still needing these . . . and I know it’s going to take some time to gather the amount we require.  
ELA:
  • Figurative Language #8: Symbol.  We finished the lesson and I assigned the writing activities (except for the very last one, the “tip”).  This is due Monday, Feb. 4th.
  • Students worked on finishing their Spelling Lesson #19 (including “Write to the Point”).  This is due Monday, Feb. 4th.
  • Students spent time working in their Quill accounts, working on spelling, grammar, and mechanics activities.
  • DEAR
Math:
  • Gr. 5:  Due were Jump Math worksheets NS5-82 and NS5-83.  Students completed their self-corrects.  I went through and assigned Jump Math worksheets NS5-84, NS5-85, and NS5-86.  These are due Monday, Feb. 4th.
  • Gr. 6: Due were Jump Math worksheets NS6-95, NS6-96, and NS6-97. Students self-corrected, and submitted their work.  I gave a quick mini-lesson/explanation on advanced ratios and assigned Jump Math worksheet NS6-100. These are due Monday, Feb. 4th.
Phys. Ed.:
  • Friday skating at the rink and then “Treasure” in the gym with Mr. Hassman.
Library Skills &  Gr. 5 Math:
  • Gr. 5’s continued Math from the morning.
  • Gr. 6’s had library skills with Mrs. Gritzfeld.