Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TWIG 5: This Week in Grade 5 Week of February 4 to February 8th

: This Week in Grade 5... week of Feb. 4th to Feb. 8th

TWiG5: This Week in Grade 5... week of Feb. 4th to Feb. 8th

In The News:

Science Demo Fair! The grade five teachers would like to congratulate the students on a magnificent Science Demo Fair. The students were all able to show their plant's and animal's adaptations in unique and interesting ways and for us all to understand better. The students, or scientists as we like to say, were all able to demonstrate and express what adaptations have developed over time and why these were important to the survival of the plant or animal. Way to go Grade Five Scientists!

Family Math Night!! Mark your calendars for Feb. 7, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm. Come play math games with your child. Games develop fluency with math skills and problem solving. Experience the fun of learning through games! Our Family Math Night games are intended to help build fluency in math in a fun and engaging way. You’ll find the rules and instructions for a wide range of math skills games using a variety of different resources, including playing cards and dice. We’ve assembled games for different skill levels ranging from Grades Pre-K through 5, all with an educational math twist. 

Did you know? The games are available to be checked out from the library after Family Math Night, if you would like to play them again at home. Ask your child to talk with the librarians. 

Locations: Grades 1-5 are in the ES Hall, KG in the Drama room and Pre K in their own room.

Family Picnic! Due to popular demand, we will be having another BBQ for picnic day this Thursday, February 8, KG - Gr. 5: 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Kindly sign up through the google form (below) if interested! There is a google sign-up form for each grade. For siblings, please sign up each child in their respective grade order form. Grade 5 Family Picnic Order Form

The DEADLINE for orders will be on Tuesday, February 6th by 5:00 p.m. 

We kindly ask that parents drop off the money in a labelled envelope to the ES office 

(name, class code and order). 

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we will not be able to take orders on the day of the BBQ and 

we will have to cancel orders that have not been paid by Tuesday the 6th.

We look forward to seeing you all!!

MS Orientation: It was great to see the excited faces of the grade five learners on Thursday afternoon as they walked off to experience a taste of Middle School life. The Grade Five Teachers had a sad realization that we will be doing this for real in a few months time. It is a sad, exciting time to see the students growing up.

A Field Trip to Stabl Antar Dreams School 

The Service Learning office is planning  a field trip to Stabl Antar Dreams School for Elementary School students to deliver Pass the Parcel donates. If you are interested to join the trip please email Mariam Hassan directly. Below's link has more information for your reading pleasure:

Sign-up Link

  Curriculum Corner

Reading Workshop & Writing Workshop: We hope our enthusiastic readers are enjoying their new books! Fantasy novels are complicated stories with interesting and complex characters. These characters often begin without a lot of knowledge, and they have a steep learning curve. Characters have more than one problem and often there are multiple plot lines. Readers are encouraged to keep charts, timelines, jots, notes, and other graphic organizers to track the problems that arise in the story, to closely follow the multiple plot lines, and to gather evidence sort of the way scientists do. 

Our writers are playing with some possible ideas and trying to plan their fantasy ideas. Writers are powerful. We have the power to change the people who read our stories. When we choose a story or idea, we want to choose an idea that has the potential to change the way a reader thinks, feels, or acts. Once we've chosen that idea, we need to take the seed that we began with and set about developing the other elements of the story. 


This week the students will be demonstrating their understanding of Module 4 to this point, in the mid-module assessment. After the mid-module assessment the students will be exploring multiplying unit fractions by unit fractions, multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions, and then multiplying non-unit fractions by non-unit fractions. This may sound complicated but the use of manipulative material and drawn models makes the new learning manageable and attainable. 

Below is the link to the 'Parent Tip Sheets' for this topic if you would like to read more:

Parent Tips Module 4 Topic E


This week in science the grade 5 scientists have demonstrated their understanding of adaptations during the Science Demo Fair and now focus on the final aspect of their project. The scientists will put forward their proposals for a grant to help save their biome. The scientists will present their findings from their research and argue why their biome is the most worthy of saving. 


In circles, we will be digging deeper into the CAC Core Value of Creativity. We will also revisit friendship and respect.

Your learning partners:

LeeAnn Kasal lkasal@cacegypt.org

Caitlin Johnson cjohnson@cacegypt.org

Bonnie Greene barmstronggreene@cacegypt.org

Jonathan O'Sullivan josullivan@cacegypt.org

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