Friday, March 8, 2019

Good afternoon everyone,

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!!!

I hope you had a wonderful day. Monday, March 29th will be a Day 2 (music and gym). Spelling Bee packages and lists were sent home today. Please use the list to study for the in-class competition. Thanks to V for sharing with us what biodiversity is and how it is all intertwined. 












One final house game for Term 2!

March Break Optional Homework – was sent home yesterday
-Math Package
-Research biodiversity - our next UOI unit
-Complete example DRA
-Practice Spelling Bee

**Please do not order lunch on the following days – March 27th

Don't miss out on your chance to reserve your spot for our March Break Camp!! Summer camp registration forms have also been sent home.


Important dates/items:

Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 22 – No School – March Break
Monday, March 25 – First day back after March Break and Term 3 begins
Wednesday, March 27 – Casual Day
Friday, March 29 – Term 2 report cards go home & Rock climbing forms and waivers are due

Unit of Inquiry

Today we watched a documentary on Shannen and her dream for a school.

Our next unit will be biodiversity. We will begin this unit when we return from March Break and will aim to end it towards the end of June. We will be doing a Scientist in the School workshop and hopefully one more trip.

HOMEWORK

-Research biodiversity






Inquiry into Mathematics

Today we watched a documentary on Shannen and her dream for a school.

Points to remember:

An improper fraction is when the numerator is a bigger number then the denominator. A mixed number is when there is a whole number plus a fraction.

To convert an improper fraction to a mixed number, we divide the numerator by the denominator, subtract, and then the remainder becomes our new numerator. For example, 5/13 - 5 goes into 13 2 times, which is 10 - 13 subtract 10 is 3. Therefore, my mixed number is 2 and 3/5.

To convert a mixed number into an improper fraction we multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the product to the numerator. For example, 2 and 3/4 - 2 x 4 = 8 +3 = 11. Therefore, the improper fraction is 11/4.

Equivalent fractions name the same amount.

To find an equivalent fraction with a greater numerator and denominator, multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number. For example, 5/12 = 10/24 (2 x 5 and 2 x 12) and 25/60 (5 x 5 and 5 x 12).

To find equivalent fractions with a lesser numerator and denominator, divide the numerator and denominator by the same number. For example, 24/60 = 4/10 (24/6 and 60/6). When we find an equivalent fraction by dividing, you simplify the fraction. 24/60 = 4/10 = 2/5 (4/2 and 10/2). This is the simplest form as the only factor into both 2 and 5 is 1.

HOMEWORK

-Math package

Inquiry into Language

Today played a house game and wrote our spelling test.    

HOMEWORK

-Read a novel
-Complete DRA sample
-Sign and return spelling test
-Practice Spelling Bee

Have a wonderful, safe and restful March Break. I look forward to hearing all about your adventures when we return on Monday, March 25th, when we begin our third and final term of Grade 5.

Love Mrs. Hocevar

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful day. Tomorrow is a Day 1 (gym) and St. Patrick’s Spirit Day. All SITS form and payments for biodiversity are due tomorrow. I have sent home some things to be reviewed and signed. If you could sign them and return them tomorrow, that would be wonderful.

What an amazing final ski day we had. It was much cooler, but at times, the sun was out and it was just beautiful. We saw many new faces up on the big hill. I want to congratulate everyone on how well they did. Not once did anyone ever give up!! I had a blast skiing with many of you and look forward to doing it again next year!!


































March Break Optional Homework – was sent home yesterday
-Math Package
-Research biodiversity - our next UOI unit
-Complete example DRA

Spirit Week is here and will run all week long. If students chose not to participate, please send them to school in their school day uniform. House games will be played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Monday, March 4th – PJ Day
Tuesday, March 5th – Superhero/Princess/Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday, March 6th - Wacky Wednesday
Thursday, March 7th - Sports Day
Friday, March 8th - St. Patrick’s Day

**Please do not order lunch on the following days – March 27th

Don't miss out on your chance to reserve your spot for our March Break Camp!!


Important dates/items:

Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8 – Spirit Week
Friday – St. Patrick’s Spirit Day
Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 22 – No School – March Break
Monday, March 25 – First day back after March Break and Term 3 begins
Wednesday, March 27 – Casual Day
Friday, March 29 – Term 2 report cards go home

Unit of Inquiry

Today we skied!

Our next unit will be biodiversity. We will begin this unit when we return from March Break and will aim to end it towards the end of June. We will be doing a Scientist in the School workshop and hopefully one more trip.

HOMEWORK

-Sign and return UOI summative rubric

Inquiry into Mathematics

Today we skied.

Points to remember:

An improper fraction is when the numerator is a bigger number then the denominator. A mixed number is when there is a whole number plus a fraction.

To convert an improper fraction to a mixed number, we divide the numerator by the denominator, subtract, and then the remainder becomes our new numerator. For example, 5/13 - 5 goes into 13 2 times, which is 10 - 13 subtract 10 is 3. Therefore, my mixed number is 2 and 3/5.

To convert a mixed number into an improper fraction we multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the product to the numerator. For example, 2 and 3/4 - 2 x 4 = 8 +3 = 11. Therefore, the improper fraction is 11/4.

Equivalent fractions name the same amount.

To find an equivalent fraction with a greater numerator and denominator, multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number. For example, 5/12 = 10/24 (2 x 5 and 2 x 12) and 25/60 (5 x 5 and 5 x 12).

To find equivalent fractions with a lesser numerator and denominator, divide the numerator and denominator by the same number. For example, 24/60 = 4/10 (24/6 and 60/6). When we find an equivalent fraction by dividing, you simplify the fraction. 24/60 = 4/10 = 2/5 (4/2 and 10/2). This is the simplest form as the only factor into both 2 and 5 is 1.

HOMEWORK

-MMS pg 114-115
-Sign and return math test

Inquiry into Language

Today we skied.   

HOMEWORK

-Spelling test Friday
-Sign and return literature circle

Have a great night!


Love Mrs. Hocevar