ECC Buddy Project

We were fortunate enough to be asked by the Curious Monkeys in ECC1 to help them write poems about the photos that they have been taking.

We met with the Curious Monkeys with a list of questions that we had come up with to interview them about their picture. We will use their answers to help us craft a poem about their picture.

Below are pictures of us working with the Curious Monkeys:

Solutions

Last week, students were tasked with the focus question:

“What are some possible solids we could find outside that would make a solution if we added water?” The students brainstormed in their science groups about some possibilities and then had a chance to find the solids.

Today, we continued our exploration about solutions, as our focus question was:

“How can we test if our solids we found outside form a solution?”

Using their background knowledge about mixtures and solutions, the students planned with their groups the steps that they would take to test their solutions.

Next, the students wrote a hypothesis, stating what they thought would be the outcome and why.

Lastly, the students conducted their experiements, using the steps that they created with their groups. They made note to make observations and keep evidence throughout their experiment.

Below are some pictures of their investigations today!

Student Led Conferences

Thank you parents for coming in to share and celebrate with your child about their growth this year! It really is amazing to see all the student’s growth throughout the year. Each child should be very proud of their efforts put forth throughout the year and today was a fine testament to this fact.

Door Decorating Contest

Thank you 5A for all your hard work in putting together door of fantasy books! It was wonderful being able to see you all work together in your book clubs and as a class to execute your ideas. We had a very busy week, so finding time to decorate our door was difficult.

Here is a photo of our final door:

To see the other doors that were entered into the competition and a breakdown of the standings, please follow the link here. Thank you to STUCO for your help in judging the doors and Mrs. Livingston and the Book Week committee for making this happen!

Movers and Shakers Summit

Today was the big day that all the grade 5 students came together to share about their journeys to take action to make the world a better place. Listening to the speeches is always an inspiring event, as it really shows how our mindsets can change to take even the littlest actions to help our world. Great job grade 5 to finding problems, taking action and sharing your stories with us!

Below are some pictures of our students giving their speeches. Parents, your child will also be coming home with a video of their speech on their iPad to share with you.

Door Decorating Competition

As part of book week, 5A is partaking in a door decorating competition. The students worked together in the book clubs to pull out important images and messages that they wished to share on our door. They even found a way to connect their books and ideas to tell a story. Below are pictures of the students at work.

 

Themes of Our Lives

We have started our memoir writing unit. To begin, we dove into multiple memoir mentor texts, trying to deepen our understanding of what a memoir really is. We started to realize that memoir and personal narratives are very similar, so we looked at more mentor texts to compare and contrast these text types. Below is a venn diagram we constructed together.

Next, we started to read more memoirs to pull out themes that we can apply to our own lives. From here, we have started brainstorming stories that go with these themes. We will continue to analyze more memoirs and their themes, before we start to draft our ideas.

Below are pictures of students working in groups to analyze text themes.