Friday, March 8, 2019

Day 1

Announcements
- Aftercare invoices due March 15th

March break begins today and runs until March 22nd. Students return to school March 25th. Students brought home all of their school shoes (both dress shoes and running shoes). Please ensure they return to school with these!

Music
Check out Mrs. McMillan's blog to see what they've been working on: www.mrsmcmillanmusic.blogspot.com

French
Check out Mme. Stella's blog to see what they've been working on: https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com

Spelling Test/ UOI Reflection
We completed our spelling test. Once we finished this we worked on our UOI reflection using the sentence starters on the board. The sentence starters were there to guide students of the expectations when responding to questions.

RECESS/ LUNCH

Art/ Report Card Reflections
Students completed their Learner Profile reflections, along with their report card reflections. They were to reflect on what they've learned this term, what they need to improve on and what they had fun doing. Once students finished both reflections, they worked on an art activity.
This art activity corresponded to our Unit of Inquiry. Students had to create a picture of a Rural, Urban or Suburban community. Our focus was on the elements of proportion, balance and lines. Students worked on ensuring the objects in their image were proportional to the rest of the objects drawn. In addition to this they focused on including a variety of buildings, trees, houses, etc. to demonstrate balance.

RECESS/ LUNCH

Tidy Up/ House Game
We had our final house game before the March Break.

AGENDA:
- Math and Language packages
- Read 25 minutes every day

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Day 6

Announcements
- Aftercare invoices due March 15th
- March Break Next Week - March 22nd
- St. Patrick's Day Tomorrow-- wear Green

Unit of Inquiry
Students got into their group to practice for their debate that took place after french. Students watched a video of what a rebuttal looks like and when it occurs in a debate.

French
Check out Mme. Stella's blog to see what they've been working on: https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com

Unit of Inquiry
I am so proud of how well all students did during their debate. The students provided strong details that related to our Unit of Inquiry to support their stance on the topic. They really demonstrated their listening skills through the facts they used in their rebuttals. Great job!
Take a look at how each debate played out below.
Topic: St. Jude's Corporation wants to develop a community in an open fertile area of land. Should they develop it into an Urban community?
First Debate:

Second Debate
 

RECESS/ LUNCH

Inquiry into Math
Students completed their Probability test today!
Silent Reading
Once their tests were finished, students silent read.
 

RECESS/ LUNCH

Gym
Take a look at Ms. Yustin's blog to see what they've been working on: http://sjaayustin.blogspot.com

AGENDA:
- Spelling Lesson 23 + Sentences
- Read for 25 minutes
- Novel Study Chapters 15-18
- Spelling Test tomorrow

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Day 4

Announcements
- Aftercare invoices due March 15th
- Math test Thursday
- March Break Next Week - March 22nd

Spirit Week has arrived! 
Monday, March 4th – PJ Day
Tuesday, March 5th – Superhero/Princess/Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday, March 6th - Whacky Wednesday
Thursday, March 7th – Sports Day
Friday, March 8th – St. Patrick’s Day (wear green)

Pancake Tuesday

Unit of Inquiry
Today students spent a lot of time working on there UOI summatives. Most students have moved on to writing their paragraph that they will use to present their argument. We have recognized that some of our arguments are less than 2 minutes, therefore we have gone back to add more supporting details to make our argument stronger.

French
Check out Mme. Stella's blog to see what they've been working on: https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com


Unit of Inquiry 
Students continued working on their summatives.

RECESS/ LUNCH


During recess we completed our Novel Study Heidi. This is such a wonderful story. Ask your child about it and the emotions they felt while reading this book.

Unit of Inquiry
Students continued working on their summatives.

Inquiry into Math
We began by reviewing what we learned yesterday. Today's lesson focussed on predicting the number of outcomes that will occur in situations where we have different probabilities for each outcome. As a class we went over the steps we have to follow.
Then, we completed an example of how we would apply these steps to a situation. It's important to remember when we use these steps: when we are predicting the number of times each outcome will occur if we complete ____ trials. Will completing this examples, students read the step we have to follow and then told me what I would have to do. Before beginning a problem, it's important to use our problem solving strategy of what we know and what we need to solve in order to help us determine what exactly it is asking us to do.
The colour of the steps corresponds to the steps from above.

Students then began to complete their homework. I continue to emphasize the importance of showing your work. By showing your work, you are able to identify the specific steps you need to apply in order to answer what the question is asking.

Predictions are not written as fractions
Probability IS written as a fraction
Students then completed each question on the review that involved using blocks. The rest of their math review is to be completed at home tonight. 
The excitement after seeing what was actually inside the bag!

RECESS/ LUNCH

Gym
Take a look at Ms. Yustin's blog to see what they've been working on: http://sjaayustin.blogspot.com

AGENDA:
- Spelling Lesson 23 + Sentences
- Math Outcome Predictions worksheet
- Math review due tomorrow
- Math test Thursday

Monday, March 4, 2019

Day 3

Thank you all for ensuring the research was completed for our Rural and Urban Summatives. It really helped the groups make progress today.

Announcements
- Aftercare invoices due March 15th
- Math test Thursday

Spirit Week has arrived! 
Monday, March 4th – PJ Day
Tuesday, March 5th – Superhero/Princess/Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday, March 6th - Whacky Wednesday
Thursday, March 7th – Sports Day
Friday, March 8th – St. Patrick’s Day (wear green)
House Game

Music
Check out Mrs. McMillan's blog to see what they've been working on: www.mrsmcmillanmusic.blogspot.com

French
Check out Mme. Stella's blog to see what they've been working on: https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com

Unit of Inquiry
Students will be working on their summative debates all week. Students shared their research ideas with their group members and got any feedback from their peers that could help develop their argument. Once students shared their ideas they began to fill out their graphic organizers for their main reason and it's top 3 supporting details. Students will continue with this tomorrow.

RECESS/ LUNCH

Inquiry into Math
We watched a video on how to create Tree Diagrams which helped us better understand how to create and interpret information from a Tree Diagram.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ch0wb4MAS8
 
We then learned how to make two different types of predictions when it comes to probability. One type of prediction is made before you complete an experiment. For this type of prediction, you are predicting how many times each outcome will occur out of a specific number of trials. Trials are the amount of times you complete an event. (Ex. 3 trials of flipping a coin means you will flip a coin 3 times). Students are to use the probability for each outcome to help them predict how many times that outcome will occur. To predict this, you are to divide the total number of trials by your total number of outcomes. Your quotient then tells you how many times each outcome should occur when the probability is the same for each outcome.
The second type of prediction is when you have to determine how many of each outcome are involved in an event. For this type of prediction, students know the total number of outcomes possible, but don't know what their outcome options are. Based on the outcomes from the set amount of trials they have to complete, students will predict how many of each outcome exist. It's important to note: their predictions do not have to be correct, they have to be reasonable based on their results.
Students began working on their homework and completing some of the experiments in order to make their predictions.
 

Library
Check out Ms. Hayward's blog: https://sjalibrary.wordpress.com

RECESS/ LUNCH

Inquiry into Language/ Unit of Inquiry
Students began to work on Lesson 23 in their spelling workbooks. Going forward, students will be required to practice the spelling of the list words they spelled incorrectly on their spelling tests. In addition to these corrections, students will have to write two sentences using these words.
After spelling, students continued to work on their UOI summatives.

AGENDA:
- Math: Probabilities prediction worksheet
- Math review due Wednesday
- Math test Thursday
- Spelling Lesson 23 + Sentences
- Spelling corrections of misspelled words.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Day 2

Announcements
- PJ Day Monday!!
- Aftercare invoices due March 15th

Research for students summatives are due MONDAY. Students are to find research in books or online, then summarize the important information that relates to their reason in their own words and in point form on the organizers provided. Students are to print any research they use and bring it in to demonstrate academic honesty.

Spirit Week begins next week! Take a look at what is happening each day
Monday, March 4th – PJ Day
Tuesday, March 5th – Superhero/Princess/Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday, March 6th - Whacky Wednesday
Thursday, March 7th – Sports Day
Friday, March 8th – St. Patrick’s Day (wear green)
Spelling Test
Students completed Lesson 22 Spelling Tests

Unit of Inquiry/ Language
Students began their summatives today. As a class we read through the summative letter together and went over the expectations for each component. We discussed what a debate looks like and watched a shot clip on the roles and actions that occur in a debate.
Students were then told their topics, assigned their groups and told their stance on the topic.
Topic: St. Jude's Corporation has the opportunity to develop a comment in an open fertile area of land. Should they develop it into an urban community?
 Some of the students did not like the stance they were assigned however took on the role and brainstormed a variety of reasons to support their stance. It's important to remember that if you are the opposing position, you are not arguing against saying "Urban communities don't...", you are focusing on what the rural community DOES since you are arguing to develop this type of community. 

RECESS/ LUNCH

Inquiry into Math
Today's math concept was: Tree Diagrams. These are pictures used to show the different ways to arrange the outcomes to help solve the probability of an event. We did a couple examples together to help us understand how to create and read tree diagrams that have 2 or 3 columns. To help us identify the total number of outcomes we have to count the total number of outcomes in our last column.
To help us identify what all of the possible outcomes are we have to follow the branches in our tree diagram back to the first outcome possible. 
When looking at the probability of an event, we have to be careful to ensure we are looking specifically for what it is asking us for. 

Unit of Inquiry Continued
Students continued to brainstorm potential reasons for their stance using the information they've learned from our Unit of Inquiry. Once students came up with 5 reasons, they had to select their top 3 to show me so that I could confirm that they were ready to research. Amongst these the students selected which of the three reasons they were going to present for the debate. They were all very cooperative when deciding these. 
On their graphic organizer, students wrote down their stance, along with the reason they have to research this weekend to support their stance. When completing research, students should keep in mind:
- How the land is used for that reason/ why it is important
- How this reason affects the community: environmental and human impact
Research needs to be summarized into their own words in point form notes on the graphic organizers brought home. In class students will work with their groups on how to format their paragraphs using this information. 

RECESS/ LUNCH

Gym
Take a look at Ms. Yustin's blog to see what they've been working on: http://sjaayustin.blogspot.com

AGENDA:
- UOI Research in Point-form due Monday
- Math Tree Diagram Worksheet
- Read for 25 minutes