Hello Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to May! It's hard to believe that we're closing in on the end of the year so soon! This term is always full of learning, field trips and anticipation for the end of the school year! So much to do - so little time!!

If your child is away sick for an extended period, please contact me for work to be sent home. The items listed below are only the homework - it doesn't include any work done in class and not given as homework.

I have attached to the bottom of the page the spelling "No Excuse Words" list and a couple of math sites to help students practise their addition facts to 20. If you know of any other fun sites, please let me know.  I will also add a couple of worksheets that can be used for timed "mad minutes" if you wish to use them. Check back later this week.

The best way to contact with me (or Ms. Gill should you need to) is via email (shelley_jones@sd33.bc.ca, jasjit_gill@sd33.bc.ca). Please note that during the day I rarely check my email. If you need to get in touch during the day, please call the office and leave a message (604-794-7124).

DAILY HOMEWORK (updated daily) - Week of May 9 - 13, 2022

Monday, May 9

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - 1 spelling menu item
  • Practise times tables (yes - those pesky facts - 10/night will do it!)
  • Recorder test (playing and reading the notes) - Thursday

Tuesday, May 10

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - 1 spelling menu item
  • Practise times tables (yes - those pesky facts - 10/night will do it!)
  • Recorder test (playing and reading the notes) - Thursday
  • Library tomorrow
  • Gym tomorrow

Wednesday, May 11

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - 1 spelling menu item
  • Practise times tables (yes - those pesky facts - 10/night will do it!)
  • Recorder test (playing and reading the notes) - Thursday

Thursday, May 12

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - 1 spelling menu item
  • Practise times tables (yes - those pesky facts - 10/night will do it!)
  • Gym tomorrow

Friday, May 13 

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - 1 spelling menu item
  • Practise times tables (yes - those pesky facts - 10/night will do it!)
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Our Classroom

In May...

Math - Our focus will be finishing with with multiplication and moving on to learning strategies for division - checking our division facts and how they relate to multiplication facts, learning and practising long division. Working on multiplication and division facts at home is very important.

Language Arts -  We will be continuing our reading strategies (connecting, visualizing, questioning, summarizing). We are also practising our oral skills through class/partner discussions and sharing of completed work. We will learn and practise various writing strategies to work toward powerful writing as we learn paragraph writing. We will also be looking at writing several forms of poems to be part of our poetry book. Each week students continue working on a spelling program. The spelling program meets the student at the level they are at to help improve their spelling abilities. Most of the spelling program is done at home (10 minutes/night).

Socials - Students will be working through a Government unit with Ms. Gill.

Science - We will be doing a unit on the Sun, Earth and Moon and how they interact with each other.  

French - We continue our journey into French learning about weather and body parts. We will keep reviewing days of the week, months of the year, numbers 0-31, and colours.

Music - We will focus to learning and practising playing rhythms on various instruments. I'm hoping to be able to introduce students to playing the recorder (including the Alto & Tenor recorders)

Social and Personal Responsibilities - Students have class jobs that they are responsible for and do on a daily basis. 


IMPORTANT DATES

​​​​​​​May 10 - 11 - Rosedale's Got Talent Auditions

May 11 - Gym Blast (for grade 5's)

May 20 - Non-instructional day - school closed to students

May 23 - Victoria Day - school closed

May 27 - Casual Day & Early dismissal (dismiss at 11:00 am) 

Jun 5 - field trip to Great Blue Heron Reserve