We are back at work after a relaxing break, and have delved back into our studies. One of the many exciting units of study that are now underway is our integrated Language Arts/ Social Studies unit on Ancient Greece. We are fortunate to have Mrs. Creasey working with the students in room 5. Mrs. Creasey is working with half of the the students through dramatizations of Greek myhts, while I am teaching the other half how to do a PowerPoint presentation on the life of a Greek god. The students will switch groups in a few weeks, so that eceryone has the opportunity to participate in both of these projects.
The weekly spelling program continues! Students will write pre-tests on Mondays and post-tests on Fridays. Sadly, this system results in no weekend spelling homework!
Ms. Warburton's grade 5 math students have their Problem of the Week due every Monday.
The third book report of the year is due February 28, 2001. This assignment is an open-ended visual project. Students have a guideline sheet to help them focus their learning.
Students are reminded that the independent reading program is part of their daily homework assignments. After finishing a book, students are required to colour in a circle on thier reading wheel, and to write a brief response to the book in their response journals. These journals should be handed in to Ms. Warburton regularly. This reading counts for the Read Across Canada program.
*Games and Links*
Following are some teacher-created games and activities that serve as an extension of our curriculum. You will also find some links to great educational websites.