We had a very busy week last week, getting into the groove of the IF Program. On Friday, we celebrated all of our hard work with a day of fun at the Eco-Centre. Students learned all about curling, and got the chance to play several games. This week, students will be having their bake sale on Thursday, to raise money for the SPCA. Friday, there is no school for students, as it is a Minster's Exemption Day. Have a great week!
As you have no doubt heard, this past Wednesday the Grade 5 classes switched for the second term. 5M is now in my room, and will be following the Intensive French program for the rest of the year. 5H is now with Mrs. Manderville, following the English Grade 5 program. Both groups were both excited and a little apprehensive about the change, but everything is going really well so far!
Our school website is finally back up and running! A lot has happened since my last post. 5H had their fashion show to end their unit on clothing. Please check out the most recent gallery to see photos of this. For the month of January, we worked on a unit on domestic animals. This is an interdisciplinary unit being done will all Grade 5 students, with their Reading Buddies from Kindergarten. We will be ending this unit with a visit to the Miramichi SPCA. Students will be presenting projects the last week of February. These are to be done on an animal that could be at the SPCA. (dog, cat, hamster, guinea pig, bird, rabbit) These projects are to be in English, and can be presented under a Smart Board format, or a standard posterboard presentation.
I hope that everyone had a safe, restful holiday season..I know that I did! This week we finished up our unit on clothing. Next week we are beginning our unit on animals. This will be an interdisciplinary unit with both Grade 5's and both Kindergarten classes participating. Check out the pictures of student's work this week!
Only one week of school left to go before our Christmas holidays. Despite the excitement in the air, students are still working hard in class. We are continuing to learn about clothing in different ways. Today, students even wrote poems about clothing in French!
A reminder that the Christmas Concert will be in the school gym at 9am on Tuesday of next week. Hope to see you there!
As a post-reading activity for our book "Chaqun son chapeau" our students made their own hats like the children in the book did. I think you will agree that they are very imaginative!
I'm sure that many of you are getting into the holiday spirit, as we enter December. We have begun our unit on clothing. I have attached some pictures and videos of student work. As well, there are some audio files of students reading books in French about clothing.
There will be no school tomorrow, Friday as there is parent-teacher interviews. These are tonight from 6:00-8:30 and Friday morning 8:30-11:30. I hope to see you then!
As we work on our clothing unit, I choose 1 student every day to dress another student up, as if they were a mannequin. They then need to describe what they put on the mannequing. The students love this! I have included some pictures of what we have done so far. I will continue to add pictures.
We are continuing to have show and tell every Friday. Each week, 5 students present something special to them in French. It is very easy to see who practiced and who did not. This is a big part of the oral component of their program, being able to speak freely about something authentic.