Ms. J. Hallihan
We have a few important dates coming up in Grade 5 that I wanted to explain.
April 18th- We will be going canoeing at M.V.H.S. pool. The Grade 5’s have done this for the past several years. Paul McKinnon has already spent an hour with students explaining some of the fundamentals of canoe safety. On this day, we will be leaving the school at 8:40am, and returning around 12:30pm. Students will need to have an appropriate bathing suit, towel, their morning snack and their lunch that does not require heating. Students will be eating on the side of the pool while others are canoeing. There is no cost for this activity.
April 19th- Scholastic book order due.
April 20th- No school for students
April 26th- As part of the Intensive French program, students learned all about food. I have provided them with a French menu from Burke’s. They will be ordering from me here at the school, and I will phone in the orders. We will be going from 10:30-11:30, so they would only need a very light lunch packed that day. The cost is $5 including drink, meal, taxes and tip. Please have this paid by April 25th. If you would rather your child did not order, they can bring their own snack with them, and still eat with the rest of us.
**Also, starting tomorrow, April 13th, Shelley Donahue will be meeting with Grade 5 students to teach them about drug and alcohol awareness. This program is 5 classes of 1 hour each.
This week we continued to work on our food unit. Students came up with some very interesting recipes for hamburgers, we played food bingo and talked about what we love to eat, and what we don't love to eat. To finish off our unit, I will be taking both Grade 5 classes to Burke's diner to have lunch. They will be ordering from me in French, off of a French menu. The cost for this will be $5. I will let you know next week what date was chosen.
This week we have been continuing to work on our food unit. We have been speaking about our favorite and least favorite foods. We have also been reading books, singing songs and writing about food. Needless to say we have all been a little hungry all week!
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.