Welcome to Grade 5! I hope that everyone had a fun, safe summer. Things are going to be a little different for students in Grade 5 students. For the first half of the year, until the end of January, one class of Grade 5 students will be with me following the Intensive French Program, while the other class will be with Mrs. Manderville following a compacted version of the regular Grade 5 program. At the beginning of February we will switch classes. I am very excited to have the chance to teach all of the Grade 5 students. See you on the first day of school!
Today I sent home a note with students regarding our end of year field trip to Camp Sheldrake. If you have any questions about this please call me at the school at 843-2431.
This week we have begun our unit on sports/pass-times.
For our end of year field trip, the 2 Grade 5 classes will be going to Camp Sheldrake on Monday, June 11th. On that day, students will spend the day rock climbing, canoeing, doing arts and crafts, archery and games. Students will need to bring their lunch and drinks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a towel and change of clothes and both sneakers and sandals. (They cannot do the rock climbing without sneakers, and will need sandals for the canoeing) The cost is $15 per student. Please have this paid by Thursday, June 7th. If there is any problem with the cost, please send a note with your child and we will work something out. We want every child to have this wonderful experience.
** If any parent is willing to volunteer for the day to help the Camp Sheldrake counselors supervise the groups, please let us know. (Students will be divided into 4 groups)
We are at the end of another short week. Tomorrow, May 3rd there are meetings for teachers in Miramichi. On Friday, May 4th we will be travelling to Moncton for Subject Council.
This week, we continued to work on our clothing unit. Please check out the updated pictures in our "mannequin" image gallery. Also, one of our students has been chosen to be "Fire Chief for the Day"! Abby Pond was chosen for this honour, and as a treat, our entire class was treated to a pizza party today!
Have a safe, fun long weekend!
We had a fantastic trip to Burke's Diner this morning. Earlier in the week students ordered from me in class where we had a mock restaurant set up, complete with waitress wearing an apron! Students spoke in French while at the restaurant, and really enjoyed each other's company and of course the food! The girls at Burke's were so good to the students, and delivered hot meals in a very short amount of time, for an excellent price. We will definitely be going back with other classes!