After a busy first week back we are starting to get back into the classroom routine. We've had a few changes and new plans in the class but everyone seems to be enjoying the new routine.
I hope everyone has enjoyed their vacation and break from school. This week we were back in full swing with new stations, units, and assignments. This half of the year we will try and use Hapara for most assignments to reduce the paper usage. This also allows the students to finish assignments at home without worrying about losing pieces of paper on the way.
We're onto the last week of classes before Christmas break! Everyone is super excited for next week but we still have lots planned for this week!
Monday: Musical theatre performance.
Tuesday: Library Day
Wednesday: Book report presentations
Thursday: Secret Santa/Passion Projects
Friday: To Do List due/ PJ Day. Many students have also asked if they can bring in snacks on the last day of class. I have told them that as long as their parents are fine with it, they're nut free, and there's enough for the whole class (21 students) then they are more than welcome to bring treats in to share.
We have two busy weeks ahead of us in Corkery this week. Although we're all getting excited for Christmas there is still work that needs to be done!
Wednesday- Grade 2 buddies. Students should all have their games finished by now to show the grade 2's. If not they must be done by then.
Thursday- Mass first block. Christmas in Corkery from 4:45-6:30. Students should be practicing Joy to the World at home and have it memorized by Thursday. We will be practicing every day in class as well. Parents should note that admission is one non-perishable food item donation for the food bank per person. Our class will be going on at 6:15 and all students must meet in our classroom at 6:05.
Friday- Ski forms are due. Passion Project presentations are continuing.
Monday (December 17)- Musical theatre performance. The students will be presenting block two. All families are welcome. The performance will be held block 2 (10:30). Students should be practicing their song and dance at home.
Wednesday (December 19)- Due to scheduling our book report presentations have been pushed one more day until the 19th. Students have access to myths and legends in their drive. The rubric and outline can both be found there as well.
Thursday (December 20)- Secret Santa gift exchange. Your child now has the name of their Secret Santa if they chose to participate. They will be asked to bring in a wrapped present with their selections name on it and put it on my desk in the morning. The gifts will then be handed out at the end of block 2.
Friday (December 21)- Last day to present Passion Projects. All unfinished work given out this week is due by this date too.
All grade 5 and 6 students have been shared the music and lyrics to both the musical theatre song and the Christmas in Corkery song. They are encouraged to practice both this weekends. Musical theatre practice will be on Monday with Robin and it is our last session with her. Students in grade 5 should have most of the lyrics memorized as well as their tableau position set. Students in grade 6 should also have most of the lyrics memorized as well as the dance moves practiced. There is a video for the grade 6 students in their drive of their dance moves as well. Have a wonderful weekend!
- Socks and suds donations until Thursday
- Practice musical theatre song/dance
- December book report due Dec. 18
Most students presented their November mystery book reports today and all did an amazing job! Starting this month the book report guidelines and rubric will now be online. This afternoon I opened them up to the students on their Hapara account. This allows them to access them anywhere, reduces the paper used in class, and eliminates the chance that the paper gets lost throughout the month. The students should all be familiar with Hapara by now as we have used in for other assignments in class. This month the book report is on myths and legends. The students are required to choose either one and summarize/re-tell the story right before Christmas. As December is a busy month I have tried to simplify the book report as much as possible and used a similar rubric as the first report. On the students account I have also included a website that gives examples of myths and legends as well as a website that has various lengths of myths they are able to choose from. If there are any questions feel free to let me know.
Today was a catch-up day for us in math. Be sure to check with your child if they have any homework left over. Any work that was not finished in class is now homework. Their book report presentation is also due on Monday. Be sure to ensure everything is complete and review the rubric before Monday morning.
1. Socks and Suds starts today. Warm winter clothing accessories or toiletries can be donated i the classroom until November 23.
2. Wednesday is We Day for the grade 6 students. They must be dropped off by 8 am. The grade 5 students were told today which classes they will be in for the day. They will be getting their work for the day tomorrow.
3. Thursday is the Book Fair. Our class will be attending at 11:15. Students are encourage to share the catalogue with parents that went home on Friday.
4. Friday is a PD Day.
5. Book reports are due next Monday (November 19th).