Wow! We had a super busy day! There wasn’t much opportunity for pictures but here is a run down of our day:
We read independently.
Grade 6 students worked in their group to create a public service announcement about the impact of electricity and electronic devices on the environment.
Grade 5 students worked towards finishing their bridge blueprints today – depending on how time was used, some blueprints are done and some are not. 🙂 Students who finished their blueprint will bring it home today with the materials required to build the bridge.
- Grade 5 bridges – due Tuesday, June 23
- Materials: 100 Popsicle sticks, white glue (provided by teacher), student created blueprint
Students may not use any other glue besides the white glue provided. If they require more glue, students can bring their bottle to school the next day for a refill. No wood glue or hot glue, please. Bridges will be tested (with weights) to the point of destruction next Tuesday.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION ASSEMBLY
Thank you to all parent volunteers who have made our school trips possible and who have help to facilitate student learning in our classroom this year! The gym was a sight to behold today with decorated tables at the back and students at the front presenting various songs and poems for our wonderful Rousseau volunteers. Our class was joined by Miss Rankin’s class to sing “You Can Dance, You Can Sing”, and the Junior Choir sang our very jazzy version of “Blueskies” by Irving Berlin.
GRADE 6 GRADUATION REHEARSAL
For various reasons, we held our grade 6 graduation rehearsal and the gymnasium today instead of Thursday. All students were in attendance, so it worked out really well! Students learned how they will proceed into the gymnasium at Monday’s ceremony (Junior Choir will sing them in!), where they will sit, how they will stand to line up for the certificates, how they will cross the stage and shake their teacher and Mrs. Bosher’s hands, who the special guests and presenters will be, etc.. We are very much looking forward to celebrating our grade 6 students!
HEALTH – Upcoming Growth & Development Lessons
Thank you to parents who have sent in their child’s permission slip for the upcoming Growth and Development lessons. Please send in the permission slips as soon as possible – thank you! 🙂 Students will be taught using the current health curriculum from 2010 (not the new revised curriculum):
Grade 5 Expectations:
- Describe physical, emotional, and interpersonal changes associated with puberty
- Describe the secondary physical changes at puberty (e.g., growth of body hair, changes in body shape
- Describe the processes of menstruation and spermatogenesis
- Describe the increasing importance of personal hygiene following puberty.
Grade 6 Expectations:
- Identify the major parts of the reproductive system and their functions and relate them to puberty.
- Relate the changes at puberty to the reproductive organs and their functions