DAY 110 – Tues., Feb. 24th 2015 – SPCA Fundraiser, Dance/Drama, Multiplication, Writing/Speeches

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S.P.C.A. Fundraiser

We showed our school spirit today with lots of animal ears, nose and whiskers ūüôā More importantly, our class was so excited to collect donations and new treats and toys for the animals in care at our local Humane Society, the Hamilton ‚Äď Burlington S.P.C.A.. Wow! Rousseau really pays it forward again! More information on the school’s generosity will be coming up on a post of Rousseau Ramblings!

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Here are Dea and Elizabeth, our student leaders for the S.P.C.A. fundraiser, posing with all of the item donations Rousseau families have donated! Wow!! We look forward to finding out how much money was donated by students. The school’s generosity is fantastic!

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DRAMA/DANCE (with Mrs. Crocker)

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MATH

** Multuplication Test on Thursday **

Our focus is on using several strategies to solve problems involving multiplication (2 digit x 2 digit for grade 5; up to 4 digit x 2 digit for grade 6). Grade 6 worked in responding to feedback from yesterday’s multiplication word problems.

 

 

Grade 5 students began to see the relationship between our previous strategies (which use place value/expanded form) and the Standard Algorithm

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LITERACY – Writing Speeches

We are working towards having our rough drafts finished next Monday. Students are working at various stages, writing down their back ground knowledge & new knowledge gleaned from documentaries & interviews (Grade 5) and all of the above plus reading research for Grade 6.
BUDDY TIME

For our Spirit Day in support of the S.P.C.A., we made various animal masks with our Grade 1 & 2 buddies in Mrs. Knight and Mr. Lees classes.

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Break Time

We love to dance during indoor play times!

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May 27, 2014 – dance, Literacy, Art, Measurement (volume)

DPA
We started our day again with some running in preparation for Friday’s Rousseau Track & Field event, and then a fun & active game of Capture the Flag

DANCE/LITERACY/MEDIA
I have never seen a group of pre-teens so riveted by a documentary before! We are nearly finished learning the true stories of these youth sacrificing so much to earn a ballet scholarship. Lots of connections being made with our lives as active, goal-oriented people!20140527-103449.jpg

 

Elise brought her sister’s “on point” ballet shoes. We made a connection between rosin being put on the tip of the ballet shoes for grip on the floor and putting rosin on a violin bow for grip on the strings.

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SELF-ASSESSMENT (Learning Skills)
Students continued taking their turns to complete the online Google Form to reflect on their learning skills this term.

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ART
We continue to work on our class art project for the Art Auction at Fun Fair, next Thursday, June 5th ¬†4-8pm. ¬†Have you preorder your tickets for your family? Pre-order forms were sent home yesterday, along with a request for Fun Fair volunteers ūüôā ¬† The art auction offering from 5F will be SPECTACULAR!!

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MATH     (Measurement)
Some students worked on counting money & making change; some students worked on showing multiple ways to determine the Volume of rectangular prisms and irregular 3D shapes.

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Colour coding to help our organization — NICE!!!!

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Here is a second way to divide the shape into individual prisms — another “additional strategy”. WAY TO GO!!!!

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May 27, 2014 – dance, Literacy, Art, Measurement (volume)

DPA
We started our day again with some running in preparation for Friday’s Rousseau Track & Field event, and then a fun & active game of Capture the Flag

DANCE/LITERACY/MEDIA
I have never seen a group of pre-teens so riveted by a documentary before! We are nearly finished learning the true stories of these youth sacrificing so much to earn a ballet scholarship. Lots of connections being made with our lives as active, goal-oriented people!20140527-103449.jpg

 

Elise brought her sister’s “on point” ballet shoes. We made a connection between rosin being put on the tip of the ballet shoes for grip on the floor and putting rosin on a violin bow for grip on the strings.

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SELF-ASSESSMENT (Learning Skills)
Students continued taking their turns to complete the online Google Form to reflect on their learning skills this term.

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ART
We continue to work on our class art project for the Art Auction at Fun Fair, next Thursday, June 5th ¬†4-8pm. ¬†Have you preorder your tickets for your family? Pre-order forms were sent home yesterday, along with a request for Fun Fair volunteers ūüôā ¬† The art auction offering from 5F will be SPECTACULAR!!

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MATH     (Measurement)
Some students worked on counting money & making change; some students worked on showing multiple ways to determine the Volume of rectangular prisms and irregular 3D shapes.

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Colour coding to help our organization — NICE!!!!

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Here is a second way to divide the shape into individual prisms — another “additional strategy”. WAY TO GO!!!!

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May 26, 2014 – Dance, Science/Structures, Visual Art

DANCE

“First Position” – Ballet Documentary
by Matt R.

“I like this documentary because it’s so motivating and sends a message telling us that anyone can dance: both genders, people with any color of skin, and any age (depends). This really “got me” because it was very inspiring. It sent a message to everyone that if they try, they can accomplish anything!”

Later in the day we watched a bit more of documentary. We also continued dance with Mrs. Crocker for our day 5 regular period — continuing Tinicling!

SCIENCE/ART
In Art with Mr. Obermeyer, we began our drawing for our Bridge Culminating Task. We will have about 100 Popsicle sticks and white glue….and a bunch of cardboard V-shapes for stability of the joints. We will create our bridge “blueprint” in class individually and speak or write to Ms Fawcett about the different aspects of stability & strength for our culminating task mark for Science (Structures).

We will build the bridge at home and for fun, we will test the stability & strength of our bridges by testing them (and breaking them) on Mr. O’s “bridge buster”.

Here is a sample LEVEL 2 bridge design (Science mark). The design is not strong because it layers the flat Popsicle sticks of the deck onto flat Popsicle sticks on the substructure:

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[Note: The Art mark is level 3-, showing two views — although three views are required for a solid level 3, 3+, 4: top view, deck view, side view.]

We are architects! Check out our blueprints (on white paper ūüôā )

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FUN FAIR
Be prepared to be wowed at the Rousseau Fun Fair Art Auction this year – we have a great & colorful plan!

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May 23, 2014 – Ancaster “Dare to Tri”, Dance, Science/Structures, Media, Learning Skills Self-Assessment

Ancaster High School “Dare to Tri”¬† About 8 students from our class participated in the Triathalon or Duathalon today, organized by Rousseau parent and Ancaster High teacher Mr. Schurer! Well done! We are so proud of you ~~ congratulations for cycling, running and/or swimming today. You helped to represent Rousseau well. ¬† DANCE We began learning the German Schuhplatter! Thanks to Kai for showing us what he learned — it is SO MUCH harder than it looks! Students continue to add to our class “database” of dances with video links. Fun! At various times during the day today, some students continued with their research. Students continue to confirm their inference that understanding dance is a lot like understanding people — which brings us all together! At various times of the day, some¬†students worked on research for their contribution to our dance “database”. 20140523-124851.jpg ¬† LITERACY/MEDIA At the end of the day, we began to watch an interesting documentary about the world of ballet — shattering lots of interesting stereotypes about dance. The documentary follows a handful of dancing youth and gives us an understanding of their culture, experiences and strong character. One student from Columbia has moved to the U.S. without his family to study ballet and make a better life for himself and his family. Another student was adopted by an American family from war-torn Sierra Leone and hopes to break reach her goals and challenge¬†stereotypes about ballet and race. We watched as¬†another young boy excels in ballet and his military family juggles the logistics of military life to move to a country where their son can study with the best teachers. These athletes have amazing balance and are very skilled at many other endeavours as a result, like skateboarding! 20140523-154627.jpg ¬† ¬† SCIENCE Completing our Structures vocabulary quiz on paper & online 20140523-104627.jpg 20140523-104635.jpg 20140523-104650.jpg

 

LEARNING SKILLS – Self-Assessment

Thanks to @Dlittle7s @AncasterSrPS we were able to copy a Google Docs form he uses with his grade 7 classes for self-assessment. Some students began to work to complete a Learning Skills self-assessment. Everyone will have a turn.

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LITERACY – Advertisement Contest for¬†Rousseau & Queens Rangers¬†-“Touch a Truck” Fundraiser!

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FUN FAIR SEE YOU THIS THURSDAY FROM 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.. ¬†Our class ¬†will be working this week on our contribution to the “Art Auction” — you’re going to love it! ¬†Junior Choir will be performing at the event ~~ stay tuned for a reprise of some music from our Little Mermaid Musical and some other music! 20140523-161638.jpg