Tomorrow is our Music Champions assembly! Please join us from 9:10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. to see Music Videos created by students in classes 4/5O, 5/6F and 6R. Also, our community artist, musician Jason Shawana (who taught us about Ojibway culture and drumming) will bring a group to perform music that represents their Ojibway culture. Jason will lead the whole school in some PowWow-style singing warm ups and Nikki Shawana will sing and dance! Community film-maker Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay (who taught us storyboarding and visual storytelling) will show one of her short films. We are very excited! Our invitation on the school blog, Rousseau Ramblings was posted earlier in the week. Today, with 4/5O and 6R, we made and signed 3 huge “thank you” cards for Jason Shawana, Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay and Sara Dickinson (Learning Through the Arts coordinator for the Royal Conservatory of Music)
We began the day with Independent Reading practice, and then moved into Social Studies & Science.
Gr. 5 SOCIAL STUDIES – students worked with their partners to put finishing touches on their Google Slides presentations about pre-contact Aboriginal People (First Nations, Inuit….we will learn about Metis people later).
Gr. 6 SCIENCE – students worked on the Scientific Method for two separate experiments related to Properties of Air. Two Questions/provocations were posed by Ms Fawcett. Students recorded their background knowledge related to the topics, we did a bit of research as a whole group, and then students made their Hypotheses.
We conducted the first experiment in partners (What happens when moving air/air under pressure is “capped off”?)
Students needed guidance especially with the concept of OBSERVATIONS – what we actually see happening. It is difficult to jump to the conclusions, especially when we are sooooo good at making inferences!!!!
After practising how to articulate actual Observations, we worked on making Conclusions (inferences about WHY the observable facts happened they way the did).
Grade 5 students worked in groups with Base Ten materials and place value charts on converting decimal numbers into fractions (tenths and hundredths)
Grade 5 students and their buddies from 1/2K enjoyed books together — in our classroom for a change! Last time, the grade 1/2 students hid on us….so today, Grade 5 students excitedly hid all over the classroom when they heard their buddies were coming to our room!!
In Grade 6, we continued working on Equivalent Ratios. Students are reminded to write the ratios in one of the two correct formats.
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