Math, Language Arts Overview

15 Mar

Math Grade 5 – Students are to complete a sheet entitled “Number Patterns and Pattern Rules”.

Math Grade 6 – Students are to finish exercises 1-4 on pages 52/53. If they wish they can work ahead and complete 5 and 6 as well.

Language Arts – With regards to reading comprehension we have just finish a book entitled “Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa that Brought them Together”. It’s a story about a Canadian boy named Ryan Hreljac and his quest to provide clean drinking water for a village in Uganda. When he visits this African country, he meets his pen pal Akana Jimmy and they become the best of friends. When Jimmy’s life was in danger, Ryan’s family was able to bring  Jimmy to Canada where he became part of Ryan’s family. Many interesting discussions took place in class on how we take something so simple like clean water for granted and the struggles that many children face in less fortunate countries. Also, students have their marks from reading comprehension activities from the novel “Bridge to Terabithia” as they were emailed to their Gmail account. They also did a self-evaluation on their main idea comic strip from the novel that they developed in Pixton. I’ll have my marks for students on there by the end of the week. I invite you to have the students log into both Pixton and their Google account so you can view their results. Guided reading groups will start up again after the March Break and this will give me the opportunity to support students’ understanding on a variety of topics in small groups.

In writing, students are finishing their eighth journal post this week. After the March Break, we will be taking a closer look at persuasive writing, and  they will be developing their first piece of writing for the third term that I will formally mark.

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