December 7th - 11th
Unit of inquiry
We also investigated how the length and position of shadows change throughout the day and why these changes happen. Students are encouraged to explore the websites listed on the Grade 5 wikispace under Library Resources to further their understanding.
There are many activities that can be done outside school to reinforce your child's understanding: ask them to read the time on an analogue, not digital, clock or watch; doing cooking activities that require keeping track of the time; reading bus or train schedules while on holiday; looking at the arrival and departure boards at the airport and changing the times from 24 to 12 hour time; calculating how long journeys by car or plane take; talk about the time difference between countries you travel to during the holiday and why time zones exist.
After the holiday we will begin a unit on fractions and decimals. We encourage students to spend some time tuning in to this unit by reviewing what they learned in Grade 4.
Preparing for the summative assessment task
Students should not do the description at home, just start researching.
Book fair: there will be a book fair at school on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday next week. The fair will be held in the Atrium. All students will have an opportunity to see what is available and buy books if they wish (money can be brought to school for this).