Ms. Thompson

June Newsletter

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Sesame - a new way to Assess

Over the past month, I've been trying out a new online assessment tool called Sesame HQ. The great part of Sesame is that teachers, students and parents can access their child's class work and teacher assessment anywhere and at any time. I have posted a few assessments completed in class and the students have also posted samples of their daily class work.


Here's how it works:

Each student is given a QR code (those are the funny squares below). To access your child's work you need to follow the following steps:


1. Load the app Sesame Snap

2. Open snap

3. Click scan code

4. Scan your child's QR code

5. View your child's school work and assessments


Enjoy exploring. It's just too bad I didn't discover this sooner.

Sesame Stories: Make learning visible for special education
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Camilla Road P.S. School Visit

Wednesday, June 3rd, 9:30am

201 Cherry Post Dr

Mississauga, ON

Heart Speak Presentation

Friday, June 5th, 9:30am

515 Tedwyn Dr

Mississauga, ON

Cost $2.50

Camilla Road P.S. Parent Night

Thursday, June 11th, 6:30pm

201 Cherry Post Dr

Mississauga, ON

Tour the school, meet some staff and the principal.

Grade 5 Farewell

Tuesday, June 23rd, 10:45am

515 Tedwyn Dr

Mississauga, ON

Join us to celebrate your child and all their accomplishments

Bowling

Wednesday, June 24th, 9:30pm

3055 Dundas Street West

Mississauga, ON

Cost $8.00
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A growing chorus of scientists and researchers agree: time spent in nature makes us happier, healthier and less stressed. It increases creativity and lowers risk of heart attacks. It even makes us nicer, more empathetic humans, with more meaningful relationships and increased community involvement.​


Evidence shows that being regularly immersed in a natural setting, like a park, wetland or woodlot, reduces blood pressure, anxiety and stress levels and boosts immunity. Simply having a view of nature leads to faster patient recovery times in hospitals and higher job satisfaction and increased concentration in office workers. Outdoor exercise increases energy levels and reduces anger, depression and obesity.


For children, studies show that time outdoors, especially unstructured time in more natural settings, can increase curiosity, creativity and problem solving ability. It also improves their physical fitness and coordination and reduces symptoms associated with attention deficit disorder. It can even reduce the likelihood of needing glasses for near-sightedness.


Studies also demonstrate that nature can have profound effects on entire neighbourhoods or communities by improving job and life satisfaction of residents and aiding community cohesion and identity. It can even reduce violence and bridge the gap in health between high and low-income communities.


Given this amazing array of benefits and our increasing urbanization and isolation from nature, it is essential that we reframe of our traditional view of nature as a place for leisure and sport towards one that emphasizes a full range of physical, mental, and social health benefits.

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Music Monday

A special thank you to Ms. Fullerton for the amazing Music Monday trip to Celebration Square. It was great to visit City Hall and have a tour of the great room and then to join other Mississauga Schools to sing "We are One".
Music Monday Anthem "We Are One" - Connor Ross
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Beauty and the Beast (in French)

Congratulations to our upcoming actor "David" for staring in the Dufflebag Theatre presentation of Beauty and the Beast. He provided the audience with laughter and a sense of comedic timing as his surprise role as the royal prince.
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Probability

Students will be using a variety of card and dice games as well as spinner games to explore the likelihood of an event occurring. Students are encouraged to use math words such as greater than, less than, likely, unlikely, chances and probability. Ask your child to teach you some of the games they learned at school.
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How can we change the world?

We have recently finished reading "I am Malala" and have been inspired by her story and her inspiration to change the world. Instead of completing activities related to what we read, our class decided to work on our own "change the world" projects. Students are in the process of developing their own unique projects that will help them make a difference in the world. Stay tuned for updates.
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Life Systems

Our study of the human body this month leads us into an in depth study of the digestive, respiratory, skeletal and reproductive systems. During this unit we will examine organs in our body and the functions of each. Students will have a chance to research independently, build models and collaborate with their peers to develop answers to their many inquiry questions.
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May 2015