Grade 5 parents, we have had another wonderful week back at school together. In math, we learned how to multiply two mixed numbers as well as the concept of probability. Students finished their non-fiction books in language class and took part in a book walk to see each other’s hard work. This week we will learn about converting measurements in math and will start a new unit on biographies in language.


I have observed that students are much more likely to come prepared for the day whenever they are actively using and checking their agendas. Because of this, starting this week I am going to have each student write out their homework in the morning. Students will take home their agenda every evening and have it signed by a guardian. Please check with your child this evening if they have their agenda at home. Please send their agenda to school with them tomorrow if this is the case.

Test Folders

Students were given their test folders on Thursday. Please review each assessment,  sign your name on the cover page, and send it back to school with them tomorrow.


Due Monday (February 14th): Social Studies – Part 1 of Heritage Fair Project


Monday – Math Quiz

Wednesday – Math Test

Friday – Spelling Quiz (List 13)

Valentine’s Day

We will not be having a class party tomorrow, although students are welcome to bring in Valentine’s Day cards or a treat to share with the class.

Love of Reading Week

This week we will be taking part in the following activities planned by Mrs. Biech for Love of Reading Week. Take note of the fun festivities happening each day.

Make a Bookmark Monday – create a cool bookmark so you don’t lose your spot

Terrific Title Tuesday – bring your favourite book to share

Who Am I? Wednesday – dress up as a book character

Tell a Tale Thursday – special guests have some great stories to share

Fuzzy Friends Friday – bring a friend to read with today.

Important Dates:

Monday, February 21st – Islander Day (No School)


Mrs. MacDougall