Tuesday, 19 March 2019

For our next big Science project we will be creating stop motion shadow animations.

Since this is a tricky business we started yesterday by becoming familiar with the app "stop motion animator", then today we were building short stop motion videos using clay, playdoh or figurines.  For the first day of trials these turned out great!  Check out these little videos by following the link to our folder Stop motion animation trials.  Stay tuned for the shadow version of these videos over the next couple of weeks :)

Apologies for getting this out later than normal this week.  I wish I could say it was because I was out playing in the sun, but unfortunately it's just a busy week!

For the whole month of March we are continuing with our Light Painting Challenge.  If your child hasn't yet tried their hand at a unique light project, please help them to remember this goal.  To see other projects so far, follow this link.

Tuesday:  No weekly homework assignment due to the short week, but Reading Records are due Thursday.  Please be sure as parents to read your child's answers.  Do they give details?  Do they show understanding of the book?  Then sign them and return them to school.

Wednesday:  Book orders are due

  • Parent- teacher-student interviews from 5:00-8:00.  At this time we will be setting final goals for the year and students will have a few items in their portfolio to share with you.  The students are a necessary part of these meetings, so please make sure that they accompany you.  (Interviews Wednesday are scheduled for: Tobin, Cody, Leah, Makyra, Remi, Lyra, Easton and Aiden).  Please email me if you'd like to confirm your appointment time- or see the schedule posted on the blog)
Thursday:  Smoothie day - students should have a small reusable cup with them to participate please
  • Grade 5 math quiz  (a practice test was sent home Monday to help with at home studying and preparation)
  • Reading Records are due
  • Parent- teacher-student interviews from 4:00-7:00.  (Interviews Thursday are scheduled for Shea, Jordan and Marina)
Friday: No school for students.  
  • Parent- teacher-student interviews from 8:30 - 12:00 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Next Week we have Parent- Teacher- Student conferences.  During these sessions we will be setting goals for the final part of the year and each student will also have a few special assignments or projects bookmarked in their portfolio to change so come prepared to help us celebrate the great learning your child has been doing this year!  You'll notice that Thursday night is pretty bare.  If you are hoping for more time to chat, please let me know and we can move your appointment.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Our Light Painting Challenge is well underway.  
What amazing ones we have so far!  
We have had glow in the dark paint, glow sticks, laser pointers and UV pens all used so far.
Your imagination is the only thing limiting these submissions, and if something you see sparks a new idea, more than 1 product is more than welcome :)