Students have begun working on their narrative writing unit. Throughout this unit students will be exploring all the different characteristics of narrative writing, and learning how to integrate these characteristics into their personal writing. Our areas of focus will be on the elements of narrative (characters, setting, plot, problem, climax, solution), as well as how to properly use paragraphs and dialogue/quotation marks in a narrative story.
How to Help at Home
Have your child write a short narrative story at home. Read over their story with them and help them add extra descriptions of their characters and setting. Ensure they have a problem, climax, and solution in their story. Help them add quotation marks where needed.
Ask your child to bring their narrative story home so that they can share with you what they have written so far. Discuss their story with them and help them find some areas where their story would benefit from adding extra details or more descriptive language.
Grade 5 students will be writing their First Nations Peoples and European Explorers Test on Thursday, January 18. All grade 5 students went home with a review sheet in their agenda today. Students should bring home their duotang and use their review sheet to help them study.
Students have been working on a patterning unit in math for a couple of weeks. Throughout this unit we have been working on and will continue to work on:
•Creating growing and shrinking number patterns. Creating geometric patterns.
•Creating patterns when given the pattern rule.
•Creating a pattern rule when given the pattern.
•Making a table of values if given a pattern rule.
If you would like to help your child practise at home, the following are some websites you can visit.
Many students are still struggling with their multiplication facts. This is something that students can be doing some extra practise on at home, by either using flash cards, worksheets, or playing multiplication games online.