The Renaissance Revealed!

On Thursday students will discover their Renaissance Man/Woman that they will research!

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Math Support

Math Support

The Math Support program assists students with emerging math abilities at each grade level.  The goals of the program include building number sense, fostering self confidence, filling any gaps in knowledge, increasing accuracy of computations, and supporting learning in the math classroom. Typically, students receive small group instruction twice a week, focussing on individualized areas of need. As students increase in confidence and competence in their math skills, they graduate from the program with fading support.

 

Recommended online resources are:

Grades 4-6:

Kahn Academy www.kahnaccademy.org

Manga High www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Everyday Math http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/

 

 

Online Games:

www.interactivesites.weebly.com (Grades 4-8)

www.math-play.com (Grades 4-8)

www.coolmath.com (Grades 4-8

www.ixl.com (Grades 4-8)

www.mathplayground.com (Grades 4-8)

www.mathopolis.com (Grades 4-8)

 

Apps:

Splash Math (Grades 1-5)

Monkey in the Middle (Grades 6-8)

Sushi Monster (Age 9-11)

Mathmateer (Age 9-11)

Math Ninja (Age 9-11)

 

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Happy New Year!!!

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Wishing everyone a great, prosperous, blissful, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic and extremely Happy New Year 2016!!!!

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Weathering and Erosion!

 

Fifth grade students are studying changes to the Earth’s surface.

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Mangahigh Update

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Great work fifth graders!!! We have officially won FAI-TO vs Merici College (all girls high school in Australia)!!! We are currently number 33 out of all schools. Keep up the good work!

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Count Down to Exhibition!

Now that we have entered the month of November, our count down to the Medieval Fair is on! Students have been working hard at writing their Chronicles, creating art pieces such as the Gothic stained glass rose window, and designing their medieval manors in foreign language.

Coming up soon, students will be:

  • Creating two artifacts/tools that represent his or her position in the community
  • Dressing in clothing that reflects his or her status
  • Designing and constructing a sign that displays his or her craft or trade
  • Illuminating the first letter of the narrative in the tradition of a medieval manuscript

At Exhibition on Monday November 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. students will be:

  • Speaking about his/her role, sign, dress, and position in medieval society
  • Composing and singing medieval music
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5th Grade Medieval Faire

5th Grade Medieval Faire

Essential Question:  Who had the power in Medieval Society? 

Project Description: Students will re-create a medieval faire that reflects their understanding of feudalism and the different social classes that existed in the middle ages. 

Each student will assume the role of a member of medieval society and demonstrate his/her knowledge and understanding of medieval life by:
  • Creating two artifacts/tools that represent his or her position in the community
  • Dressing in clothing that reflects his or her status
  • Designing and constructing a sign that displays his or her craft or trade
  • Writing a personal narrative describing who he or she is 
  • Illuminating the first letter of the narrative in the tradition of a medieval manuscript
  • Creating a radial design for a Gothic stained glass rose window
  • Speaking about his/her role, sign, dress, and position in medieval society
  • Composing and singing medieval music 
Medieval Chronicle: Students will write a three paragraph narrative from the perspective of a medieval character answering the questions, Who am I? What is my trade? What do I do when I am not working?
A Guide to Medieval Times: Students will research and write an article about one aspect of life (historical people, architecture, Crusades, warfare, etc.) in the middle ages.
A Medieval Music Performance:  Students will sing “Sumer is Icumen In” and compose Medieval inspired music.
Foreign Language Medieval Manor: 
Students will design a medieval manor and will label at least five rooms with a family member in each room. The students will write sentences describing both the room and the family member in it using descriptive adjectives and adjective agreement.  Everything will be written in either Spanish or French.
Standards, Strands, Skills
  • reading
  • writing,
  • research
  • speaking
  • history
  • economics
  • mathematics
  • visual design and composition
  • singing, composing and playing instruments
  • creating digital media
  • interpersonal and presentational communication in a foreign language
 
Major Assessments:
  • 3 paragraph narrative 
  •  non-fiction article 
  • illuminated initial letter
  • rose window design 
  • occupation sign 
  • costume and artifacts
  • oral presentation
  • weekly and end of term assessments on the middle ages
  • performances of medieval music
  • virtual workshop
  • medieval manor in French or Spanish
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Who Wants to Win More MEDALS!?!?

Currently students are playing Mangahigh.com during their Math block on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. Below you will see the number of medals that our school has won!

Current Medal Count 9:26:15

Students feel free to go on at home to win more medals and for extra practice!!! Visit: http://www.mangahigh.com to play!

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W.E.B. for September is due Wednesday 9/30/15

Just a reminder that your W.E.B. log for September is due Wednesday 9/30/15 in Humanities class.

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What you can do to help your child with foreign language acquisition

  • Show interest in the language by saying positive comments about the Spanish/French languages and their cultures.
  • Encourage your child to watch movies in Spanish/French. Subtitles are a big help!
  • Encourage your child to listen to Spanish/French music. Basho & Friends YouTube videos are highly recommended if your child is learning Spanish.
  • Speak the language at home, if you know it.
  • Download Spanish/French Mind Snacks apps on smartphones or IPad such as Duolingo and SpanishDict.
  • Encourage your child to go to free foreign language websites to practice grammar and writing, such as:

http://quizlet.com/

https://conjuguemos.com/

http://www.123teachme.com/

http://www.french.about.com/

  • Remind your child the several benefits of being a multilingual person.
  • Remind them that mistakes are part of the learning process, and he/she must be perseverant.
  • Invest in a good Spanish/English or French/English dictionary. For example, Larousse or Robert for French, and Webster or Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary for Spanish.
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