March 27-31 Welcome back!

spring borderIt’s Spring!

We’ll be learning tons of new things this final term: Ratios, Geometry with triangles, Chemistry, Novel studies and the Student Vote. Track and Field is just around the corner, too. And wait ’til you see how our spuds, our bulbs and our salmon have grown! See you all tomorrow.

  • Monday – Bring all your materials for learning back to school. Remember your Heritage Fair work. Bring your water bottle and inside shoes, too!
  • Tuesday – Band
  • Wednesday – Library, Mme Markin, Bring back Everest books
  • Thursday – Gym
  • Friday – Band

Upcoming Dates:

  • French Speech Finals for Ève and Ellaena: Noel Booth Elem. April 4, 1:00-3:00
  • Heritage Fair in the Gym: Wednesday, April 12 (Judging) and Thursday, April 13
  • Easter weekend: Friday, April 14 – Monday, April 17
  • Salmon Release Field Trip: Tuesday, April 18


Last week before Spring Break

CPF_Concours_Logo2_CMonday – French speeches, Permission forms due for Extreme Air Park – We need drivers!

Tuesday – French speeches, Spring Band concert at 1:30 and 7:00 (Arrive at 6:40).

Wednesday – Mme Markin, library, early dismissal at 1:45 for Student-led Conferences – sign up here

Thursday – Extreme Air Park 9:15-12:00, early dismissal at 1:45 for Parent-Teacher Conferences – sign up here

Friday – Band, Spuds in Tubs plantingSpuds in tubs, Space Books due at end of day.

February 27 to March 3

Hello everyone, this week it is time to sign up for Parent-Teacher or Student-led Conferences. Report Cards go home on Friday, March 3.

Monday – Happy Monday :)

Tuesday – Band

Wednesday – Mme Markin teaches, library, return Everest

Thursday – Gym

Friday – Report Cards go home, Speed Control Assembly, Band

Week of February 20-24

Kindness-LogoMonday, Feb. 20
  • French Speech Contest – Rough Draft due for revision today. The Contest is Mar. 6-7 in class, with 2 finalists competing at the JKE level and perhaps, beyond!
  • Early Dismissal at 11:30 for Report Card Prep
Tuesday, Feb. 21
  • Band – students please see Ms Roberts or Mr. Rogers today for a final chance to be evaluated this term.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Pink Shirt Day!
  • Pink Shirt Promise campaign led by our students.
  • Bring any missing work for Mme Markin.
  • Many library books are overdue – remember to return or renew your books before Spring Break.
Thursday, Feb. 23 – Gym
Friday, Feb. 24 – Pro-D Day – No school for students.

Snow Day! Feb. 6-10

snowdayMonday – Happy Snow Day! If you’re looking for something to do 😉 home work could include Try It Out for math test and research Heritage Fair topics (see Heritage Fair Links)

Tuesday – Band, Ch. 1 Math Review for test on Thursday

Wednesday – Mme Markin, Library – Hand in any late work in English, Careers and Art

Thursday – Math test, Gym, Uke Concert

Friday – Band, enrichment

Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 3

IMG_1264Jan. 30 Monday – Heritage Fair work period, Robots! Scholastic order due.

Jan. 31 Tuesday РBand, Heritage Fair work period, Math Le̤on 5 due

Feb. 1 Wednesday – Mme Markin, Read Everest chapters, Collaboration Day Dismissal at 1:30

Feb. 2 Thursday РGym, Outdoor Science activities, Sweater Day! Maths Le̤on 6 due.

Feb. 3 Friday РBand, Dict̩e des plan̬tes, Maths Exerce-toi due.

* As discussed in class, here is a copy of the grading rubric for note-taking and research for the Heritage Fair, due Feb. 17. Student notes can be hand-written, on the handouts provided or on any paper, or printed/emailed from a computer.


Extra math practice with variables and expressions – don’t do the practice with 2 variables!

Week of January 23-27

All students need a USB Memory stick for projects! At home this week, prepare your Home Reading in French sheets (Mme St. Pierre will be checking on Monday, Feb. 6) and continue to research your Heritage Fair topic, bringing your materials to school each day. In math, we are learning Patterns and Expressions with Variables (Ch.1).

Monday РMath Ch.1, Le̤on 1 due, Project Soul Assembly at 1:00

Tuesday РBand, Math Ch.1, Le̤on 2 due

Wednesday – Library, Everest, Story Mind Map

Thursday РGym, Math Ch.1, Le̤on 3 due

Friday РBand, Math Ch.1, Le̤on 4 due

Important Dates

Thursday, Jan. 12 – Ch. 2 La Montaison Reading Group role

Monday, Jan. 16 – Être Verb test, Ch.3 La Montaison role

Wednesday, Jan. 18 – Read Ch. 1-5 Everest

Tuesday, Jan. 17 – last day for Transformations assessment in math

Thursday, Jan. 19 – Ch. 4 La Montaison role, Heritage Fair topic and outline due

Heritage Fair

Div 5 is participating in the Heritage Fair 2017! Dates, details and timeline for the project will be coming soon. For now, students should be exploring a topic of interest and seeking reliable sources of information. They should have both primary (photos, sketches, interviews, journal entries) and secondary sources (from encyclopedias, websites, books, magazines). Time will be given in class, but this is a project that requires time and support at home. The project will be written in French and presented to judges in both languages.

Our theme is “Canada and the World” – any subject of interest to the students is encouraged, as long as they can compare to another country, or show a link between Canada and another country.

Examples of topic areas:

Conflict and War – Canada’s contribution to a war or peacekeeping mission.

Immigration – Family story of immigrating to Canada, comparing life in old country and new. Canada’s role in accepting refugees from conflicts through history (e.g. Europe, Vietnam, Korea, Syria).

Sport – Canada’s athletes and teams that are world-leaders in their sport. History of a Canadian sport (e.g. lacrosse, basketball, hockey).

Symbols of Canada – e.g. flags, animals, landscapes, plants, money. Be sure to make a connection or compare to other countries.

Organizations and Heroes – Canadian people and groups who make a difference around the world (e.g. Terry Fox, Free the Children, David Suzuki)

Art – Musicians, Artists, Writers, Actors who are world-famous.

First Nations РComparing current issues, history or culture of Canadian First Nations, Inuit or M̩tis to other aboriginal groups around the world.

Please ask if you need any help or have questions!


Gizmo – les transformations

Visite le site web Explore Learning et utilise le Gizmo “Rock Art”. Class Code 846AJPLNUD

Create an Account. Use only your initial for last name. Don’t enter an email, it’s not necessary. User name and password should be: div5name (example: div5gio for Gio.

Après avoir exploré cette activité, il y aura une évaluation (choix multiple) que tu pourrais faire quand tu es prêt (jeudi, vendredi, lundi ou mardi).