Grade 5's blog

A Busy Week Ahead! April 24th to April 28th

Hello Grade 5 Parents. It was wonderful to see all of you at the Student-Led Conferences last Friday. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the learning that has occurred in Grade 5. Please note the following:Track and Field has officially started!!  Please refer to the track schedule that was sent home last week (or attachment on the PE/Music blog). 

Weekend Homework: 

  • Home Reading Project (DUE May 5th) Students will have four classes to work on this assignment 
  • Vancouver Aquarium Projects (Due May 1st) Students who complete their assignment ahead of time can present to the class sooner
  • Criteria are posted below

Monday, April 24th

  • Informational writing essay draft completed and edited DUE
  • Novel Study Character paragraph and drawing DUE 
  • Please return parent conference form
  • Library books DUE today
  • Home reading project class #1
  • Hot lunch for those who ordered 
  • French
  • P.E. 

Tuesday, April 25th

  • Science Textbook read Chapter 2 Section 1 Scaffolding questions DUE
  • 4 Square and Draft of Informational writing assignment #2 
  • P.E.

Wednesday, April 26th

  • Novel Study Chapter 4-6 Connections Assignment DUE
  • Home reading project class #2
  • Dismissal 2pm

Thursday, April 27th

  • Team Spirit Day - wear your favourite team jersey
  • Math Homework Pages. 178-179 # 1-10 DUE
  • Novel Study start reading chapter 7-8
  • Constable Kandola (D.A.R.E.)

Friday, April 28th

  • St. Paul and St. Joseph the Worker Meet at Minoru 8:45am - 1:30pm (Student attendance is mandatory)
  • Please read Mr. Kelly’s instructions regarding this day on the PE/Music blog

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at nerhardt@stpaulschool.ca.

God bless, 

Mrs. Erhardt 

 

April 18th-21st

 Hello Grade 5 Families, 

I hope all of you had a lovely Easter weekend!  Please not the following:

 Weekend Homework: 

Read 30 Minutes (students should read aloud to a family member for at least 15 minutes)

Science project presentation

Monday, April 17th

  • Easter Monday-No School 

Tuesday, April 18th

  • Track and Field Form DUE
  • Novel Study Chap 4-6 reading this week
  • Holy Week Story (due Thursday)

Wednesday, April 19th

  • 2 PM dismissal 

Thursday, April 20th

  • Science Presentation DUE
  • Music
  • DARE with Cst. Kandola

Friday, April 21st

  • Student-Led Conference Day
    • wear complete uniform
    • come to the classroom during appointment time for 30 minutes

Have a great week! 

Mrs. Erhardt

 

Holy Week April 10th-April 14th

 Hello Grade 5 Families, Please note the following:

Weekend Homework: 

  • French homework: colouring and a set of 12 pictures
  • Read 30 Minutes (students should read aloud to a family member for at least 15 minutes)
  • Students also need to be reading a book that interests them and will be encouraged to create a project based on the book (Project due May 5th) Criteria will be provided in class this week
  • Students should be working on their Vancouver Aquarium Projects (Due May 1st)

Monday, April 10th

  • French Homework DUE
  • Novel Study (Read Chapter 1-3) DUE April 18th
  • Hot lunch for those how ordered 
  • Please ensure your child brings an old shirt for our science lesson this week
  • No PE instead we will complete our S.T.E.M challenge

Tuesday, April 11th

  • Panorama and Class photo day
  • No PE today

Wednesday, April 12th

  • Math homework DUE
  • Science home experiment draft DUE
  • Dismissal 2pm

Thursday, April 13th

  • French
  • Holy Thursday 
  • 4-square informational writing DUE
  • Shadow Stations of the Cross Stations
  • Constable Kandola (D.A.R.E.)

Friday, April 14th

  • Good Friday: No School

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at nerhardt@stpaulschool.ca.

God bless, 

Mrs. Erhardt  

April 3rd-7th

 Hello Grade 5 Families, 

It was wonderful to see how much the students have grown over the past two weeks!! This week we had the great opportunity of having Constable Kandola come into our classroom and discuss responsibility. Please not the following:

 

 Weekend Homework: 

Read 30 Minutes (students should read aloud to a family member for at least 15 minutes)

Science project work

Students are encouraged to attend Lent mass on a daily basis

 

Monday, April 3rd

  • Vancouver Aquarium Field Trip 
  • Please arrive at 8:45 AM we will leave 9AM sharp and leave the aquarium by 2PM 
  • Students need to wear their uniforms (they can wear runners) 
  • Please pack a lunch as we will be at the aquarium for the whole day 
  • No splash zone seating!
  • For students who may have ordered hot lunch, orders can be picked up when we return to the school
  • Students can start Aquarium Project DUE May 1st criteria available below

Tuesday, April 4th

  • Return report card cover 
  • Please bring library books 
  • Students who need to return Pit Pony Novel: Luciano, Jean Migel, Lorenzo, Ethan, Lexie, Kyanna
  • Science reading Chapter 10: Sections 10.1 to 10.7  (Not the experiment! We will do the mining exercise in class)
  • CYU pages 207, 211, 215, 218, 223, 226
  • PE 

Wednesday, April 5th

  • French Mon Poeme (good copy must be fine lined) DUE
  • Students will have French at 8:50 am tomorrow morning 
  • Religion Chapter 7 Review DUE (page 120-121)
  • Home reading program begins (Students choose a chapter book of their choice and read throughout the month) 
  • New Novel Study Launch
  • Math Textbook work (students who do not complete the work will take it home)

Thursday, April 6th  

  • French
  • Music
  • DARE with Cst. Kandola

Friday, April 7th 

  • Science Textbook reading 10.1-10.7 and CYU questions DUE
  • S.T.E.M. Challenge groups build raft (Please bring materials from home) 
  • PE 

God bless, 

Mrs. Erhardt

 

Tonights Agenda

Good Afternoon Grade 5 Families, 

We had so many items to cover in today’s class that we did not manage to do the agendas today: Students are responsible for checking the blog tonight!

 

  • Students who are reading for tomorrow's mass need to be at the church at 8:05am
  • Reading: 30 Minutes (15 minutes must be spent reading out loud)
  • Math: Textbook work page 149 #5-9 DUE this Friday
  • Science: Experiment pages 194-197 (due April 12th)
  • Vancouver Aquarium forms DUE this Friday
  • Art Form DUE this Friday
  • PE clothing for tomorrow 

Kind reminder: 

  • French Mon Poeme (fine line good copy) due Monday
  • Scholastic book order due Friday April 7th

Have a great evening,

Mrs. Erhardt

 

 

 

 

Science Homework

Good Evening Grade 5 Families,

Your child might have mentioned that they will be required to conduct a science experiment testing how phosphates affect growing things (specifically beans).

 

Students are required to create their own experiment with a partner.

One cup/bag needs to be watered with only water 

The next set of cups should include different levels of soap and water (least amount of soap to the most) 

 

Videos that will help students with the procedure part of the experiment: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9SWwnWe0VQ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dirz0WIMQi0 

They can use either cup method or bag method. Remember! beans need to be watered very lightly each day.

 

 

The types of beans students can use are: 

Kidney Beans (usually the best)

Red Beans

Lima Beans

Chickpeas 

Pinto Beans

All these beans are available at your local grocery store: Bulkbarn may carry some of these (be advised that that they do carry peanuts and it’s not certain if they have come into contact with the beans)

 

Students are required to write one draft copy covering the following: 

 

Question 

Hypothesis 

Materials 

Procedure 

Data/Observations 

Results and application

 

All of these terms are explained in their science textbook. Page numbers should be written in their agendas. 

 

The sooner students start, the better the results :) 

 

Have Fun! 

Mrs. Erhardt

 

Welcome Back!

 Hello Grade 5 Families, Please note the following:

 Weekend Homework: 

  • For those students who are participating in the Lent Masses from March 27th-31st please practice your reading parts (Students who are reading intentions, there is a document attached below)
  • Remember to wear your school sweater for mass 
  • All students in Grade 5 are highly encouraged to attend this week of Lenten masses

 

Monday, March 27th

  • 8:15 am morning mass 
  • Kristin First Reading
  • Kenzie Psalm Reading
  • Chloe Intentions reading
  • Grace and Nicholas presenting gifts
  • Bring a paint shirt for art 
  • Please return Report Card Covers and Pit Pony Novel
  • Also, please bring bible to school
  • French
  • P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)

Tuesday, March 28th

• 8:15 am morning mass

  • Arielle First Reading
  • Annika Psalm Reading
  • Aiden Intentions Reading 
  • Lexie and Achilo presenting gifts 

• P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)

Wednesday, March 29th

• 8:15 am morning mass

• Luciano First Reading 

  • Geraldine Psalm Reading
  • Andrew Intentions reading 
  • Jacob and Bernice presenting gifts
  •  Dismissal 2pm

Thursday, March 30th

  • 8:15 am morning mass
  • Catalina First Reading 
  • Zack Psalm Reading
  • James Intentions Reading 
  • Jenelle and Martin presenting gifts
  • DARE program starts with Constable Kondola 

Friday, March 31st

  • 8:15 am morning mass 
  • Francesca First Reading
  • Emily Psalm Reading 
  • Lorenzo Intentions reading 
  • Brad and Migel presenting gifts
  • P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)
  • Vancouver Aquarium permission slip DUE

God Bless, 

Mrs. Erhardt

 

March 6th to March 10th

 Hello Grade 5 Families, Please note the following:

 

 Weekend Homework: 

French homework on Le Zodiac

Chapter 7 and Chapter 10 Summaries for Pit Pony 

Read 30 Minutes (students should read aloud to a family member for at least 15 minutes)

Find 2 Prayers for prayer book

Students are encouraged to attend Lent mass on a daily basis

 

Monday, March 6th

8:15 am morning mass

French Homework DUE

Chapter 7 Pit Pony Summary DUE

Fukuroku Hot lunch for those how ordered 

P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)

Tuesday, March 7th

8:15 am morning mass

Please bring bible!! 

P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)

Wednesday, March 8th

8:15 am morning mass

Grade 5 Field Trip to Cannery (Please wear uniform)

Dismissal 2pm

Thursday, March 9th

8:15 am morning mass

French 

Intermediate Speech Arts Competition (student who are participating will leave the school at 12pm to attend)

Report Cards go home

Friday, March 10th

8:15 am morning mass 

Pit Pony Chapter 10 Summary DUE

Math textbook work DUE

 Last day of school before spring break!!! 

 

God Bless, 

Mrs. Erhardt

 

 

Feb 27th - Mar 3rd

 Hello Grade 5 Families, Please note the following:

 Weekend Homework: 

  • French homework on celebrations 
  • Chapter 4 summary 
  • Read 30 Minutes (students should read aloud to a family member for at least 15 minutes)

Monday, February 27th

  • French Homework DUE
  • Hot lunch for those how ordered 
  • P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)

Tuesday, February 28th

  • Pit Pony Chapter 5 summary DUE 
  • Speech Arts Performance for intermediate grades 
  • Music class (NO P.E.)

Wednesday, March 1st

  • 11:00 am School Mass by Grade 4’s (please remember to wear school sweater)
  • Dismissal 2pm

Thursday, March 2nd

  • 8:15 am morning mass
  • Vocation prayer in class presentation
  • P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)
  • French 

Friday, March 3rd

  • 8:15 am morning mass 
  • Vocation prayer in class presentation
  • Pit Pony Chapter 6 Summary DUE
  • Math textbook work DUE
  • P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at nerhardt@stpaulschool.ca.

God bless, 

Mrs. Erhardt

 

Feb 20th-Feb 24th

 Hello Grade 5 Families, 

Please note the following:

Monday, February 20th

  • Cardinal virtue stories DUE
  • Le Francais Homework DUE
  • Hot lunch for those how ordered 
  • P.E. (please remember gym clothing and shoes)

Tuesday, February 21st

  • Pit Pony Mood paragraph DUE 
  • P.E.

Wednesday, February 22nd

  • Anti-Bullying Day- students can wear pink
  • Betta Fish Project DUE
  • Dismissal 2pm

Thursday, February 23rd

  • Religion quiz chapter 6
  • French 

Friday, February 24th

  • Assembly by Grade 2 & Grade 5
  • Chapter 4 Summary Pit Pony
  • S.S. Map project
  • P.E.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at nerhardt@stpaulschool.ca.

God bless, 

Mrs. Erhardt