Welcome to Mr. Fox’s Grade 5 class website for the 2016-2017 school year.
From here you can find current information about what is going on in our classroom, view assignments, due dates and notes that have been sent home. It will also be a place for students to show off work from class and share their ideas with the world.
You can also sign up for my Twitter updates at @MrIFox or text message updates at Remind101.
There are links along the top of the page that link to the various aspects of the curriculum being covered.
As always important notes will still come home as a paper copy or through the email address you’ve provided to the school.
Students are currently examining life in early North America. They are choosing a variety of ways to show their learning. Please see their Social Studies duo-tang for the choices.
Research needs to be done using a variety of sources that include both books and online.
Attached are links to some sites that may be helpful:
Students will be building a model of an organ next week. Please begin collecting recycled materials that could be used for the project. Below is a copy of the activity.
Students have been given $1000 “Fox Bucks” to invest in the stock market. With their groups they will decide how to spend the money and at the end of April students will see if their investments have made or lost money.
Check out these websites to find out more about the companies.
http://www.tmxmoney.com/en/index.html (Site to see their performance & price)
https://www.barchart.com/ca/stocks/signals/top-bottom/top (Top Earning Stocks)
https://www.google.com/finance (Site to find out more about stock you picked)
https://www.nyse.com/listings_directory/stock (US Stocks)
https://www.tsx.com/listings/listing-with-us/listed-company-directory (Canadian Stocks)
Students will be designing and building a model next week of what they would like to see the City of Hamilton include in the design.
Attached is the outline and list of materials students have been asked to collect.
Waterfront Project Outline
Get you’re dancing shoes on 5B! The jingle hop is going to be Friday Dec. 23 during period 3! The jingle hop is where everyone from grade 4 & 5 get to go crazy in the big gym you get to hang out dance and just all out let you’re inner personality come out! So be ready to party and dance!
Students completed a 3-day food journal for homework this past week.
Now they’ve been asked to make a chart and sort the food into the 4 food groups & an other category based on the Canada Food Guide.
Once completed answer the following questions.
- Which food groups do you feel that you don’t get enough of? Explain.
- Create a plan and a list of foods you want to try to eat more of to help with a well balanced diet.
Due: Dec. 8th
Students need to compete a food journal by Nov. 30. They are asked to keep track of the foods/drinks they consume for 3 days. They will be analyzing their own food habits.
We’ve been working on questions involving patterning. Here are some examples of problems we’ve been solving.
Students are investigating how various products are made. They are starting at the raw materials & tracing the steps up until the finished product. They will be working on the project at school during science period. At home they can gather information about the product & how it is manufactured.
Students have been asked to start gathering materials for their cooler device challenge.
They will be building it at school.
Attached is a copy of the challenge:
Keep it cold challenge