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 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
Goal: I can create my own colour wheel using colours found in magazines to represent the colours.
I can use appropriate colours to represent the colour wheel.
I can cut out pieces of magazine that match the specific colours.
I can put the colours in the appropriate place on the wheel.
I can neatly display my colour in a wheel form.
Goal: Students will create a poster, pamphlet, brochure or booklet explaining various jobs the 3 levels of government provide.
- I can draw/list important services & write a sentence explaining what the service does.
- I can include enough services (more than 4)
- I can organize them according to the level responsible.
- I can display them in an organized (neat) & interesting way.
- I can use proper spelling/grammar.
- I can use colour to make it visually appealing.
Due: Friday Oct. 14th
Links for help:
Picture from wall in classroom (click on it to see a bigger copy)
Finish up your writing and picture about our Charter of Rights & Freedoms.
Remember to explain what the most important right is.
Why is it important to you?
Draw a picture showing what could happen without this right.