Today we had 6 amazing presentations on Most Resilient Character. Please remember to check your Gmail to make sure that you are filling in the Google Form ratings for these people's resilience. We also had our debate on the highway from Calgary to Vancouver today. Mr. Baustad joined us as a guest judge which was great. It was a very close deliberation for the Judge's, but in the end, the affirmative side won by having more convincing arguments. This week in gym we have been using scooters in different games. Tomorrow is our last day before Christmas break. Please come ready to work on the Project Room - we need to papier mache AND tidy it up.
Today we had 3 “Most Resilient Character Presentations” – they were great! We also had a guest speaker from the Calgary Public Library who taught us about the online resources the library has that are free. In gym we played with scooters. Just a reminder that we do NOT have Repsol tomorrow – our next time is in January. Three days left until left winter break!
December 13th, 2017
Tomorrow we are papier macheing our model of Calgary. As such, please DO NOT wear your ABP clothes - instead, wear clothes that you can get messy. Tomorrow afternoon, we have a guest speaker coming to our classroom to speak to us about tourettes syndrome and how we can support people with tourettes. Friday is pajamas day, BUT for our class, Mr. Stanley has negotiated with Mr. Baustad to make it a Christmas Day sweater day as well.
Today we had some wonderful Grade 4's join us in the classroom. In math, we practiced drawing 3D shapes, and spent time finishing the chicken wire on the north side of our model of Calgary. In science, we continued researching for our debate, and Mr. Vanderlinden said he would be interested in judging the debate. In gym, we played Manhunt again.
Today we worked on most resilience character presentations. Some people are making dioramas which look super cool. We chose sides for the debate that we will be doing next week, and we are really close to being ready to papier mache the project board. In science, we continued to work on debate research. On Thursday afternoon, we have a guest presenter coming into our classroom to share with us. In gym, we did the beep test again and most of us got to level 7-1 - nice job! We've started to look at 3D shapes in math and calculating volume for cubes and rectangular prisms.
Today we played a new game with Mr. Fong's class in gym called Manhunt. We started research on a debate over a fictional highway that would be constructed at the cost of 100 acres of forested area. In math, we started to work on calculating volume in 3D shapes.
Today in the project room, people were going underneath the chickenwire to anchor support by using staples, hot glue, tape, and pins. Spartan Training went well as usual. During the assembly, we watched a slideshow showing pictures from the first three months of the school year. In science, we did some leaf identification - naming shapes of leafs, as well as guessing what tree they came from and if that tree grew in Calgary. A grade 3 student joined us for the whole day. In Daily 5, most of us continued working on our "Most Resilient Character/Person" presentation. We are officially 9 school days away from the Winter Break. Woohoo! Enjoy your long weekend.
TOday in gym we played net dodgeball and added some things. We also added more chicken wire to our project board, and we're going to add stabilizers to the supports. In Daily 5, we worked on presentations about the most resilient characters. Two of our students started their month of refereeing for intramurals. In science, some of us started researching the pros and cons of different aspects of forests.
Tomorrow we are swimming at Repsol - remember to bring your swimgear!
The class is considering spending StanleyBucks on a pizza party. We had a very respectful conversation about the pros and cons of doing so.
In gym, we did a combination of netball and barricade ball.
We made more progress with our project board. Our hills are starting to become obvious! In math, we worked on math sheets about order of operations - including brackets. Some of us are now finished our oxygen cycle.
We're the Grade 5/6 Class at ABP!