It’s the last afternoon of the 2012/2013 school year. Yearbooks have been signed, parties have been celebrated and goodbyes have been made. 5E ‘dismantled’ the 5E jigsaw that has hung on our front door since the beginning of the year. In September, we brought our personalized pieces together to represent the 25 individuals coming together to form the 5E community. This morning, the students shared their favourite experiences in Grade 5 and removed their piece from the jigsaw. There were a few tears and a lot of laughter.
To the Epic, thank you for teaching me, challenging me and being an awesome class. The year has flown by, but you’re leaving me with some great memories. Good thing none of you are leaving the school, which means each one of you must visit room 807 when you come back in August. While signing yearbooks I learned a new term – H.A.G.S!!! Have a great summer.
A few months ago, Ms. Murray asked 5E to bring in photos of their parents when they were young. It was part of an art project on self-portraits, where students were to analyze the changes people go through as they grow up. The photos weren’t coming in on time, so as an incentive to get the students to pressure parents to dig through their old shoeboxes and albums, I told 5E that I would post photos of my younger self if everyone managed to bring in at least one photo. The planned worked and eventually all students had a photo. I however never got around to posting my photos. Surprisingly enough students continued to remind me on a daily basis about my ‘baby photos’. How could I not honour a promise? So, because late is better than never, here you are:
My older sister and I. I was about 2 1/2 years old.
My Grade 9 school photo.
My younger sister and I enjoying a snowy day in Calgary.
7 or 8 years old.
We’ve all been prescribed medicine which we needed to take little bits at a time. Here’s a problem about a father and daughter who both get sick and need to take the same medicine. Who will finish their prescription first?
On Friday, May 31, Kim Saville from The School of St. Jude in northern Tanzania, will come to the LLAC Theatre to speak with the Grades 5 and 6 students about children’s rights and how poverty can be fought through education. Kim Saville is the director of the school and will share what the school has achieved in its ten years of operation. There will a separate evening presentation on Thursday, May 30 that teachers and parents are welcome to attend. See the following link.
A Problem of the Week related to our current unit in math on Pattern and Function.
POW – Building Patterns
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve used mean, median and mode to interpret a set of data. Let’s review some of the concepts we covered by having a look at this question:
Another interesting P.O.W. This question is a bit tricky. Here’s something that you need to consider: Andy and Sam collected all the marbles that rolled down the slope, they lost the marbles that went down the drain and taken by the other children. Enjoy!
When I was in Grade 12, my Biology teacher posed a similar problem to the one below. We were doing a unit on cells, and he was trying to explain an idea called cell division – when one cell divides into two cells, and then those cells divide into two, etc.
In this problem, the “Mr. Gates” character makes a deal no one could refuse – anyone would take the million dollars!! But was that the wisest decision? See for yourself.
I’ve never been to Franco’s but their prices seem to be very reasonable. However, we’re not sure how much everything costs. Can you find out…
A different type of problem for this week’s P.O.W. Using your R.U.C.S.A.C, can you figure out the missing numbers in order to find the value of x.