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October 16
Flex Math Goups

​Currently in our grade 5 flex math groups we are reviewing representing numbers to 10 000 and moving on to representing numbers to 100 000. Below are two sheets of example questions if you would like to work on these skills at home with your child. Most students tend to have the most difficulty representing numbers using expanded form (la forme développée) as they really need to have a solid understanding of place value. 

Pratique représenter - 10 000.pdfPratique représenter - 10 000.pdf

Pratique représenter - 100 000.pdfPratique représenter - 100 000.pdf

October 15
Weekly update

Hi there grade 5 families!

Thank you to everyone who test drove a Nissan on Saturday - I liked the SUV - how about you? We apprecaite your support.​ Here are the reminders and important updates for this week:

  • Reading 15 minutes per night in French - Please use the online link (https://www.readinga-z.com/worldlanguages/french/leveled-books/) with your child or ask them for their two books from the classroom. Reading daily in the target language greatly increases fluency in learners
  • Practice basic math facts (addition or subtraction) using Xtra-math or flash cards or this wonderful site: https://www.logicieleducatif.fr/math/numeration/nombreschiffres.php
  • This week is safe schools week. Tuesday we will be doing our school evacuation to NMS, Wednesday practicing bus evacuations, and Thursday we will have a Cyber Awareness presentation with our tech lead, Mr. Whipple.
  • A reminder that we are still collecting money for Polio. Just $2 can help vaccinate a child against this debilitating disease. .
  • We are beginning flex math groups this week. We will be focusing on representing and describing and ordering numbers to 100 000 000 (N1) as well as reviewing basic strategies for mental math (N3; N4), estimation (N2) and addition/subtraction. 
  • In literacy we will begin working on our Leadership project writing a paragraph about an individual we feel destmonstrates leadership qualities and has positively contributed to their community
  • In English we are working towards a research project focusing on comparing/contrasting different First Nations' cultures from the Atlantic Canadian region
Upcoming dates:
  • Wednesday, Oct 24th: Take Me Outside Day
  • Thursday, Oct 25th: Picture re-taks
  • Wednesday, Oct 31st: Pumpkin Walk
Have a great week!
October 15
Key Dates and Homework October 15-19th, 2018

Dear Parents and Families,

A huge thank you to the Park Street parents and families that came on Saturday to support the Nissan test-drive! Mme Conn had a lot of fun driving a Nissan Pathfinder! : )

Homework:

1) Home Reading-I will send new books home today and each Monday. Please encourage your child to read to you in French for about 10 minutes, 4 times a week if possible.

2) Sight Words-I keep adding to their bags. Please practice reading and decoding with them at home.

Key Dates:
Oct 24th Take me outside day

Oct 25th Picture Re-takes

October 31st-Pumpkin Walk

October 31st-Classroom Halloween Party time change: 10:30AM-11:30AM Students are welcome to bring costumes (non-scary) and a healthy treat to share with their classmates! ​

October 14
Weekly Update and Reminders

Hello families,

I hope that everyone had a great weekend!  Here is the weekly update and reminders for this coming week:
 
·       Nightly reading in French.  Encourage your child to read aloud to you and to do a quick retell in their own words. 
·       In literacy/social studies, we will continue to read about a variety of explorers past and present.  Students will be discussing where and what they have explored and we will be focusing on using «passé compose» to do this.  For example: J’ai exploré…, J’ai visité…J’ai vu…(I explored, I visited, I saw).  We will continue to work on finding the key information in an information text and students will write a short text about a place that they have visited and explored by creating a postcard. 
·       In math, students will start flexible math groups for number sense this week.  Students in my group will be learning to represent numbers to 10 000 in a variety of ways (words, symbolically and using base ten blocks).   
 
Reminders:
·       This week is Safe School Week.  Our class meeting this week will focus on school safety.
·       October 16th: Practice school evacuation to Nashwaaksis Middle School
·       October 17th: Practice bus evacuations
·       We will be collecting 2$ for the Purple Pinkies for Polio Campaign until October 19th.
·       Please remember to return library books on Tuesday.
·       October 24th: Take Me Outside Day
·       October 25th: Picture re-takes
·       Oct 31st: Pumpkin Walk
 
Have a wonderful week!
October 14
Weekly Update

Hello grade 5 families,

A big THANK YOU to all those who came up to support our school during the Nissan Test-Drive event this weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated.​ Here are the reminders and important updates for this week:

  • Reading 15 minutes per night in French - I can't stress how important this is for students' growth and development!
  • Practice basic math facts (addition or subtraction) using Xtra-math or flash cards
  • This week is safe schools week. Tuesday we will be doing our school evacuation to NMS, Wednesday practicing bus evacuations, and Thursday we will have a Cyber Awareness presentation with our tech lead, Mr. Whipple.
  • A reminder that we are still collecting money for Polio. Just $2 can help vaccinate a child against this debilitating disease. .
  • Monday we will enjoy a Geordie Productions performance of 'Little Witch'
  • We are beginning flex math groups this week. We will be focusing on representing, comparing and ordering numbers to 10 000 and 100 000 as well as reviewing basic strategies for mental math, estimation and addition/subtraction. 
  • In literacy we will begin working on our Leadership project writing a paragraph about an individual we feel destmonstrates leadership qualities and has positively contributed to their community
  • In English we are working towards a research project focusing on comparing/contrasting different First Nations' cultures from the Atlantic Canadian region
Upcoming dates:
  • Wednesday, Oct 24th: Take Me Outside Day
  • Thursday, Oct 25th: Picture re-taks
  • Wednesday, Oct 31st: Pumpkin Walk
Have a great week!

October 10
This week in Grade 5 Benson!

Hello Grade 5 Benson Families!

  • Reading 15 minutes per night in English using RazKids or a book at home.
  • Practice math facts using Xtra-math.org or flash cards.
  • We are currently working on describing character traits of ourselves, families and friends.
  • We have started math groups for Number Sense, so your child may be in a math group with Mrs. Benson, Mrs. Moir or Ms. Ross.
  • We will be collecting toonies for the Purple Pinkies for Polio Campaign until October 19th. A donation of just $2 can provide the cavvine for a child in an at-risk country.
  • Please remember to return all library books on Thursday mornings.
  • Please join us this Saturday between 10-2 for the Nissan Test Drive Fundraising event. For each community member who test drives a vehicle, Nissan will be donating $20 to our school!
  • Our Arts Auction is coming up soon! We are looking for donations of items or services to be sold at our auction. All funds raised go to support music, art and drama programs at our school! If you know of anyone who could donate or are able to secure any donations please email: sara.benson@nbed.nb.ca​

Upcoming dates:

  • Oct 15th: Geordie Productions perfomance of Little Witch
  • Oct 15th - 19th: Safe Schools Week
  • Oct 24th: Take Me Outside Day
  • Oct 25th: Picture re-takes
  • Oct 31st: Pumpkin Walk

 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Mrs. Benson​

October 10
Homework and Key Dates for October 9-12th, 2018

Bonjour les familles de 2 Conn!

Voici les annonces pour cette semaine:

Homework:
1) Home Reading Books in French-please have your child read to you each evening Mon-Thursday when possible. Please send in books on Fridays so I can switch a new bag for the following week.

2) Sight Words-please practice your child's bag of sight words for 5 minutes/evening if possible.

3) Math-students are working on skip counting by 2's, 5's, 10's and using the hundred's charts. 

Key Dates:

1) Nissan Fundraiser Saturday, October 13th from 10:00AM-1:00PM Please join us for a 10 minute test drive on Saturday morning! Each test drive will benefit Park Street with a $20 donation from Nissan! Amazing! Please encourage family and friends to stop by to help Park Street School!

2) Geordie Productions  The Little Witch production Mon, Oct 15th at 8:45AM

3) October 16th School Evacuation practice to NMS

4) October 17th Bus Evacuation 

5) October 24th Take me Outside day

6) October 25th Picture Re-takes ​October 25th Picture Re-takes ​

6) Purple Pinkies for Polio campaign -bring in $2.00 if you would like to help vaccinte a child from polio by October 19th

7) Pumpkin Walk October 31st-all students are welcome to bring in a carved or painted pumpkin to show off for the Park Street Pumpkin walk on Halloween.

8) Halloween Healthy Snack/Party: Wed, October 31st our class will be having a little Halloween special snack. If you are able, please send in a healthy treat such as fruit, vegetables, cheese tray, etc to give the children a special snack. Students may bring their Halloween costumes to change into for the party at 9:30AM.

October 09
This week in 1A

Bonjour les familles,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your families and friends. I know the students were very excited to be back this morning…J

Here is what’s up this week in 1A as well as some upcoming dates…

Lundi – no school, holiday Monday

Mardi – violin is now on Tuesdays for Mme Aubé’s students

Mercredi – we will be discussing Fire Safety and Fire prevention, and er will be having our student council elections.

Jeudi – Chinese class with Mr. Chen

Upcoming dates: 

Saturday, Oct 13 – Nissan test-drive fundraiser at PSS. Come out and test drive a new Nissan and $20 will be donated to the school for every test drive!

Monday, Oct 15 – Geordie Productions, Mad Science after school program begins.

Purple Pinkies for Polio – students are asked to send in $2 donation to help medicate a child and eradicate polio in Middle Eastern countries.

Thursday, Oct 25 –picture retakes.

Colored lists – WOW, I am very impressed at how hard all my students have been working on their colored lists. We have now made it to the sound “o”. I have reminded students that when they are reading a word that ends in either s or t, the s and t do not talk.  Keep up the great work reading with your children each night…they truly are “experts”!

Have a great week,

Mme Aubé J​

October 08
Weekly update

Hello families,

What a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend we had!  I hope you all had time to spend some quality time together with family and friends.  Here are the important items and updates for this week:​

  • Reading 15 minutes per night in French - practice makes progress! Students can choose their books in class or they can read online on a site such as Reading A-Z: https://www.readinga-z.com/worldlanguages/french/leveled-books/
  • Practicing basic addition/subtraction facts (Using Xtra-math.org or Logiciel Educatif: https://www.logicieleducatif.fr/math/numeration/nombreschiffres.php, or flash cards)
  • This week students are being asked to choose a leader they would like to present for their end-unit project. The will have some time to do a bit of research and will be expected to write a paragraph explaining what makes them a leader. Students are welcome to choose someone related to their interests (musicians, actors, athletes, artists, etc) but should ensure they demonstrate a variety of leadership qualities (resilience, courage, positivity, etc) and can explain how they have had a positive impact on their community
  • We will be collecting toonies for the Purple Pinkies for Polio Campaign until October 19th. A donation of just $2 can provide the vaccine for a child in an at-risk country.
  • Tuesday is the last day to send in picture orders.
  • Please return all library books to exchange on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday our school will be voting to elect our Student Council President. Best of luck to all of the candidates!
  • Please join us this Saturday between 10-2 for the Nissan Test Drive fundraising event. For each community member who test drives a vehicle, Nissan will be donating $20 to our school!
Upcoming dates:
  • Oct 15th: Geordie Productions perfomance of Little Witch
  • Oct 15th - 19th: Safe Schools Week
  • Oct 24th: Take Me Outside Day
  • Oct 25th: Picture re-takes
  • Oct 31st: Pumpkin Walk
Have a fantastic week!
October 08
Weekly Update & Reminders
Hello families,
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Here are the updates and reminders for this week:
·       Students should be reading aloud in French each night.  Please encourage your child to do a quick retell of their story after they have read their book.  You can also ask your child to explain their favourite part of their story.
·       In Literacy, students will finish sharing their autobiography videos with the class this week.  Also, we will be starting our integrated social studies and literacy unit about Explorers this week.  Students will be learning about present and past explorers and our writing focus for this unit will be writing a biography about a famous explorer.  During shared reading, we will be focused on non-fiction texts about a variety of explorers.  We will be working on finding the key information in these texts.
·       In Math, we are finishing up our pattern unit this week.  We will continue to look at patterns in addition tables (with one and two-digit numbers) and continue to practice solving and creating word problems using equations with an unknown variable.
·       Tuesday is the last day to send in photo orders.
·       Please return all library books to exchange on Tuesday.
·       Wednesday we will elect our Student Council President.  Best of luck to all the candidates!
·       Please join us this Saturday between 10-2 for the Nissan Test Drive fundraising event.  For each community member who test drives a vehicle, Nissan will donate $20 to our school!
Upcoming dates:
·       Oct 15th: Geordie Productions performance of Little Witch
·       Oct 15-19th : Safe Schools Week
·       Oct 24th: Take Me Outside Day
·       Oct 25th: Picture retakes
·       Oct 31st: Pumpkin Walk
Have a great week!

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