Grade 5

Hard to believe it is March already!!

March is going to be full of fun. We have Winter Carnival week, then Spring Break, followed by Science Fair week. Your students have been working on their science fair in class but will need to make sure that they are complete by the time we return from Spring Break. 

We have recently started a Vermicomposting (worm) farm in our classroom. We look forward to working together to learn more about composting and red wiggler worms. We also have been growing radish and salad greens in the classroom.  As the weather warms up we will be growing more things in class to add to our gardens.

Hello Grown-ups of Grade 5,

In January we learned about the digestive and respiratory systems. The students assisted with experiments to watch how these systems work. We made, and set, our own hare snares thanks to the teachings of Mr. Marr and Mr. Brooks. 

In February, we will be studying the skeletal, muscular and vascular systems. We are expanding our knowledge of perimeter and area by creating our own blueprints to design a zoo. In Language Arts, we starting into a poetry unit and will be highlighting a variety of poetry styles. We will also be starting our Science Fair projects. 

I hope you all are staying well. 

Ms. Rae

Welcome Back!!  I hope everyone had a relaxing and safe break.  I look forward to seeing you all back in our classroom. 

This month we will be working on more informational text writing and continue looking at body systems. In math, we will be looking at area and perimeter. Weather permitting, we will be outside and linking our classroom lessons with outdoor lessons. Please make sure you dress appropriately to be outside whatever the weather. 

See you all on the 11th

Love, Ms. Rae

November was a busy month in grade 5. We finished our Egypt unit, our patterns unit in math and our focus on writing topic sentences. Students sculpted, wrapped, then painted their own Egyptian themed sarcophagus and wrote a variety of topic sentences to understand the writers purpose. As we move forward with December online, we will be improving our memorization of multiplication facts, taking a deeper dive into our word decoding strategies and making sure we remember our strategies for taking care of ourselves mentally and emotionally, as well as spreading respect and kindness in our family.  

I hope everyone stays healthy and safe during this time. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, whatever they may look like this year. Spend quality time with your family. I can't wait to see you all in-person again in the New Year.  

Students drew pictures of what 'Treaty Rights' mean to them.

Hello from the Grade 5 class,

I am so impressed by how well all of the Grade 5’s have done adjusting to the changes that have occurred for the 2020/21 year. We have done lots of fun and exciting things in class this month. In October, we have been talking a lot about what it looks like to be respectful to ourselves and others. In Science, we have been looking at Weather. We explored various instruments that are used to predict and record weather, as well as what happens during various weather phenomenon. During Mi’kmaq language class we have been learning how to converse with each other and the meaning behind our flag. During writing, we have been discussing various forms of topic sentences in order to help us when creating and editing our news articles. Starting the last week of October, I will be making Fantastic Friday Phone Calls. I will be reaching out to the parents of 1-2 students each week to let them know the great things that their child has done that week. I look forward to sharing with you all. If you did not fill out the “Getting To Know Your Child” sheet from last month, I will be sending another home with your child so that I know the best way to reach you. Please fill it out and send it back with your child.

In November, the Grade 5’s will be studying the respiratory and digestive systems, exploring ancient societies and looking at patterns in big numbers.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. 

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Thank you,
Mrs. Raebeka Williams

We have had a great start to the school year in Grade 5 so far. We celebrated Nitap Day by planting seedlings outside with the grade 6’s. We also made beaded bracelets and discussed the requirements of a good friend. 

In October, we will be studying the effects weather has on our climate, learning about the Treaties and digging in to what each side agreed to within the agreement. We will be looking at what we can do to decrease our stress and anxiety levels during health class. After the passed 6 months it will be more important than ever that the students are able to relax and reduce stress. The Grade 5’s will be learning about what it takes to create a newspaper and using this knowledge to create their own newspaper articles. We look forward to sharing them with you later in the semester. 

It's that time of year again. I hope you all had a safe and fun March Break/Summer.  I have been busy getting our classroom set up for you all to come back.The last few months have been hard on everyone, but we are all in this together. I can't wait to meet you all and welcome you to our room. The school will look a little different than when you left, but we are all working hard to make sure it is the safest environment that we can make it for you.

My name is Ms. Rae, I will be your Grade 5 teacher this year. In our class this year, we are focusing on keeping a healthy mind and body. The beginning of the year, we will focus on getting back into the school routine and all the new changes.This year, Grade 5's will need to wear a mask on the bus, in the hallways, and any time they are in the classroom not at their desks. I have the desks spaced out so that they will have an opportunity to take their mask off during the day. We will be having recess and lunch in our classroom. 

I welcome parent communication and am here to address any concerns for this coming year in Grade 5. Feel free to email me at 

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Welcome, my name is Ms. Rae Williams. I am very excited to be your grade 5 teacher this year. I am so excited to meet you all and be a part of the LSK community. This year presents many challenge’s, but we are in this together. I really enjoy reading, crafting, and gardening. I look forward to getting to know all of you.


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