Grade 5

Hello Parents, Guardians, and Staff,

It has been a busy February for the grades 5/6 class! We have been working on science fair experiments, research, and science boards. It's exciting to see these young minds hard at work. We have also been working on narrative stories using the writing process and typing up our finished products. The grade 5 students have been learning about ancient Egypt and were able to see the Mummy Exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. The grade 6 students have been learning about the history of Africville, geographically and what happened to its residents. In Math, we have all been learning about decimals, decimals, and more decimals! We hope you had a great February and an even better March!

Hello LSKers!  We have survived another freezing January!  January was busy for the grade 5/6 with getting back to routines and school.  The grade 5's have started an Ancient Egypt unit in Social Studies, while the grade 6's have been learning about Nunavut.  In Math, for both grades, have been decimals, decimals, and more decimals!  Science has us getting ready for the Science Fair in March.  We are busy finding topics and researching our science experiments.  In Language Arts, we have been poets all month long  with learning different types of poetry, why we write poetry, and how to get our creative juices flowing.  February is a short month but we are going to jam pack it with fun and learning!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice, long winter break. December went by in a blur and it was filled with fun activities. The grades 4-7 were invited to see the ballet, "The Nutcracker" performed by Symphony Nova Scotia. It was an amazing performance and I hope it will become a yearly tradition. The grade 5/6 practiced hard to perform our own version of "Deck the Halls" at the Christmas concert. We nailed it! We also had a great Christmas party followed by our own "slumber party" the next day. January is going to be full of great things too! The grade 5's will be learning about ancient Egypt in Social Studies, while the grade 6's will delve into learning about various communities in Canada. We will also be starting our research for the Science Fair. Have a fantastic January!

Happy Holidays! November has been a busy month for the grade 5/6 class. We started the month by going fishing down the sand and gravel for pickerel. We had a nice but very cold day. We got to enjoy the outdoors while being treated to hot chocolate and prizes! The grade 5/6 class were visited by Digital Mi'kmaq and got to learn about Artificial Intelligence. We learned a lot! We also visited the Discovery Centre in Halifax this month. We were able to view an interactive exhibit on the Rubik's cube, as well as, attend a workshop on physical and chemical properties while making slime. The last activity we were able to take part in November was learning about and planting Black Ash trees. Black Ash trees are endangered in Nova Scotia with only about 1000 tress left in NS. Black Ask is important for the Mi'kmaq culture because it is the best material for making baskets. The grade 5/6 students had a great month and we are wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Hello parents, students, and staff. Grade 5/6 had an awesome October! We learned about coding and how to decode with Digital Mi'kmaq. We also were honoured to make Quill Christmas Medallions with Crystal Gloade and Summer Paul. It was a great experience and the students had a fun time learning a new craft. We did these and also continued with our read aloud of "The Wild Robot". The grade 5's are learning about weather and the jobs archaeologists do to help uncover history. The grade 6's are learning about space and the Inuit people. I hope everyone had a spootacular Halloween.

Hello from the grade five/six class! We have had an awesome month back to school. We participated in the Terry Fox Run and enjoyed a very informative presentation about Terry Fox. We also began selling 'Nourish Your Roots" boxes, which are boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables, to our community. In ELA, we began our novel study on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" which is bound to be a yummy unit. In Science, the grade five's are learning about weather and they have taken up a great interest in hurricanes (thanks Dorian! Lol). The grade six students are exploring space and how small the earth is compared to the rest of the galaxy. We also got to attend Gates U Pick in the valley. Each student got a wagon ride and was able to fill a bag of apples and pears picked right off the trees!

Welcome back Students, Parents and Staff!  I will be teaching Grade 5/6 split this year, which is new to me but I am looking forward to the challenge.  I am hoping my students (I know their parents are… lol) are excited to get back in the classroom and are ready to learn after such a fun summer. September is going to be a busy month for LSK’ers with the Terry Fox Run, Nitap and the Nourishing Our Roots Campaign kick-off.  We are going to have an awesome time this year in Grade 5/6!

Please be advised that Ms. Helena Sack will now be the classroom teacher for grades five and six.  We wish her all the best with her new role.

It’s hard to believe, but the countdown has begun! With less than a month to go before all the students run out the doors for summer break we still have a lot of work to finish up. We are now halfway through our novel study on the book called Touching Spirit Bear. We are also enjoying listening to Apple Podcasts. We are listening to “Six Minutes”and we wished we started long ago, as there are so many episodes just for this one Podcast. 

 The grade 5’s had grown so much this year and worked very hard to build their knowledge and skills. I'm very proud of all my students and their hard work. Our End of the Year Field Trip is on June 12-14. The grade 4-6’s will be going on two nights, three days camping trip to Brigadoon in Aylesford, NS. We are all excited for this great opportunity for Outdoor education.  

We would like to take this time to wish all the fathers of Indian Brook a very Happy Father's Day on June 16th, 2019! 

We would also like to wish our students that celebrate their birthdays in the summer. Happy Early Birthday to Stephen (June 21st), London (July 24th) and Kingston on Aug. 8th. Happy Birthday!

I would like to thank all the students and parents of grade 4, 5 and 6 for making this such a great year. It has been a blast! I hope everyone has an adventurous and safe Summer Break!


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