Thursday, October 23

Here’s a little of what we did today:

Math:  We looked at t-tables figured out the rule. We then rewrote the rule as an expression.

Photo 2014-10-23, 3 18 10 PM

Input (term) Output (value)
4 36
6 54
9 81

We played Stop that Creature! to reinforce these ideas.

Social Studies/Language Arts: We are finishing up making sense of how Canada’s three levels of government working. The students have created countries that follow the same system and are working on a radio report explaining how the levels of government are helping one of their cities deal with an ice storm.

Science: We continued looking at the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy.

Luv2Groove: We have one more day of learning about Hip Hop. We’ve learned a lot. Thanks, Raw and Christine!

In your agenda:

In order for students to earn their last blogging badges, they will need to leave 3 quality comments. I’ll only count one comment per student per day. Students are welcome to do this at home. I’ll find time in the day for students to use school computers.

Guest Post: Diwali

The following guest post is from Jasmine




diwali art 2

Today I am very excited because in a few hours I am going to a really big Diwali party. Diwali is a very big indian holiday that we celebrate. On Diwali you light candles that are called Dias. Diwali is not actually today it is in a week or 2 but for some reason the party is today. This is a art project I made at home for Diwali out of paint, glitter and markers. Happy Diwali!

Thursday, October 16

Photo and graphic design by Christian

In your agenda:

  • Please bring in the money for our dance workshops next week. Thanks to the students who have already done this.
  • A few students need to bring in their verification forms.


Here’s a little of what we’ve been up to lately:


We’ve been looking at patterns. Today we practiced identifying patterns that increase, decrease or repeat. We used the following site for practice:

BBC Maths – Number Patterns

Language Arts

After reviewing apostrophes, capital letters, periods, exclamation marks and question marks, I’m expecting to see them used appropriately in students’ writing.

We are continue to practice writing recounts and biographies. We will also continue to practice summarizing fictional texts.

Social Studies

The students have created countries that have a system of government similar to Canada’s. They have invented mayors, premiers and a prime minister for their country. Each level of government (municipal, provincial and federal) has responsibilities similar to Canada’s.


We’ve looked at types of energy and energy transformations. We are currently looking at the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.

We Can’t Write a Poem

We Can’t Write a Poem

By Mr. Toft’s Grade 5 class
October 16, 2014

Forget it.

You must be kidding.

We are so sleepy because we stayed up until 2:00 am.

We are pretty bad at writing.

We broke our brains!

Why bother with this stuff? We need to learn more important things!

Our cats are hungry and need to be fed.

We don’t have a pencil.

Time’s up? Uh oh!

All I have is this dumb list of excuses.

You like it? Really? No kidding.

Thanks a lot. Would you like to see another one?

Note: This is based on a poem by Bruce Lansky.