The annual patrol picnic is Thursday, June 6th at Heritage Park. All grade 5 and 6 students who are patrollers will be attending the picnic. We will be leaving the school at 9:30 am and returning at 3:14.
Any students in grade 4 who want to try out for patrols next year must write a letter addressed to the current patrol captains. They must state why they want to be a patroller and what qualities they will bring to the team. The letter needs to be submitted to the captains by Wednesday, May 15th.
Once the new team has been chosen, training will start June 3rd.
Outdoor School News
The grade 5 and 6 class will be attending Rocky Mountain Outdoor School Program at Camp Chief Hector from May 28-31.
For more than 30 years, Camp Chief Hector YMCA has hosted groups of grade 5 to 12 students at our Outdoor Schools programs. These unique opportunities enhance school learning, build communication and cooperative skills and provide a shared experience for students of different backgrounds. Financial assistance is available.
All Outdoor Schools programs are centered on the four YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. By blending the skills of dynamic staff and carefully selected learning activities, we have built a legacy of building strong kids who become community leaders in years to come.
Hector Spring School: A four-day program designed to meet various learning objectives from the grades 4 to 6 science and Social Studies curricula. Students will learn about the food chain as they play the Predator-Prey game and revisit the past as they explore our Voyageur heritage. During their day hike, students will venture around the foothills and learn to identify different tree species as they explore the forest and wetlands. Students will learn about the stories of early Canadians as they participate in cultural activities, such as tipi living and animal tracking.
In Grade 6 this year the students will have access to extra math practice on the class website on D2L.
Click here to find the link to this site. The students will have to log onto this site the same way they log onto a computer at school.
Current Unit: Decimals
In this unit students will be working on decimals that go into the thousandths. This is important since students see decimal numbers all over in their day to day life. Students see decimals in prices of items in stores, in sports (such as baseball batting averages), in dosages of medication, on the spines of library books and so on.
Specifically they will learn about:
- How to use place-value charts to investigate numbers with decimal places beyond thousandths.
- Multiplying decimals by whole numbers.
- Dividing decimals to the thousandths by 1 digit numbers.
- Posing and solving problems involving decimal operations.
At home students can practice by looking through newspapers, magazines or the Internet for examples of numbers with decimal places beyond thousandths. As well, when you are shopping with your child you can get them to estimate the cost of 1 item that comes in a package of 3.
You can find some of the work from last unit here:
Current Unit:Sky Science
During this unit the students will look at:
- What things in space emit light and what things reflect it
- Describe the location and movement of stars throughout space
- Object's movement in the night sky is often and predictable and explain how the Earth's movement and rotattion is related
- Make and use devices for plotting the movement of the sun over the course of the day
- Can describe changes in length of the day and night in relation to seasons and the angle of the sun above the horizon
- Recognize that the moon's phases repeat and can predict and describe the cycle of the moon's phases
- Can draw and use models to show the phases of the moon
- Recognize and share examples of how the eight known planets that also revolve around the sun are different than Earth (characteristsics and surface conditions)
- Can recognize that the planets other than earth have moons and can identify examples of how these moons are the same and different from our moon
- Can identiy technology and ways of knowledge about planets and other objects in the night sky (moon, asteroids etc.) has been learned
- Understands that Earth, the sun and the moon are part of a solar system that is only a tiny part of the universe we know of
The students are continuing learning how to write an essay. They are writing about parties that they have attended in a 5 or more parragraph essay. Focus will be on writing an interesting introduction that will capture the readers’ interest and a conclusion that will tie into the title. Particular emphasis will be placed on spelling, grammar and punctuation. As well, students are encouraged to use various Dress Ups and Sentence Openers to improve the quality of their writing.
The students are continuing their studies about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Democracy. They have made Presentations about all the differnet rights and freedoms. The Freedoms are:
- Fundamental Freedoms
- Democratic Rights
- Mobility Rights
- Equality Rights
- Legal Rights
- Official Languages fo Canada Rights
- Minority Language Education Rights
- General Rights
- Enforcement Rights
Here is a letter from Mr. Senek regarding Physical Education this year
Please click here to find the Div II Choir Permission form.
Click here for the Curriculum Newsletter for music
Bonjour tout le monde!
My name is Kathy Kingsley and I am the French as a second language teacher at Rosedale!
Your child is participating in the French as a Second Language program on a daily basis. I am using a “gesture approach” to teaching the language; in other words, every word that is taught has a hand movement or sign associated with it, which helps to accelerate fluency and comprehension. Your child will develop an extensive vocabulary in French. All the vocabulary is taught within the context of a story, which the students will eventually perform in a play. At the end of the first unit, your child will bring home a portfolio of their work and should be able to read the story, act out the play with puppets and show you other language manipulation activities – all in French!
The grade 6 program will focus on the stories “Arbre Ungali” and “Les Animaux de Bayou”.
If you are interested in acquiring more information regarding the program, please refer to the website: www.aimlanguagelearning.com
I am very excited about this school year. I look forward to helping your child on their French journey.