Grade 5 Homework

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Grade five began working on the Great Canadian Mail Race today (see criteria form below). They will write a short letter this week and next that will be sent to another grade five student somewhere in Canada. We hope to receive some replies in the new year.

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Grade five should be finished the rough copies of their short stories by now and have them in school this week.  They will peer edit their work and then begin typing their good copies online using Google Classroom.  The criteria form is available for download below. The good copy will be due this coming Friday, December 14th.

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Please use these two videos to help you make origami Christmas trees.

Monday, October 15th, 2018

SPELLING: There will be no vocabulary lesson this week or next due to planning for morning Masses, First Friday Mass and our Living Rosary assembly. However, we will begin our second novel assignment this term...

ENGLISH: Grade five begins working on an independent novel study this week. Students were give time last week to choose an age-appropriate chapter book during our Library lesson. We will spend the next two weeks reading these novels in preparation for a Paper Bag Book Report that will be presented to the class the week after. The outline for this assignment is posted at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

ENGLISH: Put yourself in the shoes of the main character, William Maclean, and write a letter to a friend (you) about all the things that have happened to you between October and December.  You will need to do a brainstorm before you begin writing in order to sort out your ideas and put your thoughts and the events in order.  Be sure to speak from Willie's perspective. Use the words "I thought, I felt, I saw, I wanted, etc."

Your good copy is due on Monday, October 15th.

Your letter will have at least five paragraphs with at least five sentences per paragraph. Your paragraphs will look like this:
  1. Paragraph 1Introduction - Give the reader some idea about how you are feeling now after what you've been through. Give a couple of details and hints about what you will write about.
  2. Paragraph 2First Major Event - Describe the first major event of the novel in as much detail as  you can.
  3. Paragraph 3: Second Major Event - Describe the next major event in the novel in as much detail as  you can.
  4. Paragraph 4: Third Major Event - Describe the final major event in the novel in as much detail as  you can.
  5. Paragraph 5: Conclusion - Explain what happened in the end of the story and how things are going now.  Describe what you have learned and how life has changed for you since the events you mentioned in paragraphs 2-4.
Please use this link to an online version of our novel, Pit Pony, to find information for your pen pal assignment.

Monday, October 1st, 2018

SPELLING: Here are the words for Vocabulary Lesson #2.
The worksheet (attached below) is due on Tuesday, October 9th.
Our test will be on Friday, October 12th.

1.   martyr
2.   canonize
3.   intercession
4.   saint
5.   sediment
6.   weathering
7.   erosion
8.   cycle
9.   pressure
10.  deposition

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Please use the following links to learn more about our Canadian Saints.
Please use the following questions to guide your writing.

First Paragraph (facts):
  • When and where was your saint born?
  • When and where did your saint die?
  • Is your saint a martyr? What happened to make them a martyr?
  • When was your saint canonized (made a saint)?
  • What is your saint's feast day?
  • Is your saint a patron of something? What?
Second Paragraph (life history and reflection):
  • What did your saint do in his/her life that made them a saint?
  • How did your saint live his/her life in a holy way?
  • How was his/her faith challenged?
  • What do you admire about your saint?
  • What could you do in your life to be more like your saint?

The Canadian saints available for you to research are:

The Canadian Martyrs
  • St. Jean de Brébeuf
  • St. Noel Chabanel
  • St. Anthony Daniel
  • St. Charles Garnier
  • St. Isaac Jogues
  • St. Gabriel Lallemant
  • St. René Goupil
  • St. Jean de Lalande
Other Canadian saints
  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  • St. André Bessette, C.S.C.
  • St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • St. Marguerite d'Youville
  • St. Marie de l'IncarnationSt. François de Laval

Monday, September 16th, 2018

Grade five, please use this link to listen to Mrs. Primeau's new song.
While listening, she would like you to think about:
  • How this song makes you feel. (like swaying, refreshing)
  • What you see and know about the song. (Is it reggae?)
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