Our class is learning how to play chess. So far they are finding it a challenge, but fun! I am encouraging them to discover strategies that will allow them to over throw their opponents. Parents, if you play chess please share some great strategies that will ensure champion success!
Students are busy working on their Heritage Projects. They are expected to share interesting family history stories, cultural facts, and research about struggles and triumphs of Canadian immigration. At this time, students will demonstrate their knowledge with a Power Point presentation, where they will hopefully add personal family stories reflecting immigration to Canada, family pictures, cultural artifacts, music, research skills, etc. Stay tuned for updates and complete projects.
It was an exciting and fun day at Goldstone Park! We started the day with a school costume parade where incredible costumes were on display for all to see. Division 6 were very creative with their own costumes and enjoyed the day. Wishing everyone a happy and safe halloween weekend!
The grade 5's are learning about the respiratory system. They created artificial lungs to help further understand the process of how the lungs expand and contract with the help of the diaphragm. Students build lungs with balloons, rubber bands and straws. After several attempts, they were able complete their projects with success.
We are leaning how to solve math problems with place value and decimals. Students completed a challenge where they had to roll three dice at the same time and record all possible 3 digit numbers with decimals. They were then asked to round each number to the tenths and hundredths place. Does it sound complicated? Division 6 students tackled the problem with ease and confidence. Great job class!
We had the opportunity to build weather vanes, which measure the direction of the wind, for our weather unit. Students had the opportunity to gather materials, build their project, and learn from their mistakes. We had a great time experimenting with our weather vanes in windy weather! However, more practice is needed to recognize the direction of East, West, North, and South. But we still had fun!
We are studying patterns in math which helps students develop mental skills, critical thinking, understanding of mathematical relationships (times tables chart), and logic. Pattens can be transferred to other subjects, such as science, where students can recognize weather patterns different species in a kingdom with confidence. Students enjoyed exploring different methods of creating patterns and shapes to solve problems.
Hi, my name is Ms. Grewal and I teach grade 4/5 at Goldstone Park Elementary. I enjoy learning about technology, history, visiting museums, watching old movies, reading Sherlock Holmes books, Shakespeare and drinking tea. I love teaching, learning new things, and creating a safe learning environment. Check in frequently for classroom updates.