Read 30 minutes
Music: Test Feb. 12
Ares: Read up to chapter 6 and complete questions. Don't forget to provide evidence to support your answer. Due Wednesday
Iris: Read up to chapter 10 and complete the Double Entry Log (example provided). Also, in the story that we are reading, the main character Opal's dad describes her in one word for every year that she is alive. Moms and dads, can you please use one word to describe your child for every year that they are alive? We would like to make this self to text connection with your help :-). Due Thursday
We Love Bakersfield
Thank you to all those students (and families) who have been supporting our fundraising drive. Please continue to bring in any donations for our school. Donations will be accepted all week. Thank you!
Chief for a Day
Many of you have decided to write a speech for the 'Chief for a Day' contest. Please have your first draft written and handed in to me on Monday February 12. I would like to go over it with you and give you any feedback. Final drafts will need to be handed in by February 16th.
Some of you are wondering how to write an effective speech. Scholastic has a great resource that might help you. Please click on the link to gets some great tips. Another great resource is Write Out Loud. Lastly, consider watching some famous speeches on youtube. They can inspire you to be the kind of speaker that you really want to be.
York Region District School Board is proud of its strong partnership with the York Regional Police. This year, we will have an opportunity to highlight our partnership and showcase the talents and abilities of our students through the Chief for a Day contest. Together with York Regional Police Chief Eric Jollife, I would like to extend an invitation to all our Grade 5 students to participate in this essay and speaking competition. The contest is sponsored by the York Regional Police Appreciation Dinner Committee and the winner will be asked to present his or her speech at the 26th Annual Police Appreciation Dinner on May 16, 2018. The contest is a great educational tool and a means to facilitate greater understanding between the police department and our students. Our experience over the past years has been rewarding for everyone involved. This year’s essay topic is: How does York Regional Police demonstrate leadership to ensure the community feels safe and secure? The contestants will be judged on the quality of content, and their public speaking ability. Each school is asked to submit one essay per Grade 5 class to their superintendent by February 18, 2018. Speeches should be two to three minutes in length. Superintendents will choose five submissions from across the Board to be forwarded to the final competition. The five finalists, their parents and teachers will be invited to attend the York Regional Police Headquarters in Aurora on March 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., where finalists will deliver their speeches before a panel of judges. The panel of judges will be comprised of the Chief and Deputy Chiefs of Police and the Co-Chairs of the Police Appreciation Night committee. After hearing all the finalists, an overall winner will be selected as “Chief for a Day.”
My name is Ms. Webb and I have been teaching for 15 years. I have taught in London, England, Auckland, New Zealand, Busan, Korea and here in Canada. I have a passion for teaching children and will work hard with your child to ensure the most positive experience possible. I look forward to getting to know each student and parent over the course of the next 10 months. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school.