All science tests and instrument check lists have been sent home. We are starting a new unit on LIGHT soon.
Designing a Musical Instrument
After the March Break we will be designing musical instruments IN CLASS. Students are asked to bring in any recycling products OR supplies they think they might use. Students will design and make a musical instrument from one of the families: percussion, wind, or string.
Habitats and Communities We are learning about habitats and communities.
Students are currently working on preparing a written report on an animal of their choice. We have been using daily language blocks over the past couple of weeks to gather information and make jot notes on our animals. Starting January we will begin paragraph writing. Paragraphs will be written from student's jot notes that have been done in class. Good copies of all reports will be done in language blocks when we return after the break and reports will be presented to our class by the end of January.
Science reports must include a section on : -Appearance ( what does it look like? Size( Length and weight,) colour, classification, distinguishing features (ADAPTATIONS) -Food ( what does it eat and how does it get food?) -Habitat ( Where does it live? Part of the world? type of habitat? type of home and shelter) -Their Role in an Ecosystem ( Where does your animal fit on a food chain or in a food web? What would happen if your animal were to become extinct?) Predators ( what might prey on your animal?) *There must also be a GLOSSARY included (with a minimum of 4 words used in your report )
Students have been working on a social studies project in class. They were to research a province or territory of their choice (see the criteria below). Students will start presenting their presentations next week. My presentation has:
Maps (population, climate, topography, major cities, natural resources)
The Physical Regions included in the province or territory
Industries (main jobs, businesses)
Tourism or recreation (What do people visit or do for fun?)
I can use the internet / books / and my social studies notes to research. I have answered the following questions: Why do people live there? What are some of the challenges living in there? Are there any environmental problems / issues there?
We are learning about the 7 physical regions of Canada. Canada has seven major physical regions. 1. The Cordillera Region 2. The Arctic Lowlands 3. The Interior Plains or Lowlands 4. The Canadian Shield 5. The Hudson Bay Lowlands 6. The St. Lawrence Lowlands 7. The Appalachian Region
I can label the physical regions on a map I can explain where the regions are (what provinces) and why they are there. I can describe the main physical characteristics of each region I can list resources, plants, and animals in each region.
Social Studies Quiz Moved to Tuesday Oct. 2 - Provinces / Territories and capitals
We are learning about the political regions of Canada. I can name and locate the 10 provinces and 3 territories. I can name and locate the capital of Canada and the capitals of the provinces and territories.
PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES SONG (The provinces of Canada are fun to remember, fun to remember, fun to remember. The provinces of Canada are fun to remember, so sing them with me.
Newfoundland, and P.E.I, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, from there you’ll see, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C. Don’t forget the Yukon, Don’t forget the Northwest Territories, Don’t forget Nunavut, Now you know Canada!