Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Meet the Teacher

Thank you to all families who joined us this evening at our school's Open House. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and we look forward to growing and learning with each of your children. Please view the Padlet from tonight's visit below. 

If you were unable to leave a comment tonight, please add your comment as well! We asked you to leave a message to your child to help them when they are feeling discouraged. This will help promote and encourage our focus of Growth Mindset in our class.

Made with Padlet

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

STEM Challenges

Our class has now completed three STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) challenges. The cup challenge, the spaghetti challenge and the balloon challenge. All of the challenges require students to use critical thinking and collaboration skills. It has been very exciting to see their thinking and teamwork!

Yesterday, we opened the wall to do the Balloon challenge with Mr. MacKenzie's class! It was very exciting to work together for the first time. The objective was to create the tallest freestanding structure in 20 minutes. The structures ranged from 44cm all the way to 110cm! Wow!

Materials given:
- 2m of tape
-14 balloons
-piece of paper

Monday, 11 September 2017

Welcome Back Pizza Night

On Wednesday, September 20th you can come enjoy some pizza and meet the teachers!
5:00-6:00pm -  pizza will be available for purchase
6:00-7:00 pm - Visit the classroom and meet your child's teacher

(Forms were sent home on September 11th to pre-order)

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Welcome to Grade 5!

We will use this blog to share information about our learning goals, classroom updates and important information. You can also follow me on Twitter!

This year, our class will have two English teachers, Mrs. Dandurand and Mrs. Swan! We will be job sharing in Grade 5 this year and we are both so excited to get to know you all. You may remember Mrs. Dandurand from last year as she was a regular substitute at our school. Mrs. Swan is returning to St. Gabriel after her maternity leave.

Our schedule will be consistent for the year and is as follows:
Mrs. Swan will be in the class to start the week every Monday and Tuesday.
Mrs. Dandurand will be in the class every Thursday and Friday.
Wednesdays we will alternate

We are so fortunate to be in the classroom off of the Learning Commons this year. This room has a retractable wall which will give us the opportunity to collaborate often with Mr. MacKenzie's grade 5 classes.