Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hi everyone
We will be having our math review test On measurement on Friday.
We are continuing to review in class in small groups.

Have a great day
Mr. Pike

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hi Everyone

First of all, sorry about the incorrect date for our math test. It wasn’t the 19th of course. In fact, I’ve corrected the measurement test and a number of students will need to have review and retesting. Please ask your child about their results. Myself and Ms. Prince will be coordinating this and a retest date will be sometime next week.

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Any valentine exchanges are optional and no formal exchanges will take place. Also, if anyone would like to bring in treats they can do so if they wish. Again, it’s optional and no party will be taking place! Please make the treats peanut and coconut free if your child does decide to bring something in.
Janeway day is tomorrow as well! If you’d like to donate please get your child to bring an amount to pass in.

Two forms were also sent home today! Please check in your child’s backpack for them.

Have a great day!

Mr. Pike

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Hi Everyone

I’ve decided to extend the test date for our measurement test until Monday, February 19th.
We will continue review tomorrow and Friday.
Spelling words have been given out (E10) and we’ll gave the test on Monday as well.

A pamphlet regarding activities at White Hills  was passed out yesterday.

Have a great day.
Mr. Pike

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Just a couple more notes:
Spelling test for E9 will go ahead tomorrow. All students have the words to study!
Math worksheets on volume went home today they will be corrected tomorrow morning. Please have a look in your child’s backpack for those two volume sheets.
 I have set a tentative test date for next Thursday for a unit test on Measurement.
An order form for pink shirt day also went home today. Again have a look in your child’s backpack for a pink shirt order form.

Have a good day
Mr. Pike

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hi Everyone
One more note regarding our  spelling work. I’m going to get students to complete the work in class for the remainder of the year and just ask them to study their words for their test on Friday. We are currently working on Spelling list E9.

Mr. Pike

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hi Everyone

Just a few updates on what we’ve been doing in 5Pike.
In ELA, we have finished our “I AM” poems are they can be read outside our door in the Grade 5 area upstairs. Next we will be moving on to Haikus and Limericks. Should be fun!
In Math, we have completed our look at Area and Perimeter. We’ve had an in class assignment yesterday and today with students working on both concepts. They did very well with only a small number of students requiring extra help. Myself and Ms. Prince will be doing just that over the next few days. Our next topics are volume and capacity; with emphasis on the concept of cubic measurement. If the students progress well on these topics I see a unit test sometime next week. Details to follow.
Students were given info of literacy week activities toddy. As well, a new Scholastic Book magazine
was given out as well. Deadline this Friday.

Have a great evening!

Mr. Pike

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hi Everyone,

We’re picking up where we left off last week.
We are discussing and doing work on perimeter and area in math. I returned the multiplication test today and overall they were very successful. The vast majority of students receive threes and fours on their test. A small number of students will need to do some extra review and perhaps revisit some of this material. I’ll be contacting the parents of those students via email individually. I would encourage all students to have rulers in order to do the perimeter and area work. If your child does not have a ruler would you kindly be able to provide one for them.

In ELA, we are continuing our work on poetry.  Students are finishing up a special poem called
an “I Am” poem all about their personal feelings. When these get finalized my plan is to post them outside of our classroom wall.
 As always any questions please email me!

Have a great evening!
Mr. Pike