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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Wednesday October 3, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday!!

Tomorrow is International Day!!!! Students are asked to come dressed in white and green, the colours of the Pakistan flag. We are also welcoming all our family and friends to come join us for this fun, educational, and delicious event! Doors open at 2:30. Hope to see you there!!! 

Winter uniforms begin Tuesday, October 9thPlease ensure that all students have all of the pieces and that all pieces are worn on a daily basis(grey skirt/pants, navy blue socks, black dress shoes, long sleeve button up white dress shirt, navy blue sweater/sweater vest, tie [academic Monday-Thursday and house colour tie on Friday], and a blazer). Students will be required to wear all the pieces during morning announcements, field trips, and during transitions if going from one classroom to another. Please see Ms. Alpa for any uniform requests or inquirers. She can be reached via email - alpa@multiformcanada.com or via website - multiformcanada.com **The uniform store will be closed from Tuesday, October 2nd to Wednesday, October 17th.

Soccer Practice Times
Elementary Girls and Boys – Tuesday and Thursday 4-5PM
U12 Coed and U12 Development Program – Monday and Wednesday 4-5PM

**Please note that students doing any after school activity, soccer, karate, yoga, etc. will be charged until 4:00 PM in aftercare, when they will be dismissed to their program with their coach!**

Caribou Math Contest is an online mathematics contest that is held 6 times per year. Last year we did a trial run with a few students from Grade 6 and above. This year we are going to offer it to students in Grades 3 and up. This is something that will be done on a student’s own time. This will not be a focus of our math program. That being said, Dr. Kaur and Mr. Lee-Guide have offered to run a math club on Wednesday morning beginning at 8:00 AM for those who are interested – the math club has begun. There is a $15 annual fee that must be paid online at registration and the test times begin at 7:15 AM. Committed students will write the tests on:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Permission forms were sent home. Please follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to register your child and pay the fee and return the permission form to me. 

Don't forget about Polar Expressions Publishing! The poetry deadline is November 16th, 2018 and the short story deadline is November 23rd, 2018.

Important dates/items:
Tomorrow: Electricity Test 
Thursday, October 4 – International Day
Friday, October 5 – No school – PD Day
Monday, October 8 – No school – Thanksgiving Monday
Thursday, October 25 – Picture Day
Tuesday, October 30 – Bake sale & casual day
Wednesday, October 31 – Bake sale & Halloween/Harvest Spirit Day

We began the day talking about some of the skills that we are going to need for our upcoming unit: Patterns in whole numbers. We need to sharpen our mental math skills so that we can be prepared to learn about important mathematical concepts such as exponents and square roots. Today we focused on rounding to the nearest 10, 100, and 1000. Tomorrow we will practice our mental math skills by multiplying numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Then we will continue using our mental math skills by breaking apart numbers to help us find the answer needed and looking into divisibility rules. Students should be practicing their mental math skills regularly. Students should know the multiplication tables and know how to use them when answering division mental math problems. 

Then we continued making jot notes on our chosen electrical generating station. 

Students chose from 1 of two projects: 

Project A: 
The population of Mississauga is increasing rapidly. The Ontario Power Generating (OPG) Authority is considering which source of energy would be best for our city. Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is for the use of renewable energy. You are the expert on ______________________. Your responsibility is to present the facts to the provincial government of Ontario to help them to make an informed decision regarding which type of power generating facility to develop.

Assume your area has equal access to all energy sources. You may choose an energy source we have not learned about in class.

Aishraya and Manisha
Teni and Lillian
Ava and Hannah

Thomas and Matthew
Adam and Daniel

Shivam and Joana

Project B:
Saskatchewan is a significant producer of uranium in the world and trades this resource internationally. There are concerns that the uranium meant for commercial power might be diverted and used in weapons. Canada’s Federal government needs an update on global trends regarding the responsible use of uranium by other countries. You are the expert on the use uranium in nuclear power. Prepare a research report to present to the government as well as a recommendation on who Canada should sell their uranium to.
Mona and Suhana
Dolapo and Rhea
Dean and Jallone 

Students are reminded that when taking jot notes that they are putting the information into their own words. Once students are finished taking their jot notes they will create a Powerpoint presentation convincing the Canadian government to build or not build their chosen generating station. Presentations begin next Thursday.

Next we had French.

After first recess and lunch we had our literature circle. 

Then we wrote our electricity test.

After second recess and lunch we had gym.

Have a great night! 


1.    Read Daily
2.    Novel Study role for chapter 11

3.    Math sheet on rounding

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