Welcome to Grade 5 in Room 209!

Welcome back from the holidays!

Dear Grade 5s,

Welcome back from the winter holidays. I hope you had a memorable holiday with your family and friends. 


We had a busy and wonderful first term. Thank you for showing respect to one another and for helping to create a positive classroom environment where we can do our best learning. I appreciate your enthusiasm, positive attitude, and hard work. I am excited to continue learning together in the new year!


After the holidays, we will wrap up some of our current units. In language, we have learned about the characteristics of fairy tales. Together with a friend, students will work in pairs to create their own exciting fairy tales! In math, we are learning different ways of multiplying and dividing. Students are practicing to apply these multiplication and division strategies to situations they may encounter in real life. In science, students have applied what they learned about forces and structures towards their egg protectors building challenge. Students have taken on the role of engineers. They carefully designed and created egg protectors to protect a raw egg that will be dropped from 2 metres high. These young engineers carefully thought about how they can build their egg protectors to withstand the force of the drop. We are now ready for the exciting drop test! Our next science unit is on the Properties and Changes of Matter. 


I look forward to learning together in the year of 2014!


Love,

Ms. Wong

About Ms. Wong

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It has been a pleasure meeting many of you. For parents and guardians whom I have not met with, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to share with you my teaching philosophy. I have my Masters of Arts in Child Study and Education, Early Childhood Education certification, and special education training. Teaching is a strong passion of mine and I am very excited to see the growth and progress your children will make throughout the year. I believe that children learn best when they are able to make connections between their classroom learning and their home and community environments. 

I am looking forward to a wonderful partnership with you as we work together to support your child's learning. This website will provide you with information about some of the many things we are learning in class. Students are encouraged to check this website regularly for homework assignments, reminders, and important upcoming dates.   

Please know that I aim to support your child's learning in any way possible. If you have any questions about how your child is doing in school, please feel free to email me at sophia.wong@tdsb.on.ca, call me at the school at 416-396-2460, or write a note in your child's agenda. I will be happy to set up a time to meet with you. I look forward to spending an inspiring and magical year with you and your child.

Sincerely,

Ms. Wong

Room 209 Classroom Agreement

Together as a class, we all agreed that "In order to do our best learning, we need to respect ourselves, others, and our classroom environment." The following are some examples of how we can demonstrate respect in our classroom:

Respect for Ourselves

- We will always try our best.

- We will maintain a positive attitude.


Respect for Others

- We will listen attentively to one another.

- We will be encouraging and supportive of others.

- We will treat others the way we want to be treated.

- We will help and learn from one another.


Respect for Our Classroom Enviroment

- We will help to keep our classroom clean and safe.

- We will handle our classroom materials (e.g. textbooks, class library books) with care.