Today, the Level 4 and Grade 4 students had the pleasure of welcoming Lady Lianne Harris to Tall Pines School. Lady Lianne is a History, Culture and Social Studies Resource Specialist Consultant with the Toronto District School Board and curriculum advisor for Upper Canada College. She has taught over 80, 000 teachers and students in authentic period clothing. She is one of Toronto’s Women of Influence and one of Canada’s best-selling authors. She has been an exhibiting artist at the Royal Ontario Museum, Roy Thomson Hall, The IDA Gallery, and The Shaw Festival. Her work is well known all over Canada, and she has been the keynote presenter at many professional, academic and organization events.
The Level Fours were fascinated by the artifacts and history of this time period. They spent the morning in a hands-on workshop with Lady Lianne. The workshop was an opportunity for our students to experience an in-depth look at various aspects of the Medieval period. Some areas of focus included: Medieval vocabulary, clothing, genealogy, social and political history, etc. Thank you Lady Lianne for the awesome experience.
Welcome to Mrs. Layne Grade 5 Class
The best way to contact me is by email at Mlayne@insidetps.com
My Pledge to My Students:
The following is a list of goals that I have set for myself this year. I will make every effort to live up to these goals.
1. I will greet students each morning with a smile, and will be generous with my smiles throughout the day.
2. I will look for opportunities to reward and praise students for their work and good behavior.
3. I will not show favoritism, and will try to be fair to all.
4. I will use fair and appropriate methods of discipline.
5. I will try to make classroom instructions as interesting as possible and look for new and diverse ways of presenting materials.
6. I will treat my students with respect.
7. I will make myself available and approachable to students.
8. I will recognize the individuality of my students and provide opportunities for each of them to experience success.
9. I pledge to work forward making this a very successful year for us all!
In grade 5 we have an in-class project and it is called Fabulous 40. Every Wednesday and Friday we have 40 mins to work on our project.
We are groups of 2 or 3. We all picked who we wanted to be with then we chose a topic. Jordan and Daksh did theirs about robots. Marcus and Olivia did theirs about activities in school. Sukhman, Isabella, and Neha are doing theirs on how ice cream is made. Some of us have presented and some are going to present soon.
Today we saw snakes,turtles, an alligator, and a blue tongued skink
We had the chance to answer questions and hold the snakes
The alligator was a spectacled caiman
The People who held the snakes in grade 5 were
We learned a lot and had so much fun
Take a look at these photos
BY:OLIVIA(Olly) Isabella (isy)
Your child will be completing a science project this school year, due by December 3rd, 2013. A science-fair project challenges a student to solve a question using the scientific method. It is a great way to excite children about science, teach them to think like scientists, develop their organizational skills, and enhance their writing and oral-presentation skills.
The students will be receiving a ‘Science Fair Journal’ in class this week that explains the process of conducting a science-fair project and guides them on their way.
The bulk of the students’ work will be completed at home. We hope that you will offer your child support and encouragement and monitor his or her progress in the coming weeks. At the same time, we ask that you keep in mind that the project is your child’s responsibility. By limiting your involvement, your child will receive the full educational benefits of the Science Fair. It should be noted that a successful project does not have to cost a great deal of money. Some of the best projects can be completed using materials found around the home!
Attached is a checklist breaking down the project into manageable pieces by detailing an 8-week plan for completion. We suggest that you use this checklist to help your child plan his or her project and stay on track. (See Science Fair Journal link below.)
Level 5, Level 6, Grade 5 and Grade 6 students will complete their projects under the guidance of their classroom teachers. The teachers will mark and provide feedback to the students. Grade 8 students will complete their projects under the guidance of Mr. Osmar. He will mark and provide feedback to the students.
Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for supporting your child in such an exciting process of discovery!
Tall Pines School Leadership Team
Tall Pines School Science Fair Journal 2013
Wow! What a talented group!
Grade 5’s challenge over the summer was to create a presentation on a topic of their choice to share with us on the first day of school. They all worked really hard and I was very impressed with their work. From Power Point presentations to a movie to a display board to designing their own books, everyone used their creativity to give me a little glimpse into their life over the summer. Well done, Grade 5. The year is off to a fabulous beginning!
Your task this summer is to be creative!
Use your talents to design and create a presentation representing your summer. You can choose to make a slide show of photographs detailing any places you visit over the summer. Perhaps, you could decorate and fill a memory box with souvenirs showing places you visited and things you did. Maybe it could be a diorama depicting a trip to the beach or Wonderland or somewhere else you spent the day. Either email it to me at the end of August or bring your completed project to school on the first day back.
If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Yes, I will reply – even during the summer!)