Welcome to the Grade 4/5 classroom at Mary Bergeron Elementary! The 2017-18 school year is going to be fantastic!
Here's a quick description of topics and skills that will be covered throughout the year. In our combined classroom, we will be alternating grade 4 and 5 topics in Science and Social. In Math and Language Arts, each grade will be working on grade level appropriate skills.
Students will be learning about many different topics in science this year. This includes:
- Light and Shadow
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Wheels and Levers
- Classroom Chemistry
- Waste in Our World
- Wetland Ecosystems
In our classroom we will be examining aspects of both Alberta and Canada, such as geography, history, and culture. Students will develop a stronger sense of people's identities as both Albertans and Canadians, as well as appreciating the diversity of our province and country. We will be covering the following topics:
- Alberta: A Sense of the Land
- Physical Geography of Canada
- The Stories, Histories, and People of Alberta
- Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada
- Alberta: Celebrations and Challenges
- Canada: Shaping an Identity
Students will continue to develop their number sense through a variety of different lessons.
Some topics that will be covered this year are:
- Whole numbers, addition, subtraction, and estimation
- Mutiplication and division
- Fractions and decimals
- Data Analysis
Throughout the year students will be working on their skills in reading, writing, and spelling.
Students will continue to improve their reading comprehension and fluency through participation in a variety of lessons, including:
- weekly spelling units
- guided reading
- reading strategy lessons
- read at home
- novel studies
- grammar and speech activities
A Note from the Teacher
I'm looking forward to an exciting year with your child! I will be using a variety of different communication methods throughout the school year, including email, the Remind app, and notes in the agenda. Please remember to read and sign/initial your child's agenda every night so that I know you are kept up to date with all the goings-on in our classroom and school. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me via the Remind app, email, phone, or by stopping by the school. You can contact me at:
Phone: (780) 723 3908 or (780) 723 5300