Ms. Darlington

Embracing 2020 in Grade 5 at SMO!


Note: This page will be updated weekly (generally Sunday), and as needed throughout the week. In aligning with an ECO school, our monthly calendar can be found on the left column.

Upcoming dates:
Father's Day- June 21st 
Reports- June- these will be emailed

Dear Parent/s, 

We are approaching the home stretch with learning from home in Grade 5. I will keep our students updated via our classroom.  Sailing on from here! :) 

Ms. Darlington 

New websites and learning (post March break), have been added in our Google classroom for students to view as we move through our weekly learning.

This is a great website for family resources. Copy link below:

Below are web sites that your child can explore when he/she is looking to keep busy! (And, when you are wanting your children to keep busy!) 
Note: You will need to copy & paste web site links (in orange)

***Check out this web site with 60 nature activities for children of all ages. Nature is our best friend right now!!***

Check out these kids lunch ideas! This is a great time to have your children explore making new lunches!

In this website, you can explore various areas of learning such as biographies, arts & crafts, short stories, experiments and more:

This is a great opportunity to learn a language. at home.

Literacy- posted in our Google classroom

Additional sites for learning:

Reading on line/ Listening to literature:
I love this website if you would like to explore another language or read a story to a younger sibling.

You can choose story by age. Be sure you also factor in your child's reading level when choosing a story. Assess if the book is "just right" using our class I-PICK model!

I- I choose- Choose a book! 
P- Purpose- Why am I reading this book?
I- Interest- Does this interest me?
C- Comprehension- Do I understand?
K- Know- I know most of the words!

For this resource, you can listen to the stories on the internet and then access this resource for comprehension activities for the stories provided. 

4/ Other auditory stories:

5/ Excellent resource for reading:

6/ Our students love magazines (in class). Check out this for resources:

Oral communication: For fun! 
Have a discussion with family members on math concepts. Which one doesn't belong? This activity is sometimes integrated as part of our morning "brain fuel".

Media literacy:

Choose a commercial. Ask you child a few advertising questions. Encourage your child to justify his/her thinking. Who is the target audience? What is the main message? Who is the advertising company? Is the commercial an effective message? Why or why not? (Justify)

Some other tips to support your child with literacy at home:

Math:  Posted in our Google classroom! 
For interactive and other math sites:
LEGO tasks. A timeless activity!

For various worksheets from home (if you would have an option to print):

Math application:

Pick a concept that your child needs focus on. Excellent videos!

Choose any area that your child needs focus on. Excellent learning!

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives:

Practise multiplication tables:

Learn about various math concepts:

Evening family math talk!

Do you want some other ideas to support your child with math at home?


Science:  What we are focusing on is posted in our Google classroom.

Other sites for fun:

Study Jam: (A fun learning site for math or science)

Visit Ripley's Believe it or not for science fun at home:

For fun discovery and learning:

Scholastic ScienceFlix:

Social Studies: Taught by Mrs. Priest- visit her Google classroom!

ReligionLearning will be posted in our Google classroom! 

Families are welcome to join the St Mary's Parish community, where daily mass is live-streamed on Facebook at 9 am. Thank you Madame O'Connell for sharing this link!
Each mass is then posted to their Youtube channel : Saint Mary's Parish.

Physical Education:

Keep your family fitness going at home with backyard activities, basketball on your driveway, dog walks, family hikes and with the outdoors! Ask your child to build a family fitness course in your yard! 

Embrace a fitness break with your family at home (of course, this is second best to being outside!)

pop see koo videos:

Health: Look at food labels and charts at home. Cut these out from food products and compare which are healthier and why? Do some spring cleaning in your food cupboards along the way! :):) Guide your child to look at expiry dates, to sort and get rid of the old stuff! :)

Taught by Madame O'Connell  (Visit her Google classroom)


The Arts (Visual Arts): Indefinite ways to explore art at home! Recycle and reuse crafts and supplies at home.

Explore websites where kids can create digital art:

Our students love this for a quick transition activity!

My nephews like this web site:
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams

DRAMA: Visit Ms. Eillis' Google classroom

April, May, June,July & Aug birthdays
- will be noted in June