Ms. Darlington

Continuing to Grow in Grade 5 with Ms. Darlington at St. Monica's Catholic School! Nuevos comienzos en el grade 5! Novos comecos na classe 5! thanks

October blessings! Feeling grateful for..
Family and their love..
Opportunities to learn...
Food on the table...
Warm homes and the feeling of "home"..
God's beauty everywhere..
Nature and sunny days..
Friendships, new and renewed...
Ontario and all it has to offer....

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. :) Any new dates will be added as needed. 

Upcoming dates/ Important: 
REMINDER: Please ensure that you have logged into your School Day account and consented to all aspects. All money/ fees will also be managed via School Day.

All neighbourhood walk forms/ health forms (paper work) should have been returned.

Autumn Blessings Class Meal: Sign up went home Thursday of this week. Meal is scheduled for FRI, OCT 25th 11:25-12:15pm

We are accepting non-perishable food items for our food drive. WE SCARE Hunger Food Drive until the end of October! 

Picture Day: October 22nd, 2019

 BalloonsOCT birthdays- Campbelle: OCT 4th, Avery- OCT 29th, Desmond- OCT 10th

Thank you for dried herb donations last week.

Week at a Glance: (Oct. 14th- 18th)

MONDAY-  Thanksgiving Monday- Relax and embrace family! 
TUESDAY- Music with Mr. Susil, Sign math "check in"
Coaching running meet moved to FRIDAY for Ms. Darlington
THURSDAY-  All work complete! 
FRIDAY- OFF SITE FOR COACHING (moved from WED.) Your child will be in another assigned class for the day.

Important: We are a PEANUT FREE school. Thank you for helping to keep our classroom a safe learning place.

Tentative schedule for learning this week (subject to change):


Writing/ word work/ other
- Word work- "no excuse" word focus
- Journal- Please review the inside of your child's journal. I would ask that you sign your child's journal each week (without editing it..:))
- Published copies for "Friend Wanted" writing. Focus is on the revising process and use of word choice (6+1 trait) (Not completed last week) 


- will include opportunities to read to self and read to others. Reading groups and/or novel studies will begin.

Oral communication- 

Media literacy- Short week, no focus this week

Some tips to support your child with literacy at home:

Number sense- addition and subtraction with whole numbers to 100,000 understanding place value and estimation strategies 

Measurement- check in on linear measurement concepts (length, width, height and distance)

Students: Check out this web page to practise multiplication tables

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

Please review/ initial weekly "check in" on math learning. 


Science: ​ ​​Human organ systems- finishing an overview of the systems prior to hands-on learning. Students will lead into projects. This will be posted via the classroom.

Social Studies: Taught by Mrs. Priest (A Days)

Religion: Focus is on understanding prayer, liturgical calendar is Ordinary time, Thanksgiving reflection on the liturgy, family life focus on friendships

Physical Education:
We are focusing on building fitness, basketball and volleyball skills in October.

Health: Not covered this month

Taught by Madame O'Connell (B Days)


The Arts (Visual Arts): -- Thanksgiving focus (craft-like art)

Dance/ drama focus: ​ not covered at present