Monday, 25 April 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016


Social Studies Quiz this Wednesday
(students have been given photocopies of the relevant textbook pages, and today they played a version of Jeopardy which reviews what will be on the quiz too. They can play that game by clicking on the link below:!7987&authkey=!ACVuC3DqJe9iBQw&ithint=file%2cpptx

Math: practice 7 times tables

For Mr. Chan:  Harbour Card due Tuesday

Salmon: we will be releasing the salmon back into the wild in a couple of weeks. Clean 500 mL containers (such as yogurt containers, or similar) need to be brought in for that purpose.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Welcome to Brooksbank!

As a class it seemed like it was about time for a party. Shortly thereafter we received word we would be getting a new student from Brazil in our class along with an older brother in Gr 7 and a sister in Kindergarten. Thus, the party became a Welcome! party.

Along with student-donated food and pink lemonade to drink, the class was decorated, 4 rap songs were written and performed (all original works on the theme of welcoming the family to Canada and Brooksbank while they said farewell to Brazil),  a fun "test" using the Plickers app was written by two students so knowledge of both Canada and Brazil was tested, and finally the class showcased their dance they had first performed at the Intermediate Dance Festival at Centennial Theatre.

Why have a party?

"At Brooksbank Elementary we believe that our students’ levels of engagement and sense of belonging are correlates and determiners of their academic achievement." 

This is the opening sentence of our School Plan for 2015/2016, which continues our school-wide focus on belonging, established two years ago. 

And so we welcomed Diego, Pedro, and Giovana in high style. Our students were such good ambassadors, showing compassion, creativity, and a lovely welcoming spirit!


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Math: p. 263 1-2 (you don't need to do 2. c)

L.A.: Run-on Sentence Writing (half a page)

Don't forget to bring food for the party!!!!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Tuesday 19 April, 2016


p. 169 # 9 (a & b) Showing equivalent fractions by drawing shaded pictures (W)

Riya's fabulous presentation on a recent and eye-opening trip to India!

And Mr. Chan, who has been teaching our class Social Studies as it relates to Vancouver Harbour, was in the class today, and later Ella shared photos of our working port in the inner harbour showing ships, trains, and docks.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Tomorrow (Thursday) is the dance festival, and children are to bring (or wear) beach clothes as their costume for their performance.

Track & Field: Lots of students are keen to join one or more of the Track and Field sports. Because this is an extra-curricular activity, students and parents will need to fill out and return the Track and Field permission package. This is a great opportunity for students, but we need the paperwork completed in order for them to compete.

The A.I. reading assignment is due Friday

No new homework exactly, but we will be working on the 7 times tables next, as well as equivalent fractions.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Thursday, April 7th



p. 260 1-3 (next Thur.)
p. 168 #1, 2 (Fri)

See you next Thursday!

Mrs. Startup

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Reminder from Mr. Chan:


Good copy of typed salmon write-up (F). Using yesterday's template and results, write the Conclusions section, essentially highlighting what happened (the facts based on the Results table), as well as an attempt to explain why we got the results we did. This is to be typed up and handed in Friday morning.

-continue practicing the 6 times tables
-Fractions homework: p. 168 questions 1, 2 (F)

Please send in your field trip form and money if you haven't done so. Most families have done that by now, but a few are outstanding. Your cooperation means we don't have to chase kids for their forms and money. Thanks so much.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Salmon experiment:
Here are today's notes and results from our "swimming upstream" experiment.

Thanks to Alaina for being our photographer!

We continue to work on 6 times tables.

The class was investigating shapes that tessellate this morning.
Examining how shapes fit together.