September LANGUAGE ARTS INTRODUCTION Expectations, routines and Organization Getting to know peers and school community. October SHORT STORIES Story elements, Figurative Language, genre November READING POETRY Figurative Language Poetic Devices Poem style December WRITING January LISTENING NOVEL STUDY Teacher selected from “Authorized Alberta Education List” February SPEAKING VIEWING FOLKTALES & FABLES Including Canadian Historical content Narrative story March April VISUALLY REPRESENTING Plays & Readers’ RESEARCH Theatre Musical Instrument, Canadian artist or Explorer May NOVEL STUDY Teacher selected from “Authorized Alberta Education List” June Novel study continued Ongoing Units: The following units will be integrated into the above units: Grammar, Language Mechanics, Writing—narrative, expository, Spelling, Reading Literature Circles: Comprehension and Fluency, guided reading. Resources: Alberta Program of Studies, Illustrative Examples, Various Novels, Collections Anthology, SRA kit, guided reading materials, “Empowering Writers” lessons, QAR materials, various poetry resources. Assessment: Gates MacGinitie, Jerry Johns BRI, Homework, Participation, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Viewing and Visually Representing Assignments, Checklists, self-assessments and reflections. MATHEMATICS SOCIAL STUDIES SCIENCE Number Concepts Number Concepts Patterns and Relations: Number Concepts Shape and Space -Operations -Operations -Operations -Operations -Operations -Mental Math -Mental math strategies -Mental Math Strategies -Mental math strategies -Mental Math -Strategies -Whole numbers to 1 000 000 -Variables and Equations -Fractions and decimals -2D, 3D shapes -Patterns -Estimation strategies and Place Value -Measurement Assessment: Projects, Quizzes, Tests, homework assignments, and Qualitative observations. Resources: Alberta Program of studies, Math Makes Sense student and teacher resources, various games and math manipulatives, calculators, videos, Math to the Max student and teacher resources Physical Geography of Canada: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how the geographical regions and natural resources of Canada affect the quality of life of all Canadians. Shaping an Identity: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the events and factors that have changed the ways of life in Canada over time and appreciate the impact of these changes on citizenship and identity. Resources: Alberta Program of Studies, “Our Land and People” student and teacher resource, various supplemental books, videos and internet resources, field trips: Heritage Park and Glenbow Museum, current events/articles and student atlas and maps. Assessment: Projects, assignments, written tests/quizzes. Weather Watch Electricity and Magnetism Mechanisms that Use Electricity Classroom Chemistry Wetland Ecosystems Students learn about weather phenomena and Students learn about electricity by building Students build electrical devices for a Students learn about the properties and Students learn about wetland ecosystems by studying the methods used for weather study. They and testing circuits. Using batteries, bulbs variety of purposes, using knowledge interactions of some safe to handle life in a local pond, slough, marsh, fen or bog. learn to measure temperatures, wind speed and and wires, students construct simple circuits gained in the previous topic. Tasks that household liquids and solids. They test a Through classroom studies, and studies in the field, direction, the amounts of rain and snow, and and test the effects of various modifications. students are assigned may include such variety of materials to see what happens students learn about organisms that live in , on and the amount of cloud cover. In studying causes Through such tests, they discover that a things as making a switch from scrap when things are mixed together: what around wetlands and about adaptations that suit pond and patterns of air movements, students learn circuit requires a closed pathway for materials, making a device to control the dissolves, what reacts and what remains organisms to their environment. Through observation about the effects of uneven heating and electricity and that some materials conduct speed of a motor, making a burglar alarm unaffected. They discover that when a solid and research, students learn about the interactions cooling and discover the same patterns of air electricity and others do not. They learn and lighting three bulbs from one source. material dissolves, it can be recovered as a among wetland organisms and about the role of each movement in indoor environments as are that an electric current can affect a nearby Through work on these tasks, students learn crystal by evaporating the liquid. They also organism as part of a good web. The role of human found outdoors. They also learn about human magnet and that this property of electricity the role of various components and control learn that when two materials react to form action in affecting wetland habitats and populations is actions that can affect weather and climate and is used in making electromagnets and devices that are part of an electrical system. a new material, the original materials cannot also studied. study the design and testing of clothing used as motors. Potential dangers are examined as A the same they develop skills of problem be recovered. As an example of a chemical protection against the weather. students learn about the safe use of solving and teamwork. reaction, students learn to produce carbon electricity. dioxide gas and show that this gas differs from ordinary air. Resources: Alberta Program of Studies, Edmonton Public unit Teacher Resources, various DVDs, topic books and maps, Field Trips and Guest speakers: Enmax, Electric Cars, Wetlands. Assessment: Assignments, projects, quizzes, tests Histories/Stories of Ways of Life in Canada: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the people and stories of Canada and their ways of life over time, and appreciate the diversity of Canada’s Heritage. Statistics and Probability -Chance and Uncertainty -Data Collection & Analysis -Analyzing Graphs Health Options (each homeroom will rotate through all options over the school year) Technology English L. O French Wellness Choices: Students will make responsible and informed choices to maintain health and to promote safety for self and others. Relationship Choices: Students will develop effective interpersonal Life Learning Choices: Students will use resources skills that demonstrate responsibility, respect and caring in order to effectively to manage and explore life roles and career establish and maintain healthy interactions. opportunities and challenges. Resources: Alberta Education - Health and Life Skills Planning Tools, Information and Activity Worksheets, YouTube: Ready or Not Series, Alberta Health Region videos and resources supplied for various topics in this unit, Movies, Magazines and newspapers, and guest speakers supplied by Alberta Education. . Assessment: Classroom discussions and participation, Unit Quizzes, and Daily worksheets on classroom topics 5Neely/Abdulrahman: Fine Art—Drawing, painting, sculpture 5Mikhail: Computer skills/applications 5 Zwick: Music 5 Naroz: Computer skills/applications ICT outcomes will be addressed and integrated across the core curriculum and during “Options”. Year Long Focus: Reading fluency and comprehension strategies, writing mechanics, spelling, grammar and word work. Resources: Alberta Program of Studies, Illustrative Examples, SRA Kit, Empowering Writers Teacher and Student materials, interactive technology activities, Practice Your Spelling student book. Assessment: Assignments, projects, observations, quizzes and tests. Field of experience to include: Field of experience to include: Persons of influenceField of experience to include: School supplies, calendar, school subjects, school classmates, friends, family Weather: conditions, climate, Canadian weather, weather folklore, and activities proverbs Canadian Francophone observed holidays, celebrations, and traditions IL ARABIC Physical Education Health Cultural Event Vocabularies and translations. reading lessons, , and poems to extend more understanding to the topic All about me, Family, and my School My identity, biographical information Identifying and labeling school name, school policies and rules, searching in school website, projects Body parts, Health, Five senses. key words, visuals and translations, spelling tests making reports& supporting sentences, forming ,grammar, tenses ,comparison and contrast Volleyball, Co-operative Games, CrossCountry Running, Ultimate Frisbee Basketball, Co-operative Games, Wrestling, Dance Resources: Volleyballs and Nets, Cross country and Volleyball Interschool sports, YouTube and various videos to display proper technique, and Frisbees Resources: Basketballs and nets, Mats, Various forms of music, CD player, Guest speakers, Intramurals and Interschool sports for Basketball and Wrestling. Four seasons / Weather and Nature stories, Poems, reading lessons drawings, colorings, and functioning words. presenting , posters and spelling tests music, songs Floor Hockey, Ringette, Broom Ball, Field Hockey, Table Tennis, Badminton, Cooperative Games, Gymnastics Animals, Domestic/Wild Review Movies, nature, survival, independence, freedom, struggle, stories, field trips songs forming sentences Presenting Quizzes and Exams Soccer, Co-operative Games, Track & Field Resources: Soccer balls, shot put, hurdles, javelin bar, thick and flat mats, high bar and poles, long Jump measuring tape, discus and pylons. Resources: Hockey sticks and Goalie Equipment, Ringette, Broom ball, and Field Hockey sticks and required balls for each variation of hockey/stick sports, Floor mats, Benches for gym division, Table tennis tables and rackets, Gymnastic mats Assessment: Coming changed for class, Qualitative Observation and Participation for each period, unit tests and unit skill assessment and game play strategy. Health 5: Wellness Choices – Making responsible and informed choices Health 5: Relationship Choices – Developing Health 5: Life Learning Choices – Using resources effectively to maintain health and to promote safety for self and others effective interpersonal skills that demonstrate to manage and explore life roles and career opportunities and responsibility, respect and caring in order to establish and maintain healthy interactions. Character Education Virtues Education (Self-Control, Respect, Empathy, Conscience, Acceptance, Generosity, Perseverance and Kindness) challenges.