Joly, P.

Hand with rosary

St. Theresa Catholic School - HRM005/HRM006

School: St. Theresa Catholic School
Teacher: Joly, Patrice
Grade: Grade 5/Grade

MAY -  Still Looking Forward to Spring...Might be Here?


Congrats to the grade 6 students who completed Day 2 of the EQAO program...2/6 down and 4/6 left to go.

Track and Field notes and money are due this Friday.  The competition is at Austin next Friday.

Thank you to our school, our families and our community members who supported us during our Aboriginal Walk: Shared Values (school museum walk) on Thursday, May 16th.

Congratulations to the grade 5-8 students who participated in Future City engineering projects.  The grade 5 students (rising engineer stars) presented with the older grades to the school and in the classroom for Open House Night during Education Week. The grade 6 students competed with the grade 7-8 team at the UOIT Future City competition demonstrating amazing writing skills (1500 word essay and presentation notes) as well as excellent math and science strategies (scale model with moving part).  Special congrats go out to IW, CE, ZS and JG who received the Best Project Plan award for the tournament!  So proud of all of you...your hard work paid off with fantastic results!

  Hey St. Theresa community... Are YOU still interested in volunteering at ST. VINCENT'S KITCHEN? The last St. Theresa St. Vincent's Kitchen Day for the school year will be Fri., June 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. We usually finish at 6:30 pm though (for pick ups).  Note to former St. Theresa graduates...St. Vincent's Kitchen time counts for volunteer hours. ALL HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

The Class Potluck on Holy Thursday was awesome!  Contributions were deliciously appreciated (and devoured).  Thank you to all the families who contributed to our Easter feast.

Friday Spirit Day was Twins Day...what creativity!  Thank you to the students who brought in their $2 donation (for all of the Lent spirit days). 

Guess who demonstrated spectacular cleaning skills at St. Vincent's Kitchen!  Thank you JL, OP, JA and PA for taking some of time on a Friday to give to others.  Hey St. Theresa community... Are YOU interested in volunteering at ST. VINCENT'S KITCHEN? Your help will be greatly appreciated. There are many families who will get the opportunity to eat in a clean dining area because of the diligent efforts that you put in. Our next St. Theresa Day at St. Vincent's Kitchen will be running on FRIDAY  at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. We usually finish at 6:30 pm though (for pick ups).  Note to former St. Theresa graduates...St. Vincent's Kitchen time counts for volunteer hours.

Thursday, March 21st  was World Down's Syndrome Day.  Thank you to everyone who wore blue, white and yellow and/or colourful wacky socks (my favourite thing!) to raise awareness and celebrate those in our world with Down's Syndrome.

Awesome cleaning jobs at St. Vincent's Kitchen in January, February and March!  Thank you JL, OP, JA and AB for taking some of your time to help others.  

Congrats...St. Theresa sent 163 valentines to Sunnybrook Hospital.  Thank you for putting a smile on the face of a veteran or soldier who served our country.

Also, congrats...Room 13 sent 21 Home essays and poems to the Habitat for Humanity Home contest, raising $210 for someone's new home.

First place with the ECO Count ...second week in a row...congratulations Room 13.

Congrats to the St. Theresa Free Throw Team who competed at St. Paul C. S. on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  Thank you to all of the students who competed in their classrooms.  Congratulations to DW, GD, AA, KQM, ZS and JA who will be represented our class and grade at the Council Level.  good luck to DJ who moves on to compete at the regionals next Saturday in Markham.

BOOMERANG LUNCHES are back!  Thank you Eco Team for reminding us how easy it is to make a difference in our school community.  Special thanks to RP and VK who presented the information in a fun and creative way.

PJ and Coding Day was fun! Also, we had a school Christmas caroling session at 10:30 am. Your performance was amazing! I hope that you enjoyed the surprise teachers performance...we did our best...Wasn't Mrs. McInnis awesome! Thank you Ms DaCunha for organizing such an inspiring and talent-filled Christmas caroling presentation.

Thank you to all of the families and students who prepared the food for our Christmas Potluck.  It was a delicious success and we were the envy of the school.  It is moments like these that remind us how lucky we are.

Thank you AB, OP, JA and JL for your outstanding volunteer efforts at St. Vincent's Kitchen on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.  Your work made the kitchen shine for its patrons on Saturday.




 We collect:

1) pop tabs for wheel chairs,

2)  milk bags for mats

3)  used batteries (for recycling in order to help the environment)

4)  used stamps (for charity)


Cash On-LIne set up

-  Visit


Upcoming dates:

May 21 - 24, May 27-28 - EQAO for grades 3 and 6

May 31 - St. Theresa Track and Field at Austin

Thurs., June 13 - St. Theresa Spring Fun Fair 6:30 pm










Does this website take place of the daily writing in the agenda?

     The teacher web site and the list on the front board DO NOT take the place of the agenda. The site and the front board list contain a general list of all homework. These lists are useful for seeing what assignments are upcoming. Also, there is a description of additional assignment directions below the homework list.

     The agenda is the student's tool for organization. Based on the class and web site lists, they determine the 1-3 tasks that they can complete each night. The number of assignments they bring home will reflect their personal needs, home schedule, amount of work done in class and which assignments are immediately due.

      Each student needs to practise organization in his/her own agenda because the tools that we use in class may not be available every year. 

     To sum up, every student needs to write in their agenda and pack their school bags accordingly.

Home Tasks

1.  Math: -A)  Collect 12 pieces of data about your favourite sport or group.  Collect information from at least 20 different sources for interesting statistics.  Was Due:  Wednesday

-B)  Math Review booklet Due:  Thursday

-C) On-Line Tasks (do all of them)

Launch Pad - Math - Show Me Puzzles

grade 5 - 5.66 Equivalent Fractions

             -5.67 Improper to Mixed

grade 6 - 6.52 GCF (greatest/largest common factor/part)

             - 6.53 LCM (least/lowest common Multiple)

             - 6.54 GCF and LCM


EQAO site with sample questions


 2)    Future City  - Binders are due in with research plans and rough work (also presentation cards)



Grade 6-

A)  AD, JL, OP and KQM

B)  OR, RP and AB

C)  AA, IF and KM

D)  PP, PA and SH

E) JO, JN and JA

F)  ZS, CE, JG and IW

Grade 5 -

A)  VK, MP, GD and RC

B)  DW, CM, FO



3)  Silver Birch (Forest of Reading) Reading Challenge

The Silver Birch Reading program requires you to read at least 5 books in your chosen genre in order to receive a vote. Get reading!!!

Date Due: any day

Paragraph Question:

        Will you be recommending this book, __________________, for the Silver Birch ___________________ award?(Sample topic sentences include:-I will definitely be recommending the book, _______, for the Silver Birch ________ award.-I will be considering the book, ___________, for the Silver Birch _______ award.-I will not be voting for the book, _________, for the Silver Birch _________ award.)

Please write your answer in a S.E. E. C. paragraph (topic sentence, 3 reasons and 3 explanations and conclusion).

*** 8 sentences minimum

 ***Include facts, quotes and incidents from the text (book). Also, use reading terms to clarify your opinion (characters, plot, language, dialogue, setting, problem, conflict, action, climax, resolution)


4) Aboriginal Walk: Shared Values Debrief for the Presentation Tasks - Friday

Must haves:

-informational format (board, booklet, pamphlet, poplet, prezzi...)

-visual format (poster, collage, model, diarama, artifact....)

activity (puzzle, word find, true/false game, 2 truths and 1 lie, picture, kahoot, game to be participated in...)

-resource list

Should haves:

-at least 1 photo

-a map

-a timeline

-a glossary

Leveling Up Hooks:






-physical activities



5.  Writing: a) Complete the title of your Personal Dictionary (Personal Dictionary for ____)

b)  Make 4 quadrants out of the front and back of 4 sheets of paper and label them with a letter from the alphabet (in order).

c)  Correctly write the challenging words from May 21st assessment in the quadrants (matching the first letter of the word to the quadrant). Capitals and punctuation count!

d)  Correctly write the challenging words from May 22nd assessment in the quadrants (matching the first letter of the word to the quadrant). Capitals and punctuation count!

 6.  Writing - Creative Writing

a)  Choose your genre (Non-Fiction - Biography, Autobigraphy, Informational  OR Fiction - Mystery, Realistic fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Tall Tale, Myth, Historical Fiction, Fable, Fairy Tale, Legend).

b)  Describe your main character(s) physical characteristics and personality characteristics (with adjectives)

c)  What will the main problem be for the main charaster(s)?

Choice is due:  Thursday

7) Late Work to be Done:

-speeches (2)

-bridges (3)

-prayers (5)

-jungle animals art (6)

Things to do when you want something to do...

1.  Explore the Links section.

2.   MATH *  
A)  Complete, mpower, Free Rice and Word Jewel (on the ipad) each day (LINKS). Record your score and time in your agenda. Now try the Pearl Diver app.
B)  Practise your +,-,x, division facts and operations with whole numbers, decimals and fractions.
C)  Review new vocabulary, concepts and skills daily.

3.  Free Rice Challenge - We want to earn grains of rice for needy people around the world.

4.  Keep up on yourdaily  reading!  What new books have you read? 

5.  Keep a daily journal of your activities and thoughts.

6.  Write a letter or email to someone at least once a week.




 Supply List

Be prepared! These items will help your class assignments and projects.









duotangs for project portfolios





geometry set





black permanent marker (such as an ultra fine Sharpie)





Pencil Crayons/Markers










in door running shoes and outdoor running shoes





glue stick or bottle





gym gear (t shirt, shorts or track pants)





pencils, eraser, pens (red, blue/black)





ruler (clear is best for art activities)










sticky notes





set of ear buds

 Class Schedule












Day 5


8:45 - 9:30    EQAO EQAO EQAO  EQAO
9:30 - 10:10    EQAO EQAO EQAO  EQAO
10:25 - 11:30    French/Religion  French/Religion  French/Religion




12:30 - 1:15   Writing Math Math Math
1:15 - 1:55    Writing Reading  Reading  Writing
2:10 - 3:15    Math/Phys. Ed. Writing/Phys. Ed.  Writing Art
Silver Birch Forest of Reading Program 2019

Silver Birch Forest of Reading Program 2019


Silver Birch Express (fiction and non-fiction)

A Bear’s Life by Nicholas Read and illustrated by Ian Mc Allister

Bloom – A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad

The Elephant Keeper:  Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia by Margriet Ruurs and illustrated by Pedro Covo

The Heartwood Hotel 02:  The Greatest Gift by Kallie George and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

The Hollow Under  the Tree by Cary Fagan

Meet Viola Desmond by Elizabeth MacLeod and illustrated by Mike Deas

Tank and Fizz:  The Case of Firebane’s Folly by Liam O’Donnell and illustrated by Mike Deas

The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman

What Makes a Monster?  Discovering the World’s Scariest Creatures by Jess Keating and illustrated by David DeGrand

Where’s Burgess?  by Laurie Elmquist and illustrated by David Parkins


Silver Birch Non-Fiction

Basketballogy:  Super Cool Facts You Never Knew written and illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Bat Citizens:  Defending the Ninjas of the Night by Rob Laidlaw

Biometrics:  Your Body and the Science of Security by Maria Birmingham and illustrated by Ian Turner

Broken Pieces:  An Orphan of the Halifax Explosion by Allison Lawlor

Carey Price:  How a First Nations Kid Became a Superstar Goalie by Catherine Rondina

Engineered!:  Engineering Design at Work by Shannon Hunt and illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock

A Fair Deal:  Shopping for Social Justice by Kari Jones

New Hands, New Life:  Robots, Prostheses and Innovation by Alex Mihailidis and Jan Andrysek


                                            Non-Fiction page 2


Rising Seas:  Flooding, Climate Change and Our New World by Keltie Thomas and illustrated by Belle Wuthrich and Kath Boake W.

The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow by Jan Thornhill


Silver Birch Fiction

The Almost Epic Squad:  Mucus Mayhem by Kevin Sylvester and illustrated by Britt Wilson

Chase by Linwood Barclay

Ebb and Flow by Heather Smith

Elephant Secret by Eric Walters

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy by Gareth Wronski

Mine by Natalie Hyde

Missing Mike by Shari Green

Sit by Deborah Ellis

The Train of Lost Things by Ammi-Joan Paquette



Great Study Sites




Great Study Sites

Here are some websites that can help you with your speeches, homework and



 This site has great math activities!  Try it!



This site contains varied resources and programs, provided by the

Ministry. Check out the research section to find the databases of

information.  A valid library card is needed because your number

will allow you to enter the databases.

Whitby Library Resources

Can you use 8 free on-line resources, book, magazine or movie, each month?  All you need is a Whitby library card. Try this!  It will be great for Silver Birch and projects!


Check out what can be done with 200 popsicle sticks and some

white glue. Building a bridge takes a knowledge of structures and

some patience.  Try it!

Science of Structures


This is a study site sponsored by the United Nations. It provides

fun and challenging questions in all subject areas.  Each

successful answer results in questions of increasing difficulty. 

Also, every correct answer results in 10 grains of rice being

sent to needy people around the world.

Free Rice United Nations site - Studying, Helping Others and Fun


The World Factbook provides information on the history, people,

government, economy, geography, communications, transportation,

military issues for 266 world entities. This includes: maps of

the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a

Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a

Standard Time Zones of the World map.

The World Factbook - the CIA site


This awesome charity helps abused animals and provides excellent

therapy opportunities. If you love animals, check out this local


Nova's Ark


History comes alive with this site!  Try this website which

introduces you to video minutes and radio broadcasts about famous

people and events in Canadian history. It will inspire some

creative ideas for your Remembrance Day assignments and other

history assignments (check out the historica minutes and the

radio minutes).

Historica website


If you are looking for information to help with your Science

Ecosystem Task - try this one.

World Wildlife Federation site


Another science site with some basic facts about biomes around

the world.  Make sure to hit the animals and plants tabs that

drop down for information related to your latest science task.

Biomes Site (Science)


Looking for information about Canada? This site will give you key facts,

vocabulary and accurate chronology for discussions, debates, projects and


Historica Canada


Are you interested in famous Canadian people?  Check out this

site.  You will find a lot of interesting information, quotes and

interactive tasks.  Play the game - it's fun!

Canadian Museum of Civilization site


If you are interested in people, places and things from around

the world - this site will give you excellent data for projects

and games for interest.  Where in the world do you want to go? 

This site will help you learn about all your favourite places.

National Geographic Kids  site


If you want to visit the site for the May Math competition, this

will give you an idea of what the questions will be like.  Here

is your chance to check out the questions and answers from

previous years of competition.

Gauss Math Competition Site


If you looking to improve yopur keyboarding speed and accuracy,

this site has WIDE variety of games at every level.  My personal

favourite was QWERTY Warriors.  What is your favourite

keyboarding game?  Good luck!

Keyboarding Games


After our Night in the Museum reward, you might be a little

interested in the hidden secrets of museums around the world. 

Check out this site, it will put you in the mood for a trip to

the ROM.

Explore the Secrets of the Museums


Research some of the history behind the people who helped to

build our country.

Black History Month


This is a great site for research ( especially the history

roleplays).  There are loads of primary and secondary sources of

information for projects or interest.  A lot of information can

be downloaded, even more information can be ordered and sent for

free.  This site has lots to offer.  Check it out!

Inuit, Metis and First Nations Studies


What an awesome video!  This will get everyone

really interested in French and music!...We have to try this!

Troid Petits Cochons à la Gaga


Are you interested in one of the foremost Canadian artists of our

generation?  If you love animals, birds, nature, landscapes, you

will love this site.

Robert Bateman the Artist


Lots of dates and primary source information on specific soldiers

can be found here.  This will be great for our Soldier Stories

project and for researching your own ancestors who were in the

world wars. Explore this site!

Information on Canadian Soldiers


Are you looking at the job possibilities in your future?  Here

are some very interesting options...It is never too early to

start considering them.

Career Cruising


Check this site out if you are a fan of Harry Potter and can't

wait for the last movie to come out...It promises to be

completely awesome! This site has you register for special on-

line Pottermore activities (open July 31st).

Pottermore  (this is a site made by J. K. Rowling)


Are you interested in being part of the team?  Now that we are

a "Me to We School", we need to meet other Me to We ambassadors

and learn how to spread our commitment to social justice in our

community and around the world.  The students of

St. T. are going to take on this challenge and make a difference.

Be a member of the WE Team with Marc and Craig Kielberger



On-line Reading Websites


Interested in food allergies and how to use an epipen?

Let's take a look at Mrs. H.'s wesite and blog.  Her recipes are

awesome!  Check out the site and try cooking.  P. S. Don't be

afraid to share...

Mrs. H.'s Allergy Website and Blog


Are you looking for some homework help or extra practice?  Would

you like some enrichment activities?  Maybe you would like to

check out some new and interesting subjects.  Look at this site! 

The Khan Academy has an incredible number of lessons and

activities for every subject.  This is worth saving to your


Khan Academy


Try this site for fun activities that make math fun.  Which game

will be your favourite?

Cool Math Games


How much do you know about youth activities in Whitby?  You

really need to check out this site!  There are free memberships

to the Youth Groups (which are located in three places throughout

town).  The activities are free (with options for low cost pick

up leagues).  If you want to be a leader...the Whitby Youth

Council will be the kind of organization that you are looking


Whitby Youth Group and Whitby Youth Council


This is the official Royal Canadian Legion site.  If you are

interested in the results from last year, check out this link. 

There is a lot of information and inspiration to help you with

your posters, essay and poem.  Let's go everyone!  Let's decorate

the hall for the Legion dinner.  The Whitby Legion is counting on


Royal Canadian Legion past contest winners


Check out this site called The Memory Project.  It contains first

hand accounts of life during the war.  They are very effective

and informative sources of historical information.  A great

resources for your Remembrance Day work!

Stories from World War 2


This site will educate you on the effects of human activity on

the planet and our climate. Let's join the Eco-Team and make our

world a better, cleaner and greener place.

Global Warming Site


Are looking for something "hot" to do?  Check out the heat

activities and experiments on this site.  The experiments extend

right up to high school.

Heat Experiments


This will extend your interest in science beyond curriculum

topics to science facts in general. Explore the world of science

one little snack at a time.

Science Snacks - Little Facts about Everything Science


What in the world is going on with the green house effect!  Check

out this maps and graphics site to find out!  Unbelievable photos

for geography and

science projects!

World Maps and Graphics - Greenhouse Effect


In the next week or so, there will be 7 BILLION people on our

Earth. Are you interested in finding out where you fit in?  Plug

in your birth information and you will find out how many people

were alive on this earth when you were born as well as what

number you are based on all the people in our history...

What is your number?


Are you interested in coins and want to start a collection or

just learn about rare coins.  Check out this site.  It is

everything that you want to know about coins and were afraid to


Coins around the World


Check out the famous people posters and learn who is dealing with

mental illness.  Check out the Stomp Game!  Beat my score of 1800.

TAMI site


Are you interested in what makes our country great?  Check out

this site. There are really fantastic ideas and research for

speeches, presentations and contest entries.  This site is worth

a look!

Canadian Inventions and Interesting Events


These pictures and photos have been collected from galleries,

articles and museums.  If you want to see the best illustrations

of Canadian history, geography and more, you need to check out

this web site.  Excellent for projects, presentations and

powerpoint demonstrations!  What photo is your favourite?

Images of Canada


Are you looking for ways to "level up" your

projects, assignments and presentations?  This extremely reliable

site has strategies for collecting, interviewing, recording and

presenting information that

will get you the Level 4 (and 5) results that you are looking


The Tool Kit from the Canadian National Archives


Use this tool to time your presentations, homework sessions and

workout activities.  Ready, set, go....

On-Line Stopwatch


Here is a little bit of math and geography.  This Asian math

puzzle involves removing pairs of identical math tiles in order 

to wipe off the entire playing board.  If you complete the task,

a volcano erupts.  Who can make the volcano erupt?  Stay tuned

for a list of St. Theresa Mahjong masters....

Math Game - Mahjong


Are you up to a few more Math This is

Durham Catholic's Scoop It site of all the newest activities in Math.  AND

they are FUN! Try it!

 Even More Math Games and Challenges


If you are looking for extra practice sheets for all areas of

math, THIS IS THE SITE FOR YOU.  Not only can you review all the

skills that you need to work on for math but these sheets come

with an answer key so that you can check to see that you are on

the right track.  This is the site where I got your integer

review sheets. I only used the A questions (easy and challenging)

so all the rest are waiting for you to accept the challenge. Good


Math Drills


Are you looking for templates that will help to make your project

information look interesting and informative?  Check out this

site that has everything you are going to

need to make your project oustanding.

Graphic Organizers for Projects


This site has every format that you are EVER going to need for

citing sources in your essay and projects.  Find the citing

format that your teacher is requesting and plug in the

information.  This site will organize it for you and you can pop

it into your essay.  Resource pages and in-text citing has never

been so easy!

Citation Strategies


This site has everything that you want to know about "must-see"

places around the world.  Check it out! Highly recommended by former students!

Interesting Sites Around the World


Check out these awesome games provided at the Archaeology Day at

Trent University.  This is a great site for future scientists,

anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers and historians. 

Also, this will be a great inspiration for your archaeology

science fair project due the first week of June.

Archaeology Games 


This is a free math games web site that includes science and

history activities as well.  Students from grades 1 - 10 can find

practise activities and games that will help with grade level

concepts and skills.  Try it out!  Tell me what you think about

this site.

kids know it network


This site is full of geographic and scientific knowledge about

Canada and our environment.  Check out the maps and CG Kids atlas

for fun information that might help your archaeology presentation

(if your site is in Canada).

Canadian Geographic site


This French dictionary will help you with your translation work

and it is specially recommended by Mme B.

French Dictionary


This is everything and anything that you need to know about math

all the way from JK up to grade 11.  It is easy to navigate and

has lots of fun games in every skill and concept area.  You can

practise up to 10 questions for free (more if you refresh) each day.   Also, it records

your score, time and overall result.  Every time you complete

this task, you are earning bonus marks and extra initiative scores.

IXL Math Site


This virtual museum has an excellent image gallery.  This will help

you with your projects and presentation. There is a lot of primary

source information here.  Get ready to explore!

Virtual Museum of Canada


Really great resource!  This will help

make our Aboriginal Walk presentations a huge success. Start researching!

First Peoples of Canada - Aboriginal Information


This is the Kid Stop section of the government site.  You will find

a lot of stories, games and resources here that will help you

with your Aboriginal Walk presentation.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs site


Are you looking for extra math practice? Then this is the site for you! 

There are lots of sheets with a wide variety of different math strands.

Try it!

Math worksheets


Try this link and explore the EQAO grade six test questions from the past

year for extra practice.



This site has lots of educational resources to help with your studies.  We

will be using a lot of these in class.

elearning site


This a math, literacy and art site with on-line activities.

There are different grade levels available.  Enjoy practising the math

skills taught in class.


This link should get you through to Classcraft faster.  Remember to check

your agendas if you are forgetting your password.



Test out your math skills.  Create your own avatar.  Challenge other


 Win rewards for correct answers.  Non-stop fun!

Math Prodigy


Are planets, stars, plutoids and super novas in your orbit?  You have to

check out this website researched by O R.  It is out of this world!!!

Astronomy for Kids 


Welcome to the world of computer coding!  Try it out!

Coding Activities


How fast can you complete the puzzle?  Screen shot the times and submit

your best time.

Map of Canada (provinces and territories


Let's make a difference in our world.  These animals need your help. 

Let's join Ranger EA, OP and O R.'s cause and help support the protection of one of

these creatures.  Which one will our class choose?

Earth Rangers


Hey! Check out this primary source data.  AND you contributed to it! This

site contains data about you, students across Canada and students around the

world. Have fun with this.

Census at School


Yes I Can!  That is the message.  Once you watch this video you will have

no doubt who the super heroes are.  And if they can do all of these fantastic

feats SO CAN YOU!

Advertisement for the Paralympic Games in Rio


This site has a map with all the provinces,territories and capital cities

as well as an interactive component.  Move your mouse to the province of

your choice and find out even more.  Happy exploring!

Everything You Need to Know about Canada


Let's get ready for the Hour of Coding Week in December.  Practise the

different coding activities.  Challenge yourself.

Coding with Moana|natural|us|moanahoc|


Who's dancing now?

French Penguin Dance


Hey, hey grade sixes listen's your song to keep your planets in

order.  Keep studying!

The Solar System Song


Exploding dots make for amazing math...try it!

The Global Math Project


Try this link when you are testing your student code and registering for


Registering for Classcraft?

 Grade 5/6 Precepts

Grade 5/6 - 2016/2017 Precepts

"Don't bite the hand that feeds you."  SF

"A woman shouldn't give her heart away so easily." MG precept from Cheer Up by Twice

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  KB precept from Nelson Mandela

"When you are weak, Jesus gives you strength." KC

"Everyone is their own person, don't change who you are to impress!" EB

"If you never made a mistake, you never made anything."  Hedly Sr (TMT's grandfather)

"When someone says you can't do it, work harder."  LS precept from his father

"God has the power to change you and heal you." ZR

"Do or do not, there is no try." KD precept from Yoda in Star Wars

"What is meant to be is meant to be." NH quote is from an unanonomous source

"Be nice to one another, we are all family on planet Earth.  Treat each other kindly, treat the Earth kindly because we live on the planet Earth together." KT

"Given the choice between being right or being kind, be kind." JP precept is from Mr. Browne in "Wonder" (and Mother Teresa)

"Give your all no matter what they say." AC

"I can't do everything if I can't do it but I can work on it." M

"Reading a book is like a journey through your life."  AL

"Normal is boring so be unique." BL

"Pain is just an excuse to work harder." DA

"People fight, cry and scream.  No matter if you are sad, there is always something to smile about." AD

"If there is a light, you can always see and if there is a world, we can always be.  If there is a dark that we shouldn't doubt and there is a light, don't let it go out." EM precept is from Bono U2

"When you are down, keep working because you are nice and you have something that she does not have." NM

"There is no place like home."  EC precept comes from the Wizard of Oz

"Never give up." BW

"Don't let success go to your head and failure go to your heart." AE precept comes from Will Smith

"The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem."  IS precept comes from Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

"Don't strive to be someone you're not, be unique."  MR

 Inspirational Speeches

 1.  Stop Killing Time motivational speech - NM
2.  Why do We Fall motivational speech - LS
3.  The Simple Message that brought this Middle School Class to Tears - MR
4.  Winston Churchill: We Shall Never Surrender - KD
5.  Stronger Together Miami Dolphins:  Poetry in Motion - EM
6.  Dreams Speech - KC
7.  Be Phenomenal motivation speech - NH

8. Oprah Winfrey Receives Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes - Mrs. Joly

9. I am not Black and Your are not White by Prince Ea - EA

10. For Future Generations:  Sorry by Prince Ea - EA

 Word Wall Work

Word Work Wall

Canada words
1) Yukon
2) Northwest Territories
3) Nunavut
4) British Columbia
5) Alberta
6) Saskatchewan
7) Manitoba
8) Ontario
9) Quebec
10) New Brunswick
11) Prince Edward Island
12) Nova Scotia
13) Newfoundland and Labrador

Capital Cities

1) Whitehorse
2) Yellowknife
3) Iqaluit
4) Victoria
5) Edmonton
6) Regina
7) Winnipeg
8) Toronto
9) Quebec City
10) Fredericton
11) Charlottetown
12) Halifax
13) St. John's
14) ***Ottawa

Remembrance Day Words

1.  remember
2.  remembrance
3.  Remembrance Day
4. soldier
5. veteran
6.  soldiers
7.  veterans
8.  tank
9.  tanks
10.  poppy
11.  poppies
12. army
13.  armies
14.  gun
15.  guns
16.  navy
17.  navies
18.  battle
19.  battles
20.  battlefield
21.  battlefields
22.  air force
23.  air forces
24.  family
25.  families
26.  explosion
27.  explosions
28.  church
29.  churches
30.  tear
31.  tears
32.  knife
33.  knives
34.  silence
35.  silences
36.  letter
37.  letters
38.  victory
39. victories
40. lest (not let's) we forget
41.  trench
42. trenches
43. grief
44. crying

45.  sacrifice

46. sacrifices

47. country

48.  countries

Math Vocabulary - Know what these words mean!!!
-equal/ equivalent

Geometry Vocabulary

-acute angle
-right angle
-obtuse angle
-acute triangle
-right triangle
-obtuse triangle
-equi-angular triangle
-scalene triangle
-isosceles triangle
-equilateral triangle

 Favourite Songs and Videos 

 JG:  "Lava"  the official version
EE:  Hall of Fame featuring Will I Am 
JE:  "Believe"  by Asking Alexandria
JB:  "Pacific Rim" movie trailer (especially the Gipsy Danger vs Otachi clip)
XR:  Bob Marley's "3 Little Birds"
OP.:  Hedley's "Anything"
NP:  "Wake Me Up" by Avicii
MM:  "Nova" by Ahrix
CV:  "Carry On " by FUN
ES:  Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
NK.:  "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by IZ (official version)
AH:  "Way Away" by SSX3
NH:  "Such a Lonely Day" by Sy
MD:  "Runaway" by Linkin Park
AC:  "Remember the Name"  clean lyrics
Mrs. Joly:  Best Day of my Life (dog version), the song Beth by KISS, "This is Me" by Keale Settle (The Greatest Showman)
Mrs. McInnis:  "See You Again" 
VA:  Gold by Britt Nicole (official video), Britain's Got Talent - Bonetics
Mrs. Taillon:  "Northern Man" by Midnight Shine
RH:  "Let Her Go" puppy edition
MR:  "Hey Brother" (official video)
KC:  "Boomerang" by JoJo (original version)
ZR:  "Send My Love" by Adele (original version)
AD:  "I Whip My Hair" by Willow
DA: "God's Not Dead" by Newsboys  (LOVE "We Believe for an Easter play...hmmm)
SF:  "Sky Pilot" by Eric Burdon and the Animals (You're right...amazing footage from the war!)

KD, JP:  "The Saga Begins" by Weird Al Yankovic

EA:  "A Million Dreams"

 Trip and Club Notes



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Starting on Friday, September 7th, 2018, the staff and students of St. Theresa Catholic School will continue to volunteer at St. Vincent's Kitchen in Oshawa.

The volunteer program involves us cleaning up from the dinner and helping to prepare the kitchen for the next day. In order to complete these tasks, we are asked to be at the Kitchen by 5:30 pm where we will work until 7 pm. Parents and guardians can drop their children off at St. Vincent's Kitchen and pick them up at 7 pm (frequently we are done by 6:30 pm) or stay to help. All participants are asked to fill in a volunteer application for the St. Vincent's Kitchen files as well as a school permission note. If a student has completed the St. Vincent permission note during a previous year, they will only be required to fill in an updated school permission note.

While the St. Vincent's Kitchen remains at its present site (51 King St. East, Oshawa), parking can be found on the street (free after 6 pm) and in the Parking Tower across the street (bring the parking slip and get a paid ticket in return allowing you to access free parking). Please do not park at the restaurant parking lot nearby. It is temptingly close but it may result in a parking ticket. Once the new facilities on Simcoe are completed, new information will be supplied.

Our St. Theresa Days at St. Vincent's Kitchen will be the first Friday of every month. Thank you for helping us to participate in this community service opportunity. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

P. Joly

Please complete the following:

Child's name: __________________ Parent/Guardian signature: ______________________


Yes/No My child has permission to volunteer at St. Vincent's Kitchen on the first Friday of each month.


Yes/No I choose to volunteer at St. Vincent's Kitchen on the first Friday of the month.


I will provide transportation arrangements for my child. Plans for drop off and pick up are







Informed consent - Parent/Guardian Permission Form for Field Trips


The following excursion is being planned as an extension of the curricular

program at

School Name: St. Theresa Catholic School



Date of the Trip:


Students will leave school at __ am and return to the school at __

(if traffic permits)

Students will travel by __bus__

Cost to the student:

Date permission form sent home:

Date permission form is due back to the school:

__payment by cheque, it may be made payable to: St. Theresa C. S.

__payment by Cash On-line


Elements of Risk

Educational activity programs may involve certain elements of risk. While

every reasonable precaution is taken to reduce risk, injuries may occur

without any fault of either the student, or the School Board, its

employees/agents or the facility where the activity is taking place. By

choosing to participate in the activity, you are accepting the risk that

your child may be injured. The chance of an accident occurring can be

reduced by students carefully following instructions at all times while

engaged in the activity. If you choose to participate, you must

understand that you bear responsibility for any injury that might occur.

The Durham Catholic District School Board does not provide any accidental

death, disability, dismemberment or medical expense insurance on behalf of

the students participating in this activity.



We have read the above. We understand that in participating in the

activity described above, we are assuming the risks associated with doing



Signature of Student: ___________________________ Date: _______________


Signature of the Parent/Guardian: ____________________________________

Date: ________________________________




I give ______________________ permission to participate in the school trip

outlined above and to be held on _____________.

I have enclosed the payment as requested ____

Signature of Parent/Guardian: ___________________________

Date: _______________________________




***Please sign and return the permission form on or before the following

due date, _____




Durham Catholic district School Board     Junior Boys Basketball Player Code of Conduct form


Respect Yourself

__ I will wear the proper equipment and wear it correctly.

__I will develop my skill and body strength so that I can play the game to the best of my ability.

__I understand that a concussion is a serious brain injury that has both short- and long-term effects.

__I understand that I don't need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.

__I understand that any blow to the head, face, neck or blow to the body which causes a sudden jarring of the head may cause a concussion.

__I understand that if I suspect I might have a concussion, I should stop playing the sport immediately.

__I understand that continuing to play with a suspected concussion increases my risk of more severe, longer lasting concussion symptoms,  as well as increases my risk of other injury.

__ I will not hide my symptoms.  I will tell my coach, trainer, parent, or other responsible person if I am concerned I have had a concussion and/or experience any signs and symptoms of comcussion following a collision.

__I understand I will not be able to return to play following a collision where I experience signs and symptoms of concussion.

__I understand I will have to be cleared by a physician or qualified mediacal professional, preferably one with experience in concussion management, prior to returning to play.

__I understand I will have to follow the 6-step Return to Play guidelines when returning to activity.

Respect Others

__I will respect the rules of the game.

__I will respect my opponents and play fair.

__I will not fight or attempt to injure anyone on purpose.

__I will respect my coaches, trainers, parents, and the medical professional and any decisions made with regards to my health and safety.

School Team Name:  ________________________________________

Player:  __________________________________________________


Coach:  ___________________________________________________

Date:  ____________________________________________________


Active and Safe Pledge Form


School Team Name:  _________________________________________

By signing this paper, as a team and as individuals we pledge:

__To work towards a safer and better sport.

__To be honest with myself and my teammates with regards to signs and symptoms.

__To give 100% commitment to myself, my team and my sport.

__To report any suspected incidence of brain injury or concussion.

__To follow the proper action steps in the incidence of suspected injury.

__To follow the six steps of the Return-to-Play Guidelines.

__To commit myself to True Sport, ensuring sport can have a positive impact on all.


Student/Athlete signature:  _____________________________________

Date:  ______________________________________________________


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