Grade 5

Mr. Gaunt

Language: Reading: Students have started their Reading Logs. They are required to read 150 minutes per week and record it. If it is not recorded (in their reading log or their planner) it will not count. Parents need to sign it each day/week. DUE EVERY MONDAY. Writing Traits: We start off with Conventions (spelling, punctuation, grammar). Spelling: We will do a spelling test every Friday. Students will be given the words for September during the first week of school. Oral: Our first presentation will be "My Summer."


We have finished our patterning unit and will begin a unit this week (Sept. 24) reviewing basic number concepts (place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing). Students must complete a minimum of two Xtramath ( sessions per week. It only takes 10 minutes/day. It's easy, fun, and very beneficial to math learning. Students were also given a trail Mathletics account. They need to complete the "Are You Ready?" assignment by Friday, Sept. 28.

Science (Mrs. Kapinga)

Enjoy studying God's amazing creation!


We begin our studies with the Old Testament Covenants. We are working on God's covenant with Noah. Memory work this week is Genesis 9:11-13.

Phys. Ed. and Health (Mrs. Foster)

Our bodies are the temple of the Lord, so let's look after them well.

Social Studies

We started this week working on our first PBL project of the year: researching and preparing a presentation on "Who Should I Vote For?" regarding the upcoming October 22, 2018 municipal election. Please send in any flyers, posters you receive in the mail. Please discuss current "issues" with your child so they can gain understanding and context. It's helpful to have them talk it out and ask questions. We have our first field trip to the Children's Museum booked for October 4 for an All Candidates Mayoral meeting. Please let me know if you can come along! All the outlines, deadlines and descriptions of the project are posted on Google Classroom. Students should be researching all the candidates and writing that section of their report now.

(See for information - click the "City Hall" link and scroll down to the election info).

Mayoral All Candidates Meeting on Sept. 25 at West Haven Golf and CC, 7-9 p.m. This would be a great opportunity for the students. I will be there. Parents, you would need to accompany your child and transport them there. You would also need to register at: Click on the "Events" link to register. The City of London website also has a comprehensive list of All Candidates meetings for all Wards. I hope you can attend at least one!


Look forward to a fantastically fun year with Ms. Gonyou!


Get ready to praise and worship and learn more about the beauty and majesty of music with Mrs. Foster! Please remember to bring in your red Music folder.


Bienvenue! And welcome to our new French teacher, Madame Trebicka!

Further Info:

  • Please pray for us all in Grade 5 that the Lord would help us to grow to be more and more like Him.
  • LCA supports two Compassion Canada children. We ask that each student bring in $1/month (of their own money) to help us meet the needs of others living in less favourable conditions and countries than we enjoy here.
  • Community Service: The Gr. 5 class participates in the "Acorns and Oaks" program which is a joint venture with LCA, St. Joseph's Health Centre, the City of London, and Chartwell Retirement residences.
  • Cross-country team starts now! After school practices on Thursdays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Our first meet is in Stratford on Oct. 10. Please let me know if you can drive. We plan to take a bus for our final meet on Friday, Oct. 12 in Fergus.