Heads Up

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A message from Form 5

Students in Form 5 have survived the first full week of school with their enthusiasm and energy intact. A scavenger hunt across the Prep buildings and a trip to Norval have helped the students settle in and get to know the faculty, staff and space of UCC.

The scavenger hunt required students to interview adults around the Prep to learn more about the roles and responsibilities for a wide variety of positions at UCC. Form 5 students then created organizational frameworks to represent UCC’s governance. Some students organized the roles according to the power of decision-making abilities and others organized roles according to their importance to students’ daily lives. Through a review of writing in paragraph format and the editing process, students are writing rationales to justify their organizational framework.

This work is part of their inquiry unit which explores the idea that governing bodies provide a framework for members of a community. The next step will have students investigating the governing structure of organizations such as Free the Children, FIFA and the NHL. Eventually students will learn about different types governments around the world followed by a closer look into the government system in Canada.

Students will review the technical vocabulary of number theory such as composite numbers, prime numbers, exponents, factor pairs, square numbers and products this month. Students can use the glossary or index of their student reference books to read more about this terminology. Parents are invited to read the “Unit 1: Family Letter” on page 3 in your son’s Study Link book (homework journal). In class, we’re completing timed quizzes to strengthen your son’s automatic recall of multiplication facts to 12. Please encourage your son to practise these facts using websites like Mathletics, flashcards such as fact triangles or oral drills during the commute home.

We’d like to thank you all for attending the parent information night last week and we look forward to discussing how your son is settling into Form 5 at the parent-teacher interviews on Oct. 6. In the meantime, we hope to see you all at A-Day on Sept. 27.

Finally, Form 5 will be visiting Queen’s Park on Oct. 7 as part of our You Rule unit of inquiry. Please find the permission form for this event attached below.

Click here for Queen’s Park permission form