Category Archives: Grade 5

Dare to Care Week

Westpark welcomed Dare to Care for grades 5-6 this week to talk about bullying. Students came away with great insights and reflection:
“No one’s life is perfect. We should give the gift of listening whether we think a problem seems major or minor”
“Everybody has feelings – just because someone doesn’t look hurt, doesn’t mean you didn’t hurt them.”
“We all have a part in this story called life and a part to play. Some people aren’t playing their part and are breaking their story”
“You might never know what someone else is thinking or feeling, so try to put yourself in their shoes before you speak”.
Thank you for all your openness, honesty and hard work, students!

Grade 5 Invention’s Unit

Ms. Donald’s grade fives class, and the students participated in an invention’s unit. The students researched an inventor, participated in a show and tell where they had to bring in an invention that was at least five years old from home and then created their own invention. Once the students finished their invention, we organized a gallery walk where they showed their inventions to grade 3 and 4 students. The students showed great effort while participating in this unit and seemed to enjoy it very much.

Dare to Care Bully Prevention and Life Skills

Always a good but tough day when we help kids sift through the pain of meanness and negative behaviors that exist at schools. But the positive is that most kids, when made aware of their choices, begin to choose more positivity. #bullyprevention #empathy#kindness #teamwork #tears #healing @ Westpark Elementary School Dare to Care Bully Prevention and Life Skills