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


CODE MOBILE visits Westpark

Code Mobile group came yesterday to teach some grade 4s and 5s about coding.
Code Mobile is a non-profit government organization that provides free coding workshops to children and teens across Montreal. Their aim is to get young learners excited about coding and to develop knowledge of technology, particularly in elementary-aged youth and girls.
Our students had an amazing time yesterday using Scratch Coding Software to learn about programming algorithms and to create digital and interactive artwork.
The Scratch software is available for free online and many students went home yesterday night to continue working with the software.
Thank you to Jayne Mandat and Rosana Montoute for providing each student with their own Macbook Pro to use and for guiding the Code Mobile workshop.