Monday, February 12, 2024

Pine Ridge Gr 5 band Starts March 5!


Dear Pine Ridge Parents,

I’m looking forward to March 5 when your child gets to be in his/her first band rehearsal!  

1.               Find and rent your instrument (unless you have asked for help on page 1 of the handout).

2.               Tuesday, March 5 – Bring instruments to school! 

Three ways to get instruments:

1.      Rent your own:

The monthly rental fees for new instruments are around $20 to $30/month. 

You may arrange rentals by phone, in person, or online at some music stores.  Here are two: 

·        Long & McQuade - 1-204-284-8992   Winnipeg 

·        St. John’s Music – 1 800 515 5646  Winnipeg    

2.      Buy your own:

If you choose to buy an instrument, be careful!  You should buy it at a music store, and a good quality brand. You may be able to find a good used instrument on a local site like VarageSale, but you might have to send the instrument in for repairs before using it.

            3.      Borrow one: 

Lots of people have a cousin or aunt or uncle with an instrument in the closet you can borrow.  Make sure to bring it to the music shop to get checked over first, to make sure it works.  It’s very important for beginners to have a reliable instrument that works.

Get help paying to rent an instrument:

If you need help let me know.  I have some instruments at school I can rent to you for a reduced cost.  We’ll talk about it and arrange an amount. 


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Rap your Way to learning the notes on the staff!

 Here's a couple of videos made by a music teacher that likes using rap as a learning tool.

Listen and try the challenge in the video!

Treble clef:

and for the bass clef:

here's a bonus song for bass clef notes:

Monday, January 15, 2024

Hubble day!

 After you finish your work in finding inventions that were developed for space travel but are used in our everyday life, I want you to explore the Hubble website.  Even just watching the home page is really cool.

Your job:

1.  Look at some pictures and info about Hubble. 

2.  Compare Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).  Use this page and other web searches of your own.

3.  Ask Mr. W for the comparison sheet for you to complete.  Do the sheet.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Space Mission Research

Work with a partner to research one of the space research programs 

choose from:

  1. Mir, 
  2. ISS, 
  3. Apollo, 
  4. Space Shuttles, 
  5. Pioneer, 
  6. Artemis 2, 
  7. Skylab, 
  8. Soyuz, 
  9. JWST, 
  10. Hubble, 
  11. Voyager, 
  12. Parker Solar Probe, 
  13. or ask me about others).

Prepare a powerpoint that includes at least one page for each of the following:

• name of the mission

• date and length of the mission

• countries involved

• Design of the spacecraft

• names of people on the mission (if any)

• role of each crew member (if any)

• purpose of the mission (and results, if the mission has been completed) This is the main focus of the report.

To be presented to the class starting on the due date.

Due  Thursday, December 14 .

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Science November 29 assignment

  1.  You have 10 minutes to use the internet to find a picture or short video showing either:
    1.  Canadian person involved in space research or exploration or
    2.  Canadian invention that has been helpful in space travel or exploration
  2. then write on a paper the 5 W's about that thing or person.  
    1. Who
    2. What 
    3. Where
    4. When 
    5. Why
  3. then everyone will take turns showing their person or invention on the screen and say your 5 W's. 

Monday, November 27, 2023

Canadians in Space Exploration


Use The Canadian Space Agency Internet site, available online at, or another resource to find the names of Canadians who have contributed to space science or space technology. 

Select one of the people identified and write a short paragraph about this person. Answer the 5 Ws (Who? What are they famous for? When did they do it? Where? Why?)  

Use a Word document, including some pictures. One page only, to be printed after showing Mr. W.  About 50 - 100 words.