Friday, September 30, 2011


Today we all took part in the Terry Fox run. I was so proud of all the year 4 students for taking part in the long run this year. Congratulations everyone! If you have not brought in $1 or $2 for Terry it is not too late. Take your money into the office on Monday. Homework this weekend:

- home reading
- mathletics

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


We all went on Mathletics today and had three students in the class make it into the top 100 students in Canada. Congratulations! Homework tonight:

- home reading
- spelling dictation
- mathletics
- any unfinished work

The Terry Fox run is taking place tomorrow at 1:30. If you have not please bring a $1 or $2 for Terry!

Have a good night!

Steps to install free NX

Install Free NX
1. This program works on Windows, Linux and some Mac's.
2. Open a web browser and go to
3. Download NX Client
4. Open the file that you just downloaded.
5. Click “Next”, “Next”, “Next”, “Install” and “Finish”. (you do not need to change anything)

Free NX is now installed.
Setup School Connection
1. Click “Start” => “All Programs” => “NX Client for Windows” => “NX Connection Wizard”
2. Click Next >
3. Type in the Session box: Aberdeen
4. Type in the Host box:
5. Type in the Port box: 55557
6. Adjust the slide bar to match your home Internet connection. ADSL=Shaw; MODEM=dial-up
7. Click Next >
8. Click Next >
9. Check “Create shortcut on desktop”.
10. Click Finish.

You will now see a quick connect icon on your desktop.
Login to Aberdeen
1. Open the Aberdeen link on your desktop.
2. Type in your Login and Password that you use at the school.
3. Click Login

*** When you are finished your work, please remember to logout by clicking “K” => “Log Out...”
*** You may have to reboot your workstation after you install NX Client.

If you have any questions please contact the helpdesk: 377-4357

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Today we had our individual pictures taken. We all looked wonderful! The year 4's were given their first research project today. They all were given an information sheet on how to link up their school computer accounts to their home accounts to make this task a little easier. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- study spelling
- mathletics
- library tomorrow
- band tomorrow
- all weekly spelling assignments are due tomorrow at the end of the day
- any unfinished overdue work

Have a great night!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Sept. 27

We had a fun day today. We did some chocolate chip mining today. Lots of fun! The children are all coming home with Mathletics passwords in their agendas today. Please make sure that this is something they are working on nightly. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- study spelling
- mathletics
- reading response if not complete
- French if not complete

Tomorrow is picture day.
Have a good night!

Friday, September 23, 2011


We had our first band/fine arts switch today. It was a lot of fun. We also went and had our first Buddies with the K class today. Again, a lot of fun! Homework this weekend:

- home reading. Read out loud to a parent for one of the days.
- unfinished work

No school Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


We had a good day today. It went by really fast! We had our first library class today and all students should be bringing home a home reading book tonight. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- spelling dictation tomorrow
- reading response if not complete
- predicate activity if not complete
- $2 for Terry Fox run

Tomorrow is our first fine arts/band switch day. Year 4/5 children will be painting so please take that into consideration when you are getting dressed tomorrow.

Have a good night!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


We had a peaceful day in the classroom today in honor of today being the International Day of Peace. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- study spelling
- Yr. 6 students have band tomorrow for the first time. Please bring your instrument
- peace drawing
- reading response
- notices x 3

Have a wonderful evening.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


We had a fun day today. We went panning for gold! Okay, so it wasn't real gold, but it was still a lot of fun! I understand a couple of families have had a hard time getting on world book. Please make sure you are using the world book user name and password that the children have written in the front of their agenda. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- study spelling
- unfinished reading response
- yr. 6 instrument by Thursday please

Have a good night!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Sept. 19

New spelling lists are coming home today for the week. Please make sure your child is studying nightly in preparation for the dictation on Friday. Homework tonight:

- study spelling
- home reading
- World Book activity (there are a few children who have not finished this assignment from last week)
- Reading Response if unfinished from today
- grade 4/5 students if you have a lid to a 4L ice cream bucket could you please bring it for fine arts on Friday

Have a good night!

Friday, September 16, 2011


We had our first spelling dictation today, it went really well. The first week is over already! Wow, the year could go by really fast! Homework this weekend:

- home reading
- any unfinished work from the week

Have a wonderful weekend. See you Monday!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday September 15

We used the computer lab for the first time today. The children did a worksheet on looking up information on World Book. This will be one of the first sources I will have them use when doing any research projects this year. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- spelling dictation tomorrow
- reading response (if not completed)
- French (if not completed)

Have a good evening!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011

Another great day today. The children all worked really hard today. A couple parents had questions about the home reading lists. You do not need to buy the books, the school library has multiple copies of each title. We will be going into the library next week once it is open for circulation. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- study spelling
- spelling sentences (if not completed)
- agenda activity (if not completed)
- school stations activity (if not completed)
- reading response chapter 2 (if not completed)

Have a wonderful evening!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Sept. 13

We had our first work block today and it went really well. The children all stayed focused throughout the hour. Homework tonight:

- home reading
- study spelling
- classroom notice to go home
- email address
- reading response
- sentence activity

Have a good night.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Sept. 12, 2011

We had a great first day with our whole class that we will have this year. The Year Four students learned how to sign in in the morning on the SMARTboard, they had their first French lesson and did our first Reading Response of the year with our novel James and the Giant Peach. Homework tonight:

- home reading (30 minutes)
- study spelling (words are in their agenda)
- email
- a notice went home with the students today
- gym strip (t-shirt, shorts and running shoes)

Have a good night!

Friday, September 9, 2011


Okay, it looks like today was the last day that we will be together. On Monday morning lists should be posted for those students no longer in this classroom. I am looking forward to seeing many of you still on Monday morning though. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday September 8

It was another great day filled with hard work all day today. Tomorrow the hope is that the children will be sorted into their new classes (which for many is still here) so please check tomorrow morning for signs on the front door.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday Sept. 7

It was nice being together for the day again. The Year 5/6 students have already started working on assignments for the month of September! It looks like we will all be together for one more day. Please make sure you check the doors in the morning. Have a great night!

Monday, September 5, 2011


I hope everyone has had a great summer! I am looking forward to seeing you and hearing all about it in the morning! See you tomorrow!