Wednesday, October 31, 2012
We had a wonderful day in the classroom today. We had a lot of fun making pumpkins with our buddies and we really enjoyed having the grade 4/5 class come and watch a movie with us in the afternoon. Homework tonight: - home reading - any unfinished work - Yr. 6 project due on Friday Have a wonderful and SAFE night!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
We continued to work on editing the story that we wrote last week. We also looked at the different ways to say good bye in French today. A reminder that we will be watching a movie for Halloween tomorrow and that each child should bring in their own snack if they would like one. Also, no costumes or face paint tomorrow please. Homework tonight: - home reading - novel study circles 9 and 10 due tomorrow - mathletics - any unfinished work Bonne nuit!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Today in French we practiced asking How are you? and the different answers that there are to this question. On Wednesday I am asking the children to please leave the costumes and face paint at home. If you feel like dressing please dress black and orange. We will not be having a party but we will be watching a movie in the afternoon with another 4/5 class. Please just bring in an extra snack for yourself if you would like one. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (review week - 50 words) - food for food drive - math worksheet if not complete - project work (year six projects due Friday) - any unfinished work - Eagle Bay Deposit - Art Cards Have a good night
Friday, October 26, 2012
Another fantastic work block today. The children are working so hard! Some of them are starting to finish our practical life sewing project pillows. They look wonderful! Homework tonight: - home reading - SS projects - WITW maps and articles are past due - art cards - Where the Wild Things are if not returned - Food for food drive Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The school is having a book fair in the library from November 5-9. We are looking for parents to help take a shift to set up on Nov. 5, help to work the book fair on Nov. 6-8. And help to take down on November 9. If you are able to help any of these days with a short shift there is a sign up sheet just outside the office on the library wall. Thank you!
We had a great day today even though it was a short one. The children all wrote a short story that we are going to work with tomorrow so that we can work on our editing skills. They also worked very hard on all of the different projects they have on the go right now. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - project work - spelling sheets if not complete - WITW/Canadian Reader due tomorrow - art cards Have a good night!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
What an exciting day today was! Not only did we do our first practical life cooking project (apple strudel muffins) but it was also the day that 8 staff members (myself included!) took a pie to the face as the school surpassing the fundraising goal of $800 during the Terry Fox Run. Our children did a great job of running this portion of the assembly today. Congratulations guys! Homework tonight: - home reading - project work - spelling - any unfinished work Have a great night!
Yummy! Today we made delicious Apple Strudel Muffins for practical life. Here is the recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 cups chopped apples 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Stir in apples and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We spent a lot of time in the computer lab today working on our projects. In fine arts today we also talked about the visible light spectrum and the different colour wheels. Homework tonight: - home reading - project work - math 4p.39 #1-12, 5p. 41 #1-10, 6p 52 #1-11 - popcorn day - $1 - please make sure that all pizza orders are returned - Eagle Bay Deposits $25 due by Oct 31 - study spelling Have a good night!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Today was a very busy day. We went down and helped our Kindergarten Buddies label the parts of a pumpkin. We are planning a field trip to the Pavilion Theatre on Monday November 5th at 10am. We would have to leave the school around 9:30. We are trying to see if we have enough drivers for this event or if we will have to book a bus. A field trip form will go home next week once we have a better idea if we will be able to have drivers or a bus. Homework this weekend: - home reading (read out loud one day to an adult) - mathletics - project work - any unfinished work from the week A reminder that there is no school tomorrow. Have a great weekend!
It was a great day today. The children were on task in the classroom all day. We took part in DEAR at 11:00 this morning and all of the children were reading quietly during this time. We also looked at spelling the alphabet in sign language today. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 36 #1-16, 5p. 28 #1-7, 6p. 48 #1-15 - study spelling - project work - pizza orders due tomorrow - Eagle Bay $25 due Oct. 31 Have a good night!
Monday, October 15, 2012
We are having spelling this week even though it is a short week. The dictation for the children will take place on Thursday instead of Friday. A reminder that Friday is a Professional Development Day and there will be no school that day. Homework tonight: - home reading - grammar if not complete - French if not complete - study spelling (worksheet due Thursday) - math test signed - novel study circles 3 and 4 if not completed - project work Have a good night.
Friday, October 12, 2012
We all got a basic sewing lesson today and are now on our way to making world pillows! It was another successful work block day today. It is so nice to see the children working so hard on their projects and independent science activities. Homework this weekend: - home reading - mathletics - project work Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
We had another very productive work block today. The children are working so well on all of their projects that they have on the go. In french today we also looked at the difference used when asking someone their name. Comment t'appelles-tu? and Comment vous appelez-vous? Please review these differences with your child tonight. Homework tonight: - home reading - project work Have a good night!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We did a review of nouns and articles in French today and reviewed un, une and le, la. We had a VERY productive work day today. I was very impressed with the attention that the children were giving to their work today. Homework tonight: - home reading - project work - library books Have a great night.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
It was a busy day today. The fine arts group worked with Boomwackers in the morning creating music. We also wrote 2 math tests today, one written and one online looking at what they learned last year. Homework tonight: - home reading - 4 interesting author facts (if not already done) - project work Have a good night.
Friday, October 5, 2012
What a great day today was. The children worked independently for much of the day on the variety of projects that they have on the go right now. It was also picture day, they all looked lovely! Homework this weekend: - no school Monday - math tests Tuesday for all grades - any unfinished work - Eagle Bay notice Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
We had a lot of fun with our little buddies this morning. We went down and helped them make "turkey callers". The children also received their novel study instructions today. Homework tonight: - home reading - math reviews if not complete - spelling dictation tomorrow - picture day tomorrow Have a good night!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Today we created winter scenes for our art cards. It was a lot of fun and the children came up with some really wonderful images. In fine arts this morning we also finished our "stained glass leaves" project. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4 p. 28 #1-8 - spelling worksheets due tomorrow - project work - picture day is Friday Have a great night!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
We had a lot of fun this morning making "turkey callers". This project allowed us to look at how vibrations can be amplified and how our ear reacts to these sound vibrations. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 5 p. 27#1-11, 6 p. 38 #1-5 - project work Have a good night.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Today we all started our first research projects in Social Studies. The year 4's are doing a continent study, the fives are looking at the different geographical regions of Canada and the year sixes are looking at the role the environment can play in culture and settlement. Homework tonight: - home reading - grammar - article parsing if not complete - math ( 4 p. 27 #1-3, 5 p. 24 #1-9, 6 p. 35 #1-5) Quiz NEXT Tuesday for all grades - study spelling Have a good night!