Friday, December 20, 2013
What a fun day today was. I love getting to watch their faces as they open their Secret Santa gifts. I was so pleased to see so many Chapters gift cards until one student informed me that, "Mrs. Elliott you can buy toys and candy at Chapters too!" I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Thank you for all of the wonderful cards and gifts today. I was overwhelmed by your generosity. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you all in January!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
We had a wonderful morning today. We had a lot of fun skating with our little buddies and then making gingerbread houses and men with them. Tomorrow the children have a PJ day as well as they are allowed to bring any board games that they would like to bring. We will do our Secret Santa and then games and then watch the Sound of Music. They are able to bring individual snacks for the movie in the afternoon. Homework tonight: - home reading - band concert 6's at 7:00 - all unfinished work completed Have a great night!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
It was a very busy day today. The children are trying to make sure that all of their work is finished before the holidays. I will be sending home notes tomorrow for any outstanding assignments so that the holidays can be spent having fun instead of doing homework. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 60 #1-12, 5p. 66 #1-13, 6p. 72 #1-12 - science packages if not complete - french posters are due tomorrow - writing good copy if not complete - WITW/Can. Reader that have not been handed in - act of kindness day tomorrow please bring a plastic mug We are going skating first thing tomorrow morning. Please make sure that you have a helmet, skates, gloves and snowpants. If your child does not bring snowpants could you please make sure to pack an extra change of pants for them tomorrow in case they get wet/damp. The band concert is taking place tomorrow with performances at 1:00 and 7:00.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
We had a fun day in the classroom working on our persuasive writing and doing a very fun math activity in the afternoon. The children were given a list of children to buy for and using a budget had to try and figure out gifts. Homework tonight: - home reading - rough copy of persuasive writing if not complete - french poster due Thursday(5/6) - math 4p. 57 #1-9 -- science biomes package due tomorrow - please bring secret santa gifts in over the next two days to ensure all have gifts to open on Friday morning Have a good night!
Monday, December 16, 2013
We had a wonderful time today at Kamloops Seniors Village. The children made name tags for future visits and decorated gingerbread men. This is a very busy week for us. On Thursday we have our skating field trip. It is also the band concert in the afternoon and evening for the grade 6's. Friday is a PJ day and the children are welcome to bring in a board game if they like. We will also watch the Sound of Music in the afternoon. Homework tonight: - home reading - journal - math 5 p. 65 #1-2 - reading response if not completed Have a wonderful evening.
Friday, December 13, 2013
We have had a bit of a problem in the classroom lately with respect. The level of respect has gone down in many areas, mainly towards the classroom work environment. I have been talking with the children a lot this week about making sure that just because they have finished an assignment and have time to do a choice activity does not mean that everyone in the room is done and they need to respect the work environment. Many times when I am trying to talk or give a lesson children are also getting up to wander around the room, talking to a friend or are not paying attention. I know that the holidays are coming up and that the children are excited but this does not excuse the behaviour. Can you please reinforce this with your child at home this weekend. I appreciate your help with this matter. Homework this weekend: - home reading - reading response - unfinished WITW or Can. Reader maps - field trip Monday to Kamloops Seniors Village (make sure that you have a pair of inside shoes) - next week we skate on Thursday morning (please let me know if you need skates) Have a good weekend.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
We had a wonderful performance this afternoon. If you were not able to attend I hope that you can make it tonight. Please drop the children off to our classroom door between 5:30-5:50. If you are not able to make it tonight and you have not let me know can you please do so. This way I do not worry. Homework tonight: - home reading - concert! Have a good night!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
We had a wonderful work block day today. Lots of great work was getting accomplished. We also had some concert practice. I hope you will be able to make one of the two concerts. On Thursday there will be a K-5 Concert at 1:30 and 6:00. For the evening concert the doors will be locked until 5:30. The children are to come to the classroom at this time. If your child will be unable to come back for the evening concert can you please let me know. Homework tonight: - home reading - library tomorrow (changed due to concert) - unfinished work have a good night.
Friday, December 6, 2013
We had a wonderful day today. The children worked very hard today. A reminder that for next Thursday's holiday concert the 4/5 students have been asked to wear black (or dark) coloured pants and a white, red or green shirt. Homework this weekend: - home reading - any unfinished work - do not wear best clothes on Monday we are painting! Have a great weekend.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
We had a busy day today. Some of the first blog posts were made on the Red Cedar website. We also worked with our little buddies creating a countdown until Christmas and a buddy hand tree. Homework tonight: - home reading - report card envelopes - skating forms - secret Santa we will draw names Friday - Kamloops Senior Village forms returned - rough copy of letter Have a good night.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A few of the children have asked to do Secret Santa so if you would like your child to take part please write a note in their agenda before Friday. We will draw names for those wanting to take part on Friday. Gifts are a maximum of $10 please. We also started writing a persuasive writing piece in class today. Please ask your child to tell you about what they have chosen to write. Homework tonight: - home reading - finish writing if not complete - library and gym tomorrow - report card envelope and skating form Have a good night.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
It was very cold out today and many of the children were not dressed for the weather. Please make sure that your child has boots, snow pants, coat, gloves/mittens, scarf/neck warmer and hat. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling challenge words (creating their own words that they struggle with 4-5, 5-7, 6-10) - skating permission slips - report card envelopes Have a good night.
Friday, November 29, 2013
We had such a fun time at our Clan Meetings today. We talked about making good choices and what that looks like. Report cards went home today. Please return the envelope signed, you keep the report. Monday is a ProD day so there is no school. A reminder that the Year 6 field trip forms are due back on Tuesday if they are choosing to attend. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
We had a lot of fun at a Teddy Bear Picnic with our little buddies this morning. We helped them go through five stations. It was cute to see the big buddies play dress up hospital with the little buddies and their bears. Tomorrow we will meet with Ms. Carter so please make sure that your child has their Red Cedar book at school. Tomorrow we will also be meeting in our clan groups and having a school assembly. I have asked the children to wear their DARE shirts if they can. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - unfinished work Have a great night!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We had a wonderful morning today. Safety Bear came to help us celebrate our DARE graduation. The children had cake and juice to celebrate and all received T-shirts and a graduation certificate that they should be bringing home. We are having an assembly on Friday and if possible I would like to have the children wear their DARE shirts on that day. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 50#1-4, 5p. 58 #1-8, 6p. 65 #1-14 Have a good night!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Just a reminder that tomorrow morning we are having our DARE graduation. This will take place in the classroom at 9am if anyone wants to join us. Each one of the students will be saying what they have learned from taking part in DARE and then we will be having a small celebration. Homework tonight: - home reading (Red Cedar) - study spelling - sheets due Thursday - Math 4p. 47 #1-9, 5p. 55 #1-12, 6p. 61 #1-15 - poinsettia order pick up was this afternoon. Pick up in the Community Room Have a great night!
Monday, November 25, 2013
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We unfortunately had to postpone our field trip to the Kamloops Seniors Village today. They did not have the staff available today due to unforeseen illness and a memorial service today. I have sent December Scholastic forms home today for those interested. If we would like to try and have them back before the holidays we should try to have them in for this Friday. I had told the children Tuesday but I think that is pushing it so lets say Friday November 29. Homework tonight: - home reading (Red Cedar) - study spelling - any unfinished grammar or science Have a good night!
Friday, November 22, 2013
What a fun afternoon. We talked about hand washing and the importance of it leading up to our field trip to KSV on Monday. I used a glow powder on their hands and then we washed to see who needed extra care in hand washing. They were quite surprised with the results. Homework tonight: - home reading - KSV visit on Monday drivers to the school for 10:45 please. Must have inside shoes - any unfinished science or math Have a great weekend.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
We went to the book fair today to have a look around. It is so great to see children so interested in literature! We also worked on a writing activity today "Describe Three Creative Uses For..." ask your child what writing topic they spun to write about. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - math 4p. 44 #1-7, 5p. 51 #1-13, 6p. 56 #1-17 all due tomorrow morning - pizza day tomorrow - science Sow Bug packages due tomorrow Have a good night.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Today we had our last DARE class. Next week they will be having a DARE graduation from 9-10 am next Wednesday. Parents are welcome to attend if they like. A reminder that the chocolate orders are due on Friday so please place your on line orders before then. Tomorrow our class will be going to the Scholastic Book Fair in the library if you would like to send your child with money to buy a book. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling sentences with adjectives parsed are due tomorrow morning - grammar sheet if not complete - science sheets due on Friday - no regular library as the book fair is set up Have a good night
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Today was a fun day. We took out our Sow Bugs and took a closer look at them. We also got to show off our Math Expo projects and the last few groups presented them. I will send these home on Friday. Chocolate orders are due by Friday (online orders only). Homework tonight: - home reading (Red Cedar) - study spelling - DARE report/interview if not complete - spare pair of socks/pants to keep in backpack. In case of wet lunch hours Have a good night.
Monday, November 18, 2013
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Today the students worked really well and were really focused on their tasks today. We spent some time this morning looking at food chains and reading the book Wolf Island. The children should each be bringing home a food chain they created. Please have them explain the food chain to you and they can tell you the story of what happened on Wolf Island. They should also be able to tell you how the environment can change what happens in a food chain. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (11 sentences to write this week parsing adjectives) - grammar (article/adjective activity) - DARE interview - Book fair starts tomorrow (please sign up for a shift if you are able to help, lunch and after school could use more help) Have a good night!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Today was a VERY exciting day! This afternoon the children presented their Math Expo Projects to the class. These were all very well done. This morning Ms. Carter and I also introduced a new project the Red Cedar Book Award Program. The children will be reading books for home reading this year from the Red Cedar book list. They will create a reading log and make on line posts of their book reviews. In April they will get a chance to vote along with other children taking part in the program on their favorite book and that book will be awarded the Red Cedar Book Award. Please ask your child to show you the Red Cedar website. Homework this weekend: - home reading (Red Cedar book!) - any unfinished work Have a good weekend!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
We had fun this morning when Mrs. Zyrd came into the classroom and taught us how to do cup stacking. We also watched a preview in the library this afternoon about next week's book fair. Homework tonight: - home reading - presenting Math Expo Projects tomorrow - time line of people if not complete was due today - lap book if not complete - math 4p. 39#1-12, 5p. 45 #1-17, 6p. 52 #1-11 - recorder testing for 4/5 tomorrow - poinsettia orders due tomorrow - Eagle Bay deposit Have a good night
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Today was a busy day! We had a DARE lesson this morning where we talked about bullying. Please ask your child to tell you the different kinds of bullying and how to report it. The children also each have a small interview to conduct to an adult at home that is due back to school for next Tuesday. Please don't forget about the parent information night at the Kamloops Seniors Village at 6pm tonight. Homework tonight: - home reading - math expo should be finished by tomorrow to present on Friday - time line of people due tomorrow - gr 4 math p. 36 #1-16 - library day tomorrow - popcorn day tomorrow $1 - poinsettia orders due Friday - pizza orders due tomorrow Have a good night.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Wow today went fast! The students started working on a place value unit in their math books today. Please make sure that if they bring text books home for homework that they return to school the next day. There will be no spelling this week as we have a few things on the go and it is a short week. Homework tonight: - home reading - math expo - time will be given tomorrow between recess and lunch to put their math expo boards together so please bring everything you will need - lap book novel studies are now over due - time lines due Thursday - completed math expo projects for Friday - popcorn day Thursday - book orders for November due tomorrow - Book Fair in the Library next week. Please sign up for a shift if you are able to help out. Have a good night.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
The novel study lap books are due tomorrow by the end of the day. The pizza form going home today has a mistake on it. Pizza day is Friday Nov. 22 and the order forms are due on Nov. 14th. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - lap books due tomorrow - math expo part B due tomorrow (we will be putting the boards together next week) - unfinished work - picture retakes tomorrow Have a good night.
Friday, November 1, 2013
We had a good day today. The students had the chance to test their recorder today. We went to the library and did a domino activity with Ms. Carter. We ended the day in our PJ's watching a video. Homework this weekend: - math expo - home reading - any unfinished work - art card orders due Monday - picture orders due Wednesday I am gone on Monday and Tuesday at a conference so the blog will not be updated until Wednesday. Have a good weekend!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
We had a good day today. We had a lot of fun with our buddies making Halloween activities. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - recorder testing tomorrow - PJ and movie day tomorrow - please no more than 2 pieces of candy brought to school tomorrow Have a safe night!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Today we had DARE. We talked to the students about signs of stress and how to handle yourself when you are in a stressful situation. Please ask your child to tell you three signs of stress and three ways to handle the stress. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (sheet due tomorrow) - gym tomorrow - library tomorrow - picture proofs home today - the year 6's had their shots today. Please make sure if your child had shots that they give you a copy of the paperwork - Avoir poster due tomorrow Have a good night.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
MATHEMATICS EXPO 25th year Dear Parents/Guardians Our class will be starting a Math Expo project. This project is a yearly even in which students submit presentations on poster boards which demonstrate “MATHEMATICS IN THE REAL WORLD”. There are two parts to the Math Expo (preliminary round and the Math Expo Day. The preliminary round will be completed at school. The Math Expo Day will take place at the Henry Grube on November 29th (8:45-12:00) . During this day, the students will share their projects and will participate in Math related activities. As the timeline for this project is quite short, it will be important that students use the class time provided. Some follow-up work will likely also be needed at home. Please make note of the following dates: 1. Planning Page Part A ......................................................November 1, 2013 2. Planning Page Part B ......................................................November 8, 2013 3. Preliminary Round(Completed projects at school).........November 14, 2013 4. Math Expo Day (Completed projects to HGEC)............November 29, 2013 Much time will be spent at school discussing good topic ideas. I encourage you to talk with your son/daughter about their topic. Help them choose an idea that is realistic given the timeline we have. The students will do a project on one of the following: 1. graph or chart representing an opinion or preference (survey) 2. photo display of mathematics in architecture 3. photo display of mathematics in landscape 4. photo display of mathematics in nature 5. demonstration of mathematics in art 6. graph and charts to represent product performance 7. display of use of geometry in advertising (ads or logos) 8. display of product sales, product use, or product popularity 9. graphs or presentations which give us information about our society 10. computer programs or graphics. Projects may be part of the regular course of study in the mathematics or science classes. Possible Sources of Information: Canada Year Book, City of Kamloops, Kamloops Real Estate Board, Thompson Rivers University, Inland Hospital, Kamloops School District, City of Kamloops, Law Offices, Vancouver or Toronto Stock Exchange, business which use a large amount of data - grocery stores, building supply stores, equipment suppliers, car rental agencies, or other businesses in the community. Projects should represent mathematics in the real world using one of these frameworks: a) Measurement b) Data Analysis c) Geometry d) Algebra e) Functions and Patterns f) Problem Solving g) Mathematical Connections h) Communication of Mathematics Ideas i) Technology and Mathematics Projects should be mounted on the cardboard and could have the following components: a) Project Title b) Project Description c) Objectives d) Data Collection Methods e) Materials used f) Observations g) Diagram or Pictures h) How Information is Beneficial i) Conclusions Free standing cardboard backings are usually used for the projects, however, students may opt to make their own backgrounds using plywood and hinges. Students are encouraged to make free standing presentations as there is limited wall space at the H.G.E.C. I am including a list of topic ideas from the past. Comparison of a shopping list from two grocery stores Comparison of popping percentages from 5 types of popcorn Mathematics used in traffic studies Mathematics used by restaurants Caloric content of foods Number of crimes in each day of the week Real estate prices in Kamloops Slopes used in waterslides Busiest ski hills in British Columbia Most popular shoes Car sales in Kamloops Emergency room visits by days of the week Speeding tickets in Kamloops Comparison of average lifespan of pets What happens if all cats were allowed to reproduce (graphic outcome) Forest fire costs in Kamloops area A scale model of our house Which is cheaper: bag of peanuts or a jar of peanuts (weight/cost) Bowling scores and different combinations Fibonacci sequences in nature Average heights for 12 year old boys versus 12 year old girls Number of pets per family in my neighbourhood Ratio of penalty minutes to goals in NHL teams Spruce Bud worm infestation Infant mortality rates in 10 countries Births in Kamloops by month over the past 5 years Popular names for babies born in Kamloops Most popular drink – taste test Reaction time for boys versus girls How many vehicles use the Coquilhalla highway? Thank you for your support with this project. I look forward to seeing the creative juices flow as the students work on this project. Each student has been given a planning outline for this project as well.
Today we started to work on our Math Expo projects. I will be posting a more detailed explanation of this later tonight on the blog. Right now the children have 3 larger projects on the go in the classroom: Math Expo, Novel Study Lap Book and Time Line of People. Much of our work day will be devoted to working on these projects so please make sure that your child is coming to school prepared to work with all of the information they may have gathered during homework the night before. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling sheet due Thursday - Avoir poster due Thursday - math packages due Friday - Write Traits due Friday - Math Expo Part A signed by Friday Have a good night.
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Monday, October 28, 2013
We had a great day at YPC today for the first time. We got to watch a great music group that was able to have us singing the songs they played for the rest of the day. Many have asked about Halloween this week. I have asked that the children not wear costumes this year because in the afternoon when they would normally dress up we will be in the library and then gym. Instead we will celebrate on Friday with a PJ day and a movie in the afternoon. Homework tonight: - home reading (novels should almost be finished at this point) - study spelling - WITW was due today - 5/6 French poster Avoir due Thursday - fine arts tomorrow - don't forget your instruments - gym tomorrow Have a good night!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Today we created a decoration for our door as Monday is Drop Everything And Read day. A reminder that there is no school tomorrow it is a Pro D day. YPC is on Monday. If your child has not returned their permission slip they will not be able to attend. Homework this weekend: - home reading (out loud at least once) - WITW due Monday Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
We finished painting our pumpkins today, but the paint is still wet so I will send them home tomorrow. A reminder that tomorrow is also a half day with dismissal at 12:30. Homework tonight: - home reading - map due tomorrow - library tomorrow - YPC consent form - French quiz for 5/6 tomorrow on parts of the body Have a good night.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A busy day of painting our pumpkins today. We got all the oceans painted along with Antarctica. The rest of the continents will get painted on tomorrow. A reminder that there are interviews tomorrow and school is dismissed at 12:30. Homework tonight: - home reading - French quiz (5/6) on Thursday Have a good night!
Monday, October 21, 2013
We had a wonderful day at the pumpkin patch this morning. The children have washed their pumpkins and are ready to paint them tomorrow. This will kick off a closer look at mapping for all grades and continent studies for the year 4's. We will be using acrylic paint tomorrow so please make sure that your child is dressed for painting! As this is a shorter week there will be no spelling this week. If you have not already done so please sign up for an interview. Sign up sheets are outside the classroom door. If these times do not work for you please let me know and we can schedule another time. Homework tonight: - home reading - reading response - WITW/Can. Read. maps due Thursday - Scholastic orders for October due Wednesday - fine arts/band tomorrow - please bring your recorders! - gym tomorrow Have a good night.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Today was a busy day. We watched some of the live feed from We Day in Vancouver today. A reminder that we are off to the pumpkin patch on Monday morning. We will go rain or shine so please dress for the weather! We will be gone for the morning on the bus, but should be back during the lunch hour. Homework tonight: - home reading - any unfinished work Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Today we worked on looking at the traits of writing we use while editing. We used this to help us edit a piece of writing they the children worked on yesterday. There is a sign up sheet outside the classroom to sign up for an interview. Please let me know if these times to not work for you and we can set up another appointment. Homework tonight: - home reading (read novel) - study spelling - good copy of writing Have a good night.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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I hope that everyone had a wonderful long weekend. Today was a busy day here. The children will be bringing home spelling words tonight, but they do not have a worksheet this week. They are just writing 10 sentences in their journals and these are due on Thursday morning. Homework tonight: - home reading (should be reading their novel study) - study spelling - spelling sentences due Thursday - try to have novel read by October 30 - year 4 math package due Friday - year 4 handwriting booklets to Jj - DARE tomorrow Have a great night!
Friday, October 11, 2013
We had a great day today. All of the fine arts students that tested this morning are going home with their white belt! We also did our first practical life cooking. The recipe is already posted on the blog. We did make a few alterations to the original recipe that I posted. We did not use nuts and we used a gluten free flour so that all of the students, even those with allergies, were able to enjoy the baking! Homework this weekend: - home reading (out loud at least one day) - reading response if not complete - cenozoic book if not complete - habitat assignment if not complete - no school Monday Have a wonderful weekend!
What You Need 1-1/3 cups flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup cold butter 1 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened 3 eggs 1 can (19 fl oz/540 mL) pumpkin 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice Make It HEAT oven to 350°F. LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray foil with cooking spay. Mix flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar in medium bowl until blended; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and nuts. RESERVE 1 cup oat mixture; press remaining onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min. Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, eggs, pumpkin and spice with mixer until blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. BAKE 25 min.; cool 10 min. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan. Place on wire rack; cool completely.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Today was a busy and exciting day. We had buddies, we took part in the school harvest lunch and our pill bugs arrived! We will be using them in our habitat study. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation - cooking tomorrow - Cenozoic books due tomorrow Have a good night!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
We had a wonderful work block today. The children all received their novels that they will be using for their first novel study. They are welcome (and encouraged) to take these home to read. We will also be cooking for the first time on Friday making pumpkin pie squares. Certain children have volunteered to help bring some of the ingredients in, I will bring in the other required ingredients. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling sheet due tomorrow - 2 items for food bank - library day - gym tomorrow - hot dog orders due tomorrow Have a good night!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Today all of the student's got to play their instruments for the first time in band/fine arts class! We also started our Write Traits today. The children will be working through these independently so if they are having trouble can you please let me know. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - DARE tomorrow - picture day tomorrow - year 6 band at 7:55am - hot dog order forms went home today Have a good night!
Monday, October 7, 2013
Wow!!! Today was a busy day! We had a great musical presentation in the gym this morning. We also got into our clan groups today. On Thursday we are having a "Harvest Lunch" we ask on this day that each student brings in an item of food for the food bank. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - recorders required for tomorrow - photo day is Wednesday - food donation for Thursday - gym tomorrow - permission slip due by Friday - if you will be away Friday please let me know Have a good night!
Friday, October 4, 2013
We had a great afternoon today. We got an extra outside recess for reaching our Terry Fox fundraising goal. It was fun to go out to play with all the other students and staff in the school this afternoon. Homework this weekend: - home reading - field trip form - recorders for Tuesday Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Today we reviewed common and proper nouns as well as the rule to make nouns plural. Please ask your child to name a few common and proper nouns and tell you the rules to make nouns plural. There has been a change to our practical life cooking tomorrow. I had planned on using the plums that were left from healthy schools and unfortunately the plums have gone moldy and we are no longer able to use them. We will do a cooking project next week but the plans for tomorrow will be cancelled. Sorry! A few of the children said that they have plum trees at home. If you are looking to get rid of some plums I would love to take some so that we could still make our plum butter next week. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling test tomorrow - fine arts test tomorrow - unfinished work due - constellation assignment due for year 4's tomorrow Have a good night!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
We had our second DARE lesson today. The children have each been asked to tell two things that they learned in today's lesson. I am going to try and cook with the children on Friday. I normally ask that each child brings ingredients but I will provide this weeks, but each child will need a jam sized jar and a lid. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - 4/5 music quiz on Friday - Spelling sheet due tomorrow morning - reading response if not complete - science if not complete - library day tomorrow Have a good night!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Today in Fine Arts we started a study of the recorder. Today we looked at the history of the recorder, care of the recorder and started to understand how to read notes. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - Gr. 6 immunization forms - reading response if not complete - DARE tomorrow - painting tomorrow so don't wear your best clothes Have a good night!
Monday, September 30, 2013
A few people asked me to hold off on placing the Scholastic order today, so if you would like to place a September order please make sure it is in first thing in the morning. The grade 4's and I had a great meeting this afternoon and talked a lot about how they are feeling after being in grade four for a month. On Wednesday we will be creating this years art cards, please dress for art! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - unfinished work - gym tomorrow Have a good night.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
What an amazing day today was. It was the Terry Fox Run at the school today. Thank you to all of those parents who came out and joined us this afternoon. Also thank you so much to all of the students in this class. We could not have done the run without all of your help and organization. Especially the warm up to "What Would Terry Fox Say." The whole school enjoyed themselves and you should be very proud of yourself. A reminder that there is no school tomorrow. Homework this weekend: - home reading (read out loud to someone at least one night) - finish any unfinished maps Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Today we had our first DARE lesson. These lessons will be taking place in the classroom over the next 9 weeks on Wednesday mornings. Your child should be coming home on Wednesdays and telling you what they have learned. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - talk about DARE lesson - reading response if not complete - $2 for Terry Fox Run - year 5/6 field trip form - library books need to return for tomorrow - spelling unit 3 Have a good night!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Just a reminder that tonight is the open house at the school. The open house is from 6-7 and there will be a PAC meeting at 7. All are welcome. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - french if not complete - reading response if not complete Have a good night, hope to see some of you!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Today the year four students started getting lessons in cursive writing. Today we did the letters Aa and Bb. We also read another chapter of Danny the Champion of the World. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - consent forms going home re:student information - open house tomorrow (Tuesday) 6-7 followed by a PAC meeting at 7 - $2 for Terry Fox run - Terry Fox Run on Thursday at 1:30 Have a good night!
Year 4 crumble struggle month sample scream straight strange thrilling splash throat branch spring scribble mumble screwdriver scrape sprinkle crumple strength threat Year 5 balance dance distance else purse twice increase province police service surface promise false license fierce practice pronounce purchased resources forced Year 6 sidewalk teenager carefree ballpark aircraft sailboat backpack myself carload fireworks thunderstorm background headache cardboard headlight touchdown lightweight Newfoundland lighthearted grapefruit
Friday, September 20, 2013
Today we had our first library class. We learned (or were reminded) of how to use the library system. We also celebrated International Day of Peace today with all of the other Montessori classes. Homework this weekend: - home reading - $2 for Terry Fox fundraising - Open House Tuesday from 6-7 Have a great weekend.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
We had a good day today, although they were a little chatty. We helped our little buddies with a clay leaf project today and they were all very patient with the little ones. We also went to the library today for the first time and so they all should now have a home reading book. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - spelling sheet if not done - science and fine arts title pages due tomorrow - map 1 WITW due tomorrow Have a good night!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Today was a busy day. I got to read one on one with all of the students today. We also started looking at the Montessori Time Line of Life today with a focus on the Paleozoic Era. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (worksheet due tomorrow) - return verification forms if you have not already done so Have a good night!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Year 4 clock front against spend track grandfather complete stood across flight problem standing traffic address transport blanket blood panicked plastic climate Year 5 January February April Thursday August Monday Tuesday Wednesday thirteen fifteen eighteen seventeen traffic nineteen annual anniversary seasonal autumn fortnight panicked Year 6 another people holiday upon heard should listened doesn't always through strange until government second autumn February hospital eighth supper around
Today we learned (and sang about) the days of the week and months of the year in French. We also started a grammar review and talked about the noun and the symbol we associate with it in Montessori (large black triangle). Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - science habitat sheet if not done Have a good night.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Today we started our science unit and we will be looking at habitats over the next couple of months. The children all have this week's spelling list written in their agenda. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - Fine Arts and Science Title page due Friday - Science worksheet due tomorrow at the end of the day - gym tomorrow please have gym strip - reading response if not complete Have a good night!
Friday, September 13, 2013
We had our first spelling dictation today and everyone did well. We also painted our time capsules this afternoon. The children are each bringing home a verification form, can you please check to make sure that all information is accurate. Homework this weekend: - home reading (one day reading to an adult) - return verification form and school supplies if not done Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Today I gave each of the children a dry erase sheet that allows them to plan out their work that they would like to do this day. This helped them to stay focused and on track and when I asked at the end of the day they all said that it helped them and they seem very excited to use it. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - unfinished work - painting tomorrow Have a good night.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
We got a lot of work done in the classroom today. We had a practice fire drill with our buddies this morning. It went really well. We started the first coat of paint on our Pringles cans today getting ready to make them into time capsules! We had our first french lesson today as well. A busy day!! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling unit 1 sheet due tomorrow - reading response - tell someone in your family the ABC's in french Have a wonderful evening!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We had a fun time with our little buddies today. We took them outside to show them the outside expectation in the school yard. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math colouring, dot to dot and get to know our agenda sheet due by the end of the day tomorrow Have a good night!
Monday, September 9, 2013
We had a wonderful first Monday today. We started doing math cards, fiction cards and got our first spelling list. We have our first gym class tomorrow so please make sure that you have gym strip. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - unfinished reading response - gym strip (running shoes, t shirt, shorts) Have a great night!
Friday, September 6, 2013
Today was a good day. We made a portrait of ourselves holding a list of three goals we would each like to achieve this year. We read another chapter of our class read aloud, Danny the Champion of the World. We carried on working on some of the sheets that we started yesterday. Going home today will also be a notice about the school fruit and veg. program. Please return it along with your school supply fees (if not already paid) as soon as possible. Homework this weekend: - Pringles chip can (empty) if possible - home reading 30 minutes a day Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
What a wonderful first day everyone had today. The year 4's did amazing for their first day in an intermediate classroom. We went over classroom expectations today as well as started our first classroom read aloud Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. I sent home a classroom newsletter today as well as a food allergy sheet so that I can start planning our cooking sessions. If you could please return this as soon as possible it would be appreciated. I am looking forward to a wonderful year this year!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Today the children spent the day in their clan groups. These groups will be meeting periodically throughout the year to do activities. Today they went through 9 different stations and learned all the expectations around the school. Tomorrow the new class lists should be posted outside around 8am. Have a good night. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with our new students!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wow! It is hard to believe that the school year is now over. I was truly overwhelmed with all of the thoughts and gifts of thanks from everyone today. I hope that you all have a wonderful summer. I am looking forward to touching base with everyone in September. See you in the fall!!!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Well, even though we didn't go out on a field trip today, we had a fun virtual one in the classroom. The children started the day doing activities to acknowledge National Aboriginal Day. I then banded each of them with a "duck band" and we went online and they had to find out what kind of duck they were. Once they had that figured out we got into our "flock" groups and did even more activities. Looking at different pictures of animals and listening to sound clips to try and discover who we saw on our "field trip" to the "pond" today. It was a lot of fun and one student even told me that he thought that our in class field trip was even more fun than he thought the actual one was. Homework this weekend is just to read daily for 30 minutes. Have a great weekend. I can't believe that next week is our last one! A reminder that on Monday we will be back from our field trip closer to 3 as we are taking the city bus and have to rely on their schedule. If that time is a problem for you, you are more than welcome to come and pick up your child from the TCC pool at 2:10.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Due to the recent heavier than normal rains I might be cancelling the field trip tomorrow. I will wait to see if it continues to rain overnight and into the morning. My fear is that the rains have made the shoreline unstable and I do not want the children to fall in. Also I don't want softer ground to create a disruption of the habitat that we are going to explore. In the morning make sure the children are dressed for any weather and that they have on sunscreen a hat and have a water bottle with them. If the weather turns warm we will be playing in the water park and in the field while we are at the park so make sure they have a good lunch and a towel. Thank you!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Today in science we started to look at the last couple of simple machines in our study the pulley and the wheel and axle. We will be looking at compound machines later in the week. If you are able to drive on Friday if you can please put a note in your child's agenda it would be helpful. Homework tonight: - home reading - any unfinished work Have a good night.
Monday, June 17, 2013
It was a busy day today trying to get things finished up with less than two weeks left to the year! We are still short drivers for our field trip to Gamble Pond on Friday. If I don't have more drivers by Wednesday I will cancel the trip. We had a lot of fun at the end of the day reviewing grammar by playing mad libs. Homework tonight: - home reading - math if not complete - lever package if not complete - WITW and map if not complete Have a wonderful night!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Another day of tired children. We had fun making some little things for our dads today. Please make sure that any WITW or Science that has not been completed is done for Monday. Also, please think about the year and try to come up with a favorite memory that you have had. Have a good weekend!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
We had a wonderful time in Eagle Bay at the beginning of the week and there were some pretty tired people in the class today. Make sure that you get to bed early tonight and keep resting. There are two new field trip forms coming home today, if you could please have those returned by next Wednesday. Homework tonight: - home reading - WITW and map due tomorrow - sleep! Have a good night!
Friday, June 7, 2013
Well judging by all the tired faces it looks like the children had a good bike trip this afternoon. Rest up this weekend as we leave on Monday for Eagle Bay! I think I am just as excited as the children. Please make sure that your child's bedding has been labeled and is placed outside by the garden and the school on Monday morning. If it is raining please bring it into the classroom. Please make sure that your child has running shoes (perhaps have them wear them as they are less bulky to pack), as well as a water bottle. Sunscreen and insect repellent are also good items to make sure that they have. Have a great weekend, rest up and we will see you Monday morning!!!
Monday, June 3, 2013
Wow, I can't believe that today is June! We had a busy day today and it will continue all week. Eureka! came today and we had a lot of fun creating slides and wrist catapults this afternoon. They know that they are not to aim these at people! Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 271 1-2, 5p. 278 #1-7, 6p. 310#1-8 - french quiz tomorrow - Grade 5 projects due tomorrow, sixes due Wednesday Have a good night!
Friday, May 31, 2013
We had a wonderful afternoon this afternoon. Two of the primary Montessori classes performed for us in the gym. We also saw a school slide show. Homework this weekend: - home reading - projects due next week 4 - Monday, 5-Tuesday, 6-Wednesday - French quiz Tues. - math 4p. 267 #1-5, 5p. 274 #1-7, 6p. 306 #1-6 - WITW if not complete - Science if you can complete at home if not complete Have a good weekend!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Today we had our last library block of the school year. It is hard to believe that next week is June! Please make sure that if you have not already returned all your Eagle Bay forms that they are in for tomorrow. Also tomorrow is the last Scholastic order of the year so please make sure that your order is in. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 263 #1-5, 5p. 268 #1-6, 6p. 298 #1-7 - project work (these are due next week! Monday for 4, Tues. for 5 and Wed. for 6) - WITW due tomorrow - French quiz Tuesday Have a good night!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We had a wonderful work block in the class today. The children stayed focused and got a lot of work done. We also had fun making pinch pots with our little buddies. Homework tonight: - home reading - project work - math 4p. 260 #1-4, 5p. 263 #1-6, 6p. 293 #1-9 - WITW due Friday - French Quiz Tuesday - Scholastic due Friday (last one of the year) - Eagle Bay forms due Have a good night!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
We had a really fun day today. In fine arts we started Pointillism and worked on mixing colours today. We also had Eureka! come in today and they looked at Canadian inventions with the students. Homework tonight: - home reading - project work - french quiz Tuesday (5/6) Have a good night. Good luck to the students taking part in the district track meet tomorrow!
Monday, May 27, 2013
We have started the last five crazy weeks. There are a lot of things coming up before the end of the year, but we still have a lot of work to do in class. Please make sure that your child is coming prepared everyday with everything they need. Remind them to make sure that they have all of their research with them before coming to school. Homework tonight: - home reading - project work - math 4p. 256 #1-5, 5p. 260 #1-5 Those children taking part in the district track meet need to have their permission slips back tomorrow if they want to take part.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Good luck to all of the students participating in the zone track meet tomorrow. A reminder that if your child is participating and you want your child to go home that you need to check with Mrs. Doherty. Any parent sending their child home with someone else needs to send a note so that we have the information in writing. Please make sure that you read the pink information sheet that was send home regarding this. Homework: - home reading - yr 6 math p. 284 #1-8, quiz Monday - project work Have a good night.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Today was a busy day. The children need to make sure that their beading projects are finished tomorrow as we need to return the looms. Please make sure if you want to have your name entered in the draw to come to Eagle Bay that you return the paper or write me a note as soon as possible. I will be drawing on Thursday. Many children are bringing home permission forms for the zone track meet on Friday. Please have these returned tomorrow. Homework tonight: - math quizzes coming up (Thursday for 4/5 and Monday for 6) - home reading - Eagle Bay forms - math 4p. 246 #1-10, 5p. 250 1-8, 6p. 278 #1-6 - map due Friday Have a good night.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
What a great day out at Tranquille Farm today. The weather was beautiful! We had a lot of fun playing games, learning about chickens, watching fields be plowed by horses and making a scarecrow. A wonderful way to spend the morning. Please make sure that if you plan on signing up to put your name into the draw for parent chaperones for Eagle Bay that you return your form by Tuesday so that I can let the parents who are chosen to come know as soon as possible. A reminder that tomorrow is a Pro-D Day so that there is no school. Also Monday is a holiday so there will be no school again until Tuesday. Enjoy your extra long weekend!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I hope that everyone had a great day at the Track Meet today. A few reminders for our field trip tomorrow. Please make sure that you are dressed for the weather and are wearing sunscreen and a hat. Closed toe shoes are a must as we will be on a farm. Please make sure that you have a water bottle and a lunch packed in a backpack. Get some rest after today. Have a good night!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tomorrow is the track meet and it plans to go ahead rain or shine. Please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather and has a water bottle and a hat. There will be a concession run as well. Each child was supposed to write all of the events and the schedule into their agenda. Children will know by early next week if they are advancing to the zones or not. Have a great night and I hope we get a rain free day tomorrow!
Friday, May 10, 2013
It was a full day today. The children who took part in the 4 Cats field trip will be bringing their paintings home today. They also chose the activities they are going to take part in on Wednesdays track meet. They should be written in their agendas with the time. Homework this weekend: - home reading (read to a parent) - math 4p. 235 #1-4, 5p. 241 #1-3, 6p. 265 #1-6 - research Have a good weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
We had a very special treat today. Madame Hughes, who is the district language coordinator, came into our classroom to give a French lesson. I think that we all enjoyed learning some new French vocabulary and games. We also enjoyed silent reading outside again today. We are sure loving this weather! Homework tonight: - Home reading - math 4p. 233 #1-2, 5p. 236 #1-12, 6p. 261 #1-5 - research - should be being done nightly Have a good night!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
We had a really good day today. We went to our final YPC this morning and listened to a good music group, Cadence. We had a really good talk about the bullying that has been taking place lately and we focused on cyber bullying. Please make sure that you talk to your child about this. To end the day we went out to the field and did an activity to learn about centripetal force. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 224 #1-6, 5p. 224 #1-7 Have a good night!
Friday, May 3, 2013
We had a very busy day today. We started the day with the school and class photos. The photos were taken outside and I am curious to see the windy look. The children had a lot of time for work today. The grade 4 and 5 wrote a math test. Grade 6's will write theirs on Monday. Homework this weekend: - home reading - gr 6 have to think of an ancient culture for an upcoming project - gr 6 math quiz Monday - field trip form if not returned - YPC on Monday
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The children worked very well this morning and a lot of work was handed in. Today was day two in our month of May gratitude challenge. The objective today was to high five 5 people. I think that most of them accomplished this task. Homework tonight: - home reading - math quiz 4/5 tomorrow 6 on Monday Have a good night!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Well it was a first today. For the first time this year we did not have any overdue library books! Let's keep it up for the rest of the year. Library is tomorrow so please make sure that your books have been returned. Also, weather permitting, we will be silent reading outside tomorrow afternoon. Homework tonight: - home reading - unfinished work - review math 4/5 quiz Friday 6 quiz Monday - field trip form if not returned Have a good night!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We had a good day today. The ducklings came for a visit in the morning. We got to watch them go in water for the first time. It was pretty cute! Homework tonight: - home reading - math 5p. 216 #1-18, 6p. 237 #1-8 - math quiz on Friday for grade 4 and 5 Monday for grade 6 - WITW map and package for April is now overdue - some family life packages have still not been handed in. Please make sure that yours has been completed - field trip form back by Friday please Have a good night!
Monday, April 29, 2013
We had a wonderful day today. This afternoon we got to go and see a duck hatch out of its shell. This was a new experience for most of the children and one that was memorable I am sure. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 214 #1-10, 5p. 216 #1-18 (they have two days but should be done up to question 9), 6p. 233 #1-10 - WITW due tomorrow Have a good night!
Friday, April 26, 2013
We had a really good day today working on our pixel art, beading, math and topped off with Bill Nye video for our new science unit. Homework this weekend: - home reading - math 4p. 211 #1-8, 5p. 214 #1-13, 6p. 229 #1-9 - math quizzes coming up 4/5 on May 3 yr 6 on May 6 Have a good weekend!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Today we went to help our kindergarten buddies with a sponge art project to make little chicks. We also got to spend more time with the chicks that the kindergarten class has hatched. We also took advantage of this beautiful day and went outside for silent reading. Homework tonight: - WITW map due tomorrow - home reading - Eagle Bay payment - Yr 4 SS project - Jump Rope for Heart - jump taking place May 13 Have a wonderful night!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
It was nice to see so many different projects on the go in the classroom today from beading to mapping. I am looking for a few things for our next science unit so if you have any of the following laying around the house that you could donate to the classroom it would be appreciated. Plastic lids (yogurt etc.), ice cream buckets (with our without lids), shoe boxes, empty thread spools, old bedsheets. Thanks so much! Homework tonight: - home reading - any unfinished work - math 4p. 204 #1-7, 5p. 202 #1-9, 6p. 22 #1-7 - map due Friday - tomorrow will be the day I split the genders to watch a health video. Mr. Orr will be meeting with the boys Have a good night!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Happy Earth Day! We had a wonderful Earth Day today. We took an Ecoquiz to find out how much we knew and I think we all were surprised by some of the facts we found out. We also got our school garden weeded out and ready for planting in a few weeks. We planted some seeds inside our room to create a garden of remembrance this year. In the afternoon we went outside looking for signs of spring and helped to clean up the school ground. A wonderful day! Homework tonight: - take earth day magnets home - home reading - any unfinished work - fill in the "What Did I Do to Help This Week" form - quiz tomorrow for 5/6 health - challenge to take part in a family "earth hour" refrain from electricity for one hour if you can Have a wonderful Earth Day!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Today was a great work block day. The children also had a chance to work a bit more on their beading projects. We are finding that the looms take a lot of patience! Homework tonight: - home reading - 5/6 bring always changing books tomorrow - Eagle Bay payments past due - all unfinished work completed and handed in Have a good night!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wow today went fast! Tomorrow we have a YPC concert and will be having an early lunch hour. Please make sure grade 5/6 that you have your booklets for health tomorrow. Homework tonight: - home reading - any unfinished work - math 4p. 198 #1-8, 5 worksheet, 6p. 211 #1-9 - Eagle Bay payments now due Have a good night!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
We had a lot of fun going to our little buddies room today and making torn paper chicks with them in preparation for their eggs hatching in a couple of weeks. A reminder that tonight is the fun fair at the school. It takes places from 5:30-8. More information can be found on the school website. Homework tonight: - home reading - any unfinished work - grade 5/6 need to have their always changing books for tomorrow Have a good night!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Another busy day of melting crayons and working with studying our French vocabulary. We also started our puberty talks today. The children will all be coming home with a booklet and I would like to ask that all students in grade 5 and 6 read the booklet. The grade 4's can go over theirs with their parents. Homework tonight: - home reading - booklet reading - math if not complete 4p. 189 #1-3, 5p. 189#1-14 - novel study if not handed in - any other unfinished work Have a great night.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Today was only a half day but we were so busy! We have started to melt our crayon abstract art today, I hope to have them up in the hallway the night of fun fair. Homework tonight: - home reading - grade 5 math corrections - grade 4 math p. 187 #1-4 - any unfinished work - jersey if not returned from relay fest - make sure that you have gym strip tomorrow - Scholastic order being placed tomorrow - stuffed animals for panda pitch Have a good night!
Friday, April 5, 2013
We had such an amazing day today at 4 Cats Art Studio learning about Jackson Pollock and splatter painting! As soon as the paintings are dry they will contact me and I will send them home once I get them. I will try to send email pictures of the children with their paintings soon. Homework this weekend: - home reading - yr 6 math quiz on fractions, ratio and percent on Monday - please bring items for our garden basket - stuffies for the panda pitch - fun fair next Thursday - any unfinished work Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
We had a lot of fun today with our little Kindergarten buddies. We went outside and had an egg hunt with them. A reminder that there is no school on Monday next week. Homework: - home reading - Easter Candy Fractions :) - any unfinished work (ex - french poster, WITW) - novel study due on April 4 - a reminder that we go to 4 Cats on Friday for Splatter Painting Have a wonderful long weekend.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In Fine Arts this morning we worked on finishing our 3D abstract designs. We also started to work on our crayon projects. Thank you to those who donated crayons to make this project possible. I am also looking for a blow dryer for art projects in the classroom if anyone has an extra one that they would like to donate. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 179 #1-5, 5p. 175 #1-3, 6p. 188 #1-13 - WITW and map due tomorrow - French spring vocab poster due tomorrow - library tomorrow - please return overdue books We are still needing volunteers to help us at the fun fair. Please sign up outside the classroom if you have not already done so. Also, our gardening basket is still needing donations. Those can be brought into the classroom until Monday April 8th. Have a wonderful night!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Today in Fine Arts we started working on a 3D project. All of the students are working with fraction, ratio and percent and should be practicing in the evenings on mathfrog. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 5p. 172#1-12, 6p. 185 #1-2 Have a good night!
Monday, March 25, 2013
It sounds like everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. Today, the children worked very quietly for most of the day, I think that they are still tired from their holiday. Homework tonight: - home reading - french spring poster due Thursday - beading planning due Thursday - WITW due Thursday - Novel Study due April 4 - Math 5p. 168 #1-10, 6p. 182 #1-12 - return report card envelope signed if not returned already - return field trip form if not returned already - Notice - basket items for fun fair - gardening basket We still have spots to sign up for during fun fair. If you are able to take a short shift to help out, please sign up (or have your child sign up) on the sign outside our classroom door (or outside the office for concession and ticket sales help). Have a great night!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
We had a lesson on the french preposition "sur" today. Please ask your child if they can tell you what it means. We also wrote a letter to the class across the hall today inviting them to join us to watch a movie tomorrow afternoon. If your child would like to bring their own individual snack that would be okay. Homework tonight: - home reading - science test tomorrow - math test for year 4 and 5 tomorrow - novel study completed up to and including question 9 - one map completed - subway day tomorrow Have a great night! A reminder that they are still looking for volunteers to sign up to help out the night of fun fair on April 11. If you could help out with the fish pond, which our class is in charge of, please sign up outside the classroom, or ticket selling or concession please sign up in front of the office.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
We had a lot of fun doing the Sid Shuffle today. The children really enjoyed it! They worked really hard independently today. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 166 #1-16, 5p. 158 #1-15 (quiz for both groups Friday) - science quiz Friday Have a good night. Have them show you the Sid Shuffle!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We had a really fun morning this morning in fine arts. We used the images we had created and did some printing. They turned out really well. Homework tonight: - home reading - map 1 due on Friday - grade 4/5 math quiz Friday - all grades electricity quiz Friday Have a good night!
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Band students were off to festival today. I hope that they had a wonderful time and had a wonderful performance. Tomorrow the fine arts group will be starting our printmaking. Please do not wear your best clothes in case you get paint on them. Homework tonight: - home reading - yr5 social studies if not complete - math 5p. 157 #1-6, 6p. 178 #1-11 - yr 4 math quiz Friday Have a good night!
Friday, March 8, 2013
We watched a wonderful performance this morning in the gym with an African Dancer. She was very entertaining and had us all on our feet dancing and clapping along. Homework tonight: - home reading (one night to an adult) - Year 5 Social Studies due Monday - Year 6 Social Studies paragraph Monday - Novel Study to Number 7 if not complete Have a good night!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The students worked really hard today. They did the best silent reading I have seen so far this year. It is really nice to talk to them about the books they are reading and hear the recommendations that they make to their classmates. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling (last test tomorrow) - novel studies to Number 7 completed for tomorrow - math 4p. 163 #1-3, 5p. 153 #1-9, 6p. 173 #1-13 Have a great night! (and stuff - the kids will get it)
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
It was a very exciting afternoon this afternoon. One of the students found a maple leaf and was attempting to break a Guinness World Record. It was very interesting to see all the documentation that needs to go in in order to try to break the record. Good luck! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 160 #1-9, 5p. 149 #1-9 - french classroom item drawings - spelling unit 18 due tomorrow Have a good night!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I think today was one of the best working days we have had in a while. It was also a day that made me smile as at one point while listening to music in fine arts, they all started singing along. Very sweet. A reminder that the sign up for parent helps for Fun Fair is outside of our classroom door. Or you could also have your child sign you up for a shift if you are able to help. We also will need donations for a gardening basket for the basket raffle that night. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 158 #1-6, 5p. 147 #1-5, 6p. 168 #1-11 - subject/predicate sheet if not complete Have a good night!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Wow, March already! Time seems to be going so quickly this year. There are three notices coming home today. Field trip, lunch order and a PAC notice. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling review week (50 words) - Novel study needs to be completed including question 7 by Friday - MS Read a Thon packages in ASAP Have a good night.
Friday, March 1, 2013
What an amazing morning at the Science Fair today. All of the children worked SO hard on all of their projects. It was so nice to hear them tell about the different procedures they did with their research. Homework this weekend: - home reading (at least one night out loud to an adult) - any unfinished work (novel study must be done to number five by this point) - MS read a thon package returned Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
We had fun working with our little buddies today. We helped them make fruit pictures out of tissue paper for their healthy eating unit. The Science Fair is tomorrow. If you would like to come and view the projects the best time (when it looks like the fewest classes have signed up for a viewing) would be between 10:30 and 12:00. You can come between 1:00 and 2:30 as well if that time works for you. All projects will be taken home at the end of the day. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - novel study to question 5 (all grades) - science fair - crayon, card board or deck of card donations Have a great night!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
We had a great morning today talking about bullying and how we can make a difference in and out of the classroom. I want to do some abstract art projects with the students after Spring Break. If anyone has any crayons that they can donate to the classroom it would be appreciated. Thank you so much! Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling sheet due tomorrow - library tomorrow - Science Fair Friday! Have a good night!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Today was a great day of putting together our Science Fair projects. Tonight I have asked each of the grade groups to play a math game on www.mathfrog.ca. The grade 5 group has already started their work. The other two grades will be doing work to accompany the game I have asked them to play. I am trying to put together some math games in the classroom. If you have any decks of cards at home that you no longer use and would like to donate they would be appreciated. Thank you. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - science fair (all projects due Friday) - mathfrog games yr 4 - elapsed time, yr 5. geoboard, yr 6. fresh baked fractions - Eagle Bay payments Have a good night!
Monday, February 25, 2013
The children had a great time at their last skating today. The afternoon was spent with a science fair focus. The majority of the day tomorrow will also have a science fair focus. Please make sure that your child has everything with them that they will need. The majority of the project should be completed by tomorrow. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - Science Fair - WITW if not completed - Montessori forms Have a great night!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Today we had a busy day. We talked about electrical safety and how far you should stay back. Ask your child to see if they can tell you how far you should stay away. Homework this weekend: - home reading - WITW due Monday - Skating Monday morning - Monday and Tuesday - time given to put together science fair projects - please bring what you will need - Science Fair Friday - Montessori form - Yr. 4 satisfaction survey Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This morning I had a chance to read with all of the students. When I asked some of them how often they read out loud at home some said hardly ever. I would encourage them to be reading at home out loud at least once a week. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - math yr 5 if not complete p. 143 #1-8 - novel study to question 4 for all groups due tomorrow - WITW articles due Monday - Science Fair is next Friday (time on Monday and Tuesday next week to construct backboards, please bring all your supplies) - No band tomorrow Have a good night!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We had a busy day full of work block time today. The children also watched a video on Carnaval. Please make sure that your child is working on their Science Fair projects. The Science Fair is taking place at the school next Friday. A reminder that on Monday and Tuesday they will have class time to complete work on their backboards if needed. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling * unit due tomorrow - math packages if not complete - WITW 3 articles should be done at this point - Novel Study to question 3 should be done at this point - Eagle Bay February payments of $50 are now past due If you are planning on being away the two weeks following spring break can you please let me know. I am trying to plan a field trip and I want to try to choose a day when most of the children will be here. Thank you! Have a good night.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
It was a really fun day today. We celebrated 100 Day by helping our little buddies make a hundred day hat. This afternoon in the computer lab I showed the children a new math website. www.mathfrog.ca It has a lot of fun math games for them to use for extra practice of concepts. We are going to be doing some print making in our fine arts group so if you have any cardboard and/or Styrofoam at home that you could donate to the classroom it would be appreciated. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - fine arts group quiz tomorrow - Band tomorrow (no band on Friday) - WITW map due Friday - WITW due Monday - if Science Fair part B not complete it is now overdue Have a good night!
Friday, February 8, 2013
This morning the fine arts group divided into groups to practice their presentations of modern day composers. A reminder that there is no school on Monday or Friday next week. Homework: - home reading - science fair (page 2 due Thursday) - please remember your ingredient for cooking on Tuesday Have a good weekend!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
We had another amazing work day in the classroom today. This week the children set some goals for themselves for the remainder of the year. I have asked them to bring these home and have you sign them. Homework tonight: - home reading (read out loud) - study spelling - science fair (part B due next Thursday) Have a good night!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Today Mr. Rempel came in and filmed some of the children for the schools of choice meeting that is coming up shortly. The children all discussed what they like about the Montessori program. The children worked really hard during their work block time today. Homework today: - home reading - study spelling - yr 5 math overdue (perimeter package) - yr 4 math p. 144 #1-8 - yr 5 government activity overdue - library tomorrow Have a great night!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
It was another day full of hard working children. Remember that time will be given on Wednesdays during the month of February for Science Fair so please bring in anything tomorrow that you may need to work on as you will be given class time for it. Homework tonight: - home reading (keep counting those minutes for the MS read-a-thon) - study spelling - science fair Have a good night.
Monday, February 4, 2013
We had a great day today. We went to YPC and watched a very interesting play about the environment and pollution. We also had a fire drill today. The children all received new novels today. Please ask your child about the novel that was assigned to him/her. They all have a survival theme. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - science part A if not handed in - fine arts group - composer tomorrow - journal if not complete Have a great day!
Friday, February 1, 2013
It was a great ending to the week this week. We got to see our little buddies for the first time since the holidays. In the afternoon we also watched the end of Anne of Green Gables. The children were able to point out all of the differences between the book and the movie. A reminder that our skating dates were changed and we will not be skating on Monday due to YPC. Can you please make sure that before we go skating on the 18th that your child has skates and a helmet that fit. If they do not, can you please let me know ASAP so that I can help them to find what they need. Homework tonight: - home reading (remember to record your minutes for the read-a-thon!) - math 4p. 137#1-10, 5p. 139 #1-11, 6p. 154 #1-10 if not complete - fine arts group - please find information on a modern composer Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Today was a good day. The children went and finished giving presentations to the other classrooms about the MS Read-A-Thon. Remember to start keeping track of your minutes of reading starting tomorrow until March 1! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (dictation tomorrow) - science fair sheet 1 due signed tomorrow (picking project topic and supply list) Have a great night!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Today was the best work block day we have had in quite some time. All of the children were very focused on the work that they were doing and got a lot accomplished. This was also the first time our whole class has been here since December. It was nice to have everyone healthy back in the classroom! I had a chance to meet with all of the children today to discuss their Science Fair Projects. Many of them still need to make sure that they have their parent sign the first sheet and have it handed in signed to me by Friday. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling sheet due tomorrow - math 4p. 134 #1-8, 5p. 137 #1-6, 6p. 151 #1-9 - library tomorrow - penny drive school goal is $600. For every $25 we raise it brings clean water for life to one person Have a wonderful evening!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Today the Fine arts group looked at the composer Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. They were surprised to find that she was not able to write and be published because she was a woman. The children also practiced their presentations that they are going to be giving this week as our class is organizing the MS read-a-thon for the school. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 130 #1-10, 5p. 133 #1-6, 6p. 148 #1-10 - WITW if not complete Have a good night!
Monday, January 28, 2013
We had an amazing morning at Edith Lake this morning ice fishing. The children really loved it. We never caught anything, but still had a great time. We also had a presentation this afternoon from a parent from Mrs. Steenson's class. He came and shared pictures and stories from a 6 month world trip that he had taken with his son. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - WITW due tomorrow Have a nice night.
Friday, January 25, 2013
It was a very interesting day in the classroom today with so many characters in here. :) It was a lot of fun seeing everyone's costumes. Please don't forget that we are going ice fishing on Monday and will be outside for 2.5 hours. Make sure that you dress for the weather! Homework this weekend: - home reading (read out loud to an adult at least once) - math 5. 129 #1-8 - WITW packages are due Tuesday - penny drive starts Monday - inside shoes! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The year 4 students wrote their online numeracy portion of the FSA this morning. They will write the online reading portion tomorrow. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - yr 6 math p. 145#1-2 - hot dog day tomorrow - dress up as your favorite literary character tomorrow! - year 5 and 6 French quiz tomorrow Have a great night!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
We had a lot of fun this afternoon looking at electricity and safe/unsafe situations. The students have a copy of the activity to challenge their parents to see if they can find all of the situations. Good luck! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - science questions 1-4 - math 4p. 126 #1-9, 5p. 127 #1-2, 6p. 141 #1-10 - return field trip forms - library day tomorrow Have a wonderful evening. Good luck to the tier 3 girls basketball in their first game today!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Today we talked about Beethoven in Fine Arts. I also handed out information about the upcoming Science Fair. The children need to have a topic picked and the first page filled out and signed by Feb. 1st. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - return field trip forms - math 5p. 124 #1-16, 6p. 136#1-9 Have a great night!
Monday, January 21, 2013
For a shorter day we sure got a lot of work done. The students had a lot of fun finding out if different materials in the classroom were conductors or insulators. A reminder that this week we are encouraging the children to unplug and play. There are many activities taking place around town this week to support this. If you go to the kamloopsparents.com website and search unplug and play they have a list of activities taking place. - home reading - study spelling - math yr 6 p. 131 #1-5, year 4 test tomorrow - french quiz Friday for year 5 and 6 - WITW map due Friday - yr. 6 cartoon due Friday - scholastic order due Thursday - hot dog order due tomorrow - permission slips returned ASAP Have a great night!
Friday, January 18, 2013
It appears that I have double booked the children. The skating for February 4th has been changed as it does conflict that day with YPC. We will now be going on Feb 18th which is also a Monday from 9-10. Could you please let me know if you are able to drive on this day. We will be going ice fishing at Edith Lake on January 28th. A permission slip will come home on Monday. We will be taking a bus, but I would still love to have a few parents come with us if you are interested. Homework this weekend: - home reading (read one day to a parent and on one day have a parent read to you) - Unplug and play starts Sunday! - reading response if not complete - yr 5 math test Monday - hot dog orders back by Tuesday Early closure on Monday. School out at 12:30. Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Today was a good day. The children worked really hard throughout the day today. There are many notices coming home today regarding upcoming events. A reminder to please bring in any new or gently used books or shoes by Friday. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - notices - yr 4 math p. 115 #1-7, year sixes - test tomorrow - reading response if not complete - comprehension cliffhanger if not complete Have a good night
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
After a day getting fixed we have our laptop back. It was a good day today. The fine arts group looked at the life of Haydn. In French we looked at writing with Il a and Elle a. The school has a few things happening right now. We are taking place in Heap the Honda this week. If you have any new or gently used books to donate, there is a table set up in the library. We are also collecting shoes for women and children in Nicaragua and these can also be brought in until Friday. Next Friday to support Family Literacy week we are having a dress up day at the school. We have asked the children to dress as their favorite character from a book. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4 p. 111 #1-12, 5 p. 113 #1-2, 6 p. 118 #1-15 (math test Thursday) - french if not complete - reading response if not complete Have a great night!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Today all of the year five students got a lesson on Test Tube Division. The majority of the day today was a work block day. Homework tonight: - home reading (read to an adult) - study spelling - math yr 5 p. 98 #1-12, yr 6 p. 111 #1-8 - spelling/handwriting if not complete - paragraph writing if not complete - bring gently used shoes by next Friday - spelling work sheet due tomorrow - library tomorrow Have a good night!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Today the students were able to choose their own spots to sit in the classroom. It seemed to work well so we will carry on with it for a while. The school is participating in the Heap the Honda book drive. If you would like to donate any new or "gently" used children's books you can bring them to the library the week of Monday Jan 14th to Friday Jan 18th. Last year over 12,000 books were distributed to a variety of community agencies and families in order to promote literacy. Homework tonight: - home reading - Math - yr 5 p. 94 #1-14, yr 6 p. 106 #1-13 - think of science fair ideas - Scholastic Orders due Jan 24 - study spelling Have a great night!
Monday, January 7, 2013
Welcome back! By the sounds of things everyone has had a wonderful break! Today we slowly started to get back into the swing of things. I told the children that we will be participating in Science Fair in the next couple of months. I would like them to start thinking of an experiment to do for this assignment. I am just getting confirmation on when we are going to be having our school science fair and then I will be sending home information packages for this assignment. Homework tonight: - home reading - math Yr 4. p.100 #1-9 (5 and 6's will have one more day to complete their work) - journal if not complete - reading response if not complete - gym strip needs to be returned - gym tomorrow Have a great night!