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!