Wednesday, April 30, 2014


We started to put in the school garden today. Thank you to the year sixes for doing the weeding for us. This afternoon we had a presentation in the gym from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Jump Rope for Heart fundraising is coming home for those interested in taking part. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math yr 5 quiz tomorrow - spelling sheet due tomorrow - library - gym, must have gym strip!!! - hot dog order form going home Have a great night!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Today we watched a puppeteer in the gym. The children really seemed to enjoy him and the message he sent. Coming home today are two notices. One on the track meet next Friday at the school, the other on the Human Growth and Development lessons that will start next week. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 204 #1-7, 5p. 216 #1-18, 6p. 216 #1-9 - poems if not complete - novel study C due Friday Have a good night.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spelling Unit 24

Year 4 hardest latest noisier greatest higher busiest craziest nearest strongest earlier dirtiest younger happier safest hungriest littlest closest friendliest sillier tastiest Year 5 limit habit permit profit chocolate basket climate planet estimate calculate opposite favourite frustrate budget variety illustrate decorate definite accurate evaporate Year 6 pregame preview predict pretest prepare preserve prefer foretell forecast foreman postseason postpone prehistoric prejudge premature presume precaution postwar prejudice forehead


Today we went to our final YPC of the year. It was a dancing troupe from Toronto showing a variety of Chinese dancing. A reminder that we will be drawing for parents on Wednesday evening for Eagle Bay so if you would like your name in the draw please make sure you fill out the form and let me know by Wednesday morning. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - novel study A and B if not complete - yr 5 math quiz on Thursday - muscle package due Friday Have a good night.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Today was a fairly quiet day in the classroom. The children are all working on projects right now and are working on staying focused on their own work and not distracting others. We enjoyed having Wok Box for lunch today and a big thank you to the parents who organized that for the school. We also voted for our Red Cedar reading today. We are looking forward to finding out the award winners in May. Homework this weekend: - home reading (novel study) - math 4p. 201 #1-12, 6p. 211 #1-9 - any unfinished spelling - novel study A and B if not complete Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Green Pea Vichyssoise

Portion size 8 Ingredients 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter 2 onions, chopped 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) chicken stock or vegetable stock 2 cups (500 mL) cubed peeled potatoes, (2 potatoes) 2 cups (500 mL) shelled fresh peas, (1-1/2 lb/750 g unshelled) 1 cup (250 mL) 10% cream or milk 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper Garnish: 1/2 cup (125 mL) snow peas, thinly sliced 1/2 sweet red pepper, finely chopped Preparation In large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat; cook onions, stirring occasionally, until softened, 10 minutes. Add stock, 1 cup (250 mL) water and potatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add peas; simmer, covered, until peas are tender, 5 minutes. In batches, transfer to blender or food processor; pur?until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Blend in cream; stir in salt and pepper. Refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate for up to 1 day.) Garnish: Ladle into bowls; garnish with snow peas and red pepper.


Unfortunately we were unable to go to KSV today. But we did have a lot of fun cooking in the community room! We made a yummy pea soup, I will post the recipe in a following post. I am trying to get a final head count together for Eagle Bay so if you can please let me know if you plan on attending. Final payments must be made in May before we go to the camp. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - scholastic book orders due tomorrow - Red Cedar voting tomorrow - novel study A and B due tomorrow - yr 5 SS assignment due tomorrow Have a good night!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Unfortunately tomorrow due to a lack of drivers we are going to have to cancel our visit to Kamloops Seniors Village. However, we will still be doing some cooking here at the school. I have invited the seniors that were going to come to participate to the school to still join us in our activity here, this will also be a chance for them to see our classroom at the school if they decide to join us here. Today each one of the children received a new novel study package. It is a large package and the due dates are broken down over the course of the next month. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 198 #1-8, 5p. 214 #1-13 - novel study A and B due on Friday - spelling sentences due tomorrow - yr 5 SS due on Friday Have a good night!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


We are in need of drivers for our visit to KSV on Thursday. I am also looking for a couple of parents to help us do some food preparation there that day. If I do not receive any drivers or volunteers tomorrow I will have to cancel our visit. Homework tonight: - home reading (voting on Red Cedar Books on Friday) - study spelling - spelling sentences (20 for 4/5 40 for 6) due Thursday - library tomorrow - ABC poetry if not complete - math 4p. 196 #1-7, 5p. 208 #1-13, 6p. 207 #1-8 - Eagle Bay parent volunteer form - Scholastic due Friday If your child is not planning on joining us at Eagle Bay could you please let me know as this will effect how many parent volunteers we will require. Thank you. Have a good night.

Spelling Unit 23

Year 4 losing racing worries dancing hiding flies promised bored staying becoming carried living refused proving wasting supposed caused practicing inviting included Year 5 active relative expensive engine imagine machine bargain certain survive captain curtain native negative massive creative detective sensitive positive villain medicine Year 6 conduct desert wind change sentence tear wound bow rebel object refuse content contest diamond insult invalid entrance racket suspect project

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


We had a lot of fun today. We had an Easter Egg hunt for our little buddies. We also had a clan activity this afternoon where we talked about filling peoples buckets. Please ask you child to tell you about this. Homework this weekend: - home reading - science if not complete - any uncompleted work - KSV permission slip A reminder that tomorrow is a ProD day and that there is no school on Friday or Monday for the Easter weekend. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


A reminder that tomorrow is the last day to bring in food donations for the food bank. The band concert is tonight in the gym at 7. Math night is in the library tonight from 6-7. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 5p. 202 #1-9, 4's fraction worksheet - FRIENDS - French Quiz tomorrow - library tomorrow Have a good night.

Monday, April 14, 2014


A reminder that this is a short week this week. Thursday is a ProD Day and Friday is a holiday. Quite a few assignments have been handed in lately with no names or late. As we progress into third term it is very important that your child get his/her work done on time with their name on the page. There is no spelling this week due to the short week. Homework tonight: - home reading - Ungifted writing if not complete - food donation for the food bank (these must be in by Wednesday) - band concert tomorrow at 1 and at 7 - Family Math night happens tomorrow night in the library from 6-7 - any unfinished work Have a good night.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Tonight is the Fun Fair at the school from 5-8. Thank you to the PAC for putting this on for us. Tickets are available in the library and there will be a concession in the Community Room. All children must be with an adult. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 189 #1-3, 5p. 198 #1-9 - fine arts auditions for class plays tomorrow - if not complete Have a good night.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


The grade 5/6 students had to interview each other in french this morning using intonation in their questions. If you are able to donate stuffed animals for the Panda Pitch game or cakes for the Cake Walks tomorrow they would be appreciated. All donations can be dropped off at the office. Congratulations to the children who took part in the Battle of the Books today. It was a nail biting afternoon and the children did very well tying for second and battling to finish in third. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling due tomorrow - gym tomorrow - library tomorrow - math 4p. 187 #1-4, 5p. 195 #1-13 6 quiz tomorrow - fun fair tomorrow from 5-8 - food donation Thank you for the donations to the classroom basket. All of the baskets for the raffle tomorrow look amazing!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spelling Unit 22

Year 4 watching hoped taped stared scared added yelling hopped tapped starred scarred stopped swimming sorted planned controlled wrapping interested knowing finished Year 5 weather whether quiet quite allowed aloud picture pitcher war wore lose loose disprove disapprove rays raise dairy diary recent resent Year 6 wade weighed vein vain bored board moan mown your you're whose who's mare mayor berry bury dense dents idle idol


This morning in Fine Arts the children decided what roles they are going to try out for on Friday. Due to lack of interest certain roles in the plays have already been filled. We are doing a food drive at the school for the Kamloops Food Bank. We ask that each child bring in a non perishable food donation. Homework tonight: - home reading (only 3 weeks left for Red Cedar) - study spelling - math 4p. 184 #1-11, 5p. 193 #1-12 - food donation - cinquain rough copy if not completed Have a good night.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Today went really fast! A few more children got Red Cedar posts made today. In the afternoon we looked at our chicken bones that we had been soaking in vinegar. They were impressed to see the calcification difference. Homework this weekend: - home reading - math 4p. 181 #1-10, 5p. 189 #1-14 - science title page if not complete - band students work with a partner on your 2 songs from the book to show next week Have a good night!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


We had a lot of fun today helping our little buddies with some planting and Easter crafts. Congratulations to the children in the class who competed in yesterday's relay fest down at the TCC they all ran amazing races. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 179 #1-5, 5p.185 #1-13, 6p. 192 #1-11 - spelling dictation and spelling sentences if not complete - getting closer to Red Cedar voting. Make sure you are reading! - sign up for helping at fun fair - basket raffle items - reading response if not completed Have a good night.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


We had a good work block today. Some of the children got a lot of work done. Please keep the Fun Fair basket items coming in. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling definitions and sentences due tomorrow - math 4p. 175 #1-12, 5p. 181 #1-8, 6p. 188 #1-13 - library tomorrow - gym tomorrow - yr 4 European package if not complete Have a good night.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


We started planting seedlings today that we will grow in the classroom and then move to the school garden once the weather warms up. There are still plenty of spots that need volunteers for the fun fair please sign up for one if you can. The sign up is outside of the office. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - science page 1-3 if not already completed - young author entries due by tomorrow - hot lunch order - scholastic order due Friday Have a good night.