Monday, November 17, 2014
This will be the last blog post until I come back to the school. I will be checking my email periodically but not daily. If you need to speak to Mr. Saunderson please contact him through the school. We had a busy day today, setting due dates and making sure we are organized as we start our second term. We continued to talk about family names in French today. We also did more of our Worry Work. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - UN activity if not complete - good copy of writing if not complete - Worry Work if not complete - reading response if not complete - skating permission slip Have a great night. I will pop in to the school for a visit once I am feeling a bit better. :)
Friday, November 14, 2014
It was a busy but fun day in the classroom today. We finished our class read aloud Matilda today. We also held our class mock election today where the children had to vote for the character of their choice. Homework this weekend: - home reading (once aloud) - Matilda due Monday - Math 4p. 57 #1-9, 5p. 62 #1-14, 6p. 72 #1-12 - UN activity due Monday - good copy of writing due Monday - French if not complete (5/6 only) - school pictures sent home Have a good weekend.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
We reviewed the purpose of an adjective and the symbol that represents it today. We also made War Time Chocolate Cake (the recipe is posted in another blog post). Homework tonight: - reading response if not complete - adjective if not complete - home reading - no spelling this week as it is a short week - email went home - math if not complete - food orders due tomorrow - poinsettia orders due tomorrow Have a good night.
During wartime, the people back home didn’t always have the cooking supplies they would have liked. Recipes with little or no sugar, eggs, and milk were used so there would be more for the soldiers overseas. Some supplies were "rationed"—only so much per family. A family might have shared its sugar ration to make this No-Milk-No-Egg chocolate cake—mixed and baked in the same pan. Ask an adult to pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a 20 cm (8-inch) square pan put: 375 ml (1 ½ cups) all purpose flour 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of baking powder 250 ml (1 cup) of granulated sugar 2.5 ml (½ teaspoon) of cinnamon 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of baking soda 2.5 ml (½ teaspoon) of salt 45 ml (3 tablespoons) of cocoa powder (not instant cocoa drink mix) Add to the pan: 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of vanilla extract 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of white vinegar 75 ml (5 tablespoons) of vegetable oil 250 ml (1 cup) of lukewarm water Mix everything together with a fork and bake for 30 minutes or until done.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Tomorrow we will be attending the school Remembrance Day Assembly. The children will each be given a poppy to wear. We ask that you please send a donation to provide for the poppies. Tomorrow is also the final day of the school book fair. It will run until 3pm tomorrow. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling sheet if not complete - world book activity if not complete - reading response if not complete - WITW Canadian Reader due tomorrow - maps due tomorrow - Scholastic due tomorrow Have a good night.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Today we did another chapter in our Worry Books. We talked about how worries can make us feel different things and that not everyone will have the same symptoms when they are worried. We also went to the book fair this afternoon. They had a wonderful time looking at the books and trying to figure out the quiz. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - maps (due Friday) - reading response - worry work - WITW/Canadian Reader (due Friday) - math 4p. 50 #1-4, 5p. 54 #1-12 - classroom scholastic orders due Friday - hot lunch orders home Have a good night.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The children did an activity today where they have reviewed/learned about pronouns. They also continued to work on summarizing skills using the novel Matilda. A reminder that our class will be visiting the school book fair tomorrow and that I recommend buying (if you are planning on it) during this time as it will only be the children in our class in the library and then have a much easier time looking at the book selections available. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - study French quiz tomorrow for year 5/6 students - book fair tomorrow Have a good night.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Today seemed to go so fast!!! The children have a spelling review list this week so that is 40/50 words depending on their level. We went to the library in the afternoon and watched a couple of book trailers of books that will be available at the book fair. A reminder that the book fair takes place from Wednesday-Friday in the library this week. Our class will be going to look/buy on Wednesday. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 47 #1-9, 5p. 51 #1-13, 6p. 61 #1-15 - common/proper noun activity if not complete - fundraising forms Have a good night.