Thursday, January 29, 2015
Today we finished our "Worry Work" and the program "What To Do If You Worry Too Much." Please ask your child two different ways that you can reset your system when you are worried. I will be away at a workshop again tomorrow, but will be back on Monday. The Year 4's will write their final FSA's tomorrow for Numeracy. Good luck to them! Due to this they will not have a spelling dictation. The year 5 and 6's will have a dictation as normal. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - french quiz tomorrow for 5/6 students - math 5p. 102 #1-14 Have a good night.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Today we reviewed prepositions and used them in sentences. The grade 4's wrote two more FSA's today. A notice is going home with all grade 5/6 students going on the ski trip. I will be away tomorrow at a PBIS conference. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - preposition sentences - 5/6 French Quiz Friday - math 5's worksheet Have a good night.
Friday, January 23, 2015
A lot of good work was done in the classroom today. The children are starting to work more quietly and stay more focused during work block times. A reminder that the deadline for hot lunch orders is Sunday. A reminder that these are now done online. Homework this weekend: - home reading - FSA's for year 4's next week - get lots of sleep!!! - WITW/Canadian Reader Articles due Tuesday - grade 4 math sheet if not complete due Monday Have a good weekend.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
A reminder that tomorrow is the final day to return your pink shirt order forms to the office. Grade 4's could be doing FSA practice on line for math and reading if they have no evening homework. Please bring any gently used books that you no longer need to the library for the Heap the Honda challenge. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling dictation tomorrow - math gr 4 worksheet, gr 6 quiz tomorrow Have a good night.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Today in French the grade 5/6's learned about using aime and n'aime pas to show likes and dislikes. All of the children will be having a very short Science quiz on Friday. This will be a review of Chapter 8 talking about resources. The grade 6's will also have a math quiz on Friday on Chapter 3 - decimals. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (sheet due tomorrow) - return any late assignments from home (some are telling me that that is where their work is) - Heap the Honda - please bring in any gently used books for donations if you have them - Pink Shirt orders are due to the office by Friday Have a good night.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Today the children are creating a list of all items that they throw in the garbage or recycling. We will compare these lists tomorrow for Science. We also started to look closely at organization in writing. We talked about how every good piece of writing has a strong beginning, middle and end. Mr. Michell came in again today to continue working on the Haida Art piece he has been working on with the children. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math gr 4p. 108 #1-9 - notice to go home today Have a good night!
Monday, January 19, 2015
FSA week is taking place for the grade 4's next week. I took the children into the computer lab today and showed them how to log on to the practice test online. I also showed them how to change font size and how to make the pages move to a side by side. If your child would like to practice these or you would like to see a sample it can be found through our schools website. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 6p. 117 #1-2 - maps are due tomorrow - haida drawing outline needs to be done for tomorrow - t-shirt order form - gr 4 notice Have a good night.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
In Science this morning we talked about how any change to an ecosystem can have an impact. The children then worked in groups to try and clean up an "oil spill." The chatter and calling out in the classroom has been happening often since we have been back from holidays. Please remind your child the importance of spending time in the classroom working and how calling out is not helpful. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - Scholastic due tomorrow - math 4p.103 #1-2, 6p. 111 #1-8 Have a good night.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Today each of the three grades received a new research project for Social Studies. They will need to use Worldbook at home to help out with this project. If you have any problems getting on Worldbook from home please let me know. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 100 #1-9, 5p. 90 #1-13, 6p. 106 #1-13 - Scholastic due Friday Have a good night.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Today seemed to fly by! We are doing review lists for spelling this week so the children have 50 words to study. We started our new science unit on resources today. We also started reading our class novel study Pit Pony today. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 92 #1-7, 9, 10, 5p. 82 #1-13, 6p. 97 #1-14 - gym strip for tomorrow - Scholastic due Friday - home reading book reviews Have a good night.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Another busy day today! We talked about conjunctions today and how they are used to combine sentences. I had a chance to read with some of the students today, and will continue doing this next week. I have asked all of the children to make sure that they are practicing reading out loud once or twice a week to make sure that they are working on their fluency and oral expression. Homework this weekend: - home reading - grammar sheet if not complete - make sure that you have gym strip for Tuesday next week Have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Today went really quickly! There were quite a few tired faces around the room today. Please make sure your child gets a good sleep tonight. Tomorrow I would like to try to read with all of the children so I ask that they make sure that they bring their home reading book to school. If your child is in grade 5 or 6 and has not returned their skiing forms can they please do so ASAP. Homework tonight: - home reading - math if not complete 4p. 88 #1-10, 5p. 78 #1-12, 6p.94 #1-7 - journal if not complete - french if not complete - fine arts winter town if not complete - multiplication.com if no other homework Have a good night!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Happy New Year! It is nice to be back in the classroom with the children. We started the year getting ourselves organized and making sure that all of our work was where it should be. Please make sure in this weather that your child has a change of clothes in their back pack in case they get wet at recess or lunch. Due to the shortened week because of the snow days there will be no spelling this week. Homework tonight: - home reading (I have not had many book reviews handed in while I was gone. Please make sure that you initial these for your child before they hand them in). - math 4p. 84 #1-7, 5p.74 #1-10, 6p.90 #1-10 - Worry Work if not completed Have a good night and get a good sleep!