Friday, February 27, 2015
Today we worked on our Heritage Fair stamps in class. The children have to complete an image and a paragraph on something that relates to Canada. We will be starting some in class work and research on our projects next week. I have asked that all children take a look at the Kamloops Heritage Fair website with their parents and try to choose a topic this week. The Kamloops site is http://kamloopsheritagefair.sd73.bc.ca. And as I stated on yesterdays post as well, project ideas can be found at http://canadashistory.ca/Kids/Heritage/Project-Tips.aspx?id=10. I have asked the children to start keeping a journal of their progress into this project and have asked them to do three journal entries a week. Homework this weekend: - home reading - heritage fair - stamp idea if not done already Have a great weekend.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
We had a busy day in the room today! We talked about the Heritage Fair which is a large project that the intermediate Montessori classes will be doing. These are to be individually completed. Please take a look at the timeline with your child and help guide them to a topic that will interest them. We will be using class time for this project every week however it will require some home time to complete as well. We have a link to helpful websites through our school homepage. Project ideas can also be found at www.canadashistory.ca. We also had a good class meeting this afternoon. We have been having some problems in the line up and playing games on the playground lately. As a class this afternoon we talked and brainstormed solutions to these problems. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - heritage fair - math 4p. 248, 5p. 137 if not complete Have a good night!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We had a good work block today. The children are starting to spend more time focusing on their work and less time chatting with friends. It was great to see the sea of pink shirts in the classroom today. Thank you for supporting pink shirt day. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling sheets due tomorrow - math 4p. 148 #1-7, 5p. 137 #1-6 - pink shirt day reading activity Have a good night.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
We had a lot of fun in our clan groups this morning. We talked about how good ideas snowball and talked about ways we could show respect and responsibility safely on the playgound in the winter. We also created our own personal food guides on the computer today. Homework tonight: - pink shirt day tomorrow - home reading - study spelling - math 5p. 133 #1-6 - maps due tomorrow Have a good night.
Monday, February 23, 2015
We had a wonderfully busy day today. In the morning we had a great work block and some of the grade 6 students gave grammar box lessons to the younger students. In the afternoon we talked about healthy food practices and why cutting raw chicken with other foods on a cutting board is not a safe practice. Ask your child to explain to you how we did this. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - Purdy's orders Have a great night!
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Today we presented our composer lockers to our classroom. We also started our health unit talking about nutrition and safe food practices. The children all have a survey they have been asked to fill out this weekend. Homework: - home reading - math 4p. 144 #1-8 - survey - map due Wednesday - no school tomorrow Have a good weekend!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
We had an amazing day in the classroom today! The children were so focused on their work today! A reminder for those who have overdue library books to return them tomorrow or bring them in tomorrow to renew. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling sheet if not complete - math 4p. 140 #1-5, 5p. 129 #1-8 - composer lockers due tomorrow - return Montessori letter if not done already Have a wonderful evening.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Today we started our look into Carnival in Quebec. We will be looking at Carnival and the activities that take place there over the next couple of weeks. We also carried on working with our Haida paintings this afternoon. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 137 #1-10, 5p. 127 #1-2 - tomorrow is a half day, dismissal at 12:30 - return Montessori form ASAP Have a great night.
Monday, February 16, 2015
What a beautiful day today was. After being out on supervision at recess today I noticed (as did a few others in the room) that there was a lot of garbage on our school yard after the snow had melted. We decided to head outside this afternoon and do a quick school yard clean up. We picked up a lot of garbage in a fairly short time. Thank you to the students in the class for helping to keep our school yard looking clean. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - finish paragraph writing - math 4/5 finish today's assignment (sorry I am writing this later at home tonight due to meetings and don't have the page numbers here) - hot lunch orders on www.hotlunches.net - Montessori notice to go home, please return ASAP A reminder that Wednesday is a half day with dismissal at 12:30. Friday is a Professional Development Day and there will be no school for the children that day.
Friday, February 13, 2015
The children all did a wonderful job presenting in class today. They all spoke clearly and confidently. We went down to our buddy class this afternoon. We were invited down to celebrate Valentine's Day. The children in our class were wonderful and patient with the younger ones making sure that they achieved success in all of the games that they took part in. I was very proud of their behaviour with our little buddies today. Today, due to many problems that have been happening lately, we have had to ask the children to take a one week break from playing football at school. The play has been much too rough lately, whether intentional or not, so we have asked that for next week no footballs come to the school. A reminder that next week is a shortened one. Wednesday is a half day (dismissal at 12:30) for interviews and Friday is a ProD day. Homework this weekend: - home reading - ss projects if not complete - science quiz Monday Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
We had a lot of fun this morning in a Play is the Way presentation. The children learned how to play games that required them to work together and encourage each other. Tomorrow they will present their social studies projects to each other. Due to technical difficulties I told them that they will have time tomorrow morning to print their projects (if required in grade 5 and 6). Due to this and the invitation of helping our little buddies with some Valentine's crafts tomorrow afternoon I am going to postpone the science quiz on chapter 9 (salmon, forests, water and renewable energy resources) until Monday. This is just a quick quiz to make sure they have been listening to the readings and following the concepts. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - SS projects to hand in tomorrow - present SS projects tomorrow - PJ and bed head day tomorrow Have a good night!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We watched a great Justice Theater presentation in the gym this morning. In it the actors talked about bullying and how the internet can play a part in bullying. Back in the classroom we discussed THINK before you write. Homework this evening: - home reading - spelling sheets due tomorrow - animation cells due tomorrow - math 4p. 130 #1-10 - notice going home Have a good night.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We had a lot of fun this afternoon working on our Haida Art. They are really starting to take shape and looking really good. I would strongly encourage all children to bring a change of pants and socks to school. The fields and playground are very wet right now. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - social studies projects due Friday - science quiz Friday - Math grade 5 quiz tomorrow - Math 4p. 126 #1-9, 6p. 154 #1-10 Have a great night!
Friday, February 6, 2015
We had another peaceful work day in the classroom today. Our class has taken on planning a "We Love You Just The Way You Are Day" next Friday February 13th. It is a chance for children to come the way they are that morning....in pajamas with "bed head" or messy hair. There is a letter coming home today about a video that has been created for the Schools of Choice information evening next week. Please make sure you read this notice and return the bottom if you do not wish for your child's image to be used. Homework this weekend: - home reading - SS projects due next week - ready to present on Friday - math - worksheet packages if not complete - math quiz Wednesday yr 5 - notice - Scholastic Due Tuesday - No school Monday - clothes in case you get wet!!! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 5, 2015
I hope that all the 5/6 students that went skiing today had as much fun as the rest of us did skating! We had so much fun with out little buddies. It was the first time that many of our little buddies have been on skates. The children in our class did such a great job and were helping them all, showing them what to do, and by the end they were all skating! Way to go big buddies! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math quiz for year 4's tomorrow - science title page due tomorrow Have a good night!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Well it sure was a quiet day in the classroom today with some of the 5/6 students gone! We got a lot of great work done today. We had some fun as well with some of the other grade 4 students that were in split classes. We got to practice our basketball skills with Mrs. Doherty's students today and the three classes got together at the end of the day to watch part of James and the Giant Peach. Our grade 4's have it as a home reading book this year and there are some big differences between the book and the movie so we are going to compare and contrast the two and discuss why they feel that the film makers decided to make changes. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (sheet due tomorrow) - math quiz Friday - Continent projects for grade 4's are due next week - Paragraphs for physical regions of Canada due next week for grade 5's - skating tomorrow please bring a helmet and skates so that you are able to skate Have a wonderful evening!
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
We had some very quiet work block time taking place in the classroom today. It was nice to see so many of the children focused on their work. Tomorrow the grade 5/6 students are off skiing for 2 days. All children need to meet Mrs. Sewell at the flag pole tomorrow morning by 8:15 for attendance. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 4p. 116 #1-15, 5p. 113 #1-2, 6p. 148 #1-10 - worry work if not complete - goals if not complete - yr 4 handwriting to letter H Have a good night.
Monday, February 2, 2015
We are working hard and trying to focus on making sure that we are prepared and ready for the day. Unfortunately many of the children are not coming dressed for the weather. While out on duty today I noticed many of the children in our room not wearing winter coats, gloves, boots and hats. Please make sure that your child has what they need when they are dressed to go outside. Homework tonight: - study spelling - home reading - math 5p. 110 #1-6, 6p. 148 #1-10 - gym tomorrow - handwriting sheets are overdue for year 4's - science title page due Friday Have a good night.