Tuesday, December 6, 2016


It was another busy day today, as they probably all will be until we finish next week.  We are continuing to work with our persuasive writing this week.  The children are writing letters trying to persuade someone to do something.  In Science this afternoon we finished our experiment looking to see if we could remove the calcium from chicken bones.  Please ask your child to tell you about the results of our experiment.  Homework tonight:

 - home reading
 - no spelling this week
 - Map 2 due Friday grade 5/6
 - math year 4 quiz on Thursday

Have a good night.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookie Cutouts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. If necessary, cover and chill about 30 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Using desired cookie cutter, cut dough into shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 7 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.
  4. If desired, prepare Powdered Sugar Icing. Spread and/or pipe the icing (if using) onto cookies. If desired, top iced cookies with sprinkles and/or candies.

Powdered Sugar Icing


  1. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in enough milk until icing reaches spreading consistency. If desired, tint with paste food coloring.

Friday, December 2, 2016


What a day!  We showed so much kindness today!  The children walked across the street and delivered cookies to our neighbours.  Then we went to help our little buddies with some holiday activities.  We also practiced our song for the holiday concert, we are starting to sound really good!  Homework this weekend:

 - home reading
 - grade 4 math if not complete
 - PAC event at the school tomorrow morning 9-11 breakfast, bake sale on until noon, see the school website or facebook for more information
 - grade 6/7 boys practice for basketball at 3:30 on Tuesday
 - practice your songs
 - Monday is a non instructional day

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Wow December already!  Today the children completed the first day of their Kindness Calendar.  They each chose a staff member at the school and wrote them an anonymous note telling them they were appreciated.  We also finished decorating our cookies to deliver tomorrow for day two!  Homework tonight:

 - home reading
 - study spelling
 - map 1 for grades 5/6
 - novel studies for all group
 - practice songs, no sheets allowed for practice after tomorrow

Have a great evening!