Monday, 30 September 2013

Monday, Sept. 30-

1.  Twin/Triplet day Friday!
2.  Paragraph #3 due Tuesday- try to read to parents if possible.
3.  Math- Study for Rounding/Place Values/Ordering test Tuesday.
4.  Spelling- most handed in already.  Hand in ASAP.
5.  Fire Chief for day slips- optional- due Thursday.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

It does not look like Tuesday posted?  Sometimes this happens, and that is why it is important that the students also write in their agendas as a back up!

Wednesday, Sept. 25

1.  Current Events:  Cali, Brock, Colby and Cole.
2.  DGS= Week 2
3.  Science- first page of chapter 4 vocabulary.
4.  Bring plastic 2 Litre bottle for  next week.

Thursday, September 26

1.  Pizza orders due:  Tuesday AM.
2.  Scholastic orders due:  Tuesday AM.
3.  Rdg./Grammar sheet-due Monday
4.  Math test on place values, standard and expanded form, ordering and rounding/estimating- Tuesday.  STUDY your textbook and notes and practice quizzes.
5.  Rats of Nimh- read to page 100 by Monday.  Also, you can fill out as many answers on our study sheet as you can answer.  We will study and verify answers in class as we read the novel.
6. Math-gr. 5- pg 30-1 to 20, gr. 4 pg 36, 1 to 27.
Please note that we will be going to the Pumpkin Patch at Pete Murray's Farm on Oct. 22 with Mrs. Thomson's class.  Previously, I wrote Oct. 21, which is wrong. I will need 5 parents to help drive and supervise. Field trip forms will go home in Oct.
I will see some of you tomorrow; bring me all of your questions!

Monday, 23 September 2013

Monday, Sept. 23

1.  Thursday is our Friday, since there is no school Friday. We will have twin/triplet/etc. day Thursday. Kids have arranged with a partner or group if they wanted to be involved.
2.  Friday- Parents' option to come in to talk with teacher for 10-15 minutes.  Need to make an appt. on board outside office or call office.
3.  Multiplication practice!
4.  Spelling chapter 2- due Tuesday. Most kids finished.
5.  Paragraph #2- due Tuesday. Most kids almost finished or finished.
6.  Math- gr. 4-pg 25. gr. 5, pg 21- due Tuesday- most kids finished in class.

Oct. 21- We will go to Pumpkin Patch- permission form to come much later.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Friday, Sept 20

1. Thanks to all my did a fantastic job to organize and educate for the Terry Fox Run.  You also helped to raise about $1000.00!!!!
2.  Overdue Math and Rats Of Nimh to page 50-due Monday.
3.  Poetry title page- due Monday.
4.  First Haiku- first draft(no pictures)- due Monday.

Most kids have finished all work.  They can study multiplication!
If any kids have so much homework that it is a concern, please e-mail or phone ASAP.  Thanks!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Thursday, Sept. 19

1.  T.Fox run- 9:45: bring sweatshirt.
2.  Owl magazine slips
3.  $15.00 class fee for baking, gifts, art supplies not supplied by school. If in Stings, you will do all things that are part of this fee.
4.  Poetry titla page- due Monday.
5.  Rats of Nimh- grammar- due Friday.
6.  Math- gr. 4- pg 21 due Friday.
                 gr. 5- pg 19- due Friday.
7.  Place Values quiz- signed and returned. If you did not get 100%, you will take again Friday. I do not always allow students to take a test again, but on the first few, I do.  Mastery is very important in Math!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tuesday, September 17

1.  Owl slips- if you would like to order the magazine, send no money to class, but fill out form and send back. If you do NOT want to order, please write, "NO" across the information and initial. If we get lots of these returned, we get free subscriptions to magazines for our class.
2.  Paragraph on Summer- check criteria sheet in book then hand in Thursday.
3.  Tuesday's Math- due Thursday.
4.  We were given a surprise computer class with Mr. Lam, so we will need to write our Place Values quiz Thursday.
5.  Poetry Title page- optional.
6. Rats of Nimh- read to page 50 by Monday if possible. Please feel free to read back and forth with your child.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Monday, September 16

1.  If you feel like your child is overwhelmed at home with homework, please write a note or phone me or e-mail me. I try to give ample time in class but there can be various reasons why kids take more time. Please communicate so we can have an effective plan that works for everyone.  My main goal is for kids to like/love school, so I do not want them crying at home for homework reasons.  Thank you.
2.  Study multiplication!
3.  Handwriting letter a- due Tuesday...most finished.
4.  Spelling sentences using conjunctions- due Tuesday...most finished.
5.  Professor sketch- due Tuesday, but student can finish in class because they cannot see it at home!  Most are finished.
6.  Rats Of Nimh- read to page 25 by Thursday if possible.
7.  Math- pg 19-gr 4.  pgs 15 and 17-gr. 5- only certain numbers- due Thursday.
8.  Place Values quiz out of 7 points- Tuesday. We practised in class.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Friday, September 13

1.  Scholastic Orders- due Monday if possible.
2.  Newsletter home with time table, curriculum, notes, etc.- please sign and return info. required(phone, e-mail).
3.  Spelling Columns 1, 2, 3 and 4- due Monday- plenty of class time given.
4.  Math- page 15(gr. 5) and 17(gr. 4)-optional to finish by Monday.
5.  2 Math quizzes- signed and returned by Monday.  Normally I'll give notice and study time, but for these 2 short quizzes, I never.
6.  Terry Fox money- thank you for your generosity.  Our class has brought the most money in so far!  Our students did an awesome job telling Terry Fox facts to all classes this week...way to go!

Friday, September 13

Thursday, 12 September 2013

I am not sure if Tuesday's blog actually got to you?

Wednesday is Mrs. Kossey's day

Thursday, September 12:

1.  BBQ tonight from 5 to 7 PM.
2.  Bring Board Games if you are allowed.
3.  Spelling Column #3- due Friday- most are finished.
4.  Birthday posters- due Friday- most are finished.

Students got their new agendas today; please continue to sign them. Thanks!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Monday, Sept. 9

1.  Special Friday- Board Games- Bring if allowed.
2.  2 addition review sheets- due Tuesday, September 10.
3.  Spelling review- column 1- due Tuesday.
4.  Questionnaire- due Thursday.
5.  Manners word finder- due Thursday.
6.  Scholastic Book orders- due Monday, September 16.
7.  Terry Fox donations

Please note that sometimes  there is difficulty with the server at the school and the blog cannot be written. Therefore, you need to check your child's agenda.  All students must write everything on agenda and put a check
beside things they have completed and an X beside the things they still need to complete.  They also need to write due dates. Some of the students did not follow this procedure and are rewriting some of their agenda in order to learn properly.  Thanks for helping them out and signing agendas!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Friday, September 6

1.  Packets to office ASAP please.
2.  Terry Fox donations being collected for next 2 weeks.  Our class is organizing it and educating classes and collecting money. 
3.  5s, 6s and 7s for multiplication practice.

Please sign agenda daily if possible.  Thanks and have a great weekend.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday, Sept. 5

Yahoo!  Welcome to my class.  I can't wait to communicate with you and teach your child. The agenda should look almost the same as this blog.  Students write out daily homework or expectations at school so they know what to bring home. Parents check blog if for some reason agenda was not able to be written.

Newsletter and plans will be sent home next week.
I take Wednesdays off so Mrs. Kossey will be in teaching SS and Science.
There should not be a lot of homework unless your child really struggles with completing work in class (hence, a plan is developed) or is off task a lot.  I have many expectations in a day at school; students will be mentally tired after school and thus, are not expected to do too much more work.  However, students can always study multiplication facts and read!

We run each morning of the year; if your child cannot run or walk for a period of days, please send a note. 

1.  Bring a black Sharpie and a pencil case or Ziplock bag if possible.
2.  Bring Gym strip and a water bottle for daily use.
3.  STRINGS letter home to gr. 4s today, gr. 5s later.
4.  Office packet due:  Monday.
5.  Agenda: pls sign daily until Oct. 31 and then we will see.  Real agendas to come soon.
6.  Write and study 3 and 4 times tables.