Friday, 19 December 2014

Friday, Dec. 16

I hope your kids have enjoyed the Christmas activities at school and I hope they remember to bring home their art gifts and poetry books for you.     Enjoy your holidays!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Thursday, Dec. 18

1.  Kids had fun with Math contests, Christmas trivia groups, Holiday song commercials and Secret Santa gifts.  Thanks to parents who were able to send in snacks; the kids enjoyed them!
2.  Burn Posters for contest entry in January.  Most have handed in but we are missing 6; try to finish tonight or over the holidays.
3.  Wear Pajamas for Friday if you like.
4.  Bring a snack for yourself for the movie of you nuts please as we are watching with Mrs. Cavani's class.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tuesday, Dec. 16

1.  Report envelopes back.
2.  Mystery House test, Science test, etc.- pls sign if time and return.
3.  Treats/snacks for Thursday- send if you can...thanks!
4.  Secret Santa gift- pls send in ASAP.
5.  Pajama/movie day Friday.  Also, pls send extra bag so students can clean locker out Thursday or Friday.  Thanks.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Monday, Dec. 15-ten days until Christmas...yikes!

1.  Science test on Bones/Blood/Respiratory System- study cue card and duotang 4 worksheets-tests Tuesday.
2.  Secret Santa gift- please label receiver's name and send ASAP fro Thursday's party.  I know many of you already sent cookies; if you are able to send in any treat for Thursday, please do.  If not, I am sure they will live.
3.  Short story re: Christmas tree- please try to get edited by parent for spelling, punctuation.  We will also be peer editing Tuesday AM, then reading aloud.
4.  Report card envelopes- send in- any questions- please call!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Friday, Dec. 12

1.  Skating was great!  Thanks to all parents who drove and/or helped on the ice!
2.  Poetry reading and hot chocolates and cookies were awesome....a nice celebration of 2 months of Poetry Unit.  Lots of cookies left for Monday.  Poetry collections will be a gift to be sent home next week.  You may want to photocopy for a present for grandparents.  I copied for whichever students asked me.
3.  Science test on blood, bones and Respiratory the 4 sheets in your duotang and study your cue card.   Test is Tuesday.

4.  All kids were supposed to put some of their art along with their report cards in their bags; hopefully, reports get home!  Call if questions...thanks.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Thursday, Dec. 11

1.  Remember skates, helmet, clothing, etc. for skating; we will be leaving around 9:50/9:55.  We skate at 10:30 until 11:30.  If parents are not staying, please come back to Mac Park at 11:35/11:40 to get the students you drove there.  Thanks very much to all drivers!  Skate if you like.  Hockey will also be set up and I will send some extra sticks.  Kids can take turns.
2.  Science test on Bones, Blood and Respiratory System- study your cue cards for Tuesday’s test.
3.  Provincial poster- Govt. duties- due Friday.
4.  Send cookies if possible; I'll provide hot chocolate and marshmallows.  Thank you for your donations!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Wednesday, Dec. 10

1.  You should be seeing some Math tests on difficult multiplication come home.  Please try to sign and send back.  If students have difficulty with tests, a support worker or myself works one to one to try to help them understand for the next test.

2.  Report cards will go home Friday; term 1 marks ended last Monday.  Please call if you have questions.

3.  Bones/Blood and Respiratory system- test cancelled until next tuesday as painting took too much time and did not get to study.  We will  study more in class tomorrow.

4.  Provincial duties of Government- due Friday- most students done in class.

5.  Skates/Helmet should be ready for Friday.  I sent driver info. home already. 

6.  Thanks for all the food and money donations!  If any more, pls send Thursday or Friday.  Thank you!!

7.  Spelling quiz- study for Thursday's quiz.

8.  Cookies and a mug- pls send in Thursday or Friday.  Cookies are optional of course. 

Friday, 5 December 2014

Thursday, Dec. 4

1.  Food or money donation for charity Christmas baskets-OPTIONAL.
2.  Provinces/Capitals test #2- MOnday- review at home.
3.  Mystery House novel test- Tuesday.  Bring home cue cards that we made in class re: characters, settings, plot, mood, theme, etc.. Study your novel and the cue cards some more.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Wednesday, Dec. 3

1.  Food donation if possible.
2.  $1.00/$2.00 or more donation for a second turkey certificate- OPTIONAL.
3.  Animal adaptations- 2 worksheets- due Thursday.  Most students finished in class.
4.  Multiplication test #2- Grade 4s will try the double digit times double digit since they have been working on these questions in class and one to one in hall with support worker.  Test is tomorrow.
5.  No spelling test this week.
6.  Provinces/capitals test #2- same test- study for Monday.
7.  Paragraph on giving/ receiving- due Thursday to read aloud to class. Check for clarity.
8. 12:30 dismissal Thursday.
9.  No school for Friday for kids.  Yahoo for kids.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Monday, Dec. 1

1.  We are having difficulty with all sharpeners in our classroom.  There are 2 expensive electric ones broken, along with a manual which keeps breaking!!  Not sure what is up, but it is apparent that if a student can have a "back up" personal little sharpener or 2 at their desks, please send one!!!  That way, work is done quicker.
2.  Skate forms- due ASAP.
3.  Poetry collections- due Tuesday AM.
4.  Paragraphs- giving and receiving at holiday time- due Thursday. Please try to help edit if possible.
5.  Math multiplication quizzes- Tuesday and Thursday.  Grade 5s should know how to double digit multiply by a double digit.  Grade 4s should know how to multiply a double digit or triple digit by a single digit.
6.  Thursday- school is out at 1:30 for p/t meetings.  I have only requested a few meetings, but if you need one, please phone.
7.  Pro- D Friday- no school for kids but teachers will be in the building learning.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Friday,  Nov. 28

1.  Skating form- due ASAP- we will go with Mrs. Cavani's class Dec. 12, 10:30 to 11:30.  WE need drivers at 9:50.  We also need parents to skate with kids.  Please fill out form and indicate if you can help.  I'll post drivers after I figure it out.  There is no cost but we may have hot chocolate and snacks when we return to the school; I may ask for a $1.00 donation so that we can add more to our Christmas hamper.
2.  Math- more difficult multiplication- test Tuesday.  This is the second test on this concept. Usually I give 3 in each area.
3.  Poetry Collections- we just finished our last type of poem and now we will string all poems together on Tuesday. 
4.  Mystery House- read entire novel by Monday.  Kids have been given lots of class time and hopefully have used time at home as well.

Have a great weekend.  Maybe see some of you up at the ski hill.  Look for the worst snowboarder and you will have found Mrs. Abraham!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Thursday, Nov. 27

1.  Spelling test on Math words- Study for friday.
2.  Mystery House- read by Monday.
3.  Mystery house questions and answers- overdue now- try to hand in ASAP
4.  abcb poems due Friday- first drafts- most are done.
5.  Math- pages 231 for grade 4, page 83 fro grade 5, numbers 1 to 14 for both.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wednesday, Nov. 26

1.  Math tests will be given back Thursday.
2.  Mystery house questions/answers- due Thursday.
3.  Spelling- study for test Friday.
4.  Read Mystery House- by Monday.
5.  Poetry- any poems overdue.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 25

1.  Mystery House questions and answers- due Thursday.
2.  I wonder worksheet- due Tuesday.
3.  Math test on difficult multiplication-study for Wednesday.
4.  Read Mystery House in full by Monday if possible.
5.  We checked off a list today to see if we were up to date on all of our poems.  Some students discovered they had misplaced them or not completed them. I have tried to check each type of poem as they are written, typed and colored.  However, some students (7)  will still need to work to get all of their Poetry up to date.  The rest can feel relief that they are done, except our last poem that we will be learning Thursday.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Monday, Nov. 24

1.  Spelling- Math words this week- study from agenda for testFriday.
 2.  Friday- Special day is some students will show their talent- could be piano, dance, guitar, karate moves, comedy, magic, baking, making, etc..  Students do NOT have to share on this Friday.
3.  Hot dog orders due Tuesday.
4.  Math test on Wednesday- Grade 4s will do single digit times double or triple digit.  Grade 5s will do that as well as double digit times double digit.  I notice many of the kids cannot instantly answer a basic multiplication question.  Please take the time to ask them 10 questions so you can see how quickly they are answering. If they are slow, you will know that they are probably having a harder time with the more difficult questions now.  Tables on desks will start to be covered soon!
5.  Mystery House- read to page 110 by Wednesday if possible.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Friday, Nov. 21

1.  4 kids have overdue science cue cards.
2.  Science tests- kids did very well!  Average score was 83%!!
3.  Mystery House book marks- due Wednesday.
4.  MYstery house- should be read to page 100 by Monday.
5.  Hot dog orders.
6.  Cinquains on Mom/Dad- due Wednesday.  Color and pics too.  More class time will be given.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Thursday, Nov. 20

1.  Paragraph on Friendship due Friday.  Students have had since Monday to bring home and try to get an adult to help edit for basic spelling, punct., etc..  Also, students are supposed to be correcting mistakes on previous paragraphs, so that they do not make the same mistakes. (for example, do not spell In addition...inadishun in 4 different paragraphs)
2.  Spelling quiz- Friday
3.  Science unit test- I told the students this will be the hardest test of the year so far.  I gave them over an hour of class time to make cue cards and study. I also read the questions of the test aloud in class today.  It is not just a test of Science knowledge; it is a test of working hard to study.
4. Special Friday- movie with theme of being yourself/trying your best.  Kids are allowed to bring POPPED popcorn, snacks or leftover Halloween candy(not too much please, or share).

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wednesday, Nov. 19

1.  Science Test on Digestive System and Nervous System- we made cue cards and studied in groups today.  Study tonight and tomorrow night with cue cards and worksheets from your duotang.
2.  Spelling test- words were written in agendas- study for friday.
3.  Multiplication facts!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 18

1. If you get a chance, have look at and help edit basic errors on paragraph due Friday...Friendships.
 I chose red pen when marking last 2 paragraphs because some students are rushing and not taking time or care to ask for help with spelling, punctuation, etc.  They are also not checking their criteria sheets, although they've been reminded many times before writing the paragraphs.  Thanks.
2.  Science Test- this Friday.  Should be bringing duotangs home to study the Digestive and Nervous System.  I will help then also study at school with long cue cards.
3.  Mystery House- should be on aprox. page 80.
4.  Spelling test- Friday.
5.  Look at their morning multiplication sheet from today.  Most are doing very well on single digit times double digit. 

Monday, 17 November 2014

Monday, Nov.  17

1.  Photo money- due Wednesday or order online.
2.  Library books due Tuesday.
3.  Scolastic orders- due fridays.
4.  Mystery House bookmark- due Wednesday.
5.  Spelling Unit 6 words- due Wednesday and study for test Friday.

Please note that we have started a review of  multiplying double digit times single digit and  the new concept of double digit times double digit.  For the grade 4 students, they will get 3 lessons on double digit times double digit, but they will only be expected to do single digit times double digit right now.  Grade 5 students will be expected to do both types of questions.  Memorizing multiplication facts is key to their confidence and abilities from here on in, in Math!!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Friday, Nov. 14

1.  Vote.         No, not you, kiddo.
2.  Acrostic poem- has been typed. Needs pics, color.  Some kids have a little more to do- dueMonday.
3.  Multiplication Facts- please study!
4.  Read Mystery House to page 60 by Monday.
5.  Book Fair- some kids in the class were giving a lot of change to their buddies.  I asked them not to do this without permission from parents.  I hope this is OK.

Thank you for your support to sign agendas and tests.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Thursday, Nov. 13

1.  SS Quiz- signed and returned if possible.
2.  Read Mystery House to page 50 or more-most of class is there.
3.  Overdue poetry or other assignments-kids can check list on board and will also hear from me if they have overdue work.  They are encouraged to stay in at lunch and then take home for homework. 
4.  Keep studying multiplication facts!!!  10-15 min per night if possible. It makes Math so much easier and quicker for students if they have memorized their tables. I will keep giving 3 and 4 min. quizzes each week.

Report cards go out in December.  If you have any concerns, questions or would like to make an appt. to meet with me, please call the school or e-mail me at 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Wednesday, Nov. 12

1.  Municipal Government Poster- due Thursday...tomorrow.
2.  Municipal Government true/false test on duties- study for Thursday's quiz.
3.  Spelling quiz from last week- take home to show parents. 
4.  Continue to work on poetry project- pics, color, etc..

Monday, 10 November 2014

Monday, Nov. 10

1.  Book Fair in library starts Wednesday, Nov. 12 if kids want to buy any books.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Friday, Nov. 7

1.  Poppies were given and if you'd like to send in a small donation Wednesday, please do.  This is optional.
2.  Remembrance Day art poster- due Wednesday.  There are 6 kids who still  need to finish at home.
3.  Municipal Government Poster- due Wednesday.  There are 5 students who still need to finish at home.
4.  Mystery House vocabulary- 20- This is # 3 on their PROJECT.  Most finished but they were told to bring their duotangs home in case parents wanted to check over.  Due Wednesday.
5.  Mystery House paragraph on predictions- same as above.  Due Wednesday.
6.  Kids should have read about 40 pages on the novel so far.  Kids may read ahead now if they like.
7.  French tests- average mark- 90%...great!  please check agenda to see.
8.  Math- Standard Form and expanded Form quizzes-average mark-90%.  Please do corrections.  If not possible, I can work with your child during silent reading Wednesday.

Monday and Tuesday, the kids are at home.  Have fun.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Thursday, Nov. 6

1.  Special Friday- Bring a board game if you are allowed.
2. Spelling Test- study for Friday.
3.  French Body Parts quiz- study for Friday.
4.  Mystery house Paragraph and Vocabulary assignments, plus read past page 40- expected by Wednesday, Nov. 12.  More class time tomorrow.
5.  Remembrance Day art poster- due Nov. 12 so I can mark and take to the Legion the next day by the deadline.  More class time tomorrow.
6.  Municipal Government- quiz Wednesday, Nov. 12

Thanks for allowing your child to bring in a couple extra candies from their Hallooween cache.  We have stuck them in a box for December.  Feel free to send any more if you like.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 4

1.  Please look at Spelling duotangs.  I have written in my chicken scratch whether students are up to date on 200 Review words (from start of year), and units 1, 2 ,3 and 4.  If not, they are encouraged to stay in at lunch or do for homework, or else their report card mark will reflect missing work.
We do not always have Spelling tests, but kids will have one this Friday.  They have studied at school by practising in agendas.  They should study ay home.
2.  Please look at Poetry duotangs.  I have also written in my chicken scratch on the front (easier for parents to check here) of these duotangs to indicate whether kids are up to date on their long term Poetry project and what they can do to make it even better. We have about 7 more poems to cover.
3.  Paragraphs on favourite animals- due Thursday. Please look over and help edit if you get a chance. Please do not change ideas or wording...just sp., punct.etc..
4.  French quiz on body parts- Friday. WE have been playing Simon Says to practise.  Look at duotangs as well.
5.  Math quiz on Standard and expanded Form- Thursday. WE have been practising in class.  Look over at home.
6.  Please fill out Remembrance Day Poster contest form if your child wishes for their art to be submitted.  I will take the art down the the Legion Nov. 10.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Monday, Nov. 3

1.  No homework todau unless you have overdue work.

2.  Pizza orders due Nov. 4- sorry there is not much time to get them in!

3.  Spelling Unit 4- Quiz this Wednesday and Thursday.

4. Add, subtract, multiply- timed  3 min quizzes on basics- Wednesday.  Thanks for continuing to study multiplication facts each night at home!

5.  Paragraph #4 - favourite animal- due Friday.  TOC from this AM collected books so I will hand back tomorrow so kids can take home to edit.  Thanks to students for great behaviour while I was absent this AM.

6.  Cans and candy- optional- bring just the candy right now if you choose. Thanks.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Thursday, Oct. 31-Boo!

1. Party was fun!  Kids were well behaved and appreciative!  Thanks so much for all the treats for their party.
2.  Friday, kids can wear costumes if they like but must take off anything preventing them or others from concentrating.  WE will also eat the rest of the treats!  I'll try to make sure kids bring their containers/plates home.
3.  Spelling review words are due Friday.  Most finished and handed in.
4.  French Body Parts poster is due Friday.  Most finished and handed in.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 29

1.  Piece of red onion if possible...for microscope.
2.  Spelling review words- there are 197 of them.  Students have been given 4 weeks. Lots of time in class. Most have finished.  Due Friday, Oct. 31
3.  Halloween paragraph- recall parents and peers are able to help edit, but not change the wording...if time! Thanks. Due Thursday, Oct. 30
4.  French Body Parts poster- due Friday.  Most students are done.
5.  6 poems so far- typed or printed neatly- pictures and color on each- I will be checking for those Monday, Nov. 3.  Then, we will carry on with the rest of our Poetry project.
6.  Remember if you were able to sign up to bring food for Halloween party, please send by 10:20.

We have Earth Rangers show at 9:30, Gym at 10:20 and party contests at 11:15 and 1:00  Thursday.  FRiday is a very calm day at school.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 28

1.  Party - Thursday; please send food by recess...10:20 AM.
2.  French Body Parts sheet- due this friday.
3.  Review Spelling list of 200 words- due this friday.
4.  Poetry pictures and color- no due date yet as this is an ongoing project. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Monday, Oct. 27

1.  Bring gloves, hat and good jacket to school as kids are not permitted in at recess and they are encouraged to go out at lunch.
2.  Spelling review words(200) are due Friday.  We started first week of school.
3.  Spelling Unit 3 words are due Tuesday.  Most finished in class.
4.  Paragraph on Halloween safety- due Thursday.  Parents and peers are permitted to help edit before student hands in for final mark.  Checklist is included in Paragraph Writing book today and we reviewed it in class.
5.  Math-       5 students will take another quiz on: more than, less than and equal to, rounding and adding/subtracting.  Quiz will be Wednesday.   Students will be helped one to one Monday and Tuesday,  Kids will also have to review at home in order to improve.
6.  Thursday- small class Halloween party- no costumes this day...thanks.  If you are able to bring a snack/treat for kids, please send in AM or by 10:20 AM.  Thanks!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Thursday, Oct. 23

1.  Scholastic orders extended until Monday.
2.  Poetry- take home and check to see if you have finsihed everything expected so far.
3. Spelling review words- 200- one more week to finish- will be given a little more class time.  60% of class finished so far.
4.  French Body parts- due next Friday.
5.  Mystery House novel study cover- due Monday- 80% of class finished already.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 22

1.  Mystery house cover page due:  Monday (since Friday is a Pro D day).
2.  Never poem-first draft- due thursday.
3.  French Body Parts poster- due NEXT Friday.
4.  Ask about bringing party treats for next Thursday.
5.  Math from today- optional-most finished which helps them for the quiz on more than, less than and equal to, rounding and also adding/subtracting-Thursday/tomorrow.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 21

1.  Bluesberries Concert in Gym tomorrow AM, aprox. 9:15.  Featuring Blues music.
2.  Class Halloween party next Thursday, Oct. 30- Kids will not wear costumes on this day. We will have games such as Monster Math and Mummy creations.  Please consider helping out by sending in a roll of toilet paper and possibly sending food of some sort ( vegetable plate, fruit skewers, muffins, cookies, Halloween treats, etc.)  Please send 15 or 30  if possible, and nothing that requires a bunch of cutting or preparation.  If there are too many treats for that day, we will save for Friday and Monday. If there are not enough, they will get plenty on Halloween I am sure!  I told the kids to ask parents but if parents are too busy this time, maybe they can send on the next party.  Thanks.
3.  Paragraph on Places- due Wednesday- try to have adult or peer edit before handing in for final mark.
4.  Mystery house cover page- due Friday.
5.  Scholastic orders-due Friday. 
6.  Poetry- should have 3 Haikus good copy, 1 Jingle and 1 Simile poem in the works.  Students will be given a checklist soon so they can keep track themselves of which poems need to be typed or neatly hand written, or pictures added or colored.  Sometimes there are no exact due dates because we are reliant on getting computer time.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Monday, Oct. 20

1.  Spelling Unit 2- all words should be written out 5 times by Tuesday.  All or most finished in class today. Spelling sentences and activities will start in mid November. Right now, they will just write the words out and study for tests at the end of the week. Test this week will be Thursday.
2.  Paragraph #2- This will be marked. Please try to have a look at your child's paragraph.  You can help point out silly errors such as capitals, spelling and some punctuation which we have already reviewed in class. Then, when the student hands the paragraph in, he/she can get a better mark for having taken the time to get it partially edited.  If you do not have time, students will also be able to get a peer to check it.
3.  SS Provinces and Capitals test- pls sign if you have time and return.  Most students did very well- 90 to 100% on almost all tests!  That is great!
4.  Mystery house novel- new book cover- colored and outlined in felt- due Friday.
5.  Reminder that there is a Pro-D Day this Friday.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Friday, Oct. 17

1.  Colors French Wordfinder- due Tuesday- most finished in class.

2.  Spelling Test- signed and rtrnd if possible.
3.  Provinces- Capitals test- Monday...we studied in class 3 times but it will help if student reviews at home.
4.  Please continue to sign agenda to the end of the month and as long as you wish...end of the year if you like.  Organization and time management is an important part of life and learning.  However, you may not see my stamp every day now as I will do spot checks and focus on those students with "completion of task" issues.  Then, I can spend more one to one time for that 15 minute period on Math help. Thanks for your understanding.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wednesday, Thursday, Oct. 15/16

1.  Study Multiplication tables!
2.  Human Body Title pages- due Thursday- most students finished in class and handed them in.
3.  Capitals/Provinces test- Study for Monday's test.  We studied in class and made up a lot of weird clues.  Most students then scored 100% and will continue to look over for Monday's test.
4.  Spelling- months test- some kids had time to study in class and some did not.  Study for tomorrow's test.
5.  Friday- Special day- wear PJs!
6.  Halloween Dance- put on by PAC- kids must be supervised by adult- thanks.
7.  Scholastic books went home today.  Cole's order was wrong and I will get it cleared up today and hopefully it will get here within a week.  They sent Pokemon instead, so I will enjoy reading about Charmander...a dragon flamethrowing monster...tonight.  Because of course, we always have time to study Pokemon, right.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Friday, Oct. 10

1.  Math multiplication quiz, plus place values/subtraction quiz- pls sign if possible and returnTuesday.

2.  Jingle Commercial poem-  more time in class next week- optional.

3.  Happy Thanksgiving.  May you enjoy good food, friends and family.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Thursday, Oct. 9

1.  Math quiz on Subtraction and Place Values.  We studied in class and students can use chart and sheets to look over at home.
2.  Haikus- I did not get chance to collect today; I'll collect tomorrow AM.
3.  Gum Day- Friday- only in our classroom.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 8

1.  Salmon Run Field trip- parents...we will see you out there whenever you get there.  Join our class group if you like. We will not separate into groups,  as many parents are getting there at different times-no problem.  Our lessons are at 10:30.  We also will eat lunch by the river and continue with our Scavenger Hunt that the students will start on the bus. Thanks for sending a BIG lunch for the kids and good clothing/boots or shoes.
2.  Gum Day is Friday- Please send a pack of gum if possible for your child. Sugarless if possible. I'll give to those that do not have any.   Gum is only in our classroom...nowhere else.
3.  Haikus typed or written and pictures/colors around them- due Thursday.  Most students finished and handed in today.
4.  Math quiz on Place Values and Subtraction- we studied today in class.  Students can look over study sheets at home.  Quiz is Friday.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 7

1.  times tables- 15 minutes
2.  bring pencil bag or freezie bag
3.  SS- both maps due Wednesday- most kids finished in class.
4.  Haikus- 3 colored- due Thursday- most kids finished in class; more time in class Wednesday.
5.  Math quiz Friday- Place Values and Subtraction with regrouping.  We will study in class.
6.  Gum Day Friday in our classroom only.  Pls send gum with your child---preferably sugarless.  I will have some for those that cannot bring any.  We will be talking about the "Science of Gum" and which lasts longer....sugary or sugarless gum?  Kids earn special Fridays (pajama day, soup can day, etc.) by being respectful and getting most of their work done in class.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Monday, Oct. 6

1.  Times table practice- 10-15 minutes per night until memorized.
2.  SS- World and Canada map- due Wednesday all colored and labelled-most kids finished in class.
3.  Haiku poems- 3- typed or hand printed neatly, with pictures and color (could take from magazines or clipart or draw).  Due Thursday- more time will be given in class.

All students have handed in field trip forms to Salmon Run.  Some parents have indicated that they will meet us out there.  We will probably hike out there and move in one big group, but if there are parents that would like to assume a small group, you can let me know out there.  If you have not indicated but decide that you are going to meet us out there, please let me know if possible.   I believe our group is first at the learning stations at 10:30.  Please pack your child lots of lunch and drinks.  Rubber boots or appropriate shoe wear is important. Also, we will be outside the whole time, so make sure your child brings warm gear.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Friday, Oct. 3

1.  Students did a great job with Terry Fox speeches in front of school today.  They also helped raise over $1000.00 for the Foundation.  A very good start to the year.

2.  Multiplication practice- 10-15 minutes per day for as long as it takes.

3.  Good copy of 3 Haikus- due Thursday, Oct. 9.  Most finished typing 1, 2 or 3 in computer room today.  Poems can be typed at home or hand written neatly as well.  Students also have to add pictures and color.  There will be time given in class next week and computers are available at lunch as well if they type as slow as I do.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Thursday, Oct. 2

1.  Bring runners and jacket for Terry Fox Run at 9 AM.

2.  Multiplication practice- 10-15 min. per day.  Try it in the car.

3.  Subtraction sheet- due Friday.  Most kids finished in class.

4.  Addition text page- most kids finished in class.

5.  Scholastic orders will be ordered Friday.

6.  Daily schedule went home today- take a look if you like.

7.  Parent teacher interviews Oct. 15 and 16- 12:30 on.  Probably will be sign up near office but it is not out yet; I'll tell you when.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 1

1.  Poetry title page- due Friday.
2.  2 Math quizzes- pls sign and return if possible.  Marks for multiplication facts quizzes will not be tabulated for report cards for at least a month.  But it would be great if most students took the time to memorize all of them within that time.  Pls try to help your child practise 15 minutes per night.  Otherwise, all the other work we do in Math will be more difficult.
3.  Scholastic orders- due Fri.
4.  Last call for Terry Fox donations- thanks so much for all that was sent in.
5.  Salmon Run Field trip- pls send form back ASAP with $5.00.  If you plan to join us, pls indicate on the form.  Even if you want to come for part of the day, that is fine.  I believe our educational learning centers are at 10:30 out there.  Done around 11:30, then lunch and hiking and observing and rolling in salmon.  Just joking.  That is what my dog does.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 30

1.  Terry Fox Donations- thanks.
2.  Scholastic orders due: Friday.
3.  Grammar sheet- nouns- overdue now- most kids finished in class.
4.  Continents review sheet colored- overdue now- most kids finished in class.
5.  If kids do not finish assignment in class, it may be homework.  If he or she does not get the homework done, I ask that he or she try to get to library at 12:15 to complete it so he or she can get a better latter grade on report cards.  I try to check homework as I check agendas and we make a small list of reminders about assignment completion in the AM.
6.  Study multiplication tables to 10 daily for 10-15 minutes with your child if possible.  There are also some free sites on Internet whereby your child could practise as well.
7.  Poetry- Haikus- first draft due Thursday- most finished in class.
8.  Math- adding with regrouping review quiz- Wednesday. We look over in class and sometimes make cue cards to study. 
9.  A little studying at home for tests is expected  for all subjects, but at this grade, I try to teach them how to study and help them in class to do this. 
10.  OCT. 9- 9 AM to 2:30 PM- Salmon Run Field trip- forms will go home soon.  Sorry parents cannot fit on the bus, but are welcome to meet us there!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Thursday, Sept. 25

1.  Multiplication practice- 10-15 minutes per night.   Even the grade 5s still need lots or review at home as their quiz scores indicate they are somewhat "rusty".  Grade 4s may have memorized their multiplication tables a little or a lot last year.  It is very important that they begin to try to get those memorized.   It is the main homework any of my students will ever have.  We study at school aloud but they need the extra practice at home. Thanks!

2.  My students are organizing the Terry Fox Run and have been doing a great job of collecting money each morning from classes.  Please send in a donation if you are able to; our school goal is $1000.00.  We are running next Friday, Oct. 3 at 9:20 AM from our Gym.  Feel free to join us for this short but meaningful run.

Friday, Sept. 26

1.  Thank you for signing agenda each night for about a month.  I will try not to ask for much more signed other than certain tests.
2.  Verification forms are coming home today; please look, sign and send back for offfice.
3.  Spelling Review words- need to have 20 done; most kids finished in class.
4.  Oct. 15/16th- 12:30 on...sign up closer to the date.
5.  I'll send home a newsletter/daily schedule as soon as the school works out Computer, Gym and Library times.  If you have any questions until then, please call or mail me. 
6.  Scholastic orders are due next Friday, Oct. 3.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 23

1.  It's great to have your child in my class! 

2.  I do not get the BLOG done every day.  Students need to be responsible to write out agenda accurately each day and get it signed by a parent.  That way, they can be responsible to take home the books they need.  Sometimes the server is down or I am in meetings and do not get a chance to write the BLOG.  Thanks for your understanding!

3.  I work every day now and will be taking Mrs. Kossey's name off the BLOG soon.

4.  If you feel like sending Kleenex boxes, please do.

5.  Please send your child with gym strip and runners each day.  My class does run/do exercises every morning of the year outside or in the gym for about 15 minutes.  Please send a one line note if your child cannot participate for some reason.  If he or she cannot run in AM, he or she will usually not participate in Gym either.

6.  E-mail me at or phone the school if you need to talk, get something clarified, etc..  Students work super hard each day and are fairly tired at end of day.  The main reason they would get homework is if they are off-task or did not ask for help if required.  I have 29 students and try to get around the room a gazillion times but sometimes, I still miss kids that need help.  They may also have to study for a test. Whatever the reason, let's work together to make sure they like coming to school and do not have an overwhelming amount of homework.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Welcome back!  It will be so nice to see your children today!  I wish I could keep them for the whole year.  However, most will be moving on to a new teacher.  We are not sure of anything yet, so keep tuned and your child should figure out what class they will be assigned to on Tuesday, Sept. 23.  This is only temporary for some students as there is always movement in September.  I wish you all peace at home as the new school year starts.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Friday, June 6

1.  French test- signed and returned please by Monday.
2.  Math test- marks are in agenda; please look.
3.  JDRF WALK- if you are planning to show up at the Wildlife pARK, YOU NEED TO BE THERE BETWEEN 8 AND 9 am sUNDAY IN ORDER TO BE LET IN FREE.   Sign the waiver for your child on the way in and let them know that you have donated with Mrs. Abraham's team.  This is optional and you do not need to be there.  It is not a filed trip and I am sorry, but I cannot supervise your child.  Thank you for your understanding.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wednesday, June 4


Current Events: Gracyn, Cole, Jarrett, Alex, Cali, Emily, Aleah

Science: Complete any of the Simple Machine Labs that you have not  yet finished. 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Monday, June 2

I thought I  would write a few dates for June all at once for your information!

1.  Volunteer Tea- Wednesday, June 4 at 1:15 to 2:15- all parents welcome. Thanks so much for helping drive to all the field trips and for sending in all the food for all our special days!
June 5 is a Rotating Strike Day so students may stay home.
2.  Pizza Day- June 6
3.  Police Constable Nat Anfield will come visit again to show us the police car and review a few important points about Health and Safety- Monday,  June 9
4.  Eureka Science Program comes to McGowan- our class will get lessons from 8:30 to 10:30.
5.  French Food Day- We hope to have our French Food Day and skits on June 13.  The sign up is being sent home today; hopefully you can sign up to send something!  Thanks.  Food should be at the class by 10 AM.  Thanks.
6.  Canada Games Pool- Friday, June 19th- 1 to 2:30-Parents may be able to drive kids down a little earlier; I am checking on this.
7.  McGowan Water Park- Monday, June 23- bring our own lunches and I'll provide a cold treat.  Permission forms for field trips will be sent out closer to the dates.   1 to 2:30.
8.  JUne 26- last day of school for students.  Early Dismissal.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Thursday, May 29

1.  Not sure what happened to Tuesday's post.   I DID post it but it is not showing that I did.  So maybe the server was down...sorry!  A reminder that the students have agendas and are expected to write all the info. there as well so nothing is missed, like their Grammar test they had today and were supposed to study for!!  Marks ranged from 4 out of 18 to 18 out of 18. 
2.  I told kids to eat a good breakfast Friday as students will take  the District Reading test.  They know what it is and are ready for it.
3.  Grammar test- signed and returned Friday.
4.  Pizza money- ASAP
5.  Interview and Summary should be written by hand and ready to type Friday during our computer time as we do not get much computer time!
6.  French menus- students will be given class time for a week, but are welcome to work on it at home if they like.
7.  Brown Paper bag project- same as above.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Monday, May 26

1.  Preposition sentences- due tuesday.
2.  Paragraph- due Tuesday.
3.  Novel Study- brown paper bag booklet project- optional, will be given class time, due: June 12.  Criteria sheet reviewed today and is in Novel Study duotang.
4.  Interview with peer and summary- should be done forst draft and ready to type when we get computer time.
5.  French menu- try to have it typed out. If not, use free class time to ask for computers.
 Sorry....District Track Meet has been cancelled by Dr. Sullivan.
 Thanks to Mrs. Oryschak for all her work in organizing events, volunteers, ribbons, facilities, etc.  

Friday, 23 May 2014

Friday, May 23

1.  French Menu- first draft and hopefully typed version- ASAP.  STRINGS students do not get as much time to type, so less is expected but they can also use lunch time to get on computers if possible.
2.  Interview with partner and Summary for novel- paragraphs due ASAP.  Please remember that what students hand in is the mark they will receive.  Make sure students check over and possibly have parent or buddy edit before considering it a final assignment.
3.  Bring novel Monday so you have it as a reference.
4.  Commas and quotations quiz- Thursday.  We reviewed comma usage today and we will review quotations usage next week before the quiz.
5.  No school Wednesday.  District Track Meet is scheduled for Tuesday and hopefully, that will not change.


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Thursday, May 15

1.  Track Meet Tuesday- be at the school in the gym with proper gear and lunch and fluids and hat, 8 AM at latest.  Good Luck!
2.  Novel must be read no later than Tuesday after long weekend.  Bring to school to write your summary.
3.  Manga art- bring home if not done.
4.  SPCA/ JDRF donations- thank you so far!  One more week.  Thanks1

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Current Events: Gracyn, Trevor, Maya, Tori, ***Toks***

DGS: Week 17

Social Studies: Political Parties sheet

Science: Simple Machines (Chapter 2.2- Machines and The Work They Do) & (Chapter 2.3- Levers)

*** We are going to The Big Little Science Centre next Wednesday.  We will be leaving the school by 12:45.  Could all drivers please be here by 12:40.  Thank you!!!

Bring permission slips for the Big Little Science Centre

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tuesday, May 13

1.  SS - Premiere Sheets- due Thursday.

2.  AM worksheets- due Wednesday to the table.

3.  Math- pg 212- most finished in class- due Wednesday.

4.  Novel study- must have your novel ready at latest by Tuesday after holiday.

5.  SPCA or JDRF donations- optional.  Thanks for helping support community charities.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Friday, May 12

1.  Spelling- Track and Field words into sentences.  Check over tonight before handing in Tuesday.
2.  Paragraph on your weekend- check over/hand in Tuesday.
3.  Math- we finished in class. Bring Geometry test home to be corrected and signed.
4.  Optional!  Send in coins for SPCA and JDRF...see letter that went home.   Thank you.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Thursday, May 8 and friday, May 9

1.  Track and field try-outs are over.
2.  Field trip to BLSC- please send permission form back ASAP.
3.  Math/Grammar tests still need to be recorded in my book, so will be returned Monday.
4.  Novel Study novel needs to be read by May 15 if possible. We will start some assignments and activities after that.

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Wednesday, May 7th


Current Events: Jake, Jaime, Toks, Devaki, Jefferey
Social Studies: Municipal Government sheet

Nifty Fifties Order Form- due Friday
Taco Del Mar orders - due Friday
Scholastic orders - due Friday

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Tuesday, May 6

1.  Math Quiz Friday- what we have covered in Geometry so far.  Students have made notes and practised...and they were given a cue card to start in class to study.
2.  Grammar quiz- know what is a noun, verb, adjective, pronoun and adverb and how to identify in a sentence.  Study Grammar duotangs.  Morning worksheets have also been reviewing Grammar.
3.  First draft of autobiography paragraph.  Concentrate on a variety of sentence starts.  Due:  Thursday.
4.  Scholastic orders due: Friday.
Taco Del Mar- due Thursday.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Monday, May 5

1.  Scholastic orders- Friday.
2.  Games assignment- due Tuesday.
3.  New Math unit- did page 203 together, finish 205 on your own.  Most finished in class. Due tuesday.
4.  Math quiz on terminology of geometry so far, such as line, line segment, ray, parallel, perpendicular, obtuse, right and acute angles.

Taco Del Mar orders in ASAP.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2

1.  Congrats again to all students who made it to Young Artists and Young Authors Conferences!  Our class had the most!  Students who win and take the day to go to a conference are not marked absent and they do not have to do any work for that day.
2.  French title page- already due but if you were absent, try for Monday or tuesday next week.
3.  French- optional- first draft of menu- or wait until next week during class time.
4.  Ratios and fractions test- out of 54- please sign, remind kids to do corrections and return Monday.
5.  Scholastic orders- due next Friday.
6.  Reminder that students should have sun screen at school as well as a hat for recess and lunches...if parents permit. Label sun screen and hats please.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Wednesday, April 30


Current Events: **Brock**, Maia, Brielle, Ally, Samantha, Mackenzie

Daily Geography Skills: Week 16

**Hotdog Day on Friday**

Monday, 28 April 2014

Monday, April 28

1.  Parloff slips!
2.  Brain worksheets- due Tuesday AM.
3.  Bird art-  due ASAP; work at lunch if possible if you want to see your art put on wall this week.
4.  RSVP to Kendra's fund raiser birthday- no gifts requested but a donation to Cassie and Friends Society for Arthritis Research appreciated.  4:30 to 6:00.
 Mrs. Abraham has been asked and is volunteering to be at the school and help supervise but I cannot get here until 4:25 and I have to leave right at 6 PM.  You cannot get into the school unless she is here.  Thanks.
5.  Hot dog forms.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Friday, April 25

1.  We worked on French Foods and Menu for a large part of the day.
2.  Mrs. O had some Parloff practices today.  Get your permission forms in ASAP.
3.  Hot dog orders due Tuesday.
4.  Math test on fractions, ratios and percent on Monday- Study.
5.  Radon Gas and its dangers- Optional art poster- must be done at home- due Monday, April 28th.  I gave paper and criteria.  Can win $500, $300 or $50...not many will enter!  Give it a try!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Thursday, April 24

1.  No homework unless students have not completed overdue Children's Story.
2.  Kids have performed so well!  last performance is at 7 PM tonight.  Please be here around 6:30, 6:45 PM.   Kids will be quite tired, as they have been putting a lot of effort into the Spring Production.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


*** Be at the school tonight at 6:30 for the Spring Production. *** 

Current Events: Cali, Brock, Mallika, Samuel, Colby

*Hotdog orders- Due Tuesday, April 29th

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tuesday, April 22

1.  9 AM and 7 PM Spring Production Wednesday and Thursday.  Day performances are dress rehearsal and only for students to attend. Thanks!  Send kids at 6:25 and they may bring electronics but we cannot be responsible for them!

2.  Math pg 296- due Wednesday.  Most finished. Test on ratios on Monday.
3.  AM Math worksheet also due Wednesday- most finished.
4.  Overdue Children's Stories- due ASAP!
5.  Science test- Wednesday.  Take text and duotang home and STUDY!!

Thanks to Trevor's mom and Jarret's mom and his dad and Gareth's mom for sending goodies that we shared and will share with little buddies while reading our stories we wrote.  The little buddies appreciated this!  So did we!  If anyone else has leftover choc eggs or jellybeans, feel free to send them.  We like to give our little buddies just a little treat.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Current Events: Jarrett, Cole, Gareth, Hunter, Alex

Science: Chapter 1 Test (next Wednesday): Review / Complete chapter vocabulary and main ideas. 

** Parloff race permission slips- bring on Tuesday
     Parloff practice at 7:45 Tuesday morning

** Plant Fundraiser

** Children's story & Folk Tales for Mrs. Abraham

** Bring costumes for the play on Tuesday

**** No school until Tuesday.  Have a great Long Weekend!!


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Monday April 14 and Tuesday, April 15

1.  Folktale #2- good copy plus illustrations- due Tuesday April 22- most have handed in already.
2.  Paragraph on jobs/careers- due Wednesday, April 16
3.  Children's story project- all complete and illustrated- due April 22- most done or nearly done.  Lots and lots of time in class given.
4.  We will be reading our folktales and Children's stories to little buddies throughout the week of April 22nd when we are not doing the performance practice.   We would like to read to them and provide a snack for them so they really, really listen!!!  We need parents to send in cookies (store bought are all great) or chocolates/jellybeans/jujubes type after Easter deals hopefully! We will spread the little treats out over a one to 2 week period between the Primary classes to whom we will read.  Thanks if you are able to send something in!

Mrs. Kossey is in tomorrow, Wednesday.  Then, the students have a break.  I will be taking a workshop on how to make slideshows for the year end and for our weekly hallway slideshow.  I already do this but I will learn some new tricks!  Then, I can start to work with more of the students in our classroom to teach them how to make a slideshow.
Happy Easter!

See you Tuesday, April 22.  April 23 and 24th are the Performances at 7 PM. Please let me know if your child cannot make it. Costumes should be sent in SOON.

Stacey Abraham

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Thursday, April 10

1.  Handwriting letters n and o- due Friday- most finished.
2.  AM Math worksheet- due friday.
3.  Second folktale - first draft- due Friday or you do not get to type.
4.  Children's Story all finished and colored- due April 22.
5.  Costumes for Spring Production- send in bag ASAP.  If your child will not be able to participate in the production (day or night) for any reason, please let me know ASAP.  Production is April 23 and 24th, day and night ( 7 PM).

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Current Events: Aleah, Ryan, Emily, Kendra

Daily Geography Skills: Week 15

Social Studies: "How a Law is Made" sheet, page 32

Science: Chapter 1 Vocabulary
                            Chapter 1.5 (Force sheet)

**Bring in costumes for play

Monday, 7 April 2014

Monday, April 7

1.  If you have any records you can donate, please send in.  We are dancing with them for our Spring production song.  We cannot take as a lend because we might scratch them.
2.  Costume were discussed and written down by students in agenda off board.  Please sen din a little bag with mane on it so the consumes can be ready at any time we practice.  Having said that, we will probably not do dress rehearsals until April 21.
3.  Folktales are overdue; make sure they are finished in order to read aloud to class tomorrow.
4.  Math 4- pg 337
grade 5- pg 273, 275

Friday, 4 April 2014

Friday, April 4

A big congratulations to all of the following students for submitting entries and being chosen as winners!

1.  Remembrance Day Legion Art Posters:  Emily, Jaime, Ryan and Brielle.

2.  Young Artist Contes t(4 chosen from entire school): Emily and Brielle.

3.  Young Authors Contest (6 chosen from whole school): Jaime, Jarrett, Trevor and Cali.

4.  Firefighters Burn Poster Contest for Region:  Brielle was runner up!

I am very proud of all my students as they continue to do their best and on occasion, enter contests.  Keep up the great effort and work!

Please work on illustrations of Children's Stories over weekend if required as stories are totally due April 21.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Wednesday, April 2


Current Events: Brielle, Maya, Jaime, Alex, Trevor, and Gracyn
Social Studies: "How a Law is Made" sheet

* Memorize Spring Production song
* Children's Stories illustrations (half done by tomorrow)
* Fractions test tomorrow

Thank you to all of the parents who drove/came with us to The Big Little Science Centre today.  It was much appreciated. 

Here are a few pictures from our day today :) (Sorry about the ones that are not rotated.  I did rotate them but they un-rotated when I attached them!!!  Happy sideways viewing!)


Friday, 28 March 2014

Friday, March 28

1.  Pizza money
2.  Math- most did very well on fractions quiz out of 20.  Ask your child what he/she attained.  I'll look over and send home Monday.
3.  Children's stories- optional -illustrations- whole story due around April 15.

Thanks for allowing your child to bring something to share.  We had a great day/ a wild Math afternoon!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Thursday, March 27

1.  Friday special- sharing and complimenting practice:  please bring one thing to share/give tomorrow(this might be an oreo cookie, a comic, a used book, a gently used stuffie, etc..  Also, kids will compliment 3 students they usually do not say much to in a day.

2.  Math gr. 4- pg 205, 267, gr. 5- pg 267- due friday.

3.  Fractions quiz Friday- terminology plus making equivalent fractions.

4.  Popcorn and pizza money- bring Friday.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Current Events: Samuel, Toks, Cali, Devaki, Jefferey

Daily Geography Skills:
- Week 13 & 14 due 

Social Studies: 
- Complete Governor General sheet
- Complete Prime Minister computer research sheet

- Friction sheet, pg. 133
- Chapter 7 Science Test signed (only by those who took it late).

* Popcorn orders due by Friday: $1.00 for a bag
* Hot lunch orders being sent home (Panago)
* Report Card envelopes due in
* Big Little Science Centre permission slip.... Toks

Cool website (Social Studies- Government) -

Friday, 14 March 2014

Thursday/Friday, March 14

1.  Students did a great job on their Meanies performance in the assembly today. 
2.  We just finished the Measurement unit in Math and will be on to the next major unit- probably fractions.
3.  Children's Story Illustrations- optional to work on during Spring Break if students are bored!
4.  Report cards to go out today.  Please e-mail or phone if you have any questions or need to meet with me after Spring Break.  Please recall that a C Plus is a pretty good mark.  Also, please recall that I wrote on the blog and have told the students many times that Term 2 is not nearly as easy as Term 1 (lots of review) to attain high letter grades.  Students must put top effort in and study for all quizzes and tests, as well as hand in all assignments to have a letter grade A considered.

I wish your family a great Spring Break!

Stacey Abraham

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Daily Geography Skills: Week 13

Science: Measuring Forces sheet, page 131

***Big Little Science Centre permission slip*** drivers needed for April 2nd

Science Tests signed and returned

Math test tomorrow

Talent show at lunch tomorrow

Apps of the week:
easylearn simple machines
5th Grade Splash Math
4th Grade Splash Math

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


 Current Events: Gareth, Alex, Mackenzie, Jarrett, Ryan

Daily Geography Skills: Week 12

Social Studies: Complete pg. 25 of the Prime Minister package

Science: CHAPTER 7 TEST tomorrow!!!

** Hot lunch tomorrow**
** Bring bean cans for skits**

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Thursday, March 6

1.  Scholastic Orders by Friday if possible.  Otherwise, Monday.

2.  Math, 142, 189 (gr. 4)- due Friday

3.  Extinction worksheets- due Friday.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Current Events: Ryan, Mallika, Gareth, Alex, Hunter

Social Studies: Complete the Federal Government package

Science: Complete both sides Chapter 7.5 sheet

Hot Lunch form (Home Sweet Cafe)

Mrs. Abraham:
- Spelling
- Children's story
- Rip Art

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Tuesday, March 4

1.  Children's Story illustrations/final copy- due around March 30 but may give more time depending how far most kids are near end of March.

2.  Meanies poem- memorize by Friday if possible.

3.  Holes novel- rtrn ASAP or $8.00 if lost.

4.  Math- pg 135, 185 due Thursday AM- most finished in class.

5.  Spelling- common errors sheet- due Thursday.  I do not want any capital or period mistakes or students have been warned that they will get a very low score.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Monday, March 3

1.  Rip art- due ASAP- stay in at lunch now.
2.  Children's stories- part 2- edited version, but not divided into pages, due Thursday...most finished and handed in already.  If not, you need to go to Computer room at lunch.
3.  Meanies- Memorize poem by Friday.
4.  Young Artists Contest entries- due ASAP.
5.  Math= Gr. 4, pg 183, gr. 5-pg 133- due Tuesday.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Current Events: Ally, Samantha, Tori, Emily, Aleah, Kendra
Daily Geography Skills: Week 11

Holes presentations tomorrow
Food on Friday ??
* Pizza Day this Friday*
Study for math test (Measurement)

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Monday, Feb. 24

1.  I am glad everyone enjoyed the Carnival.  Thanks to PAC for allowing this to happen with all their extra work and time!

2.  Character Descriptions- 50 marks.  Most kids have handed in and need to get their evaluation signed and returned. Unfortunately there are some kids who are falling behind or losing their projects.  Reports cards are being written right now so I have been encouraging students to get their projects in!

3.  Multiplication quiz signd and returned by Tuesday.

4.  Holes group projects- due Tuesday so students can practice for presentations Thursday and Friday.
5.  Holes movie- Friday- students can bring popcorn or a snack if they like while we watch the movie and compare the novel to it.

6.  Creative Writing short stories- First drafts have been written. I am conferencing with all students so they can begin their final drafts and prepare for the illustrations.  Despite many reminders, many students did not heed the criteria expected, especially for the endings.  When I told them it was not as easy to attain "A" and "B" marks in second term (because there is less review, more new skills), they are starting to now understand what I mean. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Current Events: Maia, Ally, Colby, Jake, Samantha

Social Studies: Complete: "History of Canada's Government" sheet

** Science: For those who did not have their puzzles completed, come at lunch on Thursday to see me and complete your experiment. 

- Pizza orders are due in on Tuesday
- No School on Friday
Winter Carnival tomorrow night!!!

 Thank you to all of the parents that came skating with us today- we had a lot of fun.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Monday, Feb. 17

1.  Skating Wednesday at 10ish.  Check last blog for drivers. Get skates/helmets ready.

2.  Measurement quiz- mm, cm, m, km, plus conversions:  know the 4 step method!

3.  Character description paragraphs-2-  due Thursday.  Most typed and finished today.

4.  Math pg. 123- 22-33- due Tuesday.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Friday, Feb. 14

1.  Thank you very much to all those that were able to send in vegetables, fruit, cookies, candy, etc. for our Valentines Party!  We had a very competitive/loud fun Math relay game and then we composed our Love Earth songs and performed them in front of the class.  The students are always very grateful and thankful and I really all parents; you are obviously teaching your kids some strong morals and values.

2.  Students are working hard on their Holes project.  They have completed their Holes vocabulary; some chose to redo (which I do not always allow, but I did this time) and received extra half points toward their mark.  They have had 7 sessions in groups to work on a group project.  We were going to have Friday, Feb. 21 be our special day for Novel Study presentations, but there is a Pro-D.  Thus, we will  do presentations on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24 and 25.  They also have 2 character descriptions to finish next week. Then we will watch the movie to see the differences between the novel and movie.

There was no homework for the students except if they were overdue on anything.

Skating is also this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10:45 until 12:00.  That means Mrs. Kossey and the students and drivers will leave from the school at 10ish and return at 12:20 or so.  Drivers who indicated they could drive are:  Cali-2, Brielle-2, Emily-3, Aleah-2, Kendra-6, Gareth-5, Samuel-3, Devaki-3, Jaime-2, Trevor- 4.

That is enough for 32 students so if a parent has to cancel, please let Mrs. Kossey know by Tuesday.  Thanks so much for helping drive!


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Current Events: Brielle, Cole, Mallika, Samuel, Mackenzie

Social Studies: "Systems of Government" sheet, Complete pg. 14-15

Science: Section 7.1 sheet
                Finish colouring in- and cutting out- your puzzle


Thursday, 6 February 2014

Thursday, Feb. 6

1.  Grammar assignment- due Friday
2.  Scrapbook donations
3.  Math off board- division with decimals- be ready for mini quiz Friday.
4. Skating- drivers are:  Gareth, Ally, Emily, Toks, Jarrett, Cali, Trevor, Aleah.  That covers 28 people.  There are 26 of us, so Robyn and myself will probably catch a ride with Gareth's mom and Trevor's mom, if OK.  Thanks!  Please be at classroom at 12:30 or earlier to take kids to Mac Park for skating at 1:00.
5.  We will exchange Valentines next Friday, Feb. 14th.  WE will also have some fun games and snacks, so if you are able to send in vegetables, fruit, cookies, chips, small candy treats next Friday, please do. We will be running extra all week!

Monday, 3 February 2014

Monday, Feb. 3

1.  Skating- 1:00 this Friday, leave at 12:30.  Drivers were posted on a previous BLOG.  I'll try to find and post again.
2.  Scrapbook donations!
3.  Math 182- due Tuesday.
4.  Science test- Wednesday- STUDY!
5.  Overdue art- Surrealism- ASAP.

Friday, 31 January 2014

1.  Scrapbook contributions.
2.  Case Of Missing_________ story due Tuesday- most finshed.
3.  Math 182 and 336- due Monday- most finished.
4.  Science test- Wednesday- STUDY.
5.  Burn Poster-optional for contest- due Monday.
6.  We skate this Friday at 1:00.  I have searched the school for extra skates for the 5 students who do not have any.  If anyone has skates that they want to lend or donate, please send in.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Thursday, Jan. 30

1.  Handwriting- letter i- due friday AM.
2.  Morning sheet- due Friday.
3.  Math pg 181- due Friday.
4.  We have had session 4 for Holes project. There are 8 sessions in class given.
5.  Tier 3 Girls practice- Friday at 2:30.

Friday, 24 January 2014

 Friday, Jan. 24

1.  French Cue card for studying for quiz on Tuesday- Adjectives and family vocab.- due Tuesday.  Time in class given and most are finished.  Study for the test as well!

2.  French animal assignment and word finder- due tuesday. Most finished already.

3.  Scrapbook theme donations accepted starting Monday!  Please donate for PAC Carnival if possible.  Please read newsletter from PAC.

4.  Math- 338(gr. 4), 321(gr. 5)- due Tuesday- most finished.

5.  Field trip on Tuesday- to Pac Way to listen to specialist on computer usage/social media- get in slip on MONDAY!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Thanks for trying to read the BLOG each day!  Again, I noticed that Tuesday's blog did not register.  That is why it is also important for students to fill out agendas correctly and bring home their work.

Thursday, Jan. 22

1.  Holes vocabulary project is due Monday. Students have been told that I am OK with them having a peer or a parent check over their work before handing in for a letter grade. I am also OK with anyone typing the project if anyone is  able. Obviously, it is more beneficial if the student types it, but since they are not being marked on their typing abilities, it does not matter to me who types it.  Each of the words is worth 4 points...2 for definition and 2 for sentence.  Being comprehensive and accurate is important, as I explained to the students.

2.  Math quiz #3 on division Friday.  Harder division questions start Monday, along with short division lessons.  It is very important that kids who are slow on their multiplication really go at studying in next couple weeks!  This is so important to their division and to their confidence and motivation in Math for the rest of their life.

3.  Skating is not until Feb. 7th (with Mrs. A) and Feb. 19th (with Mrs. Kossey).  However, here are the drivers. If you have to cancel, it looks like tere are a couple extra drivers for each trip; just make sure you call and let me know. Thanks!  Feel free to skate with us! Kids will be able to play hockey with a felt puck; sticks will need to go in a parent's car.
Friday, Feb. 7:  Dumais, Nessman, Armstrong, Carnovale, Downey, OlabiyiShyiak and Sieracki.
Wednesday, Feb. 19th:  Nessman, Armstrong, Carnovale, Day, maybe Downey, Facchinelli, Lewis, Raghaven, Saunders and Shyiak.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Current Events: Ryan, Jeffery, Toks, Devaki, Trevor

Social Studies: Chapter 4 Test next Wednesday.  Complete vocabulary / study sheet to help you study.

Science: Chapter 6.5 - Complete muscle sheet

** Pizza Day Friday**

Friday, 17 January 2014

Friday, Jan. 17

1.  Skating forms and pizza money- get in ASAP.
2.  Holes- vocab to #15- due Monday.
3.  Math- pg 166, 109(grade 5)- due Monday.
4.  Division Quiz #2- signed and hand in Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Thursday, Jan. 16

1.  Popcorn and pizza money.
2.  Story due: Friday AM. We will read aloud to class but not hand in to teacher, as this is our first one.
3.  Skating form due Monday.  Do not bring skates to school until skating day. Thanks.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Current Events: Jake, Samantha, Maia, Allison
Social Studies: Heritage Marker (Renaming school, street, etc)
Science: "The Role of Calcium in Bones" experiment

*Pizza order forms: due on Tuesday*  (Pizza Day is next Friday)
Tier 3 Girls' basketball: permission slips to be signed

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Tuesday, Jan. 14

1.  Chicken bones for Science of possible.
2.  Math 107 to #20, 165 for grade 4s- due Thursday.
3.  Holes vocab. sheet to #5- due Thursday.
4.  Division Quiz #2- Thursday.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Friday, Jan. 10

1.  Holes test- write score in Agenda for parents to see. Teacher will keep test to look over on weekend, as students marked as a class.
2.  Take Math quiz home for parents to sign. Do corrections.
3.  Morning Math page- due Monday.
4.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2013


Current Events: Brielle, Colby, Mallika, Samuel, Mackenzie

Daily Geography Skills (DGS): Week 9

Social Studies: Citizenship test next Wednesday.  Study page 50-53 of the textbook.

Science: Chapter 6.2- complete worksheet.  Once complete, highlight or underline the important information on the "Bones, Bones, and More Bones" sheet. 

Monday, 6 January 2014

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

1.  Holes test is Friday; study elements of characters, settings, etc. on a cue card.
2.  Math pages- 95 for grade 5 and 145 for grade 4- Tuesday.
3.  3 Morning worksheets- Tuesday.
4.  Hand in paragraph books Tuesday for letter grades they have not been marked.

Hope you had a great holiday with your kids!  Now you can take a holiday from your kids and send them to me!  They are a joy and I look forward to teaching them every day!