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.