Monday, 29 February 2016

Monday, Feb. 29

1.  Bridge entries and Scholastic orders- last day- Wednesday.
2.  Handwriting/Spelling assignments- due Tuesday.
3.  Behaviour stories- first draft in blacks- due friday.  Get ahead on Googledocs at home if you like, the way I outlined.
4.  School spirit songs- props/costumes, memorization- Friday.
5.  Math/SS tests- signed and returned by Tuesday.
6.  RCMP dog contest- entry due Thursday.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Friday, Feb. 26

1.  Math Measurement test- Monday- study!

2.  Take art home- do not leave in lockers. Submit what you like to young Artists bin.

3.  Bridges- Sunday at 10 AM. lates may not get in. Bring bridge if you have been working on one. I have sticks, glue, blue prints and boxes.

4.  School Spirit song- gather props and costumes. Perform next week on Wedneday, Thursday or Friday.

5. Scholastic orders due Monday.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Thursday, Feb. 25

1.  I will be waiting on Sunday at the front door of the school at 9:55 AM for any kids/parents who would like to finish, or START, their popsicle stick bridges.  We will build for a couple hours.  The actual contest is on Saturday, March 5th.  Kids should submit entry forms by tomorrow, Friday.  If by chance someone suddenly can't make the contest day, it might be possible to send it with a friend.  I have already sent out a booklet with criteria/times, etc..  Please refer to their website if your child has misplaced this.  We have about 25 students who hope to go.  We have about 10 who hope to show up Sunday.  I also have about 15 blue prints for those who need a starting point.  I have lots of sticks and glue now.  I have ordered clamps, but if you have any, please bring Sunday if you come.  Parents can guide and help 10-15%.  Thanks.

2.  SS Provinces/Capitals review test- Friday- Study- Spelling counts.

3.  Optional-work on School Spirit song- costumes?  We will perform next Friday.

4.  Math- Measurement test number 2- Monday- take textbook and my notes home to practice.  Anything in text we have done so far.

5.  Young Artists submissions are due to Mrs. A by March 25th.
6.  Young Authors submissions are due to Mrs. A by early April.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 22

1.  Math pages from today- 3 per grade- due Tuesday AM.
2.  Behaviour story- half first draft due - Tuesday AM.  Discuss possible endings and get ideas from your creative smart parents.
3.  Novel study test- Tuesday.  All students were told to bring home duotang and questions and novel.
4. Popsicle Bridge Contest at TRU March 6- info. given.  Entry form must be returned to Mrs. A by Friday, Monday latest.  She may open school this Sunday from 10 to 12, depending on interest, so please let your child know.  Mrs. A will probably have free sticks and glue if she can get them from the Dollar Store or Michaels tonight.  Some stores are sold out due to interest.  Kids interested will be given some class time to work on, but there is an expectation that kids spend some time at home on it if they choose to participate.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Thursday, Feb. 18

1.  Math conversions test- most students got 8 or 9 out of 9 today.  Great for first test on the concept! 
2.  Novel study test- Tuesday- study.
3.  French- Animals and clothing assignment, plus review color sheets- due Monday.  LOTS of time given in class all week.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Wednesday, Feb. 17

1.  French animals -4 to 8, plus 2 new sheets give today- all due Monday.
2.  Novel study- due Thursday.  Test is tuesday.
3.  Math conversions test- Thursday- study.
4.  Spelling test- Thurs. -study.
5.  Math extra group- sheet due Thursday.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 16

1.  Novel study-5th and 6th- due Thurs.
2.  Science skit plus props- ready to perform on Thurs.
3.  Spelling due Wed. AM, test Thurs.
4.  Extra Math group- one division page-due Thursday.
5.   Math- Metric system- conversions- study cheat sheet in agenda.
6.  French animal/clothing assignment- 4 or 8, choice for desired letter grade- due Monday.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Monday, Feb. 15

1.  Some students still need to study X facts nightly for speed and accuracy.
2.  Novel study 5th and 6th projects.  One will for sure be the comprehension questions I handed out today.  Wynn Dixie has slightly different project.
3.  Science sound and light skit- half to fully memorize for Thursday's performances.  Start to bring props ASAP.
4.  Spelling assignment- due Wednesday.
5.  French 4 to 8 clothing/animal squares due: Monday.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Friday, Feb. 12

1.  Multiplication quiz- out of 60- 4 minutes given.  Some students scored 60.  Some are scoring 35 and 40.  These students need to practise nightly for speed and accuracy or Math is going to get progressively more difficult.  Fractions unit is upcoming and involves a lot of multiplication concepts.
2.  Handwriting- 3 pages on linking the letters- due Monday.  Lots of time given in class!
3.  Novel study projects- a couple kids were sick- pls get in ASAP.   The students have one more due, plus the comprehension questions they will get Monday.  Then, they will be having a test in a week.

Students enjoyed Valentines card exchanges and Winn Dixie movie ( based on novel study by 6 kids in class).  Thank you so much for all the snacks which arrived! 

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11

1.  Spelling Test- study!
2.  Wear red or pink- optinal.
3.  Bring snack and cards if possible.
4.  Science skits- start to gather and bring props.
5.  Novel study- due friday or may not be part of party.  Lots of time provided in class all week.
6.  French design- due Friday.
7.  Extra Math group-  page due Monday.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Wednesday, Feb. 10

1.  Math review test home to be signed and returned Thursday AM.
2.  Spelling test- study for Friday.
3.  Novel study- 3rd and 4th choices are due Friday.
4.  Valentines Party- ask about snacks(vegetables, fruit, muffins, little treats, chips, cupcakes, cookies, whatever- all good).  Party is Friday after 11 AM.
5.  Thanks for all your donations to Carnival basket; Pac appreciates this so that they can make piles off selling tickets to win the basket.  All this money goes to making McGowan School awesome and special... a place at which I feel very proud to teach.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 9

1.  Novel study- 3rd and 4th ones- due Friday.
2.  Science skit- work on Googlecocs at home if time...if your group has agreed upon ideas.
3.  Spelling- due thursday.
4.  Ask about Valentines cards and snacks for Valentines party Friday.  If you cannot bring a snack, that is OK!  As long as you have asked.  Thank you!

Kids did a great job on their Monster Anti Bullying Drama song this AM at the assembly! 

Friday, 5 February 2016

Friday, Feb. 5

1.  Many kids absent today- will take large review Math exam on Tuesday.
2.  Meanies performance by our class at mini assembly Tuesday AM. 
3.  Novel Study- 2 have been handed in and 2 more are due next Friday.
4.  Thanks to all who sent in PAC Carnival basket money.  Last day to send is Feb. 12.  PAC and students much appreciate it to help make McGowan  a great and special school!
5.  Sound and light Trivia game skit- optional to work on. 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Thursday, Feb. 4

1.  Hot dog orders, Scholastic orders, Carnival money for basket- Thanks!
2.  Math big review exam- place values, ordering, estimating, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, etc.. test is friday.
3.  Jammies and Math contests- Special friday.
4.  Optional- work on skit for Sound and light Trivia game.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Wednesday, Feb. 3

1.  Hot dog money.
2.  Scholastic orders-due Thursday.
3.  Carnival basket money- much appreciated from PAC.
4.  Math test Friday- study old tests.
5.  Meanies major practice Thursday- bring props. masks and memory!
6.  Optional- 2 Math pages started to day with TOC. The hard division questions are BONUS for grade 4 students, but the grade 5 students are expected to know how to do these type for the test Friday.

I sometimes have to take Wednesday AMs off;  whichever TOC we get... always reports that this is: " the best class ever, the most beautiful class, what a nice class, I would return every day if I could, please call me again!"
These are your kids!  Way to go!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 3

1.  Carnival money/Scholastic orders- optional.
2.  Props for Meanies assembly.
3.  Folktales due Wednesday- should be edited for spelling errors, punctuation, etc.. by student or parent so that when we go to Computer room, there are not as many mistakes to fix.
4.  Friday- Review Math test- concepts from start of year.  Plus, jammie day and Math contests Friday.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Monday, Feb. 1

1.  Meanies mask and/or props as discussed in class.  Feb. 9th at 8:45 AM- assembly with our 2 minute presentation.
2.  Carnival money-optional.  We are getting there!  Thanks!
3.  Scholastic orders- due Thurs.
4.  Internet booklets- all colored- due Tuesday.
5.  Handwriting- finished x, y, z!!  Yahoo...time for attachments.
6.  Spelling corrections- some students are ignoring this. Please do.
7.  Folktales- learned today and due first draft- Wednesday in order to type.
8.  Math review test- Friday.
9.  Special Friday- Jammies and Math contests.