Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday, Sept. 30

1.  Awesome job reading T. Fox facts aloud to the whole assembly!

2.  Highlights of day included:  running the route, watching a HOT/COLD/COOL problem solving video on how to deal with criticism, writing our first poem using similes and metaphors, reading aloud our paragraphs to the class, finishing our Poetry title page and trying to master borrowing with subtraction!  Many students cannot instantly answer  a basic adding or subtracting question, so this is making it very difficult for them to do the grade 3 and 4 work. Please quiz them aloud at home (17-5, etc.).

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Thursday, Sept. 30

1.  Students have been practising their speaking skills and will give their Terry Fox facts to the audience at the short assembly tomorrow AM at about 9:20 before we all head out to run the route.  Bring good shoes for walking and running!

2.  Poetry title page has been completed by most students.  If not done, students should bring home to finish tonight if time.

3.  4 step by step insect drawings are supposed to be done.  Kids can do 1 to 4 more if they wish...sheets were provided.  They are using these as helpers for their print making with paint next week.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Monday, Sept. 26

1.  2 Math sheets- many finished in class.
 Some, if possible, have to do tonight for homework.  Please quiz the students on the basic skills of adding and subtracting.  If they don't know instantly the easy questions (7+8), then it takes them way longer to finish a grade 3 question (57+98).  Thanks for helping your child!

2.  Students have practised their Terry Fox lines for the assembly right before the run on Friday.  They wrote the lines out in their agenda.  Pls help them practise loudly and clearly, as there will be no mic.
3.  Thanks for all terry Fox donations.  Feel free to send in any if u have not done so and would like to.  Thanks.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thursday, Sept. 21

1.  2 Math sheets due Monday.  Most finished in class.  Some have 5 to 10 more minutes.  Please try to glance at the sheets and see what type of review work we are doing. 
2.  Terry Fox money- thanks for already sending in so much!  Any and all accepted until Sept. 30 when we run.  Join us if you like.
3.  Overdue yellow computer forms for the office.  School cannot allow students onto computers for certain reasons, such as doing projects on Google Chromebooks, without these signed. Thanks.
4. It is a big change to go from grade 3 to 4 or grade 4 to 5.  The students will be very tired, as they are working super hard all day.  We are covering Reading, Writing and Math daily, as well as many other subjects. While trying to enforce the rules and expectations of the classroom and age level, I am trying to be positive with all the great things they are accomplishing!
5.  I hope you and your child have a great 3 day weekend!  We will be learning about Project based curriculum ideas and philosophy for our Pro- D.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 21

1.  Terry Fox money.  Thanks so far for all the donations!

2.  Make a Friend optional color contest (free time)-due Thursday AM.

3.  Health and Career- Today, we learned about Problem Solving, Chester the Cool Cat and HOT/COLD and COOL methods.  Students will bring a summary sheet home to explain to a sibling or a mom or dad if possible. Students know that they certainly should not be having any HOT tantrums or COLD whining to get their way at school OR at home!

4.  Kids worked hard on some more review Math sheets and informal reading tests today.

5.  We also worked hard to read out Terry Fox card and practise for the assembly next Friday.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Monday, Sept. 19

1.  Science bottles filled-due tuesday to school.
2.  Terry Fox money donations- optional.
3.  Math  2 sheets; one on more then, less than, equal to/ one on adding.
4.  Read Spelling sentences you wrote today aloud to a parent if possible.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Friday, Sept. 16

1.  I am so happy to be teaching your child and I am so proud of the work they have done so far!.  Hopefully you have received my newsletter already.

2.  Kids are working on double digit adding with carrying already and they are doing awesome.  I am sending home their second assignments today out of 8.  Grade 4s are being given a extra more challenging questions.  If you have time to make up a few more questions for them to practise, this is always helpful.

3.  There is rarely homework, unless a student has not been focusing or working hard.  But I did send home 2 little bottles today and the students are supposed to fill them with anything related to Science (which means anything...seeds, rocks, smarties, already dead bugs, etc.).

4.  Our class is organizing the Terry Fox Run and collecting money for the next 2 weeks.  Then we are talking at the assembly and leading the run on Sept. 30th at 9:30.  Feel free to run with us.  Send money to help donate to the Terry Fox Foundation if you are able.  Thanks!