Monday, 18 June 2018

Week of: June 18-22

First - I hope that all of you wonderful father's out there that do so much to support and love your children felt that love returned tenfold on Sunday!  I was out hiking myself and saw a lot of father's day family hikes happening along the trail :)

Monday:
* If you haven't already done so, please return the year end swim consents to me right away*
- Social - data sheet assignment is tomorrow and needs to be ready to present in front of the class.  You can help out at home by being an audience for your child to practice their presentation tonight.

Tuesday: 
- Social - data sheet assignment is due
-Car building in the afternoon.  If you have a criminal record check complete, and you'd like to join us, please send me an email!

Wednesday:
- all swim forms are due returned

Thursday:
 - final night to study for the math final

Friday:
- Year end math final in the morning.  The format and length will be the same as on the practice final that was sent home a couple of weeks ago. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Finally - wondering about what you can do at home to keep up math skills over the summer Here's a great article about exactly that.  Further down there are even a few bullet points of specific things you can do at home.  A big part of math is knowing the basics and feeling confident, building math into daily life sure helps!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

What to see more of what your child is working on right now?  We have done a few online assignments recently that students can show you from their drive at home.  Including these two assignments that have been marked and returned online instead of being printed 1- Social Studies research: Shaping an Identity, 2- Science assignment Wetlands websearch.

Important things coming home tonight
- Swim permission forms.  Please return ASAP
- Summer library program information
- Grade 5 families only: The second set of health pages- parts of the male anatomy.

Car building
- electric car building is well on our way in class.  If you are interested in helping out (especially if you have a glue gun) please let me know if you can join us Tuesday, June 19th at 2:00.
 *Please remember that a current criminal record check on file at the school is needed for any volunteering*

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

In case you are able to drop by the school to see some of the track and field events - here is a copy of the schedule.  We'd love to see you here helping to cheer on our athletes!  Each student has their own copy, highlighted with their 6 choices.  They are also encouraged to write their schedule on their arm to keep it handy throughout the afternoon. 

Students should have appropriate clothing, a labelled water bottle and a bag with their lunch, snacks and clothing layers with them.  Though the school doors will be open everyone is expected to remain outside other than for bathroom breaks.


Time
Track Event
11:00
900m  
11:30
Hurdles (short -  
12:00
100m heats starting with gr 4 girls
12:30
300m timed final  grade 4 girls first
1:00
100m final gr 4 girls first
1:30
600m gr 4 girls first
2:00
4x100m relay grade 4 girls first
2:45
4x300m relay grade 4 girls first

 
Time
Gr 4 girls
Gr. 5 girls
Gr. 6 girls
Gr 4 boys
Gr 5 boys
Gr 6 boys
11:00
Long jump
Ski pole
frisbee
baseball
Break
High jump
11:45
High jump
Long jump
Ski pole
frisbee
baseball
break
12:30
break
High jump
Long jump
Ski pole
frisbee
baseball
1:15
baseball
break
High jump
Long jump
Ski pole
frisbee
2:00
frisbee
Baseball
break
High jump
Long jump
Ski pole
2:45
Ski pole
frisbee
baseball
break
High jump
Long jump

Monday, 11 June 2018

June 11- 15
Please help us to welcome Sigfrid! 
 Sigfrid will be joining our class until the end of the year as an exchange student from Spain.

Monday
- LA assignment "Edit and Improve" is due tomorrow
- please continue studying and practicing at home for our year end math final exam coming up  on Friday, June 22nd

Tuesday -  Edit and Improve due (this assignment takes a dull paragraph and students are responsible for adding details and description to help it shine)

Wednesday - Grade 4-6 track and field  11:00 - 3:00

Thursday - bake sale fundraiser.

Friday 
- Final Spelling test of the school year.  This week's assignment is up to students.  They can choose from the 8 available choices
- Final day for school library books.  All books should be returned please.
- Half day Friday

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

It's June and we are nearing the end of the year.  

As students move up in grade levels year end exams become an expectation.  In our 4/5 class I want to encourage study behaviours, and developing those skills that will help to manage the stress that can come with final exams, by starting small.  

We have had a few unit tests this year.  In the classroom I provide classroom study time, and time to ask questions.  I also give students study guides or notes to help organize the most important parts. These notes, along with practice exams are meant to help guide home study.  I know many of you wonderful parents spend time supporting your child as they reinforce their skills and develop good study habits too.  Thank you for the time that you put in at home!!  

This year we will have only one final exam in math.  It will take place on Friday June 22nd. Today everyone in our class was given a copy of their practice test.  This helps them to preview the types and number of questions.  It also helps them (and you) to know areas that more practice are needed before the exam.

Please take some time to look over it tonight with your child, and to create a study plan with them.  Your support while they are learning to develop their own study skills is so very instrumental both in helping them to manage any stress, and also to help them to feel confident going into the exam.

* If your child will not be in class on the 22nd, it is very important to set up an alternate, earlier date, with me for them to complete it*

Week of June 5th - Due dates for this week

Wednesday:  
- Social online research "shaping an identity" is due
- Reading record is due

Friday: 
- Math weekly #14 due
- Final book orders of the year are due so that they are guaranteed to arrive by the summer.  It's a great time to stock up on some summer reading :)

Also - coming up next Wednesday, June 13th.  Grade 4-6 track and field day!  Student sign up for events will be happening soon.  Let's all hope for a beautiful sunny day.

Monday, 28 May 2018

May 28 - June 1

After a couple of short and busy weeks we are back into our usual routine this week with homework assignments.  Spelling and assignment #4 are due Friday first thingNew reading records (due next Wednesday) have also been handed out.

Grade 5s - Math quiz this coming Friday.  Please use the practice test handed out today to help focus studying.

Monday:  Please keep collecting car building supplies this week.  Once everything is together in a show box or small reusable bag, please send it in.  We'll be beginning to work on these early next week.

Tuesday: Online assignment- Wetland Expert is due. 

Thursday: Reader's Theater presentation due today.

Friday: Half day. 

  • Spelling and assignment #4 due.  
  • Grade 5s - Math Shape and Space test

Friday, 25 May 2018

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Electric car building will be starting soon. 
Please start collecting supplies at home to build the body, axles and wheels.  Keep these supplies in a labeled shoe box or small reusable bag (like a Lululemon bag, not a grocery bag size).

Items to collect: at least 2 AA batteries, cardboard or other material for a base, straws and wood skewers for the axles, milk lids or other round lids for wheels.  
The kit (paid for in school fees) contains a battery holder, pulley, motor and motor clip. 

Once supplies have been rounded up and collected they can come to school any time next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

What a wonderful day in the wetlands!  Thank you to all of our lovely parent volunteers, as well as to everyone that helped to pack bags and backpacks so your child had everything that they needed!

I'm trying something new and I'm not sure how it will work with the emails from the blog.  If the picture slideshow won't run, follow this link to just the slideshow of pictures to look through them yourself, or this link directly to the blog.


Tuesday, 22 May 2018




What a fabulous long weekend we had this year!  I hope that you all had a chance to get out and enjoy it :)

This week it is once again a short, and busy, week so there will be one more week off from homework.

*The biggest thing to note is that we will be away all day at the wetlands tomorrow.  We will be leaving right after attendance so everyone needs to arrive promptly with all of their items in their backpack for the day. 

Students have a checklist in their agendas tonight of necessary items, as well as optional things.  Please be aware that we will be outside all day (there is no shelter besides the trees) and there is no running water so please make sure that you send enough to drink for a full day outside in the sun.

Electronic devices are not recommended - wetlands and the woods are not a great place for a phone, so if it comes please make sure that it is safely stowed in the backpack.

* One final thing - pizza day is scheduled for tomorrow but since delivery isn't included it has been changed for our class to Thursday.

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