Monday, 24 June 2019
It is so hard to believe this is the last week of Grade Four! It seems like just yesterday I was welcoming all the new faces to our class. It has been a wonderful year of learning together and it has been a pleasure to be greeted by so many smiling faces every morning. Today, the students started drafting a friendly letter to their grade five teachers introducing themselves and providing a bit of background into their learning styles and interests. This week we will be wrapping things up and the students will start bringing things home each day. Although school doesn't finish until Thursday, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their support this year and to wish everyone a wonderful summer!
Monday, 3 June 2019
Just a reminder Friday is a PD Day. We were out first block for the Track and Field, we had to postpone some of the events scheduled for block 2 today until tomorrow morning. I was away Friday and there are still a few students who need to finish their math quiz, once they do, these will be sent home.We are wrapping up our poetry unit now and some students may be bringing home unfinished work to do this week so that we can have the booklets ready for our poetry cafe which will be soon. In Math, we are continuing to learn about 2D and 3D shapes. We will then be moving on to a reading comprehension task where students will read a passage and focus on providing detailed answers of their understanding. This will be sent home some time next week. Hard to believe it is June already! Have a great week.
Monday, 27 May 2019
Please note your son or daughter is coming home with two sets of review sheets which will serve as the homework for this week. They are study guides to be reviewed for a quiz we are having this Thursday. It will involve displaying their understanding of whole numbers, decimal tenths and hundredths as well as adding and subtracting four digit numbers (e.g., a word problem where someone needs to find how much change they will get from $95.00 if their items cost $64.10). In Math, we are now beginning to look at 2D and 3D shapes. An overview of what we are learning about will be sent home tomorrow for your review. In Language, we are hoping to wrap up our poetry unit so that we can have our poetry cafe where the children share their poetry with each other from their booklets. We learned about haikus this morning and the students got the opportunity to create a shared haiku with a partner and present it to the class.
Monday, 13 May 2019
Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us for some of the Education Week activities which took place last week. Today, the students are with a supply teacher as I am at school but participating in a school related activity. Given that Friday is a P.D. Day, there will not be homework except for unfinished work being sent home for some students. In Language Arts, we are continuing with our poetry booklet and are working on narrative poems and limericks. My hope is that these books will be completed next week and then we will move on to narratives. In Math, we are beginning to look at decimal numbers and are working towards demonstrating an understanding of place value in decimal numbers from 0.1 to 10 000 as well as representing, comparing, and ordering decimal numbers to tenths. We are all looking forward to our field trip which takes place this Thursday. Our first session begins at 10:00 am and our day will wrap up at 1:00 pm at which time we will gather all together and get on the bus to bring us back. Please feel free to write a note in your child's agenda should you have any questions.
Monday, 29 April 2019
I let the students know I will be in the school tomorrow for a meeting but there will be a supply teacher with the students. We are continuing to work on filling our poetry books, today we practised diamante poems. The students have already worked on their colour, shape and "I Wish" poems. In Math, we reviewed how to calculate equivalent fractions and how to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers. A review sheet went home today which lists everything that will be on our quiz this Thursday. We are going to move onto decimals shortly. It is always a good idea to keep working towards mastering multiplication tables. A reminder that the cereal box book report that was given out a few weeks ago is due this Friday. The students will begin presenting their work next Monday. Have a great week!
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Hoping everyone had a restful Easter weekend and was able to spend time with family and friends! Our homework this week will consist of a two-sided fractions sheet which is due Friday as well as the cereal box book report that is due Friday May 3rd. We will be having a fractions quiz toward the end of next week and a review sheet which will go home on Monday. Right now, we are continuing to learn about equivalent fractions and will begin learning about how to represent mixed numbers. In Language Arts, we are learning about poetry.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
I was at a meeting this morning in the school so the students were with a supply teacher. Yesterday, a book report package went home. We reviewed it together and I encouraged the students to let me know should they have any questions. It is due Friday May 3rd. Tomorrow, I will be showing the students a model of the book report on a cereal box. A homework package relating to fractions also went home yesterday which is due Thursday. Tomorrow, the students who are doing the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be meeting with Father Rick in the morning. Thank you to all the parents who have returned the signed forms for our field trip. When we have all the completed forms, we will take the names of the parents who have indicated they are able to volunteer in a hat and randomly select who will be able to join us. This Thursday, the students are able to wear their pajamas should they choose and they will be watching a movie in their afternoon classes. In Math, we are continuing to learn about equivalent fractions, reducing fractions to their simplest terms and will begin looking at mixed numbers next week. In Language Arts, we are wrapping up procedural writing and are beginning our poetry unit. It is always one of the students favourite units. The children will be making their own poetry booklets and we finish it by having a poetry cafe where they have a chance to listen to each others work.