Tuesday, October 30, 2012

   Last Book Talks:  Jasmine, Jason, Landen, Nolan and Ethan M (Nov. 1st)
   Reading:   Book Cover - due Nov. 9
   Socials:    STUDY.  STUDY.  STUDY. (Should have brought Soc. book home)
                    We had study time in class today and I noticed some students are very
                    ready and some need more study time (especially with the capital cities).
                    The test day will be Friday, Nov. 2
   French:    page 15  (some students did not finish it yesterday)
   Spelling:  Thursday

Halloween tomorrow!!  Please dress up so that we have 100% participation in our class.
Please bring a non perishable food item for the food bank tomorrow.

There will not be any additional homework assigned tomorrow.

Monday, October 29, 2012

   Reading: bring in the reading log for Tuesday
                    some students have to present their book talk tomorrow
   Spelling:  assignment due Thursday
   Writing:  Halloween story - should be ready to do the final touches on it tomorrow, then hand it in
   Socials:    study for the test on Thursday morning
I was away today so I'm not entirely sure what is for homework.  There may have been some math if it wasn't finished in class today.
I'll be back in tomorrow.

Friday, October 26, 2012

   Spelling:  corrections 3 times each
   French:   review french numbers 1 - 20 for quiz Monday
   Socials:   start studying provinces, capital cities and bodies of water for Socials test
                  Link to a map of Canada to study from:
   Weekly Work Book:  signed and returned for Monday
   Halloween:  plan your costume because we want 100% of students dressed for this fun day
   Please send in a non-perishable food item (or two) early next week.
   Save your pennies for our penny drive.
   Interim Reports - the bottom part signed and returned by Friday

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

   Socials:  - could start to study for upcoming test (Nov 1 or 2)
   French:  - quiz on numbers 1 - 20 on Monday.

   - Interims were sent home today.
   - We are collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank.  Anything that you can send in would be very much appreciated.
   - We are also starting to collect pennies which is part of a We Day fundraiser.  Each bag of pennies ($25) would pay for fresh water for one person for their entire life in a third world country. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

   Math:  -review for test tomorrow
              -finish any corrections not yet done
   Spelling:  due tomorrow
Upcoming Tests:
   Socials:  -late next week
                -should start studying provinces, capital cities and large bodies
                   of water surrounding Canada (3 oceans and Hudson's Bay).
   Science:  -  test in 2 weeks
   French:   - test in 2 weeks
                 -on all vocabulary learned so far (conversation, numbers, colours etc.)

I will be sending home the interim report cards tomorrow.  Please watch for them, sign the bottom part and return it by Nov. 2.  If you'd like to just return it when you come to your interview, that would be fine. Student photos will also be coming home tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sorry this post is so late. It was a very busy afternoon/evening with no web access.

   Math:   - lesson 10 and corrections from previous math pages (I try to
                      mark the pages needing corrections with post-it notes on
                      the side of the page. When they've corrected it they should
                      move the post-it to the top of the page.)
               - test is scheduled for Thursday
   Spelling:  due Thursday
Parent-Teacher Interviews:
I am still missing 6 papers regarding parent-teacher interview requests.  If you are not planning on attending, could you please email me. I don't have anymore spots available on Thursday evening. I have meetings starting at 5:00pm and going right until 8:00 pm.  I do have spots available on both Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Weekly Work Book and Home Reading Log:
I have several students that are not filling in their Weekly Review sheet completely and not bringing their Weekly Work Book home on Fridays and back to school (signed by a parent/guardian) on Mondays. If you are not seeing the yellow duo-tang come home on Friday, could you please ask your child where it is and why it is not being brought home.  If it's not brought to school on Monday, I expect it to be brought home on Monday and returned on Tuesday.

I am having a similar problem with the Home Reading Logs.  They should be brought to school every Tuesday so that I can record their reading for the week.  I would really appreciate your help with these two situations.

Math Corrections:
I am looking for two (or more) parents that would be willing to come in and review the math corrections that students have made.  It would be once per week for about 45 min - 1 hour on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. If there were 4 available parents then each could come in every second week. If you are interested in helping out with this very time consuming but important job, please email me and we can set a time that works for everyone.

Monday, October 22, 2012

  Math:  page 72  #2-7
  Spelling:  due Thursday (as always)
  Reading:  Home Reading Log - hand in tomorrow morning
  Notices:   several students have not brought in the parent-teacher interview forms, the YPC permission slip or the permission slip allowing students to leave the school grounds with a teacher (go for a walk etc.).
  Socials:  a few students need to complete the Canada booklet project and hand it in as soon as possible

  1.  Potluck lunch tomorrow!!  ALL students must bring a plate, fork, spoon and cup. We will be setting up over lunchtime and eating at 12:30 - 1:30. 
  2.  Math test is scheduled for Thursday, October 25th.
  3.  A great start to our Book Talks today!  We are continuing on throughout this week and into next week.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

   ****BIG reminder that the Canada Socials project is due Thursday
   Spelling assignment is due Thursday and the test is also tomorrow.
   French:  page 5 can be handed in Thursday or Monday.  Spelling counts!

   All pizza orders MUST be in Thursday.
   Please return the yellow parent-teacher interview form as soon as possible.
   Please return the blue and pink forms as well (permission to go on a walk
outside school grounds and permission to go to the Young People's Concert

Interesting Note:
   The pizza day hot lunch is scheduled for October 24, which was our potluck day.
I am moving our potluck lunch day to Tuesday, October 23rd
   All students should bring a reusable plate, fork, spoon and a cup.  We are trying to
stay green so, please, no paper plates etc.
   The following students will be responsible for bringing a food item: 
            Lydia,  Landen,  Olivia,  Daisy,  Hannah,  Reesa,  Dana,  Kiara,  Dominic,
            Cheyanne,  Jayme,   Nicole,   Kyle,   Silas
   Please have your child sign up for the type of food item they would like to bring.


Monday, October 15, 2012

   Math:       Lesson 7 (handout) as review of our lesson - due Tues.
                   All corrections - due Thurs.
   Reading:  Home Reading Log - due Tues.
   Spelling:   Due Thurs.
   Socials:    Project due Thurs. 
                      Canada booklet - I will be looking for: information in all areas (from
                      the text), neatness (colouring & printing), proper capitalization, proper
   Art:           Bring a bar of (white) soap - for Wed.
   Notices:     please return by Monday

We will be using our earphones/headphones for Spelling on Tuesday. 
Thank you to those of you that already sent in a box of Kleenex!

Upcoming Tests/Projects:
   Reading:  - starting Oct. 22
                  - each child must present a book talk (outline was sent home last week)
                     and a book jacket design
   Math:      - Oct. 26th (approx)
                  - on rounding, place value (hundred thousands to thousandths), expanded
                    form & word form, comparing and ordering numbers (whole and decimal
   Science:   - week of Nov. 5th
                  - our environment, actions and affects on our environment

   Socials:    - week of Oct. 29
                  - capital cities, provinces/territories, bodies of water


Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Friday!

   Read at least 15 minutes.
   Spelling:  due Thursday (8:30)
   French:  quiz on Monday
                - colours and numbers 1-10
   Math:  could practice times tables (use multiplication drill link)
   Socials:  Canada booklet due Thursday
   Weekly Work book:  signed and back for Monday

To bring:
   Headphones - for Monday
   white bar of soap (good dollar store item) - for Wednesday
   Kleenex - We are into that sniffly time of the year and it is so nice for the students to be able to use a tissue and not paper towel or toilet paper for their runny noses.  If each student sends in a box of tissue, it will last us right up to the end of the year.  Thanks very much.

Interesting Note: One of our goals, as a class, is to improve our ability to listen carefully and to follow directions (whether from written instructions or oral ones).

Upcoming Event: I have just posted the Potluck Lunch Sign-up sheet on the door of our classroom.  The students with the last names starting with B - F are being asked to bring a food item for our Oct. 24th potluck.  We will have a second potluck in December where the other half of the class will be asked to provide food items. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

   Math page:  Lesson 6  (review page for the test in 1 1/2 weeks)

   Picture Day tomorrow.  Please make sure your pose and background choice has been sent back with your child.

Magnificent Kite Day

Interesting Note from Big Little Science Centre:

Saturday, October 13
10:00 to 4:00
985 Holt Street (at Old George Hilliard School)

1st annual KITE DAY!
   Can bring your own kite to fly.
   Will be able to make a simple kite.
   Fly your kite - new or old.

Some activities throughout the day to help people understand how 'lift' works.
1:30 - a presentation "Physics of Kite Flying"
2:00 - demonstration with a 3 metre wide Delta Kite.

Call 250-554-2572 for more info.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

We are a bit behind where I would like us to be in math. You may start to notice that your child will have more math homework than they've had previously.  The practise is important to solidify the understanding. If your child is struggling with work at home, please send me a note and we can work on it together at school. I do usually have a "Math Club" meeting at least once a week at lunch where I work with small groups.

   Math:  page 62 #2 - #4 
   Spelling:  work due tomorrow & test tomorrow
   Socials:   could be working on project
   Read:  15 or more minutes (don't forget to record it in the Home Reading Log)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A couple notes:
   Magazine orders are due in tomorrow, Oct. 10.
   Library day is tomorrow.  Bring in books to renew or return.
   Students need PE strip everyday.  This includes a change of T-shirt.
   Bring in earbugs/earphones by Friday.  (Even just cheap Dollar store ones will work.)
   IF interested, book orders are due Oct. 16th.
   Picture Day Form - (choose pose and background) back to school by Thursday.
   Writing: contraction page (pg. 31) and compound word page (pg. 32)
   Spelling: due Thursday
   Read 15 or more minutes. 
      Home reading log should be turned in tomorrow if it wasn't turned in today.
      Weekly Work (WW) book - signed and here if wasn't handed in today.
   Socials: Students are encouraged to work on Socials project at home to help them finish up. We will have 2 more class working times to finish it.  If this is not enough, it will have to be completed at home. They will be due on October 18. (All coloured and completed.)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

First - what a wonderful Friday!  The weather cooperated and we had a fantastic time on our field trip. Thank you very much to all the parent drivers/supervisors.  We couldn't have went without you.

A reminder (as if you need one) that there is no school on Monday. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful long weekend together.

     Spelling:  test and 2 sides due (Thur)
     French:  quiz (out of 5) on Tuesday
          - conversation and numbers 1-10 (I say the French, they write the English)
     Read:  once or twice for at least 15 minutes
     Headphones (earbuds) are needed for next week (Wed)
     Weekly Work Book:  signed and returned  (Tues.)

Thursday, October 4, 2012


One more thing:  

Could you please send in some earbuds (headphones) for your child to use as soon as possible.  Cheap dollar store ones are fine.  We'll be doing some spelling and french on the computer and they'll need to hear what is being said. 

Socials:     should have information collected for at least 6 provinces

Read:        15 or more minutes

French:      quiz on Tuesday (usually Monday), could study vocabulary

Field trip tomorrow:   Please make sure that your child is dressed warmly.  We will be outside from 9:30 - 11:00.  They should have a good snack, a drink and a lunch. We will be back at the school around 12:50.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lang. Arts:
     "Harold the Dummy" 3 worksheets finished for Wed. All work should be done neatly and in complete sentences (where applicable).
          - Favourite Part: (picture should be coloured)
          - Suffix page
          - Questions
     Spelling package due Thurs.

     Lessons 2 and 4 (review pages) should be finished for Wed.

     At least 6 provinces completed for Friday

     All projects completed for Friday.

Math Club - Wednesday at lunch - for all students that achieved 4/7 or lower.

Monday, October 1, 2012

     Hand in Home Reading Log Tue. morning.
     Make sure that one of the pages worked on today is complete (will have time tomorrow to complete the second page).
     Read (if time).

     Addition & Subtraction test tomorrow. Will have regrouping.

     Practise package is due on Thursday morning.