Thursday, December 19, 2013


Art that's due:  2 pieces of OP Art (wave & pencil crayon) - due tomorrow
                        windy snowman, 3 piece art  (due Jan 9)

Other:              bring auction items
                        bring a snack for our movie (We are watching Elf)
                        report card envelopes (due)

Reminder:       we are going to gymnastics on January 8th (the first Wed. back)
                        Drivers are:  
                          Anthony (4), Lauren (3),  Kiel (4), Hannah (4), Lindsay (4)
                          Ms. S  (6) 
                        Maybe drivers:
                          Kendall, Logan, Tiago, Paige

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


French:      BIG test tomorrow

Other:        Delivering Christmas Hamper Thursday
                      Please, all items in tomorrow.
                  Report Card envelopes are due.                

Tonight:    Be here by 6:10/6:15.  Bring a game if you can.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Other:        Potluck is tomorrow:  plate, fork, cup
                  Dress rehearsal on Wednesday (Must dress up)
                  Secret Santa gift
                  report envelopes are due
                 Christmas Hamper items

Math:         practice multiplication tables (write in log)
                  test on Wednesday

French:      test on Thursday (Study!!)

Friday, December 13, 2013


Math:       practise times tables (fill in math log)
                 multiplication test Wed. (strategies:half & double, breaking it
                        down, multiplying with and without decimals by 1 and 2
                        digit numbers)

Science:   all work due Tue

Read:       20 min 4 times each week

French     Big test Dec. 19

Other:      Tiago is Star of the Week
                 Hamper items here by Dec. 18
                 Secret Santa items here by Mon.
                Report card envelopes ASAP
                 Orange Book - Mon

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Math:      Weekly Math (Fri)
                Mathletics/Math practice (write in log)

Reading: read
               novel presentation (Jan)

Science:  Gr. 5s must have up to 5 (Fri)
                          must have all questions done (Tue)
               Gr. 6's all questions (Tue)

French:  BIG test (Thurs)

Other:   Bake sale tomorrow
             Report card envelope (Fri)
             Tiago is Star of the Week next week
             News next week:  Hannah and Darcy (Wed)
             Christmas hamper items (Dec 18)
             Secret Santa (Mon)
             Outside PE day tomorrow!! Bring snowpants, boots, gloves etc.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Math:       practice (fill in log)
                Weekly Math (Fri)

Reading:   read

French:    quiz 1-20 (orally & written) Thur.
                BIG test Dec. 19

Other:     $3 for chocolates
                Christmas hamper items (by Dec. 18)
                Secret Santa gift (by Dec. 16)
                Bring in a game to play on Dec. 20th.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Math:       Weekly Math (Fri)
                 math practice

Reading:   read 20 minutes

French:     numbers test 1-20 (Thur)
                 Big test is Dec. 19

Other:      $3 for chocolates
                food hamper-please bring in your item and/or $2-$5
                Secret Santa gift here by Dec. 16
                Potluck Dec. 17

Monday, December 9, 2013


Math:      mathletics or math practise (fill in log)
               Weekly Math (Fri)

Reading: read 20 min 4x/week

French:  numbers quiz (Thur)
              bigger test on Dec. 19

Other:    $3 for chocolates (by Tue)
              potluck Dec. 17
              Christmas hamper items (by Dec. 16)
              Secret Santa gift (by Dec. 16)

Friday, December 6, 2013


Math:      practise times tables

Reading: read 20 minutes 3x/week
French:   quiz on Thursday

Other:     $3 for chocolates
               Friday Book: signed & here Monday

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Math:      practise 3x/week (fill in log)
                Weekly Math (Fri)

Reading: pick book for January book talk by Fri.
               read 20 min 4x/week

Writing:  persuasive paragraph (Fri)

French:   quiz on numbers (1-20) Thursday
Other:     Paige is Star of the Week
               Danny is Star of the Week next week
               Notice due tomorrow. Fri

Potluck items so far:
  Kiel:        pizza                                     **We will need another main course item,
  Jakob:      caesar salad                        another salad, and perhaps a veggie tray.
  Joey S      cookies                              Still to sign up:
  Tiago:      cupcakes                                 Mattea, Darcy, Joey H and Viktoria
  Danny:    meat & cheese plate
  Paige:      shwartz                                                     Thanks!
  Hannah:   dessert (might change)
  Lindsay:  main course
  Ami:        pepper corn bread

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Math:      practice 3 times/week (fill in log)
               Weekly Math (Fri)

Reading: read
               pick book for January book talk

Spelling: story (Thur)

French:   quiz on numbers (1-20) next week
                 - Must say them and match them on paper

Other:    notice -please return by Fri.
              discuss Christmas hamper
              bring in $3 for chocolates (by Tuesday, Dec. 10)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Math:  Weekly Math (Fri)
            Fill in Math log (any practice or math game at home)

Spelling: story (Thur)

Read:   Read 4x/week
            Pick book by Dec. 6.

Other:  Paige is Star of the Week
            Joey S and Tiago for News (Wed)

Friday, November 29, 2013


Spelling:    Story with 10 spelling words (underlined) Thur

Math:         math practice

Reading:   read 20 minutes  (fill in Home Reading & Math Log)
                 pick a book for January book talk

Other:       return Friday book on Tuesday
                 return notice

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Math:      Weekly Math (Fri)

Word Work:   Test

Other:      Notices - please return

Monday, November 25, 2013


Math:        practice 3x/week
                 Weekly Math (Fri)

Reading:   Paper Bag booktalk (Tue)
                 read 4x/week

Word Work:   Test Friday
                        synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, contractions
                        compound words, sentences: types, capitals, punc.

Spelling:   story (Thur)

Other:      DARE ceremony (Thur) - parents welcome
                Potluck is Dec. 17 (2nd half of class)
                recorder homework
Need:       parent helpers for chocolate making (Dec. 13)
                 helpers that can knit

Friday, November 22, 2013

Spelling:  must use at least 10 of the spelling words to write
                  a short story:  must be double spaced, use proper
                  spelling, capitals and punctuation and spelling
                  words must be underlined

Reading:  paper bag book talk (Mon) - Practice!
                read for 20 min 

Other:      orange book (signed & here for Mon)
                Home Reading & Math log (Mon)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Math:      Weekly Math (Fri)
                 Math practice

Reading: Mystery Novel Book Report (Fri)
                              Book Talk (Mon)
                Read for 20 minutes

Other:     Rainbow colour for Friday
               Last day for sales of raffle tickets tomorrow.
               Recorder homework.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Spelling:      Dictionary definitions (Thur)

Reading:      Mystery Book Report (Fri)
                    Paperbag Book Talk  (Mon)
                    Read (20 min)

Math:         Weekly math (Fri)

French:        quiz tomorrow

Other:          Wear purple and black tomorrow.
                    Raffle on Friday

Friday, November 15, 2013


Read:    read for at least 15 min over the weekend
             Mystery Book Report (Nov. 22)
                Paper Bag Book Talk: Nov. 25

Math:   practice multiplication

Spelling:  dictionary definitions for 10 words

Science:  questions due Wednesday

Other:   wear BLUE on Monday
             skating form DUE!
             50 cents for raffle on Monday
             Friday Book - signed & here for Monday
             Home Reading & Math Log - here for Monday

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Math:      Weekly math (Fri)
                practice multiplication facts

Reading: 'The Gift' due Fri
                 Book Report (Nov. 22)

Other:     Recorder homework
               ** Have your recorder here for Friday.**
               Skating permission slip (Fri)
               50 cents for raffle on Monday

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Math:       Weekly Math (Fri)

Spelling:  Definitions due (Thur)

French:   quiz (Thur)

Reading: Mystery Book Report (Nov. 22)

Other:     News from Kiel and Maddy (Fri)
               Recorder homework
               Skating permission slip (by Fri)
               Hannah is Star of the Week next week!

Late Work:  Orange Books from several students!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Socials:      Study (test tomorrow!)

Writing:     Mystery story (written) Wed

Spelling:   10 definitions (Thur)

Math:        Weekly Math (Fri)

                  Math practice/ Mathletics (fill in log!)

Reading:   Read and fill in log!  It's worth 10% of your mark.)
                 Mystery Book Report (Nov. 22)

French:    vocab quiz Thur.
                dialogue on Mon.

Other:       Skating permission slip (due Fri.)
                 Recorder homework

Friday, November 8, 2013


Writing:       Mystery story (due Wed)

Spelling:      Definitions (Thur)

Reading:      Reading/Math Log (Mon)
                    Book Review  Nov. 22

Socials:       Test on Tuesday - STUDY!

Other:         Permission slip for skating
                   Recorder homework

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Math:       Weekly Math

Socials:    STUDY!  Test on Tuesday

Reading:  read your mystery book
                    - Mystery Book Report due Nov. 22
                    - Paper bag Book Talks on Nov. 25 and 26

Other:      Please practice your recorder!
                Dress code for tomorrow:  respectful in red, white and black
                Bring a donation to receive a poppy tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Math:         -Weekly math sheet (due Fri at 8:30)
                   -practice times tables (on Math Magician or mathletics
                        or with cards etc.)

Spelling:    - dictionary definitions (Thurs)

Reading:    - The Dirty Dog questions (due Thurs)
                  - Mystery book report (Nov. 22)
                  - Mystery book talk  (Nov 25 and 26)

Socials:      - test on Nov. 13  Study provinces, cap. cities, oceans,
                         continents, scale, longitude/latitude and symbols,
                         definitions (political map, historical, thematic etc)
                         compass rose.

News:       Kaylee and Logan - Wed.

Other:      Just a reminder that we are going skating on Nov. 20.
                We will need parent drivers.  Students will need skates,
                 and a helmet.  If you have any extra skates or helmets
                 please let me know.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Math      - weekly math (Fri)
               -mathletics or math games (3x week)

Reading - read at least 15 min 4x week

Socials   - test  Nov. 13

Spelling  - dictionary definitions (any 10 of your spelling words)

Other      - News:  Logan and Kaylee  (Wed)

Friday, November 1, 2013


Spelling:     10 dictionary definitions - if there are more than 2 definitions,
                      only list two
                      must include if it's a noun, verb, adjective or adverb etc.

Math:         mathletics or Math Magician

Read:          home reading

Socials:      Nov. 13  Test
                     - provinces, capital cities, continents, bodies of water (oceans etc.)
                      latitude/longitude work and map reading

Other:       recorder practise
                 Friday book: signed & returned by Monday
                 Home reading and math log (Monday)

Thursday, October 31, 2013


   None!  Have a safe and happy Halloween. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Spelling:     crossword puzzle (Thur)

French:       study for quiz tomorrow

Math:         mathletics or math game

Reading:    read at least 15 min.

Late Work:
    Socials pages:  Dylan, Jason and Bryton
    Orange Book:  Anthony, Emerson

A BIG thank you to all the families that send food for our pot-luck yesterday.
As the children can tell you, we had a FEAST!  It was wonderful!

Tomorrow is Halloween and there is a dance in the afternoon which students
can go to, or they can watch a movie or they can do a science experiment with
Mrs. Ross.  For those students going to the dance we are encouraging them to
bring a canned food item to donate to the food bank.

We also have YPC tomorrow. I am permission slip forms from:
         Bryton, Dylan, Jason, Hannah and Joey H
**Please send them tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Spelling:       crossword puzzle with answer key (Thur)

French:          numbers (1-10) and some body parts (eyes, nose, hair, stomach,
                              foot, leg, mouth, neck)

Other:           News from Kendall and Krista
                     Photos order forms
                     Ice Cream sale!

Monday, October 28, 2013


Math:         corrections of any question that you got wrong (add/sub)

                   addition & subtraction quiz (Wed)

Spelling:    crossword puzzle & answer key

Other:        Joey H is Star of the Week
                  News: Kendall & Krista (Wed)
                  Potluck: must bring a plate, cup, spoon and fork 

Late Work: 
  French Monster:   Krista, Bryton, Anthony, Kiel, Darcy, Dylan, Tiago, Dalton, Jason

  Socials Labeling:  Tiago

  Math Quiz Corrections:   Olivia, Maddy, Jason, Dylan 

  Orange Book:  Ethan, Anthony, Emerson, Dylan, Joey H, Maddy

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Socials:     Canada map and continent map (Mon)

Spelling:   crossword puzzle & test (Thur)

French:     monster:  fully labeled and coloured

Read:        at least 15 min 4 times/week
                 home reading and math log is due Mon

Math:       math quiz corrections (Mon)

Other:        potluck is Tuesday!!
                 Orange book - signed & here Mon.
                 Bring a yo-yo if you want. (Music)
                 Bring recorders for Mon

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Math:          10-15 min (mathletics, Math Magician, math games)

Science:      Gr. 5 Test on Digestive System (Thur)

Spelling:     crossword puzzle and test  (Thur)

Socials:       Canada map & continents  (Mon) 

French:        monster: fully coloured & labeled (Mon)

Other:         decorations for pumpkins (will go home Thur)
                   potluck:  Oct. 29

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


** Any parent not signed up for a parent-teacher meeting please sign up or email me if those times do not work for you but you'd still like to come in.**

Science:       gr. 5 test Thur.

Other:           potluck Oct. 29: sign-up sheet is in the class
                     bring decorations for pumpkins

Spelling:     crossword puzzle and test Thur

Late Work:  several kids have not returned their orange sheet with the blue page signed
                       Lauren        Anthony          Dalton
                       Maxwell      Dylan             Kendall
                       Logan          Kiel                Bryton

Monday, October 21, 2013


Science:      gr. 5 test (Thur)

Math:          mathletics (10-15 min/3 times per week)

Spelling:     crossword puzzle (Thur)

French:       monster- fully labeled and coloured (Mon)
                    quiz (Thur)

Other:         book orders (tomorrow)
                   pot-luck Oct. 29
                   News articles from:  Bryton and Dylan (Wed)
                   **Bring things to help 'decorate' your pumpkin**

Late:          Orange book - the blue sheet should be signed by a parent
                        Please look at the math test, spelling test and spelling assignment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Math:    some type of math (3x/week)

Read:    at least 15 minutes (4x/week)

Socials:  symbol map and comparison map page (Mon)

Science:  Gr. 5 Digestive system and Vocab test  (Thur)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Spelling:      sentences and test (Thur)
     **SO nice to see such a huge improvement in the quality of this assignment!**

Socials:       symbol map (fully coloured - NO pencil left) (Mon)
                    comparison mapping page (Mon)

Science:      quiz next week on the digestive system and the vocabulary

Most students took their math test today. The other students will be taking it tomorrow.
I will try to finish marking them all by Thursday evening so that they'll go home in the
Friday Book on Friday.

Parents - please ask to see your child's Friday book (it is orange).  I still have some
children who are not bringing it home to be signed. They are getting quite full with
all of our work that they're sharing with you.  They will need to empty them at the end
of this month so that we can start again.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Math:       Mathletics/Math Magician or Math Games (3x/wk)
                 Test tomorrow

Reading:  Read (4x/wk)

Spelling:  sentences and test (Thur)

Other:      Olivia and Maxwell - News (Wed)
                Potluck:  October 29  1st half of the class to bring food.
                                There will be a sign-up in the class.

Friday, October 11, 2013


Math:      quiz corrections (Tue)
                mathletics or math games

Reading:  read 15 min.

Spelling: sentences and test (Thur)

Other:     Friday Book - signed & here on Tue.
               No school Monday

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Our first pot luck will be on October 29. The first 1/2 of the class will be
asked to bring a lunch item to share.  I will set up a class sign up sheet
next week.  We usually need at least 3 main course items, 3 salads, veggies
and dip, 2 dessert items, 1 drinks person and an 'other' section.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Math:      Gr. 5 - page 62 #4-7
                mathletics/math game  (optional)
                *Math test on Tuesday

Reading: read (15 min)

Science:  vocab section (Fri)

Other:     deck of cards

Late Work:   Friday book signed
                     Math quiz correction

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Math:  mathletics/games

Reading:  15 min

Science:   vocab section (Fri)

Spelling:   sentences & test (Thur)

French:    quiz (Thur)

Other:      deck of cards
                magazine orders (Thur)

Late Work:   **Friday book must be signed
                         Math Quiz corrections

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Math:      Gr. 5:   pg 58  (Wed)
                Gr. 6:  pg 56  up to #4 (Wed)
                Mathletics or Math Magician

Reading: read 15 min.

Science:  Vocab section (Fri)

French:   quiz  (Thur)

Spelling:  sentences & study (Thur)

Other:      magazine orders (Thur)

****It is PICTURE DAY tomorrow! Bring your best smile.****

Monday, October 7, 2013


Math:       mathletics or math games
                 test Tuesday of next week

Reading:  read (15 min)

Spelling:  sentences & test (Thur)

French:    quiz (Thur)

Other:      magazine orders (Thur)
                deck of cards
                Lauren & Emerson:  News (Wed)
                Dalton & Anthony:  News (Tue)


    - Orange Friday book (which should have a parent signature (or initial)
on the bottom of the blue page)
    - Home Reading and Home Math Log (a parent signature is needed at
the bottom of each week).

Friday, October 4, 2013


Math:        mathletics
                 quiz corrections (Mon)

Spelling:   sentences (20, at least 7 words each, use a ruler)

Socials:    title page (Mon)

Other:       magazine orders (Oct. 10)
                 orange book signed (Mon)
                 reading & math log (Mon)

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Math:       mathletics (record in log)

Reading:  book cover (Fri)

French:    title page (Fri)

Socials:    title page (Mon)

Other:      magazine orders (Oct. 10)
                deck of cards (if possible)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Math:         mathletics or math games

Reading:    read
                  book cover (Fri)

Spelling:   sentences due & test (Thur)

French:      title page (Fri)
                  quiz (Thur)  /5

Socials:      title page (Mon)

Other:        $2 for ice cream
                  magazine orders (Oct. 10)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


French:   quiz (Thur) 
               title page (Fri)

Socials:  title page (Fri)

Science:  title page due tomorrow (Wed)

Spelling: sentences and test  (Thur)

Other:     Ice Cream day:  (Thur)
               Magazine orders due:  Oct. 10

Monday, September 30, 2013


Math:         mathletics or math games (at least 10 min)

Reading:     at least 15 min
                    book cover

Spelling:    study for test Thur
                  finish sentences (Thur)

French:      title page (Fri)
                  quiz on Thur (/5)

Science:     title page (Wed)

Socials:      title page  (Mon)

Other:        bring deck of cards
                   ice cream sale (Thur)

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Math:  mathletics
            math corrections
              **Math Club Monday at lunch**

Reading:   read

Other:   bring a deck of cards if you can
             pj day is on Monday
            bring back Friday book

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Note Regarding Ice Cream Fundraiser:

We were going to sell Ice Cream this Thursday after the Terry Fox Run (I even sent out a notice to all parents).  But after I thought about it more, I realized that the school will still be collecting donations for the Terry Fox Run on Thursday and that some of the money intended to go to Terry Fox may then go to ice cream instead - not good. So, we are moving out Ice Cream Day to Thursday of next week.

I am still going to need parent helper so please email me if you are able to help out.


Math:       Mathletics (or a math game) 10-15 min.

Read:        Read out loud (10-15 min)

Spelling:   Study (Thur.)
                  Write out 1 good sentence for each word. (At least 7
                         words long and underline the spelling word.) (Thur)

French:     Title page (next Fri)

Science:    Title page  (next Wed)

Other:        $2 for Terry
                  Kleenex box
                  Book order

Monday, September 23, 2013


Math:        Gr. 5 - finish pg 55
                 Gr. 6 - finish review pkg.

Spelling:    study words (Spelling City) 10 min
                  write out one good sentence per word (at least 7 words,
                        underline spelling word in each sentence)

Reading:    read (at least 15 min 4x/week)
                  book talks on Thursday (about 1 min long)

Other:       $2 for Terry
                 Book order (Thurs)
                 Kleenex box

Friday, September 20, 2013


Math:  mathletics or math game (10-15 3x/wk)

Read:  15+ min  4x week (please write it in agenda when you do)

Spelling:  review words
                 write a good sentence for each word (20 sentences at least 7 words long)

Other:   Book orders (Sept 26)
             bring a box of tissues
             $2 for Terry

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Math:        mathletics (15 min 3 x/wk)

Read:        at least (15 min 4 x/wk)

Writing:    CW  title page  (Fri)
                 good copy of story (Fri @ 2:30)

Other:       Book Orders (Sept 26)
                 Box of Kleenex
                 $2 for Terry (by Sept 25)
                 Family Picnic tonight 5:30 - 6:30 then Meet the Teacher at 6:30

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Math:  mathletics (10-15 min)  
            Gr. 5: 46-47  #2-5b (Thur)

Read:  at least 15 min

Writing:  CW  title pg (Fri)

Spelling:  study (Thur)

Other:  Book orders (Sept. 26)
            Bring a box of Kleenex

Reminder:  It's the family picnic & Meet the Teacher night tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Math:  Mathletics (10 or more min/3 times a week)
            Journal cover (Sept. 18)

Read:  at least 15 min  4 times a week

Writing:  CW  title page (Fri)
                finish story #3 (Wed)

Spelling:  study (Thur)

Other:  Cross country run (Wed)
            Bring a box of kleenex
            Book orders due Sept. 26

Monday, September 16, 2013


Read:      Our goal is to read for at least 15 minutes each day (at home) 4 times per week.
                  Reading more often is even better!!  Please record when you read at home.

Math:      Math journal cover (due Wed) - Looking for creativity, math content, neatness.

Writing:  CW (Creative Writing) title page (due Fri)
               **A few students did not finish the good copy of their ABC Interview. It should
               be finished at home and returned tomorrow.  If they can't finish it at home then
               they can finish it during the lunch hour Homework Club.

Spelling: Study for the test on Thursday.

Friday, September 13, 2013


Math:       practise basic addition and subtraction facts (there is a link on the right side of the
                to a site that we've used at school)
                Math Journal cover page due Wednesday
Read:       at least 15 minutes
Spelling:  could study any spelling words that they did not get right (Tests are always on
                 words are on Spelling City (the link is in the 'Links' section on the right)
Writing:  ABC Interview good copy is due Monday
               Creative Writing title page is due Friday

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some students will be coming home with their agendas today.


Math:    gr. 5:  page 42 #1-5
             gr. 6:  page 38 #2-6
             Journal cover decorated (Sept. 18)

Writing:  Creative Writing title page (Sept. 20)
               ABC Interview good copy (Sept. 16)

Reading: read 15 minutes (4 times per week)

Other:   notices to be returned

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Another wonderful day!

I will be handing out agendas tomorrow to the students who have paid for them.

Reading:     Students should be reading at home and figuring out which novel they would
                   like to present to the class for their Book Talk on September 26.
Math:          Practise basic addition and subtraction facts.
CAPP:        We will be setting some personal goals (behavioural and social) in the next few
                    days.  Please talk with your child about their strengths and one or two areas that
                    could use some improvement.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Welcome to Division 5!

I am so happy to welcome so many fantastic kids to the class this year! I'm hoping that I'll get to meet many family members at the class picnic on September 19.  Please let me know (email or a note with your child) if your family is able to attend the picnic or the "Meet the Teacher" meeting (or hopefully both).

I sent home 4 notices on Monday.  Please let me know if you didn't receive them.

We are now collecting for school supplies, YPC and agendas. If you need to defer the payment for a week (or even two or three) please let us know. 

Math:       practise addition and subtraction number facts (play addition or subtraction war, play cribbage or do some practise on-line)

Reading:  read to self (for at least 10 minutes) we are working on building up our stamina when reading on our own
                 read aloud (we will be spending time practising reading to someone at school as well, focusing on pausing at punctuation and using appropriate expression and emphasis on words)

PE:          have proper PE strip
                be active (at least 15 minutes)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Class lists will be posted on Friday morning (approximately 8:00).

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I wish you all a fun, exciting, family-filled, safe summer!  It was a fantastic year and I'd like to thank you all for making it that way.

All the best,

J. Saemerow

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

One more sleep!

Well the kids were super today.  We did some Mathletics, cleaned desks, lockers and shelves and then played some games.

Just a few reminders:

Lydia, Jayme and Jason -  need to return the novel Maniac McGee or they will have to pay for it to be replaced.

Rio - has a library book that needs to be returned.

Eric, Emma, Landen and Dana - mentioned that they would like a DVD of the video Kyle's mom put together so they will need to bring $5 tomorrow.

Our assembly will begin at 11:00 and should end just after 12:00.  After the assembly all students will need to return to our classroom to receive their report card.  Students will be dismissed between 12:15 and 12:30.

I just want to thank all of you for a wonderful year!  It has been a pleasure teaching your children. I wish you all a restful yet fun summer.

Take care,


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A big THANK YOU to all the families that sent in food for the last potluck of the year.  It was delicious!

Tomorrow we will be cleaning out our desks and lockers.  Some students brought some of their supplies home today but we will be completing the clean out tomorrow.  We will also be washing our desks, lockers and shelves so if you have an old rag you could send that would be great!  (Maybe they'll be so motivated that they'll come home and clean their room!! Hee hee.)

In the afternoon we'll be playing some board games and card games.  If you have a game that you feel comfortable sending, please do.

Have a wonderful evening (preferably inside with a hot drink and maybe popcorn.)

Monday, June 24, 2013

- All students need to bring a bag to bring their books and extra clothes home in.

Just a reminder about our potluck lunch tomorrow.
    ALL students should bring a reusable plate, fork and cup
    If the weather cooperates, we had planned on picnicing, so students could bring a blanket to sit on.  If it is still raining, we'll be eating in our classroom.

**Mattaya and Ethan M could bring either another main dish item, small buns or cheese & crackers.

   These students have signed up to bring the following:

      Main Course Items:
              Ms. S       - spag sauce and noodles
              Carmen    - a casserole

             Rio            - caesar
             Salesh        - garden

    Veggies & Dip:


            Ethan P       -  spinach dip
            Scott           -  dessert (dipped brownies)
            Emma          - dessert
            Jasmine        - dessert

Friday, June 21, 2013

Next week:

Tuesday - potluck lunch (still needing several students to sign up)
              - bring bags to clean out desks and lockers

Wednesday - classroom clean up

Thursday - assembly in the morning
                  hand out report cards
                 dismissal between 12:15-12:30

Friday - Your summer holiday begins!!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


    NONE!! Well, actually, you need to do a 'sun dance'.


   Please remember to pack for Paul Lake.  It is rain or shine (We don't even need sun. We're just hoping for not-rain!)
   We've added a few things for out 'to bring' list:
                 at least one change of shorts and shirt (especially socks!)
                 an extra hoodie
                 a coat  (waterproof if possible)
                 a garbage bag to put their backpack in to keep it dry
                extra water pistols (if they have any - put name of all water pistols)

  Drivers:  We are leaving around 9:00. Please feel free to come in the class.  We will be organizing
         drivers and students.  We have extra drivers so some adults can carpool with others if they
         want to.

   Rain or shine - I know that it will be a SUPER time!  Can't wait to see you tomorrow.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

   Socials:  Government test tomorrow (Wed)
   Paul Lake permission slip and $5 (overdue)

   Talent show:  Wed at 1:15

Paul Lake:  Things needed
     hat                      water bottle
     sunscreen            bug spray
     towel                  water guns
     long sleeve shirt (for walk)
     runners & socks

Monday, June 17, 2013


   Socials:    study for government test on Wed.


  Paul Lake permission slip and $

Friday, June 14, 2013

   French:   test on Monday - Study. Study.
   WWBook:   sign Weekly Review and Science Test (Mon)

   Socials:  test Wed.
   Hot dog order form - due Mon
   Paul Lake and $5 - due Mon

Thursday, June 13, 2013

   Reading:   Chapter and Vocab questions (Fri)
   Writing:    Freeble booklet - good copy finished (Fri)
   Socials:    Last government info page (Tue)

Upcoming Tests:
   French:   Monday -
   Socials:  Gov't test - Wednesday

   Paul Lake permission slip and $5 (ASAP)
   Hot dog order form (Mon)

A big thanks to all of our drivers that took us to City Hall today.  We really appreciated it.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

   Reading:  Novel Study - chapter and vocab work New Due Date: Friday
   Writing:   Freeble - title page and illustrated - Friday

Note:  Parent drivers please be at the school at 9:20/9:25.  We will leave at about 9:30.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Coming home today:
   Math tests (from Monday).  (Only some students got theirs.)
   Paul Lake permission slips (yellow).

   Science:    Study! We went over possible questions yesterday and today.
   Writing:    Illustrations and Title Page (Fri) - If possible title page Thursday so
                      that it can be laminated and ready to bind on Friday
   Reading:  NS - next set of questions and vocab (Thur)

City Hall driver:  Please be at our class room at 9:25.  There is no need to be early because the class will be at Music until that time.

Monday, June 10, 2013

   Science:   test on respiratory and digestive systems (Wed)
                     should:  know the vocabulary
                                  be able to label diagrams
                                  study the important parts of each system
                                  review questions and handouts
   Math:      Wall Math corrections (Tue)
   Reading:   Novel Study - ch. 38 - 41 vocab and quest (Thur)
   Writing:    Freeble writing booklet (illustrated & coloured)  (Fri)

Thank you so much to our volunteer drivers for offering to drive on Thursday to City Hall.  I will send home an email with our departure and arrival times.

Also thank you to the parents that returned the form about a possible field trip on June 20th.  I'll be sending home the permission slip soon.  I think that we are still short 1 (possibly 2) drivers. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

   Math:        Wall Math (Fri)
                      Test on Fractions unit (Mon)
   Writing:     Freebles (Fri) - illustrations not due
   Science:    Page 96-7: Questions 1-4 and vocab written out (Mon)
                     Study!!  Test on Wednesday

Just a reminder that it is a 1/2 day tomorrow for parent-teacher interviews.  If you would like to meet please feel free to contact me. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

   Math:       Wall Math (Fri)
                   Test on fractions - (Mon)
   Writing:    Freebles - final copy (Fri)
   Reading:   NStudy:  If ch. 33-36 were not handed in today they are due tomorrow.
   Science:   Test next week - Tue or Wed
   French:    Test June 17

   All money collected for the Heart and Stroke foundation should be brought to the school tomorrow (Thur).  Please return the envelopes if you didn't end up using them.
   Permission slips for the City Hall field trip next week are due Friday, please. (I still need rides for 3 students).
   Our last pot luck.lunch will be on Tuesday June 25th.  It is the 2nd half of the class that is to provide dishes for the group.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

   Reading:    NS - Ch. 33 - 37 questions and vocab sheet (Wed)
   Math:        Wall Math (Fri)
   Writing:     Freeble project - good copies (Fri)
                    Students are encouraged to take them home and have a parent read them
                      to ensure they make sense.  Students should have had at least 3 students
                      read over them by now.  They should be just making the corrections and
                      printing off the final copy Wed or Thur.
  Health:       Several people forgot to record their physical activity for 3 days.  Please do
                      that or look at the last 3 days and write down the activity for those days.
At this point I do not have enough drivers to go to City Hall next week (need 1/2 drivers for 6 more students).  If you are able to help us out, please let me know by Friday. 

Friday, May 31, 2013

   Math:     Wall math corrections due Tuesday.
                  Students earning less than 7/11 must stay in at lunch Wednesday for a
                        Wall math review.
   WWBook:   yellow paper signed and back for Monday

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

   Math:      Wall Math (Fri)
   Health:     Keep track of your physical acivity for Thur/Fri and Sat or Sun
   Writing:    Freeble writing project - all drafts due (should be 8) Fri
                                                      - all good copies (June 7)
                                                      - final project illustrated (June 14)
   Talent Show auditions - next Tue and Wed.
   City Hall form - June 7
   Paul Lake form - June 7

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

   Math:       Wall Math (Fri)
   Socials:     Assignment (Thur)
   Writing:     Freeble assignment - 8 chapters due Friday (minimum 5 sentences each)
                       Chapters are:   1  Who they are and what they look like.
                                              2  Where they can be found.
                                              3  Who's in the family
                                              4. Which house is yours (Optional - some don't live in houses)
                                              5.  What shall we wear (Optional - some don't wear clothing)
                                              6.  Who was that Freeble? (Are there different types? Is there
                                                  a famous freeble? What was he/she famous for?
                                              7.   What do you do?  (What jobs are there? Are they paid?
                                                   How long do they work? At what age do they start? Do they
                                               8.  How do we get there. (Transportation. How they get around.)
                                               9  What is your past?  (Any important events in the past - Were there
                                                    wars? How did the government start? If there is no government, why
                                                   not? Who were some important 'people' in their history?)
   Art:     Koi fish (Fri)

   Health:    Keep track of your physical activity minutes for the next 3 days.
   Heart & Stroke donations:   due June 6
   City Hall field trip notice:      due June 7
   Paul Lake notice:                 due Jene 7

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I apologize for not posting yesterday but somehow I locked myself out!!  I couldn't get it to let me get in to add a post.  Anyway, now all is well.  Phew!

First I would like to say a big congratulations to Cheyanne and Daisy for making it to the Districts in the 1500 m.  Cheyanne placed 8th and Daisy placed 1st.  Way to go, girls!! 

We have four students that will be attending the Districts in other events tomorrow so, good luck to Reesa, Kiara, Daisy and Jayme!

   Reading:     Novel Study - chp. 27-32 (Wed)
   Socials:       next assignment - (Thur)
   Math:         Wall Math (Fri)
   Art:             Koi (Fri)

   Library:       Wednesday
   Heart & Stroke:  all donations and envelopes due in on June 6
   Talent Show:       auditions on June 4 and 5
   Early Dismissal:   June 7 students out at 12:30 (parent-teacher interviews)

We would like to go to Paul Lake for a year end field trip.  I will need some help for this to work. Please watch for the notice.

Friday, May 24, 2013

There is no homework this weekend. 
Students did not bring WW book home this weekend because we were having trouble with the computers and I was unable to print off the Weekly review sheets.

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

   Math:      page 236-37  #2-6
   PE:          please bring a baseball glove if you have one

Have a wonderful Thursday evening.

   We will be watching a skipping presentation on May 27th, which will kick off our donation collection for Jump Rope for Heart. We will be having our jump off on June 4th and all donations will be due in on June 6.
   We will be going to City Hall and will need drivers on June 13.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Congratulations to all of the students who went to the Zone Track Meet today.  What a wonderful accomplishment!  From what I hear, some of them have even made it to the Districts.  Amazing!!  Well done to all.

Because today was a bit of an unusual day, I'll be collecting some of today's homework tomorrow (for those who didn't have it completed and for those who were away today).

   Math:        Wall Math corrections - due
   Reading:    Novel Study questions and vocab (ch.22-26) - due
   PE:            Bring a baseball glove if you have one.  Will need it Wed.
   Library:     Bring in all books to renew or return (Wed)

I hope that you all have a cozy evening - perhaps curled up with a hot chocolate and a good book.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

   Math:            Wall Math corrections (Tue)
   Reading:        Novel Study - ch. 22-26 questions and vocab sheet (Tue)
   WW Book:   signed & returned (Tue)

Have a wonderful 4 days off!  I will see you on Tuesday.

Please try to remember to bring a baseball glove (if you don't have one here already). Thanks!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Math:      Wall Math (Thur)
    French:    Quiz Thur. 
    Science:   Skeleton due Thur.
    Socials:    1 part of project due
    Reading:   NS (Tue)  - we are hoping to have most handed in Thursday

   Please remember to bring your baseball glove.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Homework:   Math:         Wall Math (due Thurs)
   French:       Quiz (Thurs) on our 1st 6 directional words (sur, sous, dans, devant
                            derriere, a cote de)  Get your child to sing you our song!
   Science:     Skeleton must be finished and glued on (Thurs)
   Socials:      First part of Socials project (Thurs) - most students are completing their title page
   Reading:     Chapter 22-26 questions & vocab sheet (we're aiming for Thurs)

Monday, May 13, 2013

** Today our schedule was a bit crazy because we had a Smart Board put in our room!!  (Yah!)  Anyway,  we were out of our room for about 2 hours today, which resulted in our not filling in our agendas.  So if your child doesn't have anything in their agenda, it's not their fault.

   Math:         Wall Math (due Thurs)
   French:       Quiz (Thurs) on our 1st 6 directional words (sur, sous, dans, devant
                            derriere, a cote de)  Get your child to sing you our song!
   Science:     Skeleton must be finished and glued on (Thurs)
   Socials:      First part of Socials project (Thurs)
   Reading:     Chapter 22-26 questions & vocab sheet (we're aiming for Thurs)

There is no school on Friday (Pro-D day) or on Monday (Victoria Day).  Students are encouraged to work very hard throughout the week so that there will not be any homework (except Wall Math corrections) over the long weekend. 

Happy Monday!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

   Math:            Wall Math corrections (Mon)
   WW Book:   signed and back (Mon)

   Bring a baseball glove (or 2) if you have one.  We are going to be working on
our passing and catching in addition to playing a game.

I wish all of you mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day on Sunday.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

   Math:        Wall Math (Fri)
   Reading:    NS - all questions and vocab (ch.1 -21) are due Fri.  I will not be
                        accepting work from chapters 1-21 after Friday.
   YPC:  Friday
   A huge thank you to all families that sent food items today for our pot luck.  It was delicious!! We even have some banana bread, chicken pieces and veggies for our snack tomorrow! Yum. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

   Math:       We are working on fractions and we are now working on comparing fractions
                        by making them have the same denominator.  It is tricky and the kids need
                        practice to build on the understanding of the process.  We did several questions
                        on the handout together today.  I am assigning the rest of page 266 and #1-6
                        on page 267.  BUT if your child did not finish many because they are struggling
                        with it, I told them that they just needed to finish 6 more questions.
                   Wall Math:  (Fri)
   Reading:    Quiz  (Thur)

   Book Order:    Due tomorrow, please.

   Please send a baseball glove if you have one.

Potluck Lunch TOMORROW!
   I do apologize for the short notice.  I tried to convince the students to have the potluck next week but they really wanted to have it on Thursday. 
   Please send:  a plate, fork and cup
   Students did sign up for food items today. Please email me if you have to change a food item.

Veggies and Dip:             Olivia,  Eric
Fruit and Dip:                  Daisy
Cheese/cracker platter:    Lydia
Salads:                            Jayme (Greek)
                                       Hannah (caesar)
Main Dish:                       Cheyanne  (?)
                                       Nic (hot dogs?)
                                       Landen (chicken wings)
Drinks:                            Reesa
Desserts:                         Nolan (cupcakes)
                                       Nicole (banana bread)
                                       Kiara  (brownies)
Tableclothes:                  Jasmine

Thanks everyone!  Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, May 6, 2013

   Math:        page 265 (Wed) can be done right on the handout
                    Wall Math:  (Fri)

Track Meet:
  Tomorrow (Tue) is our school track meet.  Please remember to have your child wear sunscreen tomorrow and bring a hat.  There will be freezies on sale for $2.  Parents are welcome (and encouraged) to come if they can.

Our class has voted and they would like to have our 3rd potluck lunch this Thursday (sorry for the late notice).  The following students are responsible for bringing lunch items:
           Lydia, Olivia, Daisy, Hannah, Reesa, Kiara, Cheyanne, Jayme, Nicole, Eric, Kyle, Nic and Nolan
Could you please email me with the food item that you'd like to send with your child. 

(We will be having our last potluck lunch in June. The other half of the class will be responsible for bringing a lunch item then.)

Thanks very much.

Friday, May 3, 2013

   Math:            Wall Math - corrections (due Mon)
                        page 233 (handout) (Mon)
   WW Book:   signed and back for Mon

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather that is predicted. Don't forget your sunscreen. 8)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

   Reading:      Vocabulary quiz ch. 1-21 (Fri)
                      NS:  chp 17 - 21 (Fri)
   Math:          Wall Math (Fri)
                      handout Page 267 only (Fri)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

   Spelling:     test (Thur)
   Math:         some students didn't finish last night's homework, it
                           should be finished for tomorrow (Thur)
                    Wall Math (Fri)
   Reading:    vocabulary test (Fri)
                    NS:  chap. 17-21 (Fri)
                    Test (chap 1 - 21) mid to late next week

We had a wonderful morning at BLSC and we enjoyed watching the primary Spring Concert. Tomorrow students need to dress in bright colours for the performances.  Please email me if your child is unable to attend the evening performance so that I can pass that information along.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

   Math:         Page 260 all,  page 261 1-16
                     Wall Math (Fri)
   Reading:     Vocabulary test (Fri) all vocab - chapter 1 - 21
   Spelling:     Study (Thur)

Field trip tomorrow! 

Monday, April 29, 2013

   Science:       Study. Study.  Study.  Test tomorrow.
   Math:           Math test corrections and Wall Math corrections (Tue)
   Spelling:       word written out 3 times each (Tue)
   Reading:       Home reading log (Tue)

Bright clothing needed for the Thursday Spring Festival.

Friday, April 26, 2013

     Math:           math test (signed and corrected by Tuesday)
                         Wall Math (corrected by Tue)
     Spelling:       this is the last week of spelling words
                        write out each 3 times
                             Words:  apparently   quiver   digits   pry   grates   solitude
                                          converged   vacant   expired   veering
     Science:      test Tuesday
     WW Book: signed and back (Mon)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

   Math:        Wall Math (Fri)
   Reading:    Chapter 6 - 12 questions (Fri)
   Socials:      Notes
   Science:     test (Tue)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

   Math:       division test (Thur.)
                   Wall Math (Fri)
   Spelling:    test (Thur)
   Reading:   chapter 12 - 16 questions & vocab sheet (Fri)
   Science:    test on bones unit (Tues)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

   Math:        Wall Math (Fri) - and make sure all corrections are done from past weeks
                    Division test (Thur)
   Spelling:    Study (Thur)
   Reading:    Chapter 12 - 16 questions (Fri)
   Science:    10 questions (Wed)
                    test April 30

All permission slips due.
Must have proper PE strip for tomorrow.