October 22 - 26




What's Happening This Week:


Monday, October 22nd - Municipal Election Day

Wednesday, October 24 - Photos are due to the school

Friday, October 26th - Halloween Day Dance @ 6 p.m.


Upcoming:

Tuesday, October 30th - Progress Reports go home.

Thursday, November 1st - Parent-Teacher Interviews are all evening.  Check for your time and recognize they are only 10 minutes each.  If you would like more time to discuss your child, please make an appointment with me.  I am at school every morning by 8:00 and leave at 4:00.  Other times can be arranged.

In Math:

We wrote our Math Test and results will be going home on Monday.  Please take a moment to look through the notes, the test and the overall comment sheet.  This sheet needs to be signed and all work should be returned as soon as possible.
Next, we will work on Equations (what are they and beginning steps to Algebra) and Patterning.

In Language Arts:

For Spelling , we are on Week #7; a new list will go home on Monday.
Library Day is Tuesday.

We continue to write complex sentences (combining 2 simple sentences in different way) to become better writer.  We are also practicing our reading comprehension through worksheet texts and questions to answer.

Other:

Please be aware that for the week of November 5 - 9 my Grade 6s are on a week long field trip and my Grade 4s will have Madame Cote in the afternoon.  There schedule will not change but their teacher and work will.  They will have class assignments to work on each day concerning what we are learning in Math, Language Arts and Religion.

October 15 - 19



Thank to everyone for your support of our Terry Fox Walk.  We raised a total of $668.90 this year with approximately ( ask your child about rounding/estimating) 300 students participating.  Well Done!

What's Happening This Week:


Friday, October 12th - Clean the Capital day - we were out in the front of the school cleaning the property.

Tuesday, October 16th - Grade 4 Math Test - see content below
Friday, October 19th - Scholastic Book Orders are due

In Math:

We are coming to then end of this unit, so on Tuesday there is a test on the following information: Standard, expanded, written numbers, estimating, adding and subtracting whole numbers.

In Language Arts:

For Spelling we are on Week #6.
Our Library day is Tuesday.

We continue to write sentences and we are also practicing our reading comprehension.

October 8 - 12






What's Happening This Week:

Monday, October 8th - Thanksgiving Day - No School
Tuesday, October 9th - School Mass Song Practice - 1:20 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10th - Thanksgiving Mass at 10:45 a.m.
Friday, October 12th - Clean the Capital day - where we go out and clean our school area.


In Math:

We start to work on estimating differences and subtracting 3 and 4-digit numbers.  That will end this unit and we can have out first math test.  I will announce the date as it gets closer.  I try to give at least one week notice.

We have our first official TEST. It will be on Tuesday, October 16th and will cover:
writing numbers in standard form, expanded form and written in words as well as estimation of nad actually doing addition and subtraction of 3 and 4-digit numbers.

In Language Arts:

For Spelling we are on Week 5.
Our Library day is on Tuesday.
We continue to work with sentence writing, learning how to combine sentences in different ways so that our writing is better.  We are also working on Reading Comprehension.


October 1 - 5


What's Happening This  BUSY Week:

Monday, October 1st - Orange Shirt Day - wear an orange shirt to recognize the history and legacy of the Residential School system. For more information click here, http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Wednesday, October 3rd - 
Terry Fox Walk (again) at 9:15 a.m.
Thursday, October 4th - 
Pizza and Movie Night - starts at 5:30
Friday, October 5th is a PD Day - No School
Monday, October 8th - Thanksgiving Day - No School

In Math:

We continue to work on Addition - estimating and then doing the actual math for 3digit and then 4-digit sums.

In Language Arts:

For Spelling we are on Week 4.
Our Library day has been reset - it is on Tuesday.
We are continuing with the writing of sentences which will lead us into good paragraph writing.  This week we will practice some sentence structures and then how to combine sentences in different ways.

In case you haven't had a chance to donate ...

 

Our 2018 Terry Fox School Run - Wednesday, Sept. 26

Donations are now welcome for our Terry Fox walk.
Because of construction, we will not be walking to the Beaver Pond this year.  Instead we will go out into our community; we will walk from St. Gabriel up Keyrock and down Kanata Avenue, going past All Saints H.S. and then back down Goulbourn Forced Road to our school.  We will be walking on the left hand sidewalks the entire way.
How to share your fundraising page link:
Our school has been set up at terryfox.org to receive online donations. 
Our school is proud to be participating in the Terry Fox School Run. Please join our school community and support this worthy cause, click: http://www.terryfox.ca/StGabrielCSKanata to be taken to our school’s fundraising page. The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation with 82 cents of every dollar going directly to cancer research. Thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer.
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September 24 - 28

Welcome to Week Four!

Sorry to all if this is appearing late.  I live in Barrhaven and that meant no power until Sunday night = no internet = no blog.

What's Happening This Week:

Saturday, September 22 - First Day of Fall
Wednesday, September 26th - Terry Fox Walk at 9:15 a.m.
Friday, September 28th is Picture Day

A Request

Our P.E. Team has asked that if there are gently used equipment such as: Baseball items, soccer balls, volleyballs, basket balls, or badminton items we would love to have them for yard equipment.  Just send them in and they will be used. Thanks 

In Math:

We are working on Estimating and then Addition of 3 and 4-digit numbers.

In Language Arts:

For Spelling we are on Week 3.
Our Library day has been set - it is on Thursday.
We are continuing with our writing, working on sentences and their types.  We are also working on summarizing from a novel. 

 

Our 2018 Terry Fox School Run - Wednesday, Sept. 26

Donations are now welcome for our Terry Fox walk.
Because of construction, we will not be walking to the Beaver Pond this year.  Instead we will go out into our community; we will walk from St. Gabriel up Keyrock and down Kanata Avenue, going past All Saints H.S. and then back down Goulbourn Forced Road to our school.  We will be walking on the left hand sidewalks the entire way.
How to share your fundraising page link:
Our school has been set up at terryfox.org to receive online donations. 
Our school is proud to be participating in the Terry Fox School Run. Please join our school community and support this worthy cause, click: http://www.terryfox.ca/StGabrielCSKanata to be taken to our school’s fundraising page. The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation with 82 cents of every dollar going directly to cancer research. Thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer.
Your 2018 Online Details

September 17 - 21

Welcome to Week Three!

What's Happening This Week:

Thursday, September 20th - Open house night at 6 and 630 p.m.

The Grade 4s are having their first field trip.  They will be travelling by school bus to the Carp Fair on Friday, September 21st for the morning. Paperwork was sent home on Friday.

In Math:

We continue to work with Place Value, where all places in a number have a value.  We are working up to the thousands place.  We are going to start working on Estimating and then Addition of 3 and 4-digit numbers.

In Language Arts:

For Spelling we are on Week 2.
Our Library day has been set - it is on Thursday.
We are focussing on writing now and will be working on what makes a sentence and what are the different types of sentences; Declarative, Demonstrative and Interrogative.


 

Our 2018 Terry Fox School Run - Wednesday, Sept. 26

Donations are now welcome for our Terry Fox walk.
Because of construction, we will not be walking to the Beaver Pond this year.  Instead we will go out into our community; we will walk from St. Gabriel up Keyrock and down Kanata Avenue, going past All Saints H.S. and then back down Goulbourn Forced Road to our school.  We will be walking on the left hand sidewalks the entire way.
How to share your fundraising page link:
Our school has been set up at terryfox.org to receive online donations. 
Our school is proud to be participating in the Terry Fox School Run. Please join our school community and support this worthy cause, click: http://www.terryfox.ca/StGabrielCSKanata to be taken to our school’s fundraising page. The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation with 82 cents of every dollar going directly to cancer research. Thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer.
Your 2018 Online Details

Hey, Owen.  Here is a special video just for you.  Enjoy!

September 10 - 14



Welcome to Week 2!

We are settling into our class routines and have meet all the teachers who teach us.  Mr. Mayhew is teaching Family Life and Mr. Laverne is teaching Religion.  We see each of them twice a week.

From the Office:

"In order to received all school communication, you MUST register at:  http://ocsb.ca/schoolmessenger/ "  

What is happening this week:

Tuesday, September 11th - Last day to order pizza
Wednesday, September 12th - School Council Meeting - 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 13th - Milk/Juice orders due
Friday, September 14th - 10:45 a.m. - First School Assembly

Classroom News:

We are starting our spelling program.  We get our words on Monday (20 words) and we will do activities around them during the week.  On Friday we have a test of those words.
If you would like to see the words, they can be found at https://www.k12reader.com.  Look at the Grade Four list as it teaches most of our spelling lessons.

If you were wondering, I worked for Brian Mulroney before teaching. I was a media analyst; my job was to read newspapers from across Canada and create a relevant newspaper for the Prime Minster.  It was to be at his desk each morning when he arrived and then updated for Question Period at 2 p.m.  This 'newspaper' was sent to staff who requested it in the PMO (Prime Minister's Office), PCO (Privy Council Office) and FPRO (Federal Provincial Relations Office). Mt special projects included the Free Trade Agreement and the Meech Lake Accord. It was a 7 days a week job with weekend work presented on Monday unless it was requested earlier.  I did that job for 7 years.

That should be all for now.  Ask your child about our Reward Coupons, if they haven't already told you about them.

Have a good week!