December 10 - 14

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What's Happening This Week:

Wednesday, December 12th - Advent Hamper items are due
Friday, December 14th - 1:30 - Kindergarten Christmas Concert
                                               - Beyblade Day 
Upcoming:

Monday, December 17th - 9:20 - 3rd Week of Advent Assembly & Meet the new principal, Ms. Richichi.
Wednesday, December 19th - 9:00 - Earl of March Band
Thursday, December 20th - 9:30 PJ and Movie with Mrs. Montgomery

In Math:

The results from the Math test will be going home on Tuesday.  Keep an eye out for it.  As always, please sign and return when you have finished looking through it.  Thanks. 

For our next unit we will continue with Measurement . We will look at measuring time intervals to the nearest minute; determining elapsed time; relating years to decades and decades to centuries. We will work hard to complete this unit before the Christmas break. Cross your fingers!


In Language Arts:

SPELLING THIS WEEK is Unit 12 - 
This will be the last unit until the new year.  The last week before Christmas break can be hectic, at home and at school.
LIBRARY day is Tuesday       big guy carrying a lot of books

We are continuing with our novel, Linnea in Monet's Garden. We have started practicing answering opinion questions in complete sentences and using details to explain why an answer was chosen. Check your child's Reading duotang for the marking guide and the questions. We will continue this up to Christmas and then complete in the new year.

December 3 - 7



    

What's Happening This Week:

Monday, December 3rd - 9:20 - short Advent Celebration
Tuesday, December 4th - Scholastic Book Orders are due
Thursday, December 6th - Math Test
Friday, December 7th - Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Upcoming:

Friday, December 14th - 1:30 - Kindergarten Christmas Concert

St. Gabriel will again be working to fill Advent Hampers.  Homeroom class teachers will tell students their items to bring in.

In Math:

The test for this unit will be on Thursday, December 7th covering Measuring length in cm and mm, finding Perimeter and Area.

Our next unit will still be Measurement. We will work hard to complete this unit before the Christmas break. It involves telling time to the minute, finding elapsed time,. and using a calendar to understand decades and centuries.

In Language Arts:

Scholastic Book Orders are due on Tuesday, December 4th.
SPELLING THIS WEEK is Unit 11
LIBRARY day is Tuesday       big guy carrying a lot of books

We have completed our Holes unit.  Next we will start a different type of novel study.  Using the book Linnea in Monet's Garden, we will look at critical thinking by answering opinion questions in complete sentences and using details to explain why an answer was chosen. Check your child's Reading duotang for the marking guide and the questions. We will formally started this on Friday.

November 26 - 30



What's Happening This Week:

Tuesday, November 27th - Double Lunch Day
Upcoming:


In Math:
We have started our unit on Measurement.  We are trying a new program called Math Up along with our other class work.  Math Up involves critical thinking and applying math skills so the students become better math thinkers and not just answer seekers.

In Language Arts:

SPELLING THIS WEEK is Unit 10
LIBRARY day is Tuesday       big guy carrying a lot of books

We have completed reading the novel Holes. Our final assignment will be to create a new cover for the novel.  Look for my novel - vs- movie assignment sheets coming home on Monday.

November 19 -23



What's Happening This Week:

Wednesday, November 21st - Parent Council Meeting at 7 p.m.

Upcoming:

Tuesday, November 27th - Double Lunch Day

In Math:

The test results will be out Tuesday so watch for them at home. 

Our next unit is Measurement involving centimetres, metres, telling time to the minute, telling elapsed time, finding area and perimeter, time: decades/centuries.

Just as an update; This is what should be known by the end of grade 3:

  • Show understanding of and use the use of whole numbers to 1000
  • Count forwards and backwards from 1000
  • Use coins and bills to count and make change up to $10
  • Add and subtract numbers to 1000
  • Recall and use multiplication facts to 7 x 7, and related division facts, e.g. 49 divided by 7
  • Understand the relationship between 1 whole and parts of 1 whole as fractions


In Language Arts:

SPELLING THIS WEEK is Unit 9
LIBRARY day is Tuesday .       big guy carrying a lot of books

We are coming to the end of our novel, Holes. On Monday we will watch the movie and make some notes about what is the same/different between the novel and the movie.  On Tuesday, we will write our answers to all the questions (5) about the novel and the movie.  This is like a project for reading/writing so will be worked on as such. All work will be completed at school.

November 12 - 16


What's Happening This Week:

Monday, November 12th - Book Orders are Due
Tuesday, November 13 -  will be the Grade 6 Remembrance Day assembly beginning at       
                                                             approximately 10:30.
                                                 - Grade 4 Math Test
Wednesday, November 14th - WE Day for some of the selected Grade 6 students. 

Friday, November 16th - PD Day = No School for students.

Upcoming:



In Math:

The math test will be on Tuesday, November 13th. 
It will cover Equations with Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Patterns; Position, Repeating, Growing and Shrinking patterns and Geometric. All the worksheets are in the students notebooks so they can practice for the test.
Next we are starting Measurement.

In Language Arts:

NO SPELLING THIS WEEK - due to PD Day
LIBRARY Day is Tuesday         big guy carrying a lot of books

We will be making an effort to complete our reading of the novel, Holes. A note will be coming home about what we will be doing by comparing the novel to the movie.

November 5 - 9


What's Happening This Week:

Tuesday, November 6th at 2:15 p.m. - Father Mathew will be visiting the Grade 4s and giving                                                                                                  each child a bible.

This week - The Grade 6s are away during November 5 -9 at our STEAM event at the Science and Technology museum. In the afternoon, the Grade 4s will be taught by Mme. Cote. Work will be provided.

Upcoming:


Sunday, November 11th - Remembrance Day
Monday, November 12th - Book Orders are Due
Tuesday, November 13 -  will be the Grade 6 Remembrance Day assembly beginning at       
                                                             approximately 10:30.
                                                 - Grade 4 Math Test
Wednesday, November 14th - WE Day for some of the selected Grade 6 students. 

Friday, November 16th - PD Day = No School for students.

In Math:

We are continuing to work on patterning throughout the week.   We will be working on the review questions this week.  
The test will be on Tuesday, November 13th. 
It will cover Equations with Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Patterns; Position, Repeating, Growing and Shrinking patterns and Geometric. All the worksheets are in the students notebooks so they can practice for the test.

In Language Arts:

NO SPELLING THIS WEEK
NO LIBRARY THIS WEEK          big guy carrying a lot of books

This week we will be working on homophones; what do they mean and putting them into sentences.

October 29 - November 2


Wow!
Another month is behind us as we head into November.



What's Happening This Week:


Tuesday, October 30th - Progress Reports go home.

Wednesday, October 31 - Happy Halloween - Be Safe! Have Fun!
                                                   - Orange and Black Day

Thursday, November 1st - Parent - Teacher Interviews
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.

Upcoming:

Next week - The Grade 6s are away during November 5 -9 at our STEAM event at the Science and Technology museum. In the afternoon, the Grade 4s will be taught by Mme. Cote. Work will be provided.

In Math:

We are continuing to work on patterning throughout the week.  

In Language Arts:

For Spelling , we are on Week #8;
Library Day is Tuesday.

We continue to work on conjunctions and joining sentences with words such as , 'since', 'when', 'and', 'but' and 'or.'
We are still taking notes on the events occurring in our novel, Holes.  We should be completing it shortly and then we analyst the novel compared to the movie.