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Reminders

  • Collect pledges for our Read-A-Thon/Walk-A-Thon; all money collected is due by October 17th and all pledge forms must be returned (even if blank).
  • Book orders due by Fri.
  • October Newsletter is posted below!

 Homework

  • Word Study: List One test on Fri.
    Sample Word Study Test
  • Math:  any 15 subtraction questions due Thurs.
  • PHE: Tues. & Wed. 

Question of the Day:   What is your most memorable moment from September?

October Newsletter

All the latest and greatest, right here!

October Newsletter

Reminders

  • Collect pledges for our Read-A-Thon/Walk-A-Thon; all money collected is due by October 17th and all pledge forms must be returned (even if blank).
  • Book orders due by Fri.

 Homework

  • Word Study: List One test on Fri.; Anagrams/Antonyms sheet due Wed.
    Sample Word Study Test
  • Writing:  finish word cloud brainstorm
  • PHE: Tues. & Wed. 

Question of the Day:   What is your favourite season?

Reminders

  • Collect pledges for our Read-A-Thon/Walk-A-Thon; all money collected is due by October 17th and all pledge forms must be returned (even if blank).

 Homework

  • Word Study: List One test on Fri.; Anagrams/Antonyms sheet due Wed.
    Sample Word Study Test
  • PHE: Tues. & Wed. 

Question of the Day:   Do you believe in ghosts?  Why or why not?

Student of the Week

For his enthusiasm and positive attitude since my arrival, I’ve chosen Nathan as our latest SOTW winner!  Earlier in the week toward the end of gym class, I overheard Nathan telling classmates, “I think this is going to be a fun year.”  On Thursday, he made my day by telling me, “I’m glad you came to our school.”  What an amazing way to make someone feel welcome!  I admire your positive thinking, Nathan!  Keep it up – optimism can take you very far in life.

Leave your notes of congratulations for Nathan here.

Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Well, here we are – two weeks down and many more to go!  There has been a lot for me to adjust to but it has all been positive.  The one negative, I suppose, is the scratchy throat I developed this week but that’s common with the return to school each fall.

Thank you for taking the time to check in here, and for your continued log-ins with Class Dojo.  You should be receiving reports each Friday via email.  Generally, the students have adjusted well to the program and a good chunk of points awarded have been for good behaviours.  A few of the red/negative points have crept in but part of that comes with adjusting to new expectations and a new teacher.  The class average right now is 88%, which, compared to your child’s percentage, should give you an indication of how he/she is doing among his/her peers.

We had our first math quiz of the year and these were returned today.  You should see your child’s mark in the agenda under today’s date and, if he/she followed my instructions, the corrected test is in the Tests section of the Reminder Binder.  Heading into next week, we’ll begin to tackle the four major operations; addition and subtraction tend to be easy but multiplication and division get complicated.  If you like, reviewing basic facts with the latter two is suggested.

Managing a split is creating some conflict for science, as the topics don’t lend themselves to working together.   For the time being, we will explore social studies and visit science later in the term.  With a history background, I’m able to find some commonalities between the grade four and five curriculum in social studies.  We’ll begin as a class learning about Canadian politics with a focus on the upcoming municipal election.  Then, the two grades will break apart and delve into some independent research specific to their respective expectations.  Rest assured that I’m doing what I can to ensure your child gets the education he/she deserves.

Our Read-a-thon/Walk-a-thon kickoff assembly is on Monday so expect some information about this fundraiser to come home next week.  Enjoy the weekend!

Reminders

  • Completed Student Info Form due: Shyanne
  • Return signed Highlights form (even if answering “no”).
  • Some grade fours still need to return the music form to Mr. Hencher

 Homework

  • Word Study: List One pretest on Mon.; Your Notebook #2-3 + back page #5-7, 9  due Mon.
  • PHE: Tues. & Wed. 

Question of the Day:   Last night, one of my favourite reality TV shows, “Survivor”, started a new season.  Do you like reality TV and if so, which one is your favourite?

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