Friday, 20 December 2013

Friday, Dec. 20th

1.  Finish reading Holes if possible!
2.  Enjoy the art your child brings home!
3.  Have a very relaxing fun-filled holiday!!!  And do not eat as much baking as I do!
4.  School is back in session Monday, Jan. 6th at 8:30.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Monday, Dec. 16

1.  Centerpieces home if possible; the students did a beautiful job on them!  Now they know how to make them at home.

2.  Multiplication test now Tuesday as we ran out of time today due to centerpiece making.

3.  Spelling wordfinder- due Tuesday...most done.
4.  Christmas song- due Tuesday...most done.
5.  Holes journal entry #2- due Tuesday...most done.
6.  Optional coloring contest- due Thursday or take yourself to Sahali Mall.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thursday, Dec. 12

Sorry again...more BLOG problems since my computer was malfunctioning.   That is why it is great that the students write their agendas out properly...usually!

1.  Bring mug for hot chocolate, preferably a non breakable one.  Send cookies for your own child or for the class, or don't send any at all...whatever you choose. 
2.  Greenery!  We need most kids to bring in a small bag of cedar and/or pine and/or pinecones, etc..  We want to make centrepieces but we do not have enough...almost all is from my backyard.   Please send some Friday or Monday latest if possible.
3.  Read Holes to page 100 by Monday if possible. Most done.
4.  Math test #2 on multiplication with decimals- by doing some of the sets at the back of the text book.
5.  We will have a BIG snack at 10:00, then go outside until 10:30, then get on the bus to go to the Pavilion.  We will return around 1:15 and eat some more then.  We will then have our hot chocolate and cookies and share some Poetry.
6.  Famille project- due Monday- most have finished.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Monday, Dec. 9

1.  First, sorry there was no blog on Friday.  Thank you so much for helping our class collect soup cans, etc. for the Food Bank, and money too.  I will be sure to make 2 baskets and bring them next week.   The students had a lot of fun drawing Andy Warhol like soup can art, figuring out Math Pi using circumference and diameter of a can and having races to hypothesize why some were quicker and rolled longer than others.

Today's notes:
1.  Lion, Witch slips- pls get them in if you have not!
2.  Report card card envelopes!
3.  Poetry-entire project polished with pictures and color- due thursday.
4.  Conjunction sheet- due Tuesday.
5.  Paragraph #3- Term 2- due Tuesday.  If parents  have time to check spelling or punctuation errors before they hand in for mark, this helps them understand the editing process.  If not, no worries.
6.  Special Friday- bring mug and cookies of possible. I'll supply hot chocolate and marshmallows. It is Poetry Reading from 1:30 to 2:30.
7. We also need a some greenery- a small bag of pine cones, pine, cedar... WE are making a candle centerpiece. I have candles, plate, etc..  We will be doing these Thursday. If you cannot send anything, hopefully someone else will have extra.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Thursday, Dec. 5

1.  Lion, Witch...slip due ASAP.
2.  Can of food for Science/Art/ and Math special Friday- optional to leave for food Bank after.  Optional to also donate loonie or twoonie for Food Bank box from our class.
3.  Study for Muliplication Math test- double digits plus decimal rule.
4.  Report card envelopes- Overdue!
5.  Animal Poem- first draft due Friday.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tuesday, Dec. 3

1.  abcb rhyming metre poem- first draft due:  Thursday...most kids finished.
2.  Paragraph #2, Term 2- due Thursday- students are encouraged to have parent or buddy look over for spelling, punctuation, etc.  errors.
3.  Can(s) of food or loonie/twoonie to help make box for Food Bank from our class- OPTIONAL!
4.  Math- grade 4, pg 246, grade 5, pg. 91- due Thursday- most kids finished.
5.  Math test on double digit multiplication- Friday. Will include shortcut with zeros.
6.  Read Holes to pg 100 by Monday if possible.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday, Nov. 29

1.  Holes novel- read to page 50 by tuesday if possible.
2.  Poetry- work on pictures and colors for all poems.
3.  Next Friday, we will have some activities with full CANS...soup cans, chili   cans, sauce cans, etc..  We will do some soup can science and art with the full cans. We will then place them in a box and bring to the Food Bank closer to Christmas.   Students can bring in 1, 2, 3 or more cans(and other food like pasta if you like), and only if they are able.   In addition to us creating a Food Bank box of food, we will also make a small donation with whatever loonies and twoonies come in. I will start the fund with my 10 twoonies and hope that some kids are able to bring in one loonie or twoonie each to contribute. I know many of you do special things for those with much less at Christmas, so please do not feel that you have to send in anything. I will bring extra cans if you choose not to send any.  No problem. Thanks!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Wednesday, Nov. 228

1.  $1.00 for popcorn-optional.
2.  Pizza money due ASAP
3.  Holes new novel- read to page 10 by Friday...or more.
Optional- take journal for Holes you started today and finish or look over for any mistakes.
4.  Math- gr. 4- pg 240, gr. 5- pg 86- due Friday
5. Puzzles Friday if possible!
6.  Report cards sent out Friday. 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 26

1.  Contractions sentences- up to #20- due Wednesday....most finished.
2.  Math grade 5- pg 85, gr. 4- pg. 239- due Thursday....most finished.
3.  Poetry- long term project, now on term 2 part- check off ones you have completed on your checklist. Get pictures, color, etc. done for all when possible in class or home.
4.  DARE grad- 2:00 to 2:30; don't come too early or you will be waiting in hallway. Come to Gym.   Thanks.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Monday, Nov. 25

1.  DARE Grad ceremony in Gym, 2:00-2:30- Parents invited for some cake!
2.  Paragraph #1 in Term 2- due Tuesday.  Use dictionary, computer, etc. to edit and hand in your best writing.
3.  Review Math sheet is due Tuesday.
4.  Math grade 4- pg 237, gr. 5 pg 83- due Tuesday.
5. Special Friday- Puzzle competitions, bring puzzles if possible.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Thursday, Nov. 21

1.  Parody Poems- both due Friday AM
2.  Vegetable day- if possible, send in vegetables or fruit. If not, no worries!
3. All DARE paragraphs were typed and handed in today. We had to make quite a few revisions based on my paragraph expectations, but they are ready now!
DARE graduation 20 minute ceremony in gym is next week, Wednesday, April 27th in afternoon. I am waiting on exact time and will blog it soon.  Feel free to come watch. If you cannot make it, no worries.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 19

1.  DARE interviews and write-ups due Wednesday.
2.  Math pages from today, 76 for grade 4 and 232 for grade 5-due Thurs.
3. Vegetable/Fruit Day.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Friday, Nov. 15

1.  Picasso art- due Tuesday.
2.  Poetry project- We have finished 9-10 poems so far. We have done first draft of each, have had checked by teacher, have typed final draft, and put pictures and color on each ready to string together as a collection. WE will be doing about 5 more types of poems.  Some kids are all up to date. A few kids are missing many poems from their Poetry collection.   They will need to figure out what they are missing and get the poems done by end of project! 
3.  Thanks for the book trade. I got some books for the class library out of the deal, although they cost me some candy!!  I hope the kids enjoyed it.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Thursday, Nov. 14

1.  Diamente poem- first draft- due Friday- most students finished.
2.  DARE- due Wednesday.
3.  Math- pages today, evens only- due Friday AM- most students finished.
4. Special Friday- Focus on Reading!  If allowed, you may also bring comics, magazines, novels and books to try your luck at trading. If you are allowed, you can also donate to class library so all students can enjoy each day of year.  You do not have to participate in the TRADE! 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 12

1.  Paragraph on report to self- due Thursday.
2.  Math test- corrections plus signed by parent.
3.  Scholastic orders- due Thursday.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday, Nov. 8

1.  Grammar test Tuesday- Study pretest sheet.
2.  Scholastic orders- due Tuesday.

3. Kids enjoyed video and treats...a nice celebration to a difficult novel, Rats Of Nimh!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Thursday, Nov. 8

1. Pjs, popcorn optional for Friday Novel movie.  First, wear nice clothes for assembly.
2.  Math test- all...STUDY!  Friday.
3.  French tests signed and returned if possible.
4.  Math grade 4- 227, gr. 5-pg 69-due Friday. Most kids done.
5. Last chance for bonus points for cue card handed in: Friday. Most kids already handed in.
6. Rats project in duotang- hand in Friday.  Most kids are all done.
7. Wendys orders- due tomorrow...Friday.  They were given out today!
8. Poppy donation optional(25 cents, $1.00??)
Thursday, Nov. 7

Sorry for the problems with the blog...technical!

It should be up and running now so this is a test. I'll post after school. Thanks!


Thursday, 31 October 2013

Thursday, Oct. 31

1. Have a safe Halloween@!
2.  Bring 3-5 of your treats in possible so I can save them for you for next Friday's Rats Of Nimh novel movie.
3.  Food Bank food if you can!  Thanks.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 29

1.  Food Bank donations...thanks for sending in if you can!
2.  Toothpicks and toilet paper for our games Thursday.
3.  Picture retakes tomorrow.
4.  Treats for party Thursday...please send at 8:15 or by 10:30 latest.
5.  Optional- costumes- wear or bring to party for 10:45 to 12:00.
6.  Rats of Nimh test- Thursday-Study!
7.  Legion contest sheets- please sign if you choose and send back so we can attach them.
8.  French Body Parts- last day due: Thursday!  Most already handed in.
9. Study multiplication.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Wednesday, Oct. 23

1.  Current Events:  Gareth, Aleah, Ryan, Emily and Kendra
2.  Science- continue research on healthy eating, exercise and  anti-smoking.
3.  Bring in old magazines, comupter print offs, etc.

Thursday, Oct. 24

1.  Math, gr. 4- pg 326, gr. 59- Due Monday.  Most kids all done.
2.  Poetry- first draft of SHAPE poem- due Monday.  Most done.
3.  Rats Of Nimh- 10 adjectives times 2 characters- due Monday.  Most done.
4. Rats of Nimh test- Thursday- one week to study; I will help kids study next week.
5. French poster on Human Body- due Thursday.

I ordered whatever Scholastic was sent.

Recall:  PRO- D Day tomorrow. I'll be in the school learning about art and writing ideas.   Kids do not come to school. Most teachers are elsewhere at conferences, etc.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 22

1.  Thanks so much to all parents who came along to the Pumpkin Patch. I think the kids had lots of fun and got some great pumpkins!

2.  Mrs. Kossey's work, current events for some kids.

3.  Rats of Nimh should be finished soon.
Monday, Oct. 21

1.  We leave at 10:00 for Pumpkin Patch- bring hat, mitts, and jacket.
2.  Math tests- signed and rtrnd Tuesday.
3.  Math page 57(gr. 5) and 60(gr. 4)- due Thursday.
4.  Scholastic orders: due this Thursday.
5.  Pro- D Day this Friday
6. Try to finish Rats of Nimh
7.  Optional- work on Poetry/ pictures.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Friday, Oct. 18

1.  Dance is at 6 PM tonight put on by PAC.  Students must be accompanied by an adult.
2.  Scholastic new orders- due next Thursday.
3.  Photo retakes are Oct. 30
4.  Adding test- Monday.  Kids should know how to add using up to 4 digit numbers and know how to carry.
5.  Multiplication drill - 2 minutes-  always Mondays unless there is a holiday.
6.  Try to finish reading Rats of Nimh.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Thursday, Oct. 17

1.  Special Friday- Drama jingle.
2.  Dance Friday night- look for your costume!
3.  Math- pg. 53, gr. 5 and pg. 59, gr. 4.
4.  Rats of Nimh  if not finished reading.

Everybody still wants to drive to Pumpkin Patch, so if parents want to give a $3.00 donation, it will help pay for all the parents. I am sorry that I have to ask for this as I know you are already spending time and gas money! I know 3 of you have already sent this in...thanks.  Hopefully the hay ride with your kids will be worth it. You will also get another pumpkin, I believe.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 15

1.  Enjoy your turkey leftovers!
2.  Note went home to Pumpkin Patch drivers today.  Please decide if you want to skip this one, as we have too many drivers. 
3.  Math- gr. 4- pg 49,  gr. 5- pg 50----due Thursday.

4.  Science test- Chapter 4 Wednesday- kids were told to study and bring home texts if needed.
5. Hot dog orders.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday, Oct. 11

Drivers for Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 22:  parent(s) of:  Aleah(2), Cali(2), Gracyn(2), Kendra(6), Gareth(4), Jarrett(3), Maia(3), Trevor(5) and Jake(6).

It is great to have so many volunteers!  However, we have too many drivers now, so if there are a few drivers that would like to skip this trip, please send a note in agenda or e-mail me(  Unfortunately, we have to pay for adults on this field trip even though you are helping supervise!) I have allotted for 5 adults to be paid for by the small Field Trip fund in the office, so any extra will cost our class account.  Again, if you want to take a break on this trip, let me know.  Thanks for your understanding.

I will confirm all drivers closer to Oct. 22.

There is no homework this weekend unless a student wants to work on Poetry or if a student has not read to page 170 in Rats of Nimh.

Have a yummy Thanksgiving weekend!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Thursday, Oct. 10

1.  Show and tell
2. Math pg 45- due Fri.
3. Poetry- optional.
4. Rats of Nimh- pg 170 by Monday if possible.
5.  Study Multiplication as much as possible- quiz every Monday.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 8

1.  Pumpkin Patch forms plus 6 bucks- Due Friday is possible.
2.  Rats of Nimh novel study project- ongoing- most are right up to date and do not need to be working on it for homework.
3.  STUDY multiplication tables!  Quizzes are each Monday out of 30 points. Kids have 1 minute, 45 seconds.  Quizzes are not weighted equally with other tests for reports, but are given consideration.  It is really important to try to study at home in addition to what we do at school.
4.  Multiplication quiz from Monday= try to sign and return by Thursday. This is just so you are informed. Thanks.
5.  Put your children to bed early and watch a comedian on Netflicks...very therapeutic at the end of a day!
Mrs. Kossey works Wednesdays...just a reminder. But I do check my e-mails if you need to tell me something.
Monday, Oct. 7

1.  Special Friday- Show and Tell!
2.  Pumpkin Patch field trip- form plus money due: Friday if possible.
3.  Spelling sentences- ch. 4 - due Tuesday.
4.  Paragraph #4 due Tuesday.
Math, gr. 4, page 39 and gr. 5, pg. 41- Addition- due Tuesday.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Friday, Oct. 4

1.  Multiplication quiz- 3 minutes- Monday- STUDY.
2.  Fingerprint info. home- share with parents if you like.
3.  Pictures for Poetry- optional.
4.  Color Poem- not due yet- optional.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Thursday, Oct. 3...typing it all again because first one lost to server!  Shortened version:

1.  Twin day- dress as planned.
2.  7:30 girls volleyball.
3.  STUDY multiplication.
4.  Try to read page 120 or more.
5. My Canada sheet
6. Peristalsis sheet.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 1

1.  Organize with your buddy about twin/triplet day Friday- do not buy anything!
2.  Poetry first drafts of:  2 haikus, 2 limericks and 1 couplet(we started as a class):due Thursday if possible, but some kids are on school computer so we can print them off Thursday.
3.  Grammar- Pronouns plus practice- Rats of Nimh chart- write 15 plus page number.
4.  Scholastic orders- due Friday and I'll make second order of year.
5.  Math test- students should get back test Thursday with mark.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Monday, Sept. 30-

1.  Twin/Triplet day Friday!
2.  Paragraph #3 due Tuesday- try to read to parents if possible.
3.  Math- Study for Rounding/Place Values/Ordering test Tuesday.
4.  Spelling- most handed in already.  Hand in ASAP.
5.  Fire Chief for day slips- optional- due Thursday.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

It does not look like Tuesday posted?  Sometimes this happens, and that is why it is important that the students also write in their agendas as a back up!

Wednesday, Sept. 25

1.  Current Events:  Cali, Brock, Colby and Cole.
2.  DGS= Week 2
3.  Science- first page of chapter 4 vocabulary.
4.  Bring plastic 2 Litre bottle for  next week.

Thursday, September 26

1.  Pizza orders due:  Tuesday AM.
2.  Scholastic orders due:  Tuesday AM.
3.  Rdg./Grammar sheet-due Monday
4.  Math test on place values, standard and expanded form, ordering and rounding/estimating- Tuesday.  STUDY your textbook and notes and practice quizzes.
5.  Rats of Nimh- read to page 100 by Monday.  Also, you can fill out as many answers on our study sheet as you can answer.  We will study and verify answers in class as we read the novel.
6. Math-gr. 5- pg 30-1 to 20, gr. 4 pg 36, 1 to 27.
Please note that we will be going to the Pumpkin Patch at Pete Murray's Farm on Oct. 22 with Mrs. Thomson's class.  Previously, I wrote Oct. 21, which is wrong. I will need 5 parents to help drive and supervise. Field trip forms will go home in Oct.
I will see some of you tomorrow; bring me all of your questions!

Monday, 23 September 2013

Monday, Sept. 23

1.  Thursday is our Friday, since there is no school Friday. We will have twin/triplet/etc. day Thursday. Kids have arranged with a partner or group if they wanted to be involved.
2.  Friday- Parents' option to come in to talk with teacher for 10-15 minutes.  Need to make an appt. on board outside office or call office.
3.  Multiplication practice!
4.  Spelling chapter 2- due Tuesday. Most kids finished.
5.  Paragraph #2- due Tuesday. Most kids almost finished or finished.
6.  Math- gr. 4-pg 25. gr. 5, pg 21- due Tuesday- most kids finished in class.

Oct. 21- We will go to Pumpkin Patch- permission form to come much later.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Friday, Sept 20

1. Thanks to all my did a fantastic job to organize and educate for the Terry Fox Run.  You also helped to raise about $1000.00!!!!
2.  Overdue Math and Rats Of Nimh to page 50-due Monday.
3.  Poetry title page- due Monday.
4.  First Haiku- first draft(no pictures)- due Monday.

Most kids have finished all work.  They can study multiplication!
If any kids have so much homework that it is a concern, please e-mail or phone ASAP.  Thanks!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Thursday, Sept. 19

1.  T.Fox run- 9:45: bring sweatshirt.
2.  Owl magazine slips
3.  $15.00 class fee for baking, gifts, art supplies not supplied by school. If in Stings, you will do all things that are part of this fee.
4.  Poetry titla page- due Monday.
5.  Rats of Nimh- grammar- due Friday.
6.  Math- gr. 4- pg 21 due Friday.
                 gr. 5- pg 19- due Friday.
7.  Place Values quiz- signed and returned. If you did not get 100%, you will take again Friday. I do not always allow students to take a test again, but on the first few, I do.  Mastery is very important in Math!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tuesday, September 17

1.  Owl slips- if you would like to order the magazine, send no money to class, but fill out form and send back. If you do NOT want to order, please write, "NO" across the information and initial. If we get lots of these returned, we get free subscriptions to magazines for our class.
2.  Paragraph on Summer- check criteria sheet in book then hand in Thursday.
3.  Tuesday's Math- due Thursday.
4.  We were given a surprise computer class with Mr. Lam, so we will need to write our Place Values quiz Thursday.
5.  Poetry Title page- optional.
6. Rats of Nimh- read to page 50 by Monday if possible. Please feel free to read back and forth with your child.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Monday, September 16

1.  If you feel like your child is overwhelmed at home with homework, please write a note or phone me or e-mail me. I try to give ample time in class but there can be various reasons why kids take more time. Please communicate so we can have an effective plan that works for everyone.  My main goal is for kids to like/love school, so I do not want them crying at home for homework reasons.  Thank you.
2.  Study multiplication!
3.  Handwriting letter a- due Tuesday...most finished.
4.  Spelling sentences using conjunctions- due Tuesday...most finished.
5.  Professor sketch- due Tuesday, but student can finish in class because they cannot see it at home!  Most are finished.
6.  Rats Of Nimh- read to page 25 by Thursday if possible.
7.  Math- pg 19-gr 4.  pgs 15 and 17-gr. 5- only certain numbers- due Thursday.
8.  Place Values quiz out of 7 points- Tuesday. We practised in class.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Friday, September 13

1.  Scholastic Orders- due Monday if possible.
2.  Newsletter home with time table, curriculum, notes, etc.- please sign and return info. required(phone, e-mail).
3.  Spelling Columns 1, 2, 3 and 4- due Monday- plenty of class time given.
4.  Math- page 15(gr. 5) and 17(gr. 4)-optional to finish by Monday.
5.  2 Math quizzes- signed and returned by Monday.  Normally I'll give notice and study time, but for these 2 short quizzes, I never.
6.  Terry Fox money- thank you for your generosity.  Our class has brought the most money in so far!  Our students did an awesome job telling Terry Fox facts to all classes this week...way to go!

Friday, September 13

Thursday, 12 September 2013

I am not sure if Tuesday's blog actually got to you?

Wednesday is Mrs. Kossey's day

Thursday, September 12:

1.  BBQ tonight from 5 to 7 PM.
2.  Bring Board Games if you are allowed.
3.  Spelling Column #3- due Friday- most are finished.
4.  Birthday posters- due Friday- most are finished.

Students got their new agendas today; please continue to sign them. Thanks!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Monday, Sept. 9

1.  Special Friday- Board Games- Bring if allowed.
2.  2 addition review sheets- due Tuesday, September 10.
3.  Spelling review- column 1- due Tuesday.
4.  Questionnaire- due Thursday.
5.  Manners word finder- due Thursday.
6.  Scholastic Book orders- due Monday, September 16.
7.  Terry Fox donations

Please note that sometimes  there is difficulty with the server at the school and the blog cannot be written. Therefore, you need to check your child's agenda.  All students must write everything on agenda and put a check
beside things they have completed and an X beside the things they still need to complete.  They also need to write due dates. Some of the students did not follow this procedure and are rewriting some of their agenda in order to learn properly.  Thanks for helping them out and signing agendas!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Friday, September 6

1.  Packets to office ASAP please.
2.  Terry Fox donations being collected for next 2 weeks.  Our class is organizing it and educating classes and collecting money. 
3.  5s, 6s and 7s for multiplication practice.

Please sign agenda daily if possible.  Thanks and have a great weekend.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday, Sept. 5

Yahoo!  Welcome to my class.  I can't wait to communicate with you and teach your child. The agenda should look almost the same as this blog.  Students write out daily homework or expectations at school so they know what to bring home. Parents check blog if for some reason agenda was not able to be written.

Newsletter and plans will be sent home next week.
I take Wednesdays off so Mrs. Kossey will be in teaching SS and Science.
There should not be a lot of homework unless your child really struggles with completing work in class (hence, a plan is developed) or is off task a lot.  I have many expectations in a day at school; students will be mentally tired after school and thus, are not expected to do too much more work.  However, students can always study multiplication facts and read!

We run each morning of the year; if your child cannot run or walk for a period of days, please send a note. 

1.  Bring a black Sharpie and a pencil case or Ziplock bag if possible.
2.  Bring Gym strip and a water bottle for daily use.
3.  STRINGS letter home to gr. 4s today, gr. 5s later.
4.  Office packet due:  Monday.
5.  Agenda: pls sign daily until Oct. 31 and then we will see.  Real agendas to come soon.
6.  Write and study 3 and 4 times tables.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday, June 21

1.  Fun Day was fun!
2.  Bring bathing suit and towel for Canada Games Pool Monday.  Drivers meet at 12:30 in our class. Thanks.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Thursday, June 20

1.  Fun Day tomorrow; it will only be cancelled if it is super rainy and stormy.  Concession will be there one way or the other, put on by PAC.  Bring warm clothes, as students will not be allowed to go in without teacher and teachers are running stations outside.
2.  McGowan Water Park- bring bathing suits and towel and any fun sports equipment you are allowed to bring (frisbees, etc).  If weather is terrible, we will have to cancel and look to see if Tuesday afternoon will work.
3.  Drivers for Monday- Canada Games Pool; please come to classroom at 12:30 or so.  Driving or not, feel free to come and swim or sit on bleachers and watch.  Let me know if you are swimming and we will take care of the cost.  Pick kids up at 2:15 to bring back to the school.  Thanks!
4.  Tuesday luncheon- kids do not need to bring a lunch, but can bring a snack for recess.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tuesday, June 18

1.  Review BEDMAS for Math quizzes.
2.  Friday, June 21- Fun Day in AM- bring warm clothes if required, and money for PAC concession  if desired.  Also, bring bathing suit, towel, etc for McGowan Water Park from 1 to 2:25.    
3.  Monday, June 24- Canada Games Pool swim- bring bathing suit, towel, etc.- ready to leave at 12:35.  Drivers= Jonathan, Hannah, Kaya, Justin, Olamide, Logan, Tanner and Kieran( I already told kids that if there were a couple parents that did not want to drive, just let  me know as it looks like we have lots of drivers).  Please show up in the classroom at 12:35 to drive a couple kids. Thanks!
4.  Tuesday, June 25- class luncheon- pizza, fruit, vegetables, chips, freezie, drink. 
5.  Wednesday- June 26- Mrs. Kossey's last day with our class.
6.  Thursday- last day of school- report cards!  Sorry I cannot give them out any days before Thursday. Please let me know if your child will be absent due to early holidays, etc.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Thursday, June 13

1.  Math- BEDMAS- do first 4 questions; we will work on the rest tomorrow, unless you want to get ahead.  Quiz on easiest type of BEDMAS question, like we did on board- Friday.
2.  Overdue library books.
3.  Luncheon money, field trip forms.
4.  Cartoon art- overdue.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Friday, June 7, Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11(sometimes, I do not get access to be able to blog; if your child is on an IEP and does not write agenda daily, please do not hesitate to contact me for info.):

1.  Field trip forms and money are due ASAP!  Canada Games Pool, McGowan Water Park, Class Luncheon.
2.  Overdue library books- send in ASAP!  We are not permitted to take any more out this year.
3. Grammar and handwriting sheets- due Thursday.
4. Math- Review 4 sheets- #1-54 due Thursday.
5. Math camp and Eureka camp forms have been sent home. Math is free but if you need financial assistance for Eureka, please contact or e-mail me.
6. Cartoon art-4 characters- due Thursday.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Thursday, June 6

1.  Sorry about no blog Tuesday...there was a fire drill after school.
2.  Props for Reading Commercial-bring tomorrow. Make sure your lines are memorized.
3.  2 Review Math sheets- due Friday AM.
3. Subway orders- ASAP.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Monday, June 3

1.  Spelling sentences- due Tuesday.
2.  Paragraph- pros and cons of IPADS/cell phones for kids-due Tuesday.
3.  Math division review sheet- due Tuesday.
4.  Newsletters home/Math camps in July- free service/worth hundreds- letter to review details went home today.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tuesday, May 28

1.  French props for skit on Friday- bring Thursday for practice.
2.  Memorize French skit!   Overdue; do not let down your group!
3.  Geometry test and French Foods test- study cue cards more- tests are Thursday.

Good luck to District Track and field participants!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Monday, May 27

1.  French Quiz on Foods- Thursday- study cue cards we made today.
2.  Math- Geometry Quiz #3 Thursday- Study cue cards we made today on pages 201-230, excluding a couple things like slides.  Kids know.
3.  Reminder that our French Food Day is this Friday- please send in the food your child signed up for unless you are paying the $6.00. Send in this week please.  Thanks!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Thursday, May 23

1.  Track and Field- meet by 8 AM to get stickers, etc.
2.  Students staying back...bring board games if you like.
3.  French Skit- memorize lines by Monday if possible.
4. Reading novel study- last paragraph- due Friday, May 24.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tuesday, May 21

1.  Paragraph- Fine Arts or Sports- due Thursday.
2.  Math- pg 217, 223, plus Multiplication sheet- due Thursday.
3.  French Food Day sheets to indicate food, or $6.00- please make sure one or the other is in soon.  Thanks!

Reminder that Zones are this Friday for whoever is going, French Food Day is next Friday.  Districts are in the middle, next Wednesday, if you make it.

Field trip forms for swimming at CGP and McGowan Water Park will come home next week.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thursday, May 16

1.  French food Day sheet- parents please sign and send back Tuesday.
2.  Novel Study #4- due tuesday.  Most students left at school because most are finished.
3.  Math test- please look over, sign and return. If major mistakes, I'll be working with students Tuesday AM from 8:30 until 9 AM individually.
4.  Have a great long weekend!  We will be learning more about Reading ideas and SMARTBOARD Friday for our PRO- D. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Monday- blog did not work...sorry.

Tuesday, May 14

1.   Vote
2.  Rdg novel study- finish questions # 2 and 3.  Math group has choices and does not do as much.
3.  Oil- Rdg comprehension- due Friday.
4.  Math tests will be given back Thursday, as many students were still outside trying out for Zone running events.
5.  Congratulations to Nadine Arkell!!!  She won runner up in the Burn Poster Competition, and she won some money!  She will attend Lloyd George school Wednesday for a bit where she will meet with a fireman and have her photo taken with a winner from Lloyd George school.  Great effort, Nadine!
6.  Think about a food you may be able to send in for French Food Day; we discussed types in class. Otherwise, indicate to me that you can send in $5.00 instead. Kids will get a big French Food lunch May 29th. We will also perform French skits.   I am called to court duty May 27th.  If I have to continue after that, I may need to postpone the special day until the following week.  Please read blog and agenda!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Friday, May 10

1.  Thanks for supporting the SPCA!!!
2.  Math test- lines, angles, rays, measuring angles, polygon names, (not solids!).  This test is for the whole class. Those that did not do well on the line/ray/angle test may be able to raise their mark if they really study for this test and show that they know their geometry so far!
3.  French Menus- due Monday- students have been given lots of time. I told them not to rely on the computers at school; print out if required and use flyers, magazines for pictures.
4.  Novel Paragraph on plot- due Monday- lots of time in class was given.

Some days to remember:
1.  May 17- Pro- D
2. May 20- Victoria Day
3. May 24- Zone track meet for some students.
4. May 29- District Track meet for some students.
5.  June 14- Fun Day if weather good.
6.  June 27- last day for students!

Special class days(tentative right now)- you will receive a note and field trip form for some of these. There will be a small fee for some.
1.  Friday, May 31- French Food Day- students will sign up to bring a French food or $5.00 so they can all enjoy a French lunch.  Details to come.
2.  Friday, June 21- McGowan Water Park visit/picnic and play- 12:30 to 2:15.
3.  Monday, June 24- Swim at Canada Games Pool. We will need drivers.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Thursday, May 9

1.  Math -similar test to Tuesday, plus add measuring angles, etc.- Study for next Tuesday.
2.  Optional SPCA fund raiser just in our class- bring in your change, donate and receive treats, refreshments.
3.  Novel Paragraph #1- PLOT- due Monday. If parents have time to edit and help kids understand their mistakes, go ahead!  Many students are still rushing and making capital placement, grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tuesday, May 7

1. Mrs. Hall is retiring.
2.  Special Friday this week is:  SPCA donations- Mrs. A will collect donations for home made cupcakes(will have a vegetable ingredient that kids cannot taste), treats, and only if permitted by parents on Friday only, gatorade or pop.  Mrs. A will match class donations.
3.  Math test taken home today- show parents, have them sign it, bring back to school by Thursday.
4.  2 measuring angle pages- kids all finished in class.
5.  Novel study- Step 2- first paragraph due Monday. Math group of 5 only does parts of this project.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Monday, May 6

1.  Math, pg 205- angles- due Tuesday AM.
2.  Math test- lines and angles terminology and recognition- we made cue cards fro studying today- please study for Tuesday's test.
3.  Spelling/Paragraph were combined this week into a complaint/suggestion letter- due Tuesday.
4.  French Menu- due Monday.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Friday, May 3

1.  3 review math sheets- rounding, multiplication, and division- kids should have been able to finish in the 1.5 hours given today. Due to some kids not knowing their multiplication facts for quick recall, they will unfortunately have homework. All Math will take much longer and be much harder until kids take the time at home to memorize tables.  We rarely have time in school anymore to do this, as we are surging onwards with concepts that build upon the basic facts.
2.  Scholastic orders due- Friday.
3. Hotdog orders due- ASAP.
4.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, April 30

1.  Math- pg 142/147- due Thursday.
2.  Overdue- finish your novels.
3.  Debate sheet for Mrs. Kossey- due Wednesday if possible.
4. Spelling test- Friday- Study
5.  Math- pg 148- due Friday
Mrs. Abraham is at workshop for young Artists Thursday and there will be a TOC. Thanks.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Monday, April 29

1. Math pg 135 and pg 142(to number 10) -due Tuesday.
2.  OVERDUE reading responses!  Some kids are getting negligent about homework completion. Please encourage them to complete; I may have to start keeping a few after school until they get the message. I usually give plenty of time in class to complete work. If they have homework, it is because they are either using class time unwisely or they need a lot more time than most students to understand/write/etc..  All kids are expected to do a little studying for tests at home.
3.  Spelling- due Tuesday.
4. Paragraph- due Tuesday.
Thank you for your support as we get into the last couple months of the school!!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Thursday, April 25th

1.  Play -be here at 6:40 tonight.
2.  Field trip to Old Courthouse for art appreciation.  Drivers are:  parents of Nic, Haley, Jenna, Kieran, Michael, and Jonathan.  If you cannot drive, make sure you phone in the AM and tell me!  Thanks.  Could you please come to classroom and get kids at 12:50.  Thanks.  Drop off or stay. We leave courthouse back to school at about 2:10.
3.  Try to finish novel study novel by Monday. Reading response #4 due Monday.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wednesday, April 24


Current Events: *Ethan, Elise, Neasha, Tessa, Tanner

Social Studies:  Read up on your political party, specifically your section of the parties' platform.

We are learning about the upcoming election.  The students were put into groups and each group has been assigned a main political party: Liberal, NDP, Conservative, or The Green Party.  Please look through the newspaper, watch the news for coverage, or look on the Internet for information on the different political parties.  We will be participating in a provincial wide vote with over 100,000 other students.  This will occur on May 13th (the day before the actual election). 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Tuesday, April 23

1. Math, pg 133, Volume- all kids homework.
2.  Costumes-get on between 8:20 and 8:40 Wednesday AM.  Mrs. A will not be here for morning performance, but will be here for Thursday AM and both nights.  Be here at 6:35 for night performances.  Thanks!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Monday, April 22

1.  Paragraph on pride- due Tuesday.
2.  Handwriting-T,t, U, u- due tuesday.
3.  Math- pg 129, 1-6 and 10, 11, plus 130, all- due Tuesday.
4.  Reminder that students should not come to school Wednesday and Thursday night before 6:30, but should definitely be in Mrs. Abraham's class getting costumes ready by 6:45.  Students may bring electronics or a book or art to work on while they are not performing. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday, April 19

1.  Make sure you are past page 125 on your novel and you have handed 3 reading responses in to me so far.  If not, get all that done by Monday!

2.  Spring production:  If your child will not be here at school Wednesday or Thursday or for any one of the 4 shows, please make sure I am informed.  Thanks!  for the 2 night performances, kids may bring their electronics to school for use in class while we are waiting our turn.  I will lock door, but I am sorry that I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.  I lose enough of my own stuff!

3.  April 26, Friday- drivers are to pick up kids from our classroom at exactly 12:55. We should leave by 1:00 and be down at the Old courthouse by 1:15 or so.  If you are just dropping and picking up, that is fine. Be at the Old courthouse to pick up at 1:10.  It is a quick filed trip to go appreciate and vote for some top Canadian art. Drivers include: Nic's parent, Haley's parent, Jenna's parent, Kieran's parent, Michael's parent and Jonathan's parent. If someone cannot drive, please phone me. Thanks!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Thursday, April 18

1.  No Math; we will be taking another measurement quiz next Tuesday.  75% of class did awesome. 25% of class did not do so well!
2.  Reading response #3 for novel project- due friday AM; if parents have time, look over.  Emphasis on capitals used appropriately and content this time.
3.  Spelling test- Friday-track and field words- STUDY!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Tuesday, April 16th

1.  Spring Production! 
April 24- 9 AM and 7 PM
April 25- 1:00 PM and 7 PM
If student will be absent, please let me know.
Thanks for the swords, black clothes or princess clothes/shoes.
2.  April 26- field trip to help vote for best artist- Old Courthouse- Drivers show up at 1:00. Get there at 1:15. Leave by 2:10.
3.  We need empty kleenex boxes by Thursday!!!
4.  Spelling words- test this Friday!  Study.
5.  Math page 127-due Thursday.  Test on measurement conversions- Thursday. Study the steps!
6.  Paragraph- due Thursday. Read aloud to class.
7. Reading Response #3- now not due until Friday.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Friday, April 12

1.  Reading Response #3- due next Thursday.  Should be on page 100 or more.
2.  Math page 125- perimeter-due Tuesday.
3.  Field trip form-due ASAP.
4.  Costume for play in a labelled bag- due Tuesday! Class song and finale song should be memorized!
5.  JDRF- Boys collected $101.00 and girls collected $79.00.  Thanks you so generosity toward the charity!!  Thank you so much for allowing your child to be involved.  We easily surpassed our goal of $100.00.

No school Monday for kids.  Enjoy yourselves!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Thursday, April 11

1.  JDRF- boys are winning with $58.00 and girls are close behind with $51.00.  Bring in your last pennies if you like!  Thanks you so much for your generosity to help the charity!
2.  Finale play song- memorize ASAP!  Bring costume in a labelled bag Friday or tuesday at the latest.  Black shirt, black pants, sword, and optional armour. Bring a crown or I have many extras.
3.  Math pg. 123 due Friday.
4.  Novel of choice- read to page 100 by Tuesday.
5.  Art field trip form-bring ASAP, no fee, but I need drivers to drop off and pick up, or come see and vote as well. April 26- 1:00-2:15, Old Courthouse.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Monday and Tuesday, April 8 and 9:

1.  Sorry no blog sometimes; server is down.
2.  Memorize play songs!  Test Thursday AM.  Gather costumes: we discussed requirements for a knight(black pants and shirt, crown, sword, armour if possible...beg, borrow, dollar store, etc.!) or a princess(some boys will be princesses as well, since this is a comedy; princess dress, gloves, tiarra?)
3.  JDRF donations accepted until Friday. Thank you so much for allowing your child to bring in their change/money. The Kamloops JDRF will be so happy to accept this donation from McGowan gr. 5 class, and the class will be invited to a WALK in June with all free activities.
4.  Scholastic orders due: Friday.
5. Handwriting letter s, S: due Thursday.
6. Math pg 121, 123 due: Thursday. Should have lots of time in class.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Thursday, April 5

1.  JDRF donation-optional.
2.  Scholastic orders- due next Friday.
3.  Read choice novel to page 50 by friday/tomorrow.
4.  Paragraph and Reading responses- overdue now.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Tuesday, April 2

1.  Field trip tomorrow with Mrs. Kossey!
2.  Rdg response paragraph for novel- due Thursday.
3.  Regular weekly paragraph- due Thursday.
4.  Make sure you have read to page 50 or more in your novel by this Friday.
5.  Math test- graphs, tables and decimal review( adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals). Study for Thursday's test.
6.  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation boys versus girls contest to bring in coins...thank you for your support!  All money raised will be given to the Kamloops JDRF by end of April.  FYI- there is a JDRF Amazing Race in April- google it and you can find details. It is very fun for a parent and child to do and there are some great prizes. 

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Friday, March 28

1.  Choose a 150-300 page novel appropriate for your level of reading. Be prepared to do a novel study project on this novel starting Tuesday. Your book must have a plot and must be approved by me.  Bring to school Tuesday to make sure it is OK.   And to read it.
2.  Math test: next Thursday- graphs and tables.
3.  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation contest.  Boys versus girls in our class to fill the sneakers(JDRF's symbol) with coins. We will be collecting for 2 weeks, starting Tuesday.  We will also be learning a little about diabetes(and other diseases). There will be draw prizes for everyone, whether you bring change or not.  Thanks!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tuesday, March 26

1.  Heart money- get it in!
2.  Report card envelopes are due.
3.  Children's stories are overdue now.
4.  Math pg 243, 1-23 and pg 237, 1-11.
5.  Doodles are overdue now.
6.  Optional- Egg doodles- contest ends Thursday.
7. Third Term novel study book- choose one and get it OKed by teacher on Thursday- bring it for her to see!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Monday, March 25

Monday, March 25

Welcome back!  Any questions re: report cards, please ask me!
Kids, remember that I will expect you to be editing your writing more in all subjects in order to attain a high grade in third term. You should not be making the same mistakes we have reviewed many times.  Thanks for your efforts!  Thanks to parents if you ever have time to read over your child's work and give a little feedback (not a lot!).

1.  Spelling sentences due:  Tuesday AM.
2.  Autobiography to add to Children's story- first draft due:  Tuesday AM.
3.  Doodles art due: Thursday.  Often, kids will not bring art home as they may have to do it at lunch in order to have space and materials.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wednesday, March 13


Please return the new "Big Little Science Centre" permission forms.  We are going back on April 3.  Once again we are looking for drivers.

A BIG thank you to all of the parents that drove today!!!    

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Tuesday, March 12

1.  Heart and stroke money/forms if participating- Due Friday latest.  All will skip.
2.  Blue fractions sheet- at least 15 or more due Thursday.
3.  Children's Story-  all colored, outlined, finished- try for Friday, but you may have until day after Spring Break ends.
4.  Congrats to:  Nadine, Ethan, Daniel and Sadie- their art was chosen from the whole school to go to Young Artists Contest at TRU.  Get your papers from me Thursday and hand in Friday!   Yahoo!!!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Friday, March 8

Friday, March 8

1.  Behaviour story- completely due(including illustrations)-Thursday, March 14.
2.  Math quizzes- signed and due back- Monday, March 11.
3.  Math test- study for Monday.
4.  Young Artist's Contest- submissions due- Tuesday, May 12

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Wednesday, March 7

  • Current Events: Logan, Jonathan, Jacob, Sadie
  • Daily Geography Skills: Complete Week 19
  • Daily Physical Activity: Group 2
  • Socials: Complete section on the Governor General.  Who is our current Governor General?
  • Science: Complete "Force/Motion" sheet
  • Big Little Science Centre next Wednesday.  Could parent drivers be here close to 10:00 please.
  • Hot Lunch tomorrow- Taco Del Mar

3 Stars ***

1) Sadie
2) Jacob
3) Lauren

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tuesday, March 5

Tuesday, March 5

1.  Scholastic and field trip forms- due Friday
2.  Math- pg 309, 341, Set 88- due Thursday.
3.  Math quiz- fractions, ratios, decimals, percents and how to convert all of them.   Bring home text book and workbook to look over- Friday
4.  Special Friday- Some kids will show the class how to do something, and explain it clearly.  Students have no more than 5 minutes for their turn.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Monday, March 4

Monday, March 4

1.  There was no homework Friday.
2,  This Friday, the special is a "How to..."  day.  Students must prepare to teach the others how to do something (do a special soccer move, do a karate move or 2, do some artistic skill, bake something, etc).  If they do not do it this Friday, they will have to do it the last Friday before Spring Break.  They need to bring whatever is required to school Friday.
3.  Handwriting- letter q, Q due Tuesday.
4. Paragraph- due Tuesday.
5.  Students should have at least 6 pages of their behaviour stories done by now.  If not, they should work at night or lunch hour or free time when they are done their work in class. Others can help with illustrations as long as they are credited on front of story.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Thursday, Feb. 28

Thursday, Feb. 28

1.  Congrats to all who participated in the Science Celebration!  Our class was well represented; thanks to  parents for encouraging your kids!
2.  Math- pg 291 and evens only for 287/288- due Monday.
3.  Spelling test- Unit 16- STUDY.
4.  Young Artist Competition- any submissions are due to me by March 12.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Tuesday, Feb. 26

1.  Science Fair projects due to the library at recess.
2.  Math pg 282- due Thursday.
3.  Wear pink Wednesday for anti-bully day.
4.  Optional- illustrations for Children's story- next 3 weeks.
5.  Ty's last day- Wednesday.  Goodbye and good luck from Mrs. Abraham today!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Monday, Feb. 25

Monday, Feb. 25

1.  Math pg. 281- due Tuesday AM
2.  Spelling Unit 16- sentences due- Tuesday AM
3.  Ty's last day- Wednesday!  His parents are sending pizza Wednesday. Just bring a snack in your lunch if you want some pizza. 
4.  Science Fair projects- due to Mrs. Baerg by this Wednesday.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Friday, Feb. 22

Friday, Feb. 22

1.  Math- lowest terms worksheet- optional
2.  Science fair Projects- due this Wednesday!  Work on for the weekend!
3.  Ty's last day- this Wednesday; he is moving!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Monday, Feb. 18

Monday, Feb. 18

1.  Spelling story due:  Thursday, Feb. 21
2.  Math- 2 fractions worksheets- due Tuesday, Feb. 19.
3.  French- fortune teller with animals and feelings should be done by Tuesday, Feb. 19.
4. Science- complete Motions sheet.
5.  I sent home an example of how to create a display board with info. required for Science Fair project; please check your child's agenda if he/she is participating in Science Fair.  Recall projects are to be completed and handed in to Mrs. Baerg by Feb. 27th!
6.  Reminder that Young Artist's Contest entries are due on March 15th to Mrs. Abraham.
7. Thank you so much for all the yummy treats for Valentine's Party.  The kids deserve special days as they are working so hard each day. Thanks for helping make this happen!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  • Current Events: Sidney, Blair, Michael, Ethan
  • DGS- Complete Week 16
  • Science: Motion sheet (A runner vs a snail)- Complete
  • Winter Carnival tomorrow!!!!!
  • Stamps- Due Thursday at 9:00am
  • Valentine's Day party tomorrow

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Tuesday, Feb. 12

1. Valentine's small party- please send snacks if possible.  Candy OK also.
2.  Heritage stamps art plus paragraph, plus info. on backs- due latest Thursday AM!
3.  Carnival Thursday night! Baskets are out in hallways if kids want to buy tickets ahead of time from office in next 2 days.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Friday, Feb. 8

1.  Math, pgs 265 and 267- due Tuesday.
2. Canada Stamp contest/art/paragraph- due Thursday.
3.  Valentine's party snacks- need at 11:00 Feb. 14th- please try to send something if possible.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Thursday, Feb. 7

1.  French animals assignment- due Friday at 8:30.
2.  Math fractions, pgs 261 and 263- due Fri. AM
3.  Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th, small party from 11 until 12.  Please sign up if you are able to bring snacks: vegetables, cheese and crackers, cupcakes, fruit, muffins, cookies, candy, etc.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


  • Current Events: Kieran, Jenna, Hannah, Olamide

  • Daily Geography Skills: Week 15

  • DPA: Group 3: Sadie, Jonathan, Ellie, Kieran, Logan, Justin

  • Socials: Government Package, pg. 17 


Science Fair Projects

Winter Carnival next Thursday

3 Stars:

1) Nick
2) Elise
3) Ethan

Monday, 4 February 2013

Monday, Feb. 4/13


1.  Movie stuff for PAC...thanks!!
2.  Carnival pink sheet- please reply if you can help PAC with volunteering, making a cake for cake walks, etc.
3.  Science projects- get board and remind students to stay on schedule- Feb. 27, projects must be in to Mrs. Baerg.
4.  Heritage stamps and paragraphs- work on if you like- due in a week.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Jan. 31

1.  Friday special- PJs plus grammar drama.
2.  Spelling Unit 14 test- study!
3.  Overdue stories- first draft.
4.  Self evaluation report card- please sign and return it. Thanks!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wednesday, January 30,


  • Current Events: Nick, Kaya, Ellie, Jacob, **Tessa

  • Daily Geography Skills (DGS): Complete Week 14

  • Socials *** Canadian Icon Project- OVERDUE ***

  • Socials: Canadian Government- Complete the first 2 work pages- "Thinking About: Systems of Government" (page 14 & 15).  Please do not work ahead in the booklet. 

  • Daily Physical Activity (DPA): Group 2 performs (Olamide, Nadine, Tessa, Blair, Nick)- Practice routing and bring music 

  • Science: Read Chapter 7 if you were out of the class, were absent, or need extra review! 


* Movie items for raffle basket
* Winter Carnival, February 14th, 6:00-8:00

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Tuesday, Jan. 29

1.  Spelling and paragraph- due Thursday.
2.  Story- first draft- due Thursday.  DO NOT HAND IN if you have not checked criteria expected first; your mark will be lower than it should.  You will then get a second mark on good copy, and then final illustrated copy.
3.  SS or Science- current events?
4.  Any more movie donations for basket for PAC.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Monday, Jan. 28

Monday, Jan. 28

1.  Math- Big Test Tuesday- STUDY!  Kids were given review questions in class, and could look them over and make sure they know how to do them.
2.  Story- discuss character's problem with your family to see if they can help you with a creative ending.
3.  Spelling/ Paragraph- due Thursday.
4.  Movie stuff- we have a lot of stuff; thank you!  We need a couple bags of chips and a couple bottles of pop.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday, Jan. 25

Friday, Jan. 25

1.  French Quiz- Famille- test Monday-study. 
2.  Math- Big test on concepts since start of year- Tuesday- STUDY.
3.  Story thinking or writing- optional.
4.  Contests- optional.
5.  Movie stuff- thanks to all that brought stuff so far. Things we still need include; tickets, big bags of chips and big chocolate bars.

Students who were absent previous to a test always have the option of taking the test, or waiting to take it when they are more prepared.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Thursday, Jan. 24

Thursday, Jan. 24

1.  French famille vocab- test Monday- write words in agenda and study for Monday.
2.  Movie stuff. Scholastic orders. pasta money.
3.  Math- pg 182- try to have to # 24 or more done for Friday AM.
4. Special Friday- Fun on computers!
5.  Creative writing- moral or lesson children's story- a one month project we started today. Optional to work on at home right now. Lots of time will be given in class.
6.  Although I spend more time on academics and less time checking agendas at the end of the day, thank you for continuing to check your child's agenda.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


  • Current Events: *Tessa, *Neasha, Jonathan, Carson, Sadie, Daniel
  • Social Studies: Good copy of your Canadian Icon sheet is due
  • Daily Physical Activity (DPA) - Carson, Kaya, Sidney, Tanner, Ethan
    • Bring music (2 songs.... appropriate!!) 10 minutes of cardio
  • Hot lunch (Pasta) orders due tomorrow
  • Scholastic book orders are due Friday
  • Movie items for the raffle basket
3 STARS ***
1) Austin
2) Ty
3) Elise

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Tuesday, Jan. 22

1.  Science test ch. 6- Study with text!
2.  Handwriting- letter M,m- finish
3.  Optional for now- Stamp and Burn poster competition.
4.  Science Project- typed/pictures/paragraphs- due:  Feb. 27.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Monday, Jan. 21

Monday, Jan. 21

1.  Scholastic orders due: Friday
2.  Paragraph-due Tuesday.
3. French Famille project-due Thursday.
4.  Art- Hands- ASAP.
5.  Movie stuff!
6.  Heritage Stamp Contest- will start tomorrow- try to do some at home as well.
7.  Burn Poster Competition- optional- due Feb. 3 to Mrs. Abraham for entry.
8.  Science Celebration project- optional- should be working on at home now or soon!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Thursday, Jan. 17

Thursday, Jan. 17

1.  Skating- Friday from 1-2 PM, Mac Park, bring helmet.
2. Young Artist's submissions in by: March 15.  Please send back any great art that your child may have brought home. Or, he/she may choose some of our new projects.  Must be 2D, mainly inspired by school but can also be done at home.
3.  Movie donations- please see letter in agenda from PAC.
4.  Spelling test- study Unit 13.
5.  Math- bring division test home, finish corrections, get signed and returned.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


  • Current Events: *Ethan, *Lauren, Ty, Logan, Tessa, Tanner, Neasha
  • Science: Chapter 6 Test next Wednesday (postponed from today)
  • Science: Skins, Bones, & Muscles sheet
  • Socials: Colour picture of your Canadian Icon (not a requirement)


  • Skating on Friday
  • Hotdog day on Friday 
  • Winter Carnival movie items (donations for our class basket).

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 15a

1.  Movie "stuff" donations for PAC.
2.  Skating Friday.
3.  Paragraph- due Thursday.
4.  Math test on division- Thursday- study by working on pages 175 and 177.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Monday, Jan. 14

Monday, Jan. 14

1.  Skating- Friday at 1:00-2:00 at Mac Park-take bus.
2.  PAC needs our class to collect Movie Basket "stuff" for Carnival night. Please send in items if possible!
3.  Spelling sentences for unit 13- due Tuesday.
4.  Paragraph-article on environment- due Thursday.
5.  Math- division test on single and double digit on the outside- Thursday.
6.  Overdue cubism art- due Tuesday at 2:30.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Friday, Jan. 11

Friday, Jan. 11

1.  Skating error!  Sorry, we are only skating on Friday, Jan. 18th, leaving at 12:30, not on Jan. 15 or Jan. 20.  My mistake; I was looking at Mrs. Kossey's other class schedule on our calendar!  Sorry.
2.  Grammar sheets- 2 should be done. Lots of time in class.
3.  Math- pg 175- optional to work on more questions or wait until Monday.  Calculators are only permitted for making guesses as part of the steps within the questions.  Students must still show all work. WE are going between long and short division.  They should understand how to do both.  Students who still have not memorized multiplication facts will find short division harder.
4.  Hot dog orders, Scholastic orders and Science Project permission forms are due Monday.  It is a good idea to buy a Display board for your Science Project soon. This will visually remind and motivate your child.  Gathering background info. off the computer can be very helpful, if not required, in order to do a project. Also, your child can ask me for any paper, colored paper, glue, and other supplies and I will do my best to round them up. 
5.  McGowan Carnival night:  Our class is supposed to bring in any Movie theme "stuff" in order to help the parents put together a Movie basket for fund raising.  Items I might suggest include:  New DVDs, used DVDs wrapped in saran wrap, Paramount or Odeon gift certificates, packs of licorice, chocolate, smarties, candy, 12 pack pop or 2 litre pop, money to put toward gift cards, big bags of popcorn or chips, popcorn packets, packs of gum.  We will collect for a few weeks. Thanks for helping the PAC!!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Thursday, Jan. 10

Thursday, Jan. 10

1.  We will be skating on Tuesday, Jan. 15 and on Friday, Jan. 25. Just a reminder that you already filled out the permission forms, so just prepare skates, helmet, etc. We will be taking the bus and I am sorry that there is no room for extra people.  If you want to drive, please join us!
2.  Hot dog, Science Project, Scholastic forks are due ASAP.  I have taken the time to explain Science projects in more depth. Many seem keen, but parents need to sign the form understanding that this project is largely extra-curricular. Please do not feel pressure to get involved, as it will take you and your child extra time and energy at home. On the flip side, it can provide some bonding time(and some great arguments!).  Projects should be typed and there is time during school and lunches to type.
3.  Math, pg 175- #1-12- Only do this if parents know how to help, or kids can do themselves. Otherwise, we will continue tomorrow.
4.  Spelling, Unit 11- test Friday.
5.  Bring a board game and leftover snacks for Friday's special day.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2012


Current Events: * Kieran, *Ethan, Neasha, Elise, Lauren, Austin

Daily Geography Skills (DGS): Week 12

Science: Chapter 6 Test- The students were all given a textbook to take home and study. We will also have a class study session before the test.

** Hotdog order forms were sent home today.  They are due back by 8:30am, Tuesday, January 15th.

** A Science Fair "parent" package was sent home today!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Tuesday, Jan, 8

Tuesday, Jan. 8

1.  3 Review sheets in Math- due Thursday- students given lots of time in class.
2.  Teasing worksheets- ask your child about the video and what to do if he or she is being negatively teased.  See what he/she learned today about teasing/bullying.
3.  4 students have Current events due Wednesday.
4. Students read a short story from Making Peace text. If they did not finish reading, they will read during silent reading.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Monday, Jan. 7

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

1.  I hope everyone enjoyed their breaks!  Or maybe you need a break now!!! Haha.
2.  We will be doing short story reading and writing, so there will not be a novel for a couple of months. Hopefully, the students are reading a novel of interest at home nightly.
3.  There are still a few students who are struggling in Math, mainly because they still do not have quick recall of Math facts. Please drill your child tonight, and if you notice that he or she cannot answer within a second, then he/she needs to practise nightly.
4.  Students should still be asking a parent to sign his/her agenda daily.
5.  Paragraph and Spelling- due Tuesday, Jan. 8- Students had plenty of time to finish in class.
6.  Math division and Multiplication review sheets- due Tuesday, Jan. 8- students had plenty of time to finish in class.
7. Archie comic donations to class would be awesome!