Thursday, 30 April 2015

Thursday, April 30

1.  Special Friday= Youtube clips, previewed.  Share with class if appropriate.  Teacher will also preview.
2.  Spelling test- Study for tomorrow.
3.  French Menu- Students should have most of English food words completed and be using helper sheets to find French translations.
4.  3 AM worksheets-handwriting, Math and Reading Comprehension-due Friday AM- most handed in today.
5.  We hope Ben and Carmine and Faith have a fun time at the Young Authors Workshop.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Wednesday, April 29

1.  Measurement test, with some basic fraction questions as well.  Study for Thursday's test.

2.  Social Studies Country of Choice research project- optional to work on it at home.  Will be due at start of June. 

3.  Congratulations to Parloff competitors! 

4.  Parents...pls encourage your kids to follow the rule at school that it is completely "HANDS OFF" in school and on the playground, except for an organized, clear game of TAG.  Many students are engaging in play fighting, which often leads to hard feelings and injuries. 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Tuesday, April 28

1.  If any household has aerosol hairspray they are not using, pls send it in as it works better than fixative for art projects. It is sprayed outside by me.
2.  Measurement test- Thursday- study metric system and how to do conversions.
3.  Be kind to TOC Wednesday AM- I am absent.   Good luck to Parloff participants!

Monday, 27 April 2015

Monday, April 27

1.  Awesome job by our students on the Spring Production!  Mrs. Oryschak and Mrs. McCarthy spent an enormous amount of their own personal time to make this annual Production successful, so we will encourage the students to thank them!

2.  Math AM worksheet, plus 2 Math afternoon worksheets and handwriting worksheet-due Tuesday. Lots of time given in class.

3.  Spelling- adverbs list-due Tuesday.  Lots of time given in class.
4.  Bring a "Simple" machine if possible- screw, pulley, gear.  If not, describe one in your home.
5.  "Why" stories-brainstorm 30 ideas- due Tuesday.  Most finished- lots of class time given.

6.  Young Authors Winners from our school=Colton Day, Faith Van Meer and Ben Facchinelli.  Congratulations!  You will go to TRU this Friday to meet some special authors.  8:20 until 2:45 at Clocktower.

7.  Young Artists Winners=Risa Murdoch, Grayson Kelly and Kate Zulinick- Congratulations!  You  will go to TRU on May 15 and your Art Grand Exhibit is on May 5th at the Old Courthouse at 4:30 to 6.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Tuesday, April 21

1.  Spring Production-reminder that I need a note from parent if student will not make a night time performance, so I know how to adapt.
2.  Measurement Conversions test-!
3.  Provinces and Capitals- postponed until Thursday doe to extra Play run through with Mrs. O.
4.  Paragraph- due thursday.
5.  SPCA/JDRF- if you would still like to donate, you can do so until this Friday.  More draws Wed., Thurs. , Friday.  Thank you for your generosity toward the charities!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17

1.  Thank you to the parents that were able to drive to our Science Center field trip; The students indicated that they really liked the Star Dome.  They may start calling me Medusa.
2.  Measurement test #2- next Tuesday- study the 6 steps in order to convert units.  This is not easy and the students are doing a great job!  We will study fractions after Measurement, in about 2 weeks.
3.  Provinces and Capitals test Review  #4- Study for Wednesday.  Kids can also be studying/researching their countries at home for their SS Project (not due until start of June).  They have a duo tang where they keep their notes.  I will provide the password for home to get into WORLDBOOK for kids off of our McGowan website.
4.  Spring Production- April 23 and 24- If your child cannot make the night performances, please make sure you write me a note or mail me so I know where we will have empty spots.  On those 2 nights, I allow Electronics of any sort( but pls do not bring your XBOX or PS3!).  The class will be locked when we leave to perform and then unlocked again to retrieve our electronics; unfortunately, I cannot take any responsibility for lost or damaged products.  There will also be art and a movie on.  Feel free to send snacks and drinks with your child.  Pls pick your child up outside the classroom right when the play is finished, as I leave immediately following the play.
5.  SPCA/JDRF donations- Thank you so much!  Many kids already brought in their donations and we did 40 draws today; they enjoyed their stuffies, books, toys or treats.  I will collect again next week and have draws, but I told the kids not to bug parents for more money, as many have already brought in a lot of loose change. We have collected over $100.00 so far!  Thanks also for the old towels, dog and cat toys and balls.
6.  We do Grammar worksheets each morning.  If they do not hand them in, they must insert into Grammar duotang for when I collect every 2 or 3 weeks.  This is just a check for completion and students study from these sheets for  quizzes and tests.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Wednesday, April 15

1.  Driver reminder forms went home to drivers today.  Please ask your child to see it.  Thanks for helping out!!
2.  Math Measurement quiz- out of 16 total.  Students will bring home and get signed and return if possible. Thanks.  Students know that we always have 4 or 5 quizzes and tests on the same concepts; if students steadily improve, their report card mark will reflect this.  Half the class got 100%, half the class scored between 15 % and 80%.
3.  Star worksheets-due Thursday...students were given plenty of class time.
4.  SPCA/JDRF fund raising- OPTIONAL- send in any amount of change, etc.. if you would like to support these charities.  Also, you can send in old towels, dog and cat toys, etc.. if you have any.
Parloff participants- way to go for making it!  Bring your permissions forms by Friday

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Monday, Tuesday, April 13/14

1.  Scholastic Orders-Due Wednesday.
2.  Paragraph-due Tuesday this week.
3.  Spelling- due Tuesday.
4.  Handwriting-due Tuesday.
5.  Measurement and unit conversions quiz- Tuesday.
6.  Costumes- OVERDUE.
7.  Swords- we need 3 more if anyone can lend us for 2 weeks.
8.  SPCA/JDRF education and fund raising in our class- boys versus girls. Lots of stuffies, treats, books, etc.. are up for prizes for this Friday and next Thursday.
9.  Pro D Day April 20.
10.  Spring Production dates- April 22 and April 23- day and night shows.
11.  FYI- Less Visual Arts for 3 weeks as we work on Drama and singing for Spring Production. 

Friday, 10 April 2015

Friday, April 10

1.  Scholastic Orders- due around Monday. I can always put orders in after that, but doing it all at once is a bit more efficient.
2.  I have drivers for 9 students so far for Thursday's Science Center visit-April 16, 12:20 leave school, 2:15 return. Can stay and watch for free as a parent or can leave and return.  Please send note if you are able to change your NO to a YES, even if it is just for 2 or 3 spots.  If I get too many drivers, I'll phone or mail you to let you know you can cancel.  Thanks.
3.  Memorize Finale for Play.  Test Monday.
4. Measurement quiz- test Tuesday.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7 and 8

1.  Spelling Words (Spring Production inspired)- due Thursday.  Test Friday.
2.  Handwriting letters s, S and r, R- due Wednesday.
3.  Memorize song and write it out Wednesday at school.
4.  2 Math pages from Wednesday- due Thursday.  Lots of time given in class, but some kids were socializing too much so more homework than necessary today!
5.  3 Science sheets on Space-same as above.
6.  Costumes for Spring Production- students may choose one of the following:  Queen, King, Knight, Rabbit, Turtle, Humpty Dumpty, Cat, Caterpillar, Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum...we are the "jury" for the trial.  Please have costumes as ready as possible in a bag labelled with name by Monday if possible.  Thanks!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Thursday, April 2

1.  Report cards went home today.
2.  Math tests home to be signed and returned if possible.
3.  First Nations Day- Tuesday after long weekend.  Send any show and tell, etc.. if you like.
4.  Young Author's Contest- submissions due Tuesday after weekend.  Some kids have typed a story or poems on computer at school and will hand those in Tuesday.  Stories or poems done at home are also eligible...less than 1000 words.
5.  Memorize Spring Production songs- 2- there will be a test on Wednesday to write the words out. Most memorized class song today at school.  We will work on school song Tuesday.  Kids will be given song and words to listen to as they write out Wednesday, but the song and words go very quickly and are difficult to make out in parts.  Please encourage your child to memorize at home so that he or she is confident and ready to practise at school.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Wednesday, April 1

1.  Day we return from Easter Break- First Nation's Day- We will be doing some literature and art.  We already had some history and drum lessons 2 weeks ago.
If any student wants to bring in any "show and tell"  or samples of salmon, bannock or any other First Nations related things, please do!
2.  Social Studies and Science- there will be a short quiz on a reading sheet twice per week which will be added to term 3 report card marks. Students cannot study for these.  They are trying to learn how to read for information and understand the information.  I will be discussing the sheet before the short quiz.  They can show you their mark by bringing the quiz home, but I do not want the quizzes returned to me.  Today, the quiz was on France.
3.  Behaviour story- first draft- due Thursday AM, with 5 or more similes highlighted. Students have been given lots of time in class in last 3 weeks.
4.  Spelling quiz Thursday.
5.  2 songs for the Spring Production- try to memorize ASAP.  Sheets sent home.  We will be finding out about costumes, etc. soon and then each student will try to bring in a bag with his or her costume so it remains at the back of the class for practice sake.
6.  Paragraph- due Thursday- lots of time in class given.
7.  Report cards will go home today.  If I would like an interview with you, I'll phone or mail you.  Otherwise, do the same to me if you feel you have some questions. Thanks.