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Friday, 8 March 2019

St. Patty's Day Celebration - Friday, March 8

Good afternoon everyone. Here is a recap of our day: 
Happy🌈 St. Patrick's Day

I think we were feeling extraπŸ€ LUCKY πŸ€ today...what do you think?






Great News! - Since we won the re-registration competition, we will be having a class pizza party on Friday, march 5th! Please do not order lunch for your child this day as you will not be refunded. Thank you πŸ˜€
Exciting News!!:


Updates:

Important Reminders:
Weather
It is colder than ever! We will need to start bringing the proper attire to school to stay warm. If you can, please check the weather and send your child to school with a coat, hat, scarf and proper out door shoes, that would be wonderful!
                                                                                                                                    Thank you

Uniforms
Lately, we have been seeing a lot of hoodies that are not in presentable condition. If hoodies have the letters of the house peeling off (or have already come off) and are overall not in presentable condition, they will not be allowed to be worn. New ones must be purchased if they are going to continue wearing them.

Aftercare: Invoices are due, a hold will be placed on your child's report card for an unpaid balance



QUOTE OF THE DAY:







Puzzles:


No puzzles today, check again in 2 weeks πŸ˜€



Language: Today we wrote our spelling lesson 22 test. Please sign your child's test and have them correct any mistakes 10 times each.

Our annual Spelling Bee is around the corner! Your child has been sent home a letter and a set of list words that corresponds to their grade level. Please read over the document with your child, and start practising!

Spelling Bee Letter


Grade 4 List Words


Grade 5 List Words 




Novel Study: I have sent home a novel study package for your child to complete over the break. The schedule below is an example of how your child can approach their independent reading and activities. Your child is expected to complete their novel and chapter activites so that they can hand it in when they return from break. Please help your child keep track of their reading and activities over the break. 

Date
Chapters
Activity
Monday, March 11th
25- 27
Wanted!
Tuesday, March 12th
28 - 30
Character Playing Cards
Wednesday, March 13th
BREAK
BREAK
Thursday, March 14th – Friday, March 15th
31-33
Lights, Camera, Action!
Monday, March 18th
34-36
Letter to a Character
Tuesday, March 19th
37 -39
Creating a Sequel
Monday, March 25th
Summative
Daily Life Character

Please take good care of your books during the break πŸ‘
Unit of Inquiry: The class worked hard this week and most groups have completed their summatives. I have allowed the groups to meet during the March Break to finish up a few things if they find it necessary. Presentations will take place on Monday, March 25th and Tuesday, March 26th. 









Homework:

Math – We will be starting our new math unit, Transformational Geometry, on Monday, March 25th.

Language - Spelling Test 22 signed + corrections x10
- Complete Novel Study Package - Due Monday, March 25th

UOI  - Bring in a device  + materials for summative

MUSIC -

LIBRARY - 

Forms: 
-March Break Camp forms
- Sibling Photo $$ due March 20th

Reminders:
Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8 - SPIRIT WEEK! 
Tuesday, March 5 – Pancake Tuesday
Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 22 – No School – March Break
Monday, March 25 – First day back after March Break and Term 3 begins
Wednesday, March 27 – Casual Day
Friday, March 29 – Term 2 report cards go home
Every Friday - House Ties - don't forget!

- Caribou Math Contest is an online mathematics contest that is held 6 times per year. Last year we did a trial run with a few students from Grade 6 and above. This year we are going to offer it to students in Grades 3 and up. This is something that will be done on a student’s own time. This will not be a focus of our math program. That being said, Dr. Kaur and Mr. Lee-Guide have offered to run a math club on Wednesday morning beginning at 8:00 AM for those who are interested – the math club has begun. There is a $15 annual fee that must be paid online at registration and the test times begin at 7:15 AM. Committed students will write the tests on:

Next Test: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 19

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Have a funtastic March break!

Ms. Samuel

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Sports Day - Thursday, March 7

Good afternoon everyone. Here is a recap of our day: 
Happy Sports Day










Great News! - Since we won the re-registration competition, we will be having a class pizza party on Friday, march 5th! Please do not order lunch for your child this day as you will not be refunded. Thank you πŸ˜€
Exciting News!!:


Updates:
Re-registration packages were sent home before the break. Please fill in forms and return by February 11th. After this time, spots will be open to the public and your child will not be guaranteed a space for next year. We would love to have you all back for another great school year at SJA! We have some amazing Grade 5 teachers just waiting to teach you! So get those re-registration packages in to ensure you have the teacher of your choice for next year! 

Important Reminders:
Weather
It is colder than ever! We will need to start bringing the proper attire to school to stay warm. If you can, please check the weather and send your child to school with a coat, hat, scarf and proper out door shoes, that would be wonderful!
                                                                                                                                    Thank you

Uniforms
Lately, we have been seeing a lot of hoodies that are not in presentable condition. If hoodies have the letters of the house peeling off (or have already come off) and are overall not in presentable condition, they will not be allowed to be worn. New ones must be purchased if they are going to continue wearing them.

Aftercare: Invoices are due, a hold will be placed on your child's report card for an unpaid balance

Spirit Week is taking place next week, Monday, March 4th to Friday, March 8th
Monday, March 4th – PJ Day
Tuesday, March 5th – Superhero/Princess/Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday, March 6th - Wacky Wednesday
Thursday, March 7th - Sports Day 
Friday, March 8th - St. Patrick’s Day

Here's a message about March Break Camp:



QUOTE OF THE DAY:




Puzzles:





Language: Spelling Lesson 22-

Grade 4: vowel pairs ai, ay; diphthongs oi oy
Grade 5: syllables
Tip:
      -        Vowel pairs ai and ay make the /a/ sound you hear in waist and fray.
      -        Diphthongs are different form vowel pairs in that the two vowels blend together to make one sound.
     -       The diphthongs oi and oy make the /oi/ sound you hear in voices and employ. 
Tip:
-        When a single consonant come between two vowels in a word, the word is usually divided after the consonant if the first vowel is short, and before the consonant if the vowel is long.
      -        Short first vowel: mod-ern
      -        Long first vowel: ma-jor
      -        There are exceptions to the rule, as in wa-ter.
     -       Divide the compound word into two words before dividing it into syllables.

Our spelling test will be on Friday this week! Spelling lesson activities are due Wednesday.

Grade 4 List Words



Grade 5 List Words 


Novel Study: Today we tested our powers of prediction! Before we read chapter 19 we had a quiz to see if we could predict what would happen in the first couple of pages. Seems like our prediction powers are getting a little stronger. 


Unit of Inquiry: Most groups are either working on their scrolls to complete their summatives. One more day of prep time!













Homework:

Spirit Day: St. Patrick's Day - Wear lots of green

Math –

Language - Spelling Lesson 22 Test Tomorrow
- Novel Study: Read ch. 19 -21
- Illustration Predictions - Ch. 22 - 24

UOI  - Bring in a device  + materials for summative

MUSIC -

LIBRARY - 

Forms: 
-March Break Camp forms
-Scholastic Orders due Thursday

Reminders:
Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8 - SPIRIT WEEK! 
Tuesday, March 5 – Pancake Tuesday
Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 22 – No School – March Break
Monday, March 25 – First day back after March Break and Term 3 begins
Wednesday, March 27 – Casual Day
Friday, March 29 – Term 2 report cards go home
Every Friday - House Ties - don't forget!

- Caribou Math Contest is an online mathematics contest that is held 6 times per year. Last year we did a trial run with a few students from Grade 6 and above. This year we are going to offer it to students in Grades 3 and up. This is something that will be done on a student’s own time. This will not be a focus of our math program. That being said, Dr. Kaur and Mr. Lee-Guide have offered to run a math club on Wednesday morning beginning at 8:00 AM for those who are interested – the math club has begun. There is a $15 annual fee that must be paid online at registration and the test times begin at 7:15 AM. Committed students will write the tests on:

Next Test: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 19

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Have a Great Weekend!

Ms. Samuel

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Wacky Wednesday - Wednesday, March 6

Good afternoon everyone. Here is a recap of our day: 
Wacky Wednesday! 
I don't think things could get any wackier than this, do you?:










Exciting News!!:


Updates:
Re-registration packages were sent home before the break. Please fill in forms and return by February 11th. After this time, spots will be open to the public and your child will not be guaranteed a space for next year. We would love to have you all back for another great school year at SJA! We have some amazing Grade 5 teachers just waiting to teach you! So get those re-registration packages in to ensure you have the teacher of your choice for next year! 

Important Reminders:
Weather
It is colder than ever! We will need to start bringing the proper attire to school to stay warm. If you can, please check the weather and send your child to school with a coat, hat, scarf and proper out door shoes, that would be wonderful!
                                                                                                                                    Thank you

Uniforms
Lately, we have been seeing a lot of hoodies that are not in presentable condition. If hoodies have the letters of the house peeling off (or have already come off) and are overall not in presentable condition, they will not be allowed to be worn. New ones must be purchased if they are going to continue wearing them.

Aftercare:

Spirit Week is taking place next week, Monday, March 4th to Friday, March 8th
Monday, March 4th – PJ Day
Tuesday, March 5th – Superhero/Princess/Tie-Dye Day
Wednesday, March 6th - Wacky Wednesday
Thursday, March 7th - Sports Day 
Friday, March 8th - St. Patrick’s Day

Here's a message about March Break Camp:



QUOTE OF THE DAY:





Puzzles:



For today's house game, we had a relay, but not just any relay...  





In first place was Kappa! In second place was Zeta, and in third place was Theta! Good job everyone!

I'm looking forward to our final house game this Friday. I wonder what it will be? 




Language: Spelling Lesson 22-

Grade 4: vowel pairs ai, ay; diphthongs oi oy
Grade 5: syllables
Tip:
      -        Vowel pairs ai and ay make the /a/ sound you hear in waist and fray.
      -        Diphthongs are different form vowel pairs in that the two vowels blend together to make one sound.
     -       The diphthongs oi and oy make the /oi/ sound you hear in voices and employ. 
Tip:
-        When a single consonant come between two vowels in a word, the word is usually divided after the consonant if the first vowel is short, and before the consonant if the vowel is long.
      -        Short first vowel: mod-ern
      -        Long first vowel: ma-jor
      -        There are exceptions to the rule, as in wa-ter.
     -       Divide the compound word into two words before dividing it into syllables.

Our spelling test will be on Friday this week! Spelling lesson activities are due Wednesday.

Grade 4 List Words



Grade 5 List Words 


Novel Study: We are still working our way through our novel study. Today we read chapters 16 - 18. We have also chosen individual characters to follow as we read the rest of our novel. In the coming days we will have a new activity where we will have to use our knowledge to present as much information about our character as we can. So pay close attention to how your character acts and thinks, things they say, and what they may look like based on illustrations from our novel. 









Unit of Inquiry: Summatives are going well, I am excited to see what each group has to share. Presentations will take place after the march break.









Homework:

Spirit Day: Sports Day

Math –

Language - Spelling Lesson 22 Test Friday
- Novel Study: Grandmother's Tale Questions for ch. 15-17 due tomorrow
- Illustration Predictions - Ch. 20 & 21
Read for 30 mins 

UOI  - Bring in a device  + materials for summative
- complete drawings for summative

MUSIC -

LIBRARY - 

Forms: 
-March Break Camp forms
-Scholastic Orders due Thursday

Reminders:
Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8 - SPIRIT WEEK! 
Tuesday, March 5 – Pancake Tuesday
Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 22 – No School – March Break
Monday, March 25 – First day back after March Break and Term 3 begins
Wednesday, March 27 – Casual Day
Friday, March 29 – Term 2 report cards go home
Every Friday - House Ties - don't forget!

- Caribou Math Contest is an online mathematics contest that is held 6 times per year. Last year we did a trial run with a few students from Grade 6 and above. This year we are going to offer it to students in Grades 3 and up. This is something that will be done on a student’s own time. This will not be a focus of our math program. That being said, Dr. Kaur and Mr. Lee-Guide have offered to run a math club on Wednesday morning beginning at 8:00 AM for those who are interested – the math club has begun. There is a $15 annual fee that must be paid online at registration and the test times begin at 7:15 AM. Committed students will write the tests on:

Next Test: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 19

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Have a Great Weekend!

Ms. Samuel

St. Patty's Day Celebration - Friday, March 8

Good afternoon everyone. Here is a recap of our day:  Happy🌈  St. Patrick's  Day I think we were feeling extraπŸ€  LUCKY πŸ€  tod...