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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Daily Update - Tuesday, December 11

What's the Scoop in room 15:

Updates:

Bake Sale
Unfortunately due to Christmas concert we will be postponing our bake sale to Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 20th. 

Hot lunch for January is now open. The special for January is French toast with fruit. The website will close on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00 pm. A kind reminder to please make sure you are ordering under the right grade and teacher!


Important Reminders:
Weather
As it gets colder and colder 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.

Aftercare:
Aftercare Invoices are due on Dec. 15th 

Upcoming Events:

Our annual Christmas Concert is coming up! Here is what we are hoping to wear during the concert:
Girls - Santa hat, plain red/white or Christmas sweater, sparkly skirt or dress (red, white, silver, or green), tights (red, white, or green)
Boys - Santa hat, dress pants, plain sweater (red, white or green), Christmas tie

Please do the best you can to match our outfits, but please do not feel obligated to go out and buy anything :) 




Book Fair

Unfortunately Book fair has been postponed until the first week on February. I will update my blog closer to the date.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:



PUZZLES:




LANGUAGE: Today we worked on understanding how to write a recount in a journal format. We really know our stuff! Together as a class we looked an example of a journal recount. We underlined all the linking words, circled all first person language and added in any journal elements that were missing.


Grade 4 Spelling
Grade 5 Spelling
Objective: To spell words in which the base words do not change when ed, er, or ing are added

Tips: add ed, er, or ing to words without changing the spelling of the base word


Objective:  To spell words with the prefixes un, in, dis, and trans

Tips: prefix – a word part that is added to the beginning of a base word or a root word to make a new word
Trans – across or over
Un/dis – not
Dis – away or opposite of
In – into or not, to cause to become

Lesson 13 List Words





MATH: Today we began our Data Management Unit. We looked at interpreting data from bar graphs, pictographs, and circle graphs.




UNIT OF INQUIRY: Today during our UOI period we went over to the soccer dome to watch the SJA Jk - 2 Christmas Concert:















FRENCH: https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com/

Homework:
Math – Worksheet - Interpreting Data
- Unit 5 Test Thurs., Dec. 20th
- Return Unit 9 Test

Language - Spelling Lesson 13 activities due - Wed. + test Fri.

UOI  - Read: Jews & Jewish History Article - Highlight key points

MUSIC - Practice Christmas Concert Song
- Bring in Christmas Concert props
- Outfits for concert

Forms: 
Skating forms
March Break Camp forms

Reminders:
Tuesday, December 11 - JK-2 Christmas Concert
Monday, December 17 - Dress rehearsal. Please wear costume to school
Tuesday, December 18 -  3-8 Christmas Concert 
Wednesday, December 19 - Bake Sale & Casual Day
Thursday, December 20 - Unit 5 Math Test Christmas Spirit Day and Bake sale
Friday, December 21-Tuesday, January 8 - Christmas Break - No School
Every Friday - House Ties

- 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:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 (tomorrow)

Next test: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 19

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Have a Great evening!

Ms. Samuel

Monday, 10 December 2018

Welcome Back to Another Week at SJA - Monday, December 10

What's the Scoop in room 15:

Updates:

Bake Sale
Unfortunately due to Christmas concert we will be postponing our bake sale to Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 20th. A kind reminder to make sure that all baked goods do not contain traces of peanuts or tree nuts. Thank you in advance!

Hot lunch for January is now open. The special for January is French toast with fruit. The website will close on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00 pm. A kind reminder to please make sure you are ordering under the right grade and teacher!


Important Reminders:
Weather
As it gets colder and colder 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.

Aftercare:
Aftercare Invoices are due on Dec. 15th 

Upcoming Events:

Our annual Christmas Concert is coming up! Here is what we are hoping to wear during the concert:
Girls - Santa hat, plain red/white or Christmas sweater, sparkly skirt or dress (red, white, silver, or green), tights (red, white, or green)
Boys - Santa hat, dress pants, plain sweater (red, white or green), Christmas tie

Please do the best you can to match our outfits, but please do not feel obligated to go out and buy anything :) 




Book Fair

Unfortunately Book fair has been postponed until the first week on February. I will update my blog closer to the date.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:




PUZZLES:




LANGUAGE: Today we worked on spelling lesson 13. Spelling activities are due Wednesday. Our spelling test will be on Friday.

Grade 4 Spelling
Grade 5 Spelling
Objective: To spell words in which the base words do not change when ed, er, or ing are added

Tips: add ed, er, or ing to words without changing the spelling of the base word


Objective:  To spell words with the prefixes un, in, dis, and trans

Tips: prefix – a word part that is added to the beginning of a base word or a root word to make a new word
Trans – across or over
Un/dis – not
Dis – away or opposite of
In – into or not, to cause to become


MATH: Today we wrote our Unit 5 - Data Management pretest. Tomorrow we will begin lesson 1. This is going to be a short unit. Our unit test will be on Thursday, December 20th.

UNIT OF INQUIRY: Today we began to explore Judaism. We watched a video that explained what it is like to be Jewish.





The kids also sparked some interest about how Adolf Hitler played a role in Jewish History. We all know that this can be a very sensitive topic. So with great care, the kids generated some questions that they wanted answers to:

Please feel free to email any suggestions you have to help make the conversation run smoothly as we briefly explore this topic. *If you have any reservations please do not hesitate to email me :)*


FRENCH: https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com/

Homework:
Math – Unit 9 Math Test Signed and returned tomorrow

Language - Spelling Lesson 13 activities due - Wed. + test Fri.
-  Read 30 mins

UOI  - Discovering Jewish Symbols

MUSIC - Practice Christmas Concert Song
- Bring in Christmas Concert props
- Outfits for concert

Forms: 
Skating forms
March Break Camp forms

Reminders:
Tuesday, December 11 - JK-2 Christmas Concert
Monday, December 17 - Dress rehearsal. Please wear costume to school
Tuesday, December 18 -  3-8 Christmas Concert 
Wednesday, December 19 - Bake Sale & Casual Day
Thursday, December 20 - Unit 5 Math Test Christmas Spirit Day and Bake sale
Friday, December 21-Tuesday, January 8 - Christmas Break - No School
Every Friday - House Ties

- 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:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 (tomorrow)

Next test: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 19

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Have a Great evening!

Ms. Samuel

Friday, 7 December 2018

What's the Scoop in room 15:

Important Reminders:
Weather
As it gets colder and colder 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.

Aftercare:
Aftercare Invoices are due on Dec. 15th 

Upcoming Events:

Our annual Christmas Concert is coming up! Here is what we are hoping to wear during the concert:
Girls - Santa hat, plain red/white or Christmas sweater, sparkly skirt or dress (red, white, silver, or green), tights (red, white, or green)
Boys - Santa hat, dress pants, plain sweater (red, white or green), Christmas tie

Please do the best you can to match our outfits, but please do not feel obligated to go out and buy anything :) 




Book Fair

Unfortunately Book fair has been postponed until the first week on February. I will update my blog closer to the date.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:



PUZZLES:



LANGUAGE: Today we played a game of Balderdash! Balderdash is a game of creating definitions and guessing the correct ones. Player try to come up with definitions that sound like they describe a word that they may have never heard before. Points are awarded to the players who guess the correct definition and to players who had other players guess their false definition. 





MATH: Today we wrote our Unit 9: Length, perimeter, and Area Test. Final marks will be sent home on Monday.

UNIT OF INQUIRY: Today we finished up our renditions of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. We discovered a connection between Van Gogh's piece and Christianity:

Source: http://legomenon.com/starry-night-meaning-of-vincent-van-gogh-painting.html

Religious Interpretation of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night
But there is more to the meaning of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night than just insanity and isolation. Perhaps the real reason why the Van Gogh painting is so famous and appreciated today is not due to the negative emotions that may have initially inspired the artwork, but the strong feelings of hope Van Gogh conveys through the bright lights of the stars shining down over the dark landscape at night. In 1888, Van Gogh wrote a personal letter in which he described "a great starlit vault of heaven...one can only call God." With a theologian for an uncle, Van Gogh himself was also religious, even serving as a missionary in his younger days. Many art scholars believe there is a hidden religious meaning to Starry Night. In the painting, the moon and stars in the night sky are surrounded by large halos of light while a church steeple stands out above the smaller, less detailed buildings in the town below. In fact, some art critics find a biblical meaning in the number of stars painted in Starry Night that alludes to specific Bible verse in Genesis.
Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, saying, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”GENESIS 37:9

Biblical Meaning of Vincent Van Gogh's Most Famous Art: A Genesis Quote?

Why did Van Gogh paint exactly 11 stars? By painting exactly eleven stars in the Starry Night painting, Vincent Van Gogh might have been directly referencing Genesis 37:9, a key verse in the biblical account of Joseph, a "dreamer" and an outcast in the company of his eleven older brothers. It isn't hard to see why Van Gogh might have identified with Joseph in the Bible. In the Bible, Joseph was thrown into a pit, sold into slavery, and underwent years of imprisonment, much like Van Gogh did the last years of his life in the Arles asylum. No matter what Joseph did he could not receive the acceptance or respect of his 11 older brothers. Likewise, despite his best efforts, as an artist Van Gogh failed to receive the recognition of art critics of his day.










GYM - https://tysonorr.blogspot.com

FRENCH: https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com/

Homework:
Math –

Language - Raz Kids + Comprehension
-  Read 30 mins

UOI  - 

MUSIC - Practice Christmas Concert Song
- Bring in Christmas Concert props
- Outfits for concert

Forms: 
Skating forms
March Break Camp forms

Reminders:

Every Friday - House Ties

- 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:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 (tomorrow)

Next test: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 19

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Have a Great evening!

Ms. Samuel

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Midweek Update - Wednesday, December 5

What's the Scoop in room 15:

Important Reminders:
Weather
As it gets colder and colder 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.

Aftercare:
Aftercare Invoices are due on Dec. 15th 

Upcoming Events:

Our annual Christmas Concert is coming up! Here is what we are hoping to wear during the concert:
Girls - Santa hat, plain red/white or Christmas sweater, sparkly skirt or dress (red, white, silver, or green), tights (red, white, or green)
Boys - Santa hat, dress pants, plain sweater (red, white or green), Christmas tie

Please do the best you can to match our outfits, but please do not feel obligated to go out and buy anything :) 




Book Fair

Unfortunately Book fair has been postponed until the first week on February. I will update my blog closer to the date.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:





PUZZLES:




LANGUAGE: Today we practiced for our student led conferences. We can't wait to talk to you about our progress!






Grade 4 Spelling
Grade 5 Spelling
Objective:  to review spelling words with consonant blends, vowels with r, consonant digraphs, the sound of f, and silent letters

Tips: review tips from previous lessons

Objective: to review spelling words with vowel pairs ai, ay, oa, ow, ee, ea, and ei; vowel digraphs ea, au, aw, ie, and ei; and diphthongs ou, ow, oi, and oy

Tips: review tips from previous lessons


MATH: Today we looked at each question on our Unit 9 Review to check our understanding. Things went pretty well! Our unit test will be on Friday, December 7th.

Items to Review:

Perimeter = 2 x length + 2 x width - this is for rectangles and squares

For any regular polygon you can find the perimeter by multiplying the length by the number of equal sides it has:

ex. Pentagon - P = 5 x side length, Hexagon - P = 6 x side length

Area = length x with - this can be used for squares and rectangles

As long as we are relatively close to finding the actual area, then we are on the right track (2-3 estimates below or above)





finding the perimeter and area of rectangles:


Finding Perimeter and Area with Decimals



** Our Unit 9: Length, Perimeter, and Area test will be on December 7th**




The first method involves a string and a ruler. You simply wrap the string around the object. Once you string touches your beginning point, you use your finger as a marker for the end point. Take you measurement and use a ruler to discover the length of the string that has been wrapped around your circular object. The number you come up with is your circumference. Here's a video for extra help, it is very similar to our string method:



The second method uses a formula. We have to know a couple of things to use it. First is this symbol - 𝛑 (Pi) this symbol represents the number 3.14. We also need to know what radius and diameter mean.

Finding Circumference using the Radius:

                                Formula - C = 2 𝛑 r


Finding Circumference using the Diameter

                               Formula - C = 𝛑 d


The video below shows how to use each formula:





linear dimensions - when you measure the length, width, height, thickness or depth of an object. 


UNIT OF INQUIRY: Today we did some research on a few Christian celebrations. Each group was given a specific celebration to research and collect information so that they can share their findings with the class.

GYM - https://tysonorr.blogspot.com

FRENCH: https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com/

Homework:
Math – Unit 9 Test - Fri. Dec. 7th

Language - Spelling lesson 12 - due Fri. Dec. 7th
-  Read 30 mins

UOI  -  Discovering Religious Symbols worksheet

MUSIC - Practice Christmas Concert Song
- Bring in Christmas Concert props
- Outfits for concert

Forms: 
March Break Camp forms

Reminders:
-Friday, November 30 – Term One report cards go home
- Thursday, December 6 -  Student Led Conferences 
- Friday, December 7 - Unit 9 Math Test

Every Friday - House Ties

- 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:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 (tomorrow)

Next test: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 19

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Have a Great evening!

Ms. Samuel

Daily Update - Tuesday, December 11

What's the Scoop in room 15: Updates: Bake Sale Unfortunately due to Christmas concert we will be postponing our  bake sale  to   W...