Monday, 31 October 2011


1. Read
2. Spelling - complete page 40 & Agenda; review list words
3. PE
4. Music - practice songs up to #16; Quizzes continue on Friday's class
5. Library - renew/return all overdue books

Pumpkin Party Thank You!
Thank you to all family members for making our Pumpkin Day such a success.  We had an enormous amount of nutritious and delicious food provided as well as spook-tacular beverages.  Thank you for taking the time to make the presentation of your dish so inviting!  We also appreciated the flatware and decorations that made our feast fun. 

A special thank you to Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Dumais, Mrs. Facchinelli, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Rinaldi, Mrs. Shreeves, Mrs. Viesner and Mrs. Mountfort for you time and service today.  Without your fantastic organization, and participation we could not have had such a successful day.  Thank you for choosing to spend time with our class on such a busy day. 

3 Stars!!!
1.  Blair
2.  Daniel
3.  Tanner

I wish you all a safe Halloween evening.  Have fun! See you tomorrow!  Ms. P.

Homework Legend:
Red - All students
Blue - some students (work completion)

Friday, 28 October 2011

Friday, October 28,2011

Colour Legend for Homework

Red - applies to all students
Blue - applies to some students only (completion of work)

1. Read
2. Spelling - Post Test Mark
3. Music - Instruments/books for Monday; Quiz on Monday and Friday, practise all songs 2-16
4. Pumpkin Party - please remember to bring food items; dress in PJ's and Wacky Hair if you want to!  (please no bath robes)

Pumpkin Party
Thank you to all families for supporting our class celebration.  We will be starting Pumpkin activities at around 9:00 am, with our luncheon starting shortly after 11:30 am. Students will have a regular Recess break.  We appreciate all of the parents/grandparents who have chosen to join us. 

3 Stars!!!
1. Carson!!!
2. Jenna!!!
3. Justin!!!

Have a spook-tacular weekend!  See you on Halloween!  Ms. P.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

  • Read for 20 minutes!!
  • Music tomorrow - bring your instruments
  • Pay attention to stereotypes on television, commercials, movies, and books.  Discuss with a family member or friend!
  • Remember to sign up to bring a healthy snack for the Halloween party if you haven't done so already. 
  •  Title Pages due tomorrow for your novel study.
3 Stars!!! (4)
1) Ellie
2) Isaac
3) Elise
4) Jacob

Enjoy the rest of the week and your weekend Grade 4's!!  Happy Halloween on Monday!!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Read for 20 minutes
Bring gym strip for tomorrow
Spelling test tomorrow - Practice your spelling words

A reminder about the Halloween Party on Monday.  If you are still wanting to bring an item, we are in need of some "healthier" food choices. 

3 Stars!!!
1) Ty
2) Kaya
3) Haley

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

1. Read - 20 minutes with an adult
2. Spelling - complete pages 37-38 (no dictation); review list words; Quiz Thursday
3. LA - complete Chapter 2 work; Title Pages due FRIDAY!
4. Socials - All About Me Project
5. Music - practice songs; instruments/books for Friday
6. Library

Tessa...bring your FRIENDS BOOK to school!!

Birthdays Celebrated:
A happy belated birthday to Tanner, who celebrated his birthday on Friday.  We hope you enjoyed your day off!  We celebrated Daniel's and Tessa's birthdays this week.  We wish you all a wonderful year!

Halloween Celebration
Thank you to families for supporting our class celebration.  We have a growing list of edible treats that will arrive on Monday. We require additional food items such as: fruit/veggie/cheese or meat trays, as well as beverages, plates, napkins, glasses, etc.

Have a great couple of days.  See you Friday, Ms. P.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Monday, October 24, 20011

1. Read
2. Spelling - Unit 5 - Sounds of 'I' - page 36 & Agenda; review
3. Reading - Sarah Plain and Tall - Title Page - Due: Friday, return duotangs to school

4. Math - problem solving questions - show work; due tomorrow
5. Music - practise songs: 10-16 work ahead with pencil grip; instruments & books for Friday;
  • Check it Out! - Inspiration - Review Canadian Cellist web link:  Canadian Cello Prodigy Played Before She Could Sit
6. PE -

Halloween Social
Next Monday is Halloween.  Our class will celebrate with Pumpkin Activities as well as a Pot-Luck Luncheon.  If you are able to help out, our theme is nutritious and delicious.  We are hoping to have a balanced lunch.  We will provide the pizza for students.  Ideas for items to bring are fruit/veggie plates, treats (obviously), drinks, plates, napkins, glasses, etc.  We will be confirming and organizing our social starting tomorrow.   

3 Stars!!!
1. Ty
2. Sadie
3. Kieran

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Read for 20 minutes!!!

*** No School Tomorrow!!****

Halloween Dance tonight from 6:00 - 8:00

Have a fabulous rest of the week grade 4's.  Have a great time at the dance!!!

Happy birthday (tomorrow) Tanner!!

5 Stars!
1) Jacob
2) Michael
3) Blair
4) Ethan
5) Isaac

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Read for 20 minutes!!!
Math: Constructing Pictographs sheet
           Interpreting & Comparing Bar Graphs sheet

           My Pictograph sheet
Spelling Test- Study
3 Stars!!!
1) Lauren
2) Daniel
3) Jonathan
  • Thanks to all of the parent volunteers who came to the Big Little Science Centre with us today.  We had a lot of fun learning about Air Pressure!!
  • The School's Family dance is tomorrow night!!!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1. Read
2. Spelling - Unit 4 - Complete pages 33-34 (no dictation); Review list words - Quiz Thursday
3. LA - Novel Title Page - Due:  Friday, October 28
  • 3cm Border
  • Novel Title,  Name, Date, Class #
  • Detailed Picture (relating to story)
  • Colour
4. Math - Complete: Unit 1-1 pages 2-3-4 - due tomorrow
5. FRIENDS - return books, locate items for Medicine Bags, Bring 1 small button
6. Music - practise songs; books & instruments for Monday!! 
7. Newletter

Field Trip Reminder
Tomorrow is the Big Little Science Center field trip.  Please come prepared!  Thank you to our parent drivers.  We appreciate your support of our class.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.  Please meet in Room 305 at 9:00 am. 

3 Stars!!!

Have a wonderful Long Weekend.  See you on Monday!  Ms. P.  

Monday, 17 October 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

1. Read - 20 minutes
2. Spelling - Unit 4 - Sounds of 'E' - page 32 & Agenda - Review list words - Quiz Thursday
3. Music - Practice Songs: 2-14 ; Bring Instrument & Book for Monday, please remember to record practice times:  SPECTACULAR practice log, Nadine!!
4. PE - tomorrow
5. Library - Many overdue books, please renew/return by Wednesday
6. FRIENDS - return books by tomorrow, please!

  • Thursday, Family Halloween Dance
  • There is no school for students this Friday, as it is a Professional Development day for staff.

Can you help with Pumpkin/Halloween Activities?  If you can help out, please send a note or see me.  Thanks!

3 Stars!!!
1. Sadie
2. Blair
3. Isaac

Have a good night! Ms. P.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

1. Read - 20 minutes - 10 minutes orally with an adult summarizing main ideas, details, and conclusion with an adult
2. LA - Dutch Treats - summarizing web - topic/main ideas and details - due Monday
3. Math - Problems 58 & 79 - due Monday
4. Music - Practise songs 2 - 10; fill in counting pattern for song #9, read page 6, bring instruments and book Monday
5. FRIENDS - review lesson 2 activities with family; complete home activities:  A3 (page 9) and Activity 4 (top of page 12);  return book for MONDAY

Working It Out - 
October Focus: Recognizing People's Feelings
This month we examine the topic of recognizing people's feelings.  We continue to encourage students to focus on strategies of opinion and perspective while developing empathy for others.  Developing empathy for others requires the ability to see ourselves in others and the awareness that coping with feelings is a part of every human being's life. 
emotion: a strong feeling
empathy: understanding the thoughts and feelings of others

1. Halloween Family Dance form - asap
2. Cross Country Runners - please return jerseys asap!  

Can You Help?
We will celebrate Halloween on October 31st with classroom activities that focus on Pumpkin activities.  If you are able to support our class, I would love to have 5 parents to help students work through out the morning starting at 9 am through to noon.  If you are able to help out, could you please let me know?  Thanks!

Upcoming Events
1. Skating - November 15  & December 6 - 10:00 - 11:30 pm - parent drivers will be required - permission forms to be sent out in early November.  Please join us skating if you can. 

3 Stars!!!
2. Kaya
3. Tessa

Have an excellent weekend.  See everyone on Monday!  Ms. P.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Read for 20 minutes!!
  • SS Sheet from yesterday
  • 3 pictures
Music tomorrow- bring your instrument & book
Return your lunch buddy forms
Picture envelopes due tomorrow!!

A reminder that we will be going to The Big Little Science Centre on Wednesday.  We will be leaving the school shortly after 9:00 to arrive there at 9:30.

Great job at the Cross-Country run yesterday Isaac, Blair, Kieran, Jacob and Michael!!!!!

3 Stars!!! (4 today!!)

1) Tanner
2) Michael
3) Austin
4) Justin

Students brought home the orange sheet for the Family Dance.  Please fill out and return ASAP.  Only one sheet per family was sent home, so the youngest sibling will be bringing home the notice.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Read 20 minutes
Complete your Social Studies sheet
Bring in your lunch buddies form
Gym strip
Bring back your Big Little Science Centre permission form

Good luck to the Cross-Country runners: Jacob, Blair, Kieran, Michael, and Isaac.

3 Stars!!!
* Carson
* Ethan
* Tessa

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

1. Read
2. No Spelling this week
3. Friends - all books in class for Friday
4. Music - practise songs: 2-9, instruments/books for Friday
5. Mrs. Kossey - pictures
6. Library - tomorrow
7. Pictures - orders due Oct. 14
8. Leadership - permission forms - asap
9. Field Trip - P-Form; drivers required

3 Stars!!!
1. Lauren - Welcome back!  Thanks for jumping right back into school mode!
2. Matthew
3. Hannah

Have an excellent couple of days.  See you on Friday! Ms. P.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

1. Read 
2. Field Trip - P-Form; drivers required
3. Strings - practise songs:  2-9
4. PE - bring strip
5. Photo Orders - Oct.14

3 Stars!!!
1. Kaya
2. Elise
3. Austin

A message for Hannah...
Mrs. Zahir recommends going to Long and McQuade if you are interested in ordering a cello end pin anchor for home use.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a wonderful LONG WEEKEND.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving.  I'll look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.  Ms. P.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Read 20 minutes
Return picture envelopes!
Bring photos for Social Studies: 1, baby, 1 current, and 1 family picture

Congratulations to our Cross-Country runners from yesterday.  They all did great and represented our school fantastically.

3 Stars!!!!
Jacob (Justin - lol!!!)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Read 20 minutes!!
Math- Return Quiz - sign & return asap
Picture Proofs- Orders Due: Oct. 14
Gym strip tomorrow

Good luck at the Cross-Country run Jacob, Blair, Kieran, and Isaac.

3 Stars!!!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thank You!!
Thank you to all string students for great organization.  I appreciated you coming prepared to class as well as your taking instruments home to practise.  Remember to work with the CD during practise.  5 or 10 minutes nightly is all that is better than no practise at all!

1. Read 
2. Spelling - pages 29-20 (no dictation); review list words, Quiz Thursday
3. Math - Returned Quiz - sign & return asap
4. HECE - Friends - Activity 1A & 1B - return books for Friday's lesson
5. Strings - practise songs; instruments & method books for Friday
6. Library
7. Picture Proofs- Orders Due: Oct. 14

Grade 4 Opportunity
Any Grade 4 student interested in applying to become a Grade 4 LUNCH BUDDY is invited to attend a lunch meeting on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 from 12:00-12:25 pm.  This meeting will discuss the responsibilities and requirements of becoming a Lunch Buddy.  Please come prepared with a lunch.

3 Stars!!!!
1. Michael
2. Ethan
3. Haley

See you on Friday

Monday, 3 October 2011

Monday, October 3. 2011

1. Read
2. Spelling - List 3 - Focus: Sounds of 'A'; complete page 28 & Agenda
3. Math - Problems 55 & 81: Quiz tomorrow on Problem Solving Strategy: Logical Reasoning
4. Music - Practise songs: 2-7 using CD; watch DVD
5. PE - bring strip
6. Newsletter
7. Friends - page 5 - Activity 1A & 1B - please complete and have book returned to class for Friday 

3 Stars!!!
1. Sadie
2. Daniel
3. Tanner

Have a great night!