October 15-19

Monday, October 15 will be day 2 which is Library day.

Friday, October 19 Professional Learning Day- No classes for students

Next week : Tuesday, October 23  Picture day at Parkdale Elementary

FYI   …    We are still waiting on the weather before determining a date to reschedule our trip to Robinson’s Island/Brackley Beach.

This week we continue learning the routines of Words Their Way (spelling program).  Next week I will send a homework folder home explaining this.  I will also send levelled reading books for home reading now that I have a handle on most current reading levels of the students.

We are finishing up letter writing and recount writing this week.  We are learning how to expand on sentences and will work further on revising and editing techniques.

In Gr. 4 Math, we are working on estimating sums and moving onto using mental math for adding (3 and 4 digit numbers).


Field trip postponed

Due to the forecasted weather for tomorrow, our trip to Robinsons Island will be postponed. Our rain date is supposed to be Friday, October 12th but this day also looks rainy.  Ms. Hufnagel has sent out a mass email explaining this.  Please look out for another email from her stating the new date for this trip.

PLEASE NOTE: If you haven’t already sent in the permission slip and $2 to cover the cost of the bus, please do so ASAP.  If the permission slip is not signed, your child will not be able to accompany us and will remain at the school for the day.  


Short but busy week!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed lots of family time and good food.

Tomorrow is day 4 in our schedule which means we have music.  Grade four has French class.

We have our first field trip coming up on Thursday, Oct. 11th.  Grades 3-6 are headed to Robinson’s Island (Brackley) to explore the trails and beaches.  It is a great day…hoping the weather cooperates!  Right now it looks like rain but we have a rain date for the next day – Friday, Oct. 12.

In reading we continue to work on the routines of Readers Workshop.  We are focussing on our first reading strategy which is visualization and are working on reading responses to explain thinking during reading.  In writing we are beginning to wrap up our Recount unit of study.  We have also been working on how to write letters and their purpose.  We’ve been looking at lots of books that just use letters as text to communicate throughout the whole book.  In math we are finishing up our unit on representing, comparing and ordering numbers to 10000.

I will be introducing the class to our spelling program this week.  It is called Words Their Way.   In school, we will go over the routines of the program and the activities that they will do for homework. I will take this week (since it is short and we have a field trip) and next week to familiarize them with the program.  Soon I will send this for homework.  For now, I am only expecting them to be reading for 20 minutes each night.

Dates to remember:

October 11- field trip to Robinson’s Island (Oct. 12- rain date)                                                      October 19th – PD Day No classes for students


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