Next week...

Dear parents,

Here’s what we will be up to next week:

 

·         We will continue studying the candidates for the woman who will be selected to be featured on the first banknote in 2018 in French class.  Students will research one of the candidates and prepare a poster for the class.

·         We will continue our patterns unit and work on a Symmetry inquiry project in Math.

·         We will continue to study food webs and food chains in Science.

·         We will prepare for our trip to Batoche during Social Studies.

·         We will continue to read our plays to other classes for Arts Ed.

·         We will continue learning about Habitats in ELA.

 

A reminder that all Batoche trip money ($15) is due by the 26th.  Students are responsible for bringing a bagged lunch and money or food for supper.

 

Thanks to Mme Skoropad and Mme Myre who helped us redesign and modernize our classroom layout.  We now have a variety of seating options for students, including chairs, desks, camping chairs, stools, yoga balls, cushions for the floor and floor level tables.  Students have much more choice in where and how they are going to sit and are able to consider where they work best every day. 

 

We have also received 5 chromebooks for use exclusively in our class.  This will help streamline the day and give students easier access to technology for their work.  Merci Mme Phipps!

 

Have a great weekend.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

M. Boyer

Homework

Dear parents,

Please have students complete Math p. 8 #2,3,6,7 for homework. Also, Scholastic order forms are due tomorrow.

 

Have a great evening!

M. Boyer

Monday

Hi everyone,

Just a heads up that the students will be making a quick presentation to the school at assembly.  We’re presenting this month’s work of mercy: “Shelter the Homeless”.  All parents are welcome to attend.  The assembly starts at 8:35.

 

Have a great weekend!

Clayton

Next week

Hi everyone,

 

Just a quick update:

·         Swimming lessons will be continuing next week.  There won’t be a lot of homework until they are done due to us having reduced time in class. Keeping up with reading and working on multiplication facts would be great homework for the students.

·         A reminder: There is no school on Friday, April 22nd and Monday, April 25th.

 

Have a great weekend!

Clayton

Happy Easter!

Dear parents,

I just want to thank everyone that came to tri-conferences this week.  I loved the opportunity to interact with you and your child and the students all did a great job of leading the discussions!


Just a quick reminder that we will be swimming when we get back every day from 10:10 to 10:50.  


Also, the second Minecraft group will start as soon as we get back as well from 3:00-4:00 on Mondays.


Finally, I'd like to wish everyone an enjoyable and relaxing Easter break.

Clayton

Report Cards

Dear parents,

I’m sending your child’s report cards home today.  Please review them over the weekend.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me next week or we can discuss them at your child’s conference. 

 

Here is what we’ve been up to lately:

·         We are preparing our goals for the next term and preparing our portfolios for tri-conferences.

·         We are continuing to learn about fractions and will be starting decimals soon.

·         We are continuing to review grammar rules and read informative texts in French.

·         We are learning about different aspects of sound in ELA, and are working on a research project in sciences naturelles.  Students have the choice of researching the dangers of sound, noise pollution, or the dangers of headphones. 

·         We are continuing to learn about the Métis resistance of 1885 in sciences humaines.

·         We are doing a read aloud of A Wind at the Door, the sequel to A Wrinkle in Time.

·         We have completed our dance unit.  The student’s dance videos have been posted to my blog (www.mrboyer.ca)

·         We are continue to learn about the Holy Spirit and it’s guiding influence in Religion.

 

Have a great weekend!

Clayton

 

Next Week

Dear parents,

                Just a few reminders:

·         There is no school Monday for students.

·         Wednesday students will be going to the Mae Wilson theater to watch a play presented by the Persephone Theater.

·         The booking system for tri-conferencing goes live on Tuesday.

·         Hot lunch forms are due Thursday.

·         Battle of the Books will take place on Friday at the Mae Wilson Theatre.

This week's homework

Dear parents,

                Students have a sciences humaines assignment due Friday in which they are to explain “les besoins et les désirs” (wants and needs) by making a comic on the Storyboard That website.  All students have their own accounts on Storyboard That.  If they do not have access to a computer at home, please remind them that they should go to study hall to complete the assignment.  Students should have their login information in their agendas.

 

link:  http://www.storyboardthat.com

 

 

                Students also have this week’s dictée words in their agendas.  We decided them together this week based on our work on the parts of the ear that we are learning in science class.

 

                We have recently completed our division test.  I will send the test home this week to be signed. 

 

 

Have a great week!

M. Boyer

Next week...

Dear parents,

 

Next week we’ll be wrapping up our division unit.  Students are almost ready for to do an assessment but I’d just like to take a period or two to make sure they are ready.  

 

In French, we will be working on some grammar (nouns), completing our writing project for the division office and working on a new text about recycling during our French guided reading time.

 

In Science, we’ll start our sound unit and learn about natural sounds and artificial sounds as well as the parts of the ear.

 

We’ve completed our natural resources project in Social Studies and we’ll introduce “wants” and “needs” and the difference between the two.

 

In ELA, we’ll finish up our Rocks and Minerals section and continue our self-guided Genius Hour projects.   

 

Students will be filming their dances in Arts Education and analyzing the elements of dance in each dance.   I will post the dances to the blog.  They’re very good!

 

In Religion, we’ll talk about the early life of Jesus and explore the area where he lived.

 

We also have a number of activities going on for Mardi Gras, please see the newsletter and emails for details. 

 

Have an awesome weekend!

M. Boyer