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





New dictée words

February 8th :


1.       la division

2.       une estimation

3.       un quotient

4.       une reste

5.       une pièce de théatre

6.       la semaine d’immersion

7.       un voyage

8.       les éléments de la danse

9.       le temps

10.   l’espace

Next week

Dear parents,

                Here’s just a quick rundown of things that are happening in the classroom next week.


Monday: The school is doing Jump Rope for Heart during their Phys. Ed time.  Please send all pledge envelopes back to school as soon as possible so we can get our donation counted up.  Remember, if the school raises more than $2500 that I’ll be duck taped to the wall on Friday.  I’m looking forward to it.


New dictée words will go home on Tuesday.  This is also our library day so please return all library books to school.


Wednesday: The class will be going to Vanier to participate in French language activities along with the rest of the school. 


Friday: The grade 4 students will be presenting some French plays that they’ve been working on learning for the last few weeks. 


Other classroom news:

·         We’ve started an independent learning project called Genius Hour.  I’ve set aside one hour of English Language Arts time per week for students to work on a research project of their choice.  So far they are making a list of ideas for themselves, and this week we’ll narrow down our choice and start researching.  I’m tracking what students are working on and will keep them accountable for their time.  I see some great ideas ranging from learning to draw to learning how computer games are made.  I’m excited to see what the students will come up with. 

·         Coding club has been a great success so far, with some students asking me to supervise them during recess so that they can continue to work on their programs. 

·         Minecraft club has gotten off to a great start.  I am considering letting the current group of students continue until the end of the year,  and starting the second group once coding club finishes up.  

·         Classcraft continues to be popular in our classroom.  We are currently working on our third multiplication boss battle, so be sure to remind your child to practice their multiplication flash cards daily. 

·         We’ve started learning division facts and relating them to their multiplication facts.  Again, practice those flash cards!

·         In French, we are working on a writing project with Mme Bzdel and Mme Skoropad.  We are also going to do some grammar work starting this week.

·         Students are researching the natural resources of Saskatchewan in Sciences humaines and finishing up a presentation on Mohs Hardness Scale in Sciences naturelles.


That about sums it up.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a great weekend!


M. Boyer

January 27

Today we started our division unit in Math.  We wrote in our creative writing notebooks and researched the natural resources of Saskatchewan.  We practiced our the French plays that the class will be presenting to the school next week and we discussed Genius Hour which we will be starting tomorrow.


Tonight’s homework:

·         Correct today’s division worksheet

·         Take home reading

·         Multiplication flash cards.


Have a great evening!

January 20th

Today we finished up our multiplication test, discussed how different text features give you different information, and worked on a religion project. 



·         practice multiplication flash cards

·         take home reading

·         practice dictée

January 19th

Today, students engaged in a writing assignment where they were to tell about their qualities, tastes and talents.  We also worked on a multiplication test and continued to work on an online presentation.


Tonight’s homework:

·         practice multiplication flash cards

·         take home reading

·         practice new dictée words

New dictée words...

For Monday, January 25th


1.       mes préférences

2.       mes talents

3.       ma description physique

4.       mes qualités

5.       l’échelle de Mohs

6.       friable

7.       la dureté

8.       un diamant

9.       le gypse

10.   le talc

January 12th

Today, students exchanged their books in the library, copied the new dictée words into their agendas and practiced using titles, headings and lists in their writing.  We also went to the computer lab to start using Google Classroom.  Classroom will let students complete and submit homework that is done in Google Documents at home.  I’m excited to start using this fabulous digital tool in our classroom.


Tonight’s homework:  Complete the ELA writing assignment.  Students have started to write a short document that includes:

·         a title

·         a description

·         a numbered list with heading

·         a bulleted list with heading


Students can refer to the attached template as an example.