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.  

This week's dictée words...

For January 18th :


1.       le pétrole

2.       la potasse

3.       les roches ignées

4.       le clivage

5.       le lustre

6.       la dureté

7.       l’échelle de Mohs

8.       les roches métamorphiques

9.       les roches sédimentaires

10.   une ressource renouvelable

11.   une ressource non-renouvelable

January 7th

Today we wrote tongue twisters in French. We practiced 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication and we learned about the Mohs hardness scale.

Tonight's homework is math, page 297 #1-5.

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January 6th

Today students learned to identify the “in” sound in French.  We practiced 2 digit by 1 digit multiplications and talked about how writers add voice to their writing.  We also learned about potash and practiced reading. 


Homework tonight:

Math – multiplication worksheet – due tomorrow.



January 4th

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a relaxing break.


Today we reviewed 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication.  We learned about the “Compare and Contrast” writing style and studied the different ways we use rocks and minerals.  Students also were introduced to the concepts of latitude and longitude and learned a new way to take organized notes. 



Math p. 292 #1-7 is due Wednesday.

There is no dictée this week.

December 3rd

Today students viewed Pierre et le loup, wrote a multiplication pre-asessment, finished up some outstanding work, and learned the properties of minerals. Students also logged into their Storybird accounts for the first time.

Homework: dictée, mathletics, take-home reading.

December 1

Here are the dictée words for this week:


Une réalisation

Une contribution

Un timbre

Une statue

Une bourse

Un monument

Le tungstène

Une lampe à l’huile

Le filament



These words come from our Science and Social Studies units.


November 30

Hello families,


***Important notice*** Next week’s Advent Concert begins at 6:30. (I mistakenly reported that the advent ceremony next week begins at 7:00. Sorry for the error.) Doors will be open at 6:00 p.m. Food Bank Donations will be accepted and there will also be a silver collection at the door.  


Talent show auditions run this week with the grade 4’s audition day being tomorrow (Tuesday Dec. 1) I hope to see a lot of our class auditioning – I know there is a lot of talent in our class! The talent show will be presented on the last day of classes before Christmas Holidays so there will be lots of time for students to perfect their performance.


Please check your child’s agenda for notes on homework. I hope everyone is practicing their times tables from 6-9 J and don’t forget to try to fit in 10 minutes a day of mathletics at home!


Mme Hendry and Mr Boyer

November 24

Hello families!


Today has been a busy week as we prepare for the tri-conferences this Wednesday and Thursday. We are looking forward to sharing our progress so far with you! Here are a few updates for this week:


Reports sent home today!

Multiplication quiz on multiplication - Wednesday

Wednesday and Thursday – Tri-conferences

Book fair in the library (the students have had a chance to take a look at books that they may wish to purchase during the evening of tri-conferences. If you have a few minutes to spare please drop in!

Friday Nov 27 – No school!

Notes will be going home regarding our school talent show on the afternoon of December 18. All grade 4’s interested in participating will be able to audition on Tuesday Dec 1 at noon.


Today the class presented their light experiments to the class. Here is a snapshot!