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!

 

 

 

November 18

Hello Families,

Wow! What a blustery day! Please make sure your children are dressed warm for the weather. It’s time to dig out the winter coats, snow pants, toques, warm mitts or gloves, snow boots, and especially on a day like today scarves. All grades are going outside at recesses and noon hour for fresh air so please make sure your kids are dressed appropriately. Here are a few other notes regarding upcoming events:

 

Friday Nov 20 Pyjama day and hot chocolate/cookie sale ($2)

Wednesday Nov 25 and Thursday Nov 26 Student led tri-conferencing from 4 – 7

Friday Nov 27 No school

 

Also, our annual Christmas/Advent Celebration will be held on Tuesday December 8 at 7:00 at Hillcrest Apostolic Church. Our class is busy practicing for this event and it is important that everyone in our class attend in order for it to be a success. Please contact myself or Mr Boyer if you have any concerns.

 

If you have time in the evening or after school, please sit down with a pack of flash cards and have a “game of multiplication” with them to practice their times tables. If you do not have flash cards they can be easily made or you can easily convert regular cards to flash cards by multiplying a 6 of diamonds with a 4 of hearts etc…. Have fun with this!

 

Mme Hendry and Mr Boyer

 

 

 

November 12

Welcome back after the extra long weekend! Today’s Remembrance Day Celebration was enhanced by the presence of dignitaries from the Armed Forces as well as members of the RCMP (who are also parents of students at St. Margaret’s). Also, a reminder to parents who have not yet done so, please sign up for student-lead  tri-conferencing online. For exact directions please refer to the yellow hand out that your child should have brought home in their agenda. Please contact myself or Mr Boyer if you are having any difficulty. jodie.hendry@htcsd.ca or clayton.boyer@htcsd.ca.

November 4

Hello everyone,

Today we had the opportunity to watch the live streaming of the Swearing-In Ceremony of our New Prime Minister in Ottawa. It was a very interesting ceremony and tied in well with our Social Studies Unit on Government and decision-making. I was able to capture a picture of the students watching the Inuit throat singing. Very cool!

Mme Hendry and M Boyer

November 3

Hello families!

 

There are a few important reminders for everyone:

 

There will be no dictées for this week or next week.  

Nov 5 - Thursday morning will be picture retakes for any students who need or missed photos.

On Friday Nov 6 there will be cookies and hot chocolate for sale for $2 for those that wish to purchase. Proceeds go towards Creative Kids Saskatchewan.

There will be no school on Nov 9-11 due to PD days as well as Remembrance Day.

St. Margaret’s is collecting donations for the poppies the students will wear during our Remembrance Day Ceremony. If you are able to donate, please send it in your child’s agenda this week. All proceeds will go towards the Legion.

 

We had a great day today! We studied the poem In Flander’s Fields and watched a beautiful video – ask your child to share their thoughts on it and even show you it! Our classroom discussion about the poem was very moving ♥

 

Mme Hendry and Mr Boyer

 

October 28

Here are the dictée words for the week:

 

le drapeau

l’écu

le lis rouge orangé

les prairies

un facteur

un produit

doubler

la dispersion

rebondir

traverser

 

We also had a visit from the Moose Jaw Warriors who came and read with us this afternoon as part of the Read to Succeed program. We even managed to sneak in a game of dodgeball together with them! They were good sports! The next 2 days will be very busy as the grade 4’s will finish presenting their music research projects as well as their ELA podcast assignments. There is also a lot of excitement in the air as our school Mission Fair is Friday afternoon and we will be preparing our class activity for it which will be “Pumpkin mini-golf”! Also, for those that ordered hot lunch – tomorrow is Boston Pizza!

October 20th

Today students took out new library books.  They also started scripting out a podcast in ELA and learned about how white light is made of many different colours and wavelengths of light.

 

This week’s dictée words :

1.       un loup-garou

2.       un squelette

3.       une sorcière

4.       une chauve-souris

5.       une citrouille

6.       un arc-en-ciel

7.       un prisme

8.       la dispersion

9.       lumineux

10.   lumineuse

11.   la lumière blanche

 

Homework :

Take-home reading

Mathletics

Study dictée words (not in agenda)

 

October 19th

Today we created a rubric together for our final project in this ELA unit.  The students wrote a sciences humaines quiz and started learning about multiplication in math.  

 

Tomorrow is library day.  Please return all books to school.

 

Hot lunch orders are due tomorrow.

 

Congratulations to Kaleigh who raised almost $700 for Cuts for Cancer last month!

 

Félicitations to Brynn, Jacob, Luc, Keenan, Emma, Shelby, Sadie, Neyva, and Caitlin who all earned Mathletics certificates this week!

 

 

 

Take Home Reading

Hi everyone,

Tonight your child is bringing home a levelled French book to read at home.  Students should read the book to you for 15 minutes every night.  This will be for homework nightly. Students will be able to choose their own books on Tuesdays when we go to the library.   To help motivate the class to read, if you fill out a simple online form at boyerurl.ca/boyerlog after your child has read, we will reward your child’s Classcraft account.

 

If you have any questions, let us know.

 

Merci

M. Boyer and Mme Hendry