Grade 4's blog

Dec. 12-16

Dear Grade Four Families,

I can't believe this is the last week of school before the Christmas holidays.  I want to wish each and everyone of you a Blessed Christmas and a Joyful New Year!  I hope the two week holiday brings you lots of joy, happiness, delicious food, and quality time with your family and friends!  We've already been blessed with the snow, and I hope the spirit of Christmas remains with you for the rest of the year!

I created 2 slideshows on Smilebox for you today.  One is about our Science Workshop that happened two weeks ago, and the other one was on the snow day we just had on Friday.  I hope you enjoy it!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Bring a medium size gift bag to hold your treats from the party 
    • if you are planning to hand out treats/gifts for your classmates, bring it to school today
  • Grade 4 Christmas Party from 10:30am - 12:45pm in the Parish Centre
  • Return library books
  • Sushi Hot lunch for those who ordered...it will be delivered to the party
  • Yasmine's page is due today
  • Hand in last Reading log for 2016

Tuesday:

  • NO PE today (gym will be set up for the show)
  • Christmas Performance at 1:30pm and 7:00pm
  • Please return to school at 6:20pm for the evening performance...line up in the covered area
    • children will change into their costumes at school
    • after the performance, please pick your child up from the Grade 4 classroom

Wednesday:

  • PE today
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • PE today instead of Music class
  • Comic Strip IRP due today
  • Bring your buddy's Christmas gift today (optional)
  • Bring an extra snack and drink for movie time

Friday:

  • wear your ugly Christmas sweater or red and green play clothes
  • Dismissal is at 12 noon
  • HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS BREAK!  SEE YOU BACK ON TUESDAY, JAN. 3

 

Mrs. Imoo

 

Week of Dec. 5 - 9

Dear Grade Four Families,

The High Tech, High Touch came to our classroom on Monday for a science workshop.  The children got to experiment and learn about animal adaptations.  They tried catching flies with a sticky hand, they looked at a stick insect camouflage into it's environment, and look at the suction cups of an octopus and squid up close!  

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Costumes due today
    • please send your child's costume on one hanger and cover it up with a garment bag or large garbage bag (label the bag clearly with your child's name on it)
  • Paper towel roll due today
  • Hot Lunch served for those who ordered
  • Send in 9"X12" canvas for Christmas art project
  • return library books
  • Edward's Student in the Spotlight letter is due
  • Hand in Reading Log

Tuesday:

  • PE
  • C-Skills assignment due today

Wednesday:

  • Hot lunch orders for Jan-Mar due today
  • Living Room donation of warm gloves and 1 toothpaste due today
  • PE
  • Teachers vs. Grade 7 volleyball game at lunch time!
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • regular class

Friday:

  • Assembly by Grade 6&K
  • PE

Looking ahead:  Grade 4 Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 12 at 10:30am.  Thank you to the parents who have already signed up for set-up/clean-up and food contributions. Please contact Mrs. Dy for more information about this.  

Gift for Buddies:

We will be making a Christmas star and card for our buddies.  You are not required to buy a separate gift for him/her, however, if you wish to do so, please send it to school on Thursday, Dec. 15.  We will have Buddy Activity on this day.

 

Have a good week!

Mrs. Imoo

 

 

 

 

Costume for the Christmas Concert

Dear Grade Four Families,

Just a reminder that the children will be dressed as "astronomers" for the Christmas play. 

Clothing for your child:

  • plain coloured shirt
  • black pants
  • black shoes
  • white coat (long sleeved, plain white dress shirt from Dad's closet will work)

Please send all clothing to school by Monday, December 5 in a bag.  Please have the bag clearly labeled with your child's name.  

The children will be required to dress in school for the performance on Dec. 13.

Prop:

We have to make a telescope!

Please send in a paper towel roll by Monday, Dec. 5

  • if you can send it in sooner, that would be helpful
  • also, if you have more than one, that would be helpful too

Thank you for your assistance in this matter!  It's going to be a wonderful show!!!

 

Mrs. Imoo

 

 

 

Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

Dear Grade Four Families,

It was so nice to see you on Friday for Conference Day. Thank you for your continued support!!!  Please feel free to email me your feedback regarding the new format of having the conference in the gym.  Our goal for the new format was to have privacy for our discussions and conversations regarding your child.  

As we are now in the season of Advent, I would like to bring the Christmas spirit into the Grade 4 classroom. I will be putting up a small Christmas tree, and I would like to have each of the children bring in their favourite Christmas ornament  to decorate the tree.  Also, if you have any small Christmas items that can be placed around the room for the next 3 weeks, feel free to send it in as well!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • High Tech, High Touch Science Workshop in the morning for our class
  • Lien's page is due
  • bring in Christmas ornament for the tree (if available...if not, bring it sometime during the week)
  • return library books

Tuesday:

  • PE
  • C-Skills due today

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • November IRP is extended...due date is now on Dec. 15
  • dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • Report Cards go home today
  • Please sign the cover and return it to school tomorrow (Term One report can stay at home)

Friday:

  • Return report card cover
  • Assembly led by Grades 7&3
  • PE

Looking ahead:

Monday, Dec. 5 - costumes and paper towel roll for prop due today

Wednesday, Dec. 7 - donation to Living Room due today (1 pair of warm gloves and 1 large tube of toothpaste)

Monday, Dec. 12 - Christmas party for the Grade 4 class. (10:30 - 12:30pm) Talk to Mrs. Dy if you have any questions regarding this event

Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Christmas play at 1:30pm and 7pm

Friday, Dec. 15 - Last day of school...Dismissal at 12noon

 

Have a great week!

Mrs. Imoo

 

Nov. 21 - 25

Dear Grade Four Families,

It's a busy time in the Grade 4 classroom, as we prepare for Conference Day on Friday.  The priority for the week is to finish up on-going projects and assessments.  On Friday, we gathered together in the gym and watched a live theatre performance called "Land of Trash."  Students got to see piles of garbage bags and debris.  The play was all about the effects of life and the environment when it's not taken care of properly.  It was a nice change to our regular day, and it's great to actors, actresses, and cool props!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • PE today, instead of Tuesday this week
  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Hand in Reading Log
  • Return library books
  • Math quiz today:  Unit 2, Lessons 1-3
  • BC Artifacts Mobile Museum for the kids in the Parish Centre

Tuesday:

  • No PE today (Mr. Kelly is away)
  • C-Skills due p. 46-50

Wedesday:

  • No PE due to Mass at 11am - please join us!
  • Pictures for Starring Me project are due today
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • December book orders are due today - great for Christmas presents!  Thanks for your support
  • Advent Assembly at 9am - please join us

Friday:

  • 3-Way Conference
    • students only come during their scheduled time
    • students wear complete uniform for the meeting
    • Conference will be 10 minutes long in the gym

Looking Ahead:

Christmas Celebration is just aroud the corner.  Our class will be dressed as "Astronomers"...plain coloured shirt, black pants, black shoes and a lab coat (which can just be a long sleeved white dress shirt from dad's closet).  Also, we need to have telescopes, so I would like you to start saving your paper towel rolls.  We will cover it in black to look like long telescopes.  Please send the paper towel rolls sometime over the next 2 weeks.

 

Nov. 14 - 18

Dear Grade Four Famiies,

Our highlight for the week was a visit from Sr. Guadalupe on Monday!  She came into the classroom to show the children a couple of relics.  One is a crucifix that belonged to St. Padre Pio that she received many years ago.  Sr. Guadalupe told the children that she takes that crucifix everywhere she goes.  A second relic is a piece of bone that belonged to St. Nicholas de Flue (a Swiss soldier).  The children got to hold the relics and say a special prayer or intention.  Finally, the children asked Sr. Guadalupe many questions about the sisterhood.  I didn't know that there's actually a difference between a nun and sister!  Ask you're child what the difference is!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Pro-D  (no school)

Tuesday:

  • PE
  • hand in Reading Log
  • Celina's page is due
  • C-Skills p. 41-45 due
  • return library books

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • Photo retakes for those who want it

Friday:

  • Our assembly - please join us!
  • PE
  • Green Thumb - Land of Trash presentation in the afternoon

Looking ahead:  3-Way Conference next Friday, Nov. 25

 

Have a great week!

 

Mrs. Imoo

 

Nov. 7-11

Dear Grade Four Families,

Monday was a very fun and exciting day for everyone!  It was nice to see the children in their costumes and play clothes.  I'm sure some of you heard that Mrs. Moorehead was dressed as Snow White and the teachers were dressed as dwarfs.  We learned about the history of Hallowe'en, learned about Pablo Picasso and created a Cubism Frankenstein, and made slime for science!  Thank you for providing the supplies for this activity.

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • November book orders are due
  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Return library books
  • Oafe's page is due
  • Hand in Reading Log
  • Friend 2 Friend presentation for the class

Tuesday:

  • Photo Retake
  • PE
  • C-Skills p. 36-40 due 

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • Remembrance Day assembly at 10:45am

Friday:

  • Remembrance Day Holiday (no school)

Looking ahead:  Pro-D on Monday, Nov. 14...no school

 

Have a great week!

 

Mrs. Imoo

Week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Hello Grade 4 Families,

I can't believe we're at the end of another month again! The kids have settled nicely into routine, and so the lessons are starting to pick up in pace.  I am proud of how they are working in class, and I am most especially proud of how they inquire, work together, and find a solution to the question together!  My motto in Gr. 4 is "Ask 3 before me!"  It bringes me joy to see them step up to new challenges of the new curriculum!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • IRP due today
  • Read email from me regaring Halloween
  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Joshua's page due today
  • Hand in Home Reading Log

Tuesday:

  • return library books
  • PE
  • C-Skills p. 31-35 due today
  • November book order foms go home today (due back Nov. 8)

Wednesday:

  • Created by Kids orders due today
  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • regular school day

Friday:

  • assembly by Grades 5 and 2
  • PE

Have a wonderful week, and stay safe on Halloween night!

 

Mrs. Imoo

Week of Oct. 24-28

Hello Grade 4 Families,

We have 2 new pets in the classroom, thanks to Alvin and his family.  He brought in 2 baby lobsters, which he named "Lightning Bolt" and "Slash."  The kids enjoy looking at our pets throughout the day, and they have been a great addition to the Grade Four family.  

In Social Studies, we had a lively discussion about stereotypes and racism this past week. Thank you for allowing your children to find stereotypes on TV.  (Some children thanked me for giving them homework, while some exclaimed, "This is the best homework ever!" Their enthusiasm brings me so much joy! Haha) During class, Martin Luther King's name was mentioned during our discussion, and so the children wanted to learn more about him.  Thus, we continued our learning about him and this topic in our Language Arts class. This is the beauty of the new curriculum... being able to integrate different subjects together, and allowing the kids to steer their learning towards topics that interests them.

In Science, we are continuing to learn about animals in their environment.  Your child is currently researching about a BC animal of their choice. (You can ask your child what he/she has chosen). They are doing the research in class with the use of computers.  During the research, they have to describe their animal, find 3 structural adaptations, 3 behavioural adaptations and find interesting facts about the animal.  Once they write their paragraphs in class, you can assist them at home by proofreading and editing their paragraphs.  

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • School picture orders are due 
  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Return library books
  • Math assignment (Lesson 4) is due 
  • Carmina's letter is due 

Tuesday:

  • PE
  • C-Skills p. 25-30 due 
  • Intermediate Choir at lunch from 12:15-12:45pm

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm
  • Created by Kids will be sent home today for ordering

Thursday:

  • regular day
  • study for Math test tomorrow

Friday:

  • PE
  • Walkathon assembly
  • Math test (Lessons 4 and 5)

Looking ahead:  Halloween - Monday, Oct. 31

  • students will be allowed to wear costumes to school or black and orange clothes
  • read Mrs. Moorehead's letter this coming Thursday regarding appropriate costumes for school
  • treats for the class may be brought in on this day...please remember to send NUT FREE treats...Thanks!
  • IRP for October due today

Have a good week!

Mrs. Imoo

 

Week of Oct. 17 - 21

Dear Grade Four Families,

Things are moving along smoothly in Grade 4.  We enjoyed a visit from Fr. Mark on Thursday, and the kids had some really good questions for him. It's nice to see the children engaged and wanting to learn more about their faith.  It's hard to believe that we're now in the middle of October...time seems to be flying by so quickly!  

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Noelle's page is due
  • Hand in Reading Log
  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Idea for Christmas drawing...we will start the project tomorrow

Tuesday:

  • Library books are due today
  • PE
  • C-Skills due today p. 19-24

Wednesday:

  • No PE due to school Mass at 11am - please join us!
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • October Scholastic book orders are due today

Friday:

  • Assembly by Grades 7&3
  • PE
  • Parent Volleyball Night from 6-9pm

Attached is a sample of the IRP (Independent Reading Project) that will be due on Oct. 31...Students brought home their red folder on Friday.  Keep it at home and read the criteria.  Students should start thinking about their project.