Grade 4's blog

April 24 - 28

Dear Grade Four Families,

It was wonderful to see you during the Student-Led Conference.  I hope you enjoyed looking at all the wonderful things your child has been doing in Grade Four.  They've all worked so hard in class, and I hope you can see how much your child has accomplished so far.

Track practice is in full swing this week.  Please refer to the track schedule that was sent home last week (or attachment on the PE/Music blog)

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Sprints and relays practice at Minoru from 7:30am - 8:15am (Don't forget to wear your gym strip and pack your school clothes and school shoes)!
  • Shotput 12:00 - 12:30
  • High Jump 3:15 - 3:45
  • Long Distance at Minoru 3:15 - 4:00
    • If your child is interested in doing both high jump and long distance, they should attend the high jump practice instead.
  • Hot lunch serving for those who ordered
  • Return library books
  • PE
  • Hand in Reading Log (new purple booklet)
  • Brayden's Student in the Spotlight page is due
  • Winn-Dixie Chapter 9&10 (double entry journal and comprehension questions) due
  • Return signed Religion quiz
  • Religion worksheet (iPad) due
  • Math page 192 #1-5 due

Tuesday:

  • No practice for Grade 4 today
  • PE
  • C-Skills pages 93-97 due 

Wednesday:

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  • Sprints and relays practice at Minoru from 7:30am - 8:15am (Don't forget to wear your gym strip and pack your school clothes and school shoes)!
  •  Long Jump 12:00 - 12:30
  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • High jump 12:00 - 12:30
  • Dress Down Day - wear your favourite team jersey (professional sport, your own team sport, or your gym strip)

Friday:

  • St. Paul and St. Joseph the Worker Meet at Minoru 8:45am - 1:30pm
  • Please read Mr. Kelly's detailed instructions regarding this day on the PE/Music blog

Upcoming events:

1. April IRP due on Monday, May 1st

2. Richmond Zones Track Meet on Tuesday, May 2nd

3. Jean's Day on Thursday, May 4th

4. Pro - D on Friday, May 5 (No school)

 

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the sunshine

Mrs. Imoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 17 - 21

Dear Grade Four Families,

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you enjoyed the four day long weekend with your families and friends.  Track and Field will begin tomorrow, and it's going to be a busy time for all the students for the next few weeks.  Please make sure that your child wears his/her gym strip everyday to school so they don't miss out on any practices.  Check Mr. Kelly's PE blog to see this week's schedule for practices.  Permission forms must be handed in by tomorrow, otherwise, your child will not be allowed to participate in the practices.  The schedule of practices also went home with your child on Thursday.  Please refer to it and make sure your child knows when he/she has a practice to attend.  Our first track meet will be on Friday, April 28 at Minoru with St. Joseph the Worker school.  

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Easter Monday (No School)

Tuesday:

  • Return library books
  • Sign and return Math Test on measurement
  • PE
  • Hand in Reading Log
  • C-Skills pages 88 - 92 due 
  • Winn-Dixie Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-6 due
  • Butterfly Art (coloured and cut out) due

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • Religion quiz on Chapter 9
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • regular day

Friday:

  • Student-Led Conference Day
    • wear complete uniform
    • come to the classroom during appointment time for 30 minutes

Looking forward to seeing you this Friday!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Imoo

 

April 10 - 14

Dear Grade Four Families,

As we enter this Sacred Triduum, may we remember God's love for us and the ultimate sacrifice He made for us to free us of our sins.  This past Friday, the children went to confession and I pray that they will try to always make good choices and keep their hearts clean.  I also want to thank all the students and parents who were able to come to the morning masses this past week.  The students did an amazing job with their parts.

Please note that Morning Lenten Masses end this Wednesday.  There is no morning mass on Holy Thursday.

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Send Mite box in this week (by Wednesday at the latest)
  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Return library books
  • Hand in Reading Log
  • Tank's Student in the Spotlight page 
  • Commandments 6 & 7
  • Double entry journal (Chapters 3 & 4 - Winn Dixie novel study)
  • Math Test (Unit 4: Lessons 7-13) 

Tuesday:

  • Class photo and panorama today (Please wear complete uniform...don't forget your school sweater)
  • PE
  • C-Skills pages 83-87 due today

Wednesday:

  • Last day to bring in Mite box
  • PE
  • dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • NO MORNING LENTEN MASS
  • Shadow Stations of the cross at 11am in the gym - everyone is welcome to attend

Friday:

  • GOOD FRIDAY (no school)

Upcoming events:

  • Saturday, April 15: Book online appointment for Student-Led Conference
  • Sunday, April 16:  HAPPY EASTER
  • Monday, April 17: Easter Monday (no school) 

Have a blessed Easter!

Mrs. Imoo

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die." (John 11:25-26)

 

April 3 - 7

Dear Grade Four Families,

I can't believe it's April already!!!  I hope you all had an enjoyable spring break.  After speaking to the students, it looked like many of you took advantage of the 2 weeks off to travel and get away from the cold and rain. Good for you!  Thank goodness it's finally feeling like spring!

The Grade Four class will be leading the Lenten Morning masses this week.  I would like to encourage as many students to come out and sit with me in the front (centre left pews in front of the lectern).  Students who have a part for mass should be in the church by 8:10am.  Parents, thank you for getting your child to mass early this week!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • HOT LUNCH serving today
  • Hand in Art Therapy consent forms...students will be participating in an art class this afternoon
  • Return library books
  • Hand in Reading Log for the week
  • Hilary's Student in the Spotlight page is due
  • Sign and return quizzes (Time test and Relgion quiz)

Tuesday:

  • PE
  • C-Skills pages 78-82 due today

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • regular day

Friday:

  • April books orders are due today
  • PE

Looking ahead:

  • Mite box due on Monday, April 10
  • Class pictures will be taken on Tuesday, April 11
  • No school on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17

Have a great week!

Mrs. Imoo

 

Thank you!

Dear Grade Four Families,

Thank you very much for the thoughtful birthday present.  I look forward to using the Doterra diffuser and different essential oils in my bedroom!  I hope it brings me the feeling of the spa!!!

Here are the reminders for when we return on March 27 - March 31

Monday:

  • Hand in Reading Log
  • Return report card cover (if you didn't hand it in on March 10)
  • Religion: Be...Attitude worksheet due
  • Return library books
  • Kassy's Student in the Spotlight page due today
  • NO HOT LUNCH TODAY

Tuesday:

  • PE
  • C-Skills pages 74-77 due today

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • regular day

Friday:

  • March IRP due today (3-D model)
  • PE

Reminders:

  • Daily Lenten Masses at 8am (during Spring Break)
  • Daily Lenten Mass at 8:15 (starting March 27 again)

Have a wonderful and restful spring break!

See you in 2 weeks!

Mrs. Imoo

 

 

March 6 - 10

Dear Grade Four Families,

Thank you to all the students who participated in Speech Arts this past Tuesday.  We want to congratulate and wish Bianca, Morgan, Adrian, and Alvin the best of luck as they represent our school at the Tri-School Speech Arts Festival at Sacred Heart School this coming Thursday.

I also want to thank all the students who led the Ash Wednesday Mass.  It was a challenge not having the microphones, but the children did an amazing job! Thank you for sharing your talents!

 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • March book orders due today
  • Fukuroku hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Wear gym strip (just in case Mr. Kelly can take them today since they will not be having PE on Tuesday)
  • Return library books
  • Micah's Student in the Spotlight page is due
  • Hand in Reading Log

Tuesday:

  • Field Trip to Science World!!!
  • Please pack a disposable lunch that can be thrown away (label it with your child's name) and put a pocket snack in your child's jacket 
  • No backpacks allowed
  • Wear complete uniform
  • Students come to school at regular time (8:45am) and we will be back at school for regular dismissal time (3pm)

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • Report cards go home today
    • please sign report card cover and return it to school tomorrow

Friday:

  • PE
  • return report card cover
  • Last day of school before spring break

Reminders:

Daily Lenten Mass at 8:15am - everyone is welcome!

Back to school on March 27

March IRP due on March 31

 

Have a wonderful spring break!!!

 

Feb. 20 - 25

Dear Grade Four Families,

This week, your child received a New Testament bible.  We spent some time learning how to properly use it, learned the names of the different books by singing a funny song, and learned how to find different verses.  We are going to focus on Jesus' parables and reflect on the lessons from these stories.  On Wednesday, we will wear pink for anti-bullying day and spend some time learning about this problem and finding ways or strategies to deal with it for ourselves and for our friends.

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Hot lunch orders for April - June are due today (no late orders will be accepted)
  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • FSA: Math Numeracy (2 written word problems to solve)
  • Jacob's Student in the Spotlight page due 
  • Hand in Reading Log
  • Quiz:  Apostles' Creed

Tuesday:

  • PE

Wednesday:

  • Anti-bullying Day
  • Wear pink play clothes
  • PE
  • Dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • regular day

Friday:

  • Assembly by Grades 2 and 5
  • PE

Looking ahead:

  • I will be away from Feb. 23 - 27
    • Miss Tang will be in Grade 4...please send a written note if you need to inform her about something 
    • If your child will be away, please email Mrs. Ong in the office
  • Speech Arts Presentations on Feb. 28
  • Ash Wednesday Mass on March 1 (our class to lead)
  • Daily Lenten masses begin on March 2nd at 8:15 (everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend)

Have a great week!

Mrs. Imoo

 

 

Feb. 13 - 17

Dear Grade Four Families,

I hope you are enjoying the extra long weekend with your family.  I'm relieved to see the snow finally melt away and for the weather to finally be above 0 degrees!  The children were praying for snow during the fall, and God definitely answered their prayers!!!  They've been having so much fun playing with it during recess time!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • no schoool (Family Day)

Tuesday:

  • Valentine's Day - wear red, white, and pink play clothes (students must be able to fully participate in PE so keep this in mind when choosing what to wear)
  • You are welcome to send Valentine's Day cards or treats for the class
  • FSA: Online Numeracy 
    • please bring a calculator 
  • PE
  • hand in reading log
  • Matthew's Student in the Spotlight page is due

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • early dismissal at 2pm

Thursday:

  • PE instead of music (due to Blood Donor clinic on Friday)

Friday:

  • Our assembly with the Grade One class
  • No PE
  • FSA: Long Write

Reminders:

  • Memorize the Apostles Creed by February 20
  • Speech Arts Presentations on February 28 

Happy Family Day and have a great week!

Mrs. Imoo

 

 

Feb. 6 - 10

Dear Grade Four Families,

On Monday, we had High Touch High Tech lead us through some experiments on sounds.  Using tuning forks, we discovered what sounds actually are. We learned about pitch, intensity and frequency. The students also learned about wave motion and were introduced to a sound modulator (which sounded like R2D2 from Star Wars)!  Your child made their own version of a harmonica using different lengths of straws.

FSA Schedule:

We will begin on Monday!  

If possible, please avoid booking dentist or doctor appointments on the following dates:

Feb. 6 - Online Reading Comprehension

Feb. 7 - Reading Comprehension Written Response and Short Write

Feb. 14 - Online Numeracy (bring a calculator)

Feb. 17 - Long Write

Feb. 20 - Written Numeracy 

 

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Hot Lunch for those who ordered
  • Hand in Reading Log
  • Adrian's page is due
  • Apostles' Creed page 5 due
    • memorize Apostles' Creed prayer by Feb. 20
  • Return library books

Tuesday:

  • PE
  • C-Skills assignment due
  • French worksheet due

Wednesday:

  • PE
  • Dismissal at 12 noon

Thursday:

  • PRO-D (no school)

Friday:

  •  PRO-D (no school)

Looking Ahead:

Feb. 13 - Family Day (no school)

Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day (wear red, pink and white play clothes)

Feb. 17 - Grade One and Four to lead assembly

Feb. 22 - Pink Day - Anti-Bullying Day

Feb. 28 - Speech Arts Presentations

Mar. 1 - Ash Wednesday (Grade Four to lead)

Mar. 2 - Daily Lenten Masses begin at 8:15am

Mar. 7 - Field Trip to Science World

Mar. 9 - Tri-School Speech Arts Festival @ Sacred Heart School & Report cards go home

Mar. 10 - Last Day of School before Spring Break

 

Enjoy the snow!!!

Mrs. Imoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 30 - Feb. 3

Dear Grade Four Families:

Kung Hei Fat Choi to everyone who is celebrating Chinese New Year! May the year of the rooster bring you and your family joy, peace, happiness, prosperity, and good health!

The highlight of the week was the feast day lunch on Wednesday! It was nice to see so many families have lunch together in the gym.  The entertainment with the ventriloquist was quite fun as well.  The kids had a great time seeing the different puppets and learning how to speak without moving their lips!  However, seeing Father Mark dressed as a baby at the end of the show was the show stopper.  He was such a good sport!

Here are the reminders for the week:

Monday:

  • Hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Re-registration forms are due this week:  The office will accept forms from 9:30-11:30am or 1:00-3:30pm 
  • Edmond's page due
  • Apostles' Creed (page 3) due
  • Return library books
  • Hand in Reading Log
  • Hand in Reading Comprehension Units (up to #46)
  • Home Reading: Reading Comprehension Units # 47 & 48

Tuesday:

  • PE
  • Home Reading: Reading Comprehension Units #49 & 50

Wednesday:

  • Scholastic Book Fair starts today in the library
    • students are allowed to bring in money to go shopping 
  • PE today
  • dismissal at 2pm
  • Regular Home Reading starts today: choose a book to read for 30 minutes

Thursday:

  • regular day
  • Scholastic Book Fair continues

Friday:

  • Assembly by Grades 6 and Kindergarten
  • PE today
  • Scholastic Book Fair closes at 10:30am

REMINDERS:

  1. January's IRP has been cancelled. The next IRP is not due until the end of March. This is a bigger project and will require more time.
  2. Wednesday, February 8: Dismissal at 12noon (water will be turned off at the school due to construction)
  3. Februaruy 9 & 10, 2017: No school  (Catholic Educators Conference)
  4. Monday, February 13, 2017 No school (Family Day)
  5. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - Valentine's Day - wear red and white play clothes

Have a great week!

Mrs. Imoo