Wednesday, 23 January 2019


Hello SJA Parents!

 Check below to see all the news in our class! 
Quote of the day
"Do not let the behaviors of others destroy your inner peace" - Dalai Lama 

MATH
Today in Math we did not start a new lesson. As we went over a lot of new information yesterday with the completion of both lesson 6 and 7 it was important to take up our homework and be sure we were all one hundred percent sure on how to add and subtract decimals! For those grade 4's that did not complete their math homework due today please be sure to have that done and ready for me tomorrow morning! Anyone who was finished and did hand in their work you have a new practice math worksheet to work on!
Language 
Today in Language we continued to work on our Speech! We should now be finished or close to being finished the first draft of the speech and started to peer edit! We will continue this work tomorrow and I will be meeting one on one with each student tomorrow to go over what they have written so far!
U.O.I
In U.O.I we continued to work on our summative tasks and prepare our presentations about Religion! Please make sure to bring your device again tomorrow so we can continue to work on this project in class!

*** Check us out below with our reading buddies in SK today!***






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Agenda:
Math worksheet
Math textbook (listed above)
Spelling due tomorrow
Spelling test Friday 


Important notes:


Updates:
Re-registration packages were sent home before the break. Please fill in forms and return by February 11th. After this time, spots will be open to the public and your child will not be guaranteed a space for next year. We would love to have you all back for another great school year at SJA! We have some amazing Grade 5 teachers just waiting to teach you! So get those re-registration packages in to ensure you have the teacher of your choice for next year! 

Important Reminders:
Weather
It is colder than ever! We will need to start bringing the proper attire to school to stay warm. If you can, please check the weather and send your child to school with a coat, hat, scarf and proper out door shoes, that would be wonderful!
                                                                                                                                    Thank you😁

Aftercare:
Aftercare Invoices are now overdue. Please contact Mrs. Chiapetta for information. 

A message from Mr. Foster, Ms. Gandy, and Ms. Brasil:

As part of our summative assessment the grade one classes have decided to open a market to complement our organization unit. The market will include fruits, vegetables, drinks and other healthy snacks. It will be held in rooms 25, 28 and 29. The market will take place all day Thursday, January. 24th and Friday, January. 25th. All profits made will be donated to the Sick Kid’s Hospital.

Thank you for your donations,

The Grade one Classes :) 

March Break Camp

Here's a message about March Break Camp:

Jump Rope for Heart – It is that time again! We will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on Thursday, February 14th. Donation packages have been sent home. You can pledge using cash or you can donate on the website. House points will be rewarded to each student who brings in donations. If we meet our school goal of $2500, students will be rewarded with a fun activity. Let’s see what we can do SJA!


 Book Fair (it's almost time! 13 DAYS AWAY!!)

A message from Mrs, Hayward:

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Day 6!

Hello SJA Parents!

It was math filled day on this chilly Tuesday! Check below to see all the news in our class! 
Important note; We have decided to start the day with an inspirational quote on the whiteboard.. quote of the day in the grade 4 class -- 
"Knowing whats right doesn't mean much unless you do whats right" - Franklin Roosevelt 

See us with the golden broom bellow!!


Math 
Today in Math had two lessons, both 6 and 7 were covered in class today! We focused on both adding and subtracting decimals! Using base ten blocks, mental math and place value charts we were able to complete and understand all the practice questions! For homework I have assigned page 131 - 132 in the textbook #'s 1,2,3,4,7 & 8 and also page 137 #'s 1,3,5 &10. All our notes and math homework questions are posted below.







Language 
We continued our speech writing today in language class and I have met with some more students who are finished the first copy of the speech. As we continue to make changes and edit our speech I have been encouraging each student to start practicing and timing themselves! <Speeches should be between 3-5 minutes>. Spelling is due tomorrow! I will be collecting all spelling books and looking over the work completed. Our Spelling test is on Friday!

U.O.I
We continue to research for our final task in the Religion unit of U.O.I; each student will need to either with a partner or individually chose a religion to gather information on and present to the class! Check us out below as we prepare for our U.O.I presentations!



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Agenda:
Math worksheet
Math textbook (listed above)
Spelling due tomorrow
Spelling test Friday 

Important notes:


Updates:
Re-registration packages were sent home before the break. Please fill in forms and return by February 11th. After this time, spots will be open to the public and your child will not be guaranteed a space for next year. We would love to have you all back for another great school year at SJA! We have some amazing Grade 5 teachers just waiting to teach you! So get those re-registration packages in to ensure you have the teacher of your choice for next year! 

Important Reminders:
Weather
It is colder than ever! We will need to start bringing the proper attire to school to stay warm. If you can, please check the weather and send your child to school with a coat, hat, scarf and proper out door shoes, that would be wonderful!
                                                                                                                                    Thank you😁

Aftercare:
Aftercare Invoices are now overdue. Please contact Mrs. Chiapetta for information. 

A message from Mr. Foster, Ms. Gandy, and Ms. Brasil:

As part of our summative assessment the grade one classes have decided to open a market to complement our organization unit. The market will include fruits, vegetables, drinks and other healthy snacks. It will be held in rooms 25, 28 and 29. The market will take place all day Thursday, January. 24th and Friday, January. 25th. All profits made will be donated to the Sick Kid’s Hospital.

Thank you for your donations,

The Grade one Classes :) 

March Break Camp

Here's a message about March Break Camp:

Jump Rope for Heart – It is that time again! We will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on Thursday, February 14th. Donation packages have been sent home. You can pledge using cash or you can donate on the website. House points will be rewarded to each student who brings in donations. If we meet our school goal of $2500, students will be rewarded with a fun activity. Let’s see what we can do SJA!


 Book Fair (it's almost time! 13 DAYS AWAY!!)

A message from Mrs, Hayward:

Monday, 21 January 2019

Day 5!






Hello SJA Parents!

Today was an exciting day in the grade 4 class! 
We were the winners of the Golden Broom!! 
This means that we are an example for the 
school and keep our classroom neat and tidy 
all week long! What an honor it was to receive 
this in front of the school! I could't be more proud 
of our class and how as a team we were able to 
keep it all so nice and clean and most importantly 
organized. 








Math:
Today in Math we began lesson 5 in unit 4! We spent the period going over estimating the sum and different of two or more sets of decimals! After a fun and interactive lesson I assigned questions 1,2 and 4 on page 128 of the textbook <see below> I also assigned a practice sheet for homework to make sure that we all know our material 100%!!




Language:
We continued to work on our speech! Almost everyone is done (or almost done) the rough copy. I have started to meet with students who are completed draft one and we have gone over any changes to the flow of the speech that needs to be made. I have also allowed students to have their electronics during the writing process as some of us are still trying to gather all of our facts <including names, dates etc..>.

U.O.I:
In U.O.I we have began our Summitive tasks. As you know from the sheet sent home with your child we will be choosing a religion and presenting on that religion either in groups or individually to the class. Today we chose our topic and partners <if applicable> and began our research.. It is important that each student brings their device again all week so that we can continue our research!
Take a look below and see us in action gathering research




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Agenda:
Math worksheet
Math textbook page 127 #1,2 and 4
Spelling due Wednesday 
Spelling test Friday 

Important notes:
Gym tomorrow 
Library tomorrow 
Re-registration forms have gone home!! Be sure to complete them and send it back as soon as possible!!! We want to see you all again next year!!
Book fair is coming up fast! See below 



Friday, 18 January 2019

Day 4!

Dear SJA Parents, 

Happy Friday ! Hope everyone has a safe and restful weekend

Math
Today we did not have a new math lesson. Instead we will be continuing to practice all of the work we have done all week. Since Monday I have assigned both text book work and a worksheet, Text book work has been collected // taken up in class. The worksheets will all be due on Monday along with a new practice sheet handed out today.

Language
In language we continued to work on our Speeches! We have completed at least the introduction paragraph and body paragraph one. I have collected all the journals and will be looking over each one this weekend to make sure we are all on the right track!

U.O.I
In u.o.i we spent some time reading over our notes from yesterdays lesson and are now fully aware and very familiar with the Islamic festivals and symbols! We also did a little more research and began to learn about the origins of Islam!

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Agenda:
Math worksheets due Monday
Raz kids





Thursday, 17 January 2019

Day 3!

Good Afternoon SJA 

Happy Thursday! Some exciting new to share with you! As a class we have decided that in 2019 we will try to be a little neater and more organized with our school work.. we are also working on our transitions from one subject to another and trying to spend less time chatting and more time organizing our notes and getting ourselves ready for the new lesson! To help promote this I have decided to pick a few students at the end of each week who have been demonstrating said behavior and they will be our Stars of the week!!! The names of each student chosen will be added to our action star wall and will stay up until the next set of students are chosen the following week.                                   Today I have chosen three students!  
                Congratulation Nicole, Laura and Kaitlyn!!
Laura, Kaitlyn and Nicole all sit with or near their close friends in class and yet they are always the first three to be ready.. with an open book... a pencil ... and attentively listening for the next set of instructions! But not just that, I have also seen all three girls assist other students who sit with or near them get ready for the lesson. They not only help by making sure everyone has out the correct book they have also gone as far as repeating my instructions to make sure everyone is ready to learn! They volunteer to answer questions and always complete classwork and homework on time!
          Thank you girls for always being ready to learn! 


Math
Today in math we reviewed lesson four in unit 4 about rounding decimals! With lost of great participation we were able to explore the round decimals lesson and even get a head start on some homework! I have assigned a new practice worksheet as well as some text book homework. The textbook homework (posted below) will be due tomorrow, the practice worksheets will be due on Monday with the other 3 worksheets handed out earlier this week (practice worksheets 1-4).
U.O.I
In U.O.I we have began the study of Islam! We read together a few pages on the Islamic faith and now have some understanding of the faith. We will continue to read and explore the religion together in an extended U.O.I period tomorrow. I have divided the students into 5 groups, each group is responsible for researching and bringing to class 1-2 points on the religious holiday or symbol assigned to the group. Tomorrow we will present our information and together with our groups take the most important information and make notes on our worksheets. Once each group has made the accurate notes, they will be presenting to the rest of the class and together we will further gain an understand of the faith. (This will help up practice for our speeches!)

Language
In language today we spent the entire 40 minutes working on the rough copy of the speech, I will be collecting tomorrow any rough copy notes students have and had it back on Monday so we can continue to work together on it in class next week! By the end of the period tomorrow students should have the introduction paragraph and body paragraph one completed!

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Agenda:
Math practice worksheet and any page 126 of textbook #1-7
Spelling test tomorrow 
Buddhist Mandala worksheet due tomorrow 
Research on Islam
Scholastic flyers have been sent home. Deadline to return order forms  is Thursday, January 24
Gym tomorrow!!

We also had our assembly today for Jump rope for Heart! See the photos below!
Forms have been sent home today!


Don't forget about March break camp!





Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Day 2!

Good Afternoon SJA Parents, 

It has been one week since school started again and we have been busy busy learning bees!

Math
Today in Math we moved on to lesson 3 in our new unit. We used base 10 blocks and number lines to show or work and express each decimal point or fraction in a variety of different ways! 
Students were assigned homework from the text book and had time to work on it in class (see agenda below). A practice worksheet was also sent home with similar questions to help keep us on track to another successful end to the math unit!!

Language
In Language today we completed the Recount test and began to work on our speeches. I have met with most students today and gone over their thoughts and organizers and have given them to go ahead to start writing. I have asked each student to come back tomorrow with at least 4-5 sentences for their opening statement of the speech. We will continue to work on this in class tomorrow. 

U.O.I
Today in U.O.I we completed our exploration of Buddhism! After learning about the different symbols and festival in Buddhism we explored the Mandala looked at different pictures and painting of a Mandala <Thank you to Sanjana who brought in a Mandala from home to show us an example of one in real life!> Once we were able to have a discussion about the meaning of a Mandala, we began working on an art / u.o.i assignment of drawing our own Mandala. Our Manadala should include all things or some things that are important in our universe and the symbols drawn should represent our center of being! < A rubric was attached for students to have a guideline and is due on Friday.. in class time was given today but any outstanding work is homework>.


Trying to fully emerge ourselves into each religion we study has been our goal since we started this unit ... and so in keeping with that we <as a class> decided we would take 2o minutes of our day to meditate and put into practice what we have been learning and exploring in Buddhism ... see our photos below!! Link has also been included for any parents or family members who want to watch and try meditation with us!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc 


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Agenda:
Math practice worksheet and any outstanding work from class 
Spelling test Friday 
Buddhist Mandala worksheet 
Speech (4-5 sentences)

Math homework pages !


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Day 1!

Good Afternoon SJA Parents, 

Today was another busy day! As we wrap up our Buddhism unit and get to writing our speeches we also made some time for reading buddies with Ms. Blairs SK class!

Math:
In math today we did a review of lesson 2. We reviewed our work from yesterday and continued to use hundredths grids to show our work. I assigned some in class work for students to have extra practice and we went over the questions and possibilities for each number together.. See us hard at work below!

U.O.I:
Today in U.O.I we continued to explore Buddhism, we reviewed the different symbols that share an importance in Buddhism like the Lotus flower and made connections with our reading about Buddah from yesterday. We watched a video to help us better understand the religion the celebrations. With the Buddhist celebrations we divided the class into four groups, each group was responsible for reading about and making point form notes to share with the class on a different Buddhist celebration. Once each group had completed their notes, they presented to the class their findings.


**** A special thank you to Jorvin for bringing in a religious artifact to share with the class ****


-> Students were also asked to do some research on the Buddhist Mandala as our lesson tomorrow will be centered on the mandala and its meaning.
 
Language
In Language today we reviewed once again our charts on recount writing and went over what should be included when writing a recount. We also received our checklist for the upcoming speeches and also have a handout for homework to organize our thoughts... Tomorrow we will begin the rough draft of our speeches!!
- Spelling unit 15 is homework and due tomorrow at the beginning of class!

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Agenda:
Math practice worksheet 
Spelling due tomorrow
Buddhist celebration notes 
Speech organizer worksheet due tomorrow 
Recount test  on tomorrow
Spelling test Friday 
** Tomorrow is day 2 and we will be having gym!**