Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15

Arcade Extravaganza -10:30-12:00

PJ Day tomorrow

Popcorn $2.00/bag

Report Card Envelopes

Freshgrade Permission Slip

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14

Report Card Envelopes ASAP

Freshgrade Permission Slip

THURSDAY:
SS materials b/c you will be working on your project

FRIDAY:
Arcade Extravaganza Friday, 10:30-12:00pm
Popcorn $2.00/bag
PJ Day

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday

Report Card Envelope Signed

Freshgrade Permission Slip signed

Library tomorrow

Arcade Extravaganza Friday, 10:30-12:00 EVERYONE IS INVITED!

Popcorn sale $2.00

PJ Day on Friday


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8

Tomorrow is hot lunch

Report Cards go home tomorrow

SS presentations will be on Monday, December 12


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Choir people for Winter Concert - 5:15pm meet at gym

Winter Concert students need to be here at 6:15pm - any electronics will be the students responsibility

SS - Monday, December 12 is presentations

Skating tomorrow - we are going with Ms. Moretti therefore you can bring hockey sticks

Dec. 9 - hot lunch & Report Cards

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 1


  1. Food donations will be accepted until the end of the week and the winning class gets a pizza party. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this cause already.
  2. Winter Concert
    1. Dress Rehearsal, Friday afternoon (for students only)  
    2. Concert will be on Tuesday, December 6 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm (Students are asked to arrive at 6:15pm)
    3. Our class will be playing the recorder and singing therefore students are asked to dress in black & white or dress nicely as our theme is Traditional Christmas
    4. Also, Mrs. Fletcher wanted me to remind you that we need TONS of baking for the Concert bake sale on the 6th.  The funds will be used towards our new AWESOME sound system that has already been purchased!  The winning class with the most dozen of goodies brought in will get a 'mob-flash' lunch party with Miss Fletcher; treats included!
  3. Non-Instructional Day on Monday, December 5 therefore no school
  4. Ms. Turmel will be making a toque craft with us. Image result for toque christmas tree ornamentI am in need of toilet paper rolls, and any yarn you may be willing to donate
  5. Interims should have made it home by now and Report Cards will be issued Friday, December 9
  6. Friday, December 9 is also hot lunch day
  7. Along with their Little Buddies our class has been using cardboard to create arcade games, please stay tuned for you invite to come and play some games with us


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29

Skating tomorrow - PLEASE BRING SKATES & A HELMET

Library tomorrow

Charlotte's Comprehension quiz tomorrow

Gather SS supplies

Jingle Bells memorize on recorder. You need your recorder for Thursday!

Interim signed and returned

Food donations - last week...winning class gets a pizza party!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 24

SS - Gather supplies & material for projects

Tomorrow will be Genius Hour

Be prepared to do gym outside tomorrow

Skating Forms are due - we are going skating Wednesday, November 30

Memorize Jingle Bells

Interim Reports are due

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23

Skating Permission - November 30 with our little Buddies therefore NO HOCKEY STUFF
December 7 with Mrs. Moretti allowed hockey stuff

Interims Reports are due Monday Nov. 28

Gather supplies and materials for SS projects

*If you want specific we will be building our cardboard projects on Friday

Rafiki Bracelet sales there are no more holiday ones left!

Students need to memorize of Jingle Bells

Don't forget about bringing in a food donation we can win a pizza party

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November 22

Food Drive - the class that brings in the most food wins a PIZZA PARTY!!!

Jingle Bells on the Recorder - Rehearsal for Winter Concert is Friday, December 2 and the concert is on December 6

Library Wednesday

SS - Gather Supplies and Materials

Interims Needed to be returned November 28

No School December 5

November 22

Food Drive - the class that brings in the most food wins a PIZZA PARTY!!!

Jingle Bells on the Recorder - Rehearsal for Winter Concert is Friday, December 2 and the concert is on December 6

Library Wednesday

SS - Gather Supplies and Materials

Interims Needed to be returned November 28

No School December 5

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18

Canadian Research Notes due Monday, Nov. 21 (Students can access the criteria through Google Classroom)

Rifiki Bracelets are on sale $10 for regular ones, $12 for Christmas ones & $20 for doubles (Naughty & Nice) --> $ raised supports global leadership initiatives

STUDENTS MUST BE PRACTICING JINGLE BELLS and have it MEMORIZED FOR THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17

We will be presenting the rest of our science presentations tomorrow!

We had some awesome science presentations already!!!

Testing tomorrow for Jingle Bells

Canadian Idea Research Notes are due on Monday

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16

Science Be Prepared to present your Habitat Project tomorrow

Canadian Idea Research Notes due Monday, November 21

Parents please check your emails tonight, a synergy voice will be going out at 5:00pm reminding

Jingle Bells testing on Friday

Art Cards due ASAP

Purdy's Orders ASAP


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15

Tomorrow is library

Charlotte's Web you need to read chapters 14 & 15

Science Presentation is on Thursday, Friday, tomorrow is the last day to work on it in class!

Canadian Research notes due Monday, Nov. 21

Purdy's Order

Art Card Orders are due

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10

No School tomorrow because of Remembrance Day

We had a beautiful assembly to remember Remembrance Day.

Charlotte's Web STUDENTS MUST HAVE READ UP TO CHAPTER 13!

Art Cards are due November 21

Purdy's Orders are due ASAP

Dallas Clothing Orders due Monday, November 14

Science Projects will be presented Thursday, November 17 & 18

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday, November 8

Assembly - Thursday @ 10:45am

Weekly Review is due on Thursday

Library tomorrow

Read up to Chapter 11 therefore Read Chapters 5-10

Audio of Charlotte's Web


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November 2

Book Fair tomorrow (8:30am-3:00pm) & Friday until 12:30pm

Weekly Review due Friday

Science Project due November 10 - ask your child what pet they are researching.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 1

Happy Belated Halloween! We had some really cool costumes yesterday.

The sugar crash is happening....please do not send your children with loads of candy in their lunch. My sanity thanks you very much!

We do not have library tomorrow because of the book fair. Our class we have the opportunity to cruise the book fair tomorrow at 2:00 and the chance to buy on Thursday at 11:15am.

The Weekly Review went home today and it's due on Friday. We have been working on learning the definition of new words by using contextual clues. Ask your child to explain this to you.

Students should be read up to Chapter 7 in Charlotte's Web. I have inserted a full audio book of the story.

Audio by chapter of Charlotte's Web

Reading by chapter of Charlotte's Web: pdf version


Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28

HOMEWORK: In Charlotte's Web READ up to CHAPTER 6 so that means you have read Chapter 1,2,3,4,5!!!

Dance on Monday afternoon. Concession items for 50 cents - $1.00; photo booth 50 cents
ADMISSION IS A FOOD DONATION

Costumes are fine but must be able to see child's face, no clowns, minimal blood, no weapons! If you are concerned about the costume getting wrecked DO NOT WEAR IT!!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 26

No weekly review due to unforeseen circumstances

Charlotte's Web need to read up to Chapter 4 therefore CH. 1, 2, & 3 should be read

Virus Outbreak Game tomorrow

Coding Permission Slips from Mrs. Watson (white form)


Dance on Monday - Admission is FOOD DONATION, Concession Stand .50 cents -$1.00 items, Photo Booth .50cents

Book Fair starting next Wednesday more information to come home tomorrow

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18

Weekly Review is due Thursday. PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS as it is different than before.

For Work on Words we are reading passages and determining the meaning of words using contextual clues. As your child what are "Contextual Clues"? When reading out loud have your child identify the meaning of words by using contextual clues.

In reading we have been working on reading
Tomorrow will be starting our novel study for Charlotte's Web.

Today we started our Coding unit and some students did very well on creating their own project.

Students are bringing home their math tests. They need to complete the corrections and have you sign their test.

Library is tomorrow

No School Friday

Picture Retake forms are due

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17

Good Afternoon,

I survived the Staff Meeting! This is the music I played prior to entering the dim light library and resigning myself to the fate of collaborate, engaging discussion concerning our school.



I am just joking. The meeting was very intriguing and pleasing.

WHAT'S DUE:
Weekly Review is due Thursday, as there is no school Friday. I am going to the Google Conference in Vernon and I can't wait to bring back what I learn to the class.

Picture Retake Forms

Library Wednesday

CLASSROOM UPDATE:
Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Parent/Teacher Interviews. I realize that these dates and times do not match everyone schedules therefore if you are wanting to meet please send me an email and we will try to schedule a time and date. (FYI: Mondays and Tuesdays are more convenient for me).

Mrs. Pearson will be in the classroom all Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30am-11:15am. We felt this change would enable for an easier transition for the students and allow for greater academic success. I will be all day Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Thursdays 11:15 am - 2:30 pm. Mrs. Pearson will still be teaching the same subject matter.

Students will be receiving their Number Sense Math Test tomorrow and we will be moving onto Comparing and Ordering Numbers then Addition and Subtraction.

I have read a book called Math Mindset by Jo Boaler and if you have 15 minutes please sit down and watch this video with your child.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thursday, October 6

Weekly Review is due tomorrow

Sign-up for Parent Teachers Interviews (1/2 days next week on Wednesday & Thursday)

Monday is Thanksgiving NO SCHOOL

Milk Forms

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016




Parent/Teacher Interviews are upon us. NEXT WEEK, please sign up using Doodle Form. Click on the following link: Grade 4/5 Ross. Don't forget after you have selected your time to click the SAVE button at the bottom to secure your time slot.

Picture Order Forms are due October 11

Picture Retakes are on Wednesday

Dallas Cross-Country Run is on Wednesday

Students have been working hard on creating a Coding Game with their Little Buddies (Mrs.Watson's class) and will be presenting their game tomorrow to Mrs. Milburn's class. 

Don't forget Library is on Wednesdays and milk forms are due. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, Sept. 28

Weekly REVIEW IS DONE TOMORROW

Coupon Book Orders are due

QSP magazine order going home today

I am not feeling well and the students will have Mrs. Inkster tomorrow as our guest teacher.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 28

Puzzle Piece is due for Mrs. Pearson tomorrow

Weekly Review due Friday

Order your Munch a Lunch

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend!

Weekly Review Due: Friday, September 30

Library Wednesday

Music is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday YOU NEED YOUR RECORDER!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22

No School tomorrow :(((((

If your weekly review is NOT RETURNED by Monday YOU WILL BE STAYING AT LUNCH TO COMPLETE IT!!!!!

Recorders are needed for Mon. - Wed. & Fri.

French ABC's practice

Order Munch-A-Lunch if you want

Me in #'s in due Monday

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21

Terry Fox Run tomorrow

Weekly Review Tomorrow

Next Recorder is Monday

No school on Friday

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19

Good Evening,

Students will have brought home a Weekly Review. Please read the directions. I want to reiterate that this is meant to be challenging but doable! Meaning if your child is crying or it's a huge struggle to get them to do it please talk to me so we can determine best how to meet the learning needs of your child. The Weekly Review will always go home on Mondays and is due at the end of the week. This week's review is due Thursday, Sept. 22 as September 23 is a Pro-D Day.

Our school Terry Fox Run is on Thursday at 11:30am and if possible please bring in a toonie for Terry. If students do not return their permission slips they will have to run within the school grounds. The intermediate students run down Dallas Drive to Todd Hill Crescent. All the way to soccer fields, then on the path at the soccer fields back to the school.

School Supply & other forms are due

I am still collecting the "Getting to Know You Form" if you have not yet filled it out, I would greatly appreciate it.

Students have began recorder and they will need to bring their recorders for Wednesday.

We are stressing students having a GROWTH mindset in learning rather than a fixed mindset. We will be talking about this all year long. Click on the Star Wars link to watch the following video which demonstrates this concept: Star Wars

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, Sept. 16

We survived week 2!!!

Headphones (must) & mouse (if wanted)
Get to Know You Form

Verification forms are due and school supplies

Terry Fox form - next Thursday is the run

HOMEWORK! All About Me Poster - due Monday
Locker & Name Tag - due Monday

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 12

Bonjour,

Please remember to sign up to receive these messages by email (it's at the very bottom)!

It is a pleasure to be teaching your child. Please read the newsletter I sent home today. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me cdross@sd73.bc.ca or call the school 250-573-3261 or drop by Room 205 (Mr. Conroy's old room).

In your package was a Get to Know You, your homework as one student mentioned! This informal form allows me to get to know you, your child, your routines and your expectations a little better prior to our interviews in October.

School newsletters were also sent home.

Any school forms and school supply forms have also been sent home. As well as the Terry Fox Run permission slip as the intermediate students do run off of the school grounds for this.

Ice Cream sales are happening tomorrow, $2.00 per cone.

Students will be filling out agendas at the end of the day and my expectation is they will be initialled  by you as this ensures you know what's happening in our class. The agendas also allow for communication between us as I know you may not always be able to come to the school. Students also received a binder which will allow them to take home any forms or homework and their agenda can snap right into it! Just makes it so you don't end up with a whole bunch of crumpled up papers!

We do have some classroom pets; a guinea pig named Bacon, a hamster named Rosalita Hammy Oreo Ross Jr. and some fish.

I am very excited to be part of the Technology Cohort for SD#73. What this means is Ms. Saemerow and myself have 30 chromebooks and 7 iPads to use throughout the year with our class! This is amazing! I do need students to bring in headphones and if they would like a mouse (some students do not like to use the trackpad). I am also looking into setting up Fresh Grade which is an outline portfolio therefore you will be able to see what is happening in our class!

I am also a Technology/Inquiry Coordinator for our school which is why Mrs.Pearson is in the classroom on Monday & Tuesday from 11:15-2:30 & Thursday from 8:30-11:15. She will be teaching French, SS, Math and PE. Mrs. Pearson is a PE specialist and fluent in French! I am excited to start using our green screen in the classroom.

A big shift in thinking this year in our classroom is one from a Fixed Mindset "Luke & Darth Vader" to one that is a Growth Mindset "Yoda". Ask your child to explain this to you.


Bonne nuit,

Mrs. Ross

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27

Report Cards will be handed out Wednesday, June 29. If you are not going to be here please leave a self addressed envelope with Mrs. H.

Tomorrow we will be cleaning out ALL desks, bins and everything must go home!

Grade 5s are participating in the Amazing Race tomorrow!

Between 10:30-12:05 we will be heading to Beaver Park with Ms. Moretti's class where we will play some games and having a treat.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23

1-2:30pm FUN DAY TOMORROW, Bring a $1.00 for a popsicle

If you ordered HOT LUNCH it will be tomorrow!

RAIN OR SHINE!!!!

Dress your colour!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21

It's A POOL PARTY TOMORROW!!!!

Please bring water, towel, and a bathing suit! We will leave the school at 10:30 and return at 2:30!

French and Novel Studies are OVERDUE!!!! GET THEM IN PLEASE!!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday, June 20

Last full week of school!

Wednesday, June 22 is Year End Party! Bathing suit and towel needed! Water bottle.

Fun Day is Friday, June 24! Hot lunch day you should have already pre-ordered through lunch-a-munch!

Oral Speaking for French Monster tomorrow!

Novel Study is overdue!

We had a deep conversation concerning Bullying after watching the following video: https://www.google.ca/?ion=1&espv=2#q=to%20this%20day

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17

Novel Study due Monday

Colouring French Monster with labels

Read for 30 minutes each day

We began our unit on Bullying Unit today. The students watched a a short video and we had a wonderful discussion.

Also, students are bringing home their Father's Day gift today! Please check their backpack because we do not want it to melt!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16

Make sure your child shows you their Math TEST!!!

Novel Study due tomorrow!!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

June 10

It's GOLFING on MONDAY, Thank you very much to our parent volunteers; Ms. Arthur, Ms. Bonneau, Ms. Chang, Mr. Hicks, Ms. Hooley, Ms. Schultz, Ms. Warner & Ms. Willis!

On Monday, there will be open science test to do with Matter!

For those who were away Division Quiz!

Read for 30 mins!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 9

McQueen Lake was a blast even though the mosquitoes tried to carry us away! Thank you so much to all the volunteers who were able to help out.

Don't forget we have Rivershore Golfing on Monday. We will leave the school at 12:30pm and be back by 2:30pm.

Tonight for homework:

Math - NS4-65 pg 223 (more long division)
Quiz on Long Division tomorrow

Read for 30 minutes

Science Duotang organized and open book/collaboration quiz on Matter on Monday

Mark your calendars:
June 22  Swimming at Brock Outdoor Pool with Mr. Ruddick, Ms. Saemerow and Ms. Moretti's class!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6

Math - NS4-65 pg. 221-222

Read for 30 minutes

McQueen Lake Day Centre Timetable

8:45 – 9:00  Leave school and travel by bus to the McQueen Lake Day Centre parking                      area.
9:30 – 10:00         Nature Hike to the day centre shelter.
10:00-10:15 Assemble at the the day centre shelter, have snack, and use outhouses.

Start activities...

Group A
10:15 – 11:05       PondStudy/Deer & Cougar Game
11:05 - 11:50        Ethnobotany Walk with Mr. Camille
11:50 -12:20                  Lunch
12:20 -1:00          Survival Breakout GEDU

Group B
10:15 – 11:05       Ethnobotany Walk with Mr. Camille
11:05 - 11:50        Survival Breakout GEDU
11:50 -12:20                  Lunch
12:20 -1:00          PondStudy/Deer & Cougar Game

Group C
10:15 – 11:05       Survival Breakout GEDU
11:05 - 11:50        PondStudy/Deer & Cougar Game
11:50 -12:20                  Lunch
12:20 - 1:00         Ethnobotany Walk with Mr. Camille

10 Students will be assigned to a group with group leaders. Since, Ms. Saemerow is coming with us there will be 20 students per group with a minimum of 2 adult helpers per group.

Ms. Saemerow will be in charge of the pond study, parent helpers will need to run the Deer & Cougar Game, Mr. Camille and 2 elders will be leading the Ethnobotany walk and I will be running 2 Breakout GEDU games simultaneously.  


Parents are more than welcome to join us on the bus. Each class will have their own bus.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIST
When choosing clothing, please keep in mind that the McQueen Lake centres are at a higher elevation than Kamloops (1000 m or 3000 ft) so the temperature will be cooler. It is still common to see students under dressed for damp or cooler conditions. Students should not bring candy, gum, radios, or electronic games. 
CLOTHING - Light jacket or shell and a lightweight sweater/sweatshirt.
Long pants with preference to athletic pant style made of nylon or polyester, etc.
Poncho or rainwear – at the very least their leaders should have some garbage bags to provide emergency ponchos.
Footwear: Runners with socks are good enough but no open-toe footwear.
Sunscreen (on in the morning is good enough) and hat.
EQUIPMENT - Bag lunch– no candy, gum, or junk food please. Please do not eat as you travel. Eat at designated areas only so garbage and scent can be controlled.
Insect repellent - late May-July is the worst – non aerosol to keep it out of lungs in a group setting. - Cameras and binoculars – optional - at owner’s risk.
Water bottle - Pack sack to carry water bottle, lunch etc.
Pencil
Friendly Reminders Please do not let students eat as they walk along the trails. Any food or food wrappers will attract animals, such as bears, to the day-centres. 
Please ensure that you have a current and updated map from the McQueen website: www.mcqueenlake.com

Friday, June 3, 2016

June 3

HAPPY FRIDAY!

It's soccer tourney weekend!

Read at night for 30 minutes!

Be prepared and ready to present on Monday Fractured Fairy tale!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thursday, June 2

McQueen Lake and Golfing permission slips

Fractured Fairy Tale last day to work on presentation presenting on MONDAY!!!!!!

Fractured Fairy Tale story is LATE!!!!

Jump Rope for Heart tomorrow!!!

Read 30 minutes plus at least 1 chapter out loud!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 1

Math - Grade 4s NS4-65 1st Step in Division Worksheet
Grade 5d NS5-40

Canned Food Drive until June 2nd

Friday Jump Rope

Permission Slips for McQueen Lake and Golfing

Read for 30 minutes and at least 1 chapter out loud!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 31

JUNE 1ST TOMORROW!!!! SCARY!!!!

Permission Slips for McQueen Lake and Golfing

For McQueen Lake parent helpers will be able to take the bus!

Fractured Fairy tale is due tomorrow

Fractured fairy tale presentation is due Friday

Canned Food Drive all this week!

Jump Rope is this Friday


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday, May 25

Early Dismissal tomorrow therefore you are dismissed 12:30pm

Districts Tomorrow - Good luck to Kayden, Emerson, Hayden & Cayden!

Booster Juice at RECESS!

Twin Day tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

GYMNASTICS TOMORROW

Don't forget we have our last GYMNASTICS tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 25

1/2 Day this Friday therefore buses will be picking students at 12:30pm and dropping off!

Districts on Friday.

Twin Day on Friday

Lunch Challenge: No plastic bags!!!

Booster Juice on Friday!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday, May 18

Tomorrow is our BAKE SALE!!!

Please ask your parents if you can take Rosie home for the LONG weekend. Have your Mom or Dad sign your agenda to say it's okay.

Jump Rope for Heart due May 25!

Victoria Day May 23 so it's a long weekend and no school on Monday.

Tuesday, May 24 Zones at Hillside Stadium.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday, May 17

May is almost over! I apologize for being away this last two days. This is a quick note to remind everyone that we have gymnastics tomorrow Thursday, May 18 and our bake sale is on Friday. The bake sale is a fundraising event to pay for Charlotte Thompson.  As our school is nut aware please do not send any baked goods containing nuts. If you are having trouble of coming up with an idea of what to bake here is an excellent resource shared to me by a parent: Bake Better Bites
http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/BakeBetterBites2014.pdf 

Next, Tuesday, May 24 is the Zone Track Meet at Hillside Stadium for all of the students who qualified.

In the classroom, we have begun our literature circles and students are reading either Charlotte’s Web, Owls in the Family, Holes or Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing. 
Majority of students have finished their rough draft for their fractured fairy tale and are in the process of completing their final presentation for it.  In science, we have been learning about matter. Whoa! In math we have begun our division unit. Students will find this concept frustrating if they do not have a strong understanding of basic multiplication facts. While completing their assignments students do have access to a multiplication table but if they know these facts by heart it makes the division concepts easier to understand. Mathplayground has several games devoted to multiplication and division facts as well as math prodigy.

I know this is a busy time of year and sometimes students do not always have time for homework and reading. But, it is important that they do read at least 15 minutes each day and even better if they get a chance to practice reading out loud. 

Mark your Calendars:
Wednesday, June 8 as our class, Ms. Saemerow and Mr. Ruddick’s class will be travelling to the McQueen Lake day center to participate in several survival skill activities.  I will be needing parent volunteers for this day in order to make it a success.

Wednesday, June 22 Brock Outdoor swimming pool we will be going there with Mr. Ruddick, Ms. Saemerow, and Ms. Moretti’s class.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday, May 13

No School on Monday, May 16 Pro-D Day

Math - Gr.4s worksheet NS4-57 (Division) DUE TUESDAY!
            Gr. 5s worksheet NS5-35 (Division)

Jump Rope for Heart Due May 25

Bake Sale Tuesday May 17 $2.00

Reading at least 30 mins a day

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12

TRU Sports Camp Information

Jump Rope for Heart Forms are due May 25th; we will jump June 3 and students will get their prizes then!

Spelling test is tomorrow!

Bake Sale is on Tues., May 17 all items are $2.00 this is Mrs.Moretti's Class (our Bake sale will be Friday, May 20 so start baking) this a fundraising to pay for Mrs. Charlotte Thompson NO BAKING WITH NUTS!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Track & Field Tomorrow

My expectations:

You will try all field events at least 1!  Then cheer your classmates on!

Running events are mandatory for tomorrow!

Participation is a big part of a students PE mark!

Injury notes are needed from a doctor or a parent.

Students need a water bottle, hat, sunscreen if necessary, proper footwear and gym strip!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday, May 9

The Great Hall Tea is tomorrow from 10:30-12:00 in the Community Room. It will be our class with Ms. Moretti's class.

Gymnastics tomorrow 12:30 leave the school back at 2:30. Shorts and t-shirt.

Wednesday is Track & Field Day

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday, May 6

Happy Mother's Day!

On Monday we have Track & Field practice last one as Track and Field is on WEDNESDAY!

On Tuesday we have Great Hall Tea and gymnastics!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday, May 4

Smoothie Sales tomorrow $2.00

Spelling - Work & Test is due on Friday
MOST STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE THEIR SPELLING IN THEIR BACKPACKS!!!!!

Gymnastics Permission Slips due ASAP

A Newsletter about Track and Field (yellow one) please make sure parents read it

A Purple newsletter went home too!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday, May 3

YPC - The Goh Ballet was a wonderful production today. Those young ladies are very talented dancers.

Tomorrow and Thursday is Smoothie Sales $2.00/each

Tomorrow is also Kindness Day so please wear BLUE

Tomorrow is Library so please bring in your library books

Gymnastic Permission Slips are due ASAP

On Friday we will be having our spelling test and spelling work will be due.

Friday, Charlotte Thompson will also be coming into our room. Only 2 more visits.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday, May 2

Whoa, the year is flying by!!!

Everyone looked GORGEOUS in their class photo!

Math NS4-53 & NS4-54 is due tomorrow is all about identifying sets

LA - Spelling Test is on Friday Week 19

May 4 Kindness Day please wear blue

Smoothie Sales on are happening on May 4/5 $2.00/each

Gymnastics permission slips are due

YPC is tomorrow

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29

May 2 Class Photo Day

Track and Field practice on Monday, gym strip needed

May 4 Kindness Day Wear Blue

Gymnastics Permission Slip

Smoothie Sale May 4-5 $2.00/each

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28

Tell your parents about our science experiment we did today. Tell them the properties of a conductor and an insulator. Try to give a couple examples of each.

Spelling test tomorrow.

Track and Field practice tomorrow too! Don't forget proper footwear and gym strip.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday, April 26

In Math we have started our Division unit, have your child explain to you what a set is? Ex. 10 bicycles divided into 2 sets with 5 bicycles in each set.

For Thursday to complete our Science Experiment students will need to bring in a pair of old socks and 2 small water bottles (please bring in Wednesday if possible).

We have 2 more visits with Charlotte Thompson. We will need parent volunteers for The Great Hall Tea on Tuesday, May 10 from 10:30 - 12:05pm.

Tomorrow is library.

Spelling test is on Friday

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday, April 22

Thank you very much to Kim Warner, Leigh Ann Hooley, Ivy Tsou, Aman Schultz, & Tanya Bonneau for helping out today and making Voyageur pouches !

Track & Field Rotations will be next Monday & Friday you need GYM STRIP and PROPER FOOTWEAR!!!

Gloves needed for Tuesday for Charlotte Thompson  

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21

Have your child tell you all about Voyageurs!

Parent Volunteers are needed tomorrow from 10:25 - 12:05 for Charlotte Thompson's visit.

Students can do a math game on https://www.prodigygame.com/ They need their username and password.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20

Friday Volunteers thank you very much you need to be here 10:25am - 12:05pm (Between Recess & Lunch)


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19

Ask your child about how to make Ojibway fried bread? Also, the student made some beautiful necklaces today with Charlotte Thompson.

This Friday, April 22 (10:25am-12:05pm) we will need parent volunteers to help us when Charlotte Thompson visits. If you can help out please email me, tell your child to tell me or write in your child's agenda.

Science - Song to represent a state of matter (If not done)

Library tomorrow

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday, April 15

No School on Monday

Gym strip needed for Tuesday

Class pictures on Tuesday

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thursday, April 14

Spelling test tomorrow! IT COUNTS FOR MARKS, You NEED HEADPHONES!!!!!

Spelling work is due tomorrow

Charlotte Thompson Day 3 tomorrow. Ask your child about the dance they learned today!

Recorders needed for tomorrow.

Read for 20 minutes.  Read at least 1 chapter OUT LOUD, read with expression! As your reading you should be; Question, Inferring, Transforming, Visualizing, and making Connections!

Book orders due April 22nd.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday, April 13

We met Charlotte Thompson today! Have your child explain what sinew is and what it is used for?

Spelling Work is due Friday!
Spelling Test is Friday!

Gym strip for tomorrow

Library is tomorrow

Read for 20 mins and of that read at least 1 chapter out loud!!!

If you want to order any Dallas wear they have extended the ordering until this FRIDAY!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday, April 12

Spelling Test on Friday - http://www.spellingcity.com/chelcyross/
Spelling Worksheet due Friday

Tomorrow Ice Cream Sale $2.00

Gym Strip tomorrow

Library tomorrow


Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday, April 11

Quick Classroom Update:

Congratulations to Leif and Nick for earning Bronze Medals at the Mainline Regional Science Fair!

For the next 2 ½ weeks, we are very fortunate to have Charlotte Thompson joining our classroom. This is my first time doing this and I am very excited to take this journey with the students. In order to make this experience successful we will need parent volunteers for certain dates. Once the dates are solidified I will send out another email. There is a cost associated with Charlotte Thompson therefore we will be having a bake sale in the near future.

Today, we will had our spelling as usual therefore the spelling post-test will happen on Friday. Spelling words can always be found at http://www.spellingcity.com/chelcyross/.  Remember on short weeks we do not do spelling. Also, today we participated in our First Nations rotations; the three stations were a Pictograph Cave, Salmon Dance with Mr. Camille, and an informational video on The Great White Spirit Bear.

Tomorrow is YPC and Ice Cream is being sold for $2.00

P.E happens on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. It is expected that students will have proper gym strip and footwear. We will start track rotations soon and the dates are April 22, 25,29 and May 2,6 & 9. Students will need gym strip on these days, too.  

Upcoming Dates:
Inservice Day              Monday, April 18
Class Photos               Tuesday, April 19
Dallas Parloff              Wednesday, April 20

Hot Lunch                   Friday, April 22 (Order through Munch-A-Lunch on the school website).

Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday, April 8

School Newsletters went home today! Check your child's backpack/agenda!

Ms. Saemerow's class will be selling ice cream next Tuesday, April 12 & Wednesday, April 13 for $2.00

Dallas Wear Order Form


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7

Find out the Origin of your Name - How did your parents choose your first name? Also, find out if your last name comes from a certain place.

Today we celebrated the Day of Secwepemc! Please ask your child about today and the storytelling play. What was the moral of the story? Thank you so much to Mr. Camille for organizing today for us.

In math, today we started our first rounding lesson and the students did very well.

Also, today we have a new addition to our classroom! A GIRL hamster! Girl power! we are now up to 11 GIRLS and 20 BOYS!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday, April 6

No homework, BOO HOO!

Reading 30 mins; 10 mins out loud

Book Suggestions: Hayden: Skip School, Fly to Space
Alex: Harry Potter Books
Leena: Secret Garden
Nick: And Then It Happened
Jakob: The Hobbit
Daisy: Adventures of Jasper
Rylee: The Fraggles
Linden: Lord of the Rings
Austin: Where the Red Fern Grows
Raine: Do You Dare?


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 5

Welcome Back! We survived day 1!!!!

Recorders are needed for music for the next 3 weeks. (Tues. & Thurs.)

Indoor shoes are needed, PE strip is needed (Tues.-Thurs.)

Parloff Practice tomorrow at lunch

Boogie the Bridge practice tomorrow at lunch

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thursday, March 16

Spelling test tomorrow and spelling work due tomorrow, too!

Wanted Character Poster due tomorrow for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory novel study

Students are presenting their Probability Math Game tomorrow

Report Cards went home today! Please sign the envelopes and return them

Easter Colouring Contest is due tomorrow

One more day then it's Spring Break for 2 weeks!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 17

Dance, Dance 1:15pm-2:15 pm $1 and/or Food donation

Please wear green tomorrow as it is St. Patrick's Day

Spelling test is Friday & Spelling work is due Friday

Wanted Character Poster is due Friday (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory novel study)

Colouring Contest dropping off Friday after school

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tuesday, March 15

Spelling Test on Friday if you did not get the work done it's due Friday, too!

Character Wanted Poster is due Friday

Math Probability Game - Presenting Friday

St. Patrick's Day Dance Thursday $1 and/or food donation; Wear Green

Colouring Contest - March 18

Report Cards go home Thursday!