Tuesday, October 16

Today we learned a new strategy for subtraction. The students need to know their “friendly numbers”- the two numbers that add to ten:

1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5

15-8= think to yourself “what is the friendly number for 8?” It is 2. Add 2 to the 5  = 7

15-8=7

14-9= The friendly number for 9 is 1. 1+4=5     therefore 14-9=5

Monday, October 15

Student led conferences are being held this Tuesday and Thursday. If you have not booked a time, either go on line or call the office.

You have booked a 15 minute conference with myself where we will be able to discuss your child’s progress in private. Your child can lead you through the centers either after or before your appointed conference time. It will take approximately 30 minutes to go through the centers. Our meeting will be held in our classroom and the centers will be set up in the gym. The Book Fair will also be going on in the library! I look forward to meeting with you this week.

Friday, October 12

Please remember that Monday is Play Parkland. We will be swimming and then play a game on the field at the Tri- Leisure. Nest Tuesday and Thursday are Student Led Conferences. Please book a time on line or phone the office for an appointment. Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 10

Tomorrow is library, please have your child return their books. We are wrapping up the SS unit on mapping. Ask your child what a good map should have. Grade 4 students are learning the difference between a dump and a landfill. The grade 3 students have started their research on how different animals hear.

Please read the class newsletter that came home in your child’s agenda or you can go to the tab on this website that says “Class Monthly Newsletter.”

Tuesday, October 9

I hope you had a great long weekend! There will not be a spelling quiz this week due to the short week. A new list will be assigned next week. Hamburger hot lunch is tomorrow for those who ordered it. School picture proofs also came home today in your child’s agenda.

Tuesday, October 2

The students have been working hard on mapping activities. We are learning the important features of a map and terminology such as compass rose, legend/key, title, scale, latitude and longitude. Students have been creating their own maps and using a rubric to make sure that they are including important criteria.

Home reading has begun. Please know that if your child is reading a chapter book, they do not need to return it until they are done reading the whole book. Also, please let me know if the books they are receiving are at their interest level or if they need to have a book that is more interesting to them. Home reading is meant to be a positive experience for both you and your child, please let me know what changes if any, need to be made to ensure this.