Friday, December 14, 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful day. Monday is a Day 5 – please ensure students are in their Christmas concert outfits as we will be having a dress rehearsal. Aftercare invoices are due by December 15th. Be sure to pay on time to avoid interest charges! Oakwood is holding a bake sale on Monday.

Our Christmas concert is happening next Tuesday, December 18th. There will be an afternoon and evening performance. Our costumes will be jeans, a Christmas shirt and a Santa hat. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Monday, where student will be required to wear their costumes. 

Re-registrations packages have been sent home. All completed forms are due back no later than February 11th, 2019, in order to save your spots. 

Ms. Hayward is asking that all library books are due back by Thursday, December 20th. Please see the flyer below for more information.


The lunch site is now open for January hot lunch orders. All orders are due by Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00 PM. The site will close after 3:00 and will not re-open. The special this month is French toast. Please be sure to order under the correct grade and teacher.

Important dates/items:

Saturday, December 15 – Aftercare invoices are due
Monday, December 17 - Christmas concert dress rehearsal - wear costume (jeans, Christmas shirt and Santa hat)
Tuesday, December 18 – Grade 3-8 Christmas concert - 12:30 and 7:00 performances - jeans, Christmas shirt and Santa hat
Wednesday, December 19 – Casual day, bake sale and January lunch orders
Thursday, December 20 – Library books due, bake sale, Christmas Spirit day and last day of school before the Christmas break

Unit of Inquiry

Today we watched a Bill Nye the Science Guy video on bones and muscles.

HOMEWORK

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Watching a Bill Nye the Science Guy video on bones and muscles. 

Inquiry into Mathematics

Today we had our math test. I am sending them home tonight for you to review. I am very pleased with the results of this math test. This unit went much better then we had anticipated. 

Points to remember:

HOMEWORK

-Sign and return math test

Inquiry into Language

Today we wrote our spelling test and our OWA post-assessment. We also practiced for our Christmas concert.

HOMEWORK

-Sign and return spelling test – wrong words are to be written out 5x




Just a few of our risk-takers for sharing their persuasive writing pieces.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Love Mrs. Hocevar

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful day. Tomorrow is a Day 4 (music and library). Aftercare invoices are due by December 15th. Be sure to pay on time to avoid interest charges! Our Christmas concert is happening next Tuesday, December 18th. There will be an afternoon and evening performance. Our costumes will be jeans, a Christmas shirt and a Santa hat. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Monday, where student will be required to wear their costumes. 



More great action - a human body book and information about eating sugar!

Re-registrations packages have been sent home. All completed forms are due back no later than February 11th, 2019, in order to save your spots. 

Ms. Hayward is asking that all library books are due back by Thursday, December 20th. Please see the flyer below for more information.


The lunch site is now open for January hot lunch orders. All orders are due by Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00 PM. The site will close after 3:00 and will not re-open. The special this month is French toast. Please be sure to order under the correct grade and teacher.

Important dates/items:

Saturday, December 15 – Aftercare invoices are due
Monday, December 17 - Christmas concert dress rehearsal - wear costume (jeans, Christmas shirt and Santa hat)
Tuesday, December 18 – Grade 3-8 Christmas concert - 12:30 and 7:00 performances - jeans, Christmas shirt and Santa hat
Wednesday, December 19 – Casual day, bake sale and January lunch orders
Thursday, December 20 – Library books due, bake sale, Christmas Spirit day and last day of school before the Christmas break

Unit of Inquiry

Today we began to cut out parts of the circulatory system and put it together.

HOMEWORK

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Putting together our hearts!





Our 'hearts' are full!

Inquiry into Mathematics

Today we took up our review. Our math test will take place tomorrow.

Points to remember:

4.9 = 4 and 9/10 (tenths)
4.99 = 4 and 99/100 (hundredths)
4.999 = 4 and 999/1000 (thousandths)
¼ = 0.25
½ = 0.50
¾ = 0.75

- 2.25 million is written in standard form as
2, 250, 000.

As a decimal we write it as 2.25 million (2 whole million + 0.25 million) and as a fraction it is ¼ of a million (25 is ¼ of 100).

Place value decimals:
4.623
Tens
Ones
.
Tenths
Hundredths
Thousandths

4
.
6
2
3

Expanded Form:
4.623
4 + 0.6 + 0.02 + 0.003

Thousandths is located 3 spots after the decimal in the place value chart (0.000).

Fractions to decimals: 6/1000 = .006, 17/1000 = .017, 123/1000 = .123, 2 321/1000 = 2.321. **Remember that when saying the number the decimal = and. For example, 2.123 = two and one hundred and twenty three thousandths.**

When comparing and ordering numbers, we need to remember that as we go from tenths to thousandths the numbers get smaller. So 0.406 is smaller than 0.457, and 6.0 is bigger than 5.976.

Rounding rules are 0-4 round down and 5-9 round up.

When we multiply decimals by 10, the decimal shifts 1 spot to the right (38 x 10 = 380 or 2.8 x 10 = 28). When we multiply decimals by 100, the decimal shifts 2 spot to the right (38 x 100 = 3800 or 5.109 x 100 = 510.9). When we multiply decimals by 1000, the decimal shifts 3 spot to the right (38 x 1000 = 38000 or 6.372 x 1000 = 6372) and finally when we multiply decimals by 10000, the decimal shifts 4 spot to the right (38 x 10000 = 380000 or 9.048 x 10000 = 90480).**Move one spot for 10 as there is one zero. Move two spots for 100 as there are two zeros. Move three spots for 1000 as there are three zeros and finally move four spots for 10000 as there are four zeros. **

When we divide decimals by 10, the decimal shifts 1 spot to the left (38 x 10 = 3.8 or 2.8 x 10 = .28). When we divide decimals by 100, the decimal shifts 2 spot to the left (38 x 100 = 0.38 or 5.109 x 100 = .05109). When we divide decimals by 1000, the decimal shifts 3 spot to the left (38 x 1000 = 0.038 or 6.372 x 1000 = 0.006372) and finally when we divide decimals by 10000, the decimal shifts 4 spot to the left (38 x 10000 = 0.0038 or 9.048 x 10000 = 0.0009048).

When we multiply by 0.1, the decimal moves one spot to the left on the whole number (48 x 0.1 = 4.8). When we multiply by 0.01, the decimal moves two spots to the left on the whole number (48 x 0.01 = 0.48). When we multiply by 0.001, the decimal moves three spots to the left on the whole number (48 x 0.001 = 0.048).  

Multiplying decimals by whole numbers = 4.3 x 6 = 25.8. We can use estimation/rounding to help us with multiplying decimals. For example, 4.3 x 6 would round to 4 x 6 = 24.

HOMEWORK

-Math test Friday, December 14

Inquiry into Language

Today we continued preparation for our OWA. We are learning how to write a persuasive piece on how to positively act at recess. We also practiced for our Christmas concert and watched Oakwood's Christmas concert.

HOMEWORK

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Great job Oakwood! What a fantastic concert!

Have a wonderful night!


Love Mrs. Hocevar

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful day.

Tomorrow is a Day 3 (gym). Aftercare invoices are due by December 15th. Be sure to pay on time to avoid interest charges! Our Christmas concert is happening next Tuesday, December 18th. There will be an afternoon and evening performance. Our costumes will be jeans, a Christmas shirt and a Santa hat. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Monday, where student will be required to wear their costumes. December lunch payments were due today. If you received an email from me, please pay the outstanding amount at your earliest convenience. 


We are getting the hang of it!!

Re-registrations packages have been sent home. All completed forms are due back no later than February 11, 2019, in order to save your spot. 

Ms. Hayward is asking that all library books are due back by Thursday, December 20th. Please see the flyer below for more information.


The lunch site is now open for January hot lunch orders. All orders are due by Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00 PM. The site will close after 3:00 and will not re-open. The special this month is French toast. Please be sure to order under the correct grade and teacher.

Important dates/items:

Saturday, December 15 – Aftercare invoices are due
Monday, December 17 - Christmas concert dress rehearsal - wear costume (jeans, Christmas shirt and Santa hat)
Tuesday, December 18 – Grade 3-8 Christmas concert 12:30 and 7:00 performances - jeans, Christmas shirt and Santa hat
Wednesday, December 19 – Casual day, bake sale and January lunch orders
Thursday, December 20 – Library books due, bake sale, Christmas Spirit day and last day of school before the Christmas break

Unit of Inquiry

Today we continued learning about the circulatory system. We labeled parts of the heart and the blood. We also had a pop quiz, where we labelled the parts of the skeleton. 

HOMEWORK

-Sign and return skeleton quiz









Playing around with PowerPoint to put together a presentation on either the skeletal system or circulatory system. 

Inquiry into Mathematics

Today we worked on our review and we will take it up tomorrow. Our math test will take place on Friday.

Points to remember:

4.9 = 4 and 9/10 (tenths)
4.99 = 4 and 99/100 (hundredths)
4.999 = 4 and 999/1000 (thousandths)
¼ = 0.25
½ = 0.50
¾ = 0.75

- 2.25 million is written in standard form as
2, 250, 000.

As a decimal we write it as 2.25 million (2 whole million + 0.25 million) and as a fraction it is ¼ of a million (25 is ¼ of 100).

Place value decimals:
4.623
Tens
Ones
.
Tenths
Hundredths
Thousandths

4
.
6
2
3

Expanded Form:
4.623
4 + 0.6 + 0.02 + 0.003

Thousandths is located 3 spots after the decimal in the place value chart (0.000).

Fractions to decimals: 6/1000 = .006, 17/1000 = .017, 123/1000 = .123, 2 321/1000 = 2.321. **Remember that when saying the number the decimal = and. For example, 2.123 = two and one hundred and twenty three thousandths.**

When comparing and ordering numbers, we need to remember that as we go from tenths to thousandths the numbers get smaller. So 0.406 is smaller than 0.457, and 6.0 is bigger than 5.976.

Rounding rules are 0-4 round down and 5-9 round up.

When we multiply decimals by 10, the decimal shifts 1 spot to the right (38 x 10 = 380 or 2.8 x 10 = 28). When we multiply decimals by 100, the decimal shifts 2 spot to the right (38 x 100 = 3800 or 5.109 x 100 = 510.9). When we multiply decimals by 1000, the decimal shifts 3 spot to the right (38 x 1000 = 38000 or 6.372 x 1000 = 6372) and finally when we multiply decimals by 10000, the decimal shifts 4 spot to the right (38 x 10000 = 380000 or 9.048 x 10000 = 90480).**Move one spot for 10 as there is one zero. Move two spots for 100 as there are two zeros. Move three spots for 1000 as there are three zeros and finally move four spots for 10000 as there are four zeros. **

When we divide decimals by 10, the decimal shifts 1 spot to the left (38 x 10 = 3.8 or 2.8 x 10 = .28). When we divide decimals by 100, the decimal shifts 2 spot to the left (38 x 100 = 0.38 or 5.109 x 100 = .05109). When we divide decimals by 1000, the decimal shifts 3 spot to the left (38 x 1000 = 0.038 or 6.372 x 1000 = 0.006372) and finally when we divide decimals by 10000, the decimal shifts 4 spot to the left (38 x 10000 = 0.0038 or 9.048 x 10000 = 0.0009048).

When we multiply by 0.1, the decimal moves one spot to the left on the whole number (48 x 0.1 = 4.8). When we multiply by 0.01, the decimal moves two spots to the left on the whole number (48 x 0.01 = 0.48). When we multiply by 0.001, the decimal moves three spots to the left on the whole number (48 x 0.001 = 0.048).  

Multiplying decimals by whole numbers = 4.3 x 6 = 25.8. We can use estimation/rounding to help us with multiplying decimals. For example, 4.3 x 6 would round to 4 x 6 = 24.

HOMEWORK

-Finish review
-Math test Friday, December 14

Inquiry into Language

Today we continued preparation for our OWA. We are learning how to write a persuasive piece on how to positively act at recess. We also practiced for our Christmas concert and spent our technology period using PowerPoint.

HOMEWORK

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Have a wonderful night!


Love Mrs. Hocevar