Monday, September 11, 2017

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope everyone had a fantastic last week of summer. It is so good to be back and to see new and old faces!

Upcoming Dates & Events

Monday, September 11 – SJA Annual Back to School Kick-Off order forms and money were due today

Saturday, September 16 – SJA Annual Back to School Kick-Off from 11-3 Rain or Shine

Tuesday, September 19 – Unit 1 Math test (a review will be sent home)

Thursday, October 5 – International Day

**Please send your child to school everyday in their gym uniform. They will change into their school uniform after gym.**

**Please sign up for Remind using option B on the handout**

Sign and return the last page of the Student Handbook, if you have not already – this was attached to the welcome letter sent in August

Sign and return phone call sheet, if you have not already

Sign and return sibling pick-up permission form, if applicable

SJA Parent Guild is hosting their annual 'Back to School Kick-Off' on Saturday, September 16 from 11-3 RAIN OR SHINE! It is a great way to kick-off the 2017/2018 school year and to share your summer adventures. The cost is $30/person and includes food, drinks, music, games, bouncy castles and more! There will be a hula-hoop contest, a tug-of-war, water balloons, and much more. Please return the order form and money to your child's teacher no later than Monday, September 11. You can pay by cash, cheque (payable to SJA Parent Guild), or e-transfer (


Today we began our first lesson on Unit 1: Number Patterns. This is a short unit, so our first math test will be on Tuesday, September 19. A review will be sent home to help students study.

Today we began by reviewing what different types of patterns there are. A growing pattern grows and gets bigger – 3, 4, 6, 9, 13. A shrinking pattern gets smaller – 12, 10 8, 6, and a repeating pattern repeats itself, using a core pattern 8, 5, 1, 8, 5, 1. The core is 8, 5, 1. We also discussed pattern rules. A pattern rule tells us the number to start at and what we should go up or down by. A pattern rule is always written like this – Start at 5 and add 1 each time.


MMS page 8 # 5 & 6.


Today was our first spelling lesson. We learned about consonants. We wrote the words in our agenda and then completed the corresponding activities.


Finish spelling lesson #1 if not completed in class.


Today we began our first unit – Oh Canada. Today we did a KWL chart (what we know, want to know and what we learned). We also created a title page.


Finish title page if not already completed.

Friday Fun!

Mrs. Hocevar J

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