Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful night! The mornings are becoming cooler, so please make sure your child is dressed for the weather! 

We had our yearly family pictures done Thanksgiving weekend. Here are a few of my favourite!

Please note that after care invoices have been sent via Freshbooks. After care payments are due Tuesday, October 31. Please also note that we are no longer accepting cheques as a method of payment. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Light and sound workshop Freshbooks invoices/receipts have been sent out. Please pay as soon as possible!

Winter uniform is in affect. Please make sure that students have all the pieces – grey pants/skirt, navy blue socks/tights, black dress shoes, button-up white shirt, navy blue sweater/sweater vest, academic tie, and blazer. Please note that on Friday’s the house colour tie should be warn!

I sent home the Polar Expressions Publishing letter and information a few weeks back. I strongly encourage students to enter on their own time. One of my students placed third last year in the short poem category. Please keep in mind the due dates – poetry deadline is November 15 and the short story deadline is November 30. Good luck!

A note from Mr. Oliver – Please bring in your recorder for next week!

A note from Ms. Bancud - Ordering Website is now active for the month of November. You may start ordering your child's lunches! Please make sure your child is under the correct grade when ordering The last day to order for November will be Friday,
October 27th. After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for November ordering. All payments are due on Friday, November 3rd. 

Payment Instructions
  • There are two options to pay for lunches. Cash and online via Freshbooks. 
  • If you choose to pay through Freshbooks, please choose the cheque option on the ordering site. 
  • Cheque payments will not be accepted. 
    • Shortly after completing your order, a Freshbooks invoice will be sent to your email. 
    • It may take one or two days to process your order to Freshbooks, so please be check your email diligently for the invoice.  

Another item has been added to our Hot Lunch Program as a Special. This month's special is Vegetarian Lasagna that will be available every Friday!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at 

A note from Ms. Dawn – Scholastic forms were sent home today. All orders will be due Friday, October 27. Payments can be made using Cheque or Parent Pay. Cash will not be accepted as a form of payment.

For Parent Pay then can log on to  and enter the following credentials

Province - Ontario
City - Mississauga
School - St Judes Academy
Teacher - Dawn Goulart

Food Drive – As part of their UOI and action plan, Alister and Aashrith from Ms. Ramcharan’s Grade 2 class, are holding a food drive. These donations will be donated to the local food banks. This food drive will run from now until October 26th. Please bring any non-perishable food items to me and I will hold it until the end of the food drive.

Upcoming Dates & Events

Thursday, October 19 & Friday, October 20 – UOI Summative presentations

Monday, October 23 – Unit 2 Math test – review will be sent home

Tuesday, October 24 – Bake Sale

Wednesday, October 25 – Casual Day & Bake Sale

Thursday, October 26 – Picture day

Friday, October 27 – Last day to order November hot lunch & Scholastic orders due

Tuesday, October 31 – Halloween Spirit Day

Friday, November 3 – November hot lunch payments due


Today was worked on show what you know. It is similar to a review of all of the lessons this unit. Tomorrow students will begin their review for the test, finish it at home if necessary, and then Friday we will take it up. The math test will take place on Monday.

Helpful Strategies:

1)  Basic facts – for 3 x 600 – we know that 3 x 6 = 18…all we have to do is add two 0’s to the answer because there are two 0’s in the question – 3 x 600 = 1800 or 3 x 6000 = 18,000 (three 0’s in the question therefore three 0’s in the answer)
2)  Place value – use a place value chart to help and remember when you multiply a whole number by 10, the digits move 1 place to the left (25 x 10 = 250). When you multiply a whole number by 100, the digits move 2 places to the left (25 x 100 = 2500). When you multiply a whole number by 1000, the digits move 3 places to the left (25 x 1000 = 25,000)

Multiplication/Division strategies:
1)  Known facts – Find 12 x 8 – you know 10 x 8 = 80 and 2 x 8 = 16, then 80 + 16 = 96, therefore 12 x 8 = 96
2)  Use patterns with for multiplication facts with 11 – 1 x 11 = 11, 2 x 11 = 22, 3 x 11 = 33 – each number increases by 11 (the ones and tens place value column goes up by 1) – when you get to 10 x 11 = 110, 11 x 11 = 121, 12 x 11 = 132 (the tens and ones columns again increase by 1 each time)
3)  Any number multiplied by 0 = 0
4)  Any number multiplied by 1 = that number (1 x 345 = 345)
5)  Any number divided by 1 = that number (269/1 = 269)
6)  Related facts –
**All 4 numbers are included in each equation**

Here is another example

Points to remember from unit 2 – Whole Numbers:
Standard Form is simply writing the number out in numbers (9361).
Written Form is writing it out in words (9361 = nine thousand, three hundred and sixty one).
Expanded Form is breaking up the number by using place value and + signs (9361 = 9000 + 300 + 60 + 1).

Place value chart.

Hundred Thousand

We also looked at ordering numbers and figuring out if some numbers were greater than, less than, or equal to. Remember the alligator mouth eats the bigger number (54 > 11, 2599 < 3001).

When subtracting with regrouping, please remember to take away one from the next place value!

Remember your rounding rules – 1-4 round down & 5-9 round up. For example when rounding to the nearest hundred 12 would round to 10 and 18 would round to 20. For the nearest 100, 233 would round to 200 and 571 would round to 600. Please remember to look to the number next door to help you decide if you should round down. Look for the words ‘estimate’ or ‘about how many.’

When adding/subtracting make sure you line up your numbers correctly (in their place value position)!


-Math test on Monday


Today we continue to practice report writing on a Canadian animal for our OWA. We reviewed the important concepts of a report before hand. In our report, we are looking for an introduction, three body paragraphs on different topics (habitat, description, food they eat, etc) and then we end with a conclusion. We also filled in a worksheet on the different types of sentences. We also visited with our reading buddies!


-Reading for 40 minutes

Reading Buddies!

Example of a report! 


Today we continued our final summative: ‘The Beaver Den.’ It is similar to Shark Tank/Dragon Den. Students have to pick a province and try to convince me to lend them money to improve their province. Today was the final day to work on our presentations. We will present tomorrow and Friday.


-UOI summative presentations are tomorrow and Friday

I hope you have a wonderful night!

Mrs. Hocevar J

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