Friday, November 3, 2017

Good evening everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful night!

It turns out I need a new hard drive, so until then I will try sending pictures via email!

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!

We have a new initiative beginning here at SJA - The Attitude Journal. As you are all aware, each month we award a student who has shown a particular attribute. We also want to focus on the attitude which accompanies each attribute. We are doing this two ways. One way we are doing this is that once a month, one class will do a presentation on that month's attitude. Our class took the lead and Ronit, Ali, and Divyansh did a skit and song on the attitude 'Independence.' The second way we are doing this is by sending home a daily journal. This journal will be sent home once a month to each child in the classroom. Its purpose is for students to inquire and reflect on human commonality, diversity and multiple perspectives. We are hoping to expose students to diversity, teach tolerance and see commonalities amongst people, places, and cultures in the world. When it is your turn we ask that you please assist your child in writing a sentence or two about the monthly attitude (listed below). Students can write their sentence about a person, culture or country that they believe portrays this attitude. Please keep adding sentences to the same page.

Calling all left over candy! From now until next Thursday, SJA is asking for all left over or unwanted candy to be donated. We will pass along all of the candy to the Eden Food Bank, who will then send the candy to those in need. Thank you in advance.

Upcoming Dates & Events

Monday, November 6 - Guy Fawkes Poem Recitals – keep on practicing!

Tuesday, November 7  - Light Scientists in the School Workshop (12-3)

Thursday, November 9 – Remembrance Day Ceremony

Friday, November 10 – No School – PD Day

Monday, November 13 – Kindness Day, Unit 6 Math Test, and Science Fair Begins

Friday, November 17 – Picture Re-takes and Light and Sound Summative begins

Tuesday, November 28 - Bake Sale (we are not hosting)

Wednesday, November 29 – Sound Scientists in the School Workshop (9-11), Casual Day, and Bake Sale

Thursday, November 30 – Science Fair – Parents are welcome to join after the judging

Friday, December 1 – Light and Sound Summative Due


Today we continued working on capacity and volume. We worked through worksheets and practiced our formula for volume – L x W x H!


-Finish math


Today we had our weekly spelling test. We also read another chapter of Anne. In this chapter Anne is studying very hard to go to Queen’s School to become a teacher. Miss. Rachel Lynde has grown very fond of Anne over the past three years and was pleased to share that information with Marilla. Matthew has fallen ill. Ask me what was wrong with him. We also visited our reading buddies. It is so nice to see how the relationships are growing. We have one reading buddy who cannot walk by our class without saying hello!!


-Read for 40 minutes
-Practice Guy Fawkes     
-Sign and return spelling test – write out wrong words 10 x


Today created sound skits. We were not allowed to talk, but we used sound effects in different volumes and pitches to get our point across. We had cars with babies, walks in the Rain Forest, bank robbers, and animals. Very creative Grade 4s. Great job! We also continued work on our sound art!


-Finish sound art

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Hocevar J

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