Monday, May 7, 2018

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and avoided any damage in the windstorm on Friday. We were lucky, although some houses in our neighbourhood lost some shingles and some new houses that were being built were demolished.

 **Spelling Bee information and lists have been sent home. Please have students practice with the provided lists.**

Thank you to all of the families that came out to support the Grade 6 Exhibition. What a wonderful job all of the groups did. I can only imagine how they feel now that it is all over!!

Grade 6 Exhibition projects!

A note from our MYP Shakespeare Performers: On Thursday, May 10th, we would like to invite to our SJA parents and guardians to attend our upper school theatre performance of Romeo and Juliet being hosted at the University of Toronto Mississauga MiST Theatre (3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6) for FREE! The performance will begin at 6:30pm. For your enjoyment, SJA PYP teachers will be hosting a FREE SJA dance in the SJA auditorium for those children whose parents are attending the show, so you can sit back and relax. The dance drop off will begin at 6:00pm. Students, who parents are not attending Romeo and Juliet, may attend the dance for a cost of $15!!

To reserve your tickets for the dance and the theatre performance, please e-mail Kaitlin at Limited tickets are available and are available on a first-come first-served basis. 

Please find additional details about the performance and dance in the flyer attached. 

Students in Grade 1-4 will have an opportunity to view the play on Tuesday, May 8. We are asking that all students bring in at least one canned good as their admission. All food collected will be donated to the Eden Food Bank.

St. Jude’s FC A new and exciting soccer program has arrived at SJA. St. Jude’s FC is the official soccer academy affiliated with SJA, which is currently taking applicants for its inaugural season. St. Jude's FC will be playing against the best REP teams around the area. Do not miss the opportunity to sign your child up to not only play against the best, but be coached by the best as well.  Please see flyer sent home for further information. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the flyer and send into Ms. Dawn. Let’s go St. Jude’s FC!!

Summer Camp Information - Please see Ms. Smith to reserve your spot for summer camp!

Upcoming Dates & Events

Tuesday, May 8 – Grade 1-4 Romeo and Juliet viewing – admission is canned goods

Thursday, May 10 – MYP Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet at the MiST Theater – Dance for students will be held at SJA for parents wanting to attend the evening performance.

Friday, May 11 – In-class Spelling Bee

Monday, May 14 – Math test

Tuesday, May 15 - JK-Grade 2 Spelling Bee

Wednesday, May 16 – Grade 3-8 Spelling Bee

Thursday, May 17 – JK-Grade 2 Arts’ Night

Friday, May 19 – PD Day – No School

Monday, May 21 – Victoria Day – No School

Tuesday, May 29 – Casual Day

Wednesday, May 30 – Grade 3-8 Arts’ Night

Friday, May 31 – SJA/TMA Inner School Spelling Bee Competition


Today we took up our homework. There were quite a few students who did not have their math complete. Students can always check their agenda and the blog if they forget what pages they need to complete. Please keep in mind our math test will take place on Monday, May 14.

Fractions and Division:

Fractions and decimals:

Comparing Fractions:

Lowest Common Denominator

Key points to remember:

Numerator is the number on the top part of the fraction.

Denominator is the number on the bottom part of the fraction.

A proper fraction is a fraction where the smaller number is the numerator and a bigger number is the denominator. For example, ½, 3/5, 5/8.

An improper fraction is when the numerator has a bigger number and the denominator has a smaller number. For example, 12/7.

A mixed number has both a whole number and a fraction. For example, 1 ¼.

Cross-multiplication - we begin by multiplying the first numerator with the second denominator. Then we multiply the first denominator with the second numerator. For example; 3/5 and 2/4. We multiply 3 x 4 =12 and 5 x 2 = 10. Our new fractions are now 12/5 and 10/4. Whichever fraction has the bigger numerator is the bigger fraction, so from our example 3/5 is greater than (>) 2/4. For fractions that have the same denominator we do not have to do anything but look at the numerators.

Fractions to decimals - 3/10 = 0.3, 15/100 = .15, 125/100 = 1.25. We also need to keep in mind that we can covert simple fractions as well. For example; ¼ - .25, ¾ = .75, 4/5 = .80.  Remember to keep things out of 10 and 100! We can also put mixed numbers into decimals as well. For example; 2 ½ = 2.5, 2 ¾ = 2.75.

Division Sentences - 63/7=9, the divisor is 7, the 63 is the dividend, and the 7 is the quotient.

Estimating – For multiplication - 7.01 x 9 = 7 x 9 = 63 & 25.78 x 2 = 26 x 2 = 52. For division - 9.8/5 = 10/5 = 2 & 18.29/3 = 18/3 = 6.


-Math test Monday, May 14

Working on a math problem!


Today we began spelling lesson #32, once again on prefixes – ex, de, un, dis, and ad.  

A note on Spelling Bee – we will be practicing our spelling words beginning tomorrow during our language period. Our in-class competition will take place on Friday, May 11, where two students will move forward to our SJA Spelling Bee competition on Wednesday, May 16. Our in-class competition will run the same way the school competition will run. Students will have to say the word, spell it correctly, and say the word again to announce they are finished. If the students forget to say the word before or after, or misspell the word, they will be out. Please be sure to practice at home!!


-Read 40 minutes
-Spelling Bee practice
-Finish spelling lesson #32
-Sign and return spelling test #31


Today we had our summative presentations. We heard some fantastic songs about rocks and saw some pretty neat rock sculptures/designs. Our next unit will begin Wednesday and is called ‘The Artist’s Society.’


Our song writers!

Our rock sculptures!

I hope you have a wonderful night!

Mrs. Hocevar J

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