Homework Friday

Math- Quest Patterns and Algebra on Monday: Study sheet and 4.1, 4.2 Review Patterns and Algebra

Mandarin: memorize text 2 (Mon)


**** A special thank you for all the delicious snacks, drinks, and eating utensils for our Halloween Party today!  It was a fun filled day and thank you to all the parents for your support.  Have a safe and fun Halloween and weekend!


Homework Thursday

Oct 30:

Spelling: Post Test Lesson 9 and ex. pg 38-40 (Fri)

Math: Corrections and Ext. 2 (Fri)

Novel Study: 4 activities (Fri)

Mandarin: Read and memorize pg. 5

Bring Snacks and costume for Halloween tmrw! 🙂

Homework Wednesday

Oct 29:

Bring home reading to school (Thurs)

Mandarin: Worksheet (Thurs)

Math: MMS Patterns handout 4 and 5.  Number 2 as an extension. (Thurs)

Novel Study: (Fri)

***Reminder for Friday: Students come dressed in their uniform for Mass and change after into their costumes.

Homework Monday

Oct 27:

Spelling- Post Test and Ex pg. 38-40 (Fri)

Novel Study- 4 activities: Vocab, Art, Ch 4-6 Review, and Adjectives (Fri)

Math JM 4.2: 196-197 (Tue)

French- Letter (Mon)

Mandarin- Check website (Tue)

November Newsletter

November News from 4L and 4C
Dear Parents,
We hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the crisp fall weather. It is hard to believe
how quickly September and October have flown by. The grade 4 students continue to adjust
well to the expectations set for intermediate students. They know what is expected of them for
morning routines, instructional time and how to take care of their personal and school
belongings. Please continue to sign your child’s agenda. The students are responsible for
ensuring that they write down the unfinished class work and the homework that is listed on the
homework board at the end of the day.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss
Language Arts: Author in Residence, Glen Husser
Glen Huser, Canadian author and Governor Award winner, will be coming to Saint Francis
Xavier to work with the Grade 4 students. He will be here from November 6 to December 11. He
will be working with the students for 6 “writing” and “creating stories” sessions. This is going to
be a unique and exciting experience for the students. A notice will be going home with more
We continue to work on the students’ writing skills focusing on brainstorming, making
predictions and connections. The students are also focusing on adding more details to their
sentences and using descriptive language (what we also refer to as “triple scoop” words).
Students are encouraged to expand their love of literacy by reading informational texts, poetry
or try a novel by a different author ..
Some reading suggestions for grade 4 include:
Armstrong, William H. Sounder
Atwater, Richard and Florence. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Brave
Creech, Sharon. Love that Dog
Ellis, Deborah. Mud City
Kagawa, Joy. Naomi’s Road
O’Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphin
Pearson, Kit. A Handful of Time
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh and Shiloh Season
Sachar, Louis. Holes
Smith, Robert Kimmel. Chocolate Fever
White, E. B. Charlotte’s Web
Willis, Jeanne. Dumb Creatures

We Love Numbers, Yes We Do!

How do you write 9,356? What is expanded form? Our math geniuses have been busily working
with whole numbers. They know how to write numbers in standard form, expanded form and are
working on rounding numbers to the nearest1 0, 100 and 1000. We will also be working on
comparing and ordering numbers. Students are practicing their skills using their Jump Math
work books. We want all of our students to know that working with numbers is fun.

Upcoming dates to add to you calendars:

November 7, Remembrance Day Service
November 10 Professional Development Day For Teachers (no school)
November 11 Remembrance Day Holiday (no school)
November 17 Professional Development Day For Teachers (no school)
November 6 Author Visit, Glen Huser
November 13 Author Visit, Glen Huser
November 20 Author Visit, Glen Huser
November 27 Author Visit, Glen Huser
Message to Parents
As the first term comes to a close, students will be finishing topics such as weather and
mapping skills. Encourage your child to complete assignments and homework on time, study
hard and to prepare for upcoming quizzes and tests. A “big” thank you to all of the parents who
continue to volunteer their time to help in the classroom. We really appreciate your help.


Mrs. B. Lockhart and Ms. S. Chong

Homework Tuesday

Oct 21:

Spelling Post Test pg 34-36 (thurs)

Novel Study- Ch. 1-3 Questions (thurs)

Mandarin- test signed and picture book (thurs)

Math- 4.2- pg. 190, 191 (thurs)

French- 17 sentences and Quiz on classroom objects (mon)

Novel Study James and the Giant Peach

This month, we have started our much anticipated novel, James and the Giant Peach (JATGP).  Generally speaking, students will be expected to read three chapters of JATGP per week and answer the accompanying activities.  We will begin the readings on Mondays as a class and the rest is assigned as homework, due Fridays.

Happy Reading! 🙂