Thursday Homework

French-  1. 15 sentences (Tue)

2. Cahier pg.5,6

3. conjugate from effacer

Math JM 4.2- 225-226 NB (Fri)- Quiz on Monday

Mandarin- Review oral presentation


** Maritime Field Trip on April 13th, 2016

Tuesday Homework

French- 1. Cahier pg. 4(a) – Thurs

2.  Worksheet pg. 36 (a), 46 – Thurs

Science- Sound and Light Workshop form and $16.50

Math- 4.2 pg. 223, 224 NB (Wed)- Math Long Division Quiz on Monday

Mandarin- Review Chinese Festival #1-12


Thursday Homework

French- complete 10 verbs using all 8 pronouns (Tue)

Home Reading

Practice Drills

Science Form and $16.50 for Light and Sound workshops

Anna’s Cake House Certificates Due March 31, 2016

Raffle Tickets for the Bazaar Due April 4th, 2016

Have a wonderful and safe Easter weekend!


March Newsletter

Spring is around the corner!

Grade 4 March 2016 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We hope that this newsletter finds you well. It is hard to believe that yet another month has passed by and that term two is almost over. February was an active month for all the students as we prepared for the FSA testing, practised our Choric Speeches for the Speech Arts Festival, crunched numbers, used our problem solving skills and learned about the Inuit culture.

Social Studies:

We have been learning about the Inuit culture of Canada. Both classes have worked on Inuit projects and models and learned many interesting facts. Did you know that:

  • A nanook is a polar bear
  • The Inuit used dog sleds to travel over ice and snow
  • Early Inuit clothing was sewn by hand and made out of caribou skin and seal skin
  • The Inuit lived in winter homes called ”igloos” which were made out of blocks of snow piled in circular rows

The students also learned how to read informational texts in order to elicit specific information. Students are now able to differentiate between fiction and non-fiction books. They have been encouraged to read legends and stories that the First Nation Peoples are known for. Some examples are:

  • Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Nothwest
  • Alego
  • The Gift of the Inuksuk
  • Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
  • The Lonely Inuksuk
  • A Promise is a Promise


The season of Lent is underway. It is a time of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. We will be discussing the importance of Lent as a time for prayer, reflection and renewal of our baptismal vows and sacrifice. The students are encouraged to pray the Stations of the Cross and pray for themselves, their families and others in the world.

Upcoming dates to add to your calendars:

  • March 3   Second Term Reports
  • March 4   Student-led Conferences/ Last Day before Spring Break
  • March 21   School Reopens
  • March 24   Holy Thursday-noon dismissal
  • March 25   Good Friday-School Holiday
  • March 28  Easter Monday-School Holiday

Spring Break

Here are a few suggestions about what to do during the spring break:

  • go to your local library and spend some time reading your favourite books
  • go for a walk and look for animal habitats at Stanley Park
  • visit Science World and look at their exhibitions
  • visit the Vancouver Art Gallery and enjoy the Emily Carr exhibits
  • have a picnic at your local park (depending on the weather)
  • play a sport outside (run, skip, bike, play basketball or soccer)

Please remember to continue signing agendas.


Mrs. B. Lockhart and Ms. S. Chong

Wednesday Homework

Beauty and the Beast Field trip tmrw- Leaving the school at approx 11:00 am return for 3:15 pm.  Please cancel Nova Foods for Thursday and Friday before March Break.

Spelling- Lesson 21 (Thurs)

Mandarin- finish and practice sheet (Thurs)

Student Led  (Fri)

Order Little Mermaid Shirts by Friday, March 4th, 2016.  Will be used as the Gr 4 costumes.