Wednesday Homework

French- sign quiz (Mon)

Math 4.1- pg 45, 46, 47, 48 NB (Thurs)

Mandarin- complete reading comprehension worksheet

Science- Rube Goldberg Machine Project; find materials for your project (Mon)

Religion- Saints Project Presentation (Mon)

**Special Reminders

Salmon n Bannock Field Trip next Thursday



November Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We hope that 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 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. They are responsible for ensuring that they write down 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 Huser

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 a November 2nd  to November 30th. 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.

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 information texts, poetry or try a novel by a different author.

Some reading suggestions for Grade Four include:

  • Armstrong, William H. Sounder
  • Atwater, Richard and Florence. Popper’s Penguins
  • Creech, Sharon. Love that Dog
  • Ellis, Deborah. Mud City
  • Kogawa, Joy. Naomi’s Road
  • O’Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Pearson, Kit. A Handful of Time
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Shiloh Season
  • Sachar, Louis. Holes
  • Smith, Robert Kimmel. Chocolate Fever
  • Willis, Jeanne. Dumb Creatures
  • Huser, Glen. Stitches and the Elevator Ghost

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 nearest 10. 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 your calendars.

  • November 10th, Remembrance Day Service
  • November 13th, 14th No School
  • November 2nd , 1st school author visit, Glen Huser
  • November 21st, 4L Salmon n’ Bannock Field Trip
  • November 23rd, 4S Salmon n’ Bannock Field Trip
  • November 30th, 1st Final visit and Presentation with Glen Huser

Message to the Parents

As first term comes to a close, students will be finishing topics such as biomes 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 for their support.  We really appreciate your help.   It was wonderful to meet you all at the Parent-Teacher Interviews.


Mrs. S. Snyder and Ms. S. LeRose

Thursday Homework

P.E. Tmrw!!!!!!

Spelling – Lesson 7 Post Test (Fri)

A in R- planning sheet (Fri)

Salmon n Bannock Field Trip Notice (Fri)

**Special Reminders

Mass this Sunday @ 11:15 am. Please arrive 10-15 min early in full uniform 🙂