November Newsletter

FSA’s are nearing to an end in the next two weeks, then we can get back to normal in Grade 4.

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 4 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 8th, Remembrance Day Service
  • November 11th, 12th No School
  • November 7th, 4S Salmon n’ Bannock Field Trip
  • November 1st, 4L Salmon n’ Bannock Field Trip

Message to the Parents

As first term comes to a close, students will be finishing topics such as energy 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.

Blessings,

Miss. S. LeRose and Ms. C. Comerford