Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dear parents of homeroom class,

Students in my morning class have connected and shared a Religion/Language/Math project with other 8 schools in the past 2 weeks. The project centers around our school board theme of "Sent to be the Good News"! We worked together through a series of lessons that helped to teach students this valuable message with the culminating part of the assignment being each student donating some food to the Kanata Food Cupboard just before Christmas, due date December 13th. We have written facts about helping the community, have organized google slides about the KFC and face-timed St. Isidore Grade 4 participants to listen to the guest speaker. When donations come in, students will process the collection, the calculation and graphing of the data (Data Management). Check this padlet for all schools involved.

Ideas of what to donate would be:

  • Rice
  • Crackers
  • Large cans/containers of juice
  • Fruit cups and juice boxes (size suitable for school/camp lunches)
  • Canned flaked meat (chicken and turkey)
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut Butter
Please note: They do not accept home preserves, homemade baked goods, or other homemade dishes.

Thank you for your generosity!

Mrs. Boulos

Monday, December 4, 2017

Pj Drive by CHRI 99.1 Family Radio
Thank you for attending and for your generous donations for this amazing cause. You have contributed to a warmer, more loving bedtime for children in the Ottawa and surrounding region.

Monday, November 27, 2017

In Math, we are learning how to:

- read and represent money amounts to $100 (e.g., five dollars, two quarters, one nickel, and four cents is $5.59); 
- solve problems that arise from real-life situations and that relate to the magnitude of whole numbers up to 10 000 (Sample problem: How high would a stack of 10 000 pennies be? Justify your answer.). 
- add and subtract money amounts by making simulated purchases and providing change for amounts up to $100, using a variety of tools
- estimate, measure (i.e., using an analogue clock), and represent time intervals to the nearest minute; – estimate and determine elapsed time, with and without using a time line, given the durations of events expressed in five-minute intervals, hours, days, weeks, months, or years (Sample problem: If you wake up at 7:30 a.m., and it takes you 10 minutes to eat your breakfast, 5 minutes to brush your teeth, 25 minutes to wash and get dressed, 5 minutes to get your backpack ready, and 20 minutes to get to school, will you be at school by 9:00 a.m.?);
- estimate, measure, and record length, height, and distance, using standard units (i.e., millimetre, centimetre, metre, kilometre) (e.g., a pencil that is 75 mm long); – draw items using a ruler, given specific lengths in millimetres or centimetres (Sample problem: Use estimation to draw a line that is 115 mm long. Beside it, use a ruler to draw a line that is 115 mm long. Compare the lengths of the lines.).

In Language, we are learning how to:

- write to persuade an audience to support an issue using a convincing voice. Persuasive articles seem to say "Please think this way".
- identify the presentation strategies used in oral texts and analyse their effect on the audience (e.g., the use of emotive language) Teacher prompt: “Do you think this type of emotive language influences the audience in the way the speaker intends?”
- identify some non-verbal cues, including facial expression, gestures, and eye contact, and use them in oral communications
- express opinions about the ideas and information in texts and cite evidence from the text to support their opinions Teacher prompts: “Do you agree with the decisions made by the main character in the story?” “What is your opinion of this newspaper article? What evidence in the text supports your opinion?”
- make revisions to improve the content, clarity, and interest of their written work, using several types of strategies

Monday, November 20, 2017

Dear parents,

Come join us tomorrow Tuesday Nov. 21st from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Learning Commons at St. Gabriel for our workshop on Zones of Regulation.
Check link for details.