Ms. Dunkley

May 2nd 

  • Grade 4's are learning all about Measurement in Math ( Unit 4). They have been practicing time telling. I encourgae all students to practice telling time in words and numbers at home. Students have had some difficulty especially with using the words “quarter after” , “half past” and “quarter til”. The online Math Makes Sense Grade 4 is a great way to get some extra practice as well as Mathletics.

  • We will be visiting the Library on Tuesdays to sign out new books

  • Students are encourgaged to bring a waste free lunch on Thursdays until the beginning of June to earn points towards the Amazing Waste Race

Upcoming Important Dates:

May 4th- Hats on for Mental Health - Wear a hat for $2. It is also green day! 

May 5th- Monthly Assembly at 8:15 and  Waste Free Lunch Day

May 9th- Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff Assembly 

May 13th- PLF- No school for students 

May 20th-23rd- Victoria Day Weekend 

May 27th- Jump Rope for Heart Money due ( more info to come May 9th) 

 

Tuesday April 12th

Important Dates: 

April 13th: PEAK Cricket Academy Parent meeting 7:00pm

April 14th: Words in Motions Awards at 6:30 at the Public Library 

April 15/16th: Regional Science Fair 

April 16th: WGH Spring Market 

 

Reminders: 

-Please send in a duo tang with your child if you have not already done so

-Math Unit 8 Test April 20th 

-Spelling quiz Thursday 

-Home Reading due Thursday 

 

 

 

April 7th

  • Students are asked to bring in a duo tang for their Poetry Portfolio Assignment as soon as possible 

  • There will be a Math Unit 8 test on Wednesday April 20th - students can review at home by googling Math Makes Sense grade 4 and completing the activities

  • Home Reading is due tomorrow 

  • Students are encouraged to practice their Multiplication facts up to 12x12 each night 

April 4th

Important Upcoming Dates:

April 5th/6th- Parent Teacher Interviews ( sign up on school homepage)

April 5th- Students will be visiting the book fair. They are welcome to bring money to make a purchase 

April 7th- Monthly Assembly at 8:15

April 15th- PLF ( no school for students) 

April 25th- Amazing Waste Race Kick off 

April 29th- PLF ( no school for students) 

 

March 18th: 

  • Parent Teacher Interviews are on April 5th (5-8) and 6th ( 3:30-6:30). Please follow the link on the school web page to book a 15 minute time slot to meet with myself and Mr. Hurley. We will be hosting the meetings together in our classroom this time around. 

  • On April 5th we will have a presenter share an overview of the spelling program we use and it's transfer into writing skills.  6:30-7:30pm. Open to all parents grades 1-6. 

  • Report cards go home Wednesday March 23rd 

  • Spring break March 24th-April 3rd 

  • April 5th- Our class will be visiting the book fair ( students are welcome to bring money to make a purchase). The book fair is also open both evenings during Parent Teacher Interviews. 

  • Over the break students are encouraged to continue reading daily, as well as practice their basic facts. 

Arabic After School Program Next Year 

There will be a meeting for any parents interested in having their child/children participate in an after school Arabic language program for the upcoming school year ( 2016/2017). We have found a teacher who can deliver the program daily from 5:15-7pm from Monday to Friday. 

More information will be shared at the meeting which is set for March 21st, 2016 at 7pm at Walter and Gladys Hill Public School. Please plan to attend to show your interest.  

March 8th: 

  • Please return ski forms and money by Wednesday. Students are going to Vista Ridge for the last time this year on Thursday 

  • Science Fair is happening Wednesday at WGH! Parents are welcome to come and view the students' projects from 1-2 in the school gym

  • Students will be a having a spelling quiz Thursday morning before they leave for Vista Ridge for the day 

  • A reminder to students that Home Reading is due Thursday this week 

  • Students are encouraged to practice their times tables up to 12x12 at home 

Upcoming Important Dates: 

March 9th- Science Fair 

March 10th- Last ski day at Vista Ridge 

March 11th- PLF ( no schoool for students) 

March 17th- Green Day 

March 23rd- Report cards go home 

March 24th-April 3rd- Spring Break 

April 5th/6th- Parent Teacher Interviews 

April 7th- Monthly Assembly at 8:15

April 15th- PLF ( no school for students) 

April 25th- Amazing Waste Race Kick off 

April 29th- PLF ( no school for students) 

 

 

February 17th: 

- Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day. Those students who ordered a pink shirt will recieve it tomorrow. For students who did not order a shirt, you are welcome to wear a pink shirt of your own for our class photo! Snacks will also be sold for $1 each. 

- Reminder to please return ski forms and money. We are going skiing Friday. 

- Students have a spelling quiz tomorrow. They will be bringing their words home to practice today. 

- Home Reading is due Friday.

- Please see important dates below.

 

Our class is running low on pencils, erasers and glue sticks. If you would like to donate any of these items that would be great! 

Students can donate books for the used book sale ( friends of ravens) 

Please return Ski forms and money as soon as possible. Students are going skiing at Vista Ridge next Friday ( February 19th) 

Library books are due Tuesday 

Parents, please use the following link that will give you access to a survey regarding Agendas. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q26BQPV

February 8th: 

  • Please see the important dates coming up below 

  • Students are finishing up Unit 3: Multiplication and Division in Math. They will be having their test next Wednesday ( Feb. 17th) 

  • Our Winter Carnival is Tuesday ( Feb. 9th) , please remind your child to dress for the weather, students will be outside for nearly 2 hours. 

February 1st:

  • Students are asked to bring in old magazines for an Art project on Friday 

  • Tomorrow is Toque Tuesday. Students can donate $2 and wear a hat 

  • Poetry for Words in Motion is due Friday ( please share with me on google docs) 

  • Book orders are due Monda February 8th 

January 19th: 

What's Happening in 4K:

  • Home Reading is due Friday 

  • Students have been working hard on creating and building their LA and Math games, they will be playing them with the other grade 4-6 classes Friday afternoon! 

  • Toque Tuesday order  forms are due Friday, Toque Tuesday will take place February 2nd where students will be able to wear their hat for $2

​Math: 

  • We have started Unit 3: Multiplication and Division. For extra practice at home students can complete the assignments on Mathletics as well as the lessons from the homework practice book. 

  • Students are also encouraged to practice their times tables at home 

 

Language Arts: 

  • In class students are working on writing Friendly letters as well as Persuasive Writing.

  • Students are beginning to learn about Figurative Language and Poetry 

  • Students are encouraged to read each night for a minimum of 20 minutes, and to complete their home reading journal each week 

Upcoming Important Dates: 

  • January 29th- PLF no school for students 

  • January 26th- Pink Tshirt money due $2

  • February 2nd- Toque Tuesday ( wear a hat for $2) 

  • February 4th- Monthly Assembly at 8:15

  • February 12th - PLF no school for students 

  • February 15th- Family Day ( No School) 

  • February 18th Pink Shirt Day 

  • February 19th- Ski Day at Vista Ridge 

  • February 22nd-26th- Teacher's Convention No School 

  • February 29th - Family Literacy Night from 6:30-7:30

  • March 9th- School Science Fair

  • March 10th- Ski Day at Vista Ridge 

  • March 11th- PLF no school for students 

  • March 23rd- Report Cards go home 

  • March 24th- No school 

  • March 25th-April 3rd- Easter Break 

December 14th:  Students will begin building their math games this week, remember to bring in your materials! 

Fun things happening this week: 

  • Tuesday: Wear a Christmas hat or headpiece 

  • Wednesday: Wear an ugly christmas sweater

  • Thursday: Wear red, green and white 

  • Students can buy a grinchogram all this week for $1 

  • There is no home reading this week, we will continue after the break 

  • Students will be bringing home their Math test on lessons 9-13 on Tuesday. Please sign and return on Wednesday 

  • WGH is continuing to collect items for the food bank as part of our 12 days of Christmas. Please see below for days and items

  • December 16th: Classroom Holiday Celebration! Please see letter sent home today. Students can also wear their pajamas! 

  • December 17th: Ski Day at Vista Ridge ( all day). 

  • Holidays begin Friday December 18th, students return Monday January 4th

December 9th: 

  • Students have a Unit 2 Math test this Friday. They will be bringing home a review sheet tomorrow. 

  • Home Reading is due Friday

  • WGH is continuing to collect items for the food bank as part of our 12 days of Christmas. Please see below for days and items. 

  • Elves Gift Shop will be open December 15th, 16th and 17th from 8:30-2:00 pm. Please donate the amount of gifts you would like to purchase and $1 per gift by December 11th. 

  • December 16th: Classroom Holiday Celebration! Secret Santa ( more information coming on Monday!) 

  • December 17th: Ski Day at Vista Ridge ( all day) 

  • Holidays begin Friday December 18th, students return Monday January 4th

December 1st-11th: 

Accepting donations for the Holidays Elves Gift Shop. Lightly used or new items can be dropped off in our classroom box. 

Remember to read each night and complete your home reading journal. Reading journals are due Thursday. 

For extra Math practice students can complete lessons 9, 10, 12, and 13 on the online math practice book. They will be having their test on lessons 9-13 on Monday December 7th. They will bring home a practice sheet to review on Thursday. They will also be having a final Unit 2 test on Friday December 11th. They will bring home a practice sheet next  Wednesday to help them review for the final test at home. 

Here is what Division 2 is working on in December! 

December 1st                         Division Two: Math and Literacy Games

Big Idea: To create a game that can be played to review various Math and LA strategies

Driving Question: What amazing games can grade 4-6 students create to review various Math and LA concepts?

Audience: WGH Division 2

Introduced: December 1st

Working Timeline: December 1st  - January 8th

As a group of four, you group will choose a Language Arts or Math topic of your choice. Your group will work to create a game that can be played by four or more people to review math and language arts skills.

Steps:

  1. Brainstorm Math and Language Arts topics and games as a class ( December 1st)

  2. In groups, students will decide their topic and choose a game to create (December 1st)

  3. Peer Review ( December 2nd)

  4. Groups will present their ideas to a member of the judging panel (December 2nd)

  5. If your idea is approved: draft the game board, sample cards, rules, supplies required  (December 3rd )

     7) Peer Review (December 7th )

     8) Teacher Conference (December 7th-8th)

      9) Good copies (December 9th - 11th)

     10) Presentations ( December 14th-17th)

      11) Game Play (January 4th-8th)

**School supplies offered to complete this activity:

Each group can be given a tarp, poster board, small dice

 

Outcomes

Achieved

Developing

Not Yet

Idea presented to a panel of judges

Matthew Morin / Erin Keca - Myrna Matheson

November 23-26

     


 
     

A finished board game should have a rough draft and a final draft

The board game has a detailed rough draft and a final good copy

The board game has a  rough draft and a final good copy

The board game is missing either a rough draft and a final good copy

Art: Create images that relate to emphasis; unity and craftsmanship

(board game appearance)

The art created for the board game is representative to the title, purpose and the idea of the board game

The art created for the board game is somewhat representative to the title, purpose and the idea of the board game

The art created for the board game is not representative to the title, purpose and the idea of the board game

Art: Focus on purpose; theme; subject matter; media and technique

(that the board game is purposeful and has all required materials upon submission)

The art has been created with purpose and potentially the materials for the game were created out of more than one type of media. The board game is complete and all materials required to play the game have been included

The art has been created with purpose and potentially the materials for the game were created out of more than one type of media. The board game is mostly complete and most of the materials required to play the game have been included

The art has not been created with purpose. The board game is not complete and/or the materials required to play the game have not been included

SS: Apply the research process

(to seek inspiration for board games rules/ instructions and those that are a variation of a previous board game)  

The student has given credit to the original game(s) their new game has been based upon and has  researched the rules /instructions/playing pieces of the original game as inspiration of their final product

When asked, the student has given credit to the original game(s) that their new game has been based upon and/or  may have researched the rules/instructions/playing pieces of the original game as inspiration of their final product

The student has not given credit to the original game(s) their new game has been based upon and/nor has  researched the rules /instructions/playing pieces of the original game as inspiration of their final product

LA:  Assess own contributions to group and set personal goals for working effectively

(for board games that are created with a  group)

All group members work effectively and can reflect/ assess their contributions for the final board game.

Group members mostly work effectively and can somewhat reflect/ assess their contributions for the final board game.

Group members did not work effectively and cannot reflect/ assess their contributions for the final board game.

LA: Use effective word choice; figurative language; sentences and paragraphs to communicate  

(Instructions)

The instructions are clear and able to be followed to set-up/play the game without the support of the creator(s) of the game

The instructions are mostly clear and are mostly able to be followed to set-up /play the game without the support of the creator(s) of the game

The instructions are not clear and/ or could not be followed to set-up the game and/or  to play the game without the support of the creator(s) of the game

LA: Edit own and others' work by attending to conventions; grammar and word choice  

(good copy has been proofread and has no grammatical errors)

The good copy of the rules, set- up directions and instructions have been proofread and  there are no grammatical errors

The good copy of the rules, set- up directions and instructions have been proofread and  there are 1 or more grammatical errors

The good copy of the rules, set- up directions and instructions have been proofread and  there are more than 3 grammatical errors

LA: Utilize voice and body language to communicate to engage an audience

(each board game will be presented and shared final revisions)

Student(s) present their final board game to the class with confidence and are able to answer questions from the audience with ease

 

 

Student(s) present their final board game to the class with some confidence and are mostly able to answer questions from the audience

Student(s) did not present their final board game to the class or did not present with confidence and/nor were able to answer questions from the audience with ease


December 14-17 - Game Board Assessment in individual classes

January  4-8 - Playing 1 hour per afternoon

Outcomes:

LA - proofreading

       presentation

       functional writing

Math - patterning

    number sense

    estimation

    graphing / stat

    geometry

 Upcoming Important Dates: 

** return ski forms and money asap 

- December 2nd Anniversary Event at 1:30 

- December 3rd Monthly Assesmbly at 8:15 

- December 9th - Christmas concert at 7pm 

- December 17th- Ski Day / Last day of school before the holiday 

                                                                                                                           12 Days of Giving at WGH!

Dec. 1st-Dec. 17th

We have theme days but welcome any donations of any kind!

On the first day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: Different kinds of Canned Fruit

On the second day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: 2 Cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

On the third day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: 3 Cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

On the fourth day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: 4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned  fruit too!

On the fifth day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: 5 kinds of toiletries! 4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

On the sixth day of giving we collected for the FoodBank:  6 cans of ham, 5 kinds of toiletries.   4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

On the seventh day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: 7 boxes of rice, 6 cans of hams, 5 kinds of toiletries. 4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

On the eighth day of giving we collected for the FoodBank:  8 kinds of pasta, 7 boxes of rice, 6 cans of ham, 5 kinds of toiletries. 4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

On the ninth day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: 9 boxes of crackers8 kinds of pasta, 7 boxes of rice, 6 cans of ham, 5 kinds of toiletries. 4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

On the tenth day of giving we colllected for the FoodBank: 10 kinds of soup,  9 boxes of crackers,8 kinds of pasta, 7 boxes of rice, 6 cans of ham, 5 kinds of toiletries. 4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

on the eleventh day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: 11 kinds of cereal, 10 kinds of soup,  9 boxes of crackers,8 kinds of pasta, 7 boxes of rice, 6 cans of ham, 5 kinds of toiletries. 4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

On the twelfth day of giving we collected for the FoodBank: 12 jars jam, 11 kinds of cereal, 10 kinds of soup,  9 boxes of crackers,8 kinds of pasta, 7 boxes of rice, 6 cans of ham, 5 kinds of toiletries. 4 cans of turkey, 3 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of chicken and some canned fruit too!

Help us help the community!

 

November 18th: 

- Please sign and return your child's Math test 

- Home reading is due tomorrow 

- Students can complete Unit 2 Lesson 9 in the practice book using the link below for extra practice on the lesson covered this week 

** There is no school on Friday 

Upcoming Deadlines & Important events

Nov 23-16 Book Fair
Nov. 25th Report Cards go home
Nov 25/26 PTI's
Dec.2 1:30-2:30  Anniversary event
Dec.3 Assembly
Dec.9 Christmas Concert 

 

Please follow the link below to sign up for Parent Teacher Interviews happening November 25th and 26th. 

http://goo.gl/TWH0nf

Math: 

Students are having a quiz on Thursday on Unit 2: lessons 5-8. In Math tomorrow, students will begin a practice/review sheet to prepare them for their quiz. They will bring this home to continue and review for Thursday. I do not need this returned. 

Today, your child brought their quiz home for lessons 1-4. Please sign this and return it to school as soon as possible. 

The following link is for the online math practice book. This is another great way for students to get the extra practice of those concepts taught in class. 

https://goo.gl/yEE0qe

Language Arts:

Students are having a grammar quiz on Friday. 

Home reading should be completed each night for a minimum of 20 minutes. All students should be handing in their activity for the week on the last day of school. 

Important Dates:

November 11th- Remembrance Day ( No School) 

November 25th- Report cards go home 

November 25th/26th- Parent Teacher Interviews 

 

                   

Math: Students are having a test on Unit 2 Lessons 1-4 on Wednesday, October 28th. I will be sending home a practice/review sheet on Monday, October 26th. Sudents may want to complete this at home as a review, I do not need this returned to school. 

Reminder: Mathletics is a great way to practice the concepts we are currently learning in class, as well as the basic facts.  

You can access Mathletics using the following link http://www.mathletics.ca

Language Arts:

What are we doing? 

- Students have been focusing on writing paragraphs that include a topic sentence, supporting details, and a closing sentence. 

- I will be sending home an information sheet containing information on the spelling program Words Their Way on Monday. Students will be having their check in ( quiz) on Thursday. 

Reminder: Students should be reading each night for a minimum of 20 minutes and recoring it in their reading journal. Reading journals are due the last day of school each week. 

Language Club:  Language club brochures or booklets are due November 2nd. 

This weeks Events: 

Thursday:

-Halloween Parade in the morning, dance and healthy buffet in the afternoon 

- Fall Fair from 5-8 

- Book orders due 

**No School Friday ( Institute Day)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are having a fundraiser for United Way this week! Students are asked to  bring in nickels. On Friday, each class will participate in a race. The class with the most nickels will win a popcorn party for their class! Let's go 4K! 

We have had a great start to the year in 4K! Students have established their routines, and they are now on their way to a successful year in grade 4! I can't believe we are in October! 

This is what we are learning this month: 

Math: We recently started a new unit on Whole Numbers to 10 000 

In this unit students will: 

- represent numbers in different ways , compare and order numbers, sort numbers, estimate sums and differences, add/subtract 3-digit and 4-digit numbers, use mental math to add and subtract etc. 

Students are continuously practicing their basic facts in Math. Mathletics is a great way for students to practice their  basic facts at home. I will also be assigning lessons that correspond with what we are learning in class throughout the year. 

Language Arts: 

In September, students learned about the 4 types of sentences, as well as to check for capitals, spelling and punctuation. This month, students are learning how to write paragraphs. We will also be writing stories towards the end of the month. 

Home Reading is encouraged each night. Students should read for a minimum of 20 minutes and complete their reading journal. At the end of each week they have an activity to complete.