The Chronicles of Narnia

Today Mrs. Carpenter sent everyone in the school from Grade 3 to 8 to
see The Chronicles of Narnia. We all enjoyed the movie a lot. It was
fun to go to the movie when we would normally be having math class. The
war scenes were very exciting because we saw creatures that we don’t
normally see. Some of us cried when Aslan got killed. We were excited
when he came back to life.

We enjoyed seeing mythological beasts that we have read about in other
stories and legends. We thought that the natural creatures were very
lifelike.

Some of us have read the book, and some have seen the older version of
the movie. We all agree that we like this one the best. We would
definitely recommend this movie for other children grade 3 and up. It
might be too scary for younger children.

By Mr. McGaughey’s Grade 4 Class

Typed by Mr. McGaughey

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas
As told by Mr. McGaughey’s Grade 4 Class

On
the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,

Tommy T.

Twelve
cameras snapping
Eleven souvenirs
Ten suitcases
Nine guidebooks
Eight
bottles of sunscreen
Seven free-of-charge meals
Six
guides-a-yapping
Five expensive plane tickets
Four scuba sets
Three
bathing suits
Two pairs of sunglasses
And a cruise in the
Caribbean Sea

Abbie
Twelve teachers dancing
Eleven
sharpeners sharpening
Ten teachers growling
Nine pieces of
homework to do
Eight students-a-working
Seven trees a swimming
Six
teachers-a-writing
Five gold pencils
Four purple desks
Three
French Shoes
Two big pimples
And a running shoe that smells like
old milk

Troy E.
Twelve happy memories
Eleven candy canes
Ten mean
brothers
Nine pair of socks
Eight flying snowmen
Seven red
poinsettias
Six blue toboggans
Five barking dogs
Four of
Santa’s elves
Three Christmas cookies
Two Santa Rides
And
underwear that smells stinky

Kalton K.
Twelve worms
digging.
Eleven swimming swans
Ten manatees
Nine hummingbirds
Eight
polar bears
Seven penguins dancing
Six elephants
Five running
horses
Four cows eating
Three billy goats bouncing
Two turtles
in a pond
And a guinea pig in a pear tree

Josh B.
Twelve
chickens flying
Eleven TVs watching
Ten toes a-wiggling
Nine
cats patting
Eight time-out sheets
Seven Xbox 360s
Six bunnies
pooping
Five smelly rings
Four reindeer running
Three X-Box
games
Two shiny bones
And bull running at a pine tree.

Drew
On
the twelfth day of Christmas, a farmer gave to me, Twelve cows dancing
On
the eleventh day of Christmas, my reindeer lent to me, Eleven little
carrots
On the tenth day of Christmas, a cashier gave to me, Ten
chocolate bars
On the ninth day of Christmas, Santa gave to me, Nine
little dollies
On the eighth day of Christmas, Frosty gave to me,
Eight silky hats
On the seventh day of Christmas, my pet rock gave to
me, Seven bags of nothing
On the sixth day of Christmas, the King
gave to me, Six fresh turkeys
On the fifth day of Christmas, my
friend threw at me, Five ugly fish
On the fourth day of Christmas, My
Grandma gave to me, Four leather purses
On the third day of
Christmas, my brother gave to me, Three pans of burnt brownies
On the
second day of Christmas, my best friend gave to me, Two pieces of poison
cheese
And On the first day of Christmas my enemy gave to me, a
microwave in a pine tree.

Thomas
Twelve monkeys swinging
Eleven
snowmen
Ten flying arrows
Nine silly serpents
Eight smiley faces
Seven
shiny rings
Six slithering snakes
Five English muffins
Four
silly masks
Three smelly socks
Two Turtles
And a donkey in a
banana tree.

Joey
Twelve Santa posters
Eleven Koolaid
Jammers
Ten Freaky Milk Cartons
Nine Yellow Chairs
Eight
Treasure Chests
Seven Pink Snowflakes
Six CD players
Five
golden hats
Four white toilets
Three green radios
Two hair dries
And
a doggy in a pear tree.

Symantha
Twelve balls of wool
Eleven
Jacks sitting on porcupines
Ten Katies Leaping
Nine farmers
driving tractors
Eight piggies singing
Seven Santa Clauses
Six
Gillians Laughing
Five Guinea Pigs
Four Regans building
Three
Kaltons walking
Two goosys dancing
And a flake of snow on a tree.

Baileigh
Twelve
pencil sharpeners
Eleven snowmen
Ten fire-breathing fish
Nine
children running
Eight fat pigs
Seven pounds of snow
Six flying
snowballs
Five smelly socks
Four playing cards
Three English
muffins
Two sheets of paper
And a kitten in an apple tree

Kate
Twelve
striped stockings
Eleven Santa Clauses
Ten jingle bells
Nine
galloping horses
Eight flying reindeer
Seven puppy dogs
Six
Christmas kittens
Five twinkling stars
Four tiny elves
Three
wise men
Two candy canes
And a blue jay in a pine tree

Bronte
Twelve
pairs a leaping
Eleven bunnies hopping
Ten bunnies eating
Nine
glitters swimming
Eight doggys drooling
Seven people swimming
Six
bunnies sewing
Five golden eggs
Four climbing roses
Three
French cookies
Two candy canes
And a doggy in its very own bed

Luke
A.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my zookeeper gave to me,
Twelve
turkeys terrified
Eleven elephants elevating
Ten turtles
tap-dancing
Nine newts knowing
Eight apes arm wrestling
Seven
smelly sasquaches
Six super snails
Five purple hippos
Four
funny butterflies
Three French frogs
Two tall giraffes
And a
penguin in a pine tree

Jack
Twelve normal acorns
Eleven
pieces of gum
Ten purple markers
Nine laughing weirdos
Eight
turkey dinners
Seven itchy sweaters
Six demented snowmen
Five
golden pom-poms
Four movie tickets
Three computer geeks
Two
dancing turtles
And a Joey in a cactus tree.

Gillian
Twelve
green erasers
Eleven flying fans
Ten teletubbies
Nine prickly
pencils
Eight mousie magnets
Seven monkeys eating up my dad
Six
stinky socks
Five flaming marshmallows
Four pop cans exploding
Three
snowflakes melting
Two 3-headed squirrels
And a pig rolling in a
muddy sea

Rowan
Twelve reindeer running
Eleven eels stinging
Ten
tapirs tapping
Nine lizards lurking
Eight dingoes digging
Seven
coyotes carolling
Six lemurs leaping
Five freaky fish
Four
howling hippos
Three French flies
Two snapping turtles
And a
monkey and his pet flea

Katie
Twelve fish a-swirling
Eleven
bunnies chewing
Ten wolves eating
Nine reindeer dancing
Eight
lions sitting
Seven turtles hiding
Six cats a-playing
Five pale
rats
Four scary bats
Three lazy dogs
Two gray elephants
And
a goat in a green tree.

Tanner
Twelve turkeys
Eleven
Grandpas dancing
Ten Santas flying
Nine Christmas trees
Eight
cows a-mooing
Seven wreaths hanging
Six TVs
5 golden tractors
4
PSPs
3 mp3 players
two playstations
and one X-box in a pear tree

Katie
Twelve
fish a swirling
Eleven bunnies chewing
Ten wolves eating
Nine
reindeer dancing
Eight lions sitting
Seven turtles hiding
Six
cats a-playing
Five pale rats
Four scary bats
Three lazy dogs
Two
gray elephants
And a goat in a green tree

Danielle
Twelve
people playing
Eleven computers starting
Ten birdies flying
Nine
lions a-roaming
Eight babies crying
Seven cats meowing
Six
dwarfs humming
Five toaster strudels
Four open windows
Three
apples and worms
Two word wall words
And a chicken in a pine tree

Joan
On
the twelfth day of Christmas, Professor Oak gave to me:
Twelve
bulbasors whipping
Eleven commanders flaming
Ten squirtles
squirting
Nine doe doos dancing
Eight jiggly puffs drawing
Seven
Beedrils drilling
Six caterpies
Five Eevee evolutions
Four
Eevees
Three Richus
Two Pichus
And a Pikachu yellow and red

Melissa
Ten
peanuts dancing
Nine kernels popping
Eight lions gazing
Seven
witches singing
Six knives a-chopping
Five hairy legs
Four
penguins prancing
Three spiders creeping
Two big snowballs
And
a snowman in a snow tree.

Quinn
Four plasma TVs
Three silver game-boys
Two mp3 players
And
one X-box in a video game tree.

Ben
Two pyramids named by me
And
some guy in a tree

Luke C.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my evil sent to me:

Twelve twined twisters
Eleven eerie crayons
Ten trotting trolls
Nine
decorated dinners
Eight angry actors
Seven strict teachers
Six
bees belching
Five stinky socks
Four grump gorillas
Three
tarantualas shedding
Two black boars
and a devil in a devil tree.

Regan
Twelve pieces of chocolate
Eleven expired phone books
Ten
ice cubes
Nine Buffy tickets
Eight pairs of skis
Seven grizzly
bears
Six quacking geese
Five trumpeter swans
Four packs of lego
Three
boxes of K’nex
Two Aid Kits
and a race car in a snow bank.

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December 12-23

Coming Up in Grade 4 December 12-16

Mr. McGaughey’s Grade 4 Class Parkview School

Language Arts: We are reading and responding to stories about Christmas
in Medieval times..

Math: Chapter 3: Wednesday December 14– Retest of Chapter 4—addition
and subtraction for any student who wishes to try it over.

Graphing Test Tuesday December 20:

Science: Over the month of December, we will be doing a variety of
investigations and experiments to study the properties of sound.

Social Studies: We have been studying Medieval Christmas customs and
traditions.

Phys-Ed.: We are doing a unit on pre-volleyball skills.

Our Word Wall Words for December 12-16 are:

tally, bar graph, data, table, medieval, lord, wassail, mummer, snowman,
sleigh, angelic, ice, carols

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Book Fair Posters

In late November, Mrs. Downer had an art contest for posters promoting
our December Book Fair.

Here are the entries from our class.

Chloe

Drew

Gillian

Joey

Symantha

Tommy

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Dates to Remember

September 28: 9:30 volunteer orientation training

September 28: Scholastic Lucky Book Orders Due

September 29: Picture Day- Remember to bring back your order envelope.

October 5: Last Day for entries for the Fire Chief for the Day contest

October 6: Last day to return Fall Fair permission forms

October 8: Elmvale Fall Fair: Lunch at 11:15 (No Pizza). Parade starts at 12:00.

October 13: QSP Magazine Fundraising orders due

September Newsletter

I am Mr. McGaughey and I will be your child’s grade 2 teacher this year. Some of my interests include computers and music. I look forward to meeting you all. If you have any concerns and would like to phone or meet with me, I can be reached at the school at 322-1281, or you can email me at smcgaughey@huc.scdsb.on.ca . I can be available for meetings before or after school or at our mutual convenience.

1) Daily agenda and homework sheets.

• Your child will be bringing home a weekly timetable every day, which contains their homework, upcoming assignments, and important notices. Feel free to use the back of this sheet to communicate with me. I check the agendas every morning.

• Homework: Your child’s will have a reading log to record the books read at home. There will be a few math and spelling assignments for homework from time to time. I will send mathematics workbooks home weekly, so you can keep track of their progress.

2) We have 3 main Class rules posted in our room.

Rules for Grade 2

1. We respect teachers, other students and their property.

2. We keep our hands, feet and objects to ourselves.

3. We follow teacher directions the first time.

3) Poetry and Songs Booklet: Repeated reading of poems and songs is an excellent way to improve reading fluency. Every other week, I will add one or two new poems to practise in class. On Friday, your child will bring the poetry book home to read together with family members. Remember to return the poetry book home on Monday, so that we can begin our new poems.

4) Scholastic Book Orders: Ordering books for your child through Scholastic Book Clubs is a great way to encourage a love of learning, and it also helps to provide extra resources for the classroom. I will be sending out Scholastic order forms in the first week of each month, and they will be due back to school about a week later. Orders are usually delivered in one to two weeks.

5) Important days to remember in our class.

Monday: Poetry books back to school, Gym- Bring your Gym Clothes

Tuesday: Reading Buddies

Wednesday: Library—Bring your library book, Gym- Bring your Gym Clothes, Hot Dog Lunch $1.25

Friday: Poetry books go home, Pizza Lunch $1.25

I’m looking forward to a great year teaching your child in Grade 2.

Thank you,

Mr. S. McGaughey

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