Coming Up in Grade 4 October 28-November 4

Reading: Read 15 minutes nightly at home.

We will be doing a reading assessment during the week of October
31-November 4.

Writing: We are finishing up our Halloween stories. We will be
putting them in a class book and on our class website.


Halloween Artwork is due to Mrs. Downer Friday October 28.

Mrs. Tripp is coming to teach us a Halloween Craft on October 28.

Math: Chapter 2 tests are going home Thursday October 28. Please
review the test with your child, sign it and return it to school.

We are beginning Chapter 4- Addition and Subtraction:


Estimate sums and differences

Add and subtract with 4-digit numbers

Add and subtract numbers mentally

Create and solve addition and subtraction problems.

More information about this Unit can be found on the Nelson Math website

We will return to Chapter 3 after we have completed chapter 4.

Science (Rocks and Minerals) Quiz November 9

Social Studies (Mapping- Canada and its Provinces) Quiz November

Halloween: October 31, 2005.

Children are not to wear costumes in the morning. They will change into
costumes for the afternoon.

We are going to have a class Halloween snack and party for part of the
afternoon. If you would like to bring snacks, please bring healthy

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Big Kid Theatre– Snow White

Anti-Bullying Presentation—Big Kid Theatre

Shared writing by the whole class. Typed by Mr. McGaughey

Big Kid’s Theatre was very exciting to watch. On Tuesday October 18, Big
Kid’s Theatre presented a play at our school about bullying. It was
called Snow White. In the play they taught us why not to be a bully and
how it can hurt someone. In the play, the wicked queen was played by a
man, and the handsome prince was played by a woman. The actor who played
the queen was named Nicholas.

After the play, he came to our class and taught us a rap about respect.
He also talked about what bullies do and how to deal with a bully.

What do bullies do?

• Pick on you

• disrespect you

• leave you out (exclusion)

• hurt you physically

• damage your property

How can you deal with a bully?

1. Ignore them.

2. Help a friend to walk away.

3. Talk to a teacher.

5 B’s Rap

Be Kind

Be Involved

Be Respectful

Be Smart

Be a Friend

Be a Buddy (wiggle, wiggle) Not a Bully (bring it)

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Coming Up in Grade 4: October 20-28

Reading: Read 15 minutes nightly at home.

Writing and Art:

The school is having a Halloween art contest. We will be writing stories
and creating Halloween artwork for the contest in Writing class from
October 24-28.

Math: Chapter 2- Numeration: Students will compare, order and explore
number patterns in numbers up to 10, 000.

Thursday October 20: Counting Money Collections: Estimate Count and
write Money amounts up to $50.00

Chapter Review page 52, 53 Friday October 21. We will take it up in
class on Monday.

Math Quiz: Tuesday October 25: chapter 2 (will cover the same material
as in the Chapter Review).

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Our Trip to the Wye Marsh

Shared writing with the class, typed by Mr. McGaughey

We learned alot about rocks and minerals at Wye Marsh. We learned that
limestone can hold fossils and buffer the water. We learned about
erosion by building structures made of soil, gravel and wood chips. Then
we poured water on them to see if they collapsed. We were junior
geologists when we collected rocks and sorted them into three piles. We
played games which showed why rocks and minerals are important to the

It was fun!

Parkview Grade 4s at Wye Marsh

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