Welcome to 4P and Mrs. Prescesky's Teachers Notes
Happy WARM Weather!!!
NEW Sun Mar 2nd:
Quiz on basic multiplication and division on Tuesday March 11th. Practice. Practice. Practice.
A HUGE WELCOME to Ms. Hoffus our fabulous student teacher. Ms. Hoffus has already begun teaching and the students seem to be enjoying her style and innovative lessons. She will be doing the novel study Charlie & the Chocolate Factory with them as well as moving into other subjects as well!
Here is a link to ixl that some folks were asking for:
Please also to READ EVERY NIGHT!
YOGA at lunch recess on Day 5!
Important 4P Notes:
-Agenda: please read & sign each night
-Food: send a healthy, nut free snack and lunch!
-Home reading: Read a minimum of 15 mins each night. & fill in your reading journal.
-GYM Clothes: students need a change of clothes for PE. You can order NHS gym clothes at the office, however ANY shorts & t-shirt will do. Please also send proper running shoes!
-School times: school starts at 8:25am...please be on time! Home bell goes at 3:15pm. We've been having a lot of students arrive late and this is disruptive to the whole class and puts the late child behind.
We have two immediate volunteers opportunities in grade 4:
1) Mystery Readers: read on Fridays from 10:30-10:50am to our class (on a rotation basis...of even if you can come in just once that would be awesome!)
2) Recyclers: take the school recycling to the bottle depot on Fridays afterschool. It will already be sorted and bagged by the students. You don't have to do it every week! In fact, the more folks that volunteer, the less often anyone has to go!
*Wenesday March 19th - Report Cards come home
*Thursday March 20th - Parent/Teacher interviews
*Friday March 21st - NO SCHOOL
*Monday March 31-Friday April 4th - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break :)
Click the link below to have a peek at what we do in grade 4. Listed below that are specifics about how we at NHS are tackling the various subjects. This will be updated as we progress through the year. As well, I will post links to online games/activities/sites that can help reinforce what we are doing in class.
Language Arts: The Olympics were fantastic and a great way to work on reading and writing skills while learning about our athletes. We also learned about many character traits like perseverance and determination!
Ms. Hoffus will be doing a new novel study with our class during March. Wait to see what it is!!!
Math: Excitedly we now move into multiplication & division! We start with basic facts and will then move into multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. ie: 23x5 =__. Then dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. ie: 55/3 = ___. Again the basic facts are ESSENTIAL!!! We cannot stress this enough! By the end of grade 4 students should know up to 9x9 by memory. Many of you will NEED to practice every night at home as well as at school...but this will make your math life a lot easier in the future! If you have any questions or need suggestions of how to practice, let me know.
Science: WOW! We had a lot of fun exploring different simple machines. The new year finds us putting this understanding to work as we build various vehicles and devices that move!!!
Social: Ms. Moore continues has been working with our students as they learn all about the First Nations that first lived in Alberta and how they have contributed to the way Alberta is today!