Welcome to 4P and Ms. Hoffus' Teachers Notes
Hope you are enjoying SPRING BREAK!
NEW Mon Mar 31st:
A HUGE THANK YOU to Ms. Hoffus our fabulous student teacher who is doing an amazing job! Ms. Hoffus has been incorporating lots of technology and studnets have completed chocolate research movies and candy invention presentations! We look forward to her continuing to share her talents with our class after Spring Break.
And an ENORMOUS THANKS to all the 4P parents and students for a fabulous year so far! It is with incredibly mixed emotions that I spent my final day with our wonderful wonderful class! It has been a pleasure and honour to teach every one of your children this year! As you may see in the picture above and those below...the mountains are a favourite place of mine and it's a dream come true to be able to teach there (the picture above was actually taken about a 5 min walk from my new place!)!!! Perhaps I will be in touch base from the Rocky Mountain region before the year is out! ~Mrs. Prescesky
Here is a link to ixl that some folks were asking for:
Please also to READ EVERY NIGHT!
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!
*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: Ms. Hoffus in working with students on the novel Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Students have researched to learn more about chocoalte and how it is made and created iMovies to showcase their learnings. They have made truffles and taste tested different kinds of chocolate. There are many more fun events and learning to go along with this wonderfully creative novel!
Math: We are well into our x and / learning! We started with basic facts and have sinced moved onto multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. ie: 23x5 =__. Next we start 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 us know.
Science: Students have been exploring various facets of light and shadows! They have learned about shadow size and the elusive words: transparent, translucent and opaque. Lots of fun activities await as we explore reflection and refraction!
Social: Students have moved from our First Nations in Alberta and will be learning about the various other groups who came next and how they worked with the First Nations as Alberta started to take shape!