For the past few months, many students have been coming to class without the necessary supplies. My "borrowing box" has been exhausted and I am running quite low on my own personal supply. As such, please confirm with your child that they have: pencils, eraser, pens, scissors, glue stick, markers. I have reminded students that they can keep extras in their cubbies.
Thanks very much for your ongoing support.
Friendly reminder the students in grade 4 will be going skating tomorrow at 1pm.
Students are bringing home today an outline and practice sheets for their Weather Unit Test that will take place Thursday March. 19th. Please keep this in a safe place and review!
Today the students practiced writing stories using a fantastic online program by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Please click here to access the site and write stories from home!
Thank you for attending the parent teacher conferences! The following link has some great problem solving questions that students are encouraged to try:)
Please encourage your child to follow the following steps:
1. What is the problem asking you?
2. What is the important information?
3. Develop a plan to solve the problem. Explain your thinking here.
4. Double check your work.
5. Use a sentence to answer the question.
Dear Grades 4-7 Parents,
Students in grade 4-7 are participating in creating "Gifts of Hope and Compassion." Last week your children participated in a lesson on this amazing initiative. We are hoping that by Monday, March 9th students will be able to bring in wonderful gift bags from home as they will be organized the next day, on Tuesday evening.
Who are they for?
The Gifts of Hope and Compassion will be handed out to residents of the Downtown Eastside on Wednesday, March 11th by Grade 7 students from Vancouver Talmud Torah, the Shia Ismaili Muslim Community and St. Augustine School. All schools and communities will be creating these gifts.
What goes into the "Gifts of Hope and Compassion?
Students are encouraged to send things that they think people will need or appreciate having. Here are a few ideas:
After the gifts have been brought in they will be checked over to ensure they all have a message.
Please bring the items in a gift bag or a backpack/other bag type package that is giftable. If you have gift wrapped an item, please indicate who you feel would be able to use it best--male/female/anyone.
Shoshi Burton & the Grade 4-7 Team