May 27 Week at a Peek

Dear students and families,

For those of you who look forward to the weekly preview, I am sorry that I was not able to keep up with the last two.  As we move into the last weeks of this school year, there are many special events to keep up with.  Students write daily reminders in their yellow planner notebooks.  Students, be sure to share the news in your planner with your parents every night!

I hope you enjoy this short slide show that features some of our number talks, experiments with sound during Sci. Fi.

Reading

I have really enjoyed the one-on-one reading that I have done with the grade 3s over the past week.  It is really exciting to see so much reading growth this year!  I have noticed that students who have developed a reading habit that includes reading at home (aloud and in their heads) and reading diverse genres (fiction, non-fiction) have shown growth of 1 year and more!

It is so important that early readers practice reading daily to become proficient readers who decode accurately, read expressively, comprehend, retell, make inferences, find big ideas and more.

As students move from grade 3 to grade 4, the purpose of reading moves from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.”  As we move closer to the summer break, I encourage students to think about how to make reading a big part of their summer routine.

I will continue with one-on-one teacher/grade 3 student reading time over the next few weeks.

Math

Grade 4 students will have a fractions math test on Wednesday.  Students will take their math duotangs home for review on Monday and Tuesday.

The class has worked on division number talks for some time now together with division math facts.  Both grades will work on a short division unit next.

Social Studies

  • We continue our work with the study of people and how they live.
  • Our focus continues on Indigenous People of Canada (First Nations, Métis and Inuit).
  • We had the exciting opportunity to connect our studies with the past, present and future this week with the historical exoneration of Chief Poundmaker.
  • We continue exploring events in Saskatchewan from 1867 to 1905.

Spelling this Week

This week’s spelling assignments are due Thursday with tests on Thursday also.  Here is a preview for those of you who like to prepare early!  

Here’s a look at week 35 . . .

Monday

  • D14/3-D16 math facts (no timer, use your strategies)
  • phys. ed. p.m.

Tuesday

  • D15/3-D17
  • arts ed. a.m.
  • computers a.m.

Wednesday

  • ÷4/÷2 whiz quizzes
  • grade 4 fractions math test
  • “James and the Giant Peach” care partner trip (p.m.)

Thursday

  • D16/3-D18 math facts
  • library exchange
  • spelling assignments due; spelling tests
  • marble rewards p.m.?

Friday

  • D17/3-D19 math facts
  • project business shopping opportunity (students may window shop or bring a small amount of money, students who bring money are responsible for their own money)
  • arts ed. p.m.

What are you looking forward to this week at school?

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