Monday, November 28, 2016

November 28-Dec 2, 2016

Monday *Remember Holy Childhood Donation Boxes
*Science Electricity Word List to Study!!! (Test coming soon!)
*Return All  Electrical House Parts ASAP

Tuesday *Return Social Folder

Wednesday*Hot Lunch Orders Due
*"Hat" Dress up Day
*November Home Reading Due
*November "Mystery" Book Reports Due

Thursday*Mult. 3 Test
*December Book Reports will be Sports\How To

Friday*Spelling Test-List #5
*Start Thinking About Speech Arts
*December Book Order Due

Monday, November 21, 2016

November 21-25  Guest Blogger- Karson

Monday: Remember "Holy Childhood

*Return Electric House "Parts ASAP

*Tuesday: Math Homework Due

*Rainbow Dress Up Day

*Wednesday: Farm Safety

*Hot Lunch Orders Due- Wed.Nov.30

** Science Electricity Glossary**

*Thursday: Great Lakes/St.Lawrence Lowlands Social Test

*Safety City (8;30-9:15)

**Math x 2 Test**

*Spelling Test List #4

Guest Blogger: Karson

Monday, November 14, 2016

November 14-17 2016

Monday- Book Fair,
Math Homework Due Tues. Nov. 22,
Watch for the "Super Moon" tonight

Tuesday- Order for Electric Cars  Due Thurs. Nov. 17, 
 Book Fair,
 Constable Dave (9:00).

Wednesday- Hot Lunch.

Thursday- Great Lakes/ Lowlands Test (Thurs. Nov. 25th),
Mr. Kerkhoff- Electrician (9:00),
 Spirit Assembly (1:30).

Friday- P.D. Day,
Spelling Test #4- Fri. Nov. 25th.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November 7-11 2016

Monday:Bring a poppy donation
-November Home Reading-Mystery

Tuesday- Return Social Folder

Wednesday:Book Fair Nov 9-15
-Freezie Sale 1$ (Money today)

Thursday:Spelling Test-Remembrance Day
.Parent Conferences 4-7 pm,
Book Fair,
Wear Red For Remembrance Day Assembly 10:40 am

  Friday:Remembrance Day Holiday,
No School
Watch Television or listen to the radio at 11:00 am for 1 minute of silence.
Attend the Taber Memorial Service at the Civic Center.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dear Grade Five Parents,
            November already... I can hardly believe just how quickly the time flies by! October was a busy month with many exciting activities, and plenty of learning.
            Our Grade Five Class will be spearheading the Holy Childhood Donation Program for our Social Justice Program and representing St. Patrick’s School.  The Theme is “Children Helping Children!” This will begin during Lent.
            We have been enjoying Buddy Reading with the ECS, the privilege of Milk Selling, and being the Lunch Time Leaders, Recess Leaders, and Greeter Leaders of the school..
            Halloween creative writing was a highlight because there are so many fabulous possibilities to let your imagination run wild. The creativity of the children continues to amaze me.  We wrote poems, and concocted our very own Sesquipedalian versions of Witches Brew. Their French “Monstres” were hideous creations, and a big hit with all the visitors in the hallway. Our own little choir filled the room with spooky Pumpkin Carols, and “C’est L’Halloween!”  Their acting abilities shone through in spontaneous versions of humorous Halloween plays, as well as Air Band- Halloween Style.  This year, we also presented “Halloween Pie” to several classes.  The children all memorized little Halloween Poems, complete with actions and props.  Such a talented bunch of students!
            I have decided to jump on the “Boston Pizza Reading Program.” We are home reading anyway, so why not have a pizza reward at the end. I  am thrilled that many of you have taken this opportunity. We will continue this all year.
            Look forward to Multiplication and Division, building with Electricity, and the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowland Geographical Region of Canada.

 The Halloween party was a great success. A huge Grade Five thank you to all of the parents who stirred up the delicious treats. Of course, no party would be complete without them. Thank you also for offering to help with our party. You would be surprised at how grown up and responsible your children are. They are quite capable of conducting their own party refreshments. The children served all the food and we have some pretty proficient cleaner-uppers, too! It was wonderful to have so many parents stop by to enjoy the fun and see their older “Halloweeners” in action. We still need to see that mom and Dad are an important part of our school lives.
Of course, we have also been testing in preparation for report card time. Hopefully, you were all able to spend time with your children in the studying stages, as well as in the celebration of the results of working together. The time you spend at home in preparing your children for tests will pay off in big dividends this year and also in their future school lives. Tests will all be sent home at one time or another. We do learn from our mistakes, and a review is always beneficial. It is much appreciated when the folders are returned to the school the following day. Thank you for your attention to this.
Some of our “good copy” is handwritten, while some is word processing on the computer.  I have noticed that some of the children need extra at-home practice with typing skills. There are many typing programs available. Always encourage use of “home row”, and the memorization of home row.  This will be of great benefit in the future when typing essays and reports.

            Thoughts on Spelling Lists: I have been encouraging the children to think in terms of syllables while studying.  There is also a spot in their agenda for them to practice this at home. Draw the syllable lines, then, fill in the letters.  For example:  ex   per   i   ment  

            I am very much looking forward to Parent Teacher Pre- Interviews, and spending some time with you.  Stop by any time to see what we’re up to, and do not hesitate to call if I can help you in any way!
Ms Sergo

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monday October 31- Friday November 5, 2016

Monday- Happy Halloween  !
October Home Reading Due
October Animal Fiction  Book Reports Due

Tuesday- All Saint's Day
- November Home Reading is "Mystery"

Wednesday-All Soul's Day

Thursday- Atlantic Region Test
Bright Lights Assembly

Friday-Remembrance Day Spelling Test Thursday. November.10

Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday October 24-28, 2016

Monday: Present Halloween poems.
School fundraising due.
Take" pumpkin in disguise" home.
Halloween lip sync practice


Wednesday: Scientific Method Quiz.

Thursday: Math homework due.
Sprit Assembly.
Hot lunch.
Thursday Nov 3 Atlantic Region Test.
Prayer group first break.

Friday: Grade five fundraising due.
Spelling test Halloween.
Oct. home reading due.
Animal fiction book reports due.