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The Class Blog for Grade 4

As you may notice, things are looking a little wonky here right now. I am updating the site for the new school year and it will take a bit to refresh everything to look nice and tidy again. Looking forward to the new school year!

Cheers
Mr. H!

So Funny….

Especially if you know the original joke! :) I laughed so hard at this.

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Interesting Stats on Reading

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
— Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5)

Tomorrow is our last full day at school and we have lots planned. In the morning, students will be cleaning out the room. As you may or may not know, the portables are being completely renovated with new floors, paint colours, a feature wall, etc. So we are going to be doing our annual clean-up with additional twist. Should be lots of fun. To be honest, students end up loving the morning clean-up. In the afternoon, we will be doing our year-end party with a movie and snacks. Students did end up earning their last star. I am asking students to bring snacks tomorrow.

On Friday, we will be having the year-end assembly. We will be handing out trophies for citizenship and academics and viewing a short presentation from each class. After the assembly, students will be released to their class to pick up their report cards and will be dismissed from their shortly after.

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Waterslides Tomorrow!

So. It looks like it’s going to be a rainy day tomorrow. However, the Cultus Lake Waterslide trip is still on. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail will stop us from going!

The bus will be leaving the school at 9:00am sharp arriving at the park at approx. 9:30, so please make sure you are here a little earlier if you are planning on going on the bus with us. If you are meeting us there, please wait for us at the gate. Do not go in ahead of us as we need to have everybody together to determine what we need to pay for entrance fees.

As it will be a cooler day, please make sure you have warmer clothing and rain gear packed. We’re looking forward to a fun day!

Voyageur Fun…

The grade 4 group did great yesterday!  Our fun activities included building a wall tent (the students did on their own as a team), as well as learning about the canoe and portaging.  The students had a chance to practice portaging in a relay, carrying and rolling barrels, and working as a team and doing a bit of cooperative “skiing”!  We enjoyed a snack of dried cranberries, bannock and jerky which the students devoured after all their hard work.  Finally we closed with a story, “Jimmy Goes Home”, about a young Sto Lo boy who was traveling with his family from the Interior of British Columbia to Fort Langley to deliver furs to the Hudson Bay Company trading post.  We began the unit reading this story and I hope that after our studies the students were able to paint a much richer picture in their mind of the challenges and richness of this time in Canadian history.

A big thanks to Mrs. Krahn for helping out on Thursday afternoon!  The extra set of hands and eyes was very appreciated.

Ms. Froyland

 

 

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Fun Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the annual Fun Day and we have lots of things planned. I just wanted to send out a reminder to students that they can wear casual clothes tomorrow with their shirts matching the colour of their team. Students were told their team colours earlier in the week.

Also, just a reminder that tomorrow is a half day with students dismissed at 12:00.

Upcoming: Voyageur Games (June 12)

Hello!

Grade 4 parents and students, we are planning to celebrate all that we have learned about early Canada and the Fur Trade this coming Thursday (June 12).  The students and I decided to focus on four main areas food, shelter, travel, and people.  We will head out to the High Road soccer field to play some team building games that demonstrate some of the skills and knowledge needed to thrive during the Fur Trade.

I was hoping to get some help from any parent volunteers that may be able to support our fun afternoon:

  • parent volunteers to attend & participate (Thursday June 12, 1:15 pm)
  • food to help our hungry voyageurs sustain their energy.  I would like to keep the menu simple.  If you can please contribute: Jerky, Craisins (dried cranberries), Bannock.  (I will supply water.)
  • Bannock Recipe: 4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 tablespoon oil.  Mix and add water until a doughy consistency.  Knead approximately 10 minutes.  Grease and heat a frying pan.  Form the dough into cakes about 1/2″ thick and dust lightly with flour.  Lay the bannock in the frying pan, wiggle the pan every so often to keep them from sticking.  Once a bottom crust has formed and the dough has hardened enough to hold together, turn them.  Cooking takes 12-15 minute.

If you are able to help by volunteering or sending some snacks to school, or have any other questions please contact me at the following email address.

[email protected]

Hope to see you Thursday!

Ms. Kirsten Froyland

 

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Wave Pool Tomorrow!

It’s the beginning of the last two weeks of school and so, of course, it will be a busy couple of weeks.

Tomorrow we will be going to the wave pool. As we will be leaving early, we will have an early lunch and, therefore, will not be here in time to order pizza. If your child usually orders pizza, please send a lunch with them instead.

Also, please remember to pack a towel and appropriate swimwear for students. For ladies, we ask that students wear swimwear that is modest and does not show the student’s belly.

Memory Verse and Dates Coming Up

We had an incredibly busy week last week….And it’s finally over. Thank you to everyone who sent cookies and came out to the Art Gala. It was a wonderful evening and I hope you enjoyed a chance to see some of the art work your children worked so hard at creating over the year! It was a wonderful evening and an excellent start to an annual event we hope to continue.

This week’s spelling is in your child’s planner. As I left my spelling book at school, I will put the link to Spelling City up tomorrow. Here is the memory verse for this week:

Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love takes away fear.
1 John 4:18

We have lots of events happening in the next few weeks before school end’s. You should have received permission forms for two events: The wave pool and Cultis Lake. Here are some other events:

  • June 10 – Wave Pool Grades 4-6
  • June 13 – Half Day School/Grades 4-6 Fun Day
  • June 16 – Cultis Lake Trip Grades 4-6
  • June 18 – Half Day
  • June 20 – Last Day of School Assembly and Early Dismissal. Students are dismissed directly after assembly.

The intermediates are also looking for boxes. Over the summer, there will be some renovations happening in the portables and we are looking for boxes to pack and store books and other classroom supplies in while the renovations are happening. If you have some boxes or know where we can get some, please let me know as we will probably need quite a few.

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