Grade 4/5 A

Sept 26-29th

A Peek At Our Week 

Social- The grade 4 class is learning about Alberta and where Alberta is on a map. They are also learning about the features of a map, and diving in to the geographical regions found in our province. The grade 5 class is learning about Canada and is working to learn and memorize the provinces and capitals.

Language Arts- Our personal narratives are almost finished and ready to print and publish. We are also learning about similies this week. We wrote 3 similes about ourselves and we are turning them into a lovely art project.

Math- This week in math we are working on a project to sum up our knowledge of area and perimeter. The students were asked to create a park map and include different shapes with specific areas and perimeters. We are also going to be bringing home our first math test of the year. 

Gym- We are learning kickball in gym and it is a lot of fun. The students are becoming excellent kick ball players!

 Art & Music- with Mrs. Butner. 

IMPORTANT INFO - Things to Remember

-Orange shirt day is on Thursday Sept 29

-NO SCHOOL FRIDAY Sept 30th.

Sept 12-16th

A Peek At Our Week 

Science- Our study of weather continues in grade 5. We are learning about instruments that are used to measure weather, as well as how the land affects our weather patterns. The Grade 4's are continuing to learn about waste in our world. PLEASE NOTE- We have a UNIT TEST on Tuesday Sept 20th. Students are bringing home their science duotangs to help them study and learn all the concepts on the quiz.  Monday is our LAST day of weather exploration.

Language Arts- We are working on writing a Personal Narrative this week. We learned about how to brainstorm a topic and use a timeline/outline to format our ideas. We have also just started our interesting beginnings!

Math- In math we are continuing our exploration into the topic of area as well as practicing our multiplication fact fluency. We made multiplication fact flash cards and we are learning and playing some fun math games. Students also started a Mathletics assignment on Friday and can continue to work on it at home.

Gym- We are going to start training for our Terry Fox run this week. Students will be outside running so please ensure they have proper clothing, footwear and a water bottle! **PLEASE NOTE, WE HAVE OUR TERRY FOX RUN ON FRIDAY MORNING! We are also collecting Toonies for Terry again this year.

 Art & Music- with Mrs. Butner.

IMPORTANT INFO - Things to Remember

-Love of Reading fundraiser continues!

-Terry Fox run/Toonies for Terry

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Sept 6-9th

A Peek At Our Week

Science- Our study of weather continues in grade 5. We are learning about instruments that are used to measure weather, as well as how the land affects our weather patterns. The Grade 4's are continuing to learn about waste in our world.

Language Arts- Our read aloud-Wonder continues and we are writing about our connections to the main character Auggie, as well as our thoughts about some of the character choices.

Math- In math we are continuing our exploration into the topic of area as well as practicing our multiplication fact fluency. 

Gym- We are going to start training for our Terry Fox run this week. Students will be outside running so please ensure they have proper clothing, footwear and a water bottle!

Art & Music- with Mrs. Butner.

IMPORTANT INFO - Things to Remember

-Leadership letters for grade 5's are due Friday.

-Breakfast club takes place Mon, Wed and alternating Fridays.

-Math homework will begin soon! We will be assigning 1-2 Mathletics tasks starting Friday.

-Adopt-A-School

Congratulations Roland Michener School!  We have been selected to participate in the 2022 Indigo Adopt a School (AAS) Program – a partnership between the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation and Indigo Books & Music Inc.

 Between September 11th, 2022-October 1st , 2022*, every dollar raised in-store at: 79: Indigospirit TD Square (Calgary, AB) and 964: Chapters Chinook (Calgary, AB) will be donated to our school!  When you are shopping at either store and they ask “would you like to donate to our Adopt-A-School?”  SAY YES!!! :)

 Through the AAS Program we will be provided an Indigo e-giftcard** to be used for the purchase of books for our school and classroom libraries. We will receive a 30% discount off the list price of books purchased at Indigo,  Chapters, Coles and Indigo.ca when our school uses funds raised in-store through the AAS Program. 

If you can’t donate money at the downtown store or the Chinook store—we have provided a link below for you to use!

Roland Michener School - Calgary Alberta — Indigo Love of Reading Foundation (givecloud.co)

August 29-Sept 2

A Peek At Our Week

Science- Our study of weather continues in grade 5. We are learning more about the water cycle and different types of clouds this week. The Grade 4's are continuing to learn about waste in our world, and the role of decomposers.

Language Arts- We are presenting our TicTac Toe jobs this week and will be bringing our projects home to share. We are also going to be completing a bookmark with comprehension questions to keep with us during our independent reading time. Our read aloud-Wonder continues and we are learning more about Auggie's time at school for the first time.

Math- In math we are continuing our exploration into the topic of area. We are learning to calculate area with L x W and use tiles or grids to count and calculate as well. 

Gym- We are playing Omnikin this week!

IMPORTANT INFO

- It is almost the long weekend! No school on Monday Sept 5. 

Adopt-A-School

Congratulations Roland Michener School!  We have been selected to participate in the 2022 Indigo Adopt a School (AAS) Program – a partnership between the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation and Indigo Books & Music Inc.

 Between September 11th, 2022-October 1st , 2022*, every dollar raised in-store at:

 79: Indigospirit TD Square (Calgary, AB) and

964: Chapters Chinook (Calgary, AB)

Will be donated to our school!  When you are shopping at either store and they ask “would you like to donate to our Adopt-A-School?”  SAY YES!!! :)

 

Through the AAS Program we will be provided an Indigo e-giftcard** to be used for the purchase of books for our school and classroom libraries. We will receive a 30% discount off the list price of books purchased at Indigo,  Chapters, Coles and Indigo.ca when our school uses funds raised in-store through the AAS Program. 

If you can’t donate money at the downtown store or the Chinook store—we have provided a link below for you to use!

Roland Michener School - Calgary Alberta — Indigo Love of Reading Foundation (givecloud.co)


August 22-26th

This week we have a lot of exciting things going on. On Monday we met our class pet Ellie. A notice will be coming home on Tuesday with a portion for you to cut off, sign and return. On Wednesday we have an assembly- the first in a couple of years! Students and teachers will gather together to discuss our upcoming school year. On Thursday we have Meet the Teacher from 5:30-7:30pm. Please make sure you are coming in your assigned time slot, or email me if you need to switch. We are learning about area in math, and using the strategy of tiling to help us find the area of rectangles. We are also using the algorithm- lengthXwidth to help us solve the area. In Grade 5 science, we are starting our unit on Weather and the Grade 4's have started a unit on Waste in our World. We are also working on some fun projects using art, writing and technology.

Welcome back! 

My name is Mrs.Reid  and I am one of the grade 4/5 teachers this year. I am so excited to begin another school year and hear about everyone's summer adventures. Below is some important information to start our year. 

Website Agenda 

Each week our classroom website will be updated with important information. Notices, assignments, classroom news and reminders will all be found on our website.

Occasionally forms will be sent home.  Any form that needs to be returned to the school will be printed on blue paper. If you need to contact me, please write a note, email me at jmreid@cbe.ab.ca or call the school at (403) 777-8240. Please note that emails and calls received after 3:00pm will be returned the following day. 

Reminders

  • Every student must have a pair of indoor running shoes that are appropriate for participation in all gym activities. 
  • It would also be beneficial if students could have their own set of headphones at school for use with computers. 
  • Cell phones are not to be used during school hours.  If you need to contact your child, please do so through the office. Students will be expected to keep cell phones in their backpacks.
  • Children are encouraged to leave valuable items at home to avoid damage or loss of these items. 
  • Children are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and a daily healthy snack to school.  It is recommended that the bottle be returned home and washed at the end of every week to prevent the build up of bacteria and the spreading of germs.  
  • To avoid the loss of personal items, please ensure that all belongings are labeled.

Bell Times

Below you will find the RMS Bell Schedule for this year. It is important that your child does not arrive at school before 7:50am, as there will not be any teachers on supervision until then. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

LUNCH TAKES PLACE FROM 11:00a.m.-11:45 a.m.

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