Grade 4/5 A – Mrs. Kelly

January 18th- 22nd 

Important Dates:

  • January 18th- Virtual Presentation about Bob Edwards School
  • January 22nd- Pink Shirt Day Shirt orders due today!
  • January 29th- Professional Development Day- No School!
  • February 1st- Report Cards are available (ONLINE ONLY)
  • February 1st- Some students will be returning from HUB Online Learning

Reminders:

  • Grade 5 students will have a presentation about Bob Edwards School. Bob Edwards School is just one of several options for grade 6 next year. Bob Edwards school offers a Late French Immersion program. You can check out the Bob Edwards School Website for more information, or attend the virtual Open House on February 4th. If you are interested in attending the virtual open house, please send and email requesting a link to BobEdwards@cbe.ab.ca. The deadline to register at Bob Edwards School is March 15th.
  • February 24, 2021 is PINK SHIRT DAY!  Everyone is encouraged to wear a pink shirt to school that day!
    Pink Shirt Day is a special day to raise awareness of bullying in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online as well as to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem.  We will wear pink and take a stand against bullying! We will focus on working together and treating others with dignity and respect! For those families that choose to participate, student council is offering Pink Shirts for sale!  We have sent home an order form with your children!  If you want to order, please fill out and return to the school with your money by FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2021! NO CHANGE CAN BE PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL!  Please only send the exact change!  Thank you for your understanding! :)
  • As the weather gets colder it is important for students to dress appropriately. We go outside unless it is -20 or colder.
  • If you are absent from school, please check out our Google Classroom for updates on what we have been doing.
  • Don't forget to bring a fresh and clean mask each day!

Our Learning Intentions This Week:

  • Math: Continued review of multiplication strategies. Continued practice with 2-digit by 1 digit stacked multiplication. Multiplication word problems and "Finger-tip Math" games. Introduction to 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication. 
  • Literacy: Continued reading of our new read aloud novel, The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel. Reading with a focus on emotions experienced by characters. 
  • Social Studies:  1 QUIZ this week! Wednesday-- Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence Lowlands Region
  • Science: Continued exploration of Wetlands: ecosystems and the importance of producers, consumers and decomposers.
  • Health: Learning about emotions: What are they? How can we recognize them?

January 11th- 15th Welcome Back!

Important Dates:

  • January 11th - return to IN-PERSON learning!
  • January 11th- Social Studies open-book QUIZ (Plains Region)
  • January 13th- Social Studies open-book QUIZ (Canadian Shield Region)
  • January 13th Math Check-in Assessment on Multiplication

Reminders:

  • As the weather gets colder it is important for students to dress appropriately. We go outside unless it is -20 or colder.
  • If you are absent from school, please check out our Google Classroom for updates on what we have been doing.
  • Don't forget to bring a fresh and clean mask each day!

Our Learning Intentions This Week:

  • Math: Continued review of multiplication strategies. Introduction to 2-digit by 1 digit stacked multiplication. Multiplication word problems and "Finger-tip Math" games!
  • Literacy: Continued reading of our new read aloud novel, The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel. Reading with a focus on emotions experienced by characters. 
  • Social Studies:  2 QUIZES this week! Monday- Plains Region, Wednesday- Canadian Shield Region
  • Science: Introduction to Wetlands, plant and animal adaptations
  • Health: Learning about emotions: What are they? How can we recognize them?

January 4th- 8th (ONLINE LEARNING) 

Please log on to our Google Classroom for schedules and assignments for the week. In person learning will resume on Monday, January 11th. 

December 14th-18th (Last week of school before Winter Break!)

Important Dates:

  • December 14th Last day to bring in donations for the Food Bank
  • December 14th- Letter informing parent/guardians that we will be watching the movie, Wonder on Friday was sent home today!
  • December 14th- Science Posters and Rubrics sent home!
  • December 15th School Wide Winter-Themed decorating!
  • December 15th- Special Event: ZOOM meeting with hockey star Bryan Trottier!
  • December 15th Fractured Fairytales and rubrics sent home!
  • December 16th Holiday Sweater Day! Wear your favourite festive sweater to school today!
  • December 17th Holiday Hat Day! Wear your favourite festive hat to school today!
  • December 18th ** LAST DAY OF SCHOOL before winter break! Pajama Day!


Reminders:

  • CLASSES WILL RESUME ONLINE JANUARY 4th 2021 Please make sure that your child is able to log on to their Google account prior to this date!
  • As the weather gets colder it is important for students to dress appropriately. We go outside unless it is -20 or colder.
  • If you are absent from school, please check out our Google Classroom for updates on what we have been doing.
  • Don't forget to bring a fresh and clean mask each day!

Our Learning Intentions This Week:

  • Math: Continued work with decimal place value (Speed Stackers), Review of graphing,  continued review of multiplication strategies
  • Literacy: Continued study of figurative language. Review of reading comprehension skills, finish reading our class novel, Wonder and watch the movie to compare and contrast.
  • Social Studies: Continued exploration of the Canadian Shield region. Review of mapping skills, and a look at all of the physical regions of Canada.
  • Science: Introduction to Wetlands, plant and animal adaptations

December 7th-11th

Some Special News:

WOW!! We have absolutely SMASHED our class Food Bank donation goal of 50 items! Thank you so much for all of your donations, we really will make a difference! This holiday season, your donations are needed more than ever! Thank you for bringing not only food, but joy and compassion to those in need!

*We will continue to collect donations until December 14th. 

Important Dates:

  • December 1st- Food Bank donation collection begins! Students may bring in non-perishable food items to donate to those in need. If you would like to make a $$ donation, please visit this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/56145
  • December 7th Math Quiz-- Number Sense and Place Value
  • December 16th Holiday Sweater Day! Wear your favourite festive sweater to school today!
  • December 17th Holiday Hat Day! Wear your favourite festive hat to school today!
  • December 18th ** LAST DAY OF SCHOOL before winter break! Pajama Day!

Reminders:

  • Please bring in Food Bank donations! See our RMS website for a list of much-needed items. Thank you very much for all of the food items that have been donated so far! We have SMASHED our classroom goal of donating 50 items. So far we have 86 items to donate to the Food Bank! Keep bringing in donations-- maybe we can DOUBLE our class goal! 
  • As the weather gets colder it is important for students to dress appropriately. We go outside unless it is -20 or colder.
  • If you are absent from school, please check out our Google Classroom for updates on what we have been doing.
  • Don't forget to bring a fresh and clean mask each day!

Our Learning Intentions This Week:

  • Math: Introduction to decimal place value (Speed Stackers), Review of graphing, introduction to multiplication
  • Literacy: Continued study of figurative language. Review of reading comprehension skills, continued reading of class novel, Wonder
  • Social Studies: Continued exploration of the plains region. Review of mapping skills, and a look at all of the physical regions of Canada. Introduction to the Canadian Shield. 

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

Our class is working to make a holiday-cheer card for each student in the school! We hope that by spreading some cheer RMS students will feel warm (inside and out), welcome, and a sense of belonging. Plus, it feels good to make others feel good. 

November 30th- December 4th

Important Dates:

  • December 1st- Food Bank donation collection begins! Students may bring in non-perishable food items to donate to those in need. If you would like to make a $$ donation, please visit this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/56145
  • December 3rd- Fractured Fairytales are DUE
  • December 4th- No School. Professional Development Day
  • December 7th Math Quiz-- Number Sense and Place Value

Reminders:

  • Please bring in Food Bank donations! See our RMS website for a list of much-needed items.
  • As the weather gets colder it is important for students to dress appropriately. We go outside unless it is -20 or colder.
  • If you are absent from school, please check out our Google Classroom for updates on what we have been doing.
  • Don't forget to bring a fresh and clean mask each day!

Our Learning Intentions This Week:

  • Math: Continued work with addition and subtraction of numbers in the thousands. Focusing on regrouping and organizing our work using the stacking method. Reviewing adding and subtracting strategies (number-lines, fingers, drawing etc.) Introduction to decimals.
  • Literacy: Students will finish writing their fractured fairytales. Our target rubric has been posted on our classroom website. 
  • Social Studies: Continued exploration of the plains region. Review of mapping skills, and a look at all of the physical regions of Canada. Introduction to the Canadian Shield. 

November 23rd-27th

Important Dates:

  • December 1st Food Bank donation collection begins

Reminders:

  • As the weather gets colder it is important for students to dress appropriately. We go outside unless it is -20 or colder.
  • If you are absent from school, please check out our Google Classroom for updates on what we have been doing.
  • Don't forget to bring a fresh and clean mask each day!

Our Learning Intentions This Week:

  • Math: Continued work with addition and subtraction of numbers in the thousands. Focusing on regrouping and organizing our work using the stacking method. Reviewing adding and subtracting strategies (number-lines, fingers, drawing etc.)
  • Literacy: Students will continue writing a fractured fairytale. Students will model their story after characters or plot ideas from traditional fairy tales. This week, students will incorporate better beginnings in their stories, as well as figurative language. Students will be using Story Jumper. * See our Google Classroom for more details. We created a target rubric together as a class- to be posted soon!
  • Social Studies: Continued exploration of the plains region. Review of mapping skills, and a look at all of the physical regions of Canada.

November 16th- 20th

Important Dates:

  • November 17th- Science Poster DUE
  • November 20th- No School. P.D Day

Reminders:

  • As the weather gets colder it is important for students to dress appropriately. We go outside unless it is -20 or colder.
  • If you are absent from school, please check out our Google Classroom for updates on what we have been doing.
  • Don't forget to bring a fresh and clean mask each day!

Our Learning Intentions This Week:

  • Math: Continued work with addition and subtraction of numbers in the thousands. Focusing on regrouping and organizing our work using the stacking method. Revisiting rounding and estimation.
  • Literacy: Students will continue writing a fractured fairytale. Students will model their story after characters or plot ideas from traditional fairy tales. This week, students will incorporate better beginnings in their stories, as well as figurative language. Students will be using Story Jumper. * See our Google Classroom for more details. We created a target rubric together as a class- to be posted soon!
  • Social Studies: Students will be introduced to the geographical regions of Canada. This week we will explore the plains region.

Growth Mindset Artwork:

November 9th-13th 

 Important Dates: 

  • November 9th Parent Council meeting 
  • November 10th- virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony. Students may dress formally, to show respect for those who fought for our freedoms, if they wish.
  • November 11th- No school. Remembrance Day
  • November 13th- Christmas Card Orders DUE
  • November 17th- Science project posters DUE

 Reminders: 

  • If students wish to bring a donation to the Poppy Fund, they may bring money in a sealed ziplock bag.
  • Please return any picture order forms ASAP
  • Please remind students to come to school with a clean mask each day
  • As the weather gets colder it is important for students to dress appropriately. We go outside unless it is -20 or colder!
  • If you are absent from school, please check out our Google Classroom for updates on what we have been doing.

Our Learning Intentions This Week: 

  • Math: Continued work with place value. Addition and subtraction of numbers in the thousands, with a focus on stacking and organizing equations in regards to place value. 
  • Literacy: Students will continue writing a fractured fairytale. Students will model their story after characters or plot ideas from traditional fairy tales. Students will incorporate figurative language in their stories, as well as character and setting details. Students will be using Story Jumper. * See our Google Classroom for more details
  • Science: This week, students will begin a research project on weather (grade 5) or waste in our world (grade 4) Project posters are DUE on Tuesday, November 17th 

Remembrance Day Recipes for Peace and Painted Poppies:


November 2nd-6th 

Important Dates:

  • November 4th Grade 4/5 Students participate in School Survey 
  • November 10th Remembrance Day Ceremony
  • November 11th Remembrance Day --No School

Reminders: 

  • Please remind students to come to school each day with a clean mask and one extra mask in a sealed ziplock bag. 
  • Please remind students that all personal outdoor equipment or toys must stay at home as we have plenty of equipment and supplies at school, and staff cannot be responsible for sanitizing and keeping track of these items for contact tracing purposes. 
  • Please remind students to dress for the weather! It's that time of year again... Dig out your boots, toques and mittens!  
  • An Important Reminder:  Staff Parking Lot Safety  For safety reasons we are asking parents to be careful with parking in the north end of the parking lot. Please talk to your children about parking lot safety, reminding them to look both ways and be sure that they are aware of moving cars. We also ask that if you are a parent that parks in the north end of the parking lot you are driving maximum 10km an hour, aware of little people running between vehicles and aware of all vehicles coming and going from this area. If safety continues to be a concern we will be forced to restrict parents from using the STAFF parking lot for student drop off and pick up. Thank you for keeping our students safe!

Our Learning Intentions This Week: 

  • Math: Continued work with place value (introduction to decimals). How can I represent numbers up to 10 000 or 1 000 000 in standard, expanded and word form? How can I represent these numbers symbolically? What is the value of each digit? 
  • Literacy: Students will begin writing a fractured fairytale. Students will model their story after characters or plot ideas from traditional fairy tales. Students will incorporate figurative language in their stories, as well as character and setting details. Students will be using Story Jumper.
  • Science: This week, students will begin a research project on weather (grade 5) or waste in our world (grade 4)


October 26th-30th 

Important Dates

  • Picture re-takes on October 26th 
  • October 28th Halloween Celebrations *See below for more info
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Thursday October 29th - 8:30am - 7:00pm and Friday October 30th - 8:30am - 2:30pm (No School for students on these days) Booking times will open at 9:00am on Thursday October 22nd, 2020 and will close on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

Reminders: 

  • Please remind students to come to school each day with a clean mask and one extra mask in a sealed ziplock bag. 
  • Please remind students that all personal outdoor equipment or toys must stay at home as we have plenty of equipment and supplies at school, and staff cannot be responsible for sanitizing and keeping track of these items for contact tracing purposes. 
  • Please remind students to dress for the weather! It's that time of year again... Dig out your boots, toques and mittens!  
  • An Important Reminder:  Staff Parking Lot Safety  For safety reasons we are asking parents to be careful with parking in the north end of the parking lot. Please talk to your children about parking lot safety, reminding them to look both ways and be sure that they are aware of moving cars. We also ask that if you are a parent that parks in the north end of the parking lot you are driving maximum 10km an hour, aware of little people running between vehicles and aware of all vehicles coming and going from this area. If safety continues to be a concern we will be forced to restrict parents from using the STAFF parking lot for student drop off and pick up. Thank you for keeping our students safe!

Our Learning Intentions This Week: 

  • Math: Continued work with place value. How can I represent numbers up to 10 000 or 1 000 000 in standard, expanded and word form? How can I represent these numbers symbolically? What is the value of each digit? 
  • Literacy: Students are learning about figurative language (similes and metaphors). How can we add figurative language to stories to make them more interesting and exciting?
  • Science: This week, students are reviewing the difference between weather and climate. Students will also take a closer look at the water cycle and the effects it has on weather patterns.

*Halloween Celebrations:

This year at Roland Michener School we will celebrate Halloween early by allowing students who would like to dress up to do so on Wednesday, October 28th.

Students who wish to wear a costume must follow these rules when dressing up to celebrate:

·         Costumes are allowed

·         Costume masks are not allowed

·         COVID face masks must be worn

·          No weapons or gore allowed

·         No costume accessories..... wands, gloves, broom, canes, etc

·         COVID guidelines must be followed:  masks must be worn at all times even with costumes on 

·         No outside or homemade treats or food to be brought into the school as there will be no sharing of food or parties

·          No costume parades/Halloween parties

·         Students must still be able to participate in Phys-Ed classes and all other learning opportunities that day

·         Students must be able to dress appropriately for outside weather



October 13th-16th 

Important Dates:


Picture re-takes on October 26th 

  • Online parent teacher conferences October 29th/30th 
  • October 19th- Mrs. Kelly's return! 

Reminders: 

  • Please remind students to come to school each day with a clean mask and one extra mask in a sealed ziplock bag. 
  • Please remind students that all personal outdoor equipment or toys must stay at home as we have plenty of equipment and supplies at school, and staff cannot be responsible for sanitizing and keeping track of these items for contact tracing purposes. Thank you!  

Our Learning Intentions This Week: 

  • Math: Continued work with place value. How can I represent numbers up to 10 000 or 1 000 000 in standard/ expanded form? How can I represent these numbers symbolically? What is the value of each digit? 
  • Literacy: Students began the week crafting and typing out their creative stories! We have also continued work with our novel study of "Wonder" and practiced writing our "no excuse" spelling words.
  • Science: This week, students focused on all things clouds! We created "storm trackers" to support us in identifying storm clouds as well as learned all about what clouds are really made of in an exploratory experiment! 

Starting Monday, October 19th, Mrs. Kelly will be returning to the classroom and the RMS staff! Please join me, and the students, in welcoming her back! A letter was sent home today with students explaining this further. 

Thank you again to the wonderful community here at RMS- it has been an absolute pleasure learning alongside your children. I hope to see you again soon! 

Take care, 

Ms. Copping. 

October 5th-8th

Important Dates: 

  • Non Instructional Day Friday, October 8th (staff PD) 
  • Non Instructional Day Monday, October 11th (Thanksgiving Monday) 
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Thursday October 29th - 8:30am - 7:00pm and Friday October 30th - 8:30am - 2:30pm.Booking times will open at 9:00am on Thursday October 22nd, 2020 and will close on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

Our Learning Intentions This Week: 

  • Math: Continued practice with reading and interpreting graphs (i.e., finding patterns, developing conclusions & noticing trends). We have also reviewed place value and decomposing/representing numbers up to ten thousand (Grade 4) and million (Grade 5). 
  • Literacy: Students have worked very hard to plan and write their first stories of the year! As a class, we have discussed and brainstormed the different elements of story as well as use planning tools to build a base for our creative stories. 
  • Science: We have started our weather unit. Students have been tracking daily weather patterns, reading thermometers, understanding the difference between weather and climate and have investigated global climates and trends. 

This upcoming week (October 13th-16th), will be my final week with Roland Michener, as Mrs. Kelly is transitioning back into the classroom. Mrs. Kelly knows many of the children from previous years and is looking forward to reconnecting with so many familiar faces, as well as greeting the new faces to RMS! 

It has been an absolute pleasure to learn and grow alongside your children- they have truly impressed me with their enthusiasm and resilience each day! I will miss them dearly! I can be reached by email up until October 16th- please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or inquiries.  

-Ms. Copping 


September 28th - October 2nd 

Important Dates: 

  • Wednesday, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day. 

Our Learning Intentions this week: 

  • Math: We have started to work on interpreting and creating simple graphs. Students created both a line graph to represent the data we collected of our Terry Fox Kilometers, as well as a simple bar graph. 
  • Literacy: Students are working on practicing "no excuse" words, working on our novel study and have been participating in writing reflections about Orange Shirt Day. 
  • Social Studies: Students have been learning all about mapping this week! We have spent time exploring Google Earth, studying and re-creating maps of Canada, and creating a "birds eye view" map of our classroom

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