Mr. Wolfe | Grade 4/5

Sep 30, 2022

We had a busy week of learning, with a focus on Terry Fox leading up to our run/walk on Wednesday afternoon. The students learned about and reflected on Terry’s story, the contributions he has made to our society and to cancer research, and his status as a Canadian hero! Of course, the work culminated with the walk! It was a beautiful warm fall day, and the students really enjoyed getting down to Fish Creek for the afternoon! Woodbine raised a lot of money as well; thank you for your contributions!

The grade 4 students were very busy on Tuesday recording shadow lengths throughout the day for their Light and Shadow unit in Science. They went outside early in the day, after lunch close to solar noon (when the sun is at its highest point during the day) , and at the end of the day to mark, measure and record the shadow length of their partner. We followed this up with a review of recording skills and adjusted our diagrams to more accurately reflect our measurements.

We finished off the week with Orange Shirt Day, to honour the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Friday. We spent a good part of the day focused on the stories of indigenous people who lived through the Residential School experience and reflected on this learning with some engaging discussions in class. 

For this coming week:

  • Please send in a set of headphones for your child to use with technology
  • Grade 4 students need a regular size Pringles can for a Light and Shadow activity that we hope to start next week.(see notice sent home last week)
  • There is no school for all students on Friday, October 7th (Professional Learning Da)
  • Schools are closed on Monday, October 10th for Thanksgiving.
  • Photo day is on Tuesday, October 11th.  This is for individual and class photos. 


Sep 23, 2022

The class has continued to grow and develop as a community over the past week. We have worked hard to complete some outstanding assignments and started more grade level-focused math work, with a continued focus on basic fact practice, number sense and place value.  The grade groups have “dug into” more curricular concepts in science and social studies as well. With the Terry Fox run fast approaching on Wednesday next week we have explored who Terry was and why he is important in our Language Arts time.  

Further to our math work, we have begun to use Xtramath, an online skill practice site regularly to reinforce basic facts. Look for a flyer to come home early next week with some more information and login details so that your child may practice at home.  

It has been a “long” short week with parent-teacher conferences on Thursday night and Friday morning, and thank you to all of the parents who attended. It was wonderful to be able to meet in person again!  If you missed the opportunity to see me, due to the issues with the booking system or otherwise, please feel free to contact me by email to arrange a meeting if you wish.  

Looking ahead there are a few key items:

  • Please return any remaining Admirable Use Policy forms (blue paper)
  • Send in a set of headphones for your child to use with technology
  • If interested, your child may have brought home a Running Club letter and sign-up form; the club starts on Tuesday September 27th; please return any forms ASAP

The Terry Fox Run is this coming Wednesday starting at 1:30 pm, we will be walking a 2.4 km route down into Fish Creek and back up to the school. Please check and have your child dress for the weather, with comfortable walking shoes, that day. 

 All fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation is online, and families can donate directly to our Woodbine School run by following this link… https://schools.terryfox.ca/6347/donate Our goal is to beat last year’s total of $1500 raised for cancer research in Terry Fox’s name. Please Donate!  


Thursday is Orange Shirt Day at school, in honour of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Friday September 30th. We will be focusing on Remembering the Children throughout the week. Also please be reminded that there is no school on Friday.




Sep 16, 2022

It has been a very busy first full week of school in Room 17! This week we started our grade level class regrouping for Science and Social Studies, with Mr. Wolfe teaching Grade 4 and 5 Science; and Mrs. Caddel teaching Grade 4 and 5 Social Studies. It has taken some practice, but we are getting the hang of moving between classes and settling in to work with our grade groups.  As a first group activity, the students completed a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) challenge where they had to stack solo cups with only an elastic and several strings to lift and release the cups. It was challenging and fun!

Other learning this week has focused on reviewing and practicing skills in math and Language arts, through various activities such as math talks and Multiplication Scoot games, and playing boggle with a partner with a focus on making bigger words.

Boggle (names removed)

The students have also been excited by the introduction to The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, a mystery drama podcast for kids that we have started listening to after lunch. Students are encouraged to be patient and not listen ahead. *spoiler alert*

Looking ahead there are a few key items:

  • Please return any remaining Admirable Use Policy forms (blue paper)
  • Send in a set of headphones for your child to use with technology
  • If interested, your child may have brought home a Running Club letter and sign-up form; the club starts on Tuesday September 27th
  • And last but certainly not least, please book a Parent/Teacher conference for this coming week, on Thursday evening from 5-8, or Friday morning from 8-12. Please note that you can book either an online or in-person appointment, and that instructions were sent to parents earlier this week.

Until Next Time. . .



Sep 9, 2022

It has been an exciting start to the school year in room 17! We have spent the last week getting to know each other and learning more about what learning in our class will be like. We have also been completing some initial learning assessments, the results of which will be used to help plan for student learning needs. 

Some highlights of the past week have included:

  • Having fun playing games and doing activities to build our classroom community
  • Completing a “Hello, my name is…” poster sharing some of our favorite things and personality traits
  • Reflecting on our summer experiences through various drawing and writing activities
  • Playing math games (SNAKE) and a puzzle activity to brush up on our basic multiplication skills
  • Logging into our Google Classroom (resolving login issues!) and getting started on learning tasks
  • Starting an art task about ourselves that we will continue next week.

A few reminders for next week:

  • Please sign and return the blue Admirable Use Policy form if you have not done so already
  • For our technology use, all students would benefit from having a labeled set of inexpensive headphones or earbuds; which will be stored at school (or kept in backpacks if preferred) and returned at the end of the school year

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


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