Monthly Archives: October 2016

Interview Schedule

I will be conducting interviews during the week of October 31-November 4. Please ensure you book a time to talk about your child. It is important that I speak with each family from our class.

If you did not return your request form, please open this file and add your child’s first name to one of the empty time slots that works best for you.

Thank you. I look forward to meeting with you.

Interview Schedule 

Interview Request Form – This was sent home October 27

Wonderful Trip Today

We had a wonderful trip today. Although cold, it was busy, fun, and full of great learning! Can’t wait to see what we do with all of our new findings in tomorrow’s discussion. We will discuss which questions from our previous inquiries have been answered and discuss what new questions we have. A special thank you to our volunteers for helping make this trip possible.

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Reading and Rounding

Now that we have established everyone’s reading levels, we have begun guided reading. This week we are practicing how to problem solve and work independently when Mrs. Davies is unavailable because she is working with another group.


In in our morning brain buzzers we have been reviewing how to round to the nearest ten. Tomorrow we will round to the nearest hundred.



Note: If your child’s face is covered it is because I do not yet have your child’s media consent form.

Reading and Research Excitement

Late last week we had a guest speaker from our school boards library facilities come in and show us how to use the HWDSB virtual library. Through students can access the Hub where they will then have access to the virtual library and many online reading resources.


Here students will be able to search to see what books we have in our school library, as well as any electronic books and audiobooks that are available.

Our students were told they can access many resources through both the JK-3 resources, as well as the 4-8 resources. It is a good idea to look in both, as there is some overlap, but may be additional resources fitting their searches in each.

Using the eMax app through this library is a great way for students to quickly search the ebooks we have available. Students were given a sticker in their agendas that provides their library borrowing code.


We talked about some of the other great resources found through the virtual library that can be great for research. For example, Britannica School. These reading resources will always be reliable and current. This is much better for students than having to sort through the thousands of possibilities that might come up on on a Google Search.



The even better news!

Students can access all of this from home. All they need is their school log on information and library borrowing number. All of this I provided to them in their agendas. No longer is not having a lot of books at home a problem! If you have a device to read with, the possibilities for home reading are endless! Get started here. Just click on I am a student and then go the HUB.

Leave a note for your classmates in the comment section below this post to tell us about a great book or article you found through searching on the virtual library.



Numbers in Words and Expanded Form

We have been practicing how to write our numbers in words. In grade four students work with numbers up to 10 000 (ten thousand). This chart should help with practicing.

1 one 11 eleven
2 two 12 twelve
3 three 13 thirteen
4 four 14 fourteen
5 five 15 fifteen
6 six 16 sixteen
7 seven 17 seventeen
8 eight 18 eighteen
9 nine 19 nineteen
10 ten 20 twenty


20 twenty 70 seventy
30 thirty 80 eighty
40 forty 90 ninety
50 fifty 100 one hundred
60 sixty 1000 one  thousand



We have also practiced writing in expanded form.

For example:

5672 is 5000 + 600 + 70 + 2