Thursday, November 15, 2018

Caribou Crew


Big congratulations to this group of students who voluntarily wrote the latest Caribou math contest. Way to go! #reachforthestars

Spelling Week 2

Students did very well on their Week 1 spelling list. Today I assigned the "Week 2" list, with a test taking place next Thursday, November 22nd.

This week's words are:

down
each
even
find
first
for
from
great
had
has
have
he
her
here
him
his
hour
how
I
if
in
into
is
it
just
knew
who
why
will
with

Monday, November 5, 2018

Caribou Math Contest


The next Caribou Math Contest will take place on Wednesday, November 14th. All students are encouraged to participate and all math enrichment students are required to participate. The next interactive question will be the DOTS game. This can be accessed on the Games/History page. It will not be accessible one day before the contest and not during the 2 contest days because the web site can be used to solve the contest question and because when some parts of the world still have Tuesday, other parts have already Wednesday, i.e. contest day.

The tests will also have an interactive calcrostic question but no history question.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Spelling Update

In Grade 4, students are expected to know the spelling of high frequency words. We call these words "no excuse" words. The list is long and is split into 4 sections. Next Thursday, there will be a spelling test on the Week 1 words.

These are:
a
about
after
again
all
also
an
and
another
any
are
around
as
at
away
be
because
been
but
came
can
could
did
different
do
does
what
when
where
which

Friday, October 26, 2018

Math Update!





Dear Parents,

   Over the next few weeks, you child will review methods for adding and subtracting three and four digit number. Your child will also learn how to estimate to determine the reasonableness of a computed answer. Your child will learn that there are many different ways to add and subtract numbers mentally. 

To reinforce the concepts your child is learning at school, you and your child can work on some at-home activities such as these:

- Play a game with three or four dice. Each player rolls the dice and records the greatest and least numbers that can be made fro the three of four digits. They then use the numbers to create two equations: "greatest number - least number" and "least number + greatest number." For each round, the player with the least difference and the player with the least difference and the player with the greatest sum get a point. To include 0 and numbers greater than 6, you may use number cards in place of dice.

- Examine flyers advertising furniture and electronics with prices under $1000. Tell your child to add the dollar amounts, and have them determine the totally price for two items. 

- Measure lengths in centimetres and use them to solve addition and subtraction problems. For example, your child can measure the sides of a table and calculate the perimeter or distance around. The child can measure and use subtraction to determine the difference between length and width of a room. 

- Use statistics about local sports teams to create addition and subtraction problems. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Caribou Math Contest


The first Caribou Math Test will be taking place this Wednesday, October 17th at 11:30 (lunch time).  While this test is optional, all students are encouraged to participate and all Math Enrichment students are required to participate. 

For those who want to give it a try, the interactive game on this week’s contest is ‘Lights’. Students can practice it by visiting www.cariboutests.com and then clicking on the Games/History link on the left or try https://cariboutests.com/games/lights.php.



Wednesday, October 10, 2018


From baking to painting nails, soccer skills to setting the Shabbat table, we have learned so much from our grandparents! If you have a chance, please stop by room 261 to see our heartwarming pieces of writing posted on our bulletin board!