Wednesday, September 26, 2018

4A students have just about finished their first writing piece, "What I Learned From My Grandparent". These heartwarming paragraphs will be displayed outside of the classroom for parents to see and read. Please send in a photo of the grandparent and I will post it up with the writing. You are welcome to email the photo to me and I can print it out here at school. Thank you!


Last week 4A created accounts on This free website teaches students how to touch type and increase typing fluency. Though it can be challenging in the beginning, these students will learn the benefits of typing. Ask your child about his/her progress and encourage them to log on at home too!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Quiz Time!

We have been busily working on learning the continents and oceans. The students are feeling confident and ready. There will be a quiz on Thursday, October 4th on the 7 continents and 4 oceans. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Math Update

Over the next few weeks your child will learn more about numbers and number concepts. This includes place value, representing numbers using words and models, and comparing and ordering numbers.

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

- Estimate numbers up to 10 000. For example, about how many pieces of cereal are in a cereal box? About how many people are in this room?

- Play a game with number cards or playing cards. Have your child flip over four cards, and then flip over four cards yourself. Both you and your child will then arrange your cards to create the greatest number possible. The player with the greater number keeps all the cards. Continue the game until one person has all the cards in the pack.

- Choose a number each day (up to 10 000). Have your child write the numbers after you say it, and identify the place value of each digit (i.e., thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones).

- Ask your child to look for places where they see numbers in the thousands.

- Challenge your child to make up a card game at home that involves numbers in the thousands (e.g., each card in the game could be worth 1000 points). 

World Geography

We are kicking off our social studies unit by learning all of the continents and oceans. Songs and raps are excellent ways for children to retain information. Here is the link to the song we learned today.

Whiteboard Math

There's great value in practicing mental math activities as a warmup. Here is a picture of the students hard at work!

Monday, September 10, 2018

School Supplies

Now that we've been at school for a few days, students have begun settling into the routines of the Grade 4 classroom. Students are provided with basic school supplies including pencils, erasers, colours, scissors and glue. If your child would prefer to bring his/her own pencil case with personal supplies from home that is entirely fine!

Wishing all VTT families a happy, healthy and joyous new year! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

First Day in the Bag!

The 4As had an excellent first day! We got to know one another and explored the classroom and intermediate wing. 

With such wonderful students, I know that this will be an amazing new year!