Basic Multiplication

 This week we will start reviewing our basic multiplication. If your child does not yet know their "times tables", don't fret, they are NOT alone. Partially because it is not a requirement in the curriculum. Weird, right? Ok, that's a PART truth. The facts are in the curriculum, but here is a direct quote: Students should be able to recall many multiplication facts by the end of Grade 5 (e.g., 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 10s). If you're looking for some super cheesy songs to help your child to remember their facts, I found this site:  Be warned, though, it is riddled with ads.  Alright... onward and upward! Have a great week.

Hey There, It's Been Awhile...

 So, next week is early dismissal for our "Formative Assessment Conferences" ('member back in the day when they were called Parent-Teacher Interviews? Good times.) If you haven't yet signed up for a meeting (phone or video) please do so ASAP. They're only 10 minutes long, so I'm hoping to send a bit of info pre-conference. I'll let you know. The following week is our safety week, and we will be showing off our Hallowe'en costumes... somehow... on Friday the 30th. Should be interesting. Finally, there are still a number of families who have not yet paid their supplies fees (online) or signed their students' Online Permission forms, etc. Please do so at your earliest convenience.  Until next time, which I hope doesn't take as long as this time, and which will hopefully have more to read. I'm a funny, funny lady.

Sick Kids

 So, I had a couple of really great questions come up today regarding sick kids. Here's what I can share for now... When should we keep our kids home? Well, here is the information from the SD68 stage-2 start-up plan , specifically page 9: And the note from the Medical Health Officer for the Central Region of Vancouver Island Health Authority with the new health check for kids that was sent to parents this week: Where can I get the work for my sick kid? Umm. Well. I'm hoping to get them connected to Google Classroom sometime in the next week or so, plus my website for certain things, and here on the blog for others. Really, a sick kid probably mostly just needs sleep and a book to read. Try to keep some books on hand in both English and French (Scholastic is a good source...) for those unexpected days home when they're almost well enough to go to school. I know that's not really very concrete for an answer, but it's what I've got at the moment. **Side note, all

Because of Mr. Terupt Notes Sept 17-22


That's a Wrap! (Week 2)

We did a TONNE this week! Here are some highlights... Because of Mr. Terupt: We started reading this book about a grade 5 class who have a brand. new. teacher. It's written from the perspective of 7 of his students over the course of the school year. We've read about September and his super cool math activity called Dollar Words, and we've started reading October's entries and have already learned that science doesn't always work out as planned (Poor Luke!) We FINALLY had recess outside starting yesterday. It made for really long days Monday through Wednesday, but at least our city wasn't on fire. Things could have been WAY worse. Plus, we got to watch the Magic School Bus Rides Again... in English... because we were working so hard those days. We looked at correcting French sentences and conjugating verbs and about possessives in French. We also learned that Janelle LOVES to write notes. So. Many. Notes. In math we thought about different ways to make a dollar,

Notes for Homework

 For students who hadn't finished copying the notes or who were wondering what the questions were for Because of Mr. Terupt for yesterday and today, here they are:

Homework, notes, and samples from today's classes

 Here are the questions and the notes for our reading of Because of Mr. Terupt. Here are the verb notes from today, there is a quiz on "ĂȘtre" and "avoir" in the present tense on Friday. Here is my started "leaf" art from today. It is due Wednesday.