Week of October 20, 2014As the leaves change colour and the birds begin to fly south it is important to take a moment to enjoy the wonders of Autumn. This time of the year is also a time for celebration for other cultures around the world. October 22-23 is Diwali, the celebration of lights. In India, this celebration marks the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. Are there any special celebrations that your family participates in? What are they? and How do you celebrate?
This week is a busy week at St. Gabriel. This week is Waste Reduction Week, where we will try to reduce the amount of waste we create at the school. Parents can help too by using more reusable containers and less packaged goods for your child's lunch.
There will be a special "Anxiety Workshop" for parents on Tuesday, October, 21 at 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons.
This week we will have both our Fire Safety Presentations from the City of Ottawa's Fire Fighting Crew and our School Photos.
Grade 3 students will have their photos taken on Wednesday, so be sure to dress your child up and be sure that they don't have bed head in the morning.
The Fire Safety Presentation will be held on Friday for all Grade 3 and 4 students.
Friday is also the night of our Halloween Dance. Everyone is invited and there will be prizes for the best costumes.
The Grade 6 students have chosen "Feed the poor" as their social justice initiative and therefore have started their "We Scare Hunger" event at our school. Each grade is encouraged to donate a designated food item for their class. The Grade 3's are asked to donate Rice or Stew (Chunky Soup).
In Math, our students are progressing through place value and how to represent a number using standard, extended, pictorial and word form. In Language, students are examining non-fiction texts and features.
In French, students are providing feedback to each other about their presentations on "Voici mon école". They are excited to begin their Halloween writing task where they will draw a monster and then develop their writing skills to describe it so that the reader can visualize their creation. Homework this week is a link to our song, "C'est l'Halloween!"
Look at the above pictorial of base ten blocks.
Write the number in Standard Form, Expanded Form, and Word Form.
Here's an example for the number 254:
Expanded form: 200 +50 +4
Word: Two hundred fifty four
Last week we had a special presentation on Bicycle and Bus Safety. What were some of the important messages on how to stay safe? Write two rules about bicycle safety and two rules on bus safety. Be sure to use full sentences and proper punctuation.