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Welcome - Week of June 25- June 28! 

THANK YOU
for all the kind gifts parents are sending in. It has been an amazing year!
Have a great summer!

Gum & Hat Day Thursday, June 28!

Report Cards go home Wednesday, June 27.

Movie Day - Wednesday afternoon.

Popsicle Day
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This Wednesday, we will be selling Organic Swirl ice pops at lunch hour to grades1-6, outside the gym for $2.  All proceeds will go to Christie Lake Kids--a charity that helps less fortunate children. 



Reminders:
Friday, June 29 is a PD day.
Multiplication: 
Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/
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Welcome - 
Week of June 18- June 21! 

Track and Field meet has been postponed until tomorrow!

Class Party - This Friday, June 22!
Students are welcome to bring in snacks
(enough for their whole class - AM: 23, PM: 17).
We will be playing games, and watching a movie.

Welcoming Kanata North: Thursday, June 21 from 4pm – 6pm
All in Kanata North are welcome to attend Councillor Marianne Wilkinson’s Welcoming Ottawa Week – Kanata North in the Beaverpond on Thursday, June 21 from 4pm – 6pm (raindate on June 23 from 4pm – 6pm). It will feature an educational walk through the Beaver Pond led by the Junior Rangers, information stations for parents on important summer public health concerns (ticks, community policing and safety, and more), a speaker’s corner where subject matter experts can give a brief 5-minute speech on related nature topics, and a photographic scavenger hunt taking place.

They are still looking for volunteers! Please email amy.zhou@ottawa.ca for more information.

Mass -  The mass is scheduled for this Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 in our school gym at 12:45 pm. It’s the Grade 4 students’ turn to help prepare, practice and present alongside Father Virgil on that day. We are very excited about this big day and ask that you join us if you are available. * Please have your children dress in white tops and black bottoms for that day.

Science: Habitat Project DUE Today.
Students are to present 3 fun facts about their animal.
Students all chose an animal to research and describe how they survive. Please ask them to show you their Google Doc.
Projects are due Monday, June 18. (note: they will be given some time in class).

Math: 
Probability - 
We are now into our last math strand on Probability. Students will be looking at how "likely" something is to happen and how the odds change. Students will continue to work on their Geometry Clowns. 

Language Arts: 
Poetry - We are well into our unit on poetry. Please ask them to share their favorite type of poem is?

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is Herbivore?
2. What is a Couplet (poetry)? 
3. What are the odds of it snowing today? 
4. What is one strategy to calm down when you are upset?

Reminders:
Class Party: Friday, June 22
Mass - Wednesday @ 12:45.
Track and Field: Tuesday, June 19
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/

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Welcome - Week of June 11 - June 15! 
BBQ Night - This Thursday, June 14.

Jump Rope Friday! Just a reminder that this Friday is Jump Rope for Heart. 
* Please return any pledge forms.

Science: Habitats:
Students have all chosen an animal to research and describe how they survive. Please ask them to show you their Google Doc.
Projects are due Monday, June 18. (note: they will be given some time in class).

Math: 
Geometry / Probability - 
We have a couple more days of Geometry and then we'll be moving into Probability.
We will also be reviewing Multiplication (and division) till the end of the year.

Language Arts: 
Poetry - We have begun a little unit on poetry. Please ask them to share their Haiku poems they wrote today.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is Migration?
2. What is Folklore (Literature Genre)? 
3. What is Circumference
4. How many hours of sleep should you get a night?
5. How many syllables does a Haiku poem have?

Reminders:
Jump Rope: (Friday - Block 4).
Multiplication: 
Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/
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Welcome - 
Week of June 4 - June 7! 
Track and Field Day - Tomorrow is our Track and field day. Please make sure your child is prepared with sunscreen, hat, maybe an extra snack and extra water. We are planning on going rain or shine!
PD Day Friday! Just a reminder there is no school this Friday, June 8.

Science: Habitats:
Students have all chosen an animal to research and describe how they survive.

Math: 
Geometry - 
We have one more week of Geometry and then we'll be moving into Probability.
We will also be re-visiting Multiplication (and division) till the end of the year.

Language Arts: 
Literature Genres (Historical Fiction, Folklore, Biographies, etc.), Book Review and Biographies: students have chosen their books to review. Please ask them to share! We will be starting to look at various forms of Poetry this week or next.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. Why is an Ecosystem important?
2. What is Historical Fiction? 
3. What are Parallel Lines
4. What is the Red Zone?

Reminders:
PD Day: (Friday).
Multiplication: 
Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/

Welcome - 
Week of May 28 - June1! 
CONGRATS! St. Gabriel's Destination Imagination Team placed 22nd in Tenessee for the Global Finals. Thank you to Mrs. Baker for being such an amazing educator!


Math: 
Geometry - 
We are mid-way through Geometry, which may include a Geometry Clown Collage made from magazine clippings (Please send in old magazines - thank you. Note: Activity will be cancelled if more magazines don't come in.)
We will also be re-visiting Multiplication (and division) over the next few of weeks.

Language Arts: 
Literature Genres (Historical Fiction, Folklore, Biographies, etc.), Book Review and Biographies: students have chosen their books to review. Please ask them to share!

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is an Ecosystem? How do humans fit into the "big picture"?
2. What is a biography? What can we learn from biographies?
3. What is a Quadrilateral? Can you name 3 types?
4. Why is SLEEP important? What is connected to our sleep?

Reminders:
Safety Presentations: (Wed. & Thur).
Multiplication: 
Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/

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Welcome - 
Week of May 22 - May 25! 
GOOD LUCK! St. Gabriel's Destination Imagination Team is off to Tenessee for the Glo al Finals. Thank Mrs. Baker for being such an amazing educator!


Coffee for Haiti Update - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative 
Coffee has arrived and we are currently organizing for take-home and pick-up of the coffee bags (larger orders). Look for a newsletter coming home. Thank you.

Math: 
Geometry - 
We are mid-way through Geometry, which will include a Geometry Clown Collage made from magazine clippings (Please send in old magazines - thank you) while we re-visit Multiplication (and division) over the next couple of weeks.

Language Arts: 
Literature Genres (Historical Fiction, Folklore, Biographies, etc.), Book Review and Biographies: students have chosen their books to review. Please ask them to share!

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. How did wolves save Yellowstone National Park (habitats)?
2. What is a biography?
3. What is an Isosceles and Scalene triangle?
4. What does SEL mean? What are some strategies to change your "zone"?

Reminders:
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/

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Welcome - 
Week of May14 - May17! 
St. Gabriel's Destination Imagination Team Fundraiser Orders Due By May 16th.
We're going to Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee!!! Our School competed locally, provincially and now we've been invited to compete in Global Finals. We are incredibly excited as many, many hours have been spent preparing. As you can imagine this is a very costly trip which is entirely paid for by the students on the team. We would love to help them ease this cost by fundraising. You can purchase one of Thirty-One's Best Selling Tote for $50.00 (S\H and Taxes included) $16.00 minimum from every tote sold goes to the team, and additional 25% from personalization and accessories will also go to the team. Please forward this to any friends and family who might be interested. Let's help them get to Tennessee!!

Friday, May 18 is a PD day.

Coffee for Haiti Update - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative 
We have unofficially raised over $6000!!!!!
Note: Coffee has been shipped! We will let you know when we are ready for you to pick it up.

Math: 
Geometry - 
We will be starting Geometry (look for their artwork!) while we re-visit Multiplication (and division) over the next couple of weeks.

Language Arts: 
Inferring and Predicting: students will be learning how authors use predicting and how we infer while we read. We will be focusing on a number of Patricia Polacco books. We will also be looking at Irony and Dramatic Irony over the next couple of weeks.
Biography Project: Look for info going home by end of week.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is a habitat?
2. What is the difference between predicting and inferring?
3. What geometrical shapes do we see all the time?
4. What does SEL mean? What are some strategies to change your "zone"?

Reminders:
Friday, May 18 is a PD day.
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/

Welcome - 
Week of May7 - May11! 

Muffin Breakfast and Open House 8-9 am

**Parents are asked to bring in 6 peanut/nut free Muffins PER FAMILY Coffee and Juice will be served


News Show: Friday at 9:15


School Spirit Day (kids to wear purple and grey)


WITS Visits: My PM students have been working very hard on Their WITS Presentations for the grades 1 and 2 on Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Yearbooks! Last day is May 12!!!!
code: 15978

Coffee for Haiti Update - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative 
We have unofficially raised over $6000!!!!!
Note: Coffee has been shipped! We will let you know when we are ready for you to pick it up.

MASS - We will e travelling to St. Isidore tomorrow for a school Mass.

Light It Up BLUE- for Autism tomorrow. Students are asked to wear the color blue in support of the awareness of Autism.

Entrepreneurial Adventure of Grade 6 - Thursday. Handmade products showcased for all teachers to sign up and students purchase.

Double Lunch Day - Wed. May 9th.


St. Gabriel as a community help those less fortunate by our Double Lunch Day Initiative - providing lunches for The Ottawa Mission’s back-to-work and back-to-school programs. Our school has committed to bring in a second lunch on Wed. May 9th. These lunches not only help many valuable members of our society, but they also lessen the load of The Ottawa Mission.


On Wednesday, May 9th and we ask that you send your child to school with an additional lunch. The lunches can have perishable and nonperishable items. We ask that they are healthy lunches and that they be packed in a bag that will travel to The Ottawa Mission (brown bag, Ziploc bag, etc.). Feel free to include a thoughtful, spiritual message and/or a hand drawn picture that will be collected separately and sent in a special container.


The Mission has asked for a few special requests and additional items in need:

-please do not include mayo on the sandwiches

-toiletry items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, comb, brush, dental floss, deodorant, soap)

-socks

Thank you for your support.

Christie Lake Kids Fundraiser: Thank you to all the students who bought raffle tickets - the Fundraiser was a huge success!!!

Math: 
Measurement - 
We are close to finishing up our unit on Volume/Capacity and Mass this week, and will be starting Geometry while we re-visit Multiplication (and division).

Language Arts: 
Inferring and Predicting: students will be learning how authors use predicting and how we infer while we read. We will be focusing on a number of Patricia Polacco books.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is the gravitational pull on the moon?
2. What is one way to use an inference?
3. Why use a Pulley system?
4. What does SEL mean? What are some strategies to change your "zone"?

Reminders:
Friday:    News Show: 9:15 AM
                Muffin Breakfast: 8AM -9 AM 
                Spirit Day - Students wear Purple and Grey

Mass: Tuesday, May 8 we will be travelling to St. Isidore for Mass.
Book Fair Purchases - This Thursday.
BLUE: Wear blue to support of the awareness of Autism.
Double-Lunch Day: Wed.,May 9th.

Education Week: Next week (lots of things going on including our WITSkits)
Multiplication: 
Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/
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Welcome - 
Week of Apr30 - May4!
 

Double Lunch Day - Wed. May 9th.


St. Gabriel as a community help those less fortunate by our Double Lunch Day Initiative - providing lunches for The Ottawa Mission’s back-to-work and back-to-school programs. Our school has committed to bring in a second lunch on Wed. May 9th. These lunches not only help many valuable members of our society, but they also lessen the load of The Ottawa Mission.


On Wednesday, May 9th and we ask that you send your child to school with an additional lunch. The lunches can have perishable and nonperishable items. We ask that they are healthy lunches and that they be packed in a bag that will travel to The Ottawa Mission (brown bag, Ziploc bag, etc.). Feel free to include a thoughtful, spiritual message and/or a hand drawn picture that will be collected separately and sent in a special container.


The Mission has asked for a few special requests and additional items in need:

-please do not include mayo on the sandwiches

-toiletry items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, comb, brush, dental floss, deodorant, soap)

-socks


Thank you for your support.


Christie Lake Kids Fundraiser: 100% of the proceeds go to sending kids to camp!
Raffle: items are Mother's Day gifts, Granny's Day Gifts and of course there are many fun kid prizes too!!  Students will be able to buy raffle tickets beginning on Tuesday and continuing for Wed., and Thurs. 
Each ticket is $1.00 and for $5.00 you get 10 tickets. 

Coffee for Haiti Update - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative 
We have unofficially raised over $6000!!!!!
Note: Coffee should arrive in mid-May.

Math: 
Measurement - 
We are close to finishing up our unit on Volume/Capacity and Mass this week, and will be starting Geometry while we re-visit Multiplication.

Language Arts: 
Inferring and Predicting: students will be learning how authors use predicting and how we infer while we read.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is the gravitational pull on the moon?
2. What is one way to use an inference?
3. Why use a Pulley system?
4. What does SEL mean?

Reminders:
Mass: Tuesday, May 8 we will be travelling to St. Isidore for Mass.
Double-Lunch Day: Wed.,May 9th.

Education Week: Next week (lots of things going on including our WITSkits)
Multiplication: 
Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/
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Welcome - 
Week of Apr23 - Apr26!
 

Friday, April 27 is a PD Day.

Movie Night - Thursday, April 26 (volunteers are still needed!)
High School students looking for community service hours are more than welcome. Please sign up at the following link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=20f0d44a9af28a7ff2-movie1&useFullSite=true

Coffee for Haiti Update - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative 
We have unofficially raised over $5000!!!!!
Please send in all outstanding forms and money as we are about to place the order for coffee. Thank you.
Note: It should take approximately 2 weeks from the time we order.

Math: 
Measurement - 
We are close to finishing up our unit on Area & Perimeter, and will be introducing Volume/Capacity and Mass this week.

Language Arts: 
Narratives: we are reviewing narratives (Audience) and learning how to add hooks to our writing.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is the connection to Mass and Capacity?
2. What is the Audience of a story?
3. What is a Bevel gear?
4. What is getting into the Green Zone?

Reminders:
PD Day: This Friday (April 27) there is no school.
Multiplication: 
Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/
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Welcome - Week of Apr16 - Apr20! 

A Snow Day in April.

Coffee for Haiti - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative 
Thank you to all the students and parents who helped us help Haiti!
66% of every bag goes back to the people of Haiti. That is $10 from every bag!

Math: 
Measurement - 
We are close to finishing up our unit on Area & Perimeter, and will be introducing Volume and Capacity this week.

Language Arts: 
Narratives: we are reviewing narratives (using a GO Map) and learning how to add similes to our writing.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is the difference between Volume and Capacity?
2. What is a hook in their writing?
3. How does a bike work?
4. What is their dream?

Reminders:
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/
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Thursday, April 12 - Sports Jersey Day (in honour of the Humboldt Bronco’s)

Coffee for Haiti - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative
(Forms are due this Friday, April 13th)
We had a little pep rally for all grade 4's this morning to initiate some excitement to help the people of Haiti.
are hoping / encouraging that people will support our social justice initiative. 66% of every bag goes back to the people of Haiti. That is $10 from every bag! If you need another order form you can download here: Coffee For Haiti Form 
I also handed out more today to those students that requested. 

Math: Measurement - We are just finishing up our unit on Area & Perimeter, but we will spend a few more days on it and some measurement in order to reinforce some concepts.

Language Arts: Procedural Writing. Students will learn to articulate the steps to do or make something. 
* We will also be working on the steps to make their "dreams" come true.
Narratives: we are reviewing narratives and learning how to add similes to our writing.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is the difference between Area and Perimeter?
2. What is Rising Action?
3. How does a pulley work? (this will be the topic of their science "show me" quiz)
4. What is their "Autism"?

Reminders:
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
Great Math Website https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/
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Welcome - 
Week of Apr3 - Apr6!

Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a super Easter weekend!

Luv2Groove - Just a reminder that the students have dance today and tomorrow during first block. 

Coffee for Haiti - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative (extended until April 13th)
We are hoping / encouraging that people will support our social justice initiative. 66% of every bag goes back to the people of Haiti. That is $10 from every bag! If you need another order form you can download here: Coffee For Haiti Form  - I also handed out some to today to those students that requested. 

Math: Measurement - We have reviewed the Units of Measure, the Metric Ladder and Metric Conversions 
and are currently working on Area & Perimeter - students are creating their own school yards!
Great Math Website: A super resource for helping mental math skills and working with basic facts.
 https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/

Language Arts: Procedural Writing. Students will learn to articulate the steps to do or make something. 
* We will also be working on the steps to make their "dreams" come true.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is something to remind them of how big a millimeter is?
2. What is Procedural Writing - What "dream" are they writing about?
3. How does a bike work? (this will be the topic of their science "show me" quiz)
4. What is their "Unknown Self"?

Reminders:
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
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Welcome 2018
 - Mar.26 - Mar.29!

Coffee for Haiti - Grade 4 Social Justice Initiative (ends April 6)
Students were sent home with order forms last week. We are hoping / encouraging that people will support our social justice initiative. 66% of every bag goes back to the people of Haiti. That is $10 from every bag!
If you need another order form you can download here: Coffee For Haiti Form
(March 21 - April 6)

Good Friday! This Friday we are off for Easter Weekend (March 30th).
Have a super Easter weekend!

BIG Crunch Success! 
Hopefully your son or daughter mentioned how much fun it was to crunch into apples at school on Friday!.

Math: Measurement - We are working on the Units of Measure, the Metric Ladder and Metric Conversions 
as well as Area & Perimeter over the next few weeks.
Great Math Website:
A super resource for helping mental math skills and working with basic facts.
 https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/


Language Arts: Procedural Writing. Students will learn to articulate the steps to do or make something. 
* We will also be working on the steps to make their "dreams" come true.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What something to remind them of how big a millimeter is?
2. What is Procedural Writing - What "dream" are they writing about?
3. How does a bike work? (we briefly looked at this today and it will be their "show me" quiz)
4. What did they talk about during their Lent Presentation?

Reminders:
Easter PD this Friday.
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
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Welcome 2018
 - Mar.19 - Mar.23!

I hope you had a great March Break!

The BIG Crunch! 
The month of March is Nutrition Month. On March 23rd at 2:30 pm, St Gabriel School will take their BIG CRUNCH. The Great Big Crunch is an annual moment of anti-silence where everyone gets together and bites into crunchy fresh local produce in unison.  Please send an apple to school with your child on Thursday March 22nd so that they can participate in the school wide BIG CRUNCH!

Math: Measurement - We are working on the Units of Measure, the Metric Ladder and Metric Conversions
as well as Area & Perimeter over the next few weeks.
Great Math Website: A super resource for helping mental math skills and working with basic facts.
 https://solveme.edc.org/mobiles/

Language Arts: Procedural Writing. Students will learn to articulate the steps to do or make something. 
* We will also be working on the steps to make their "dreams" come true.

RAZkids - Please continue to have your son/daughter read on Razkids or in their chapter book of choice.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is a metric conversion...
2. What is Procedural Writing?
3. What is a Pulley and a Gear?
4. What did they write for their Lent Reflection? (First, Then, Next, Finally)?

Reminders:
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
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Welcome 2018
 - Mar.2 - Mar.9!

Have an amazing March Break!

Math: Measurment - We are introducing the Metric Ladder as well as Area & Perimeter this week.

Language Arts: Procedural Writing. Students will learn to articulate the steps to do or make something.
Maybe ask them to explain...
Non-Fiction posters are due Wed., Mar. 7. Please ask them what they should include on it (note: I have given a thorough checklist)

RAZkids - Congrats to all the students who are embracing our class challenge and reading lots at home - Way to go!!!!

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is Area and Perimeter? - please explain...
2. What is Procedural Writing?
3. Why do we need Renewable Energy?
4. Why do we celebrate Easter?

Reminders:
Non-fiction Poster - due Wed., Mar. 7.
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
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Welcome 2018
 - Feb. 26 - Mar.2!

Math: We have concluded our Olympic Math on Data Management. Please ask your son/daughter about the results.

Language Arts: Students Non-Fiction posters are due Wed., Mar. 7. Please ask them what they should include on it (note: I have given a thorough checklist)

Wear Pink - Some schools and communites are wearing pink tomorrow. I have asked my kids to do so, but it may not be a whole school event.

RAZkids - Congrats to all the students who are embracing our class challenge and reading lots at home - Way to go!!!!

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is a survey? - please explain...
2. What are some Non-fiction book features?
3. What are the negatives of wind energy?
4. What were some important things that happened during the "Story of the Bible" video?

Reminders:
Non-fiction Poster - due Wed., Mar. 7.
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
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Welcome 2018
 - Feb. 20-23!

Math Homework: Tonight I sent home some math homework due to lost time in class. It is pretty straight forward data management. We covered most of this in class today (with examples) so they should be able to finish it without  guidance.

This Week - Olympic Week at St. Gabriel - Tuesday opening ceremonies. We will see how the weather goes for this week's activities.

RAZkids - Congrats to all the students who are embracing our class challenge and reading lots at home - Way to go!!!!

'Soles for Souls' Campaign - Please bring in any unused/unwanted shoes for donation.

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is a fraction - please explain...
2. What is "Rising Action?" What is a "hook?"
3. What makes a good friend?
4. What are Renewable Resources?

Reminders:
Soles for Souls Campaign - shoe donations.
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/
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Welcome 2018 Week 7!

Next Week - Olympic Week at St. Gabriel - Students are asked to wear the colors of the country team they are on.  These will be confirmed on Monday.

RAZkids - Congrats to all the students who are embracing our class challenge and reading lots at home - Way to go!!!!

'Soles for Souls' Campaign - Please bring in any unused/unwanted shoes for donation.

Ash Wednesday - Feb. 14.  Please note students may still give out Valentine's (cards/treats) on Wednesday,
Valentine's Day
wear pink, white and red 
AM Class - Valentine's party is on Fri., Feb. 16.
PM Class - Valentines party is on Thurs., Feb. 15

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is a fraction - please explain...
2. What is "Rising Action?" What is a "hook?"
3. What makes a good friend?
4. What are Renewable Resources?

Reminders:
Family Day: Mon., Feb. 19
Soles for Souls Campaign - shoe donations.
Valentine's Party: Thurs - PM Class, and Friday -  AM Class.
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night (Razkids). 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!

RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/

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Welcome 2018 Week 6!

Bake Sale - Friday, Feb. 9: Please view poster (Tickets are 25 cents each)
https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1sLIgh05J7ZZM9UEJcbjMTQmIXpxjKUFgvA4c0UhFddQ/edit

Nature Clothes Day: Show your love for nature by wearing your favorite nature colors, a shirt with an animal on it or whatever means/shows nature to you.

Canada Clothes Day - Monday.  In support of our Olympic athletes! Go Canada!

Yearbook Purchases can be made until this Sunday at the discounted $20:

Questions to ask your son/daughter:
1. What is a fraction - please explain...
2. What is "Rising Action?" What is a "hook?"
3. What makes a good friend?
4. What are Renewable Resources?

Reminders:
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night. 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!
Bake Sale - Friday, Feb. 9
RazKids:  
https://www.raz-kids.com/

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Welcome 2018 Week 5!


RazKids Homework: Today I sent home a info sheet on RazKids reading. RazKids is a great way to track and monitor reading and makes it easy to make sure students are reading at least 15 minutes a night. They can also listen to a book!
* We have a class challenge for each student to read 10 books by the March Break (Pajama Popcorn Movie Party). There is also a secondary challenge for each individual to read 20 books for free time in class.
https://www.raz-kids.com/

Multiplication: Tricks to Learn Multiplication handout sent home today.
Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Here is a great website resourceshttps://www.weareteachers.com/22-fun-hands-on-ways-to-teach-multiplication/
Some other great web resources:

AWAY Tomorrow:
Please note that there will be a guest teacher in for me tomorrow as I have an in-school workshop.


YEARBOOK! 
Cost: 25$       
ONLY 20$ if purchased before Feb. 5th 2018
www.YearbookOrderCenter.com

School Code: 15978


Language Homework: Story Writing Handouts.
Most students have completed their Narrative Stories, but as I am hoping we can build upon their learning of the Writing Process and create better Characters, Setting, Plot - Problem/Conflict/Solution, they will continue some work on this, which may end up being sent as homework.

Scholastic - Book orders should arrive later this week.

Reminders:
Multiplication: Please encourage your son/daughter to continue working on their times tables.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night. 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!


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Welcome 2018 Week 4!

Language Homework: Story Writing Handouts.
Most students have completed their Narrative Stories, but as I am hoping we can build upon their learning of the Writing Process and create better Characters, Setting, Plot - Problem/Conflict/Solution, they will continue some work on this, which may end up being sent as homework.

Scholastic - Book orders should arrive later this week.

Reminders:
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night. 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!


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Welcome 2018 Week 3!

Math: Students were given math today (Wednesday) homework on converting decimals to fractions and vice-versa. 
Below are a few links to help reinforce what we have done in class.
Note: we did the first few questions on the homework handout as a guide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr52yfR3wGA

Tomorrow - Thursday, January 25
Chris Nihmey (Author of Sally, Quarter Past Three) 
will be speaking to the class about the writing process. * An information letter has gone home regarding the purchase of his book ($20), Sally, in which 25% will donated back to the school.

Language Homework: Google Doc.
Students are to work on their Narrative Stories that were "done" before the break as I am hoping we can build upon their learning of the Writing Process and Story Mapping to create better Characters, Setting, Problem/Confilct, Events and Conclusion/Solution.... while adding hooks, hurdles and twist. I will be printing them this Friday.

At Home...Please ask your son or daughter to explain...
    Math: what is a fraction is and to give an example? 

        LA: what is a hook, hurdle or twist? 
            Religion: what is faith? where does it come from?
                Science: what are fossil fuels?
                    Health: what are calories?
                           Arts: what is a WITSkit?

Thank you Mr. Ho for organizing theLoblaws Visit -  January 18 - Our class had an amazing time learning about nutrition and the 3 Stars of healthy eating!
Scholastic - Book orders were due today, Note: there has not been much interest so I believe this will be the last order.

Reminders:
Friday, January 26 - PD Day
Thursday, January 25 - Chris Nihmey (Author) will be speaking to the class about the writing process.
Thursday, January 18 - Loblaws visit - we leave school at 9AM (8:55) sharp (please be earlier if possible) Monday, January 22 - Scholastic Book orders Due. Please send in cheques and not cash.
Friday, January 12
 - Last day to purchase Yearbooks at the discounted price.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night. 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!


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Welcome 2018.w2

At Home...
Please ask your son or daughter to explain...
    Math: what a fraction is and to give an example? 
        LA: what a hook, hurdle or twist? 
            Religion: what is faith? where does it come from?
                Science: what are fossil fuels?
                    Health: what are calories?

Loblaws Visit - Tomorrow, January 18 - Our class will be visiting Loblaws to learn about reading labels and healthy eating - we leave school at 9AM (8:55) sharp (please be earlier if possible). Bus returns approximately by 10:30.
Scholastic - Book orders are due Monday, January 22 as there has only been one submission. Please send in filled out form from booklets (last page gets removed) and a cheque (not cash). Note: there has not been much interest so I believe this will be the last order.

Reminders:
Friday, January 26 - PD Day
Thursday, January 18 - Loblaws visit - we leave school at 9AM (8:55) sharp (please be earlier if possible) Monday, January 22 - Scholastic Book orders Due. Please send in cheques and not cash.
Friday, January 12
 - Last day to purchase Yearbooks at the discounted price.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night. 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!


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Welcome 2018.w1

Loblaws Visit - Thursday, January 18 - Our class will be visiting Loblaws to learn about reading labels and healthy eating - we leave school at 9AM (8:55) sharp (please be earlier if possible). Bus returns approximately by 10:30.
Scholastic - Book orders are due Fridday, January 19. Please send in filled out form from booklets (last page gets removed) and a cheque (not cash).

Reminders:
Thursday, January 18
 - Loblaws visit - we leave school at 9AM (8:55) sharp (please be earlier if possible) Monday, January 22 - Scholastic Book orders Due. Please send in cheques and not cash.

Friday, January 12
 - Last day to purchase Yearbooks at the discounted price.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night. 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!


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Welcome to 2018!
I hope everyone had an amazing break, Christmas and wonderful start to 2018! 

I would first like to thank Mrs. Santo for being your child's teacher while I was gone. It was a blessing to have her in for me while I was gone.

It was tremendously difficult to be away during the time of wonderful St. Gabriel Christmas Spirit! However, my hernia(s) operation was a success and it is wonderful to be back.

Please check curriculum links for updates for student learning...

Reminders:
Friday, January 19 - Scholastic Book orders Due. Please send in cheques and not cash.
Thursday, January 18
 - Loblaws visit - we leave school at 9AM (8:55) sharp (please be earlier if possible)
Friday, January 12 - Last day to purchase Yearbooks at the discounted price.
Reading at Home: Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night. 
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines (non-fiction) and online!


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Last day tomorrow.
Unfortunately, tomorrow will be my last day for a few weeks as I have an operation. I will be sending a note home regarding this. Class pictures will also be sent home. Have a great weekend.

Double-Lunch Day - Wed., Nov. 22
Our Double Lunch Day Initiative at St. Gabriel is hoping to help those less fortunate in our community. We are joining together to help The Ottawa Mission by providing lunches for their back-to-work and back-to-school programs. We have designated Wed., Nov. 22nd and Wed, May 2nd to bring in a second lunch. These lunches not only help many valuable members of our society, but they also lessen the load of The Ottawa Mission.

Homework Tonight (Tue., Nov. 14) 15-20 minutes.
There is a 3-page review handout that covers patterns and some addition. As well as the page they were working on today. They should only work on this for 15-20 minutes (note: Most should finish in this amount of time).

Stories:
Students have begun work on their narratives - please ask them about the plot (what happens?) of their story, who (character or characters) is in it and what the problem (solution) is? How will they hook their readers in - what will keep their reader interested? What keeps YOU interested in reading a book?

Multiplication:
Students should have already completed their multiplication flash cards (3-9: example 3x2-6, 3x3=9, etc.). We are encouraging them to know up to 5 by Christmas.

Time:
We are also going to start working on time (as part of measurement) as we continue on
addition and subtraction word problems.

Reading at Home:
Students are being encouraged to be reading up to 15 minutes a night.
Chapter books, Graphic Novels, Magazines and online!

Interviews 

Thank you to everyone who could come in to see meet with me. If you couldn't make it you can call the school or email me at:

Reminders:

* Double-Lunch Day - Wednesday, Nov. 22
* WE Day (Nov. 15)
Progress Reports went home November 2. Please sign, detach and send back slip with envelope. Thank you.
* Operation Date (Nov. 22)


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Welcome to Week 10
 

Interviews (Wed., Nov. 8):

Thank you to everyone who has filled out the Interview Form. 
If it does not work, please contact the school to book your time. 
Thank you to all the parents who signed and send back the Progress Report slip with envelope.

November 10
Remembrance Day Ceremony – 10:30am


Reminders:

Interviews - Wednesday, November 8. 
* Remembrance Day Ceremony - Nov. 10 (10:30)
Progress Reports went home November 2. Please sign, detach and send back slip with envelope. Thank you.
* Operation Date (Nov. 22)
Growth Mindset Assignment - we will be reviewing this in class and a paper assignment will be going home for those who could not do the online assignment for some reason. 


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Welcome to Week 9
- Happy Halloween!
I hope everyone who made it out to the Halloween Dance had a great time!

Operation Date (Nov. 22):
As some of you know I unfortunately have some hernias that require surgery. I spoke with the class today about it to get them ready for my absence. I am scheduled to be off until mid-December. The guest teacher will continue with the scheduled plan for all subjects. 

Narratives:
Students will begin their pre-writing for their stories next week. I have asked them think about their audience and what interests them - why do they 

Scholastic - Due: Nov. 10

Interviews (Wed., Nov. 8):
Thank you to everyone who has filled out the Interview Form. 
If it does not work, please contact the school to book your time.

Thank you to all the parents who signed and send back the Progress Report slip with envelope.

Progress Reports / Interviews.
Progress Reports went go home this Thursday and interviews will be next Wednesday evening - you can use the following link to book your time: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15uLUesgiRU27-NgeE3DLrbVv71yxGfmlySTLkzFu190/edit?ts=59f36764
* You can click on any time to make a booking - we ask that you only book one 10-minute appointment with your child's HOMEROOM Teacher.  Please be sure to indicate your child's name and your family name.  Cancellations can made by calling the School (613-271-6181) or emailing the School (gabriel.ocsb.ca) Thank you!

Tuesday, Oct. 31 - Orange and Black Day
Tomorrow! Picture Retakes - Monday, October 30th


Reminders:
* Interviews - Wednesday, November 8. 
Progress Reports went home November 2. Please sign, detach and send back slip with envelope. Thank you.
* Operation Date (Nov. 22)
* November 1 is Take Your Child to Work Day.
* Growth Mindset Assignment - we will be reviewing this in class and a paper assignment will be going home for those who could not do the online assignment for some reason. 


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Welcome to Week 8!


Halloween Dance Tomorrow! - Clothing Donation for Entry
Tomorrow is our Halloween Dance and the fee to enter is a donation of clothes.

School Photos / Orders
Just a reminder that School Photo orders are due Oct 26th. Late orders will NOT be accepted at school. If you would like your child to have a retake photo, please indicate on the photo order form or send an email at gabriel@ocsb.ca 
Retakes will be taken on Monday October 30th.

Weather
As we approach the colder weather, students may want to have a sweater or hoodie in their bag, as well as a toque and some mits. :)

Update:HOMEWORK assignment on Growth Mindset
We are having some difficulties with the sharing of files accessed by multiple students. If your filed opened up please let me know. We are also have some troubles logging into their OCSB gmail accounts. 
Please Note: The last thing I want to do is cause any stress at home so please simply let me know if you are having any troubles and we will figure things out at school. 
Homework - Students who do not do the assignment online will have it for homework on paper.

AMAZING!!! News Show: Oct. 26 (10:45)
Halloween Dance: Oct. 27 (6 PM)
Picture Retake: Oct. 30 (in LC) 
Play For Change: Oct. 30 (in Gym) 

Reminders:
* Growth Mindset Assignment - due date is now pending...
Play for Change is on Monday, Oct. 30 - students are encouraged to bring in spare change to play games in support of the grade 6 Social Justice fundraiser for Me to We.
* Math "Show-me's" were sent home two weeks ago to be signed. I am still looking for a couple more to be returned. 
* St. Gabriel is an Eco-Gold School - please continue to send 
reusable containers for Boomerang Lunches.

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Welcome to Week 7 of School

HOMEWORK assignment on Growth Mindset
* I have shared a homework document (via their OCSB email accounts) with all students called Growth Mindset (note: This includes my extra afternoon students as well). This is homework due next Friday (Oct. 27th). Students will be given some time in class work on this assignment as well. Please note that some students are having difficulties logging into their OCSB gmail accounts - this could be because they changed their password or they are new students. We will work to rectify any issues as soon as possible. Thank you

In Math we are now working on Addition (Regrouping) and Subtraction (Borrowing)
and in Language students will be beginning their pre-writing (brainstorm) for their narratives as well as working on Main Idea.

This Friday is Hat Day (for the United Way)
To support of the United Way, Students and Staff are encouraged to bring in a tooney and wear a hat!
Thank you for your support.

Fire Prevention: Oct 25
News Show: Oct. 26 (10:45)
Halloween Dance: Oct. 27
Picture Retake: Oct. 30 (in LC) 
Play For Change: Oct. 30 (in Gym) 

Reminders:
* Growth Mindset Assignment - due Friday, Oct. 27.
* Friday is Hat Day for the United Way (please support by bringing in a tooney).
* Play for Change is on Monday, Oct. 30 - students are encouraged to bring in spare change to play games in support of the grade 6 Social Justice fundraiser for Me to We.
* Math "Show-me's" were sent home on a week and a half ago to be signed. I am still looking for a couple more to be returned. 
* St. Gabriel is an Eco-Gold School - please continue to send 
reusable containers for Boomerang Lunches.
* Students are to log into their email (see below), create a doc and share it with me.

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Welcome to Week 6 of School

Thursday is Clean Up the Capital Day - If your son/daughter has gardening gloves please have them bring them in and maybe wear an old pair of pants. And if it is wet out please have them wear their boots.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a super long weekend!

Gmail / Google Doc
We are trying to make sure that all student Gmail accounts work. I was hoping this could be done at home, but we are starting to work through it at school. A successful login is important as students will be learning how to create a Google Doc and share it with me. In the future, students will be collaborating with their peers and the use of these skills will be imperative. In the near future we will be exploring some other Google Apps including Google Sites, etc. These are skills that students will need as they progress toward high school.

To Check Gmail:

Please use the following info to access email.

Students: (@ocsbstudent.ca)

Username: firstname.lastname@ocsbstudent.ca 

(mary.smith@ocsbstudent.ca)

Password: "1"

* Unless the student has already changed their password.

Next, in the top right corner there is 9 small squares and if you click it you will have many options. Please have your son/daughter try to create a Google Doc (The title is: Their Name Growth Mindset) and share it with me:
darren.labrash@ocsb.ca. Thank you

Reminders:
* Clean the Capital on Thursday (bring gardening gloves if you have them and wear appropriate clothes)
* Math "Show-me's" were sent home on Thursday to be signed. Please return them as soon as you can. 
* St. Gabriel is an Eco-Gold School - please continue to send
reusable containers for Boomerang Lunches.
* Students are to log into their email, create a doc and share it with me.

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend!
* Please note:
I sent home the students math "showme's" today to be signed for Tuesday.  Please review with them.
We will be continuing on some rounding and place value for a few days before heading into patterning and addition/subtraction.
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Welcome to Week 5 of School

Thanksgiving Mass: Tuesday
Mass starts at approximately 10:30.

What is a Growth Mindset?
Please ask your son/daughter to explain how we move from a 'fixed mindset" to a "growth mindset"?

Prodigy:
Your child should we well under way into playing Prodigy. Thus far I have had not had any students ask for logins/passwords so please make sure they are up in running. Please note I receive progress updates from Prodigy Admin so I can monitor students progress. If you are having difficulty, please let me know and we will get it working at school. Students will begin having time to work on Prodigy during class time once they are done particular activities.

Gmail / Google Doc
This week (and next) we will be making sure all student Gmail accounts work and if not we will find a resolution. A successful login is important as students will be learning how to create a Google Doc and share it with me. In the future, students will be collaborating with their peers and the use of these skills will be imperative. In the near future we will be exploring some other Google Apps including Google Sites, etc.

Google Gmail

Please use the following info to access email.

Students: (@ocsbstudent.ca)

Username: firstname.lastname@ocsbstudent.ca 

(mary.smith@ocsbstudent.ca)

Password: "1"

* Unless the student has already changed their password.

Next, in the top right corner there is 9 small squares and if you click it you will have many options. Please have your son/daughter try to create a Google Doc and share it with me: darren.labrash@gmail.com. Thank you

Scholastic:
Order forms were due last Friday, but I will still accept any forms that are returned by Tuesday. Please make sure your child's name is on the last sheet of the booklets (where you check the box of the books you're ordering), and that you use a cheque for payment, and that both are put into a Ziploc (they easily fit into a small baggie if folded). Please note we will be ordering again this month so your child will have another chance to order books then. We encourage you to order a French book as well to reinforce their second language. Thank you.


Reminders:

* Picture day was last Friday - If it was missed we will be scheduled Picture Retake shortly.!
- As we head into Autumn (I think :), please make sure your child has a pair of indoor and outdoor shoes. Students cannot where outdoor shoes in the class or the gym.

We are an Eco-Gold School so please ask your child what a Boomerang Lunch is? (Please send lunches in reusable containers)
* Please send me an email so I create as parent reminder group for my AM and PM class.  Thank you.
* Friday is a PD day.
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Welcome to Week 4 of School

* Picture day this Friday! (Tomorrow!)

Terry Fox PERMISSION FORMS - There are many permission forms that have not been returned. If we don't receive them your son/daughter will not be able to join us tomorrow.
Terry Fox this Week!!!  Thursday, Sept. 28 has been set for this year's Terry Fox Run. Info letters and permission forms were sent home on Tuesday.

Scholastic
 order forms were handed out Thursday and are due back by next Friday (Sept. 29). Could you please make sure your child's name is on the last sheet of the booklets (where you check the box of the books you're ordering), and that you use a cheque for payment, and that both are put into a Ziploc (they easily fit into a small baggie if folded). Thank you.

Prodigy: By the end of the this week I hope to have everyone set up and running on Prodigy. I am also hoping to have another program, called Xtra Math, introduced and being used by all by the end of next week. As mentioned on Pizza Night, these programs play an integral part in reinforcing the math being taught at school. 

WITS - students have begun brainstorming ideas about situations where they might need to "Talk it Out" with a bully.
Over the next couple of weeks students will work in groups to create, practice and perform their plays on using their WITS.

Reminders:

* Picture day this Friday!
Students need a pair of indoor and outdoor shoes. Students cannot where outdoor shoes in the class or the gym.

We are an Eco-Gold School so please ask your child what a Boomerang Lunch is? (Please send lunches in reusable containers)
* Please send me an email so I create as parent reminder group for my AM and PM class.  Thank you.
* Next Friday is a PD day.

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Welcome to Week 3 of School 

Thank you to the parent volunteers that helped make the Carp Fair such a great time!

Scholastic
order forms were handed out Thursday and are due back by next Friday (Sept. 29). Could you please make sure
your child's name is on the last sheet of the booklets (where you check the box of the books you're ordering), and that you use a cheque for payment, and that both are put into a ziplock (they easily fit into a small baggie if folded). Thank you.

What a great night!
It was great to meet so many of the parents last night! Tomorrow is the Carp Fair.
Please note I am away at a workshop on Monday.
Have a great weekend!

Pizza / Meet Teacher this Wed. 
and Carp Fair this Fri.
In Math we will be continuing work on Place Value and will be introducing Rounding and review of 2- and 3-digit addition and subtraction.
In L.A. we will be continuing work on the Writing Process (Brainstorm and Pre-writing) and the Parts of Speech, and students will be starting to write their own plays (group work) on how to use their WITS (the focus being on how to TALK IT OUT!). 
In Religion / Media Literacy, we will continuing onto lesson 4 of the Samaritans Along the Digital Road.
And in Science we will be starting our Rocks and Minerals unit, which will include some Art!

* AwesoME
Please ask your son/daughter to explain what they are hoping to achieve this year!!!

Reminders:

Students need a pair of indoor and outdoor shoes. Students cannot where outdoor shoes in the class or the gym.
We are an Eco-Gold School so please ask your child what a Boomerang Lunch is? (Please send lunches in reusable containers)
Wednesday Night Pizza and Meet the Teacher night!
Carp Fair Friday - I will be in contact with any parents who have offered to volunteer (we only need 4, but I will check if more are needed)
                               Thank you so much for offering your time!!!

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Welcome to Week 2 of School!
We have been continuing to work on Place Value, the Writing Process, using our WITS, 
Samaritans Along the Digital Road, Growth Mindset, and lots of fun little things in-between!

The first couple of weeks have been also dedicated to getting students back into the routine of school
and "Getting into the Zone" in order to fully take advantage of our learning processes.

* Next week we will be starting to move deeper into our learning by adding some online math and greater expectations for homework (logging into our gmail accounts, and creating and sharing documents).

I look forward to meeting you on Wednesday, September 20, at our St. Gabriel, Pizza & Meet the Teacher Night!
Mr. L

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WELCOME BACK!
I am very excited to be your child's teacher this year. Please have a look around the site and check back to this page for upcoming events, updates and reminders.
This week will involve introducing subjects, our learning goals and the expectations to achieve success.
Please contact me should you have any questions:
darren.labrash@ocsb.ca
* Also, I will be asking all parents to send me an email so I create as parent reminder group for my AM and PM class.
Thank you.