Mrs. Simmons Notes

Mrs. Simmons Grade 3/4

Notes

Posted: December 9, 2018

Welcome back Superstars!! Only 2 more weeks until Christmas break. This is our Christmas concert week. Our concert will take place on Thursday morning at 10:00.  We will have a rehersal Tuesday morning at 10:15.

Our cafeteria will have a Christmas dinner on Wednesday at lunch. All orders must be in by Tuesday.

We will have our second last SNAP lesson this week on Wednesday instead of Thursday due to our concert.

Language Arts - We will be learning our December spelling words this week and we wll be completing different Christmas literacy activities.

Math - this week we will be working on subtraction with large numbers and graphing activities.

Social Studies - we are going to try to finish our community projects so we can present them next week.

Let's have another Superstar week!

Only three more weeks until Christmas holidays!! We are getting closer to our Christmas concert too!

This is the week of our Elementary School Christmas play.  We will get to see the dress rehersal Tuesday morning at 10:15. The play will take place on Wednesday evening at 6:00.

Grade 4-5 basketball "White" Team will play on Monday at Max Aitken Academy. Game time is 4:30.

The  "Green" team will play this Monday at MAx Aitken Academy as well. The game time is 3:30.

Our school book fair will carry over for one more day, this Monday.

Language Arts - This week we will be starting Christmas literacy activities.

Math - We will be learning how to subtract large numbers,

Health - We will have two SNAP lessons this week. Due to the storm day last Thursday we missed our weekly lesson. This week SNAP will be on Monday and Thursday.

Social Studies - We will continue to work on our community projects.

Let's have another Superstart week! 

Posted: November 25, 2018

Welcome to a four day school week!  A reminder that there will be no school for students on Friday, November 30 due to Parent- Teacher interviews and Professional Development.

Report cards will being going home on Monday. Remember to fill out the last page and return it with your report card envelope.

We have our scholastic book fair taking place this week! As a class we will be visiting the book fair on Monday and Wednesday afternoon.  The book fair will also be open on Thursday night during Parent-Teacher interviews.

Tuesday there will be a special presentation in our libarary. Some of our Superstars have been helping to prepare.

Basketball for both boys and girls in Grade 4-5 will take place afterschool Monday from 2:30 to 3:30.

Language Arts - We will continue working on the Writing Trait of organization and we will have a test on our November words.

Math - we will continue to work on our Fraction centers and adding large numbers.

Social Studies - We will be working on the presentation part of our Community projects

Health - we will have our next SNAP lesson.  Remember that we will get points if you tell me about how you are using your SNAP to solve problems this week.

Let's have another Superstar week!

Only 5 weeks until Christmas holidays Superstars!! This year is flying by. We will start practicing for our Christmas Concert this week.

A reminder to dress for the weather.  There is lots of fun snow to play in so you need to bring your snowpants and winter boots, hats and mitts!!

Basketball for grade 4-5 boys starts this week. The first practice is on Monday from 2:30 - 3:30.

Winners for our School Fundraiser will be announced on Tuesday.

Language Arts - we will continue working on the writing trait of organization this week.

Math- we will be learning about fractions this week and we will continue working with adding with large numbers.

Social Studies - we are going to start our projects on Communities this week.

Health - we will have our next SNAP lesson

Let's have another SUPERSTAR week!

Welcome back to school superstars. I hope everyone enjoyed their 4 day weekend.  A reminder that the weather is getting colder and we might have snow to play in so dress appropriately. Winter boots, winter jacket, snow boots, hats and mitts will make recess more fun!

Our school Spell A Thon fundraiser is over and all money collected should be returned Tuesday.

Language Arts - We will be learning our new November spelling words this week. We will also be working on the Writing Trait of Organization.

Math - We will be focusing on adding and subtracting large numbers.

Social Studies - we will be working on our unit on Community.

Health - We will have another SNAP lesson

Let's have another Superstar week!

Hopefully everyone remembered to turn their clocks back an hour this weekend.  Our mornings won't be as dark anymore...yeah!  A reminder that this week is only a 4 day week of school.  There is NO school on Friday as there is Professional Development for teachers. As well, there is no school next Monday due to the Remembrance Day holiday.

We will be having our GG Remembrance Day service on Thursday morning at 10:00.

The Spelling Test for our School Spell A Thon Fundraiser will take place on Thursday.  Make sure you are getting sponsors!!

Language Arts - This week we will be learning our November words and we will be learning what a Contraction is.

Math - We will be working on Measurment and adding two digit numbers.

Science - We will be finishing our unit on Soils

Let's have another Superstar Week.

Posted: October 28, 2018

It's Halloween Week at GG! Monday is Crazy Hair Day. Tuesday is Black and Orange Day and Wednesday is our Annual Parade of Costumes. The parade will be at 1:30 in our school gym. A reminder that you are not allowed to wear your costume to school. You will have time after lunch to change into your costume.

There will be a short assembly Monday afternoon at 1:30 to kick off our school fundraiser.

Remember to check your drama schedule to be certain what day you will have to stay afterschool.

Language Arts - This week we will have a test on our October words and we will begin learning our November words.

Math - We will be working on telling time and measuring with centimetre and metre.

Social Studies - We will be starting a Unit on Community this week.

Health - We will have our sixth lesson of SNAP.

Let's have a another Superstar Week!

Posted: October 21, 2018

Happy Monday Superstars!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Remember that our mornings are getting much colder and hats, mitts and winter coats make recess more fun.

Wednesday is "Outdoor Learning Day" and we will be having one of our classes outside. We wll discuss this more on Monday.

This is the last full week of October!! I hope you are practicing your monthly words at home.

Language Arts - This week we will be working on a Halloween scary story.

Math - This week we will finish our centers for skip counting and comparing and ordering numbers. As well we will be working on patterns.

Science - we will continue to monitor the growth of our plants.

Social Studies - we will be starting a unit of study on Communities.

Health - We will have Lesson 5 of our SNAP program. I hope everyone is practicing SNAP!

Let's have another Superstar week!

Posted: October 14, 2018

Welcome back to another super week in Grade 3-4 Simmons.  Remember that the weather is getting colder in the mornings. Make sure you  have your mitts. hat and warm jackets.

This week we have another Coding session with Mr. Duplessie on Monday.

On Tuesday it is picture re-take day and sibling picture day.  You will only be allow to get a sibling picture if you brought the form back indicating that your parents want these pictures.

Wednesday we have another field trip. This time we are going to the Miramich Exhibition building for a "Green Fair" about recycling. Permission slips will be going home Monday.

Thursday we have our fourth SNAP lesson.

Cross Country - The last meet is this Wednesday at Miramichi Valley High School. Start time is 4:00.

Soccer is finished for this year. Congratulations to all our Superstars who attended the Jamboree last Friday!

Language Arts - This week we are going to continue to focus on "Ideas" for writing.  Congratulations to Rhylee for publishing our first story this year. Both Arwa and Marshall have stories that will be published soon!!

Math - This week we will be finishing the centers for skip counting and comparing and orderin numbers. As well we practicing how to write numbers in their expanded form.

Science - We will be planting our seeds this week in the Tower Garden and in our Hydroponics system.

Health - SNAP lesson four.

Let's have another Superstar week!

 

 

Posted: October 7, 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend. There are so many things to be thankful for in our lives. I know that I am very thankful to have such a wonderful group of students to teach this year.

The Cross Country meet this week is at Max Aitken. The meet starts at 4:00.

This week is the Soccer Jamboree on Friday. If you are attending, make sure you return your permission slip.

It is starting to get a bit colder in the mornings.  Make sure you have warm clothing especially for the morning recess. Hats and mitts will make recess more fun!

Language Art - This week we will brainstorming more ideas for writing. We will learn three more October Spelling words and review the two we already know.

Math - We will be working on comparing and ordering numbers as well as skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 25.

Science - This week we will be preparing the soil in our Tower Garden and our Hydropontics system. Hopefully we will have seeds planted by the end of the week.

Health - We will be participating in our third "SNAP" lesson.

Let's have another Superstar Week!

Posted: September 30, 2018

Happy October Superstars! We are beginnning a new month and we will be adding a new activity to our Superstar board. We will continue to work on lining up and being good listeners. As well, we will practice greeting people with a smile in the morning and saying "Hello".

Congratulations to Whittney, Wynston and Conall who participated in the Catapult Challenge this past weekend at the Pumpkin Fling on Waterford Green. Our GG Team placed third!! Way to go Superstars!

Congratulations to Jarrod who came in Second Place at the Mountain Bike Race on Friday.Way to go Jarrod!

On Thursday, the cafeteria will have their Thanksgiving Day meal.

We have a field trip this Friday to Fletcher Family Farm. I am excited to make my way through the Corn Maze.

This week we will be learning about Coding on Monday afternoon. This will be the beginning of several coding lessons that Mr. Duplessie will be helping us with.

Soccer - Tuesday October 2 Nelson2 @ Gretna Green game time 3:30

            Thursday October 4 GG @ NSER game time 3:30

Cross Country - This week's meet is at England's Hollow @ 4:00.

 

Language Arts - We will be learning how to plan our weekly Daily 5 on Monday. The rest of the week we will following our individual Daily 5 schedules. We will also be working on the Ideas Trait in writing.  In word work, we will start to learn our new October Words.

Math - This week we will finish up our Math Centers on Representing Numbers and start looking for patterns in number charts.

Social Studies - This week we are going to investigate Soils so we can start to prepare our Tower Garden.

Science - We will be learning how to Code.

Let's have another Superstar week!

 

 

 

We are already into our last full week of September and it has been a fantasic month! We have already had two class rewards and we are close to filling on our Superstar board again!

Library is on Tuesday this week.

This week we will be introduced to a new program from Big Brother's Big Sister's call SNAP!

Friday is Orange shirt day.

Soccer - September 25 MMA1 at Gretna Green - game time 3:30

           September 27 Gretna Green at King St. - game time 3:30

Cross Country - This week's meet is at Gretna Green at 4:00.

Language Arts - This week we are going to learn the routines for the rest of Daily 5: word work, Read to Someone and Listen to Reading. We will also be focusing on ideas for writing.

Math - This week will continue to learn different ways to represent numbers.

Social Studies - We will be learning all about "Orange Shirt" Day and we will be beginning our Unit on Soils,

Let's have another Superstar Week!

 

 

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather on the weekend!! This week is the beginning of the Terry Fox Spare Change drive. We have a spare change container in our classroom for anyone who wants to donate. Our Terry Fox walk will be Friday afternoon at 1:30.

Also this week is our Walking School Bus!! Thursday morning, everyone is encouraged to meet us at the Northumberland Square Mall to walk to school. You must have an adult to walk with you!

On Monday we will have our 15 minute free time reward for filling our Superstar board again.  You are proofing that you know how to be great listeners! Well done Superstars.

Language Arts - This week we will continue to work on our Daily 5 routines. We will continue to work on Read to Self, Work on Writing and we will be adding Word Work.

Math - We will continue to work on Representing Numbers in Different Ways.

Social Studies - We will continue to get prepared for the Gretna Green "Student Vote".

Let's have another Superstar week!!

Posted: September 12, 2018

A reminder to students and parents that tomorrow, Thursday, September 13 is Meet the Teacher Night at 6:00 in our school cafeteria and Friday, September 14 is Picture Day!!

Posted: September 9, 2018

Welcome back Superstars. We had a fabulous first week of school. This week we will continue to fill up our Superstar Board. We are still working on "Being A Good Listener" and "Lining Up".

There are a few things ahead of this week. Picture day is Friday, make sure you wear your picture best smile. There will also be a practice fire drill on Tuesday morning and remember that we are trying to fill up the school Bucketfilling board with acts of kindness for #Becca Told Me to day.

Our Gretna Green breakfast program will be opening this week.

Soccer starts this week for Grades 4 and 5. Practice is Wednesday September 12 from 2:30 to 3:30. Make sure you have a drive home after practice.

Crosscountry starts this week too for grade 3, 4 and 5.  Practice is Tuesday afterschool from 2:30-3:30 .Make sure you have a drive home after practice.

Language Arts - This week we will be slowly learning the steps to our Daily 5 routines. We will be practicing Read to Self, Work on Writing and working on our word list.

Math - We will be learning how to represent numbers in words and the standard form.

Social Studies - We will be starting our unit on "Students Vote" that will get us prepared to vote on election day.

Science - We will be doing a STEM Challenge on Monday.

Let's have a Superstar week!

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