Mrs. Simmons Notes

Mrs. Simmons Grade 3/4


Posted: March 18, 2018

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I am so proud of all of you for the hard work you put into your Stem Fair projects.  You also did a super job presenting them to our guests.  Superstars rock!! 

Ms. Valanne and I will be attending a Math PD on Friday so you will have a supply teacher. Also on Friday, there will be a musical presentation in the gym at 10:00.

Language Arts - This week you will be learning about plural nouns and  you have more practice creating fluent sentences.

Math - We are going to start a unit on Fractions this week.

Science - This week we will have a STEM challenge and we will be starting on new unit on Habitats.

Let's have another Superstar Week!

Posted: March 14, 2018

Remember to bring in supplies that you need to finish you Science projects. Our Grade 3-5 Stem/Science Fair is this Friday afternoon at 1:15. Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit and see the hard work out Superstars have been up to.

Welcome back Superstars!! I hope everyone enjoyed their March Break. I can't wait to hear all about your adventures.  Welcome to our Student Intern, Ms. Valanne. We know you will love us and we can't wait to get to know you better.

Most of this week will be spent on preparing for our school Stem/Science Fair on Friday.  Monday you will have your assigned partner and pick out your experiment. The plan was to spend all day Wednesday and Thursday working on your experiment and display board. Due to the potential of a storm day this week, we will spend all day Tuesday working on our projects.  If you have a poster board you can bring it to school on Tuesday.

Tuesday morning we will have a presentation from the  Department Natural Resources.

This month for our Superstar Board we will be practicing PATIENCE. Part of having patience is not interrupting when two people are talking.  As well as having patience with your classmates when something is not going your way.

Math - We will hopefully be finishing our unit on division.

Language Art - We will have one day of Daily Five and spend the rest of the time preparing for the Stem/Science Fair.

Let's have another Superstar Week!!


Posted: February 25, 2018

It is Winterfest Week at Gretna Green and the last week before March break! It is going to be great week! We are participating in outdoor activities tomorrow morning so remember to dress for the weather and bring skates and helmet.

Winterfest Activities -

Monday is Twin Day.

We will be sliding from 9:00-10:00 and Skating from 10:30-11:30.

There will be an Earth Ranger presentation in the afternoon from 1:00 - 2:00.

Tuesday is GG Spirit Day. Show your school spirit by wearing school colors.

Wednesday is Wacky Sock Day.  Wear your wackiest socks for the Sock Hop from 10:00 - 10:45 in the gym.

There is also a free pancake breakfast for all in the morning.

There is NO SCHOOL in the afternoon as there are PD meetings for teachers. Dismissal is at 11:15.

Thursday is Crazy Hat Day.  We will be Snowshoeing from 1:00-2:00.

Fridayis PJ Day. There will be a teacher vs student floor hockey game in the gym at 1:30.

In between all the fun activities we will be finishing up our unit on division and finishing and presenting our Canadian Provinces projects.

Let's have another Superstar week!!



I hope everyone enjoyed their Family Day long weekend.  There are only two weeks left before March Break. 

Congratulations Superstars you have earned a week with No Homework b practicing the words "Excuse Me". Well done!!

Science East will be at Gretna Green this week. On Wednesday and Thursday there will be indivdual class workshops and on Wednesday night Science East will be open to the public in our gymnasium from 6:00- 7:30.

Language Arts - This week we will be learning about plural nouns.

Math - We will be learning about division and Grade 4 will be learning about division with a remainder.

Social Studies - We will be finishing up our Canadian Provinces projects so they are ready to present next week.

Let's have another Superstar week!!

Posted: February 11, 2018

Happy Valentine's Week ...on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, we will have a short celebration from 1:15 - 1:50. You will have an opportunity to exchange valentines with your classmates and celebrate this special day.

Remember to keep studying your 6 and 7 times table.

Girl's Basketball - Last week's jamboree has been re-scheduled to this Thursday. All games are at King Street school.  Our girls play at 3:30 and 7:30.

Boy's Basketball - Boys have a game on Tuesday @ Max Aitken. Game time is 3:45.  The boys will also be attending the Jamboree on Thursday. Boys games are at 3:30 and 5:30.

Our Supestar board is almost full.  We will be able to pick out a new reward this week. Many of you are starting to use the words "Excuse Me" more oftern.  Great work!!

Language Arts - This week we will be working on Sentence Fluency.

Math - Our storms day last week put us a bit behind so we will finish working on multiplication of two digits by one and strategies for the six and seven times table.  We will also be starting division this week.

Social Studies - We will continue working on our Canadian Provinces projects.

Let's have another Superstart week.

Posted: February 4, 2018

Here comes February and all the fun that comes with it. Valentine's day is only 9 days away! I will be sending home a class list in case you want to prepare Valentine Cards for your classmates.

We will be moving on to the 6 and 7 times table in our homework this month.

Monday afternoon there will be an Earth Rangers presentation in the gym.

Basketball this week - there is a jamboree for both boys and girls on Thursday at King St. Elementary School. Girls play at 3:30 and 7:30 and boys play at 3:30 and 5:30.

Big congratulations go out to ALL our SUPERSTARS!! You did an awesome job competing in the Arcademic Cup.  I am very proud of you.  Unfortunately I don't think we won any prizes but our top 10 class list for points was... 1. Elias 2. Michael 3. Cohen 4. Kaden 5. Caleb. 6. Mirinda 7. Gracie 8. Alexander 9. Trenton 10. Luke

Language Arts - We are going to finish being Vowel Detectives.  Last week we didn't have a chance to finish.

Math - We are going to finish multiplication and start looking at division.

Social Studies - We are going to continue to work on our Canadian Province Projects.

Science - We have another STEM Challenge we are going to attempt this week called "Puff Mobile"

Let's have another Superstar Week!

Wow, the last week in January...this month flew right by. I hope everyone had a great weekend. The Arcademic Cup take places this week on Thursday and Friday.  To get points for the Cup you have to play Grand Prix Multiplication during these two days.  We will devote some school time for this and if you have an opportunity to play at home that will help you get more points too!  We are going to plan to skate again on Thursday afternoon if the weather and rink conditions permit.

Language Arts - This week we will be Word Dectives searching for vowel sounds.  Each day we will work with a different vowel sound.

Math - This week we will learn how to double the 3 times table to get answers for th 6 times table. We will also be learning what multiples are and we will continue learning how to multiply two digit numbers by a one digit number.

Social Studies - We will complete our research on our Provinces and begin to prepare our presentations.

Let's have another Superstar week!

Posted: January 24, 2018

Please note that we will not be going skating on Thursday afternoon due to ice conditions. We will pick another day next week to go.

Welcome to another great week in GG3/4 SS. We are still working on saying "excuse me" when we need to interrupt two people who are talking.  I have seen many of you putting this manner into practice...well done! We are going to try to go skating on Thursday afternoon if the rink and weather permits. A note will be sent home to inform your parents.

Girls basketball this week..we have a Jamboree at Dr. Losier. Our games times are 3:30 and 5:30.

Boy's basketball this week.. King St. play Gretna Green @GG on Tuesday at  3:45

Language Arts - This week we will be focusing on reading comprehension activities and long and short vowel searches. 

Math - Grade 3 students will continue working on multiplication facts to 5 and Grade 4 students will be learning how to multiply two digit numbers.  We will also review how to use doubling to figure out a multiplication fact.

Social Studies - We are going to start learning facts about our province of New Brunswick. This will help prepare us for our group projects on the Canadian projects.

Let's have another Superstar Week!

We have another great week ahead of us Superstars!!  Hopefully the weather will co-operate and we will be able to get outside and enjoy fresh air. Remember that we are working on saying "Excuse Me" if you interrupt two people talking.  We did a good job with this last week.  I will be checking in on our rink and planning a time for us to skate.  Hopefully this week! 

Boy's basketball this week is at Metepenagiag. Game time was 3:45

Girl's basketball this is at Max Aitken. Game time 3:45

Hackmatack will resume this Tuesday at 1:00.

Language Arts - This week we will be learning about homonyms and working with long and short vowels sounds.

Math - We will have a test on adding and subtracting larger numbers on Monday. Tuesday we will start a new unit on Multiplication and Division.

Social Studies - We are going to start a unit on Canadian Provinces.

Let's have another SUPERSTAR week!!

Happy New Year Superstars and Welcome Back!!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas holidays.  Welcome to our two new students who will be joining us on Tuesday.  We look forward to meeting you.  Remember to continue to dress for the weather. There is lots of fun snow to play in when it warms up more, but you will need snowpants, hat and mitts to enjoy it!  Our GG rink is up and going. Once it is cleared off from the last storm we will plan a time to go skating.  You have had a nice long break from homework so guess what....Homework will start again right away and so will our weekly multiplication quizzes.  The focus of our SUPERSTAR board is trying not to interrupt when two people are talking.

Language Arts - This we will be focusing on the Writing Trait on Organization. We will continue our Daily 5 routine.

Math - We will review subtraction with large numbers and get ready for a test on this next week.  Also we will continue with Reflex, Mathletics and look at a new trial website we have for a month called Arcademics.  There is a competion with this website  called the "Arcademic Cup" will be discussing.

Heath - We will finish writing and recording our projects on Healthy Kids.

Let's have our first Superstar week of 2018!




Posted: December 17, 2017

Merry Christmas my Superstars!! Only 4 and half days left until Christmas holidays begin.  Friday is a half day of school. Dismissal is at 11:00.

This week is Christmas Spirit Week at Gretna Green and everyday has a theme.

Monday is Christmas Hat Day.

Tuesday is Twin Day.

Wednesday is Ugly Chrismtas Sweater Day.

Thursday is Jersey Day.

Friday is PJ Day!  Also on Friday there will be a student\teacher basketball game. Go teachers!

Amongst all this fun we will still be working on our Daily 5, Subtracting Large Numbers and our Healthy Kids projects.  We will probably find some time to do Christmas Art as well!

Let's have our last Superstar week of 2017!


Posted: December 10, 2017

The count down continues my Superstars!! Only two weeks of school left until Christmas holidays!!  Unfortunately I am not feeling well enough to be with you at school on Monday but hopefully I will be back on Tuesday. You guys sure know how to make your teacher feel loved. The cards you made for me were fantasic. They brought happy tears to my eyes!! Thank you!

Congratulations to Rhylee on reaching 100% Fluency with Addition and Subtraction...and congratulations to both Alexander and Evan who both reached 100% fluency in Multiplication and Division. I will take your pictures and tweet them out when I return. 

Monday you will have rehearsal for the Christmas Concert. Remember if you have Reindeer ears and sunglasses bring them in as soon as possible.

Our Christmas concert will take place on Thursday morning at 10:00.  Make sure your parents know so they can come watch the songs you have been working so hard on!!

...oh yes...there will be no more homework or multiplication quizzes until after Christmas...Merry Christmas!

Language Arts - this week we will be working on Christmas Language Arts activities.

Math - We will work on subtracting big numbers.

Health - We are going continue looking at Personal Hygene and exercise this week.

I know it is going to be another SUPERSTAR week!

Posted: December 3, 2017

The count down is on...only three more weeks of school until Christmas holidays!! You can feel the excitment in the air.  Remember that we are still focusing on "Choosing Nice".  This is a great skill to practice for anytime of year but an especially good to practice a Christmas.  I wonder when our class elf will show up!? 

Basketball for Grade 4/5 girls this week is a practice after school on Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30. The game that was on the schedule was cancelled. I'm not certain what the boys schedule is.

On Monday we will get to see the dress rehearsal for the play that the Drama Club has been working hard on. This will take place in the gym at 10:00.

Language Arts - This week we will continue working on Quoatation Marks and we will be doing a few Christmas activities.

Math - This week we will be learning mental math strategies to subtract large numbers.

Health - This week we will be focusing on Personal Hygene and Exercise.

Let's have another Superstar week!!