Mr. Glazier Notes

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Posted: October 17, 2017

Welcome back to another week in 4FI Glazier. Cool weather is upon us. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for their chilly morning recesses.

Reminders:

  • Picture retakes on Wednesday, October 18th. The form that was sent home is due before Wednesday.

French - Daily work consist of word work, reading, and writing. Students continue to draft a descriptive writing piece on a person of interest. Students are in the process of self-correcting. Next students will correct with a partner before submitting it to myself for correction and final copy. Comprehension tasks take part on Friday’s.

Math – We continue to work on 3 and 4 digit subtraction, and are currently reviewing the 5 multiplication facts. Unfinished work will be sent home. Please notify me if you wish to have any additional works sent home to practice.

Social Studies – We are learning about physical characteristics throughout the various geographic regions of Canada. Students will be choosing a province/territory of their choice Friday in preparation for their in house project.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. I will respond via phone call as promptly as I can. Let’s have a great week! Cheers :)

Posted: October 10, 2017

Welcome back to another week in 4FI Glazier. I trust everyone enjoyed their long weekend and had their fill of turkey.

Reminders:

  • Please check reading bag nightly for notices, information, and homework (due on Friday’s)

  • Read nightly for 10-15 minutes

  • Fire Safety presentation on Thursday from 9-10 a.m.

French - Daily work consist of word work, reading, and writing. Students continue to draft a descriptive writing piece on a person of interest. This week’s focus will be to draft a conclusion. Next week, students will first self-correct their assignments, and then correct with a partner before submitting it to myself for correction and final copy.

Math – This week’s focus will be to correct all classwork from last week and move on to 3 and 4 digit subtraction. Unit test next Friday. We will review the 4 multiplication facts. Unfinished work will be sent home.

Social Studies – We are exploring the provinces and territories of Canada along with capital cities. In the coming weeks, we will be learning about physical characteristics, climatic and vegetative zones, regions, habitats, government, and symbols of Canada. Later, students will conduct a research project of a given province and/or territory. Details to follow in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. I will respond via phone call as promptly as I can. Let’s have a great week! Cheers :)

 

Posted: October 2, 2017

Welcome back to another week in 4FI Glazier and our first week of October. It was great to see our students participate in Orange Shirt Day and our Terry Fox walk last Friday.

A reminder that next Monday is Thanksgiving weekend. There will be NO school on the 9th.

French - Daily work consist of word work, reading, and writing. Students continue to draft a descriptive writing piece on a person of interest. Last week student’s wrote and introduction and 1st paragraph describing their chosen person. This week’s focus will be tastes/preferences, and what makes them special. Vocabulary quiz on Friday.

Please note that the expectation as well is to read 10-15 minutes every night as homework. There will be evenings where your child will have the same book for consecutive nights. Doing so enables students to re-read and master the book. Books sent home have been rehearsed in class.

Math - We will be learning strategies to add 3 and 4 digits i.e. read from right to left, placing additions vertically, etc. Next week will be subtraction. Practice sheets will be sent home. We continue to review our 2 and 4 multiplication facts. We are slowly progressing with the 5 family. Expectation is up to 8x8 in Gr.4. Students will also practice writing numbers 20-30. Quiz on Friday. Unfinished work will be sent home.

Social Studies - We will be quickly reviewing the province of New Brunswick (major cities, geographical features, population, flag, urban vs rural areas, water ways, etc.). From there, we will be exploring the provinces and territories of Canada. Later, students will conduct a research project of a given province and/or territory. Details to follow in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. I will respond via phone call as promptly as I can. Let’s have a great week! Cheers :)

Posted: September 25, 2017

Welcome back to another week in 4FI Glazier. I trust everyone enjoyed our first weekend of fall.

Please note:

- Wednesday will be a half day. Student dismissal will take place at 11:15.

- Library will be open for student visits starting Tuesday.

- End-of-the-month assembly will take place Thursday at 10:15

- There will be no breakfast program on Friday.

- Friday is also Orange Shirt Day and our Terry Fox Walk. Our walk will take place at 1:30 p.m.

French - Daily work consist of word work, reading, and writing. Students continue to draft a descriptive writing piece on a person of interest. Students will express in writing the interest and tasks of their chosen subjects. Vocabulary quiz on Friday.

Please note that the expectation as well is to read 10-15 minutes every night as homework. There will be evenings where your child will have the same book for consecutive nights. Doing so enables students to re-read and master the book. Books sent home have been rehearsed in class.

Math - Students continue to learn about place value. This week’s focus will be Venn Diagrams. We have also reviewed our 2 and 4 multiplication facts. This week we will practice the 5s. Expectation is up to 8x8 in Gr.4. Practice sheets will be sent home. Students will also practice writing numbers 20-30. Quiz on Friday. Unfinished work will be sent home.

Health – We have completed our first unit. This week will serve as a review. Next week we will begin Social Studies.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. I will respond via phone call as promptly as I can. Let’s have a great week! Cheers :)

Posted: September 18, 2017

Welcome back to another week in 4FI Glazier. Saturday was “Becca Told Me So” day. I trust everyone was able to do a good deed over the weekend.

Please note:

- I will be away on Wednesday. Mr. D. Gay will be in to replace me. I will be back in class on Thursday.

- Tuesday will be picture day. Individual and class photos will be taken.

- Wednesday students will practice bus evacuation procedures.

- Friday is our walking school bus. Everyone is encouraged to meet at Northumberland Square mall to walk to school. Staff and students will be leaving the mall at 7:30 a.m.

French - Our routine has been established. Daily work consist of word work, reading, and writing. For the month of September, students will be focused on writing a descriptive writing piece on a person of interest. Throughout, students will learn various traits and build their vocabulary.

The expectation as well is to read 10-15 minutes every night as homework. There will be evenings where your child will have the same book for consecutive nights. Doing so enables students to re-read and master the book. Books sent home have been rehearsed in class.

Math - Students are learning about place value. This week’s focus will be to compare, order, and distinguish numbers (i.e. greater than, less than, etc.) Unfinished work will be sent home. I also encourage students to also review and practice saying and writing their numbers up to one hundred in French.

Likewise, 10 minutes is schedule every class to review multiplication. Last week we reviewed the 2 family. This week we will look at the 4’s. Please practice at home. The expectation for Gr 4 is up to 8x8.

Health - This week will serve as a review of material covered. Students will create a poster indicating 3 positive things i.e. words of encouragement, being thankful, etc.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. I will respond via phone call as promptly as I can. Let’s have a great week! Cheers :)

Posted: September 15, 2017

*** Picture day will be Tuesday, September 19th***

*** Walking School Bus Friday, September 22nd***

*** PL Day for teachers. 1/2 for students Wednesday, September 27th***

*** Terry Fox and Orange Shirt Day Friday, September 29th***

 

Posted: September 11, 2017

Welcome back to another week in 4FI Glazier. Our first week back is already in the books. It was fantastic to say the least! I am very impressed with the wealth of French that students have retained over their summer vacation. Routines and norms have been established. I look forward to a wonderful year ahead.

Please note that Fluoride consent forms were sent home on Friday. Please return to school if you have not already done so. Various notes (cafeteria menu, etc.) as well were also placed in your child’s reading bag.

Fire drill and lockdown procedures were reviewed last week and will continue this week. We will have a chance to practice as a school throughout the week.

French - We are in the process of establishing reading levels and groups. Once complete, books will be sent home to be read. The expectation is to read 10-15 minutes every night as homework. Books sent home have been rehearsed prior to being sent home.

Also, we have also begun to write. Last week, we established certain themes and individual words to be rehearsed throughout the week as part of our Daily 5 routine. Our first writing assignment will be an Informative piece. Students will be writing a descriptive writing piece as a final product.

Math - Students are learning about place value. Students are currently reviewing their numbers in French (orally/written). Last week’s assignment was to manipulate large numbers into tables, represent pictorially, and break down into individual strands. This week, we will correct and continue to practice.

Health - We are currently learning about our emotions. Last week’s theme was Appreciation. We learned to be thankful and respectful to others. This week, we will be looking at wants vs needs.

Please note:

  • Meet the teacher Wednesday, Sept 14th at 6 p.m.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. I will respond via phone call as promptly as I can. Let’s have a great week! Cheers :)

 

Posted: September 6, 2017

What a great "back to school" welcome at Gretna Green School. My name is M. Glazier, and I will be teaching your child French this year. The foundation and been laid in grade 3, and students are off to a fantastic start in grade 4.

Positive communication between teachers and parents/guardians is essential. I hope the following information will help you understand certain aspects of your child's academic year.

Teacher Page:

I post frequently on my teacher page, which is located under the “Teacher Page” tab of our school website. Student’s schedules, class assignments, notices, reminders, links, etc. will be updated weekly.

Likewise, it is very important that you verify our school website on a regular basis in order to know what is going on. Many notices, updates, important reminders, etc. are posted daily.

English Language Arts:

English will be taught by Mlle. Savoie for 30 minutes daily.

Book orders:

Scholastic book orders will be sent home once my account have been activated. This is a great opportunity to build your child’s French library. Your orders also help us earn points towards additional browsing box books for our classrooms.

Homework:

I try to keep homework to a minimum. I do, however, encourage your child to read every night in French for 15 minutes. Books will be sent home once I establish their current reading levels. This may take up to a week or two. If work has been assigned, it will be due on Fridays. Any incomplete work will be sent home as well. If you have any questions, please contact me and I will respond via telephone as promptly as possible.

You may prefer your child to divide his/her workload throughout the week as he/she could have activities on certain nights such as: hockey, karate, dance or whatever the case may be. It is up to you! I hope this “homework routine” will be easier to organize your family’s schedule, as we encourage children to get involved in extracurricular activities.

Other information:

  • Please send a note if your child will be absent or when there is a change in the child’s routine. School policy dictates that your child will be sent on the bus if I do not have a note stating that he/she should not “take the bus.”
  • Students may keep a bottle of water. (optional)
  • Treats! Please let me know if there are any food items your child should not eat. Please do not forget that Gretna Green is a peanut free school.
  •  I teach from 8:30-2:30, and committed to school extra-curricular activities on most days. I will respond to messages as promptly as possible.
  • Thank you so much for your cooperation. Your child’s education is at heart.

Let’s work together to make 4 Glazier and the greater Gretna Green community a positive learning environment for all. Cheers!

M. Glazier :)

 

Posted: June 18, 2017

A reminder to parents/guardians that permission slips were due Friday, June 16th for our field trip to unearth a time capsule placed in 1992. We will be leaving the school at 11:45 and travelling by foot to the location between Miramichi Honda and Seamen's Hospital (20 minute walk) to meet up with the Miramichi Heritage Board, past students, various city councilors, and dignitaries. Please ensure students have appropriate footware, water bottles, puffers/epi-pens (if required). We look forward to seeing what burried treasures lie beneath :)

Posted: June 12, 2017

Welcome back to 6, 7, 8 FI Glazier. I trust everyone had an enjoyable weekend. It was a beautiful weekend. Summer is just around the bend J

Please note that this will be the last week for our school breakfast program. There will also be free popcorn for students on Wednesday.

French - All students will be completing their year-end writing pieces this week. Next week will serve as a review of assignments/tasks assigned throughout the year.

Math - Final geometry unit will be completed this week. Students will be building triangles and learning about polygons. Please let me know as well if you wish to have any additional work for your child to complete at home.

Also, Mathletics offers a “Summer Math Challenge” to students over the summer break. If you would like your child to continue to practice, please log in and sign up. The subscription is free. Please refer to the link below:

http://ca.mathletics.com/summermath/

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the school. I will respond promptly via telephone. Let's have a great week at GG!

 

Posted: June 6, 2017

Welcome back to our first full week of June in 6, 7, 8 FI Glazier. Best of luck to students who continue to write provincial and district assessments this week.

Friday, June 9th, the grade 6 and 7s will be travelling to Camp Sheldrake for their year-end field trip. Permission slips have been sent home. If you haven’t already done so, pleasure ensure filed trip permission slips are signed and returned ASAP.

French - Grade 6 will continue will comprehension activities as a follow-up to their assessment. Writing assignment will be geared towards their year in grade 6. The grade 7 student’s focus will be a continuation of their pass tense write-up. Grade 8’s will be writing either about their experience in grade 8 at GG or expectations for gr 9 next year. Comprehension review of verbs covered throughout the year to continue.

Math - Provincial assessment to take place Monday. Following assessment, we will continue with our final geometry unit. Please let me know as well if you wish to have any additional work for your child to complete at home.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the school. I will respond promptly via telephone. Let's have a great week at GG!

Posted: May 31, 2017

Welcome back to our final week of May week in 6, 7, 8 FI Glazier. Best of luck to students who will be writing various assessments this week and next. 

A reminder to everyone that our year end middle level dance will be thus Thursday, June 1st. Dance will be from 6-8.

Friday, June 9th, the grade 6 and 7s will be travelling to Camp Sheldrake for their year-end field trip. Permission slips have been sent home. Please return by Friday, June 2nd.

French - Grade 6 students will focus their attention on reading comprehension this week. Their assessment will take place Friday. The grade 7 student’s focus will be a pass tense write-up. Grade 8’s will continue to draft their letters to the editor. Comprehension review of verbs covered throughout the year to continue. Weekly quizzes will be given.

Math - Angles and Polygons test has been corrected and sent home. This week students will review polygons, and develop formulas to determine perimeter area and volume. Assessment to take place next week. Please let me know as well if you wish to have any additional work for your child to complete at home.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the school. I will respond promptly via telephone. Let's have a great week at GG!

 

Posted: May 24, 2017

Welcome back to another week in 6, 7, 8 FI Glazier. I trust everyone had an enjoyable Victoria Day weekend.

A reminder to students that the sign-in forms for our upcoming dance (June 1st) are due tomorrow. Please return to homeroom.

French - Grade 6 students continue to work on their opinion text. The grade 7 students will finalize their procedural writing assignment this week. Grade 8’s will be drafting their letters to the editor. Comprehension review of verbs covered throughout the year to continue. Weekly quizzes will be given.

Math - Angles and Polygons unit test Friday. Our last unit of study will be Geometry. This week students will construct and compare triangles, regular and irregular polygons, and develop formulas to determine perimeter area and volume. Lessons will continue into next week. Please let me know as well if you wish to have any additional work for your child to complete at home. Please note that our Provincial Numeracy assessment will be administered the 1st week of June.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the school. I will respond promptly via telephone. Let's have a great week at GG!

Posted: May 16, 2017

Welcome back to another week in 6, 7, 8 FI Glazier. Here’s hoping the soggy weather will soon be behind us, so that we can get out and enjoy spring like weather.

Our home & school fundraiser will end this week.  Money raised goes directly back to GG. Please return money and unsold tickets to the office by Thursday.

Guests from the Tim Horton’s Camp will be visiting with students on Wednesday afternoon. They will be doing a variety of activities with our middle level students to recap events held last fall.

French - Grade 6 students continue to work on their opinion text. The grade 7 students continue to finalize their procedural writing assignment. Grade 8’s have completed their interview assignment. Their next assignment will be a letter to the editor. Comprehension review of verbs covered throughout the year to continue. Weekly quizzes will be given.

Math - Angles and Polygons unit is underway. This week students will be learning to measure the sum of interior angles of triangles and quadrilaterals. Please let me know as well if you wish to have any additional work for your child to complete at home.Please note that our Provincial Numeracy assessment will be administered between May 29th- June9th.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the school. I will respond promptly via telephone. Let's have a great week at GG!

Posted: May 9, 2017

Welcome back :) Congratulations to students who participated in the Provincial Drama Festival.

French - Grade 6 students continue to work on their opinion text. The grade 7 students will finalize their procedural writing assignment. Grade 8’s will be filming their interview assignment towards the end of the week. Comprehension review of verbs covered throughout the year to continue. Weekly quizzes will be given.

Math - Angles and Polygons unit is underway. This week students will be learning terms and using protractors to measure angles. Please let me know as well if you wish to have any additional work for your child to complete at home. Please note that our Provincial Numeracy assessment will be administered between May 29th- June9th.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the school. I will respond promptly via telephone. Let's have a great week at GG!

Please note:

- School reopening ceremony Monday at 1:00 pm in the gym. 

- STEM FEST 2017 on Saturday at JMH, starting at 10:00 am. Refer to school website for details.

 

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