Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Service Hours Begin This Term

For many, the concept of service hours is a new one. This post is written to help both students and parents understand how this works.

Grade four students are asked to earn a total of 8 service hours between now and early March. Service hours can be earned at home, school or at church. Regular chores should not be counted as service. Some ideas include gardening, snow removal, washing the car, vacuuming out the car, organizing recycling, child minding, chores over and above ones that are regularly done at home, and helping out at church. There may also be opportunities to earn service hours at school doing small jobs for teachers or picking up garbage outside.

The key is that students need to actively pursue opportunities rather than expect them to materialize.
Every time your child earns an hour of service time please send a note to school so the teachers can track them. We hope that this will help inspire our students to think beyond themselves and seek out opportunities to serve. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.

4S & 4V - French Gesture Practice

Since the beginning of December, grade four students have been learning A LOT of new French vocabulary AND a lot of gestures to help them understand the meaning of the words. To assist students with learning all of the new vocabulary, videos are have been posted on the French blog for them to WATCH AND PRACTICE.

Weekly homework for all grade four French students is a minimum of 30 minutes of gesture practice per week.  It would be helpful if that time were spread over two or three days, rather than one straight half hour of practice.  Parents are asked to note practice times on the monthly calendar in their child's planner AND initial them. Weeks are graded from Thursday to Thursday. Planners will be checked every Thursday morning.

Parents: thank you in advance for your help and support!
Students: keep up the good work, as this will speed up our progress and allow us to start the play, 'Les Trois Petits Cochons!'

4V - Christmas Dress Up

Friday, December 5, 2014

Celebrating an AWESOME Production

A HUGE shout out to Mrs. Mahon and all of the wonderful students and staff for all of their hard work!