Div. 4 – E. Marley /J. Labelle

Welcome to Division 4

Mrs. Marley teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.   Mrs. Labelle teaches on Thursdays and Fridays.
Division 4 Timetable.

Mrs Marley is in the school all week, both as vice-principal and working with ELL (ESL) students, so is available if you have questions or should need to meet with her. A good time to meet with both teachers would be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, either before or after school.

IMPORTANT ANAPHYLAXIS INFORMATION:

We are an allergy aware school. In our class we have one student with allergies which are a life threatening medical concern. We ask families to please consider these allergies when making lunches/snacks or sending in treats to the class. The allergies are to peanuts*. If students bring any of these items in their lunch we ask that they eat at the table outside our classroom in Pod A. If there are no other students at the table that day they are welcome to take a friend to eat with them. Students are asked to wash their hands well after eating any of these items. Thank you for your consideration when sending food to school.

*Tree Nuts include: Almond, Brazil nut, Cashew, Coconut, Filbert, Hazelnut, Macadamia nut, Pecan, Pine nut, Pistachio, and Walnut
Chestnuts are included so must not be picked up or collected during the fall.
*All of the students are expected to wash their hands and their desks after eating their lunch.

PARENT / GUARDIAN INFORMATION

We will be doing most of our communication with you through email. Please ensure that your email address is kept up to date with our classroom. We will be sending home a form in early September for you to complete so we have access to classroom emails.

Guidelines for Success:

We spent time discussing what we had to do to be successful at school. We came up with 20 ideas and then worked hard to narrow it down to just the top 5. We realized that everything we were talking about came back to Respecting ourselves and others. You can view our Guidelines for Success poster here, or print a copy to keep at home. We are reviewing and working with these work habits during the year.

Our other ideas were: be kind to others; try your best/hardest; be helpful; wait your turn; only write on paper (appropriate materials); raise your hand; answer; hands to yourself; look at the speaker; be honest with yourself.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Check out TumbleBooks:

Mr. Ritchie, our librarian, has shown us how to access the TumbleBooks library – a wonderful resource of e-books that are available through our own library website.

Simply go to the header ‘Our School’ and click on Library.  Click on ‘Tumblebooks and more’ under ‘Other resources’.

Both ‘TumbleBooks’ (mainly picture books) and ‘TumbleBookCloud’ (longer stories) contain a large selection of books.  Some are available to listen to on-line, while others can simply be read on-line.  This is a great resource to add variety and choices for reading at home.

The Ministry of Education divides Language Arts into three main strands:

– Oral Language (speaking and listening)

– Reading and Viewing

– Writing and Representing

To learn more about the BC English Language Arts program (IRP) please use this link:

div_4_language_arts   (Grade 4)

Click on the links below to get more information about our programs:

Words Their Way  – informational letter for parents and guardians

MATH
Here are some websites to consider this year for extra practice with math facts and problem solving:

SCIENCE