Friday, March 27, 2020

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” Dorothy Day. A VIDEO message from our family at St. Isabel School to yours.

With love,
Mrs. Boulos

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Good morning sweet students,

Hope you're enjoying reading about each other in the PADLET, exploring math through the new website Knowledgehook and making your favourite google slides.

I wanted to let you know that John Spencer (best-selling educational author) is releasing a FREE chapter a day children's book for middle schoolers called The Awesomely Awkward Adventures of Super Pizza 🍕!
This audio or text book will be a way to help you have a much needed escape to have fun, get silly, and play. Each day, he is releasing a new chapter with text and audio, along with a discussion questions! 
You'll find that book in the new Boulos Reading Workspace in Hapara.
Make sure to check the spelling quiz in your Language folder in Hapara to involve parents if they are interested to work on some spelling words while at home. Get your parent to test you when you're ready :)
Have fun,
Mrs. Boulos

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Good morning boys and girls,

This is my Wednesday post and I just can't get enough of talking to you! Thank you for all the emails and well wishes you and your parents have been sending my way, I feel blessed!

I'm excited to share the new math website under the name KNOWLEDGEHOOK that I recently discovered. It's a lot of fun and counts as a fresh new challenge!

Click on this LINK for you to go and sign up for that website. Follow the 4 easy steps and you're in :)

Let me know if you have any questions and how much you like it!

P.S. Don't forget the padlet in the new Language folder in Hapara workspace if you haven't already shared your journal.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Make sure to check your new language folder in Hapara. There's a padlet waiting for you there with an awesome writing activity. Have fun!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Good morning eagles of St. Isabel,

I hope this message finds you well, both physically and mentally. I know this March break may not have been what you had hoped for or had planned. I hope you and your family are doing well and I look forward to when we can return to school and we can do some math and language together.

Please remember the health and well-being of you and your family is your FIRST priority. Secondly, I would love to hear from you. I feel sad that I can’t see all of you for another 2 weeks. If you can send me a quick email letting me know how you are doing I would really appreciate it. Can you also let me know how your computer/ internet access is at home? 
Lastly, I will be posting some grade 4/5 math to our Hapara Workspace and your Google Drives. I will be adding various resources on our class blog as well. Remember you have access to Razkids, Mathletics and Read Theory at all times. Please feel free to check as often as you can during our time apart. I completely understand that you might not be able to do any math or language during this time and there will not be any assessment on what I post when you return to school. 

I miss you and look forward to returning to school.
Sending thoughts and prayers,
Mrs. Boulos

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Dear parents,

Please watch this video on ARITHMETIC by Math Antics as it teaches Grades 4 & 5 students the meanings of sum, difference, product, quotient, inverse operation and commutative property.

Thank you!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Here's the VIDEO for our Grade 4 Christmas Dance of 
"O Come All Ye Faithful"
Better late than never :)

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Dear parents,

Happy New Year 2020!!!!

Please read this LETTER carefully for important
details on our January Language/Math Project!

Thanks a million,

Mrs. Boulos

Monday, December 2, 2019

We would like to officially welcome Mr. Wiliston Mason and Ms. Melissa Kerr, our new student teachers in 2nd year at Ottawa University. I am so proud of our school community for inviting them into their classrooms. Mr. Mason will be working with the Grade 5s in the morning, while Ms. Kerr will be teaching the Grade 4s in the afternoon. Their practicum stretches from today Monday, December 2nd, 2019 to Friday, January 24th, 2020.
Data Management in Grade 4:

– collect data by conducting a survey
– collect and organize discrete primary data and display the data in charts, tables, and graphs
– read, interpret, and draw conclusions from primary data and secondary data including stem-and-leaf plots and double bar graphs
– demonstrate, through investigation, an understanding of median, mode and range

Data Management in Grade 5:

– distinguish between discrete data and continuous data
– collect data by conducting a survey or an experiment to do with themselves, their environment, issues in their school or community, or content from another subject, and record observations or measurements;
– calculate the mean for a small set of data and use it to describe the shape of the data set across its range of values, using charts, tables, and graphs
– compare similarities and differences between two related sets of data, using a variety of strategies
– read, interpret, and draw conclusions from primary data and secondary data including stem-and-leaf plots and double bar graphs