Hello Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to one of the busiest months of the year - December! December is always such a busy month, both for you at home and here in the classroom. We are finishing up with Term 1 projects and having some fun making holiday gifts and decorating the classroom and halls of the school. "Oh the weather outside is frightful" as the old Christmas song goes - and this year is not different. It is very important that children come dressed for the weather - appropriate outdoor clothing & footwear - because most days we will be outside at recess and lunch and it's important they come equipped for the weather. 

This homework page is intended as a "quick check" resource for students and families is students are away from school. It is updated daily (at the end of the day) and will show anything that has been written into the agendas, as well as some upcoming activities.   

If your child is away sick for an extended period, please contact me for work to be sent home. The items listed below are only the "homework" - it doesn't include any work done in class and not given as homework. 

I have attached to the bottom of the page the spelling "No Excuse Words" list and a couple of math sites to help students practise their addition facts to 20. If you know of any other fun sites, please let me know.  I will also add a couple of worksheets that can be used for timed "mad minutes" if you wish to use them. Check back later this week.

The best way to contact with me (or Ms. Gill should you need to) is via email (shelley_jones@sd33.bc.ca, jasjit_gill@sd33.bc.ca). Please note that during the day I rarely check my email. If you need to get in touch during the day, please call the office and leave a message (604-794-7124).

Read the page carefully with your parents and tell me the answer the question that is posed.

DAILY HOMEWORK (updated daily) - Week of  December 5 - December 9, 2022

Monday, December 5 

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - do 1 page. We are all doing Christmas words this week and have various pages of activities to help learn the spellings.
  • Socials project - due Wednesday
  • Math - finish addition pages (for a few students)
  • Canned Food Drive - continues until December 15 - bring in non-perishable food items for the food bank.
  • Wilma's Transition House fundraiser - bring in money donations for families in need  
  • Gym tomorrow
  • Practise addition and subtraction facts (play games)
  • Hoops of Ham - lunchtime next Monday; bring in your money - maximum $2.00 (50 cents gets you 5 basketball free throws)
  • Spirit Week - Ugly Sweater or Green & Red day tomorrow

Tuesday, December 6

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - do 1 page. We are all doing Christmas words this week and have various pages of activities to help learn the spellings.
  • Socials project - due tomorrow
  • Canned Food Drive - continues until December 15 - bring in non-perishable food items for the food bank.
  • Wilma's Transition House fundraiser - bring in money donations for families in need  
  • Practise addition and subtraction facts (play games)
  • Spirit Week - Dress like a teacher day tomorrow
  • Hoops of Ham - lunchtime next Monday; bring in your money - maximum $2.00 (50 cents gets you 5 basketball free throws)

Wednesday, December 7

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - do 1 page. We are all doing Christmas words this week and have various pages of activities to help learn the spellings.
  • Canned Food Drive - continues until December 15 - bring in non-perishable food items for the food bank.
  • Wilma's Transition House fundraiser - bring in money donations for families in need  
  • Practise addition and subtraction facts (play games)
  • Spirit Week - Decades Day (pick a decade)
  • Hoops of Ham - lunchtime next Monday; bring in your money - maximum $2.00 (50 cents gets you 5 basketball free throws)
  • Gym tomorrow
  • Library tomorrow

Thursday, December 8

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Spelling - do 1 page. We are all doing Christmas words this week and have various pages of activities to help learn the spellings. Test tomorrow (PLEASE bring your duotang)
  • Canned Food Drive - continues until December 15 - bring in non-perishable food items for the food bank.
  • Wilma's Transition House fundraiser - bring in money donations for families in need  
  • Practise addition and subtraction facts (play games)
  • Spirit Week - City (fancy) or Country (like cowboys & cowgirls)
  • Hoops of Ham - lunchtime next Monday; bring in your money - maximum $2.00 (50 cents gets you 5 basketball free throws)

Friday, December 9

  • Read 15 minutes (minimum) - record on Star Reader pages at front of agenda
  • Canned Food Drive - continues until December 15 - bring in non-perishable food items for the food bank.
  • Wilma's Transition House fundraiser - bring in money donations for families in need  
  • Practise addition and subtraction facts (play games)
  • Hoops of Ham - lunchtime on Monday; bring in your money - maximum $2.00 (50 cents gets you 5 basketball free throws)

Your Question - When does your family put up the Christmas tree?

Our Classroom

In December...

Math - We finish addition and subtraction and turn our attention to learning to tell time (analog and digital).

Language Arts - We continue with reading strategies (connecting, visualizing, questioning, summarizing) - using them in our reading to improve the understanding of what we are reading. We are practise our oral skills through class/partner discussions and sharing of completed work. We continue to practise various writing strategies to work toward powerful writing. Each week students continue working on a spelling program. The spelling program meets the student at the level they are at to help improve their spelling abilities. Most of the spelling program is done at home (10 minutes/night).

Socials - We will be finishing the regions of Canada projects. 

Science - Students are working through a unit about biomes with Ms. Gill. They are completing the unit by creating a biome board game.   

French - We continue our journey into French learning the alphabet, greetings, days of the week, months of the year, numbers 0-31, and colours. Also learning some Christmas vocabulary.

Social and Personal Responsibilities - Students have class jobs that they are responsible for and do on a daily basis. We will also be looking at goals - both short term (for the remainder of this term) and longer term (for the full year).


IMPORTANT DATES

Nov 21 - Dec 13 - Monetary Donations for families in need around community (Wilma's Transition House)

Dec 1 - 15 - Canned Food Drive

Dec 6 - Ugly Sweater or green & red day

Dec 7 - Dress like a teacher day

Dec 8 - Decades Day (pick any decade)

Dec 9 - City & Country Day

Dec 12 - Hoops for Hams - our class goes at lunch to try for more chances to win - 50 cents for 5 chances; max. $2.00

Dec 16 - Last day before Holiday break

Dec 16 - Casual Friday

Dec 16 - Jan 2 - Holiday Break

Jan 3 - School re-opens