Welcome to Grade 4

Welcome to Grade 4

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Gr. 4 updates

Twin Day

Dress up like someone else.
Thursday, Nov. 22nd

Pajama Day

Let's be cozy as the cold weather hits.  
Students may dress in their pajamas on Friday, November 23rd


As the field trips keep coming we are also working hard on keeping the fees down.  Fundraising helps this.
Poinsettia Fundraiser
Change of date:
Forms and money due by Thursday, November 22rd
If you did not receive a form please go online and order there.  www.kamloopsschoolofthearts.growingsmilesfundraising.com 
Just have your child bring the money in with his/her name attached.

Order Pickup: Thursday, Dec. 6th between 2:30pm-4:30pm
We need a couple parent volunteers to help out sorting and organizing orders that day.  Please let me know if you are available in the afternoon.

Santa Pictures
Pod 2 is organizing Santa pictures, again this year.  However we are only offering digital copies.  Mr. Macfarlane and his techie students are helping out with this and editing with cool backgrounds.  We also have an amazing Santa who is volunteering his time!  This is an opportunity for your child to fundraise for the class but also get their friends together and take a picture with Santa.  If your child did not come home with a form, I do have extra copies.  $10 a copy and please do not wear green.  Pictures are being taken Friday, Nov. 30th.

Field Trips

Elf the Musical- Nov. 29th- $10 Green forms due ASAP

Grinch Movie at the Cineplex Odeon- Dec. 17th - $5.00.  
Our fundraising account will be covering the bus which is $2.50 

Scholastics Orders due Dec. 1st (online or paper)

Friday, 9 November 2018

Poinsettia Fundraiser

We will be going on many fieldtrips this year.  All come at a cost.  It's an important part of our curriculum as it gets students out of the classroom and stimulates their learning with hands on learning, etc. 

A couple of weeks ago a form came home for our Poinsettas Fundraiser to help with the costs of these fieldtrips.  Please ask family and friends if they would like some holiday arrangements for Christmas. 

These forms and money are due: November 22nd (Thursday).  All cash and cheques need to be handed in.  To place an order you can go online or hand in the paper form.  Our team site is: https://kamloopsschoolofthearts.growingsmilesfundraising.com/

Delivery Date is Thursday, Dec. 6th and Friday, Dec. 7th

Thank you for your support.

Saturday, 3 November 2018


Dates to Remember:

November 12th- Remembrance Day Observed- No School

November 13th- Pod 2 Showcase on Salmon.  2:30pm in KSA gym.  This is an opportunity for students to showcase their learning through the arts in an informal setting.  It will only be about 30 minutes in length. It is important for all students to participate, as it is a part of their art mark for report cards.  We really hope all of you can make it!

November 17th- PAC Craft Fair.  Gr. 4's have paired up with their little buddies (K's) to make a couple of items to sell at the craft fair.  Please come out and support KSA.

November 22nd- Twin Day.  Dress the same as another.

End of October

Week of Fun!

Our field trip to Pete Murray's Farm was a fun event.  The weather cooperated and students were engaged in discovering and exploring the property.  We fed the sheep corn, rode on a tractor, picked the perfect pumpkin and took a walk down by the river to look at the decomposing salmon.  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered and drove out to support us.

Halloween was a monstrous day!  We sang "The Monster Mash" and "This is Halloween" and danced to "Thriller".  Students guessed the monster part by reaching in a bag and using their touch sense.  In the afternoon, we watched "Monsters University".  This allowed us to think more creatively and brainstorm about adding more detail to our own monster creations in creative writing.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Stop, Drop and Read!


We had 20 minutes of engaged and purposeful reading this morning with our Halloween/Monster books and flashlights.  It was amazing to see them use the flashlights to guide their reading and help them work on fluency and expression.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Salmon Run Success

The Salmon Run was an amazing day.  Students explored the river bank where they witnessed salmon working their way up the river, male salmon fighting for female mates, eggs in the stream and a closeup of many red sockeye salmon.  We had discussions of the differences between males and females and how the forest and ecosytem contributes to the success of  the salmon spawning.  It was just great to get outside, explore our local environment and breathe in some fresh air.  This inspired us to continue our learning about these amazing fish.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

October updates

October Updates:

Thursday, October 18th- Salmon Run Field Trip
- Please wear a jacket, walking shoes or boots (toque and mittens optional)
- Please also bring a lunch and water bottle (hot lunch will be available at site)

Friday, October 19th- Pro-D day- no school

Friday, October 26th- Denim Day- wear as much denim to school as possible.  Please Participate as the class with the highest participation rate by the end of January (this will be approx. 5-8 spirit days) will win a pizza party for their class.

Tuesday, October 30th- Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Wednesday, October 31st - Halloween.  Dress up is allowed as long as no masks, weapons or gore.   Also that day students do have dance and PE so please dress appropriately.  The afternoon will be dedicated to a party with games and treats.  If you wish to bring in a treat please let me know.  Not too many sweets please.

Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

This week we have been preparing for the FSA's.  Students have been trying the practice FSA's on line and on paper.  Next week we will be starting the official FSA and it is extrememly important that all students attend.  This assessment is province wide for Grades 4 and 7.  It focuses on reading, writing and numeracy.  The information from the assessment is given to the school and parents.  We use this information to provide support for students in the coming years.  An informative handout will be coming home soon, as well check out the website.  Students may also practice the samples at home.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact myself or Ms. Griffith.