Spelling quiz tomorrow!

Students who do not get perfect on their “mock test” should study their spelling words for the quiz tomorrow. That is the only homework for tonight.


The spelling mock tests have been handed out and students should have put them in their homework duotangs.

Homework – September 12

This is due on Thursday! Imagine the perfect school. What would you most like to learn at the school? What would your classroom look like? What would the school look like? How would you learn? Who would teach you?

Tonight’s assignment is to use the two page worksheet to invent your idea of the perfect learning experience at school.

Monday homework!

Students have a red duotang for storing their homework. Tonight students are to create a word find puzzle using the words on the worksheet now in their red homework duptang. It’s due Tuesday morning!


The class will have homework most nights, except on Fridays. Sometimes the homework will be on a worksheet, sometimes it will use this blog, sometimes it will involve one or more of the set of Google apps that the school district provides students for free (with signed permission forms from parents)

Tonight’s homework:

Write about a time you learned something exciting – outside of school! Don’t correct any mistakes. Try to do the best writing you can right out of your head and onto the paper! The worksheet that was handed out for homework explains more.

Welcome back to our learning community…

Your future begins today.

How will you make it happen?

Class photo day is Monday!


Student-Led Conferences are next Thursday!

On Thursday, April 27th, our students will welcome parents into the classroom to tour some of the work they have done recently. The conferences will be organized as an “Open House”. Between 1:00 and 5:00 parents are invited to “drop in” with their child. All of our classroom parents are invited to come with their child whenever it is convenient. Once here, the student will lead the parent in a number of learning activities. The idea is give parents a small taste of an average day in the class. It should be fun, as well as informative. Join us!

Trying to take notes from a paragraph you’re reading?

Here are some easy suggestions for finding the key points in a paragraph.  

Key points can be turned into notes!

A song about measuring perimeter and area? Sure, why not!

Zach King on April Fool’s Day…

What do you get when you combine 150+ students…

… many weeks of hard work, a child’s natural curiosity, and a wealth of questions?


You are invited to come to the Margaret Jenkins gym on Tuesday (from 9:50 to 2:15) and
enjoy over 150 displays of kid-made science experiments during our exciting all-school science themed extravaganza.  

Throughout the day classes, parents and members of the greater community will be coming to tour the displays and meet our student scientists.  Every grade four and five French and English class has participated.  The students have worked very hard and are proud of what they have accomplished.  It should be an exciting day.  

We hope you can join us!


The class will soon have a chance to experience true soapstone carving!

On Thursday of next week, we have arranged for instructor Kent Laforme to offer a 90 minute lesson on stone carving!  For a nominal $10 fee, students are “provided a pre-cut soapstone shape and are guided through a step-by-step carving process.  The carving is done using water to eliminate dust.  There is limited set-up and carvings are finished the same day.”

Here is a link to more information: www.studiostonekits.com

And here is the EMJS link for parents to direct pay to the school for the soap stone kit: https://sd61.schoolcashonline.com

No student will be deprived access to this school learning experience due to financial considerations.  Please confidentially contact the office should assistance be required.

Of course, this experience can only be available to students who will be in the class on the day the event is offered – as that’s when the instructor is there.

Here are some samples of what the final project: