Monday, April 23, 2018

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We were outside all weekend long enjoying the beautiful weather! We also started ball hockey! Kase is playing for the Capitals and Carter is playing for the Oilers! After school activity forms due tomorrow, as well as after care money. Please be sure to check your junk mail for your after care invoice from Freshbooks. **Spelling Bee information and lists were sent home tonight. Please keep the list available for students to study!**





A note from Alexis, Alex, and Wael about their Grade 6 Exhibition project on Child Neglect - Dear parents/ guardians,
We are Grade 6 students doing a project called exhibition. Our topic is child neglect. For our action we chose to do a clothing donation for the children that may have experienced neglect in our community. We will be donating all of the gently used clothing to the CAS and local charities. If you would like to donate any gently used clothing please place them in the box labeled Clothing Donations for the CAS and surrounding charities. It can be found by the SJA side door where you come into the school in the morning. The last day to make a donation is Wednesday, April 25.
Sincerely,

Alexis, Alex and Wael (Grade 6)

Some of our students have signed a petition to go ‘meatless’ for Mondays in May! One of the Grade 6’s Exhibition project is Animal Agriculture and part of their action is to encourage ‘meatless Mondays!’

St. Jude’s FC A new and exciting soccer program has arrived at SJA. St. Jude’s FC is the official soccer academy affiliated with SJA, which is currently taking applicants for its inaugural season. St. Jude's FC will be playing against the best REP teams around the area. Do not miss the opportunity to sign your child up to not only play against the best, but be coached by the best as well.  Please see flyer sent home for further information. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the flyer and send into Ms. Dawn. Let’s go St. Jude’s FC!!



A note from Ms. Bancud: You are now able to order for May Lunches. The deadline for May lunches is Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for April ordering.  Please make sure your child is under the correct grade. http://mydigitalmailroom.com/sja  
All payments are due on Friday, May 4th, 2018.

A group of Grade 6’s are promoting Meatless Mondays for their Exhibition project. They have come up with this month's special, which is Crispy Cauliflower Bites for $4.50 with a side of tzatziki dip that will be available every Monday! You will find more information about Meatless Mondays around the school.

Payment Instructions
  • There are two options to pay for lunches. Cash and Freshbooks. 
    • Shortly after completing your order, a Freshbooks invoice will be sent to your email.
    • It may take one or two days to process your order to Freshbooks, so please be check your email diligently for the invoice.  
  • We no longer accept cheque as a method of payment.

If you have any questions concerning the Lunch Ordering site or Freshbooks, feel free to email me at dbancud@stjudesacademy.com

Upcoming Dates & Events

Tuesday, April 24 – After school activity forms and money due

Wednesday, April 25 – Gregg Le Rock concert & Casual Day

Thursday, April 26 – Spring Fundraiser trip to Kidsport for those students who raise a minimum of $35

Saturday, April 28 – May hot lunch orders due

Friday, May 4 – May hot lunch payments due

MATH:

Today we related fractions to division. This is done when we have an improper fraction, such as 8/3. Any division question (8 divided by 5) can be written as a fraction (8/3). All we have to do is ask ourselves what is 8 / 5 and we can see that our answer will be 1 3/5. It changes into a mixed number. We can use long division for this. We also are able to show it by drawing pictures.

Fractions and Decimals:

Fractions and decimals:

Comparing Fractions:

Lowest Common Denominator

Key points to remember:

Numerator is the number on the top part of the fraction.

Denominator is the number on the bottom part of the fraction.

A proper fraction is a fraction where the smaller number is the numerator and a bigger number is the denominator. For example, ½, 3/5, 5/8.

An improper fraction is when the numerator has a bigger number and the denominator has a smaller number. For example, 12/7.

A mixed number has both a whole number and a fraction. For example, 1 ¼.

Cross-multiplication - we begin by multiplying the first numerator with the second denominator. Then we multiply the first denominator with the second numerator. For example; 3/5 and 2/4. We multiply 3 x 4 =12 and 5 x 2 = 10. Our new fractions are now 12/5 and 10/4. Whichever fraction has the bigger numerator is the bigger fraction, so from our example 3/5 is greater than (>) 2/4. For fractions that have the same denominator we do not have to do anything but look at the numerators.

Fractions to decimals - 3/10 = 0.3, 15/100 = .15, 125/100 = 1.25. We also need to keep in mind that we can covert simple fractions as well. For example; ¼ - .25, ¾ = .75, 4/5 = .80.  Remember to keep things out of 10 and 100! We can also put mixed numbers into decimals as well. For example; 2 ½ = 2.5, 2 ¾ = 2.75.

Homework:

-MMS pg 114-115



LANGUAGE:

Today we began spelling lesson #30. It is a review of the past few lessons so there will be no spelling test this week. We may begin to practice for Spelling Bee.

Homework:

-Frindle activity #4 due Tuesday
-Finish spelling lesson #30
-Read for 40 minutes

UNIT OF INQUIRY:

Today we completed a rocks and mineral scavenger hunt, where we answered questions using clues regarding rocks and minerals.

Homework:

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Rocks and Minerals Scavenger Hunt!

I hope you have a wonderful night!


Mrs. Hocevar J

Friday, April 20, 2018

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful night. Please send in the last page of report cards with your comments. After school activity forms due Tuesday.

Great job today by Honor in Ms. Jaskolka's who raised the most amount of money and got to pie Mr. Nahi in the face!! 







Way to go Honor!

Our Spring Fundraiser has officially come to an end! What a fantastic week it has been. Thank you to everyone who supported the Spring Fundraiser. We had a great time at the dance this afternoon…who knew we had such great dancers!! We will have our final total next week so stay tuned!




















So fun!

Great job to Jasmeet, Marcus, and Ronit for participating in the Earth Day house game today. It was a stinky one!!







Great job, guys!

Jarniko, Celeste, Maram came to share some information about their Grade 6 Exhibition project - Mental Health. Great job guys!





Mental Health!


Rishaan, Jonathon, and Lucas sharing information about their Grade 6 Exhibition project!

A note from Alexis, Alex, and Wael about their Grade 6 Exhibition project on Child Neglect - Dear parents/ guardians,
We are Grade 6 students doing a project called exhibition. Our topic is child neglect. For our action we chose to do a clothing donation for the children that may have experienced neglect in our community. We will be donating all of the gently used clothing to the CAS and local charities. If you would like to donate any gently used clothing please place them in the box labeled Clothing Donations for the CAS and surrounding charities. It can be found by the SJA side door where you come into the school in the morning. The last day to make a donation is Wednesday, April 25.
Sincerely,
Alexis, Alex and Wael (Grade 6)

St. Jude’s FC A new and exciting soccer program has arrived at SJA. St. Jude’s FC is the official soccer academy affiliated with SJA, which is currently taking applicants for its inaugural season. St. Jude's FC will be playing against the best REP teams around the area. Do not miss the opportunity to sign your child up to not only play against the best, but be coached by the best as well.  Please see flyer sent home for further information. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the flyer and send into Ms. Dawn. Let’s go St. Jude’s FC!!




A note from Ms. Bancud: You are now able to order for May Lunches. The deadline for May lunches is Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for April ordering.  Please make sure your child is under the correct grade. http://mydigitalmailroom.com/sja  
All payments are due on Friday, May 4th, 2018.

A group of Grade 6’s are promoting Meatless Mondays for their Exhibition project. They have come up with this month's special, which is Crispy Cauliflower Bites for $4.50 with a side of tzatziki dip that will be available every Monday! You will find more information about Meatless Mondays around the school.

Payment Instructions
  • There are two options to pay for lunches. Cash and Freshbooks. 
    • Shortly after completing your order, a Freshbooks invoice will be sent to your email.
    • It may take one or two days to process your order to Freshbooks, so please be check your email diligently for the invoice.  
  • We no longer accept cheque as a method of payment.

If you have any questions concerning the Lunch Ordering site or Freshbooks, feel free to email me at dbancud@stjudesacademy.com

After school activity forms are due by Tuesday, April 24.
Upcoming Dates & Events

Tuesday, April 24 – After school activity forms and money due

Wednesday, April 25 – Gregg Le Rock concert & Casual Day

Thursday, April 26 – Spring Fundraiser trip to Kidsport for those students who raise a minimum of $35

Saturday, April 28 – May hot lunch orders due

Friday, May 4 – May hot lunch payments due

MATH:

Today we related fractions to decimals. This lesson relates back to our previous unit of decimals. Here are some examples; Please see more examples below!

Fractions and decimals:

Comparing Fractions:

Lowest Common Denominator

Key points to remember:

Numerator is the number on the top part of the fraction.

Denominator is the number on the bottom part of the fraction.

A proper fraction is a fraction where the smaller number is the numerator and a bigger number is the denominator. For example, ½, 3/5, 5/8.

An improper fraction is when the numerator has a bigger number and the denominator has a smaller number. For example, 12/7.

A mixed number has both a whole number and a fraction. For example, 1 ¼.

Cross-multiplication - we begin by multiplying the first numerator with the second denominator. Then we multiply the first denominator with the second numerator. For example; 3/5 and 2/4. We multiply 3 x 4 =12 and 5 x 2 = 10. Our new fractions are now 12/5 and 10/4. Whichever fraction has the bigger numerator is the bigger fraction, so from our example 3/5 is greater than (>) 2/4. For fractions that have the same denominator we do not have to do anything but look at the numerators.

Fractions to decimals - 3/10 = 0.3, 15/100 = .15, 125/100 = 1.25. We also need to keep in mind that we can covert simple fractions as well. For example; ¼ - .25, ¾ = .75, 4/5 = .80.  Remember to keep things out of 10 and 100! We can also put mixed numbers into decimals as well. For example; 2 ½ = 2.5, 2 ¾ = 2.75.

Homework:






LANGUAGE:

Today we had our spelling test for lesson #29. Next weeks lesson will be a review so there will be no spelling test. We also began to write a magazine article on our perfect house in preparation for our OWA assessment on our perfect classroom.

Homework:

-Frindle activity #4 due Tuesday
-Sign and return spelling test #29 – wrong words written out 10 x
-Finish magazine article on your perfect house

UNIT OF INQUIRY:

Today we began discussing mining and the pros and cons associated with mining.

Homework:

-Finish mining questions 1-4 from our reading today

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the weather!!


Mrs. Hocevar J