Grade 4 & 5 Linden School

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This week


Hi Everyone,

As always, we are having a very busy week.  Music night is just part of it.  Try to keep reading your books for 20 minutes a night and writing twice a week for 20 minutes.  Also, make sure you post your social justice/environmental issue blog post.


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March Break


So what’s the go for March Break?  Essentially, read your novel, that you chose.  Remember your novel needs to have a message.  Some great examples are books such as, ‘The Breadwinner’ or ‘Wonder’.  You need to have this book read by Monday, 26th March.

Also, you can start working on your ‘Rants’.  This is due on the 4th April.  Whilst this seems a long time from now, I would suggest putting some thought and work into it.

Click here to find out what it is

Don’t forget to work on learning your timetables.  Concentrate on the ones that don’t come easily to you.

The times tables challenge will be up and running when we get back.  Here are some of the ones that many of you have trouble with:









Learn these and you will be a math wiz.  Try playing Millionaire math at home.  Click here for the link.

Have a wonderful March break.  Rest, recuperate and most of all have fun!  

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Science Fair


I hope everyone has had a well deserved long, family day weekend. What an amazing evening it was on Thursday!  I am so proud of my class, without exception their projects were above and beyond.  The calibre of project was well above grade level.

Now we are instantly moving on to the next project.  Stay tuned for an olympic themed blog post, due next Monday. Click here for more details.

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Canadian Currency


Yesterday in class we were examining Canadian money.  We explored the various Canadian icons found on our notes and coins, like the Bluenose schooner and loons.  This examination included the Queen and some other significant people.  We learned about who these people were and why they are deemed important enough to be on our currency.

But choosing people to represent our nation can be controversial.  For this reason I gave the class the opportunity to voluntarily find out why the $10 note has been in the media lately.  Two students (Penguin and Storm) took up the challenge and presented their findings this morning.  Click here to see what Penguin discovered.


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Welcome Back


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break.  We are hitting the ground running this term, with a lot to amazing things on the calendar.

Have your science fair question ready for the first day of school.  We will be working hard on our projects.

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Social studies project due next week


Extension Granted: Project due Monday 18th December at the latest

All the class are working very hard to complete their social studies projects.  Most students need to work on them at home.

Click here for all the criteria 

Last week one of the grade 4 students already presented a completed project, on ancient Egypt and what an amazing job she did.  Her project was part poster board and part slide show.  She addressed all the criteria and her research is impeccable.

Do a great job, the bar has been set very high!

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Social Justice Data Fair


What a great morning!  After all our hard work, our projects for the social justice data fair were fantastic.  Thank you so much to the parents who came to check them out.

I promised the class if they worked really hard (which they did) and if they completed their passports to an exemplary level, then we could have a pie party on Monday.  Well the verdict is; looks like we are having a pie party on Monday.  Students are welcome to bring a pie along and I will bring a couple too.  If you have any suggestions for the type of pie, then leave me a comment.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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What another amazing week


So amazed this week with my brilliant students.  Check out the fantastic book reviews on the students blogs.  As part of her interview presentation, one of our bloggers, interviewed an interviewer, on live radio this week.  Wow!

Also, the whole class has been working really hard on their social studies projects and their social justice data fair projects, all at once.  So busy!

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Book reviews are due Tuesday


Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that the book reviews are due on Tuesday.  Check out the homework page for more details.

Some students have already completed theirs.  Check out Artstars, click here for a look.

Also, a reminder of the expectation for our morning presentations.  Click here if you need to clarify them.  There are often some confusion between the journalist and the social justice issue.

Have a great Linden long weekend, you have all earned it!

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Social Studies Project and Book Review


Well, we are certainly busy at the moment.  Make sure you get on to your book review right away.  You may feel like you have plenty of time, but you will be surprised how fast that can go.

Also, make sure you are on top of you social studies project.  Every week, we will cover each element in class, so you know what needs to be included.

Bring in any materials, that you need to work on in class.  That way I can help you.

Check the homework link

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