Our Daily Schedule

Our Daily Schedule
Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10th


I hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend.

A couple of quick reminders:
·      Tomorrow is Day 1.
·      Permission forms and waiver forms were sent home for our upcoming ski trips in the new year. These must be returned and signed by TOMORROW Tuesday, December 11thfor those attending.
·      The lunch website has opened for the month of January – it will close on December 19that 3 p.m. The special for the month of January is French Toast with fruit.
·      Aftercare invoices are due on December 15th; if you are unsure if you have any owing amount, please email Ms. Chiappetta at echiappetta@stjudesacademy.com
Gym – The students started the day doing gym with Mr. Orr, which you can read about on his blog (http://tysonorr.blogspot.com)

Inquiry into Math – Today, we extended our knowledge of decimals by learning how to multiply decimals by one-digit whole numbers. It’s actually very easy! Let’s say you are multiplying 1.698 by 2. It can be done in 4 simple steps:
1.    Estimate. 1.698 rounds to 2; 2 x 2 = 4
2.    Remove the decimal.
a.    1.698à1698
3.    Multiply.
a.    1698 x 2 = 3396
4.    Replace the decimal.
a.    3396à3.396





Inquiry into Math – In the afternoon, we extended our knowledge further by learning how to divide decimals by one-digit whole numbers. Let’s say you are dividing 1.698 by 2. It can be done in 4 simple steps:
1.    Estimate. 1.698 rounds to 2; 2 / 2 = 1
2.    Remove the decimal.
a.    1.698à1698
3.    Divide.
a.    1698 / 2 = 849
4.    Replace the decimal.
a.    849à0.849









Our final math assessment for the decimals unit will be this Friday.

Inquiry into the Human Body – Today, we continued our inquiry into the human body. We wrote our quiz on the skeletal system. We then began our inquiry into the circulatory system. We learned about the heart and how blood is carried throughout the body.




For homework:


All homework for the day is placed here, but time may have been given in class to complete this work.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns by email, and I will respond as quickly as possible.


Mr. Conte

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7th


I hope you’ve all had a great week. We have had a SUPER busy day today with a lot of writing. 

A couple of quick reminders:
·      Monday is a Day 6.
·      For any students attending the Skate being planned by the parent guild, forms are due back with money on Monday, December 10th.
·      Permission forms and waiver forms were sent home last week for our upcoming ski trips in the new year. These must be returned and signed by Tuesday, December 11thfor those attending.
·      The lunch website has opened for the month of January – it will close on December 19that 3 p.m. The special for the month of January is French Toast with fruit.
·      Aftercare invoices are due on December 15th; if you are unsure if you have any owing amount, please email Ms. Chiappetta at echiappetta@stjudesacademy.com
Inquiry into Language – We started our day by writing our week 13 spelling test.

After this, we wrote our term two DRAs. I am hoping to have those marked this weekend, so we can set goals for reading and writing this term.









French – In the afternoon, we had French with Mme. Rawan, which you can read about on her blog (https://mmerawansja.blogspot.com).

After French, we wrote our term two OWA pre-assessment.




Inquiry into Math – Today, we learned how to multiply whole numbers by 0.1, 0.01, and 0.001. When you multiply a whole number by a whole number, the number is a whole number and it gets larger. 

When you multiply a whole number by a decimal, it gets smaller.
·      When you multiply a whole number by 0.1, the decimal moves one place to the left.
·      When you multiply a whole number by 0.01, the decimal moves two places to the left.
·      When you multiply a whole number by 0.001, the decimal moves three places to the left.
Since 0.1, 0.01, and 0.001 are equal to 1/10, 1/100, and 1/1000 respectively, we can compare multiplying decimals to dividing by whole numbers.
·      Multiply by 0.1 = decimal moves one space to the left = divide by 10
·      Multiply by 0.01 = decimal moves two spaces to the left = divide by 100
·      Multiply by 0.001 = decimal moves three spaces to the left = divide by 1000







For homework:


All homework for the day is placed here, but time may have been given in class to complete this work.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns by email, and I will respond as quickly as possible.


Mr. Conte

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Thursday, December 6th


I look forward to seeing everyone tonight at the student led conferences!

A couple of quick reminders:
·      Tomorrow is Day 5.
·      Permission forms and waiver forms were sent home last week for our upcoming ski trips in the new year. These must be returned and signed by Tuesday, December 11thfor those attending.
·      Aftercare invoices are due on December 15th; if you are unsure if you have any owing amount, please email Ms. Chiappetta at echiappetta@stjudesacademy.com
Inquiry into Math – Today, we learned how to divide decimals by 10, 100, 1000, and 10000. It’s actually super easy! We have a rule: When dividing decimals by multiples of 10, however many zeros there are, you move the decimal that many places to the left. For example:
·      17790 / 10 = 1779 (Decimal move one space to the left)
·      17790 / 100 = 177.9 (Decimal moves two spaces to the left)
·      17790 / 1000 = 17.79 (Decimal moves three spaces to the left)
·      17790 / 10000 = 1.779 (Decimal moves four spaces to the left)











After this, we had some reflection time to practice for the student led conferences tonight.

Music – We practiced our Christmas concert song with Mr. Oliver today. It’s coming along very well.


Inquiry into the Human Body – We worked together as a class to identify different bones in the body, and we worked on common sayings related to the body.


After this, we spent the remainder of the afternoon building our own skeletons! We had so much fun, and made such a mess.














For homework:
·      Read for 20 minutes.
·      Practice for the Christmas concert
·      Study for spelling test (tomorrow)
·      MMS Pg. 56 – 59 (due Friday)
All homework for the day is placed here, but time may have been given in class to complete this work.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns by email, and I will respond as quickly as possible.


Mr. Conte

Monday, December 10th

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend. A couple of quick reminders: ·        Tomorrow is Day 1. ...