GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

Time “Marches” On – Week 26 at GCS

on March 5, 2017

A good evening to you all,

Hope you all stayed safe on this blustery day!

School Spirit Day & Championship Basketball Game

Please join us at Holland College this Monday, March 6th, at 6:00 PM, and help us cheer our Sr. Girls Basketball team to a gold medal victory!  There will be a small admission cost associated- $5/adult and $2/student to help cover the costs of the event.

Students are strongly encouraged to wear their GCS apparel to school on Monday as well.

New Student

We are pleased to welcome Angela Fu our classroom. Angela is a grade four ESL student and I am sure the others will make her feel comfortable in our school.

Mathletics March Madness Competition

Get your math brains on, students! The elementary classes have entered a national competition through Mathletics, an award winning interactive site that aims to improve maths skills through fun activities linked to the Canadian curriculum. Students earn points by completing activities and answering questions in Live Mathletics competitions. We are hoping the enthusiasm surrounding this competition grows and will help to increase our students’ math skills. And, who knows? We may even win a prize. J

For the duration of this competition, I am allowing students to bring in devices so that, when they are finished of the required daily work, they can spend time doing Mathletics. This does not mean that you have to send in a device if you are not comfortable doing so! Students who do not have a device can use school computers if they are available. Any devices that come in will be kept in a safe place in the classroom when not in use and will be sent home at the end of the day.

Students can do Mathletics activities at home as well as in class. As long as they are connected to the internet and not using an offline Mathletics app, the points that they earn will count toward the competition.

Happy math-ing!

Mandarin Classes

GCS is proud to announce the beginning of Mandarin classes for elementary students. We look forward to welcoming Mrs. Lin who will teach Mandarin starting this Wednesday.

Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Reading Club flyers went home last week.  Please don’t feel you need to place an order, but if you would like to order a book for your child, the order form and the money is due on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. All cheques are made payable to Scholastic Canada. If you have any questions, please contact kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Perry.

Winter Carnival

Grace Christian School WINTER CARNIVAL is March 13th to 17th.

Show your school spirit and join in the fun by participating in our theme days! Remember that modest, clean, neat and appropriate is always the rule! Winter Carnival is organized and sponsored by G.C.S. Student Council.

Monday: PAJAMA DAY – A student favorite! Wear your favorite pajamas to school but
don’t forget to wake up!

Tuesday: DECADE DAY – Dress up like people from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or any other decade from the past. Raid your parents’ closets!

Wednesday: RED CARPET / PRINCE & PRINCESS DAY – Dress up in formal celebration
clothes today. Wear a crown or a tiara if you want.

Thursday: DISNEY DAY – Have you got a costume? Great. Are you a creative mind who
can make one? Great. If not, join in the day by wearing a t-shirt or sweat-shirt, or carrying something with a Disney character motif.

Friday: SKIING at BROOKVALE (grades 3-12)

The Grade 3 Cooking Show

Grade Three Cooking Show

Next week the grade 3 students will be doing a presentation on how to make their favorite sandwich or another simple food for our unit on procedural writing. Students will need to practice their presentation at home to make it professional. Also, students will need to bring all their materials to class on the day of the presentation, which will either be next Wednesday or Thursday. We will make a formal schedule of who will present on which day at the end of this week. I can’t wait to see these little chefs in action!

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

Grade 3

  • Wednesday – Math Test 19
  • Thursday –
  • Friday – Spelling Test 19

Grade 4

  • Tuesday – Language Test 7
  • Wednesday – Math Test 10
  • Friday – Spelling Test 19

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