Ice Skating in January!

skating-dogWe will be going ice skating in January, 2017! There are three Fridays to skate – Jan. 6th, 13th and 20th.  Each class has a scheduled time. Division 3 will be skating in the afternoons at MSA Arena, across Emerson Street from Centennial Pool. We leave the school at 12 noon, and should be putting on our skates at 12:15  Can you come to help with tying skates? It would be very appreciated! Parents can also join students on the ice skating; bring your own skates, or rent from MSA.   

We require students to wear helmets, and mittens or gloves are strongly suggested.  It is best to wear long socks that are not too thin, especially for those who are renting skates.

Students must complete a field trip-form (skating-2017 attached). As this is a higher risk activity, there are many places which require a parent initial; it also must be signed by a witness.

Parents should go to schoolcashonline.com to pay. Please complete the second form to indicate size of skates if you are renting.

Music for our Christmas songs

We are learning A Porcupine in a Pine Tree. Here is the music to accompany the song: CLICK HERE. Click here for the lyrics:porcupine in a pine tree lyrics

We are also learning Sleigh Ride. Click on the arrow to play.

We will be performing on Dec. 15, at 1:15 pm and 6:15 pm. Hope you can make it!

Students should arrive at 6 pm – please do not arrive early. Thank you!

Games to practice multiplication

Fruit Shoot and other games

pic-multiplication

Learning multiplication facts is important. We use multiplication every day, and knowing facts makes your life easier.

You can practice on your computer, with flashcards from a dollar store, with a game on paper, and with apps on devices like ipads, ipods and iphones. Here are some suggestions:

Free apps for multiplication :         Math Kid  

My Math Flashcards    Math Academy      Math Drills Lite

Math Champions     ArithmeTick       Multiplication Genius      Times Table Quiz

Computer sites and games:

aplusmath.com/flashcards

sumdog.com 

 xtramath.com   

multiplication.com

Games to print out and card games:

Four in a Row         Doubles and Halves   

 Double Double Double game to multiply

Move 1                 Tic tac toe multiply       Multiples of Three    Stack Em Up for 8

Games to Play with a Deck of Cards      Multiplication_Squares_Game

 

Learning about the Coast Salish people

Salish village
In class we are learning about how the Coast Salish people lived. We are studying housing, food and transportation. Later we will study trading between villages.
Here is an amazing website to see what a village was like:             SFU On-line Museum

    You can travel through the village, go into the houses, and walk into the forest to learn about their history.  It is worth a visit!

More Practice of Continent and Oceans

world-map-pic

  1. Click on this site first.
  2. Then test how you are doing by clicking here.
  3.  This sorting activity takes some time. You need to decide on the category you will use, such as “Asia” or “oceans”. Read the instructions as you go. You do NOT need to log in to play.
  4. Finally, try this quiz! It gives you the name at the top and you need to click on the correct dot. Press play.  It is timed!