What Superhero Are You?

One of the things I love about my position this year is I take the grade 3’s and spend time doing Makerspaces! Makerspaces is simply time for kids to build, design and explore the learning in a way that makes sense to them.  Our first task was to redesign ourselves as a Superhero.  Take a look at some of Forest  Glade’s Superhero’s!


List of Poems to Check Out

Hi Here is a list of the poems for you to check out.  remember to bring in your favorite one tomorrow for our activity.



Why Nobody Pets the Lion at the Zooby John Ciardi


“I Wish My Father Wouldn’t Fix Things” by Jack Prelutsky

http://www.jackprelutsky.com/flash/parentPoems/FatherNoFix.pdf (Other poems

available also in pdf.)

“The Creature in the Classroom” by Jack Prelutsky


“Harriet Tubman” by Eloise Greenfield


“If I Were in Charge of the World” by Judith Viorst


Delicious Wishes” by Douglas Florian


“Treasure” by Lee Bennett Hopkins


“I woke up this morning” by Karla Kuskin


“Ode to Family Photographs” by Gary Soto


“Concrete” (shape poem) by Karla Kuskin


“Garbage” by Valerie Worth


“Chairs” by Valerie Worth http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2007/06/15/poetryfriday/

“The Best Test” by Jeff Moss



May At A Glance

Well, it’s hard to believe May is just around the corner and we are finishing up our year so quickly.  We had to say goodbye to our 2 student teachers this week.  We wish Mr. Merheb and Miss McConnell good luck and best wishes in their teaching careers!

As the nice weather approaches it is important for children to have indoor/outdoor shoes.  Our playground is muddy and bringing in mud creates slip, trip and fall hazards as well as no one wants a muddy behind after sitting on the carpet in a pile of mud!

We have revised our school of conduct.  Please review it with your child and if there are any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the school.  I attached it in a previous post.

Key Concepts for the month of May include:

Literacy we will begin our unit on poetry, we will read and eventually write and publish our own poetry books.

Math we will be studying patterns, both in geometry as well as in multiplication and division and finding how these patterns help us multiply and divide bigger numbers.

Social Studies we will be doing 2 inquiry units.  The grade 4’s will be looking at early Civilizations and discovering how they are similar and different than ours today as well as looking at how early civilizations helped us develop.  Grade 5’s will examine the early civilization of Canada and the influence the First Nations/Metis and Inuit played in shaping our terrific country.

As always a device is recommended during our inquiry periods to help the students’ research.  We have a limited amount of devices children can use at the school.

May 10 is a special day as its CUPCAKE DAY!  Students will spend the morning learning all about cupcakes and even decorating them with 4MB.  A guest will be here to help.   HMMM, I wonder who in 4MB and Mrs. den Ouden have in common that could be coming in?  We will have to wait and see!

Again, thank you for all you do to make your chiild’s day at a school a great one.  I enjoy teaching and learning from and with your child everyday.  If at anytime you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.  I will return your call as soon as possible.

Have a terrific May,

Mrs dO.