Weekly Update for October 10 - 13

Hello Parents of 4C!


What a wonderful weekend it was! We had a little bit of mountains, a little bit of hot springs, and a little bit of grandparent time. I hope that you had a great weekend with your families, and didn’t eat too much turkey!


Here is a look at the week ahead




  • Mandatory lunch time meeting for all students in the Outdoor Adventures Spark


  • Sparks classes for students!


  • Hot Dog Day

  • 2:00pm - Westmount Walk-a-thon!


Reminders and “Need to Know”

  • Students were given a gear list for tomorrow’s trip. They need to have warm clothing and be prepared for all weather. It looks like a storm is forecast for Wednesday at this point, but if it tracks faster than expected, we may end up with a little bit of it tomorrow. It could snow, rain, hail, and be sunny all in one day out there. Please prepare for it all :)


Here is a look at the week in academics


Language arts

  • We will begin our monster swap project this week! Students will develop their descriptive writing in this project.

  • We will work on comprehension strategies this week to dive into some reading around waste in our world.

How can I help as a parent?

  • Read with your child every night (20 min at least)

  • ASk your child to describe their monster to you at home. See if you can draw what they describe!



  • We have looked into recycling at this point, but have not touched on reduce or reuse. This week we will begin to learn about the ways that we can reduce our production of waste.

How can I help as a parent?

  • Ask them what they can do to reduce their production of waste, and what impact they think that will have on our community, our province, our country, and our world.



  • We will focus on the areas that students struggled with on their pre test.

  • The pre-test will act like a road map to help students see where they need to focus their time and efforts during class practice times.

How can I help as a parent?

  • Practice adding and subtracting with regrouping with your child.


Social Studies

  • We are diving deeper and deeper into the stories that make Alberta what it is.

  • Students will work with their respective groups to investigate their chosen area.

How can I help as a parent?

  • Talk with your child about why they feel that stories are important for preserving and building culture.


That is about all for this week!


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.


So long for now,



Graham Campbell