Weekly Update for October 16 - 19

Hello Parents of 4C!


What a great weekend for being outside in the leaves! We had some mountain time this weekend, and Fisher was again experimenting with what is edible and not edible in nature. So far, dirt is firmly on the edible list… but we are working to curb that :)


Here is a look at the week ahead


  • Outdoor Adventures Day trip to Sandy McNabb. (Mr. Campbell is away this day and a guest teacher will be filling in for the day.)


  • A First Nations knowledge keeper is coming to talk with the students focusing on the first nations perspective about the significance of the drum, song, and stories. He will be sharing his knowledge of the history of first nations people in Alberta.
  • Students focusing on the immigrant perspective will have a field trip to the museum


  • PD Day. No school for students.


Here is a look at the week in academics


Language arts

  • We have drawn our monsters, and now it is time to start working on the writing piece! The students will be challenged to use descriptive language, and form many different sentence structures.
  • We will continue diving into more reading strategies.

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 will continue to look at the ways that we (all people) impact the world with the waste we produce, and how we as individuals can make a positive difference.

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 be flexibly grouping students this week to help target their area(s) of need regarding addition. The students will go to one of the three grade 4 rooms during math time, and have targeted time to work on their skills.

How can I help as a parent?

  • Practice adding and subtracting with regrouping with your child.


Social Studies

  • Students will continue seeking an understanding of how the stories that make up Alberta’s past are influential in how Alberta looks today.

How can I help as a parent?

  • Talk with your child about their specific group this week. What are they doing in their group? What influence does the ast have on the present?


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


Grade 4 Teacher

Grade 4-6 Outdoor Education Teacher

Westmount School,

240 Westland Street

Okotoks, Alberta, T1S 2J5

(403) 995 ­ 4824


"In wilderness lies the hope of the world"